Journal: Moving struggles.
I've decided to let myself open up and allow myself to explain my worried, my needs, my do's and my donts. The current thing on my mind is moving, I'm Australian you see. I moved up here from Newcastle and I ended up gaining 6 gorgeous fish to now move back down with, Newcastle is 14 hours away. We plan on stopping off half way for a few days and then continuing on to our destination. My fish is my main concern, I mean sure I should be worried about packing or my beloved dog but its just hard when you become so attached to something so small. All the problems we've had during these last few months is the betta's with so many questions slowly becoming answered. It's just stress.
Now, I may be judged for this but currently my betta's reside in plastic bowls the temperature up here had allowed me to do this for a couple of months and then one day it wasn't warm enough, it was dropping. So the brilliant idea came through that we used my mothers 4ft fish tank put all of them in there still in their bowls mind you and fill it up with water so it covered our newly bought heater. They're warm now, they're not filtered yet. This bit comes later ... Or now.
We decided to buy a 2ft fish tank (which was purchased in Newcastle) which we would divide into four and the males took over that section. We bought a ... Gosh, I don't even know... 21L tank to divide again for the two girls. It all sounded easy enough until ... "WHAT DO WE USE FOR DIVIDERS?!" Mesh? No. Glass? No. We want this to be one tank, not seperate... Then we became silly with our quest and eventually? We found flexible cutting boards which funnily enough we cut up and used as screens in the 4ft. The horrible news? It's melting to the plastic bowls, it peels off like sticky tape. So we're now back to square one, more like square ten since SOMEONE decided to bring up the idea of buying another 2ft fish tank and turning the 21L into a sorority. Although I'm thinking it might be too small ...
BACK TO THE MOVE;
It's just, wow. We're going to be buying one/two plastic containers which they'll be traveling in. The stop off means we can connect the heater, hope to god nothing melts and leave them like that when we're finally cycling two damn filters! We haven't even started! I know some people have their betta's in the tanks while they're cycling but I just can't. Not when I read up on it and so many people say their fish died. The other thing? We're storing water. Yup. So they get used to it. They're just like children, you know?
Scaley fish children with different personalities and the ability to make me smile.
They make me oh so happy~