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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Aquabead 6 cubic foot installation part 5

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Aquabead 6 cubic foot installation part 4 UV

Cutting a glued fitting off a proprietary UV fitting.  Risky and rarely works.

Sometimes things just work out.

Replacing the bulb in the Zapp Pure Stainless UV.

A close up for future reference.

Love it when things line up.  Just one more fitting.

Aquabead 6 cubic foot installation part 3

1/4 hp Wave pump with integrated leaf trap.

Fitting the system back together.  It was a year ago that I went and got this filter.  Thankfully I took a video of the system before I cut it up.

Reusing pipe can be cost effective but at times very frustrating.

Plumbing the midnight oil.

How does it go?

Aquabead 6 cubic foot installation part 2

The equipment pad.  The system was originally on two of these and I'm fitting in onto one.

The multiport valve.

Loctite silicone lubricant for the o-rings.

Multiport valve O-ring.


Aquabead 6 cubic foot installation part 1

Removed the top to check the strainers and beads.

6 cubic feet of beads.  Each cubic foot is rated for 50 pounds of fish.

A scoop of beads.

About to wrestle it into place between the tank and the shed.

A look at the sludge valve.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bristol Shubunkin (Parker x Wolfe) 6/11/11

Bristol Shubunkin (Parker x Wolf) 6/11/11 spawn.
Raised in a 100 gallon Rubbermaid.


Side view

Top view

Close up

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Albino Telescope Goldfish

At a Local Fish Store.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Matsuyama x Itoh 6/11

Caught all but one in a single scoop.  A couple got caught on the net.

In some clean water.

Here they are in their new winter home.

Itoh and Hattori (Hater) '10

Doing a water change.  The tank is currently draining out the center of the tank.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Itoh and Hattori (Hater) 10

Itoh and Hattori (Hater) 2010.  Spent the summer in a 4x4 fiberglass tub.  Moved to a hatchery tank for the winter.  The water is currently draining from the tank.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Blue Tubs Removed

Draining the system.  A nice batch of Bristol (Parker) Spawn 2 came out of this tub.

Itoh and Hattori in the corner.

Blue Egg Phoenix and Bristol mutants in the left tank.

Moving out.

Site resurfaced with 1/4" #10 gravel.  Two Large Laguna tubs will move back in here.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hatchery Tanks Completed

Completed Hatchery Tank

2" x 3/4" Recirc Supply.  1/2" x 1/8th" Air.
Ready for fish.

Supply Valve.

2" Primary Standpipe.

6" secondary standpipe.  Itoh and Hattori (Hater) '10.

The drain infrastructure.

Blue egg Phoenix (Lyons) 6/10 and brstol shubunkin mutants

The Blue Egg Phoenix are my outside population.  Much smaller than the inside fish but have been outside since they were out of their nursery tank.