Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: In a College Dorm in the heart of Texas
Updates on everything today.
Life: Moving out has started becoming real. I now have a giant bin (45-gallon rolling bin) for my decorations and bedding. My walls are almost bare and it is so weird. Over half of the people in my hall have moved out. Only 3-4 are moving out tomorrow and the rest of us will leave this weekend, except one of my friends who is staying through May. As much as I can't wait to go home as see my little kids again (the ones I teach) I am going to miss my friends.
Eric: My little troublemaker is doing great. His dorsal is perfectly fine and he is eating (I wasn't sure if he was because he doesn't eat right away). I plan on leaving his 3-gallon up until Sunday morning, then move him directly to his travel cup and setting up the tank asap once I get home. His filter isn't cycled, so it will just be dried the night before so it doesn't leak everywhere.
Squirt: She is also doing great. I had to scrub away some brown algae, but it wasn't too hard. I plan on taking down the 10-gallon late Friday or early Saturday so that is can dry out a bit before going in the box. The filter cartridge will be living in a Tupperware of tank water and the Salvinia Minima will be doing the same (probably the same Tupperware too). All my fish supplies are going in the box with it. Hopefully, they all fit. Squirt will be going into her old 1-gallon for 1-2 days. She will stay in the 1-gallon once I get home until the 10-gallon is set up and running (probably by Sunday night).
Once I get back I am going to start growing some algae too. I may grow it outside with a clear plastic top. Once some grows, I am going to get a Nerite snail for the 10-gallon. Right now I am debating getting a 5-gallon tank and moving Squirt and her new snail to it, but using all the same stuff, or getting guppies. Since my room is so small next year, I may just get a plain 5-gallon so it won't take up so much space.
Snails: So neither one has moved in a few days, so I stuck them each in water for a few seconds to make sure they were still alive. They both starting moving a little while after and started eating the soaked tropical fish food flakes I had left over from last year's fish. Priscilla at some, but Flash ate a ton. I also bought some Tums (a little travel size container) and put one in the tank and one in the spray bottle I also bought. Neither one touched the Tums, but oh well.
Well, that is all the updates I can think of, I am sure I will think of more after I post this.
Oh, I remember one thing, Squirt's tank is cycled, so I am very excited about that. If I do keep the 10-gallon and add guppies, I am going to make my bubble volcano a second filter so I have more filtration.
Squirt (VT/CT) Apollo (HMDTPK) Hank (HMPK) Adam (VT/CT)
My Milk Snails:
Flash | Priscilla | Rapunzel | Eugene | Flynn
Those Gone Too Soon:
|Destiny (Baby) 8/17/2016-9/13/2016|Eric (HMPK) 3/30/2016-1/3/2017|
My Journal: The Making of a Fish Fanatic