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Progress on the new hobby

A little while ago, I posted about my new hobby.

That’s right. A tank full of water. It’s very exciting.

Just kidding!

As entertaining as it is to have a tank full of water, the end goal is to obviously have some fish in it.

I don’t want it to be a tropical tank- the idea of fish suffering because of a power outage (and thus, loss of heat) is a bit too cruel for me. Power outages seem more common out here than it was in the city, so I’m going for a good ol’ cold water tank.

I’ll write in more detail about how to set up a tank, but so far, I’ve managed to cultivate a few aquatic plants…

Like an underwater peace lily

And some snails that snuck into the tank with the plants.

Some frisky snails and one that’s just chomping on some dead leaves

That flower sort of disappeared and turned into a pointy needle.

I’d like to get some fish eventually, but the tank isn’t quite ready for them, yet. I’ll explain why in a future post, but in the mean time, this is the tank after two weeks of doing nothing to it…

I threw in this pet rock with a weird hole in it, and some sea shells I found at the beach.

I have an abundance of snails at the moment, so I think I’m going to have to start removing some soon. They’re keeping the algae at bay, though, so it’s not the worst problem to have. It’s actually quite mesmerising to just stare at them of an evening- just slowly mowing the gunk inside the tank.

But one day, I would like fish. 😅

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A Ph. D graduate in Microbiology, residing in Victoria, Australia. Currently working in multiple locations but still in the STEM field. 👀 🦠 🧫 🧬

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