Cleaning the Fish Tank Out

When they told me that having an aquarium was a lot of work, I remember hearing the warning but blowing it off. What kind of work is involved is what they failed to mention. All of this changing out stinking water and scrubbing the sides of the glass is a real pain in the ass after the first few months have gone by.

The water from our city pipes must have a lot of algae in it, because the aquarium gets cloudy and the filter gets clogged up with green gunk really fast. The algae is probably a natural part of what is in water, but it makes it hard for fish to breathe when the algae is sucking all the oxygen out of the water. So that is my fight right now – trying to keep the water in balance against an algae bloom.

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