I’m a broke aquarist. Most of my aquariums and equipment came from people who know I love fish and simply gave me all their equipment in order to get it out of their house. Both of my 60 gallon set ups were given to me for free because friends or associates got in over their heads, gave up then gave the tanks to me. This is also how I came into possession of my 90 gallon pond which is currently sitting in my closet waiting to be set up after my move.
Like many on this site, I’ve got a fish room. My fish room happens to be my dinning room which means beside my aquariums I’ve eaten tilapia, salmon, frog legs and other aquatic life. Tonight I’m having roasted turkey.
I’ve changed out one of my 60 gallon tanks a good 4 or 5 times because I wasn’t satisfied with the feel of the tank. There was ‘something’ I was looking for that I couldn’t get with several earlier choices. I came to realize that hyper fish, aggressive fish and tiny little things were not my style. I like the dance of molly fish but they weren’t for me. I loved the schooling of black skirt tetras but an element was missing with them that I was unable to identify. That tank later became the rainbowfish tank.
In with the frogs were two beautiful goldfish. My fish room was perfect. In an earlier blog entry I talked about taking the goldfish out of the frog’s tank which left me without goldfish. Well, my first fish love is the goldfish. The absence of them has turned my fish room into a place with which I am no longer completely satisfied. I need that beautiful 13 cent fish because it brings me joy. At this time I do not have a goldfish tank which means I’m going to have to get one. I may be about to purchase the very first tank ever in 6 years of fish keeping. In six years of fish keeping I’ve never been without a goldfish, until now.
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