Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 21

75gal had lots of scale on it, washed out and cleaned with reazor blade. Rinsed dark brown gravel from Cherry wood tank, put in 75gal. Went to Reef Paradise in Flint, nice store, got alot of ideas from their set ups. Mike-owner, weekdays. Girl works on weekends is a big help.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 18

Big improvement in Red Devil colony tank. Breaking down tank #1 and draining, gonna lay out triple 180gal stand on paper. Touched up paint on background of Cherry wood 55gal.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 17

Just fed fish yesterday, Piranha doing good, might redo H.O.T. filters tonight, possible water changes in Flowerhorn fry tanks....Ceramic pieces added to H.O.T. filters tank 15 and 16 -7pm.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 16

Piranha lived the night, not attacked by other 3...yet. Tank #1(20gal) will be shut down today, it was only used as a hospital tank. Red Devil colony tank 14 were breathing heavy, did water change and vacuum gravel. H.O.T. filter is set up wrong, will fix tomorrow.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 15

Ok... today I will clean filters in tanks 17-18, water change in 18-19 vacuum gravel.Fish wall is turning into basement remodel. Mailed out defective heater to Kens, after response to e-mail that they would replace heater under warranty. No calls on Cherry 55gal., maybe priced to high...maybe I'll just keep it? Trying new kinds of food for growth and color of fish, looking into aquaponics. Put Piranha that was attacked by 3 others and lived, back into original tank. Fish was in hospital tank for one month, wounds healed. Waiting to see what happens...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 14

This is tank #5. Put plants and drift wood in some tanks, going to clean filters 9-12, and 14-16. Listed Jims tank on and http://, better to sell.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 13

Finished framing of wall. This is tank #8. Clean out filters off tanks 14 and 15 and put away, have three extra filters, five total. Clean out filter 13 today. Organize fish area.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 12

Second wall going up. This is tank #16 (colony of 8 Red Devils). Andrew called thru Phil at Petsmart, wants to donate fish. Oscar,three Jack Dempseys, Pleco, and other cichlid. Pick up at 10am today. Jim changed mind on Barb tank(no barbs), picked up today 1pm, lots of gravel, food, lava rock, driftwood, two lights, two 10 gal and stand, got 2 H.O.T. filters put them on tank 15 and 16. Got heater too, replaced bad filter on tank 15. Got delivery of heater from Kens, put heater in tank 14. Wall built and set in place.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 10

This is tank #2. Color of Flowerhorn fry in tank 4 is odd and size of Flowerhorn in tank 11 are small, nitrates may be up in #4. Going to do water change and vacuum gravel in those tanks today. Made a sketch of fish wall, need to build one 180 gal triple stand and three 90/75/55 triple stands.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 8

This is tank #13, 380 gal. Moves of last day were good, Red Devils are just too aggressive. Clown Knife ate all rosies thru night. Noticed two heaters not working, tank 11,15, order two from Ken's. Water changes in tanks 13-17, vacuum gravel also. Plan to move all stuff off wall so I can start building. Missed out on 55gal. on side of road, by the time I got there it was gone. Jim with 55gal., Barb, cherry wood tank decided not to sell, last min.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 7

This is Tank #14. Made some fish moves Wed. night with help from Rob-Mayans in tank 4,10 to 380 gal-Red Devil in tank 4 to 380 gal. 2 Africans in tank 4 moved to tank 6, Flowerhorns in tank 6 to tank 4.Bought 22 2x4's for fish wall today, liquid nails and spikes. Picked up tank and stand from Alex tank is a 75 gal. Minnows for knife today, 2 dozen.Red Devil in 380gal. took over half of tank, chases all fish to one end of tank. Moved Red Devil to tank 10.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 5

This is tank #15. Filter cleanings tanks 1-8,water changes tanks 8-12. Pull broken panel in slate 55gal.,silicone doesn't stick to slate well, going to replace broken side panel, then place glass bottom over slate and silcone.Called Jim, meeting to check out 55gal. on Sat 11am. Meet with Rob, talk fish, and drink vodka tonight.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day Three

This is tank #3. I've been wanting to build a fish wall in basement with central filtration system.I have a 100gal. Rubbermaid tub with an assortment of pvc for the plumbing, I've seen these setups at local fish stores, mostly for saltwater.This would be a trickle or sand filter.
Went to Moby dicks to check out overflow boxes, saw a salt water tank set up, made a sketch in car of what I could remember. Picking up tank(86gal?)Fri. morning, donation from a friend- Alex, thanks Alex.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day Two

This is tank #5. Did a 25% water change and vacuum gravel in 380gal(tank 13),high nitrate after power loss on 7/9/10,lost both RTC's and all Pacu, R.I.P. Water change in tanks 4,5,6,7,18 also. Got a call from Jim, thru Phil at petsmart wants to sell 55gal. barb tank, will call on Wed 7/14 , 1pm for meeting on Sat. to view tank. I had 2 tanks in garage, 90gal and 55gal(old style with slate bottom and metal frame), both broken, moved them to basement.They were both freebies, I have repaired broken tanks for two years now(100% success rate). I also have good luck with rubbing out acrylic tanks(my 380 gal., 150gal in the works).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day One

Just started today, this will be my daily aquarium log. This is intended to help me with the maintenance of my 19 aquariums. The addition of new fish, and tanks.
7/10/10 Added 6" Pacu to my 380 gallon,( and I do know how big they can get). Did 25% water changes in tanks 1,2,3,13,and14 yesterday.