12-12-2011, 11:15 AM
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AWD (Aquarium Withdrawl Disease)
So I travel a lot for work but I've been "grounded" for the last 4 weeks and in that time I renewed my passion for fish keeping by converting my 29g to full low tech planted and restocked it. I've been reading TFK every day and spending lot so time with (and money on) my aquarium, recently the last few days have just been spent enjoying it and really paying attention to the fish behaviors and plant growth. I'm now sitting at the airport reading the forum and missing my aquarium lol.
I'll be gone for 4 days (coming home late Thursday). My wife, who has been very patient during the last few weeks of what she calls "my new obsession", and has actually been showing more interest in the tank than she has since we set it up 3 years ago. Going planted converted her ;) I spent about 40 minutes with her last night explaining and showing her how to properly feed and monitor the fishies/plants, ran her through how to test the water and log the results, and showed her how to use the syringe to dose the ferts (scheduled for tomorrow), She works in a pharamacy and is going to school to be a Physicians Assistant so the water test and dosing was like second nature and helped lock in her interest even more.
So now I'm rambling, does anyone else have withdrawl symptons from their tank when they leave or are unable to view/monitor it for a few days. haha. Can't wait to see the growth when I get back though, it's been awesome seeing it every day, excited to see how it does!