Showing posts from May, 2018

Resealing a tank

Today I'm going to show you how I reseal an aquarium.
This 10 gallon tank is actually going to be an upgrade for our Betta fish, Betta Ray Bill and his friends the Assassin Snails and the Red Cherry Shrimp.
They all live in a 5.5 gallon right now, but this used 10 Gallon that I picked up for free will make a lovely upgrade.

Bill is an active and curious fish, so he'll love having a little more room to roam and patrol. This will let us put in more plants for the shrimp to hide in and give everyone more room.

I actually resealed this one once before and that is why the silicone is so difficult for me to remove. I made a mess of it though and wanted to re-do it before handing it over to Bill and the gang.

I cannot stress this enough... Do not remove the tape before the silicone is dry. If you have to cut along the edge of the silicone to free the tape later that is fine, but if you remove the tape too early you'll mess up the silicone job.
That was my mistake on this tank wh…

The Next Shrimp Tank.

I'm getting another tank ready.
I want to put another kind of shrimp in it, but I'm not sure what shrimp to put in.

I also have a little 1 gallon desktop tank that I  am going to put some shrimp into soon. I could use that for another small group of shrimp of a different type again, or I could just take some of the Blue Velvet shrimp and move them into this little tank.... decisions decisions... What kind of shrimp should I put in the new tanks?

Crystal Red Shrimp Tank Update - May 2018

So much success!
There are now 4 shrimp moms in the Crystal Red tank

And Another New Crystal Red Mom

If you've been following this blog or my Youtube for any time at all, you know I wasn't having much luck with my Crystal Red Shrimp.

Well that's all changing now. Now there are 2 mommies to be in that tank. I posted a video clip of one yesterday, and here is the other. I know they look very much alike, but trust me there are 2 of them.

The new Crystal Red Mom

As I discovered Sunday night, one of our Crystal Red shrimp is finally berried (pregnant). In the almost 1 year I have had Crystals we've only seen one batch of babies. There will be more little baby shrimp in the CRS tank in about a month. It's been hard getting the conditions just right, but hopefully this is just the first of many.