Some of you may remember that I went a little crazy last February and ended up with a 30 gallon aquarium that I just HAD to have. I still don’t know why. But … I’ve still got the aquarium. And then some.
So I thought I’d update you a bit and let you know what’s happened since. What’s happened is, I’ve gone even crazier. Now, in addition to the lovely 30 gallon tank in our kitchen, I am also the proud owner of a 90 gallon tank that I set up in my office. I have many the zen moment watching my fish … and many the moment doing tank maintenance, let me tell you. But like any hobby, the work is worth the rewards and I want to share some of my fishies with you today.
This tank below is the original 30 gallon. It is home to some lovely Colombian Tetras, some serpae tetras, little cory catfish, a pleco, 2 lunker snails and just recently a pair of German Blue Rams. More on that later.
Because I liked the 30 gallon so much, I bought a 90 gallon for my office. I bought the tank and stand used, refurbished it and now it looks gorgeous in my office. This is the tank before I filled it. I can sit at my desk and watch the activity. It’s very entertaining and peaceful.
This severum lives in the 90 gallon. He’s a south American cichlid and is already lot bigger now than when this photo was taken and will get about 6 – 7 inches when he’s fully grown.
This is one of my 3 little blood parrots. She likes peas. I shot this photo after I’d fed the tank their Sunday veggies and she took her pea and ran and hid behind some plants then peeked out at me.
This is Pearl. She’s a smoky blue marble Philippine pearlscape angelfish – very unique. She too will get around 6 inches.
Here’s a photo of the tank stocked with the 3 blood parrots, the severum, pearl and a school of congo tetras
This is Pong. One of a pair of snails in my 30 gallon. Yes, the other one is Ping. Pong is having a very zen moment balancing on the rock.
This little guy is an Electric Blue Jack Demphsy. He will eventually go into the 90 gallon but he has to grow up a bit first. He’s so mellow he won’t compete for food so I’m keeping him in the 30 until he gets a little more size on him.
Okay. This is an albino bristle nose pleco. He REALLY likes veggies as you can see here. He’s wedged himself upside down and is sucking on a carrot that I put in the tank for him.
This is one of my pair of German Blue Rams. I’ve only had them for 10 days and they are really little gems. Haven’t named them yet …
The second of the pair.
And finally, if you’d like to see the 90 gallon in motion, here’s a video link.
Clearly, my impulsive purchase of a 30 gallon fish tank has turned into something much larger than I ever expected. Learning about aquariums, keeping fish, what fish are compatible, how to care for them … it’s become a very consuming hobby that I really enjoy. Oh … and I still have the 5 gallon with my betta in it.
What impulses have you followed lately that lead you somewhere you hadn’t expected to go? And if you haven’t followed an impulse, what’s stopping you?