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Tuesday, 1/13/2009 11:58 AM
The heater in my tank went berserk last night. When I looked at it this morning it was over 90 (the highest my temperature reader will go) and wouldn't turn itself off. I removed it from the tank and the glass immediately cracked. Stupid heater.
Luckily, I was telecommuting today or it would have been even hotter by the time I got home. The three shrimp were huddling together in the coolest corner of the tank, there was no sign of any of the snails and I haven't see Butthead. I'm beginning to think that disposable goldfish with no heater is the way to go.
Tuesday, 1/13/2009 7:12 PM
I found Butthead, the chinese algae eater. He was dead in the back half of the sunken ship. Poor old Butthead didn't even look like he was dead (there was no discoloration at all) and I hated to get rid of him...but he wasn't moving, so off he went.
Friday, 1/16/2009 12:33 PM
Awww, the poor fishies! Our tank was wiped out by the white plague two years ago. We replaced the fish with hermit crabs. One of our crabs died a month or so ago and I think the other three may have been killed off from neglect while I was in Hawaii. I don't have the heart to dig around in the tank right now. :(
Are the shrimp okay? Shrimp were so cool to observe on our night dive. They hide in the coral so all you can see are their eyes glowing in the dark. Creepy.
Friday, 1/16/2009 9:48 AM
The shrimp seem to have survived living in a Jacuzzi relatively unscathed. And the baby snails have also returned from wherever they were hiding.
But it's sad to have a fish tank with no fish.
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