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Saturday, July 31, 2010

240 gallon fiberglass tub repair

Patching a couple bulkhead holes. Got my blue a little to dark but can lighten it up with top coats.

A new favorite feeder: Eheim everyday fish feeder

Automatic feeding unit

Having nice neighbours is fine. But do you want to entrust your aquarium to somebody during vacation who does not know anything about aquatics? We have a better solution for you:

The EHEIM feeding unit feeds your fish on a regular basis, the EHEIM liquidoser give your plants what they need and the EHEIM internal and external filters, equipped with corresponding filter media, keep the water of your aquarium clean for a long time.

You can enjoy the best weeks of the year undisturbed. At home, everything is ok. However, who will be responsible for your plants is another question.

The compact EHEIM feeding unit is operated by batteries (included). The actively aerated feeding chamber gives dry food down to the last flake. With simple to use programming, you decide when the fish should be fed. Double dosage of the food is also provided in the programming. "Snacks between meals" are possible at the press of a button at any time. A warning system informs you of low battery power. Capacity approx. 100 ml.

New: The fuction keys are now splash-proof

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Matsuyama Ranchu

I was fortunate to be given a dozen Matsuyama Ranchu. This is a Japanese line that was imported in about 2004 by NeoRanchu and kept alive in the breeders circle.  They have wonderful backs but tend to have  pinched peduncle. I hope with strong selection we can improve them.

This fish is just yawning, I couldn't find any gill/jaw issuse.  May have been eating a daphnia.
Same fish from the side.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blue Egg Phoenix take two

After nearly two years with two bachelors I was given another chance at this line.  It is a very subtle fish that often get passed by in the fishroom but once it catches someones eyes even the uninitiated fish keeper finds the beauty in this ancient line.  I was given about 100 fry, which are now sorted into the good fish and the not so good fish.  Normally the not so good fish would be culled but there's enough space in the goldfish garage for them to live out their lives... just in case.  Many of the "culls" have bent fins that look to be more developmental than genetic in nature.  Keeping them around just because.

Sorry for the grainy blurry images but they just wouldn't pose, and the iPhone camera is not the fastest in dim light.  Maybe in a year or two I can finally get my own going. Currently they are dinning on daphnia/moina, mosquitoes and live bloodworms (chronomids) with the occasional glass worm.