Today i was talking with my mom in the backyard, and she was watering the flowers with miracle grow. I was telling her about the types of fish i wanted to get for my tank, and she was actually interested in what i had to say. There are flowers and plants all around my little pond, and as i watched, she started watering and spraying the flowers and plants, and the water was getting into the pond! I freaked! I said mom! Whatre you doing?!! She looked at me like i had eight heads. I tried to explain to her how bad it was that she was putting miracle grow in the pond water, and she didnt get it. Her response was that the birds in her birdbath bathed in water with miracle grow in it, and the dogs drink water from the pool, so how bad could a little miracle grow be in the pond? I really tried to explain to her calmly that chemicals in fishes water was like smoke in our air...causing irreversible damage! She completely shut me down, walked away, and said i needed to calm down with my 'obsession'.
I was so mad!