Squishie's 90g Saltwater Tank

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-20% water change done
-Removed ~1 metric ton of algae
-Making an order from this place - http://www.marinemagnets.net/shop/ (e-mail them for more economical shipping)
-Tomorrow my friend/aquaintence comes over to help me with the tanks and drop off all my Apex stuff!
-I didn’t get every bit of kenya tree off the rock, and I looked today and there are little arms sprouting XD

yodiscrepo:

Peces como mascotas.

yodiscrepo:

Peces como mascotas.

Progress has been made! Washed out the tank, I think I removed about 2000 tube worms from the glass, got the initial plumbing situated and installed. Next I will have one of the people helping me with the livestock transfer come over and OK the plumbing and look over the stand (we damaged it a bit getting it into the house). Then I can put the tank on the stand, finish the plumbing and start filling her up!

Progress has been made! Washed out the tank, I think I removed about 2000 tube worms from the glass, got the initial plumbing situated and installed. Next I will have one of the people helping me with the livestock transfer come over and OK the plumbing and look over the stand (we damaged it a bit getting it into the house). Then I can put the tank on the stand, finish the plumbing and start filling her up!

Have pretty much nothing planned this weekend, and my plumbing arrived, so I think wash and plumb the tank! I could figure out all the plumbing but one random 90 degree elbow.

Questions:

1. Tell us about any pets you have or used to have.

Oh boy, we could be here a while. I currently have 2 cockatoos, 1 macaw, 1 zebra fish and 1 90g saltwater (reef) aquarium (that currently has 8 fish). I used to have 8 parrots (2 cockatoos, 2 macaws, 3 amazons, 1 senegal) and 12 small birds (1 budgie, 2 other parakeets, 1 parrotlet, 8 finches) all of which perished in a house fire in 2009. We also used to have 2 australian shepherds, a cat, a miniature poodle mix, a bichon frise. Also fish. There were other animals before I was born.

2. Favorite song?

I don’t have a favorite song.

3. What makes you sad?

animal cruelty 

4. List some things that make you happy.

  • animals
  • buying things
  • random acts of kindness
  • spending time with someone close every now and then

5. What’s the scariest moment you’ve ever had?

Our house fire.

6. Your biggest goal in life?

To have a secured job at a veterinay practice and have my house full of animals (currently plan on 3 300g SW tanks, a few smaller SW tanks, 3-4 dogs, 1-2 cats, a chameleon)

7. Would you rather spend your life in one place with your one true love, or stay single forever but travel the world?

LOL I plan on being single forever in one place. Soo one place and a significant other.

8. Favorite lotion/perfume scent?

Lavendar

9. Countries you’ve been to?

Other than the US, Australia! Best trip of my life.

10. Favorite flavor of ice cream?

I like chocolate and also caramel.

(I won’t tag anyone specific, if you want to do it then go for it)

nubbsgalore:

male mouthbrooding jawfish — such as the mottled (seen in the fourth photo with spikes on the side of its head from a fireworm attack), the yellowhead, the banded, and the cardinalfish seen here —  use their mouths to protect their eggs until the fry hatch. 

mouthbrooding fish are able to produce smaller numbers of offspring with a higher chance of survival than species that offer no broodcare. the males, however, are not able to eat during this period of incubation (which can last anywhere from one to three weeks), but will open their mouths, spitting the eggs out and then sucking them back in to keep them clean and aerated. 

photos by (click pic) nicolas terryshigeru harazaki, steven kovacs, keri wilk, michael patrick oneilll and marcello di francesco 

-We got the PVC pipes off the temp 90! It took a grinding wheel and my dads electric drill, but we did it and didn’t harm the tank! Super stoked. Now we need to take it outside and wash it out and find out what happened to my plumbing as it did not arrive today.
-In the display things are going A-O-K. Pod population is up (still not cleaning the glass and I am adding liquid/micro particle food for them). Still have this slime though. All fish are okay, inverts seem fine although the sexies are still very upset and confused (and I lost one of my last blue leg hermits).

One of the pipefish hunting live copepods.

-I managed to find that Deep Blue has their overflow kits for sale! So I bought one- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007DJMDFG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Should get here Thursday. Right now we are working on un-plumbing the tank, which is bit more difficult due to it being hard plumbed and all glued together. So need to saw the plumbing off =/ We are going to get pipe cutters for one of the pieces, the other one we are going to try and use an electric saw on it. Hopefully I can get it all plumbed this week/weekend and then next week start filling her up!! I am soft plumbing the plumbing from the tank to the sump just for ease and that I am used to that.
-I am battling some sort of weird brown slime in the display. It 99% only grows on algae. I think it might be dino’s. I have upped the nopox to 15ml a day and this weeks water change will be with 0TDS RODI water. I am also going to be cutting the food back a bit, right now I feed 1 whole cube of mysis and a 1/2 cube of brine. I am going to change to 1/2 cube each.

The insides of A2 are pretty cool looking 🐠🐙🐚

The insides of A2 are pretty cool looking 🐠🐙🐚