Thursday, November 3, 2016

Solid Gold's Website is Moving!

There are lots of changes on the horizon for Solid Gold. One of those changes? A new website!


Solid Gold's new website is finally ready to share with the world, and although I've logged untold hundreds of hours getting the new website to the point it's at now, there is still much more work to do. So as you browse through, you'll likely notice that some of the pages are still under construction. Please take a look at the new website and feel free to let me know of any suggestions or comments you may have. I welcome your feedback!

The new website is going to be a really great thing for Solid Gold for many reasons; one being that it has an online shop fully integrated into the site. This will allow me to sell my goldfish, calendars, other Solid Gold merch, artwork, and even products like fish food directly from my website instead of relying on a third-party site that takes most of the profit from the sales.

In the new website, you can also create your own customer account so you can log in and check out quickly when making a purchase of fish or other products on the site. You'll also be able to view all of your orders and curate a wish list of products from the online store that you're interested in. Fancy Schmancy!

As of Friday, November 11th, all of the content on this website (solidgoldfish.com) will disappear and you will be redirected to the new website; solidgoldaquatics.com. 


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Goldfish Fish Room Design & Plans at My New House




A lot has happened since purchasing my house five months ago. My focus has been on getting settled in, making changes to the house to make it feel more like home (I just finished a DIY kitchen makeover), getting used to my new budget with a mortgage payment, and getting my bearings. Up until now, I haven’t been able to do much with my goldfish other than go out to feed them once a day. I have a gazillion other DIY home improvement projects I’m itching to tackle, but I’ve decided to hold off on those for now in favor of turning my attention back to my goldfish and my fish room.

I have done virtually nothing with the fish garage since moving into this house, which is ridiculous! I did, however, get the air driven filtration all set up and running with a closed PVC pipe circuit around the entire ceiling of the building. I installed valves with airline tubing coming down at various intervals to feed air to the sponge filters in each tank. But that’s about it. It’s rather a mess at the moment, so I haven’t even been wanting to show photos of it. But it’s been so long without any updates, that I figured “the hell with it”!

With that being said, I do have huge plans for this space! I may be a little ambitious with these plans as far as what my budget will allow, but I figure I can do things little by little until I finally accomplish the end goal.

I even have plans for the exterior too. The building seems well-built and is in good shape, but honestly it’s a bit of an eyesore when you look out my kitchen windows into the backyard. So I want to spiffy it up a bit. Stay tuned to keep updated on the fish room progress!