Here Fishy Fishy

Well, I’ve been thinking about getting a fishtank.  However, I don’t want just bland, no color fix.  What’s the point then?  At first I was interested in glowfish, but after I went to see them at a local pet store last weekend, I’m just not so sure.  The concept sounds great, they absorb the light, then reemit it.  However, they didn’t look at that spectacular.  It could’ve been the tank they were in.  It definitely wasn’t very well lit, and the bottom didn’t have light colored gravel (which helps according to the website).  So, instead, I’ve been looking and reading up on saltwater tanks. 

I know what you all are thinking, “Is this guy nuts?  Saltwater tanks are a pain in the ass to take care of.”  Well, from all the reading that I’ve done so far, it’s not THAT much more of a pain.  In order to have a good freshwater tank, you need to do the exact same things as a saltwater tank.  The main difference being that you need to worry about the salinity (not that big of a deal because most fish can cope with a swing in salinity, just like in the ocean) and that salt water fish are more susceptible to pH, nitrate, etc levels.  So, in essence having a saltwater tank is exactly the same as a feshwater, only the fish cost more and you have to keep a better eye on your water chemistry.  I think I can handle that.  From everything I’ve read so far, it doesn’t seem like it would be that hard.  And even if it took 30 minutes more a day or week, the returns on having beautifully colored fish, instead of bland freshwater fish, would be well worth it.  Hopefully, if I decide to leave the apartment today, I’ll go get a book that would help me decided yay or nay more, but I think it’s going to happen.

Well, in other news, I think Colleen is going to start up her own blog page.  Now, in reality, that means, I’m going to set it up, and she’ll juts fill in the entries.  Just another thing to use up bandwith, that we’re not currently using, and wasting.  I’m sure they’ll be others that start to use my domain for their blogging too.  I’ve got a few friends that have seemed interested in the idea.  Maybe it will be the next! 😮

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