Sunday, April 29, 2012
A few months ago I got interested in water plants. I had a fake plant aquarium. One day a light bulb went off in my head. I thought, "I love plants, why don't I have plants in my aquarium?" So I did a little web surfing and found the beautiful hobby of aquascaping.
I planted a few plants in my tank. Then I discovered my run of the mill goldfish wouldn't work with plants (they eat plants or if they don't manage to eat them they will uproot them over and over again). Now at this point I could have decide to remain the way I was, sans plants. Unfortunately, I had seen many videos and photos of beautiful aquascaped aquariums. I wanted to have plants in my aquarium, and by golly I was going to get some.
I got a cheap, old, crude covered big aquarium and cleaned it up. Then I filled it with plants and a few cheap, plant safe fish. Then one of those fish (a guppy) had babies. I wanted to save them from being eaten so I got another used tank. Now I have three aquariums.
My husband has decided to name them. He calls them: the infirmary, the nursery, and the habitat. The picture above is the nursery (the original tank that started it all). It has ten baby fish in it. The goldfish live in the infirmary and get occasional doses of medicine because I also put the sick fish in there with them until they are well enough to go back to the habitat.
SO…long story short…When you have a light bulb go off in your head, remember it could end up more complicated than turning off the light.