Dan Gray

Joined Jan 9 2011
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71 years old
Yarmouth, ME
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B 'n D's Bees
TaDeGe Pond And Water Garden

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2010 was the year that I fulfilled my lifelong desire to become an apiarist. One of the important requirements for honeybees is a source of water.  I had a 40 gal aquarium and I started searching the internet for ways to make this water source more interesting.  During my search I came across the TaDeGe web page and found it extremely interesting.  Since Wakin do well in colder water I chose them and also some cherry shrimp.  All of the fry arrived alive and strong.  All but one shrimp also arrived in great condition. I received more fry and shrimp then was promised too.  The food that I purchased was great and worked just fine.

In the tank I also added a miniature yellow water lily, water hyacinth, and several other plants. Duck weed came along with them. I also purchased Japanese water snails. All was well throughout the summer. I took lots of photos.  These fish can handle a wide range of temperature and water conditions.

I failed to remove the shrimp before the Wakin became big enough to eat them.  The disaster was caused by me.  I moved my fish into the house for the winter and problems began all because of my carelessness.  I was warned on the TaDeGe site that one mistake could teach me a great lesson. I have made several. I decided to clean thebig tank so I moved the fish to a smaller tank. I cleaned the big tank and filled it with tap water.  I ran a bubbler in it for two days thinking that would remove all the chlorine.  WRONG! 

For some reason one Wakin survived.  It is really pretty and about 4 inches long.

This year I plan to start again.


A great experience.

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