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  1. #11

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    Love the background. Tank is looking great!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
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    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Okay....finally time for an update. Things were on hold for a bit due to some microbubble issues I was having with my FX5. Thanks to Hagen, that problem has been taken care of. In the meantime, I picked up some plants and a couple of decorations, but otherwise....everything is pretty much ready to rock. I have to put a new hinge on the canopy, and that's the last thing I have left. I didn't take step-by-step photos adding plants, etc....apparently I stink at journals...

    Anyhow, this is how it's looking now:











    That's where I'm at now...I like looking at it even without fish in it. Speaking of that...I have ordered the fancy goldfish that I will be stocking my tank with, and they will be shipping on Monday and arriving on Tuesday. I have a calico ranchu, a red/black ranchu, a red cap oranda, and a blue oranda coming. I'm testing out an online retailer I've never dealt with, so I'll let you know how that goes. I've been running the Aquatop on my established 60 gallon setup, so now I'm just maintaining the cycle on the 125 until Tuesday. I'm getting very excited!

  3. #13

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    Happy Saturday - Slaphppy7 Good luck with the new fish :-) - Taurus Cheers on Memorial Day! - Slaphppy7 Happy Father's Day - Slaphppy7 Happy 4th and for all that you do for the AC! - Taurus 
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    Your tank realy looks great!! I can't wait to see the fish in it.
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    Great to see a proper sized goldfish tank. What kind of fish will you get?
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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    Hi! Thanks for the replies! I'm getting 4 goldies. I'm getting 2 Orandas (1 red cap, and one blue oranda), and I will also have 2 Ranchus (1 calico and 1 red/black). I have never had any Ranchus...just Lionheads as that was all I was able to get back then. I think that will give me a good mix of color, depending on if their colors hold or not...they will be very small (1.5-2.5 inches) when I get them. I love getting them as babies and watching them grow. I was initially thinking of having 6 goldfish, but I'm thinking that by the time they're fully grown, 4 will be plenty, even for a tank this size. My new friends will be arriving tomorrow...I'll post some pictures of them once they've been acclimated and added to their new home. I can't wait!

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    Well, everybody made it alive and well. I really hate having them shipped, but I can't find good quality goldies anywhere around here. At least I should only have to do it once.

    Unpackaging:






    Everybody seems okay...not too happy, but okay:





    In the bucket for drip acclimation:


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    It's only a bucket, but they seemed happy to have room to swim a bit more than in the box. I can see viewing them like this how the original idea was for them to be viewed from above:




    Here is the calico Ranchu:




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    Red Cap Oranda:




    Blue Oranda:




    Red/Black Ranchu...more like peach with a little black, but he/she's very cool looking:




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    Exploring the new space....goldfish utopia!











    Well, that's that for now. They must be worn out and stressed from their journey and being moved from box to bucket to new tank. I have the lights out now so they can rest up for the night. Tomorrow I'll give them a little food and see how they're doing. I'm very happy with my new friends. Thanks for looking!

  10. #20

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    Happy Saturday - Slaphppy7 Good luck with the new fish :-) - Taurus Cheers on Memorial Day! - Slaphppy7 Happy Father's Day - Slaphppy7 Happy 4th and for all that you do for the AC! - Taurus 
    Happy Independence Day! - Slaphppy7 10,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 It is a delight to see you! - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! - Anders247 T.G.I.F. - cm12setx 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
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    Great pictures!! Like Christmas in April.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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