Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 634

I can still only post from iPhone. So here we go! Found a 12" Pacu on craigslist, pick up next week.Thanks Emily. Working on two Arowana's for $90, maybe get next week. They are 7" long each. Tank cleanings as usual! Starting to work more on 400gal. for large Arowana move. More posts soon, still working on straightening out google chrome issue.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blocked out by google chrome

Have not posted in a month, google chrome bought out blogger...I think. I can post from iPhone. Working on this issue. Post fish soon!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 581

My buddy Eric picked up this sweet Green Terror, raised in a 10gal., tank and fish $15...Great deal!

My Odyssea light is finished and put back together, but I dropped and broke bulb, got one on order. This picture is the guts of my next project. Rob's coralife light, it burns bulbs within an hour of turning on. Surprising there was no ballast in case...still working on it. 

Sad to say my oldest Flowerhorn got his head infection back. Treated with Melafix, he only lived for a couple weeks, the infection came back with a vengeance this time! R.I.P.
29gal. was shut down with Jack Dempsey in it, he was moved to old Flowerhorn's spot.After water change and cleaning. Other 29gal. shut down, it had large Goldfish in it, they were placed into 55gal. I couldn't sell on craigslist.
I'm checking into 19 1/2" Red Tail Cat on craigslist, going to check him out this weekend.
Water changes and filter cleanings...of course! Everyday!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day 571

Got going on the 60"Odyessa lights I bought weeks ago, one was fine it's on Red Devil colony tank, only a burned our LED light. The other had a burned out ballast, two burned out fans and some cracked wires. I rewired and added an extra ballast to the second light. I used these pictures as a wire color reference. Relieved I took these pictures because I forgot how they were wired! Going to pick up fans from computer supply store this week, the fans are only 1.5"x1.5", very small. This light should be ready to go by this weekend.
Did a 50% water change in Arowana tank, medication is done. Clown Knife looking and acting better.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Day 569

Still treating 3 tanks with Melafix, lost Parrot and Convict in 55gal. Down to Jaguar, Convict, African cichlid, and Jack Dempsey in that tank...two more days of treatment in these tanks then 25% water change.
Got a call from Amy, she gave me two black banded Leporinus one year ago. She had more fish to donate because she's getting out of hobby. The fish I picked up were...Upside down Catfish 1", Bala Shark 7", Algae eater 3", a silver catfish 3", large Tiger Barb, a Tetra, and another tropical fish. These fish were divided between my 75gal. tropical tank and 155gal bowfront tank.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 566

Listed 40 gal. long on craigslist last week $80...not a call! Relisted $65, and this is with stand, filter, heater,lights, and gravel, glass lids. Two dreamers follow through! Think I'll let it ride for one more week then $!
Went to Auction Village in Warren,Mi...near firehall. Mary has a 8'x4' piece of "bullet proof glass", as she calls it! Says it's worth "thousands", it's 1" her to $100, and she won't budge. This will fit on top of my 388gal., she also has a treasure chest stand, and hood. I will wheel and deal and see if I can cut a deal for both.
Did 50% water changes in both 29gal., gravel vacuum, and filter cleanings. Did Budda tank and Oscar, Red Devil/Jaguar fader tanks too.
Started to medicate Arowana tank because of Clown Knife, with Melafix. Also medicated two 55gal. one has old Flowerhorn, which became sick again (head infection) ,other 55gal. has asorted fry, this infection killed 2 Black Nastys, female Flowerhorn, and a Jack Dempsey...this is the third day of medication.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 352 continued

Went to Tom's today, he got my number from Petsmart. He had some Mollys to give to me and a small Convict. They all went into 75gal. tropicals tank...They are doing great, thanks again Tom, come by sometime!

Day 352

This is the Red Terror that Matt gave me about a year ago. He's in a 90 gal. by himself. Great fish, thanks Matt!
This is an Oscar and a Red Devil/Jaguar fader. These fish were given to me by Shane, about a year ago, thanks these are some great fish!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 345

This is what's left of 180gal. sump that I had stored under Red Devil colony tank.

End piece was broke, got it free off craigslist...decided to cut it apart, and stack it against wall.

This is the 150gal. I got from Rob. Decided to fill it, and put it to good use! Fits great under 180gal. Red Devil colony tank.

Moved Flowerhorn from 90gal. to the 150gal., to see if I can get some growth out of him. Added 400W Marineland heater and Eheim filter. I used the bottom of 180gal. in first picture as the lid for this 150gal.

Did 50% water change and vacuumed gravel in Red Devil colony tank, also cleaned filter today.

Clown Knife doing ok, so far. Did 25% water change after medication treatment.

Many updates on other blog !!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 536

Clown Knife in Arowana tank showed same symptoms as RTC before he died, did some research on internet. Might be a internal bacterial infection...called bloat. On Tue went and got some Melafix 5ml/ 10gal., going to treat tank for 7 days. This is the third day, had to do something before he died too. So far so good, hard to tell if it's having any effect on him. Melafix is safe for Arowanas. Wish I would have treated RTC, but as this hobby learn from your mistakes. I will update as the days go on.
Got two 60" Odyssea lights...nice, one on Red Devil colony tank, other on 155gal. bowfront.
400w heater from Marineland arrived yesterday, it replaces the one that burned out...lifetime warranty. That company stands behind their product, with easy exchange. This heater will go into sump for 388gal.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 534

50% water change in 380 gallon yesterday with vacuum gravel, cleaned filter also. More tank cleanings today.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Day 532

Water changes and Vacuum gravel starting again! 7 Tanks done for now! Large Pleco got stuck in driftwood and died in 380 gal., someone ate his tail. Sick Oscar and 1 more Clown loaches died in 155gal. bowfront, about 8 days ago. Added more cannister fliters to tanks, and an AC110 to 155gal., all else good. Checking on 60" lights on craigslist, also decided to cover tower in 388gal. with black acrylic.