Tag Archives: aquarium

aquarium



Once Upon a Water Change…

Once Upon a Water Change…

I tested the parameters beforehand.  Nitrates were at ten, and I don’t like them getting any higher than that, so it was time for a water change! Here at our new house, the water pressure from the sink is really good.  I’m thankful for that because it makes the water changes go faster, but at…
Read more





Photos from the 75g Tank

Photos from the 75g Tank

Today I took some photos of the fish in my 75 gallon tank; here are a few highlights… This is Nixie, a small orange butterfly telescope.  She is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody, a large calico butterfly telescope.  This guy is a powerful swimmer. This is Babydoll, a small black…
Read more



Goldfish Lullaby

Goldfish Lullaby

Here’s a relaxing video of my 55 gallon tank at night with just a dim light on.  It’s just too bad that in real life the tank is not this relaxing.  The overflow box is making a loud gurgling noise that I still have to fix!  These two little trouble-makers already figured out that it’s…
Read more



Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 3

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 3

The tank is finally finished!  The company I ordered the check valve from sent me the wrong size by accident, but I was still able to make it work.  The fish seem very happy to be in their new home, and I’m happy to not have a big tub of water sitting on my floor…
Read more



Adding Plants

Adding Plants

Today I added some plants to my new 55 gallon tank!  I like to keep my tanks bare-bottom (with no substrate) for easier maintenance, so I normally just tie some anubias or java fern onto large rocks if I want to add plants to my tank.  But this time I tried a different approach.  I…
Read more



Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 2

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 2

I made some progress on my 55 gallon tank setup!  Now I’m pretty much just waiting on a few more parts and waiting for the silicone to cure before I can set it up. Here I’m siliconing the acrylic parts into the sump.  I used some books and rolls of tape I had laying around…
Read more



Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 1

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 1

The aquarium store finally finished the parts for my sump!  However, there was a major miscommunication or something, and it’s not exactly what I expected.  I think I can still make it work though.   I found out the reason why they took so long too; apparently they aren’t doing well financially and may even go…
Read more



Setting up a Quarantine Tub (New Fish!)

Setting up a Quarantine Tub (New Fish!)

I’m expecting two new fish in the mail tomorrow morning! They are twovibrant red Chinese broadtails, here’s a quick sneak peek of them. I’m tracking their delivery progress online, and right now they’re in Memphis, Tennessee!For their quarantine I’m using a 26 gallon clear plastic bin, filtered by an Aquaclear 110 filter. The filter is…
Read more