My Improved 60 Gallon Aquarium
This is my 60 gallon Aquarium now. I have the plants maxed out.
What is funny for the most every fish has a job to do, within its community.
When you add plants you always get snails, there is no way to avoid it, there are
chemicals you can buy but with some of the fish I have that has no scales it would
be very harmful.
The Baby Whales, the Elephant Nose , the Black Ghost Knife , so I spend a lot of time
Arianna brought it to my attention that the clown Loach’s are snail killers, so we purchased 2 of them, and it took about a week.
I had noticed that during a water change, I was starting to have an algae problem, and if it is not
corrected algae can over run a tank very fast. So Again okay Arianna, suggested otto cats, which is a small catfish, we had one, but to get the job done, we purchased 4 more, and they are going to town.
Our cory cat keeps the bottom clean.
There is also a process I go through everyday putting them to sleep and waking up, just as feeding. We now have 3 tanks.
The 60 gallon, the 20 gallon and we just set up a 16 gallon bow front, as a matter of fact we even have a 3 gallon hospital, so we can take care of any fish that come down ill..
Feeding all three takes about 15 minutes, the 60 and the 20 both get frozen blood worms along with flakes.
Several of the fish in the 60 gallon will eat out of my hands. Once I start feeding the 60 gallon I start with flakes, then I move to brine shrimp which is frozen.Before hand I take a cup of water out of the 60 and drop a cube of blood worms in so they can thaw out. I start out with the flakes, then the brine shrimp.
I then add the remaining cube of brine shrimp to the blood worms and with a turkey baster I am able to put the food on the floor when I think I need to direct it, to insure the Baby whales, the elephant nose and the ghost knife gets fed.
Last week Arianna and I added a 20 pound bag of live sand to the 60 gallon, without taking any fish out of the tank, or draining the water. The substrate was more for the live plants.
I have never really had a hobby, but I find peace and relaxation taking care of my friends. It is really funny because they all get to know you, and they know when its feeding time, and bed time
Okay enough of the boring crap, I just wanted to share..