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The Fish Physician~ Moving a Reef Aquarium
- June 19, 2012
- Posted by: bagmin
- Category: 5 Minutes 4 Positive Change my life uncensored Yoga 4 Love Blog
After a long hiatus from working with my husband in his company, The Fish Physician, we worked together recently to move a 200 gallon reef. I haven’t worked with his company in the field since I opened my studio, Dynamic Yoga 4 Love on January 1, 2011!
This is the reef in the old location.
We had an old client call us that was moving and needed to find a buyer for the tank, stand, canopy and the animals. She was willing to separate the animals from the tank, but after I saw the ecosystem, I knew they had to all stay together.
I jumped on the phone and called a good friend who has a dental practice in another town nearby. She used to have a reef aquarium, and it never was perfect. We really needed to upgrade the entire filter system, but her old tank wasn’t built for a reef. When she heard about this reef she deferred to my recommendation. I was all in with a green light.
Richard, my hubby, and I have downsized our company to only us and our AP guy, my father. We really desired to make this work for both parties. We found a crew to help get the aquarium out of the house and down the stairs.
Our son helped us get it into the new building after a slow and careful drive with a truck and SUV full of animals and equipment. We had to cut the chair rail off the wall and it was a perfect fit!
Adding the sand, water and live rock took several hours. Finally the fish and corals could go back into their relocated home.
After a huge full day, we were able to turn the fitters and lights on. Super cloudy, but will be totally crystal by the next day!
So happy to have a wonderful husband that provides for us with his unique business. I share with my hubby a hobby and interest in fish, aquarium design and corals.
Owning, designing and maintaining an aquarium helps us to find and share beauty, tranquility and peace.
Funny… Sounds a lot like why I teach yoga.