I've just finished up three ponds I'll be putting up on Etsy sometime on Friday once the resin is completely set. These will range from $20 for the small, $25 for the medium, and $40 for the largest. I'll post a link to the listings once they're up. This will be the only chance to buy some, since I won't have time to make more for Etsy until April when I don't have any shows to attend.
Speaking of fish:
My goldfish have devised a way to get my attention 100% of the time. Before they used to push the river rock around the bottom of their tank so it'd make this really loud clacking noise. This didn't work most of the time. So Mirin (the larger of the two) found something that worked better.
He's figured out how to free the bubble wand in the tank by bumping into the suction cups that hold it down. Once it's free, it makes this really loud, high pitched noise that drives me crazy. I'm usually at the tank a minute later, up to my armpit in cold water to smoosh the wand back into place, all while Mirin decides to nibble my hand/arm while it's in the water.
i've had some trouble finding good resin that doesn't set with thousands of tiny bubbles. ; __ ;
i use this cheap two-part resin that i also got from michaels, however even though i made sure to stir slowly and gently it still managed to get many tiny bubbles in it. but i never thought of doing it in layers, so that's a wonderful idea!! the next time i work with it i'll try that and see about using a hair drier to see if that would help, as well.
Those two are the only friendly fish I have. I have a tropical tank with glo-fish and they're...eh. Don't have much personality to them, but they're pretty at least. My rainbow shark used to be pretty sociable until his Dwarf Gourami buddy died. Now he just hides during the day. :/
Poor shark ;; I hear they're territorial and I'm overrun with platies, otherwise I'd like to have a rainbow shark- they look nice and cool. I'm sorry yours is sad now;;
They all do have different personalities. I had bettas back in college (4) and each was completely different from the others. If I had room I'd use my 10 gallon tank and set up a betta/shrimp tank.
And that is pretty comical xD especially how you say they're waiting at the top of the fish for you now when they do it LOL
Does their nibbling hurt? (never had pet fish, have no clue)
They drive my husband nuts. lol If you're not there to feed them in time, they push the rocks around the tank to get someone's attention. They did that all morning and ended up waking up my husband, who had to feed them to get them to stop. XD
Nope, not really. They don't have teeth so it just feels like you're getting gummed to death. lol