Tuesday, October 5, 2010

R.I.P. Fishies

What once was a beautiful 60 gallon salt water fish tank...

...is no more.

This is what happens when:

- You are new to having 2 kids and you find yourself playing tagteam with your spouse just to get things done so your fish tank gets neglected.

- It takes 6-7 hours to clean said fish tank and you wonder where the heck you will find the time to do it. Not to mention, it's Will's tank and he cleans it. So we don't share in this chore. Only one person can do it.

- Your filters get clogged, just like on Finding Nemo, and the fish are now swimming in their poo.

- You go away on a 5 day camping trip and don't feed the fish.

Poor fishies :(

Rest in peace. It's been a great 3 and 1/2 years.


Steve said...

When I started reading this post, I was afraid it was going to have some horrific ending like "... and that was when Preston tripped over the baby's bouncy chair and ran headlong into the fish tank."

Not that starved-to-death fish is a happy ending, of course. But it could have been so much worse.

Carolyn said...

So does that mean that all the snails, etc died as well? Maybe it's time to retire the fish tank for good......Will doesn't like the smell of it anyway.

Dan Thomas said...

Poor fish tank! I only hope that those kids appreciate what you are sacrificing for them. Believe me when I say that is probably not the first thing that will go.

Anonymous said...

That is sad! Guess you have some new babies to take care of! :0