Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Send in the Clowns

Project Aquarium has reached a new stage, the addition of fish!  Now instead of looking at some rock and rapidly growing 'stuff', there are things swimming around.  To start of we went with the ever popular Clown Fish.  Mainly because the kids recognize them as the Nemo fish.

One of them is a bit of a jerk though, course I couldn't tell you which.  They just look too much alike.  Overall, they are pretty fun to watch and the kids love to feed them.  We will be getting more fish soon, but it is a build up process.  Handling algae growth is still a priority.

I also need to get some background paper to cover up the tubes and wires one of these days.  Next up, is some sort of algae rock which soaks up the nitrogen before the algae can get it.  Or something like that, most of this stuff is still a mystery to me.

I picked up a really neat glass cleaner over the weekend, since algae was growing on that too.  It's a two piece system, one on the inside, one on the outside both connected by a strong magnet.  Works very well.  This concludes another exciting fish tank related blog post.