May 072022
 

   Now that everything is beginning to take shape, I had to make a decision.  As many of you know, I am moving to Florida to what I hope will become my permanent home. This of course means taking down my fishroom again and setting up a new one in the garage of my new house.  In a sense, since I am using a professional moving company … I will not have to work as hard. Thank goodness.  I am in poor enough shape as it is and need a little more work or a new body.  

   I have been considering what I want to do with the garage and various ideas come into my head.  The new garage will be 21×21 square feet.  The current fish area in my basement is 13×10 more or less including sink and .  If split the garage in half I will get a 10x 21 area for the tanks but most likely will need to add a deep sink and counters somewhere as the first step.  Water and a work space is important.  I will be moving counters with me which saves on building a new one. 

I really hate getting rid of my fish again.  I will mostly bring them to the next UNYKA meeting and essentially dumping them on my friends.  The way this move and construction will be, I will have no place for the fish until the new house is ready and that is probably sometime in November.  So once again I get to start all over again.  I am debating even going to the convention in Louisville, simplt because of the huge temptation of species that will occur.  That is truly a sad concept. I really want to go.  I probably will end up there anyway.  There has never been a show like this one.

Thie moving sucks, but living in isolartion sucks more … the nearest pet shop is 40 miles away and it is a Pet Smart.  otherwise I rive 150 miles to Albany.

Oh well, whining does not get me any closer to packing things.   

 May 7, 2022  Posted by at 6:35 am KillieNutz News No Responses »
Oct 312021
 

Welcome back to KillieNutz Online.  

   I am rebuilding the website from scratch due to my past 6-8 months of health and serious time constraints.  I intend to refocus my of my efforts in a number of areas including the Listing of Killifish and the KillieNutz News.  Hopefully, these will be something of value to the hobby.

   As visitors can see, the rebuild has just started.  A large part of the work involves creating menus for navigation. To the left, you can see the beginning of the species listings.  This will grow considerably when I am not in my fish room building stands and essentially starting from scratch there also. 

   While killifish are my main focus, as I have gotten older, I have found myself being intrigued by numerous other fish at this point in my life.  I will probably have sections for those I work with.  Currently, I do keep some livebearers (X. eiseni, which I like and I am going to add some Skiffia francesae to my room and probably others.   I also have a 90-gal tank which I am considering making into a reef tank – mainly living rock and corals with a few fish.  There is also a 100-gal tank I will be keeping some native species.  So I guess my addiction has expanded just a bit. 

Of course, I will set up a page here to show my progress in building a fish room from scratch, and maybe some new (or old) hobbyists will get some ideas from what I do. 

 October 31, 2021  Posted by at 3:15 pm KillieNutz News No Responses »
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