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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tropical Fishes (PocketExpert Guide)

The latest addition to the best-selling PocketExpert Guide aquatic book series from Microcosm, Tropical Fishes offers detailed profiles of over 500 freshwater fish species, including all readily available aquarium choices and scores of seldom seen, rare, and recently discovered species that will be of great interest to hobbyists, such as livebearers, catfishes, cichlids, tetras, barbs, loaches,

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Freshwater Aquarium Problem Solver (Animal Planet Pet Care Library)

Use this as your troubleshooting companion to address a range of both common and infrequent freshwater aquarium needs, from keeping the water balanced and clear and maintaining equipment to plant choices and how to handle lost or missingSale Price:$8.25Read

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's a Hummingbird's Life

An intimate view of the busy, fascinating world of theseSale Price:$11.95Read

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes

Whether you are a dedicated tropical fish hobbyist, researcher, dealer, or wildlife agent, Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes offers a reliable zoogeographical method of listing species for a unique and simplified approach to fish identification. With hundreds of taxonomic changes since the previous edition, the Atlas incorporates a common name index as well as a scientific name

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Apple iPad MD328LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) NEWEST MODEL

Apple iPad MD328LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) NEWEST MODELSale Price:$529.99Read

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Want to Manufacture iPhones, Other Smart Phones?

Even though their outside cases are mostly plastic, iPhones and other smart phones contain quite a bit of metal, all of it precision cut to fit into what is essentially a miniature computer. This is not metal that you buy at the hardware store. It has to be ordered from companies like Industrial Metal Supply Company (IMS), a full line metal distributor since 1948.

Now over 60 years old, IMS is known for its huge inventory of metals, including various allows, shapes and sizes, plus specialty

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Hummingbirds Woodgrain Music Box Plays Wind Beneath Wings

This beautifully trimmed Music Box / Jewelry Box makes the perfect gift. The Sankyo brand musical movement is enclosed in glass for an added touch of luxury. Use the photo opening to add your own special touch ofSale Price:$29.99Read

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Setup and Care of Freshwater Aquariums (Animal Planet Pet Care Library)

This book simplifies the setup of a freshwater aquarium. Find out the items necessary to maintain an attractive and thriving aquarium, from equipment and décor to the best food choices for your aquaticSale Price:$6.00Read

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Basics of a Fish Tank Filter

Author: Dr.Twert

A fish tank filter can be one of the most important parts of your fish tank, especially when it comes to keeping the tank clean and fish healthy. You often will not even notice how well the fish tank filter is working unless it stops working. Once the fish tank filters stops working, the garbage can pile up quickly and things can start going downhill fast.

If you already

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Choosing The Right Size Fish Tank

Author: Mark Fazoli



Have you recently decided that you would like to take up fish keeping as a hobby? If so, have you already developed of collection of fish to display in your home or in your office? Regardless of which type of fish you would like to purchase, you will need to buy an aquarium, if you haven't already done so. Unfortunately, when it comes to purchasing a fish tank,

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TV Babysitter

Guest post of the week by Val Flores

Before I had children, I had all these preconceived ideas about how I was going to raise children whenever I had them. There was no way I was ever going to let them sit in front of a television and ruin their minds with everything that television has to offer. Little did I know what was ahead for me. With my first child, I tried to stick to my guns as much

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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Everything Tropical Fish Book (Everything Series)

With over 4 million sold, our Everything "RM" books are just too good to pass up. Each book in the Everything "RM" series is packed with clear, concise information that is written in a fun, engaging style. The large trim-size, bright colors, and great price attract readers, and over 300 pages of unparalled content and two-color illustrations keep themSale Price:$5.98Read

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The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquarium

The key to becoming a dedicated aquarium hobbyist is to succeed with your first aquarium. The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums concentrates on providing you with a complete plan and all the information you need to choose and use the right-for-you aquarium equipment and the right-for-you fish and plants: it wants you to succeed. The information is presented in a completely straightforward

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Shimmering Hummingbird Spiral

Shimmering hummingbird spiral Laser engraved mobile captures reflects and refracts light as it spins in the wind capturing dazzling rays of sunlight. Featuresthree beautifully crafted pairs of graduated sized hummingbirds. 20çSale Price:$7.98Read

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Of Pools and Hummingbirds

Swimming pools are great features for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. The birds may not drink out of your swimming pool. They get all the water they need from but your hummingbird feeders.

But the moisture added to the atmosphere by evaporation from your swimming is good for the plants that attract hummingbirds. And, of course, you get to enjoy the beauty of blooming plants reflected in sparkling water. Just be sure to hang your hummingbird feeders where you can see them easily from

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Clear the Windows. See Every Hummingbird!

Central Texas is hummingbird heaven. It is in the center of the north-south migration routes of hundreds of species of birds and butterflies, but for some reason, hummers are the general favorite. There must be more hummingbird feeders per square mile here than any other place.

Some people sort of arrange their day around watching hummingbirds: morning coffee time if the feeders are on the east side of the house; cocktail hour if the feeders are on the west side, and so on. But far too many

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Tropical Fish Hobbyist

The World's Leading Aquarium Magazine for Over Half a Century, has been the best source of accurate, fascinating, up-to-the-minute information on the aquarium hobby, from small freshwater tanks to wall-sized reef tanks and even beautifully landscaped garden ponds. Now TFH is better than ever, with expert authors and world-class photography sure to educate and entertain hobbyists from beginner to

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The Essential Freshwater Aquarium (Essential Guides Series)

* Aquarium Set-up and Maintenance* Selecting Fish* Fish Nutrition* Keeping Fish HealthyOwning an aquarium is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about setting up a freshwater aquarium, choosing the right fish for you and keeping your fish in the best of health in The Essential Freshwater Aquarium. Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to maintain a

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Creating a Hummingbird Garden

Turn your garden into a glorious haven for hummingbirds. Here are the basics on planning, planting, and maintaining a beautiful outdoor space that will lure these tiny creatures and give you hours of gardening pleasure. This charmingly illustrated volume provides a variety of garden plans, including essential information on hardiness zones, soil conditions, and sun and shade preferences, and is packed with facts on the lives and habits of hummingbirds. When your winged guests linger in your

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes: Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda

The most comprehensive field guide available to the tropical fishes of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. All 417 photographs are in full color, capturing the natural beauty of the fishes on coral reefs and other habitats of tropical marine waters. The species photographs are keyed to full text descriptions of more than 400 species, each with its own range

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500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species

Expert advice on freshwater aquarium fish. Illustrated in full color, this comprehensive reference includes 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding, along with a recommended aquarium setup. Practical and well organized, this book is tailored to the needs of a wide range of freshwater-aquarium hobbyists.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Hummingbird Mirror Set

Triple your decorating power with this lovely matching mirror set! Screened graphics beautify a three part hummingbird scene with the luminous look of colorful stained glass. Hook on back for hanging. MDF wood frame with glass; decal. Center mirror: 12 3/4 inches x 1/2 inches x 17 3/4 inches high; side mirrors: 9 3/4 inches x 1/2 inches x 17 3/4 inches high. Set ofSale Price:$888.00Read

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iPad 3? iPad HD? Who cares? I just want it!

Rumors say then new version of iPad will be the iPad HD, rather than iPad 3, as speculators and Apple fans have been calling it. The new iPad will have the same capacities and prices as the old models with twice the screen resolution.

I could not care less what they call it. I just want one.

I have been waiting for a higher-resolution iPad to come out ever since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 with new hi-res screen. You knew the iPad would be next, but it has seemed like

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BEST MONEY I SPENT ALL YEAR

Authored by Leandro Delgado

Thank goodness that we have wireless internet in my area! I got an iPad for Christmas and absolutely love it! It is the first wireless device that I have gotten. We have always had a desk top computer. I often dreamed about how nice it would be to be able to check you e-mail in the bed or look at magazines on-line when I got up in the morning, without having to sit at the computer. Now, I know what I was missing. It is fabulous! I like to take my iPad with me

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moving to a new house

Posted by Gaylord Campbell

We just moved to our new home. The kids are bored out of their minds and I don’t have any extra attention to give them because I am so busy unpacking and managing all the details of moving into the new house, getting the kids registered for school, and setting up our new lives. There are so many details, phone calls, paperwork, and dates/times to keep up with right now, I feel like my head is about to explode. One thing I’m debating right now is whether to

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Tropical Flakes - 1 lb Fish Food

Our Tropical Flakes are a fine food for all tropical fish. They are a mixture of Color Flake, Spirulina Flake and Staple Flake Foods. While our Tropical Flakes are designed as a full diet for all fish, we recommend supplemental feedings of our Crumbles of various sizes as well since fish like variety in diet.

Our Tropical Flakes are an ideal food for tetras, barbs, gouramis, bettas, guppies,

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

The World of the Hummingbird

The hummingbird is a compact wonder of physiology, and has long been a source of fascination for observers of the natural world. This tiny creature is a record breaker on many fronts, from its highly efficient use of food for energy to its staggeringly impressive annual long-distance migrations. The mystery and achievement of the hummingbird has clearly made its mark. A zoologist by training and a bird lover by nature, author Robert Burton marries a rigorous scientific knowledge about these

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ready Your Pool for Hummingbird Season

Depending on where you live it may still be winter now, but hummingbird season is coming. Before the hummingbirds return, be sure you are ready to get outside and enjoy watching them while playing outdoors.

Do you have a swimming pool? Maybe it needs to be refurbished for use later this year. One quick and inexpensive way to make your pool look great is by installing a new liner. Swimming pool liners come in a wide range of colors and textures to seal leaks and make your old pool look

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Apple iPad 2 MC773LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi + AT&T 3G, Black) NEWEST MODEL

Apple iPad XX4LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi + AT&T 3G, Black) NEWEST MODELSale Price:$634.00Read

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Reef Fish Identification - Tropical Pacific

Finally, a comprehensive fish identification guide covering the fish-rich reefs of the Pacific. It contains 2,500 underwater photographs of 2,000 species from four of the best marine life authors/photographers in the business. Their collaboration makes it possible for underwater naturalists to identify fishes from Thailand to Tahiti with a single, compact, easy-to-use, no-nonsense reference. 108

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freshwater Aquariums

Practical and entertaining, this is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to setting up and maintaining an aquarium full of healthy, thriving freshwater fish. Presented in the lively, highly readable style of The Complete Idiot's Guide series, it reveals the mysteries of buying aquarium equipment, setting up the tank, choosing the fish, ongoing care, nutrition, sickness and health, breeding and

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Texas Independence Day!

Happy Texas Independence Day, y'all!



Since the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo starts about this time of year, when I was kid, our school (and many others) celebrated Go Texan Day on March 2. On that day we were supposed to wear western wear to school if we had it, and most of us did. In those days, as soon as the Christmas departments were cleared away, department stores like Foley's in downtown Houston set up western wear departments for rodeo season.

But the real importance of

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