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Today I got a few things:

A 9 inch (23 cm) plastic Water Wonders ‘Red Ludwigia’ decorative aquarium plant

Small ceramic turtle ornament for the Green Tank

Two medium golden apple snails

A new light (finally!)

Hear are osme details on my new light:

BRAND: ToM/ OSCAR (???)

POWER:

24 watts

230 volts

50 HZ

Features:

Adjustable length (18″-24.5″)

Daylight 24W flourescent bulb

Waterproof design

Plug-in ballast

Lift-up stand included

On/off swich

I’m very happy with it. Because of the stand i can use it even without a tank lid.

I will be getting a custom cut sheet of glass cut soon with a small hole at the back for a heater, another small hole for cable leads and a skinny strip at the front for feeding. That is how i would like it, my ‘ultimate design’.

 

Lastly, I have gotten a tank treatment for the Blue Room (1 molly, 1 platy). I have realised they have itchy gills. No visible parasites or skin abnormalities. It appears to be only their gills that are itchy. I was stumped as to what it could be so I headed to my local pet store to ask. There is one staff member that is specificly knowlageble in aquatics. He reccomended an ich treatment to me. Aristopet is the brand. The lable reads the name ‘Aqua Master; Rapid White Spot Remedy’. He said don’t be put off by the name, it does more than that. I have already seen improvements. It is currently the fourth day of treatment. I hope to see it completely clear up the situation, it appears to already be well on the way, which is a good sign!

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Details on aquarium:

The dimentions will hopefully be 6′ x 20″ x 18″

The aquarium i am currently interested in is a package deal. It comes with the tank (obviously, lol), a stand, for filtration it comes with an Aqua FX SPR2200 or RESUN SP-3800L, a 300 watt heater and a 6 foot single Dalbarb for lighting. I also want a UV light to use at night. i want to use black non-living sand. It will hopefully be a natural looking tank with driftwood and live plants. For fish I am not too sure yet, but am hoping to get 2 dojo loaches (1 gold 1 normal), guppies (currently have 4, 2 males 2 females, plus any babies they might have between now and when i get my tank), 4 dwarf gouramis (1 male and one female original and one male and one female of honey/gold variation), an assortment of angelfish (not sure of colour variations yet, but i am definetally wanting at least one marble) and a group of 5-10 neon tetras. although neons are natural prey of angelfish, i am hoping that with the cover of driftwood and plants along with the sheer size of the tank (well, I think it’s pretty big, considering i’m not exactly what you would call a professional aquarist!) they will be able to live together alright. if i get too many guppies i will give some away to friends/relavites and trade the rest to the local fish store for shop points/credit. Or, I could just sell them in the paper!

Pregnant guppy update:

Well, one of my guppies is still pregnant, the one with the red tail. For a female she has lots of finnage and a very vibrant red colour that goes up along the top of her tail to the fin on her back. She is very pretty and i am excited to see how the babies turn out. however, i have some doubts. She has been like this for well over the average month and is very fat. her gravid spot is still very large. I am wondering if she will even make it through, let alone have her babies. Death is uncommon but possible in pregnant guppies if things don’t go right. Let’s all hope everything will turn out fine!

New tank item and supplies:

I have justgone to the LFS this afternoon. I got some freeze dried bloodworms as an easier alternative to my frozen food (I have frozen bloodworms and frozen baby brine shimp in my freezer atm), some more goldfish food and a 40cm silk plant. very nice! Only it’s too tall for my 38cm tank, and that’s without the gravel! Oh well, it just sticks out the top.

Will keep you all updated on everything!

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