my bad/good news recently.
my tank has been cloudy so its been hard to see my critters.
well the other day I couldn't find my eel, rope fish & one of the blue lobsters.
I recently bought 3 fake rock decor pieces. 2 the same and one a little larger, king of big pieces.
So I started looking for them, pulling the pieces out and looking in the little spots inside these things. As I pull them out I'm looking in them with a flashlight and shaking them. The rope fish comes out. awesome. Well I continue to look to find one of my old regular crayfish I was looking for this guy for a week, that I wanted to get rid of, was stuck underneath one of these but he was dead. the biggest rock piece I couldn't see clearly inside one of these holes and had a feeling the eel was in it. so I cut it open carefully with a dremel. and there he is, so I put him back in my tank. (30$ in the trash for the fake rock piece)
I wait a day, again I don't see the eel, rope fish & one of my blue lobsters again. I pull both decor pieces out, the rope fish jumps out of one when i was pulling it out. so that was good. and put them in my bathroom tub (which has a small screen on the drain, so nothing can go down it)
I wait about 30 minutes, go back in and see one of my blue lobsters, so I put him back in my aquarium. awesome again.
still looking for the eel now. so I put the 2 fake decors in the basement. (was sure my eel couldn't of been one any of the 2, because of his size).
I continue to look into the tank, no luck. so I go to the pet store to get more silicone for the turtle dock I am making.
not feeling to good on not finding the eel. I look around the outside of my tank, in the filters (even though my water is like 6" lower) I sift through the sand with a yard stick, nothing. So then something tells me to go look down stairs in the 2 fake rock pieces again. I go downstairs, and this time I actually see him! I rush him upstairs, put him in a bucket, then put him back in the tank and put the 2 rock pieces back int he basement (60$ waste again)
after researching a little and remembering a aquarium diy of using like 5" pvc
cutting in half and gluing sand/rocks to it etc, and other research that eels like pvc
to hide in. My dad has some spare big pvc
pieces, so I put some together and put it in my tank for the eel/rope fish/blue lobsters.
now more time on google researching I was looking into cloudy water. I found a product that I recalled using a long time ago (like 10 yrs or so) with a bunch of people talking highly about it and decided to give it a try. Well lets say it worked a miracle on my tank and I wanted to share this. I also bought a full freshwater test kit at the same time because mine was maybe 14 yrs old lol.
so that is my bad/good story. still working on setting up the tank and decorating the pvc
stuff and debating if that's what I am going to use or not, so no real full pictures yet. sorry