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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Something Fishy

Tired of that old HD TV? I recommend watching an aquarium and enjoying simple pleasures.
Fish aren't the only interesting things. Feather duster worms and hermit crabs are cool too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz, I am such a lazy human being, worse now that I am in my 60s. I used to have a fresh water aquarium, but gave it away when I got married. Too much of a hassle to clean it.

How often does a SALT water tank have to be cleaned? Do you have to drain it and refill with sea water?

February 26, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

Once the water gets seasoned and the environment is stabilized (lots of testing to start with), I clean the surfaces of algae every week or so and siphon the bottom and do a 1/4 tank water change every 2-3 weeks.

Sea water has too many critters so I make salt water with Instant Ocean and Pur filtered water from the kitchen sink. I keep a 30gal plastic trash can nearby with extra salt water. It has a sponge filter running in it and I rotate the large pieces of coral rock in it. I usually keep extra hermit crabs and a fish in there too.

February 26, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous las vegas said...

If I had half a brain, I would've studied and become a marine biologist.
Instead, I was born with just my good looks *sigh*

February 26, 2009 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

When I was young, I lived in WI in a rural/resort area. We had all kinds of animals around - and I began to raise guppies - a good indoor hobby for cold winter months. We kept the tanks in the warm kitchen.

Some day, if the day ever comes when I can spend more time at home, I would like to raise fish again. I really enjoyed breeding and showing Betta splendens a few years ago.

February 26, 2009 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous wafan said...

My Mom's aunt used to raise all kinds of fish. There must have been 25 tanks throughout the home. I used to love to visit and would sit and watch all the fishes for hours. She used to show fish, too!

They were a lot more fun than her award winning flowers and orchids.

February 26, 2009 at 4:33 PM  
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