Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 298

My favorite fish tank? The Gulf of Mexico, Panama City, FL.
I will retire there some day!

Work at a guy's house painting yesterday, gave me a Hydor Koralia 425gph water circulation pump and a pair of long reach tongs. The Hydor went on tank #17, in place of powerhead. Tank #17 was cleaned, vacuumed gravel, filter cleaned and 25% water change. Water change on tank #13 also. Two more fish died in tropical tank, still unknown cause.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 295

I've returned! Too much going on lately to post. These are three pictures of my Jag and one of Rob's Texas. Over the last 12 days alot has happened, Midas in tank #9 broke through divider and was attacked by other Midas. Almost died, caught it in time. This fish had a fuzz over half his body, I did two 25% water changes and it went away, or healed. Had a fish die off in tropical tank #8, Bala shark, Groumi, 8-Tiger Barbs, albino Bristlenose Pleco, Angel, and a hand full of others. Possible nitrate spike? Did water change and filter cleaning, the die off slowed to a stop. Pacu with hole in the head healed up over last couple weeks, so he was moved from tank #6 to 380gal.(tank #13), Dempsey moved from tank #1 to #6, and Blackbelt Vieja was moved from sump to tank #1. Did tank cleanings, 25% water changes, and filter cleanings in tanks #8,18,19,20,and 21. Arren brought over 1/2" Texas, this fish was put in tank #12.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 283

Dead convict in tank #16...Blackbelt Vieja was put back in sump, he's a killing machine! In tank #9, one of the Barred Midas broke through the divider and really took a beating from other Barred Midas, he will be ok. The first circuit has been run to fishroom and the power is on, a light too. Still have to install ground fault. Second circuit will be run this weekend, then more drywall. All else is good.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 279

Yesterday I found the AC110 on tank #16 had stopped working, one Pitcus cat was dead. Reset filter and did 25% water change. One Angel had died in tropical tank #8, added a painted tetra from my daughters tank. Ran the electrical wiring to one circuit in fishroom, going today to buy outlets and 15 amp. breaker. Power soon! Washed out gravel and tank from 29gal. I got at Mary's.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 276

Evened out all openings for tanks in fish room. Hung all outlet, switch, and light boxes. Started drywall on fishroom, around 388gal. Going to hand wire next. I have one copper pipe that sweats from the humidity in the summer, painting the pipe with pick-up truck bed liner. Maybe this will insulate it and stop it from dripping.
Blackbelt Vieja was moved from sump to tank #16, so far so good. Burned out a AC70 on tank #19, will replace. Did 25% water change and prefilter change in 380gal.(#13). All else good.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 274

A week a go a fish trap was put in my creek, trying to catch minnows, nothing first couple of days. Two days ago the trap had two fry, maybe trout, and two crayfish. I threw them back. Today the trap had a crayfish and this catfish. The catfish 2", was put in tank #3 for observation.