Hello and Welcome to Guru Aquatics home of the we don't have a clue and prefer to wing it aquatics setups.
On todays agenda was some major moves in tanks and just all around soaking of the carpet to give the wife something to scream about. So let's start with the layout to give a feel to all the newcomers to this wonderful aquatic world of mine.
First off we have the 18 gallon tank sitting on the kitchen counter. Inside you will find several berried female Cherry shrimp and the males who berried then Cha Chow....
you will also find a large assortment of different sized Molley fry waiting to go to market along with the healthy population of Malasyian Trumpet Snails (here on out refered to as MTS). I have a sponge filter and a small HOB with no pad running just to help on circulation. Plant wise I have an American Valensieana (Corkscrew Val) that I harvested myslef that is sending out baby plants like mad. I also have some common water moss that is taking off, an Amazon sword, some Bog plants that are growing like a weed, and one crypt.
Next up is the 29 WTF tank.. Here is an assortment of wierd and jumbled stuff. Livestock sits right now at. 2 Silver Molley Female, 1 Gold Male Molley, 1 Gold and Black Sailfin Male, About 15 Fry, 2 Very fat Glowlight Tetras (rescue), 2 Male Cherry Barbs, 4 Female Cherry Barbs, 1 Oto, 1 Chinese Alage Eater, 5 Whimpy Assassin Snails, 400 MTS. Plants are a jumbled mess of 1 crypt, 3 Amazon Swords, 3 Corckscrew Val, and a jumbled mess of unidentified stuff I collected. Now moves out of this tank today were the 4" Rainbow Shark and the pair of Black Molleys. This move was promted by the shark needing more room and the Black male getting his rear kicked by the larger sailfin. This is the only tank running any CO2 and the Swords have taken off.....
Now on to the 55 hex and the 75. Gonna lump these two together because that was the major move made today. I moved the 2 Male 6"+ Severums, the 4"+ Angel, The 2 really badly deformed Silver Dollars and the Jack Dempsey all to the 75 that I had cycling for a week deciding if I wanted to make that move or not. As I was breaking down the 55 Hex I discovered the pain in the arse guppy that I had thrown in there after removing him from the before mentioned 29 because he was harrassinfg the female molleys. Which brings up a question if the molley and guppy mated would that be a Golley or a Muppy?
I also drained the tank and found out how pathetic I really am because I recused all 12 MTS and put them in the 75.... I also put the before mentioned Rainbow Shark and the Guppy in the 75. Now the 55 Hex is going out to the shop for a rebuild and the 75 is decorated with plastic crap until I can rehome some of the bigger fish.
55 Goldfish Not much here plastic crap decor and 3 really big 5"+ comets along with the most hammered Balck Moor I have ever seen although he looks a lot better in the week I have had him than he ever has. Oh yea the Shambukin commited supposed suicide the other night, but that is still under investigation by the local authorties. The Cat is a person of interest in the case.
62 SW tank yes I have a SW tank but not by design... When I pulled the 75 out of Big Bobs it had had nothing but top offs for so long that the brackish tank had become a full blown SW tank due to build up in salt. So I figured what the heck let's go with it. Now inside the tank is a 6" very skittish Silver Scat. My goal is to find him a few friends but silver scats are hard to come by right now in a large eough size that they are ready for full salt. So what I may have to due is slowly back off the salt content to brackish bring in the buddies and then move it back up. I really don't want to do this until I do a tank rebuild and turn it into a mangrove swamp lookin tank. Now this whole project is up in the air and I may just rehome the scat. So in the mean time I moved the Balck Molley pair into the tank and that should help stop the fungus problems thay have been having and the harrassment issues. I also hope it will calm down the scat a little. There are also 3 MTS that are surviving in full salt go figure.....
So there you have it a full account of what is running at Guru Aquatics at this time. Currently on the shop bench is the 5 gallon Shrimp tank that should come out and be cycling in my sons room in the next few days. That will be followed by the dual 10's. In the wings I have 2 29's, 1 55 glass that needs an end repaired, 55 acrylic that needs a serious buffing, and the 75 long acrylic.
Oh yea I almost forgot in the Laundry room I have my MTS, Pond Snail, and Ramshorn grow out tank this is my feeder tank of snails for the Assassins (If they ever decide to actually eat a snail) and to stock other tanks as I see fit. I also have several plant cuttings just to see how they grow in a non heated and unfiltered tank. I am also using it as my Java moss holding tank until used in other tanks.
So that is all until the next update good luck and enjoy.
I will post pictures of tanks as they get rebuilt and try to keep up on this journal..... I like it better this way than a Blog because I can get instant feedback..
Last edited by Sounguru; 08-21-2008 at 06:50 AM.
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242er.gif Your wife's gonna scream some more......
Sound like you have your hands full.
Good luck..........I am waiting in suspense on the update.
There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but there is only one in my pond.....
look forward to more updates
*smiles prettily @ sounguru*....tanks...in the laundry...room???...........*
>>>>>>*glares at own husband....watchit...watchit...I know what you are thinking...the answer is...NOOOOOO*
LOL, love your posts guru.
It never fails to amaze me how a person can totally destroy their home moving tanks and fish around. Getting the job done is not nearly as bad as the clean up after.
You have a pretty good project going, I'd say. Pictures we gotta have!
I have given you a box of tissues that you can share with the wife!