So over the next few weeks my blog posts will follow the set up of the aquarium and the addition of our new fish pets! (among other topics)
So the stages to setting up our home aquarium aren't as simple as filling it with water and dumping in fish and fake plants. We chose a salt water or 'marine' aquarium so it needs to cycle through the filter before we can add the fish. The live rock, (covered in tiny plants and coral) is added first with the live sand (contains tiny crustacean). After a week we brought a water sample back to the aquarium and our water was ready for some 'cleaners'.
3 hermit crabs, 3 snails, an emerald crab, a starfish and a shrimp later we had a little housekeeping crew set up. They all do different jobs and keep our aquarium as true to life as possible. By Friday we should be able to add our first 2 fishies.... but I'll keep their type for the big reveal on Friday. For now we are both enjoying 'fish parenthood' with our cute little shrimp who will clean your hand if you stick it in the tank... (something i havent tried yet) but has led to him following us around the room when we pass the tank. He loves us!!! :)
|Say 'Hello' to Shrimpy!|
It's funny but it's unbelievable relaxing to just sit and watch the tank. The filter adds bubbles and the uv light casts lovely blue waves on the 'sea-ling' at night :P The tv is feeling a bit left out :P
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