…or…do you know what happens when the hose clamp on a 2000 gallons per hour marine tank pump rusts and snaps?
A basement full of salt water.
Fortunately only a thin layer, because there are failsafe bulkheads that prevent a) the tank from draining below the top drainholes, about 10 gallons; and b) a bulkhead [...]
We had told ourselves that we were going to get two of the ‘higher-bred’ fishes from our new pond supply place—we’d gotten our first koi, expecting that we’d lose some to infant mortality, by buying a random batch from a feed store—and only lost one; the others are quite a mixed bag of really nice [...]
It hadn’t cleared appreciably, and new green algae started growing. Arrgh!f
This is where I put on my water chemistry hat and bite the bullet and get the (fairly expensive) phosphate remover. Or, as we say in the marine reef biz, don’t bother getting a test for phosphate. If you’ve got algae growth, you’ve got [...]
The fish tank lights are working. The fish are fine. I got a little work done.
Tomorrow I’m planning to really bear down and get going.
We’ve had glorious weather: 72 to 85 degrees daytime, in August, no less. I went out and watered everything, just because I could. Our koi have about doubled in [...]
You’re probably tired of my rant about trackpoints… …
But for those of you who are interested, this is how to start/run a marine tank.
There are 2 paths: 1, an all-in-one, an aquapod or its ilk: will handle gobies and blennies, hermits; or—2 percula or skunk clowns (NOT the red clowns!) and a small [...]