Unfortunately, my 75 gallon build has stalled for much longer than I wanted...hopefully soon, hopefully. Until then, my little 29 is still plugging along and as the title says, it turns 4 years old this week (actually Sept 6). So I thought in the absence of any updates for the 75, I'd post some pics of the 29. Over the years, much has changed, recent rash of jumping fish, hair algae outbreak that either overgrew and choked out my zoa garden (or maybe more likely, the high nutrients that fed the
Came home today and was missing my little clownfish, Waggles. Looked all around and found him, turned into jerky, laying on top of the baseboard heater.
He was the third permanent (I say permanent because I didn't know any better than to follow a particular fish store's advice and used damsels to cycle the tank when it was first set up...sorry.) fish in the 29. (Purple firefish 1st-added Nov 8, 2008; Wheeler's Watchman Goby 2nd-added Dec 3, 2008 and Waggles was added Dec 13,
Before (January 2012)
a few months ago
Things are on the upswing again at work, so hopefully I can at least get the 75 in the house before my birthday also.
Updated 05-30-2012 at 11:25 PM by blakew
Sorry if this is a double post. I had a post all ready to go then I accidentally navigated away from the site and poof the post was gone.
Anyway, as I've posted previously, I'm really making an effort to get the hair algae under control in my 29 so it doesn't get transferred to the 75. To those ends I've changed the type of food I'm feeding from Ocean Nutrition Formula TWO Marine Pellets to Rod's Foods Original (wanted the Fish Only but the only "lfs" (1 1/2 hours away)
While the 75 gallon build is waiting its turn to get some more funds directed its way, I thought I might share some pictures from my 29. The Florida ricordeas and the Xenia seem to be the only things that have always done well under the PC lights (that I used to have) on this tank. Luckily, they seem to continue to be realitively happy under the lower wattage t5s.
You'll have to excuse the hair algae. Though I'm finally beginning to win the battle, there's still more than I would like
Updated 03-15-2012 at 03:02 AM by melev