Monday, February 28, 2011

The Upgrade

Not a new car. Not a new computer.

We got a new fish tank.  Bet you didn't see THAT one coming, did you??

We've really enjoyed having our 30gallon tank up again, and after researching and learning from mistakes, FINALLY feel like we are heading in the right direction.

A few months ago, while visiting PetSmart, my husband ran up while I was trying to decide which fish were trying to tell me to take them home. ;-)

"You've GOT to come here and see this fish tank!"
"But!! I'm right in the middle of deciding..."
"Who cares what your doing! Come see this. NOW!"

So a few aisles down there was a BEAUTIFUL tank, decorated in an Asian theme with these HUGE, tennis ball plus sized gold fish in them.  Now, my husband LOVES Asian decor--reds and blacks, bamboo, dragons--stuff like that, so this didn't surprise me at all. It WAS beautiful!

And I sat there looking at him and you could almost literally see the wheels turning in his head.

As I watched him drool, he said.."This is THE tank I want someday. With big ol beefy fish in it. None of those little weenie fish! And I'm going to decorate it JUST like this."

I peeked at the price tag on the tank. Secretly laughed. A LOT.  Maybe a little out loud.

"Suuuuurrrrre, ok, Babe--lets go pick out some guppies now."

Fast forward a few months. A friend calls us.  Her friend has a big fish tank she'd like to get rid of. Are we interested?

 No. Not really.

She tells me the price.

I spit coffee out my nose.

Umm..SURE!!! We will take it!

So, here we are. It came with 2 goldfish, 2 sucker fish, a Molly, African Featherfan Catfish and an Angel fish. I tried to con him into combining the tanks, so we only have up keep on one tank, but he was having NOTHING to do with it.  And I'm guessing within a month we will have a Asian themed fish tank with man eating sized fish in it.

And at the moment we still have our other tank set up, with our little procreating Mickey Mouse Platies.

Maybe I'll open a pet store when I retire and sell bunnies and fish. 


Melanie said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You two CRACK me up!! I can't wait to see your new tank!! The more I watch Grant's fish. .the more I think that I need a tank bigger than 10 gallons too:-) Maybe someday..but first I'd have to find someplace to put it!! I will love to see the man-eating fish too!!

~Tonia said...

LOL!! That is so funny! It is pretty though!

Rhonda said...

Love the sucker fish! That is one big tank! I know they take a lot of work, but they sure are fun to look at. Very relaxing.