This week the series of video updates about the goldfish in my fish room continues with another new video! Today we’re looking at my group of male butterfly telescopes living in my 75 gallon aquarium. This includes Mordecai, Poe, “no-name” who I’m in need of name suggestions for, Gandalf, and Banjo. I’ve had this aquarium far longer than any of my other fish tanks. It moved with me from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, up to Duluth Minnesota, and then all the way down here to balmy Florida. Many years ago, I had a custom sump and wet/dry filter built for this tank. You can think of it as a giant filter that water from the aquarium overflows into, gets filtered through, and then pumped back up into the aquarium. Towards the end of the video I walk you through the particulars of how it works, so be sure to watch all the way to the end. To be honest, even though this filtration system is all fancy-schmancy, these days I prefer the simplicity of a good quality sponge filter or hang-on-back style filter any day of the week! The sump is a lot more particular and time-consuming to clean on water change day than a sponge filter or even a hang-on-back filter is. Nevertheless, the extra 20 gallons of water capacity that the sump adds is a welcome bonus that allows me to keep more fish in this tank than I would be able to with another type of filtration.
In next week’s goldfish update, we’ll take a look at my group of Jikins that I got recently from Dandy Orandas, so stay tuned for that!
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