Saturday, December 18, 2010

And now time for something different!

So, not sure I mentioned this before, but I'm a fish hobby enthusiast. Not even sure if that's a real title to call someone or not, but it sounds good lol.

Basically, I love keeping aquariums!
DH is actually the one that got me started on this. He asked for an aquarium from his mom a few Xmas ago, and I started to look up fish that could go in to the tank. Well reading all about the various fish got me completely hooked and obsessed.
His mom got him/us a 29 gallon bow front tank (the front of the tank curves out).
And then I got myself a 10 gallon tank while he was out of town at another conferance lol. I used my food money to get it :P
And so on and so forth.
Right now, I only have 3 running tanks. In total I have 6 tanks. They were all running at one time before heh.

This is my 10 gallon tank
It's a bit dark b/c there are so many plants in the tank that it blocks a lot of the light. Right now it's home to trumpet snails, cherry shrimp, and pond snails.

The 29 gallon tank that started my obsession.

The water is that yellowish color b/c of algae and tannins that the piece of wood is leaching in to the water. It doesn't hurt the fish and I like it b/c it gives the tank a natural look.
I'd love to replace the substrate or just add more sand but meh, I'm too lazy to do anything right now lol.

And my baby, my 125 gallon tank. DH bought this for me a couple of years ago using some of our tax return. Love him :D

It doesn't look as great as it used to. Unfortunatly, had a lot of fish die due to unknown reasons. Also the plants aren't doing so well right now. Trying to figure out what's going on so I can get the tank looking great again. Hopefully it will again soon.

And yep.... other than TTC, this is another addiction of mine :P I love my fish tanks!


LisaB said...

Ooh pretty!!

One Cycle at a Time said...

Love them! :-) What a great hobby. We had fish tanks when I was growing up and some days I really wish I had some set up now.