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10 gallon project
Just for kicks I set up a leaking 10 gallon in my Boat house the other
day. Set up the UG filter and added water from the lake. I was
thinking that it would a great place to sort fish since I keep minnow
traps out most of the time off the pier. Just dump them in and once
they calm down pick out the ones I wanted.
Well now I have several residents and must say this is one of my
favorite tanks! I have 4 very young Bluegills, 1 Logpearch, 3 Spotfin
shiners and a school of 25+ very small Brook Silversides in there.
They all appear to be doing very well. (BTW I haven't lost a single
I noticed some aggression in the tank (its a bit overcrowded I know!!)
so I thought that adding some rocks and dividing the tank into
sections might help this. So I went to the bank and selected two flat
rocks out of the shallows that could be set on their edges. I also
noticed some type of small black nymph crawling on them, Fish Food!! I
add the rocks and decided that I need some more cover so I found some
floating weeds and added that too. This made a big difference in the
behavior of the fish, no more aggression and the fish seem to school a
bit more than they did and just act more like fish. I really like to
get to watch those small blue gill hunt things to eat on the rocks.
I also managed to pick a critter or egg, not sure which, when I dipped
water out of the lake. Jelly like sacks that look like a oversized
Rice grain. 1/4 inch long? Well what ever they were it didn't take
them long to be attached to the Weeds and rocks. No, not a hydra.
Unless they have not developed arms yet?
I really like this tank! It is one of the most fun to watch and by far
the most natural one I have. I imagine there are lots of critters in
there I am not aware of since I dip the water out of the lake. The
nice part is that I never know what I will have in tomorrow. Just
depends what is in the trap this afternoon.
"Consider carefully what you hear", he continued "With the measure you
use it, it will be measured to you -- and even more. Whoever has will
be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken
from him." Mark 4:24,25
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