February 2, 2013


The aquarium Alden got for his birthday is having some water issues. I am having a bit of a learning curve since I had it set up decades ago. I have forgotten all I knew, and to be fair I was a pretty bad fish owner before. I really want to do it right this time around. 
The core of the problem is that we put too many fish in the tank too quickly and the bio-buffer in the water couldn't handle the load. The ammonia level in the water keeps getting dangerously high so we are doing daily half-tank water changes so the fish don't die. 

 Hopefully the situation will level out within another week and in the meantime we keep our fingers crossed that when we wake up the fish are still swimming.

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