Patience is a Virtue! – New fish tank setup

At this moment, my new fish tank is getting ready for new fishes that I bought this afternoon! Let me show them after this post. 🙂

I’d like to share with you some tips before I show you the setting that I have.

1. Check your new fish tank before you bring it to home.

New Fish Tank (24'')

After I got my new fish tank last weekend, I bought 20 inches of big fish tank. When I got home, I realized that the fish tank was actually broken. The bottom glass wasn’t well sealed and it leaked the water. I ended up getting a new one from the store but it was still a bit of hassle and time wasting.
So make sure you check your fish tank when you buy it. See if there’s any issue.

2. Buy a proper filter for the right size.

New Filter

Although I have used filter but since my new fish tank is quite bigger than my previous one, I bought more powerful filter for clean water. It is important that you have the right equipment for your fish tank size as it will effect your water quality and the health of the fishes.

Hope you don’t make the same mistake that I made.

Now, I’m going to show you my new fish tank!

My first Soil! 

For my first time, I have purchased soil for my fish tank. I will not have water plants but I thought I should have soil this time and I think it looks great!

The Soil

The decision was made by me but as I don’t know which soil is good or bad, I totally followed the store staff’s advice. I think maybe he just picked the expensive Japanese brand but I think it was a good decision. It’s 8kg and it doesn’t need to be washed when you use it, so I am quite satisfied with this soil. I will keep you posted on the good effect of this soil if there’s any I could find later.

After soil, I put the super filter that I bought.

Getting Ready

Next step, filling up the water. Because of the soil, you will have dust flying around if you put water straight away. It’s better you have some sort of ‘shield’ to prevent making dirty water. In my case, I used one of plastic paper wraps that I have from the fish tank box. Gently fill up the water please!

Filling up the water

At last, it looks kind of .. okay now. 🙂

Almost Done

I have waited for 5 days to make the water clean.
Filter and heater have been running non-stop for my empty fish tank and the water changed like this!

5 days later

Patience is a Virtue!

Light to the Heaven.

I feel very guilty!
You’re Right… I am getting lazy with my fishes, it is really bad.

Usually I check my fishes right before I go to work in the morning and I check them again when I get home after work. Especially when I see them in the evening without thinking about them for 6-8 hours, it’s pretty refreshing to just seeing them. Unless.. if I have a fish followed the light to heaven while I’m gone.

I just got home about 10 min ago and I found out I only have FIVE 2 months old fry in my fry tank. And 1 dead fish who left his body without fishy soul! And he was one of 2 alive bullies. So right now I only have 1 bully fish.. 😦

It is time to go to Fish Market this weekend for sure. I can’t stand watching sad, empty fish tank anymore..!

By the way, I gotta show you 2 months old fishes soon. They’re pretty amazing. It’s kind of silly thing to say but you can see their poops…. now their poops are visible which is awesome for me as I’ve been watching them from the beginning. They were so small like 1mm or something. And their poops are 1mm.. Wow.. I can’t believe I’m writing about my fish pooping..

I will be back with some more new stories next  time for sure! 🙂

Have a good week, everyone!