I have come to the conclusion that I really need to re-aquascape my tanks. I have also, sadly, come to the conclusion that I need to start saving more money, and spending less money on plants and fish
After all, I don't want to live in an apartment forever, and I have my dream house all planned out in my head - now I just have to scrimp and save and buy the thing.
One major detail of said dream house is a custom moon jelly tank, to be installed in the wall of my living room. In my head, it's round, 8 feet in diameter and filled with Jelly delights.
Meanwhile, in real life, I spent all weekend crying because my old rat, Bernadette has a tumor behind her left front leg. It appeared rather quickly and is quite big. She doesn't seem to be in any discomfort whatsoever, thankfully. I am dreading having to put her to sleep
I've only had her since the beginning of April, but I feel like I've had her forever.
Poor Cali is still living in a quarantine container. Granted, it's better than the cup she was living in when I got her, but it's small and boring. I ordered her a 5 gallon tank that I am planning to put next to my bed, on my night stand :) I also want to get her some shrimps to live with, so I have been researching those. I'm quite temped to try and make this fiver a natural planted tank, since I haven't done one yet... Delilah has moved into a 3 gallon Tetra Cube, which, I think, is pretty cute for $30. She's got stones and a resin mopani branch to swim through and hide behind, and for now she's got an ugly fake plant, since her's are on their way from Asia. But I think she's just excited to have more room to swim in.
My plants are having babies - I'm so excited about this! My moss ball, Seymour had a baby yesterday, and my java fern is growing babies like crazy! Hooray for free plants!
Went sailing last night for the first time in months - the lazy kind of sailing where you pay other people to do all the sailing and you just tag along for the ride. I prefer to be handling ropes and such, but any excuse to be on the ocean is a good one for me! However, the schooner we were on was having an off day, and the rudder jammed completely when we out in the bay. We had a lovely view of the sunset whilst waiting for a water taxi to come and pick us up.
Overall, it was a good weekend (aside from the crying!).