It’s Been a Slow Process
We have had our water tested three times, had to replace a heater, add bacteria, but we finally got everything right! (I hope…) Last month when I set up our tank, I set it up with way too much salt so I had to exchange about a third of the tank with fresh water to get the salinity right.
Almost all of us were super excited to go to the pet store, all but Joe. Jayden picked out 5 hermit crabs, Joey was too interested in the ferrets and bearded dragons to care about fish, so Ryan and I picked out a chocolate chip sea star, 2 clown fish that have bonded, and our coolest looking fish… a coral beauty.
Once we bought the fish, got in the car and started to drive away and I realized, WAIT! Go back, we didn’t get any fish food! Finally we have everything set up! My tank hasn’t had fish in it for about 9 months, so I am super excited and happy!
I am hoping to add coral and anemones after the tank gets established. But my next investment will be a better lighting system with a timer for when we are camping.
As far as the cost of the fish, some salt water fish seem so spendy. We bought more reasonably priced fish with the exception of the damsel. The hermit crabs were under $2, the sea star was just under $10, the clown fish were under $20 and we paid just under $30 for the damsel. We bought them at Petco and I was really impressed with the service. We had a marine biology major assisting us, she was awesome. These fish are supposedly hardier for a new tank set up.
We will be feeding them a combination of flake food and frozen brine shrimp. I’m just going to have to find someone to feed them while we’re camping.😳
Do you have a tank? What’s in your tank, I’d love to know…
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