Mattyzz Posted May 10, 2021 Share Posted May 10, 2021 (edited) Hi! Well lets start I was super hesitant to even think about a journal but maybe this help me keep things of my mind so I can actually focus on my major as a Computer Science. How did I get into the fish hobby? When I was younger I always witnessed my families numerous attempts to keep fish in various ways. They bought gold fish and stuck them into 5 Gals and took all the fish out to clean the tank... with soap. This was when I was about 10 and they tried again with this massive(to me) 39 Gal Jebo Bow Front (without soaping). After the numerous fails they gave up for a long time. We've kept many pets such as cats, dogs, birds, turtles, a dove that got hit by a car mid flight that my dad nursed back to health, and a neighborhood possum. Fast-forward to beginning of pandemic my mom comes home with a betta in a light-bulb shaped container which probably holds 8oz of water with a fancy light underneath. That is kind of where I went and said, "Whos taking care of the betta?" my mom looks at me and obviously its me. I started taking care of that betta (unfortunately don't have him anymore. SIP Cherry.) Where I'm At Presently. I recently got a new bed for my tiny 10x10 room and had to reorganize all my fish tanks around which are a 24 Gallon, 2-10 Gallons one has some baby fish in it. I'll do my best to get into the details but here's the current take after everything has been done. WARNING: I'm a scatter brain so things will change mid-post writing. I apologize in advance. This is a 3 Tier-Shelf that I drew up which my dad then found spare wood laying around his shop to make. The front, legs, and back wood are Poplar while the left and right joining sides are Mahogany. I sanded the whole shelf down with 120grit and stained it with a water based Poly+Stain. The Shelf measures 36''L x 22''W x 60''H. Top Shelf Supplies mostly. The Fluval 307 is something I got on sale. Middle Shelf 24 Gallon Life Guard Aquatics with integrated sump. 6 months uptime. No Co2 Fish Stocking 2 False Juuli Corydoras 5 Panda Corydoras 8 Emerald Rasboras 8 Pygmy Corydoras 8 Platinum Medaka Ricefish 3 Otocinclus Catfish 1 Honey Gourami 2 Reticulated Hill Stream Loaches 4 Nerite Snails 1 Purple Mystery Snails 2 Kulhi Loaches 2 Panda Loaches Amanos and Neos Which I don't know how many there are. I know its a TON of fish but everyone has been doing fine and I realized I really just loved putting fish in the tank. I may split the tank mates up at some point but the interactions are just interesting to see. Plant Stocking Back left to right then to front Ambulia Ludwigia Super Reds Ludwigia Palustris Cryptocorynes Anubis Java Fern Monte CarloBottom Shelf 10 Gallon Aqueon Tank which is filled with meds and such for now. 10 Gallon Visio Tank which holds approximately 20-30 baby ricefish of varying ages (1wk-1mo) Desk Tank UNS 10 Gallon Fish Stocking Blue Plakat Betta (He has a mustache) 4 Ember Tetras (I had 6.... 2 just disappeared) 3 Otocinclus 1 Nerite 1 Bamboo Shrimp Plant Stocking This one doesn't have an order. Staurogyne Repens Crypt Parva Mini Bolbitis Anubias Java Fern Red Melon Sword Bacopa Ambulia Amazon Frogbit Salvinia End First Post Well that was a lot to write. Sorry if the formatting is all wonky as some weird things were happening as I was putting pictures in. Hopefully I remember to post bit on odd stuff that happens. My fish tank hobby did benefit from a few other hobbies as well and I hope to post them. I apologize for my scatter brainy-ness. Edited June 3, 2021 by Mattyzz Fixing Pictures! 2 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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