Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
So because I'm a total *insert expletive here* moron, and did a water change that included hot water from the tap, I've been having to fish dead shrimp out of my tanks. Not only do I feel positively AWFUL for causing such a thing to happen, for my ignorance that contributed to these deaths, but I'm terribly afraid that I might miss one because the tanks are now so heavily planted I can't get underneath everything to search... And it'll be ammonia poisoned until I do a complete tear-down of all the tanks, and start from scratch... AGAIN.
After the last month, and with the ridiculously hot weather here again, I can't bear the thought of completely re-doing all the tanks for a third time... I just feel so very, very stupid for not knowing that using the hot water tap might introduce copper into the water. How did I not know this before? How, in my reading, did I miss something so important?! UGH!!
There's still a couple of survivors, little troopers that they are. I don't know if they'll keep on living, I really hope that they do. Some people would call me stupid for caring SO MUCH about the little guys I suppose, but yeah... The death of pets is always painful, whether they're big or small, new or old. And knowing it's directly MY FAULT is not a good feeling.
Last edited by Sparrowhawk; 03-06-2013 at 08:04 PM.