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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cleaning House

Making room for larger tanks. This rack holds 15x 20 gallon tall
tanks. The are all drilled and plumbed for recirc. They going to a
marine fish breeder. I still have a 15 tank rack of 20 talls and a 24
tank rack for 20 longs.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pissed off ex fries and eats goldfish

Thursday, October 15, 2009

109 Common Goldfish

A healthy batch of common/comet goldfish.

Monday, October 12, 2009

DIY Wet Dry Filter Sump in a 29 gallon tank

This is a very simple yet effective DIY filter that can handle the waste of a goldfish tank. The filter media can be altered to meet you needs and budget. The first one I build years ago had lava rock and quilting batting as the filters. Bio balls are much cleaner and the next one will utilize matala mat in addition to the polyester pads.

The bio chamber is one cubic foot. The glass pane is about ¾ inch off the bottom. The smaller pane is siliconed to the sides and bottom but the bottom corners are mitered so the allow water to drain.

The bioballs rest on egg create.

Polyester pads complete the filter.

Another view.

Final install.

The guy I built if for confessed to me after buying a dozen more fish for his tank “David, I'm sorry I doubted you. I’ve got to tell you I thought you were selling me a lemon, but this thing rocks.” The tank is a 220 gallon and has 25 large sarassas and wakins. It is equipped with automatic daily water changes an is plumbed to a floor sink under the tank.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

240 gallon fiberglass tanks

They need a little work but the great thing about fiberglass is it is
easy to fix. They nest well and are very light. Maybe used for top
view fish or as filtration sumps.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Out with the old In with the new.

The old 600 gallon quarantine system mid removal.

Down to the cribbing supports.

The new 1,000 gallon (3 ton) quarantine system plumbed for recirculation and to drain. Filtered by a 100 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank of bioballs/matala.

The back of the tanks will get various sizes of four foot tanks: 75 or 120 gallons.