My fish tank arrived today hurrah, it really does look quiet big sat in its box on a pallet. Unfortunately my mother has pointed out that once the fish tank goes in I will be difficult to paint behind and oh wouldn't it be lovely to get rid o the awful blue paint. After what three years of living with it I must confess the blue is a little dark. So after a long trip looking around B&Q (my god how many shades of neutral colours are there) I choose a crown Monaco paint.
So rather than setting up my new fish tank I spent the evening painting my room. Its gong to take at least two coats to cover the blue as well so there is going to be a delay getting the tank running.
When it is set up I will have to run it for about a week before I move the fish into it this will allow the chlorine to evaporate out and for some bacterial to start to grow. Here's a handy hint for those of you who don't like the taste of tap water; Chlorine is almost certainly the bad thing you can taste to get rid of it simple pour some water into a jug and leave in the fridge for 2 or so hours, volia nice tasting tap water.
Congratulations to Nikkie on getting her new job!
Got an email from Alison today it was really good to hear she wasn't hurt in the Sharm bombings. She is went working as a dive instructor after leaving Australia.