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Jan. 17th, 2005

I bought a 30 gallon fishtank at Walmart while looking for hair conditioner and lightbulbs.  I guess this is why I should not be in department stores without supervision.  It looks nice though, and of course I can put much bigger fish in it than in my 5 gallon one.  I am considering making it a saltwater aquarium, but I hear that it's a hell of a lot harder than maintaining a freshwater one.  I need to do more research I guess, but since I don't have fish for it yet, I'm not under a timeframe.  I'm going to move the 5 gallon one upstairs and set it somewhere where the dog can watch it while I'm at work (which is what I originally planned for it when I bought it a year or so ago).  I might buy a new bookshelf and set it on that, since I've been needing another bookshelf in the worst way for a while.  I can't find a place for it, though.


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Jan. 17th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
My ex husband was an avid salt water tank man. I didn't have a lot to do with the setting up of the tanks, but typically it would take about a month. We'd have to get a fish poo sample from one tank and move it to the new tank once allt he filters and salt were set up to let it grow good bacteria and stuff.

Mind you, I'm no expert. I just knew it took a long time to set up and then he was constantly stressing over the care of the tank ongoingly.
Jan. 18th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
I considered a saltwater aquarium for a while. The problem is I have a hard enough time keeping my freshwater fish from going belly up without having to worry about the balancing act when dealing with saltwater.

I'm happy with my desktop aquarium screensaver. Pretty hard to kill those fish. :xP :x)
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