While down at Aquarium Co-Op getting some supplies for the 60 gallon project I couldn’t help but get a few more fish.
2 Cardinal Tetra
1 Reticulated Siamese Algae Eater
Kate's 60 Gallon Aquarium - Part 7
The AquaClear 70 extension tubes finally arrived. This lowers my intake strainers and pre-filters to the desired height closer to the substrate.
One of the intake tubes were damaged during shipping so Amazon is sending out a replacement free of charge. These plastic extension tubes have pretty thin walls and the envelope they ship them in do not provide much protection.
I'm not really a fan of plastic parts, however, it seems most everything made these days are indeed made of plastic. I wish Hagen used a thicker plastic for some of the parts. Another gripe with the AquaClear is its clear plastic body and lid which I believe will easily scratch over time. I guess it’s a compromise you make for a filter that does really well in the filtration department.
Fin was gifted this stuffed wolf by my parents when we first got her. It was her very first toy which she loves to suck on, something I’ve never seen a dog do before. We hide it because Wolfie is notorious for ripping apart stuffed animals so in order to protect it we let Fin play with it when supervised. She finally realized it was on the window sill.
First Fruit from the Lime Tree
Two years ago, we took a cutting from my parents lime tree. A single 4-inch shoot quickly grew to a seven-foot tree that constantly needs to be topped in order for it to fit through the door during the winter months. Last year around this time the lime was about the standard size you would see at the grocery store however it felt hard so we let it be. Little did we know that the hardness was from the plant being watered. Let the soil go dry and the lime had some give. We finally gave in and pulled the lime since it was almost fully yellow. Can't wait to cut it open.
Kate's 60 Gallon Aquarium - Part 6
The Italian Vallisneria is planted. I also installed and plumbed the CO2 equipment. I wonder how long it will take for the tank to clear? I'm also curious if the cloudiness is a bacteria bloom or particulate from the substrate. Below is a photo of the CO2 regulator we used for this project.
I now have two of these and for the price point they are great. Not really sure what a premium regulator offers in addition to this make and model.