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Scott had some problems with a tank being out of balance and way too small for some of the fish in it. He had a 20 hex, but this ANCIENT fish we had (we call him 'Fat Tony') got way too big. He could only swim around in circles. Because the size of the fish was too much for the tank, we couldn't keep up with them and the tank was always gross - even with weekly water changes and cleanings.

So, Scott went out and got a new tank this week - a 55 gallon long tank, with a nice stand. We've spent the week setting up and just moved the fish to the new tank this morning.

The good news? He is cleaning out the hex tank so I can get some lizards of some kind. I haven't had reptiles since college, and I look forward to turning it into a nice herp tank.

Now I get to figure out which kind of lizard I want.


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Nov. 12th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
is Fat Tony in the photo, and I just don't know what to look for?
Nov. 12th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
He's down in the lower left. Hard to see in those pics.

Who would have thought it would be so hard to get a picture of a single fish??? I must have taken 15 of him darting around the tank before I got one clear enough to see him. I got out the tape measure and tried to get his size (since you can't really tell in a photo), and he's somewhere between 7" and 8" long.

Nov. 12th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
That's one great lookin' new tank.
Nov. 12th, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a really nice tank. :) I was hoping my fiance and I would be getting this 75 gallon tank his aunt's boyfriend has for sale, but my mother says we don't have the room for it. :( It would have been awesome too.

And how about a bearded dragon? I think they're pretty neat. I'd have one if I weren't afraid of lizards, lol.
Nov. 12th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
I actually think I have it narrowed down to a Bearded Dragon. The only thing I am missing now (other than the animal itself) is a cover and a UV heat light. Hex tanks don't seem to be too common for screen covers. We might have to make one ourselves.

Pepper (my Sheltie) and I went to several pet stores today and we bought plants, vines, water dish, warming rock (lizard, not snake one), other decorations, a thermometer, and substrate. I've still got to clean the tank and let it sit outside for a day or so in the sun.

I'm excited about this, actually. I enjoyed my lizards in college.
Nov. 13th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
I think lizards are awesome-looking. A former friend of mine used to have a million of them. (Not really, but it seemed like it.) And my fiance's cousin Will has a few bearded dragons. I think those are my favorite. Maybe we'll have one in our own house, one of these days. :)
Nov. 14th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
I have tank envy!

We have a 40-gallon tall freshwater tank. (:
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