Not giving away anymore tanks-I am keeping the rest! :)

  1. Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    So, a few weeks ago, I was so overwhelmed with my reef tank(s) (there are two now) that I decided to sell/give away all but 6 tanks for a total of 8 tanks.
    I sold a 75 gallon and gave a 90 gallon away. I rearranged and now have one 10g as a sump for my 55 gallon tank (and that is a different thread! :) )
    I currently have:
    150g with African Cichlids
    125g with clowns, hons, angels. neons, a few killi and a set of kribs
    90g with an Oscar
    46g with a young parrot (the Oscar and Blood Parrot started fighting), a young Jack Dempsey
    4-20g tanks 2-endlers only, 1-endlers and panda loach, 1-Bolivian Rams
    36g with 2 Axolotl
    10g with ADF
    5.5g X 2 with betta
    5g X 2 with betta
    2.5g with shrimp
    55g with kribs, killifish, 5 xray tetra, cory, an African butterfly fish, 5 blue tetra
    29g (at work) with molly 7 adult and a small bristlenose pleco
    120g saltwater-reef with 2 clown, 1 yellow tang, 1 blenny, 1 watchman goby, 1 cleaner shrimp, 4 peppermint shrimp, 2 banggai Cardinal, a serpent star fish, many snails, and 3 emerald crabs
    55g saltwater-reef tank with a blue devil damsel, a four stripe damsel, purple psuedochromis, blackcap basslet, birdsnest, montipora, mushroom, acropora, and several other (they are here in this tank for a while-until I arrange the 120 to my satisfaction.

    Anyway, I just can't stand to part with the fish I have. I so enjoy showing Kingston, my grandson, the marvels of "his" fish. Today he was here and while his Papa napped, he pulled his little stool around and ran the python in the tanks. He is 3 and he loves his fish. I just can't do it!

    The reef tanks are settling down so I am not spending every waking moment on them. We did get our electric and this month it was up quite a bit, so was the water. However, I do very little outside of work-except my fish so I can justify the expense! My hubs is very involved with veteran organizations and spends a ton of time with those-plus a little money. Neither of us are high rollers! Not sure I would if I could! :)
    Anyway, I just can't part with the guys. I put the chiller on the axolotls today and it dropped their temp a good 5 degrees already-down to about 72 and that works. I also replaced their lid with egg crates. :) They will next get some sand as I watched them today and they appear to have a little bit of difficulty with the glass bottom (right now they are on bare bottom) and they should be good today.

    The hubs helped me set up the 10g sump for the 55g tank. And, wait for it, of course I flooded the floor when I went out to my deck box to get a piece of material I needed for it-we bought a wet vac after the last fiasco! :)

    Anyway, it was a nice lazy Saturday and the grandson was so excited to help me! It made my heart smile! He would pull his little stool up to the tank and then watch the python-moving it along as he has seen me do on numerous occasions!


    So much for being rational about ridding myself of extra tanks! Looks like as long as I am willing, we will have tanks and a little bit of furniture! :)
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Well Known Member Member

    I don't let my grandsons or the 3 year old tom-boy within 6 feet of my tanks.:;smack
     
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    Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    Jim, he has sat and eaten popcorn while watching the tanks. He has a stool that he pulls around to which ever tank he wants to watch. He is very quiet and does not touch the glass.
    He has learned so much about fish!
    He helps me feed them and he knows he must wash his hands and really Rinse before he starts and wash again when we finish. Today was the first day he helped me with the water.
    I guess that is the advantage of being the only grandchild after my children were grown and gone for 10 plus years! :)
    Plus, I have worked in education and counseling for a long time! :)
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Well Known Member Member

    Maybe you can come and "knock" some sense into the 2 boys(ages 4 and 6) and their sister, aged 3 who thinks she is "one of the boys".;D
     
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    Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    Jim, :;tmnt