32 gallon planted tank

Puffers Return Home

Last time we checked, our puffers had moved to a temporary home pending the move of their tank to a new stand. Well, the stand (unfinished) has been purchased, and while I’ve never done anything like this before, I managed to stain and seal the unit. I set it up this week and moved the … Read more

Puffers in Exile

Puffers in Exile

Well, not really exile, more of a temporary home while their main home is rebuilt. Due to a couple of reasons, we relocated the inhabitants of our 38 gallon tank to a new home, a 20 gallon long aquarium. The puffers in question are small, less than one inch, fresh water fish that originally come … Read more

Planted Tank March 2016

Planted Tank Update

We’ve had some issues with my planted tank the past few months. Mostly related to neglect/lack of interest, or so I thought. Lost a few plants, and the anubias keep getting covered with a brown, easily wiped off, slime algae. Yuck! Then, the lights died. Both of the T5HO fixtures died. I replaced them with … Read more

20 gallon planted tank

20 Gallon Planted Tank at 3 Months

It’s been a bit over 3 months since I first set up a planted aquarium. I haven’t posted as many updates as I originally planned, but have kept up reasonably well in terms of taking photos. So following a brief update, there are 7 photos of the tank taken at various times since November. I’ve purchased … Read more

20 gallon planted tank with new driftwood

20 Gallon Planted Tank

I had the week of Thanksgiving off from work, and early in the week began setting up a new aquarium. It’s been 10 years since we dismantled our tanks before moving back to Lindsborg and I’ve successfully fought the urge to set up tanks since then, but this time I gave in. I’m doing something … Read more