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How to tell if you've really over-stocked your tank

Posted By: Wannabe <tony_ort@msn.com>
Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2000, at 8:27 p.m.

Extracts from "The Complete Idiots guide to freshwater Aquariums".

You know that your tank is too crowded when... ...you toss in just one more fish an it bounces. ...you toss in just one more fish and they toss it back. ...you toss in just one more fish and the floor sags. ...you can turn the lights on and the bottom of the tank is still dark. ...you remove all the fish and the water level drops 75 %. ...sardine cans begin to look roomy. ...you can't do a 25 % water change without the fish on top getting dry. ...all of the fish swim to one side, and the other side rises an inch. ...the only air pump big enough is made by Boeing. ...the algae eaters have to cling to the outside glass. ...you can do a 50 % water change with a thimble. ...your ammonia eating bacteria have grown to 5 Lbs. each ...your fish beg you to flush them down the toilet. ...the cat walks on top of the aquarium and there’s no lid on it (actually he'd probably eat them).:)

You know you are too much like your fish when... ...you can't pass a pile of rocks without moving a few ...you spit your food out a couple of times before you eat it. ...you keep smashing into the sliding glass door and think nothing of it. ...you eat your children without blinking an eye. ...you die a week after moving into a new home. ...you don't take baths, you take freshwater dips.


 

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