I'm an amateur but I love fish and frogs so I get on the net and look up information on how to care for them well. I've got two 60 gallon tanks and 7 Betta tanks ranging from 5 gallons down to 2.5 gallons. My entire dining room is set up as my fish room. It's the most peaceful place in my home.
I recently started a Rainbowfish aquarium. I've got a school of 11 in a 60 gallon planted tank. The tank is mixed with live and plastic plants. I've got water sprite, java fern and a few others. There are three small pieces of driftwood. I have 2 filters on it that do up to 60 gallons each. I use loose filter media. I've been watching Dustin's YouTube vids for tips on how to better manage my Rainbow tank.
The second 60 gallon tank is tall and holds 5 African-Clawed frogs and 2 medium sized Goldfish. Yes, it is over stocked. Water changes for both tanks are on Sundays at 25%. Water changes for Betta Place is as needed.
In addition to my love of fish I'm a stay at home artist. I paint abstract expressionism, figurative paintings as well as cubism. I hand sew dolls and dabble in clay just a little bit. All of this can be seen on my art website at
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I used to really enjoy doing different projects with the fish tanks. I was pleased to take in fish from others who needed assistance or to give a fish a home who needed one. But, the last year and a half has been rough, so my thoughts concerning my tanks has changed. I think I'd like to keep a set up without changing it and keep the tanks I have without taking on any projects. I will let the tanks change naturally of course, but I'm not going to attempt anything…Continue
I had a beautiful sail fin black molly in with my fish. That boy is big and beautiful but he's aggressive. I wanted so badly to keep him in there and cater to his likes and dislikes. I had to make a decision though, do I keep him in there because he's that big and beautiful or do I continue to let him bully and watch his victims fail to…Continue
Something tells me this isn't just cute behavior. Why do my two goldies kiss on the lips several times a day? It's a 'quick' kiss then they move on but they do it several times a day. They're about 6 inches each in a 90 alone. They've got a good amount of java fern on driftwood. They know how to tear up on some duckweed, but I have a free supply of that from my friend. My main question is this, why the kissing?
I purchased some ceramic/slate tiles from Lowes and was wondering if they are safe to use in the aquarium. I have several sizes. None of these have ever been used on a floor. They are whole, no broken pieces. Are they safe to use in an aquarium? If one ends up broken is it safe to use?
Are they safe to use whole?
Are they safe to use broken?