Filter mishap in tank#20. Don't know if line got blocked, flow was restricted. Nitrates skyrocketed, fish loss was a Parrot, and a Black Nasty cichlid. Filter cleaned and water change, vacuumed gravel also. All other fish good. Still making own food. Restart water changes and cleanings, time flies! Tanks#15-#19 cleaned today. Brie and Mom dropping off brackish fish today, thanks! Got my number from Petsmart, post up some pics later this week.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Catfish that I got out of my creek is tearing up some of the fish in tank#20, going to put him back in creek tomorrow. The Flowerhorn in tank#9 was switched with Barred Midas in tank#7. I'm started to notice that some fish of the same kind, in the same tank, even if divided cause aggression and passive behavior. This Flowerhorn became almost inactive when others were placed in his tank, of the same kind. The move was good, he does better in tank#7 with Budda and other Barred Midas, divided of course. The Oscar in tank#4 was switched with the Jaguar in tank#3, I felt the Jaguar needed his own tank. I ran out of pellets and forgot to buy some. Put shrimp, peas, egg, flour, and a garlic clove in blender with a little water. Blend till smooth, Pam a cookie sheet, 350* for 30 min., let cool and cut into small cubes. Fish really go for it!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Got a call from Jeff, had two iridescent sharks. About 9" wanted me to take them off his hands, got my number from pet smart. Very healthy fish, 380gal. was to crowded for them. They went into 135gal. tank#20, second picture, fuzzy, but these are their new tank mates. Thanks Jeff and son for the fish, come by when you can.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tank#5 was cleaned and tank#6 was a new set up so didn't need to be cleaned. Three to go, try to do them today. Finally a aquarium reality series! "Tanked" on Animal Planet, Aug 19th at 9pm.
Monday started the voting of "Trick your Tank" contest, go to Wardley Facebook page, like it, and click on photos and like my photo of 388 gal.! Thanks...the one on the trailer with my truck seems to be getting some votes.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Tank#14Alot of dreamers on craigslist, no takers on the Oscars. No big deal, didn't really want to get rid of them anyway. Cleaned tanks #2,#7,#8,#9, and #10 today,#14 a few days ago, pics to come, can't find camera. Put heater in tank#2 and after cleaning transferred old Flowerhorn from tank#4, lifted divider in tank#4. Found dead Bala Shark in tropicals tank#5. Tank #20 had 300w heater malfunction, heat up to 85* and blazing in tank. Looks like Pacu chewed top of heater off, stuck on high. Unplugged it, put new heater in.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Put an ad on craigslist to lighten my Oscar load...11 and counting! Got a couple bites today, see if there is any follow up. Tank#10 had eggs on the back wall and a dead electric yellow. Watched the tank for a while the two Black Nasty cichlids chased every fish in the tank, dropped a divider in to ease the aggression. All other tanks are good!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Had to move Red Devil/Jaguar cichlid from tank#6 to tank#20, he was taking a beating. I listed goldfish on craigslist, all 6 in tank#2 for free, see what happens. Entered Wardley contest on facebook- trick my tank, top prize is a $500 gift card at Petco, sent in picture of 388gal. Vote after July 12 on Wardley facebook page, hit me up! All else is good.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Tank#12, cleaned today.
Tank#13, cleaned today.This hobby needs a jump start! I decided to shut down tank#1. Fader Flowerhorn from tank#1 to tank#11, Green Terror from tank#1 to tank# 23. Tia Silk Flowerhorn from tank#4 to tank#11. Tank#6 was shut down also. Jaguar and Jack Dempsey from tank#6 to tank#4. Tank#7 was moved under tank#8...so all tanks will be renumbered tonight. Water change in 380gal. also happened today.