Big V on Aquariums and Tropical Fish

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Everything Gets Back Ordered!

I haven't forgotten this area, just waiting for my order of a special type of South American fish to get here. They will be the main characters in the tank and I can't introduce the secondary players until the 'stars' are there. Once I have them, I can take photos of how an aquarium should be set... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ahhh, Those Warm Currents!

I've been kind of jumping around some and should tell you that if you have a specific question, please just leave me a comment and I'll get on it. Let's get a little technical here in the next few installments. Some fish, such as gold fish, enjoy cold water and actually need to go through a very... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Here Fishy Fishy

Now that you have your tank seasoned and ready for your intended fish, you need to consider what kind and how many fish to buy. A simple rule to follow is roughly one inch of adult sized fish per gallon of water. Imagine adults living in very crowded conditions vs growing up in the country. Stunted... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dirty Water? Whaaaa?

Kabu has asked for a deeper explanation on the 'dirty water' I referred to in the preceding section. I intended to explain that a bit later but as they always say, there is no time better than the present. As you recall, I talked about the gravel and substrate setting up a 'septic tank' of sorts.... Sign in to see full entry.

Setting Up Your Tank

Now realize that if you go into a pet shop and talk to a sales person and just say, "I want to set up an aquarium," you are gonna walk out much poorer or without buying anything. They will sell you every gadget and gizmo possible... and you'll need about 10% of what they want to sell you. Truth be... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Before You Add Water

Let's start out with the idea that this may not be an everyday post but once things get rolling, I promise you will have some fun and learn some things. I've kept tropical fresh water aquariums since I was very young and that was a long, long, long time ago. I had majority ownership of a fairly... Sign in to see full entry.

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