10-13-2011, 01:07 AM
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So today, I went and cleaned that fish's tank personally. I had all my stuff out from doing some maintenance on my own tank, and thought I'd do theirs while I was at it. It took me an hour and a half to clean that tank. I had to literally empty out the entire thing, because it was so murky. They don't know how to properly feed the fish. Every time I put my siphon in the substrate, I saw chunks of old flakes passing through the tubes. After draining the water, I rinsed out the graven a couple times under hot water, and rinsed off all the decorations the same way. It was awful! if the fish was in the back of the tank, you couldn't see him. It was that murky. Poor fish has nitrate burns too. Hopefully a clean tank will help that. I told them that they should get some medicine. .Hopefully they will follow this advice.
On another note, I think I could make some extra money cleaning tanks. There are tons of aquarists in the dorms here, and I think I'm one of the few people who actually owns a siphon, and oddly enjoys cleaning fish tanks. Is that weird? Liking the process of cleaning fish poop?