The hobby has its ups and downs.
The down was switching tanks around to pass on the 16G to a friend, I cleared out the SW
12G low iron rimless garden and transfered its contents to the SW
35G and an ice cooler.
Then began emptying it out. Kept most of the top cleaner water. Took it to the bath room to dump the yucky bottom water and as I was getting it to the bath tub to empty over a third of the water left in it, it had a big slosh from walking, I tilted to help reduce the slosh and something happened in an instant !!! I caught it on my leg - but it bonked down on the toilet lid and crushed the bottom of the tank, out went all that water onto the bathroom floor, at least 4-5 gallons.
And in a flash, the beautiful tank was rendered useless. I was briefly in shock and used all towels I could find to corral the water.
What a mess!
Friend was still coming for the 16G and all the fish in it had to get moved asap.
Got that done and was scooping substrate when she arrived.
This major snag caused all the other things to change as the fish were going to be going into that tank.
I will check if a glazier can fix it I think the sides are all right, though not too sure as there was so much else to do. YIKES!!!
Got the tank changed, over rinsed the new to me substrate, made a last minute decision change on the fish and shrimp tanks.
Have taken a couple of hours to decide who goes where.
Not happy with my 12G Edge tank looking like a plant container and no fish swimming around. when I look inside I see just a few shrimp and that is a waste for such a pretty tank.
Shrimp don't care if they live in a column tank, there will be lots of room for hundreds of them in a 15G tank tall and narrow and I can all but for get about them and let them breed like crazy. Put the UP Shrimp soil in that tank and getting ready to do the change over from the 12G Edge Blue Velvets and Tangerine Tigers to the 15G column tank now.
Not too excited for the next few hours of moving everything around, BUT I needed to move the 12G tank anyway just hadn't planned on all this in one day.
#2 DG (Flame went home to live with DD)
We will see how it all goes... Thanks for listening to me whine. Oh got approximately 7 CPD's to add to the group. Well better get to it... (tired)