Today, while I was working on a water change and adding some sand substrate to my aquarium, my filter broke.
My really big filter, you know, the one that gives most of my beneficial bacteria? Yeah that one.
instead of panicking, I called my husband and let him know that I had to go right to the store and buy a new filter. He was very understanding and told me to go for it cuz he didn't want me to lose any of my fish. I took it out of the emergency fund and I bought a brand new filter that was a newer model of the one I already have and had better ratings. I installed it and put the old cartridges in to keep my bacteria, and now I have a running filter within 2 hours. I cannot stress enough to everyone, particularly the younger fish keepers, how important it is to keep a budget. if we didn't have a budget, I would have been without a filter and in a really bad place. Sure, I have a sponge filter in this tank, but what if I didn't have enough money to go and buy the main filter? What then? I could have lost a lot of my fish.
so the lesson being, if you have any animals, fish, kids, are alive, or just want to be smart in life, budget budget budget! And have an emergency budget for things like this. And buying new fish is not an emergency, according to my husband. Sorry to inform you guys of that. XD
Loving the new filter! Really nice!