Fortune Favorise les Audacieux

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Felicity gets down to business!  anime me by the talented Lise Papay!

Felicity gets down to business!
anime me by the talented Lise Papay!

 

Alert readers, and those who simply scroll down a post, will recall recent mention of Aquariverse getting down to “The Big Clean… ”

Yes, we’ve since done our bit with the scrubbers and brushes. Recruited a volunteer to  scrape algae off the glass…

polaroix.blogspot.com

polaroix.blogspot.com

 

Clipped the brown edges from the live plants and cleaned the plastic ones… images-1

 

 

http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/maintenance/a/Cleaning-Aquarium-Plants.htm

 

We’ve dutifully vacuumed the gravel with the suction hose…

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AND… we’ve even reserved 25 percent of the water we’ve siphoned in three reserve buckets as we’ve read our new canister filter’s bits and bobs should only be cleaned with tank water, so as to preserve the beneficial bacteria thriving on said bits and bobs…

"Beneficial bacteria are essential to fish keeping and the aquarium as they process the toxic biological waste produced by the fish. The most toxic substance is NH3, free ammonia and this comes from the fish passing urine and excreta from the gills." answers.seneye.com

“Beneficial bacteria are essential as they process biological waste produced by the fish. “
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Ah… but especially alert readers may also recall a recent caveat about life preservers…

 

This Kind

 

For, though “Fortune favors the bold…”

 

It sometimes doesn’t  hurt to read the instructions…

 

okay ... now what?

okay … now what?

Hmmm?

Hmmm?

 

 

 

 

 

Or at least watch the included-for-free instructional dvd that arrived with the brand new canister filter…

And then pretty much tuck that dvd back into its shiny case and search around You Tube for a more detailed and useful demonstration…

 

Because when yours truly disengaged the in-take and out-take water hoses linking the canister to the tank….

Oh my…

It all turned out alright in the end… after lots of mopping, a bit of carpet-stain remover and, let’s be honest, another life preserver…

 

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But let’s just say, I’ll be reviewing a few more online tutorials before braving that canister again.

Come to think of it, one of these might come in handy, too…

SONIC SCREWDRIVER

SONIC SCREWDRIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, heck, Who am I kidding…

 

Next time,  I’ll just send for the Doctor.

 

 

Felicity

E.A. Bucchianeri

“Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome”
― E.A. BucchianeriBrushstrokes of a Gadfly

 

A big thank you to artist Lise Papay for the original artwork she created for this post.

A big thank you to artist Lise Papay for the original artwork she created for this post.

 

* !? ps-  Is there really a Dr. Who store? Where can I get mine?

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