Saturday, September 14, 2013


Camping Out in Poortland, Oregon.

A year ago I wrote about my wonderful experience being questioned by Portland's Finest.  I've kind of kept away from the Ira Keller Fountain since then not just because it's a boring and ugly eye sore but because I like living in a country where the police don't pop out of nowhere demanding to see "your papers".  If I wanted that I'd move to North Korea.

Recently though I braved a visit with a camera because I read it's been attracting Portland's homeless population.

I spent about 5 minutes there once and within minutes brought down two Portland Police Officers but a bunch of homeless people camping out for days doesn't get them to drop their doughnuts no way. 

  The Ira Keller who had a fountain named for him wasn't very popular among the Jewish business people of Portland whose neighborhood was declared a slum and torn down by him to make a nice homeless camp.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                           The Aquarium is starting to get some sunlight in the afternoon so I was able to take a pretty good photo. 

Monday, September 02, 2013

Picture of Nerite Snails in Sunlight surrounded by other fish. 

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Cherry Red Shrimp.  Having problems getting a population of these smaller colorful shrimp established.  The Amano Shrimp have all survived since I introduced them four months ago but these guys have not thrived at all.  Yesterday I checked the water quality and noticed some greater then 0 ppm of Ammonia so I did a 50% water change.  Perhaps that has been the issue.  I have only been changing about 5 gallons of water a week for my 29 gallon aquarium.  I believe I will monitor the ammonia levels weekly now just to keep an eye on that. 
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