Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
The giant order of plants and driftwood arrived today, which is great, it means I can start soaking the driftwood and getting ready for the upgrade. I'm only waiting on the air pumps and sponge filters now, and we can get started once the tannins have been soaked out of the driftwood.
Last night I had to move Falkor over to the little tank I used to keep him in. I noticed some discolouration on his fins where he'd bitten them off, and I'm both confused and upset by it. I'm baffled as to how he could've got ill, I've kept his water pristine, and unless there's been something in the water that my test kit hasn't picked up, I just don't know how he could have got ill...
As it is, I've started AQ salt treatment, and he's none too happy to be in a reasonably barren tank in comparison to what he was just evicted from. He's only got a few silk plants and IAL in there with him, poor thing. I just don't want to risk anything else but the expendable silk plants, y'know? The little guy didn't like the bookend he can see on one side of the smaller tank, so I've angled it all weird so it's harder for him to see, hopefully it'll appease him.
As for the other two, they're doing fine. I'm doing their 50% changes today. Feyd's is done, and I'm just waiting for the bucket of Weehawk's water to warm up. I couldn't put any hot water into the bucket unless I boiled it, as our hot water system isn't working...
Which brings me to annoyances. I want to be able to have a shower. That's what's driving me up the wall the most today. Not the back pain, not the lifting heavy things for water changes, no. I just want to have a bloody shower, not an awkward sponge bath, or spending hours boiling water to warm a bathtub full of cold water up so I can wash quickly before it cools down again. I just want my shower back. WAHHH!
An electrician is coming tomorrow, as we're not sure if it's the fuse box that's stuffed or the hot water unit itself. Here's hoping it can be fixed tomorrow, and I will never have been so thankful for a shower as I will when it's fixed and I can have one again, haha.