Monthly Archives: December 2009

Bath time!

Recently, I had the chance to observe as Stacey Tidman in the Animal Care Facility vacuumed, sorted and scrubbed the Pacific tank. The process starts with emptying some of the dirty water from the tank. The Pacific Habitat is a … Continue reading

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The Pacific Aquarium Arrives!

The Fresh Water aquarium isn’t the only aquarium in the water exhibit! The Pacific aquarium holds 120 gallons of water and will be the first thing visitors see when they walk in.  Since this aquarium will be situated right at … Continue reading

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Here fishy fishy fishy fishy…

There are fish in the Fresh Water aquarium!  A few Emerald Shiners have been introduced to the aquarium as part of the process of establishing the biological system, and the fish are doing their jobs well!  Immediately after the fish … Continue reading

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Getting along with new roommates can be a challenge…Part 2

Last week we met the spotted turtles that will soon be calling the water exhibit home. Now it’s time to meet the freshwater fish and the Pacific habitat fish… The residents of the freshwater river habitat have presented a bit … Continue reading

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Getting along with new roommates can be a challenge…Part 1

As Museum staff members are busy preparing the new aquarium, the exhibit’s new inhabitants are getting ready for their big debut. The Museum’s water exhibit will feature three live habitats: a turtle habitat, a freshwater river habitat and a Pacific … Continue reading

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Testing aquarium water

In order to establish a healthy biological environment which will naturally control ammonia levels, staff has used a biological supplement in the aquarium to speed the process up a bit.  The supplement provides powerful, beneficial bacteria that will allow for … Continue reading

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Preparing the Fresh Water Aquarium for fish!

An important step in setting up the fresh water aquarium, where plants and fish will thrive is making sure the water chemistry is healthy and can support the specimens living there.  After initially filling the tank and introducing a few … Continue reading

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