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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Constant Level Device

This is the original constant level siphon that is the predecessor to pvc continuous siphons and over flow boxes.  Originally made of borosilicate glass tubing with a hold melted as the siphon brake.  Simple U tubes were used to connect tanks on the same shelf with this device on the end to allow water to flow back to sump or drain.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blue Egg Phoenix

Here are a few of my fish.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blue Egg Phoenix

The Blue Egg Phoenix.  BEP.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Fish on Aquabid

New Auctions are up Click Here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Short Tail Ryukins

The Chocolate

The Sarassa

Cherry Head

White Sided

The Red

The Calico

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Anyone keeping Nymphs?

I'm thinking about getting a box of US bred cold hardy Nymphs, they come in a variety of colors.
From "Goldfish Varieties and Tropical Aquarium Fishes" William T Innes 1917:
"The Japanese Nymph Goldfish:
The Nymph is virtually a single-tailed Fringetail (what he calls fantail/ryukin/veiltail, he calls pearlscales Barnacled).  The anal fin and tail are single.  The latter, instead of drooping, should be carried out straight, and well spread.  This is usually a "sport" from the fringetail stock.  Although seldom deliberately bred, fine specimens are very attractive in an aquarium and are often retained by fanciers.  In their active movements, as well in points of conformation, they make a pleasing contrast with the double-tailed varieties.  One of the principal features is the dorsal fin, which should be large and carried quite erect, as described for the fringetail.  The body requirements are also the same."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fall Sarassas

Removed these from a friends completely over stocked swimming pool convert pond.  To many fish and organics...