Happy Valentine's Day
So we carefully and lovingly aquascaped and set up our fishtank, and then let it run for about ten days to let the water mature.
Fishless cycling, a technique for preparing and establishing an aquarium, is in vogue at the moment, as MDH and I have discovered. It is supposed to be more humane than introducing cheap and hardy 'suicide fish' - little brave pioneers that are sacrificed in order to make ready the territory for future generations.
So MDH and I have been staring at a lovely plant-filled, but fish-free tank for the last ten days.
It's been very relaxing, watching the bubbles and listening to the quiet hum of the filter but I could hardly wait to introduce some piscine creatures into the Orb.
Today, there six sparkly little Neon Tetras that are happily exploring their new home. A Valentine's Day present from MDH.
Aren't they lovely? I can't wait until I can add some other fish into the tank and create a little community. Anybody have any ideas on what fish would be good in a small 30litre tank?
Happy Valentine's Day!