It has been a couple of years now since I started out with my first aquarium and it has been quite the adventure. From discovering the right amount of food to give the fish to learning how to take care of the aquarium, I have had the opportunity to learn and make some mistakes along the way. I started out with a freshwater aquarium, but for the last eight months I have been working with a salt water aquarium.
Well, I looked at it this way: it was a new challenge with more opportunities to do different things. For example, I have been able to use live plants, care for new species of fish in my tank and make my aquarium at home look like something that you would see in a museum at our local college.
I love being able to create a unique environment for the fish as well as something I can show off to the guests that come to my home.
My latest experiment has been working with macroalgae to create a unique look to my aquarium. When I first heard of creating a macroalgaetank I was worried that I would end up using green algae like Chaetomorpha which does not look nice at all. But with a little research and speaking to experts in the community, I discovered that there were many types of red, green and brown algae out there that would transform my boring aquarium display into something that you would typically see in a coral reef.
I just started out with this macro-algae a few weeks ago, but it is going to take some time, patience and some experimentation to make sure that everything turns out just right. In the meantime I will enjoy this new challenge and I can’t wait to share pictures with you as to how everything turns out.