So I have a wonderful failure to share. Yes, it's lengthy...I can be pretty wordy.
It begins like most aquarium based stories with a ten gallon tank. Now today I look at this tank and say 'I have the time, I have the need items...let's make up that 3-section divided tank I've been dreaming of!'
And so I set to work. Make the dividers, set the substrate(s) and all the decoration, set the filter, heater and thermometer. I step back, I look. It's pretty. I am pleased.
Grab my camera, because it is pretty and I am pleased and I'd like to share it.
I snap the shot. Off goes my shutter...and then the distinct sound of CRACKING GLASS
and then RUNNING WATER
I'm stunned for a moment as I watch the water level swiftly drop. Then I grab the nearest, largest bucket and start bailing out whatever I can.
So...what happened to my tank?
When I set the tank up, I failed to noticed that the plug for the filter was tucked underneath it.
After adding the water the weight beared down and...well...
So...fellow fishie lovers...I now have two questions...well, three...questions...
Do I laugh, or do I cry? and Does anyone else have some kind of epic fail story to share so I don't feel like such a nitwit? :(
Oh, and that one and only picture I took before failure...