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Goldfish Teeth

Goldfish Teeth

Wait, goldfish have teeth?  Why yes, they do!  Their teeth are called pharyngeal (far-in-jee-uhl) teeth because they’re located at the very back of the mouth, in the pharynx.  These teeth are not sharp, but rather are blunt, and are used for crushing and grinding food material.  Goldfish are continually losing and regrowing their teeth, similar…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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