Funny thing happened on the way out of the Colorado Aquarium Society/CAS Spring 2018 Auction.
There was a raffle at the end for the special prize. I happened to be the winner.
This is an interesting item - sorry no wine in it though.
46.5 inches / 118 cm tall specialty glass container shaped like the hugest glass wine glass you have ever seen!!! After doing some checking it is from Costco 2017 Holiday gift season.
It was made into a fish tank from 2 members with a bit of additional input from another member friend.
It may have been entered in the member nano tank exhibition.
Here it is at the end of the auction member getting ready to take it apart and put it into 2 buckets and back in its 5' tall box.
I really didn't even really think about winning it. I always buy $20-25 of tickets to support the event - and maybe win something!
After winning, I wondered what on earth I was going to do with it - really.
The tank was colorful and fun with multi colored plants and fish. Came with a filter, heater and LED
light. Flora-Max substrate, a really cool looking stone slab piece and a Malaysian DW.
7 Green Neons Paracheirodon simulans Beautiful, already love them
5 Red Minor Serpae Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon callistus) Never thought of ever getting these because as a small kid always remember my cousins fish tank with these dying all the time and any who survived were nippers
3 Albino Cory Corydoras aeneus - love
1 Orange Bristlenose Ancistrus - love
So the guy who made this took it down for me and the substrate went to one bucket and the fish and plants went to the next. Container went into the ginormous box. I drove an hour home.
On the drive home I thought a number of things...,
how exciting I won that crazy tank
My 2yo GS will knock that sucker over in about one minute
Biggest "vase" I have ever had - Thought I was cool with a 3G vase years back
This is a bit kitschy, maybe embarrassing when you think, "I have a giant wine glass fish tank"
How can I keep this from getting knocked over
Maybe I should just get this a new home
Maybe I can get a small desk and router a space to slide in the stem of this thing into the center and add a bracket underneath.
Where will these fish go.
Where could this fit in the LR
That is the beginning anyway
Well here goes.
The fish went into different places about 1 am.
Serpaes and BN into the 46G with the Angels and Spotted Raphael Catfish.
Cories into the 72G to hang out with other Aeneus Though Bronze or Green
Left the Green Neons in a bucket with air and heat to think about what I was going to put in the Wine Glass.
Next morning I cleaned around the space decided on trying out.
Was tols it was about 7G, then calculated and though maybe 5G, then found it really was/is about 7G / 26.5L
I will add more pics and the final tank pic in the next post or 2.