Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 383

Hand fed Arowana and Oscar last night, they ate octopus and fish pieces, two each. Picked up albino algea eater from Jennifer,who works at nursing home. Algae eater didn't get along with others in tank at nursing home, had residents upset. Thanks for the fish Jennifer, very healthy. He went in to tank#14, great addition. If your tank does't clear at nursing home call me and I'll help you out. Thanks again.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 382

Arowana and tank mates doing well in tank#22, did 10% water change today. pH held steady and so did temperature. Cleaned out Fluval filter from Jimmy's on this tank as well. Keeping a log on this tank, to ensure water quality for Arowana.Water changes 25% in tanks#3 and #5 today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 381

Reset the Fluval filter on tank#22. Drilled my first hole in top of acrylic tank#22, for sump return line. Helped Errin out with some equipment he needed, thanks for the brew. Water change, 25%, in tanks #11 and #20, this was done 7 days ago. Changed prefilter material in tank#11also.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 380

This is pictures and a video of the fish at Jimmy's house prior to the move. The fish were moved one hour north to my house.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 379

The move was great from Jimmy's, They will stay in this tank until 388gal. is ready. Thanks again Jimmy!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


pH for all my tanks:

#1-6.3 Buddas
#11-6.5 Pacus
#15-6.0 Red Devils
#18-6.1 Pirahnas
#20-6.5 Oscars

Day 378 continued

Largest of the Black Nasty fry was attacked last night in 135gal., died of his injuries.R.I.P. Only one Black Nasty cichlid left. Acrylic tank#22, set up 4 hours ago, still good. No problems. I may ask Jimmy to let me use filter or take filter media from his tank, for a smooth transition, and easy transfer of fish. Pick up fish 10:30am tomorrow. pH 7.1 after 5 hours, thats good. 7.3 after 8 hours, and holding. Added bioballs from filter of 380gal.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 376 & 378

Finished! Temporary home for Jimmy"s fish, pick up tomorrow.

Day 378, more building.

Still getting fish from Jimmy, 388gal. might not be ready in time. 380gal.(tank#11) is to overstocked. My backup plan is to set up 150gal.(tank#22), it's 84"x24"x18", acrylic. No stand, so I'm going to build one. This is temporary, until 388gal. is finished. This gives me a chance to get water conditions just right. I will post more pictures as I build.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Transfer of a Arowana

Year round pond.

Day 374

 Twenty five percent water changes only in tanks#7 and #8, #11 and #20. This was done 10 days ago. My buddy Jimmy can't get rid of four of his fish, going to try and finish 388gal. for these fish. Arowana, RTC,Clown Knife, and an Oscar. These were originally housed with my two largest Pacu, that I got from Jimmy. Arowana makes me nervous, hard to move. They don't accommodate well to moves, very water sensitive to pH and water hardness and temp. Testing my water now, will test Jimmy's water before move. I will update with pictures when it goes down!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 373

 Twenty five percent water changes only on tanks#12-#18, 9 days ago is when it was done last.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day 372

Tank#19, cleaned to day, water change and filter cleaned.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 371

Picked up a 5" Bala Shark today, very healthy fish. Decoration also, he went into 135gal. In the second picture he is on the right. Thank you for the fish and equipment!

This is a picture of an Iridescent Shark I picked up months ago, he was 9", now after being in 380gal. his size is about 18"! Thanks again, great addition to my tank!
Picked up a coralife T5 light for Rob, to fix and use. All else good.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 369

There is a metal frame hexagon tank near my house, at Dort mall in Flint,Mi. This tank is approx. 300 gallons, it houses a 3ft. Pacu. I stop by whenever I'm in the area.
Tank#6 was shut down days ago, it is a tall 55gal. I swapped it in place of tank#4, which was a short 45gal.

Worked on the plumbing of 388gal., return line is done and hooked to pump. Drain line is half way back to tank, waiting on run-off tower and two bulkheads. I will post pictures later.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 367

Shut down tank#6 today, two Oscars and Black Nasty cichlid went into tank#20. Red devil/jaguar went into tank#17 from tank#20, too much aggression towards Black Nasty. Arranged all my extra pvc, going to use some to run drain/return lines to 388gal. Still waiting for center runoff drain to be built for 388gal.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 364

Tanks #3-#8 and #12-#14 were cleaned and water changes 25%. Water change and filter cleanings in tank#11 and #20.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 361

First post on youtube from iphone!  This is tank #15 it was cleaned today with a water change. I need a little time to figure out this youtube thing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 360

Feeling good today, this is tank#20. Hung the black background and cleaned with water change. Swapped a Coralife light from another tank. Tanks #1,#2,#16,#17, and#18 were also cleaned with water changes. Two Oscars from tank#14 were moved to tank #20. All fish in tank#10 were moved to #14. Tank #10 was shut down. Lost a medium Pacu and Bala Shark in 380gal. power outage a few days ago, looks like a outlet was splashed and tripped the breaker.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 358

Vieja that was put in 135gal. a few weeks ago. Growing fast, very aggressive, was alone until this point.

Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, In hot water!

Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, Reveal: I Love New York!

Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, Reveal: Tank Proposal

Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, Brainstorming

Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, Top 5 saltwater fish

Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, Stressful parts of aquarium building

Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, Top 5 Aquariums

Day 358 Tanked Series1 Preview Aug. 2nd, Tour of ATM

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 357

Update! Sold three Jack Dempsey's to Jon, he willl breed them out. Arren picked up tank#9 and equipment today, fish to be picked up soon. Fish from tank#9 moved, Fader Flowerhorn to tank#4...Thia Silk Flowerhorn to tank#3...and Barred Midas to tank#2.