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About CaptainJess

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  • Birthday 17/07/1991

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  1. I could quite happily watch my fish tank for hours. It’s very therapeutic. It’s also interesting to see the different groups and personalities that form. Fish have little quirks that you pick up on as the community develops. For instance, we have a little tetra we named Steve. He has survived an ick outbreak, algae bloom and the rest of his school dying off. He’s quite a survivor. He’s been alone in the tank for about a month or so. We felt so bad for him but we needed to do a full replenish of the water and a thorough clean before we got any more fish. Now we’ve got it all sorted, we got more tetras the other day as I mentioned above. As soon as we floated the new tetras in their bag, Steve was up and trying to get to them. When we released them, he instantly started schooling with them and he immediately perked up. I swear to god, he was leading them around the tank like he was showing them the lay of the land. It was so cute and he has looked so much healthier and happier. Having an aquarium is a lot more work than you think, but it’s definitely a discussion piece with every guest in our house and it’s awesome to see it everytime you come home.
  2. Got a nice little $15 on WSW to win the FFA Cup at $23 for a $345 return. Also put $30 on a WSW GF win at $14 for a return of $420. I'm liking my bets at the moment. Both cash out options are equal or more than my original outlays ATM, so I could go out while I'm ahead if I want
  3. Balks and I have a 180L freshwater tank. We've had various fish over the past two years. Definitely go fresh water, marine is a bitch to maintain. Try to avoid real plants. They can throw the tank levels out quite easily. Stick with plastic plants to begin with. You can always introduce them later if you want when you get more confident. The main tip I can give you is keep your pH at 7.0 and you'll have half the battle won. Most tropical fish will be quite comfortable at that level. You sound like you're cycling the tank, so that's a good start. In terms of fish, guppies are good but take Jack's word for it. Make sure to have more females than males. Tetras are awesome for small tanks. You can get so many types and they look great when they school. I prefer the red and blue neon tetras but we've had rummy nose, congo and rosy tetras too. Platys and mollies are good sizes too for small tanks. It depends whether your son wants a few or just one or two bigger ones. If he wants some bigger ones, go with a gourami. We had two lovely blue dwarf gouramis at one point. We had to give one away due to it getting aggressive with the other one but the remaining one was quite content in the tank with the smaller fish. He was slower than the tetras and guppies so he never bothered chasing them. Unfortunately, through a series of terrible events, we ended up losing a lot of our fish over a 3-4 month period. However, we've got the tank back to a great condition and we've just started introducing some more fish. We got a bunch of tetras and platys the other day along with a beast of a plecco who we hope will keep the tank clean. We're looking at getting some more tetras along with some silver dollars and angel fish in the next few weeks. I'm not sure where you are based, but we use Le Aquatic at Lansvale for our fish. They are very well stocked and their set-up is amazing. They know their stuff and the fish are good quality. Stick clear of pet-shop fish.
  4. Lol having some flashbacks here. Be prepared for some backlash Hughsey. You and I seem to be in a minority around here. I completely agree with all your points. I was shot down in the Off Topic forum about a year ago after posting how excited I was to be taking the next step in my career and actually managing a team of interns. I did every home game and multiple W-League and NYL games in S1 as an unpaid media assistant. Most people in my industry have done similar roles as students or graduates. Now I'm in the position I wanted to be when I started that internship and I had job offers being thrown at me last time I was looking for a role. This. If you want to work in a competitive industry or improve your resume, these type of roles are the way to do it. Often (not always) these roles are pretty flexible and give you access to contacts and a professional reference in the industry to put on your resume. I consciously chose to work nights and weekends in order to support myself AND do these type of roles. In the end, if these positions HAD to be paid, they wouldn't be offered at all. And where does that leave all the graduates? Yeah this isn't true. They may have the piece of paper but I've found most lack basic practical skills and haven't been exposed to a professional environment before. I've had to teach media graduates how to write a press release, basic social media skills and how to call a journalist to pitch a story. These are stock-standard, everyday tasks for roles like this. I learnt these through my internships with supervision and encouragement from more experienced staff. I'm taking the time and effort out of my day to pass on these skills and train these guys up to be able to walk into a role. I'm happy to do it for interns because I realise they are learning and haven't had the experience but if I'm employing you, I expect you to be able to do these things with minimal supervision.
  5. You say that like I made it up... I didn't go to law school for five years to be doubted on an internet forum
  6. You're telling me... ******* hour long wait for a ******* pizza
  7. Guys need to take care of their eyebrows more often. Sure, don't go shaping and all that bullshit, but at least get rid of the mono-brow and trim the overly long hairs. Balks has given up arguing with me when I bring out the tweezers and eyebrow scissors. I don't want to be looking at this everyday...
  8. He'll have to be given leave to appeal before it even makes it to there though. It notoriously difficult to get special leave for an appeal in the High Court. They only ever end up hearing 10-20% of the cases that apply for leave. I'd be interested to know on what grounds they're appealing. There needs to have been error of law. They can't just appeal for the sake of appealing.
  9. Some familiar faces in that photo
  10. Interesting... See you at 6pm in the Piazza. Might shout you a bevvie
  11. Not to be that person on the interwebz, but I assume you mean rooster? Either way, your story is ******* funny
  12. Who'd want to meet you pops?
  13. Balks and I got our tickets to the Marconi game on the weekend They aren't being sold online so you need to purchase them from the front desk or at the gate on Wednesday. Good pizza and good football 5mins from home, can't beat that on a Wednesday night
  14. Marconi vs City on the 21st at Marconi Us vs SU58 on the 28th at Campbelltown **Edit - Was full expecting the FFA to be their usual incompetent selves and put the Marconi game and our game on the same night. But miracles happen hey?
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