Monday, October 31, 2011

Fishroom! 12'x13'x7'- 8200gallon

Day 415

Some aqua humor!

Eric bought Rob's Barred Midas,Texas,and my JD. Thanks Eric, for the brew too! This made room for me, I moved my Barred Midas from tank#2 to #7, the female Flowerhorn from tank#8 to #2. Also moved Red Devil/Jaguar from tank#8 to #3, I was holding Mayan in tank#8 he went to #20. Tank #17 was shut down, it held lrg. Oscar,Red Terror,Red Devil/Jaguar...they were moved to tank#8. Tank#17, filter,heater will be returned to Rob. Thanks for the use Rob!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 414

Getting some fish bought up today, to make some room. Possibly Rob's Texas and Barred Midas. Thanks Eric...enjoy! I haven't posted but water changes and cleanings are being done,#12-#22 in last couple days. I've decided to sand blast tower in 388gal. to obscure view of pvc pipes down to bulkheads.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 413

Ok you fish freaks, got a boost in my hobby and attitude today! Picked up tower for inside of 388gal., took pictures of it inside tank already. Bought two slip bilkheads too. Post more pictures as I install it!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 412

Hitting a rough week, Red Devil in 380gal. went on a rampage, killed large Midas and beat small one almost to death. Small Midas moved to tank#7,where Budda was (sold him, to Eric,thanks Eric). Small knife in tank#14 died of ick, treating tank now. Rob's Texas and barred Midas will be sold to Eric, and my Dempsey. Thanks again Eric. Got a call from Great Lakes Aquarium, tower for 388gal. is done, pickup next week, post pictures as it goes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 410

Haven't posted in a week, power outage went well Sat. night. It lasted 3 hours, from midnight until 3am. I was at work, big thanks to my son Joey! He saved all the fish, he's a sharp 16 yr. old, set up generator and ran all the lines. We must have raised him well. Thanks Bud! I will post later, power outages overwhelmed me...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 403

Unscheduled Power outage this morning 6am...6hours, it's a pain but it was a nice test for this Sat. All went well, the only death was, a filter. Must have been a brown out prior to power failure, burned the motor out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 402

This is tank#22, The Arowana I call it. Did a 25% water change today. Ran some more extension cords for power failure coming Saturday night.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 401

Power failure Saturday night never came...had it all set up... kinda of a pain. Next date is, next Sat. night, I will set up the same way. And hope for a power failure?...sounds weird!Consumers Power!!
Picked up two fish from Brad and his wife, 1"Jaguar and and African cichlid. Thanks for the great fish! Tried to take pictures but they were hiding last night.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 399

Thanks Patty for healthy pair of Parrots.
Power failure set for tonight at midnight until 7am., I'll spend the day planning for this. Water changes, generator set up,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 397

Ok, Tom and wife, the Pleco make it to his new home, 388gal., not the boss anymore! He fit in well, thanks for the great healthy fish! This is his new home.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 396

This is my buddy Rob's FH in my 90gal.(tank#16), just redid this tank. Moved it to middle of basement.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 393

Tank#2-75gal.,Flowerhorn, Mozambique Tilapia, Red Devil, Pleco, 5-African clawed frogs

Tank#1-65gal., 2-Jag, Midas, Oscar, Geen Texas, Pleco

Tank#3-100gal., 2-Lace cats, Pleco, 30 species of too many to count Africans

This is a friends three tanks, Eric helps me out on African cichlids that get donated to me. Good job on the tanks, nice mix. Stop by any time.
Tank#5 was cleaned and filters, gravel vacuumed and 25% water change.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 392

Red Devil in his new home tank#20
30% water change in tank#22 and#20. Cleaned filter, vacuumed gravel, and 25% water change in tanks #7 and #8. Two Red Devil-Jaguar cichlid not getting along in tank#17. Moved bright orange, non-aggressive Red Devil in tank#7 to 135gal.(tank#20), which left a space open for one of Red Devil-Jaguar from tank#17. So far so good, Texas giving new Red Devil hard time in tank#20, so I netted him for about 3min. and left net sitting in tank. That took the edge off his aggression. Today shrimp eaten count for tank#22 is Oscar 6, Arowana 5, Clown Knife 3, And RTC 2.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 390

These are pictures of my friend Errin's tank, held some fish for him. Now they are back in his hands. He had some bad luck with leaky tanks, but now he's back on track. Couple 55gals., he has Blackbelt Vieja, Pleco, Red Devil-Jaguar mix, Flowerhorn, and others. "Survival of the fittest!" Take care Errin, stop by for a brew.
I cleaned tank#11, with a 25% water change and gravel vacuumed. Tank#22-Arowana ate 1 piece squid(didn't like it), Oscar 3 pieces, Clown Knife 1 shrimp, and RTC 1 piece of fish. All else good...Consumers will shut off my power on the 15th of Oct. from midnight till 7am.,for maintenance...that will be a long night with the generator. I better get planning.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 389

Cleaned tank,vacuumed gravel, 25% water change, and cleaned filters in tanks #12-#20, and #22. Trying to make a trade, Jardini Arowana 11" for my Mag 9.5 pump, I'll keep you posted. Last night in tank#22, Arowana ate 6 shrimp, Oscar 3, Clown Knife 3, RTC 0.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 387

25% water change done in tank#22 yesterday, pH spike today to 7.6, took charcoal out of Fluval filter. I will monitor pH next few days with a 10% water change tomorrow. Tanks #1-#5 got 25% water changes also, this was done 23-27 days ago. Start tank cleanings tomorrow.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 386

Tropicals went into tank#5

Glodfish went into new tank#23
Got some fish from Sharon and her husband today. She got my number from Petsmart. These were tropicals, hatchets, a zebra, two Plecos, and an assortment of others. They went into tank#5.
She also had four fancy goldfish, these were put into new tank#23. Thanks Sharon and husband for the great healthy fish. If you can't sell tanks before you move please contact me, thanks again...Joe. Note** Arowana ate 5 shrimp, Oscar 3, and Clown Knife 2, in tank #22 yesterday.