Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



mouse's picture mouse

I had a momentary flash of the 55-gallon saltwater aquarium I managed with my dad. Then I remembered that it eventually went, empty, to a friend with a snake. Not that we have anyplace for such a large aquarium right now, but I may have to go check Craig's List.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Mouse--you wouldn't *believe* what you can find on Craigslist, fish/aquarium-wise. You can often get the tank and the stand for very little. You have to be patient and wait for just the right one but I'd say that there are ones that come up daily where we live.

MommaT's picture MommaT

We have a 100 gallon salt water tank--one of my hubby's hobbies. We have "Nemo," "Dorie" and a yellow blenny, Jacque (shrimp), a clam and a star fish. HA--guess we like Finding Nemo more than I though. Anyway, it's very relaxing to listen to the tank and it's fun to watch everyone eat. My hubby is into the different corals, but to me, some of them just look like funny rocks (but I'll never tell him that).

Hubby ordered a small generator before Hurricane Ike just in case the power went out but it didn't get there in time. My poor hubby was worried he was going to lose "somebody" (we lost power for 3 days). But everyone made it out okay. Generator for the fish tank, but not us--how sad is that?! LOL.

Enjoy your creation!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

That's one of my worries--that we'll lose power and lose all the fish. It's comforting to know that delicate saltwater fish made it through okay.

Are you guys doing okay? I hope everything is up and running just fine...

MommaT's picture MommaT

Yes, thanks. "We" are back to normal but the city is still struggling. Many of the power lines are still down which affects the traffic lights, which causes major traffic. Not fun! But we are extremely fortunate to only have to battle traffic. Many of the businesses near our house are having to throw everything out and rebuild their business. It's heartbreaking. And it's heartbreaking to hear about all the lost pets (lost because fences blew down).

We help where we can and count our blessings for making it through it okay.