Boy, did we have a rain today! It came down so fast the streets drains couldn't handle it and the streets had a significant amount of water.
Between today and yesterday's rain we have had over 4.5 inches and I had to download water from the fish abode. Three gallons offloaded! Amazing how it fills up so quickly.
Then.....I turned the pump off to give Moby and Ahab and Dino (who we never see) their goldfish chow and now it won't turn on again. I have never had a pump go out like this. The last two pumps were still pumping the fountain that was there before the "fishes of the seas" for 8, 10, 12 years. Now this is what? Two Months?
Now the problem is - how to change it out? I don't have a large enough container to hold the 31 gallons of water, and the pump cord goes out of the bottom of the pot on the side. It has silicon plug that, once removed, will begin to drain the pot!
And it needs to be changed out soon, they need oxygenated water, you know.
This is the first day they were in their new home. They came after I murdered the first pair......
This is the non-working pump and the healthy pair of fishes. They have literally tripled in size!
That thing floating next to them is zucchini. They LOVE zucchini! I guess Dino gets some too. His kind is reputed to like it, too. I have peas I drop in the tank that go to the bottom, and I assume he gets his share.
Frank has his work cut out for him, he better get home soon and fix my fishes! Or he will be working out there in the dark tonight.
UPDATE: nothing on the fish pump, but Frank is in the dog house because he let me walk around all day AND go to lunch with him with the entire back seam of my pull on jeans ripped out. AND my red underwear showing. WHAT? REALLY. He admitted he noticed it was ripped "pretty good" when I came out to make breakfast............