Thursday, March 26, 2015

Solid Gold is Moving to Sunny Florida


Sorry for my absence over the past couple of weeks; but I've been working on something huge and now I can finally announce it!  I have accepted a job offer at a koi farm out of state, so Solid Gold is moving to Florida!  I'll be doing the same sort of things for the koi farm that I do for Solid Gold (including videos) so it's a very exciting career move for me.

Not to worry, all the fish are coming with me, and once I get settled in, weekly Solid Gold videos will continue as normal.  I'm so excited for this new adventure, and I'll be sharing with you guys as much as I can along the way.  I've been so busy these last couple of weeks with moving preparations.  Moving across the country is no easy task, especially when you have three cats and about 50 fish to bring with!  Talk about a logistical nightmare!  But I have finally found an apartment that I'm excited about and the moving truck is reserved, so things are falling into place.  The big move is happening this weekend, so it's coming up very quickly.  Thank you for your continued support and patience!

 
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Butterfly Fry Update | 4 Months Old



The fry are growing like weeds and eating me out of house and home!  No but really, they're looking more beautiful every day.  Most of them have lost their dark fry color, but there's one that might possibly stay black - how cool would that be?  There are 42 fry split up between four 40 gallon tanks and one 60 gallon tank for a total of 220 gallons for the entire group.  It takes a whole lot of fresh, clean water to raise these beautiful goldfish babies!

I will be selling them in another two months or so, when they're about six months old, so I can tell which ones I want to keep to continue breeding.  I don't plan on keeping any more than five, so the remaining 37 will be up for sale.  There's no waiting list or anything like that, so to be first in line to buy one (or a few) of these lovely babies, just keep a close eye on my website and social media pages for announcements.  There has already been a ton of interest, so they will go fast!  I hope you guys enjoy the video update.


 
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Navi Drawing | Solid Gold Sketchbook

Butterfly telescope "Navi", Polychromos pencils.
 It's been a while since I've done a drawing video, so I thought it was high time for a new one! I actually started this drawing of Navi before she passed away, and until now I haven't had the ambition to finish it since thinking about her just made me feel down.  Now that some time has passed since then, I finally finished the drawing and I even made a video of the progress, so I hope you guys enjoy! 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeTYnAIkkf0

 
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