No photos tonight, just a funny story.
The kittens loved sleeping up in the passthru, right? Well, they haven’t been up there in a couple of weeks that I have seen. I moved the boxes that they used to get up there. I figured it was safe to put the tank up there.
Katie was making dinner tonight, and I was in the kitchen, slowing her down. The Kitchen door was closed with the cats in the living room. We heard a SPLOOSH! Turn around, and Brother (my male kitten) is in the kitchen, along with about half an inch of water from the microtank. Well, this seemed an opportune time to give Brother a bath. In he went. It took about 3 seconds of doing the backfloat before he realized it was wet. He laced me pretty good! Down my wrist and across my palm.
He is so nice and soft and silky now.
Well, Here it is. I think it fits quite nicely in the passthrough.
The view from my living room into the Kitchen.
The view from my Kitchen into the living room. I am planning on making a tall bar to go against the wall. The tank will be quite dramatic there.
I am going to plant microsword and Glosso from this tank into the new microtank once I can get the goofy thing lit up well enough. I am thinking of getting a 2 bulb 4 foot fixture and making an oak hood. I will need to run the filtering through the hood too I think, so I only have 1 place for power and water lines.
What is the first thing you do after coming home the night after making a new fish tank? Fill it full of water of course! It leaks. Not bad though. I filled it with 3 gallons of water to see if it was water tight, and I had a slow leak. about 1 drip a second. Not to bad considering how messed up the silicone turned out after my trying to smooth it too late into the curing process.
So, I cut the sealent out. I left it assembled, just cut out the inside silicone and trimed up the outside as well. I re-sealed it tonight. I am thinking tonight I put down a good bead and it should be 100% water tight now. It all LOOKS much better at least.