Ordered two Orandas the other day from Raingarden goldfish. I"m excited although unknown to me at the time the color fish I bought are very similar to Tithra's. I hope she doesn't mind. It was an accident I promise!
But I confess I must've watched her fish videos in awe at least a dozen times with a feeling of envy What's difficult to know is where I am in my cycle, I'm essentially flying blind. Since I've seeded my new tank with media from my old tank I don't know if what I'm seeing from my tests are left over rubbish from the old tank or if what I'm seeing is actually real. More testing is needed to get a better idea of where I'm at. Steve, the owner of raingarden, told me that he is okay with holding my fish for a few weeks until my tank has cycled - way cool of him.
Today I bought a black background and some Seaview for it to stick to the aquarium. Tomorrow we are going to drive to Salt Lake City (about 40 minutes away) and go look at some of the bigger fish shops there. We're hoping to find some nice decor ideas and a piece of driftwood that we might use to attach some plants to later on. I also need to buy an adapter for my sink so that the aquarium hose will connect to it so I don't have to break my back carrying bucket after bucket changing water.
Ooooooh I'm so excited!