• Water Change And Filter Maintenance

    From Jeff Snyder@1:345/3777 to All on Tue Mar 2 04:00:00 2010
    Even though it hasn't been a week yet, yesterday I conducted a 16-gallon
    water change. Due to the increased bio-load which has resulted from the previous seven spawns, it seems that I will either have to feed the fish
    less -- and let them browse on algae -- or conduct even more frequent water changes. I think I will go with the former idea. :)

    Gosh . . . a bigger tank is becoming more tempting all the time; but man
    would it be expensive -- $1,600.00 US. I don't have that kind of money, and even if I did, just thinking about the back-breaking work of cleaning a three-foot deep aquarium does not appeal to me in the least. I used to do
    that kind of work when I owned my own aquarium business.

    For the uninitiated, we are talking about a tank measuring 60" long x 30"
    wide x 36" high when completely empty.

    That is 64,800 cubic inches, divided by 231 -- because a gallon of water occupies 231 cubic inches of space -- equals a 280.5 gallon aquarium when completely empty.

    Hey! I know! I can start a fund! Anyone want to donate? Please! :) :)

    The day before yesterday, I also cleaned out the two Penguin 330 Bio-Wheel filters. Aside from all of the regular detritus that they collect, over
    time, they become encrusted with hard lime deposits, due to the fact that
    our water here is very hard. I have to scrape the stuff off with a butter knife, and it is quite a bit of work.

    It appears that Mama Mbuna has finally released all of her fry, although
    I've only been able to spot one or two of them thus far. Sometimes it takes
    up to a week before they really become bold enough to show themselves more.
    We shall see . . . unless the bigger fish gobble them all up! ;)

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