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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bristol Shubunkins eating brine shrimp

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Cleaning

Sold off a 15 x 20 gallon tall rack fully plumbed with air water and drain. Also 55x 5 gallon tanks, racking with air and water too.

Bristol Shubunkin Development Series 7 weeks post spawn

7 Weeks post spawn. The blue dish squares are 2 cm per side or 1.1 inches diagonal.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quote of the day

"Notch it up" in reference to my new filters.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Alpha One Aquabead pond filter stystems

It took me two years to buy these filters. I first email the seller through craig's list early may 2009 an it's almost may 2011. Drove 6 hours round trip to pick them up. The larger system will fill the bed of my Tacoma. Renting an enclosed trailer from uhual.  They are completely turn key plug and play.

6 cubic foot Alpha One system.  Rated for 17,000 gallons and 300 pounds of fish.

Another angle. 

2.5 Cubic foot Alpha One system good for 5,000 gallons or 125 pounds of fish.

Side View.

Suzuki x Kageyama (RM) 11/10

One of my favorite places

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bristol Shubunkin 4/13/11 Spawn 3

Orange and black Calico x Wild type female.

Bristol Shubunkin 3/13/11 Spawn 3

Matsuyama x Oishi 3/17/11 top view Ranchu

27 days post spawn

Joe Purdy: The Goldfish Song (Rio Grand)

This is Joe Purdy my favorite musician playing one of my favorite songs.

You can stream all his 11 or so albums at  He's fully self produced and has turned down contracts with 3 or 4 major record labels so he can produce the purest music of his own devising.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Two bay 6' x 2' x 8" Tubs

2x8 walls and 23/32 plywood

Berh Forever black

Liner, measure and straight edge

Drywall square and some math

Folded, positioned and clamped

Stainless steel stapled

Yellow crayon to mark bulkhead hole

Metal rack decking holes cut for plumbing

Bulkheads and common manifold

Don't silicone the manifold on until it's on the rack

Top View

Another look

In place, just needs 20 minutes of plumbing to the main supply and drain line

This is the fish that caught my attention as a child

From those "outlandish goldfish" in a 1973 National Geographic.

I knew I'd keep these one day.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weighted Spawning Mop: Surface and midwater rig

Acrylic yarn made into 6x short spawning mops with 50 strands each.

Tied around a ceramic electric fence insulator.

Airline fed through the ceramic weights then knotted to keep one at the surface and one midwater.

Top mop.

Midwater mop and bottom weight with air.

Pond skimmer net refurbish

An old Tetra pond skimmer net.

Some new Delta knotless 1/4 polyester netting.

A few feet of nylon thread.


The old longer handle and a shorter new handle.

Sanded down to fit the hose clamp and net connection.

Another view.

And another.

SXK (RM) 10/11 for closer inspection.

See all my other nets here.

Matsuyama x Itoh 3/11 15 dpf TVR BBR