Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 80

Cleaned filter in 380 gal. today, 25% water change. Bought two plants put them in sump of 380 to help control nitrates, 12 hour 60 watt bulb for growth. Moving 90 gal. bought at garage sale to basement.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 78

Swapped tanks with Aron, he gave me a 50 gal., 2 lids, 1 from 10 gal and 1 from 29 gal., no lights, to hold for him, took one of my 29 gal.and lid. Plan on painting back of his tank a tan color, and giving him my homemade painted stand. Post pics when done. Filter changes in tanks #16 and#18, #19 today.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 77

And...building fish room. The 19" Pleco died two days ago through the night, unknown reasons, possibly old, all other fish in 380 gal. fine, and water parameters are within acceptable ranges. R.I.P.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 75

Picked up 90 gal. and ac110 filter, stand, 200w heater, light at garage sale. Koi and goldfish in tank #15 to be donated to guys pond that sold me tank, he has 140 Koi and goldfish in his pond. Picked up more 2x4s for wall build.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 73

Ok, favorite fish?- Red Devil, I have 12 of them. These are the two in tank #15, each 10"-12". They share a split 90 gal., my goal is for them each to have their own 90 gal., but this is good for now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 72

Texas died of injuries from fight with Jack Dempsey, tried to treat wound in hospital tank with Melafix, salt and increased temp. R.I.P. Did water change in Pirahna tank and vacuumed gravel, also tank #16. Sold 29 gal. stand and acc. from craigslist, $40.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 71

Forgot to turn on filter in tank #15, Devils at top gasping for air. Turned filter on, everything good within 3 hours. Water change in that tank today and #17 with gravel vacuum, clean filter in #16 and #17 also. Heater not working in tank #14, might send back for warranty. Possible bacterial infection on Texas, pick up meds today.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 68

Water changes and vacuum gravel in tanks #9-#12. Bought bulkheads for acryllic 150, 5 of them. Maracyn into Texas tank, try to get infection on side from attack under control.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 63

Water changes in tanks #2-5 and #8, 25% and vacuum gravel. Put different divider in tank#3, temp was different from one side to the next. Texas blue was attacked weeks ago, wound on side getting worse, watch it for now.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 58

Done! 2500grit, Novus#3, then Novus#2. Water change and filter change in 380gal.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 56 cont.

Next project- 150gal Clarity Plus tank- in the buffing out process, 600grit and 1500grit done. Need to buy plywood, foam, bulkheads and build triple 180/150 metal stand, this tank will go on the top of the stand.

Day 56

This is the rest of the fish room.Started to wet sand 150 gal. acrylic.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 54

Ok, filled repair tank, transferred all fish from tank #8 to repaired tank(now new #16). Removed homemade stand that tank #8 was on, replaced it with a double 75gal metal stand, and put tank#8 back. Transferred all fish from tank #5 to tank #8. Moved goldfish and Koi to tank #5. Did filter changes in tanks #9-#12 today, no time last day. Repaired 4ft. fluorescent light, new cord and bulb.