so today was the d-day for the CAE & Serpae Tetra to move out (for the new stock)
Anyone ever tried catching 2 CAE in either a 55 or the 45g? Or 4 Serpae Tetra out of the 45g for that matter?
No you hadn't well lemme fill ya in.....It all started at 11AM
Clever as I am I got out 2 big nets and a smaller 1, with the thought using 2 big nets to chase them to the other tank side and scoop them up with the smaller net - Sounds cool don't it?
It didn't work
I tried this approach until about 1230 - At this point I had ONE Serpae caught - woooottttt
What I should also mention, both tanks are by now heavily planted - Well actually lemme rephrase that the WERE until the 3 nets entered the game
At around 1'ish I came to the *smart* solution that this is NOT going to cut it, not in 1 day anyway....so the remaining plants were pulled up and ALL taken out
Another 30mins later I had all fish outta all tanks caught and ready to hit the LFS.
When I returned I figured heck all plants are out already (EXCEPT a whole of 2 Swords lol) so I may as well do my w/c now and vac the spots I normally can't get to.
Said and done, refilled tanks, started planting it all neat again and trim all plants while I was at it
Ahhhhh all done pretty....upsy why's there a BIG OLE DW on my office floor still
nooo that's why I was able to space out the plants in the 55g so nicely, I forgot the DW....so AGAIN I replanted and added the DW....scoot lights in PLACE and DONE....ARG why are the lights so far up now - Arg DW is sticking out too far; take DW out, shuffle gravel, put DW in place without squishing plants around it again
DONE at almost 4PM
Dang I want a cigarette and a good cup coffee now - Who would have thought 4 CAE & 4 Serpae Tetra can keep me busy almost ALL DAY and my poor hands been in the water all day too.
Oh and yea when I was done, I was also lucky enough to sweep the floors, since I managed to get them *slightly* wet
Puh I'm DONEEEEE
PS What surprised me positively thou I added 1 Corkscrew Vallis around Christmas, I already have well over a dozen runners there ~YAY~ but my 55g is seriously FULL with plants now; unless I start attaching runners to the DW now, there's no room to go anywhere any more