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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Get R Done Friday
It's time again for Get-R-Done Friday over at ClassyChassy, so be sure and go by and check out the other great projects and tell Classy thanks for hosting this for us.
This week is another get r done project I have been putting off for some time now. Let me state that I love my Children to a fault, wouldn't trade them for the world, but......some times I wish they would think before they act...lol...just joking...5 yrs ago when DH and I were on Vacation, we usually go in Oct. right around my Birthday....Bless their hearts, they decided to surprise their Dear Momma when she got home, all 3 got together and bought me a fish tank, not just a fish tank, but a very large fish tank 35 gallons. Now I love it UNTILL it is time to clean it out. Oh my, then it is an all day job, and so hard for me to handle by myself.... So it doesn't get a total clean job but every couple of years. It has really been needing a total cleaning for awhile. I let the water get low in it so it wouldn't take very long to empty.....ok, yesterday was the day I decided it was low enough....I took some pictures but the real nitty gritty work I was to busy and wet to handle the camera.... You can see how dirty the gravel is by looking at the front of the tank. One of the pumps had stopped working and it put a strain on the other pump to keep it cleaned alone...plus the heat apparently broke....not very pretty right now...nasty... you can see how the lime build up had formed on the pumps and heater, the light and cover looked just as bad...ugh...I threw most of the grass away, it was just wore out.
You can see how suctioning the water out really got the goop stirred up, now the fun began, had to empty all the gravel out and wash it, took the tank outside and washed it out good, cleaned all the pumps, cover and light, then put it back in the room and added gravel, then came the hose through the back door and into the den,...What? you think I was going to fill it up one gallon at a time...I don't think so...lol.. Ok, everything is back in except the fish, had to let the tank climatize first for a few hours...Even the top looked better.........All my fishies were mad at me, they did't like their temp home......lol.....View of the tank, and stand my DH made to set it on...I am not crazy about the deer head, but DH won't move it.... Fish are still waiting in the blue bucket....guess what the second pump started working again... Fish are back at home and still ticked off, so they are hiding in the corner...acting like spoiled kids....but I am not happy with the look of my tank...so I made a trip to Wally World today...
now that's better, new background and some new hiding places for my fishies....need to get more fish, so will have to make a trip to Pet Smart in Jackson..when I pick Rissa up tomorrow. She's spending the weekend with me... close up of some of my fish and the new back ground... Needless to say I was one tired, but proud lady when I finished this job...1 more item off my to-do list...