@Daisykd: I've read in multiple forums that legos are aquarium safe. I rinsed everything in hot water to remove any packaging funk and had at it. They float like no one's business though, so mine have quite a few weights siliconed down.
So today, dear husband wakes up (again at 6, he's insane) and finds one poor girl has swum up inside one of the decorations and is apparantly trapped! We have no idea how she managed it. I don't think there's an opening that's more than 6-7mm, but she did. No apparent fin damage either. I'm going to re-silicone over any entrances, just to be safe. Seriously though, there's a shot glass wedged up inside the only large opening and siliconed all around, and that's planted in about 1" of sand. She must be some kind of Houdini.
This is the pooper; I might add. I can tell she will be a real character.
He did snap a few pics, 'cause let' be honest, it was kinda funny. She's all safe and swimming around like normal now.
That is a really neat tank, and I'm glad your girl didn't drown herself Mine kept trying that with a glass bottle I had in the tank, getting inside and being confused how to escape, so I finally just removed it for safety.
Thanks everyone! We're still trying to get pictures of everyone. Some of the girls are pretty camera shy.
@Olympia: I can't blame her! This tank was pretty much my excuse to play alien invasion, lol.
To everyone thinking of using legos: They rock! But I was not kidding about weighing them down. Save yourself a lot of swearing and be prepared with suction cups, silicone, and weights from the beginning.
THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!! any waysssss, very gorgeous fish and an awesome tank, good luck!!!! i save 3 females from wal-mart the other day and now i have a 4 fish sorority!(my first sorority!) :D im happy with the ones i chose also! any ways good luck! i hope you have no problems!
And that little alien stunt, thats awesome! im glad she was safe!!!! its a cute picture too, i like the alien idea, very brilliant! :)
Last edited by MistersMom; 01-30-2012 at 07:07 PM.
This is an awesome aquarium!!! You should submit some of these photos to the photo of the month contest! My favorite is the one with the screaming lego figure. You did a phenomenal job! Props to you and your hubby!!