I finally got it!
I got a 480 liter Marine tank >.< major change from a 190 liter freshwater.
But of course it all started with a bit of drama XP
2 weeks ago on Saturday I had them install it, since Jesus H Christ I was not touching
it with a barge pole lest I fuck it up royally, my dad and I helped carry stuff and I generally
bugged the poor guy probably to within an inch of his life with questions!
So I had one part of the tank have deeper sand for when I eventually get 'Garden eels'
in and the dead coral was all set up and looking pretty^^ I was like a sugar high kid
just waiting to be unleashed on the store when the tank matured after about 2 weeks
or so to wait. Went to my God daughter Christening on Sunday and came back to show
my parents (mom and step-dad) the tank who had not seen it... and it was FUCKING LEAKING!!!
Yes, leaking from the bottom, I had opened the doors and we heard a 'crack', then shit met
fan. I panicked, my step dad remains calm and in an upright position while I imagine I was
flailing or something XP After trying numerous things we then put a basin under the leak, rang
my dad who got hold of the store manager who all came over to the house to suck out the rest
of the water withe a pump... only a fifth of the water of the 480 fucking liters was left to pump/
Turned out that the bottom of the tank had cracked under the pressure of the water. It was about
a 2ft long arched crack which met a second arching crack.
They took everything with them and then came back the next day with a brand new one and set it
all up and Christ I was jumping at every sound it made! So I calmed down over time, got used to the
noises and getting used to the bits and pieces such as the protein skimmer.
I went to pick up the 'cleaning crew' thinking they only involved snails...
but oh no! I was told the magic words... 'Yeah you can get fish'
Holy shit... so I got 6 Snails, 7 Hermit Crabs, a Fire Shrimp, 2 Common Clown fish (Nemo and Marlin),
Bluetang (Dory) and a Sailfin Tang. They shaved a good bit off the price and didn't charge for
things in a good will gesture of tank carnage XP But I don't blame them, they are so nice and helpful
and I have been going to their amazing store for years to ogle all of the fish and want them all T_T
I'll post up some pics : )
Listening to: Kitty Purry
Reading: GW fanfics :D
Watching: Criminal minds
Playing: around with the idea of killing assholes
Eating: White Chocolate kitkat