To my Discus. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
Yes Scott, it's true. I hope to get them again sometime and have the tank set up in a basement or larger room.
My tanks are in the second bedroom. This is where the computer is also, so my wife and I spend a bit of time in there.
During the summer the room stays uncomfortably hot, around 85 degrees, because of my 29 gallon discus tank, which the water stays at 83 degrees. Also my 40 gallon planted tank with the lights and ballasts running, and the computer. I decided to take temperature readings above the tanks. The discus tank runs about 98 degrees. The planted tank was 140 degrees.... No wonder the room is always so hot in the summer.
Because of this I decided to make some changes. I hated to see them go, but after close to 2 years I got rid of my discus in the 29 gallon tank. The 29 gallon tank will become a new planted tank, which I hope the plants will be able to live with the lighting fixture it currently has because it's less light, and less heat generated.
I decided to take down the 40 gallon planted tank because of all the heat the lights generate.
It seems every 5 - 8 years I switch from fish to lizards. The 40 gallon tank is going to get set back up to keep lizards, most likely Leopard Geckos which I bred for a few years, several years ago. (My avatar name will make sense again.) I will be going to the next reptile show which is in mid July. I'll see if any thing new catches my eye since I have not been to a show for 6 or 7 years.
29 gallon Discus tank, Before:
Currently: I want to change the background color to black.
Unfortunately I do not have any shots before I took down the 40 gallon tank. This is a shot after I had done a make over 2 years ago.