Gone fishin’

I started this little fish tank hobby with an inherited 30 gal tank, or at least that’s what I’m guessing cause I don’t know for sure. It’s at least visually a pretty good sized aquarium, but looks can be deceiving. I have like 10 fish. The 4 that I inherited with the tank and 6 Glofish Tiger Barbs that I got from petco. I did have a clown pleco as well, he was really cool, but the others in the tank didn’t like how he made them look lazy, so they killed him. When I found him the shark was acting all shady and trying to hide the body. They were actually all acting kind of shady. Motherfuckers. I kind of just want to pull the shark out of the tank and leave him on the counter. Motherfucker. You like that? Now your dead and all you had to do was leave my little clown pleco alone. But he didn’t and I didn’t. The reason I got the little clown pleco was because the tank is a fucking mess. I literally have to clean it every few days because those little fish are dirty as fuck, shitting all over the place which contributes greatly to the dirtiness of the tank. Bottom line is they don’t have enough room, or I have to many fish. I definitely don’t have to many fish because I’d actually like to add a few not remove them. So I needed a new tank. I looked on Facebook and Craigslist but never really saw any that grabbed my attention with both size and cost I was looking for. I did on the other hand see a 55 gal at Petco which was priced at $149.99. When I first seen it they were having a sale that would have cut that price in half but when I had the money to go get the tank the sale had just ended. With Black Friday sales I managed to get the tank for $88 the other day so now begins the tedious process of setting up the tank. $88 got me just the tank, no stand, no lid, no lights. Bare bones. So I have to start with the stand, which if I buy it from the store is gonna cost me probably $30 just to start and could go up to as much as $300 or $400. Or I could make my own. A few 2×4’s and Google is all I need to build a stand. Maybe a sheet or 2 of plywood or some kind of paneling and a little bit of hardware. If I care about all that which I probably will. After I build the stand I gotta get substrate and some plants. A few new decorations, maybe some lava rocks and some kind of wood for my fish to hide out in or around. Once I have all of that I need to set it up and add the water, which I need to condition. Four days after that I can move my fish from the 30 gal tank to their new spacious accommodations and then I can go shopping for a couple newcomers to add to the mix. Not sure if I’m gonna get another Clown Pleco cause if they were to kill him too, I’d be having a fish fry.

Published by devilmonkey666

I'm a hot mess. A 41 year old child who still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. Or even if he wants to grow up for that matter. People say I'm a writer. I'm not so sure. But it is therapeutic and helps me from going all the way left sometimes.

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