Our big move to the new house is complete. While I cannot say that the fishroom will be larger, hopefully it will become more organized. It was fairly organized in the last house but there is always room for improvement.
However, it is going to be a while before we can say anything is organized. Whenever making a big move, the largest concern is the well being of the fish. And for that, careful observation during and after are required. It is stressful on both the fish and the keeper.
To add to the stress level, you have to prepare the new fishroom with electric, water and air. Plus some of the overall sizes and weight of the aquariums must be tackled when moving. These were just some of the challenges we faced.
Some issues still exist in that the final air lines need to be run and a reverse osmosis system installed. But for now, the fish have settled and are safe. Fortunately we experienced only a limited amount of casualties. They include a few juvenile Corydoras, a single female Ageneiosus magoi, Tatia gyrina and our lone wild male Duringlanis romani. The Ageneiosus was particularly surprising because the fish were moved in very short order from the old location to new within a few hours. Plus the other fish that were in the same bag showed no signs of stress. The Duringlanis was unfortunate because we had personally collected this fish in Colombia in early 2019. His offspring live on however and we hope they go on to produce many more offspring.
With that, we will draw this update to a close. Below are a few images of the new fishroom. These were taken midway through the the move. Most of the tanks are now 10s and 20Hs. We still have some other sizes though including 30s, 65s, a 100, a 125 and a 150. The total number of tanks is at a comfortable 106.
The next events we plan to attend will be the Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society (GCAS) Fall Auction, the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFE) Fall Auction and the Ohio Cichlid Association (OCA) Extravaganza. Hope to see you at one of these fantastic events!