Monday, July 27, 2009

The Aquarium (contd...)

Making of the Aquarium...

See that you choose the right size of the tank (or decide on that) based on the room size in whcih you wish to install the aquarium. It should be away from direct sun, at a good view point for your regular pet-watch. You should also have some space for keeping the items connected with the tank such as the hand nets, tubings for siphon cleaning, funnel, small beaker, aerator connectives etc. I am embedding some more youtube clips for your convenience.

Now a days the acrylic ready molded tanks are available in the market. Its worth while going for the ready-made to avoid the mess of making your own tank. But, take it from me, its thrill and its a matter of grate satisfaction of having made our own aquarium....I have experienced it myself, ofcourse did fail a couple of times...!!!

Setting the aquarium tank

Once fabricated or bought, test your aquarium tank for leakage if any. Once confirmed, wipe it dry after through cleaning. Ready a table or a rust-proof casted stand to support the aquarium tank with water (make sure the stand is strong enough for this and mild disturbances if any by kids or accidental jerks). Keep the tank away from direct sunlight, else the algae that grow fatser will make your task of cleaning and maintaining the tank a major job.

Fill the tank with clean (purge the chlorin away if you use municipal water by storing the water for a day with aeration to remove chlorine if any present). Make the preparations just in-time for

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ರೂಪಾ ಶ್ರೀ said...

thanku so much sir!

ಜಲನಯನ said...

I am posting the articles in series as its hard to find time with a project around and my Bnaglore visit due next Sunday.

Do, mail me if you have specific Qs.

nenapina sanchy inda said...

My elder daughters' friends kept their fish bowl at our place when they were on vacation. me and girls did not know how to look after them.
once while cleaning the bowl (thanks to the internet) one of the fishes fell out. i quickly grabbed in my hands, very delicately and put it in the water, all the while chanting breathe, breathe...cos it was lying very limp. My daughter to rone lag gayi. suddenly it started to move and u should have heard us scream with relief. it was a harrowing experience though.i dont think i could have handled the sorrow if it would have died.i am sort of soft person.
anyways alls well that ends well.
i am free, so thought will quickly go through your blogs
and i like the pic for 'bhavamanthana'

ಜಲನಯನ said...

Dear Malathi
Thanks for joining here in this blog. The fish can stand 2-15 min without water depending on species U handle. There are air breathing fish whcih can do a loger walk on moist medows, called climbing perches, they evenclimb across bundhs in a paddy field. I was wondering during my initial profession days when I had got 12 ponds dug new, got pitched with stone walling, was baout to fill water by pumping, by then there were heavy rains and the ponds got filled almost half through. To my surprise, there were fishes in it all climbing perches, then probed inot the issue to know the fact.
thank you for the reponse on the blog.