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  • MyBabyBay

    • Of Fish and Plants

      October 18, 2007

      After the last aquarium broke, my hubby and I wanted to get another one. We went aquarium shopping down town. It is a 2 storey high building where the top floor has the nice decorated aquarium. Basically you can pick and take it home without having to do work yourself. You get the tank, filter, light, plants and the fish. Some come with cabinet.

      There was a really helpful malay staff who teach us how to take care of the tank. Hey it is not easy. At first we wanted a 2 feet tank but it was way over our budget plus the amount of work we need to maintain it. We decided to go with a smaller tank. Tim and Emily wanted to put a bridge in the tank but since we are getting a smaller tank, it cannot fit the bridge there.

      By the way, if you start from a fresh tank, you need to lay layer of sand, rocks and all. Before you can put fish or plants in, you have to wait for the sand and rock to settle. It may take a day or two. If you want plants in there, the water must contain CO2 for it to survive. Lastly you cannot feed the fish too much else the water will get dirty fast. He thought us to take 30% of the water out either every day or every other day. He also provided the set of chemical to balance the ecology of the tank. Lots of work but it is worth it. Every time I look at the fish and the tank, it gives me a soothing sensation.

      Now the tank is on top of the Mammut drawer chest.

    • House Guest

      September 18, 2007

      Early in the morning, we were greeted by a little house guest outside our house. She is a little puppy who has gone astray and came to our doorstep. Some of my neighbors said most likely she was thrown away because she is a gal puppy.

      I didn’t have any dog food in the house, so I gave him a drink of water and some honey star. The children were thrilled and excited. Emily was chasing her around and tickling her. I was late for work so I told them, they could come back to play with her.

      Hubby told me that the dog was still around when he fetch Tim back during lunch time. I thought of getting some dog food, a little toy bone and collar with leash for the puppy. We are still deciding whether to keep it or not. When we come home, he was not seen in the house. Children were shouting for doggy. After a while, he appeared at our gate again.

      I gave him some food and drink. He ate and later played with the bone. By the way, we named him, Bagel. A name that my children love to say. We left him in the garden and he disappeared again. If he returns tomorrow, I may give him a bath.