What are you "D'oh!" moments in planted tank/fish keeping?
I recently got some of my tanks back from my birth mother's home, and unfortunately she managed to kill off 90% of my plants (Even some anubias,java fern and african water fern!) and all of my 30+ fish save for 3.
So I had a small amount of money, and I do mean small, set aside to allot myself to plants, and finally found someone on the S&S with some amazing deals, so I pounced!
He was nice enough to even throw in some extras, it was awesome.
I got everything re-set up, but around the same time I became (and still am) very very ill.
I didn't have any ferts left save for some K2O and Iron, so I just dosed my tank with that and figured I'd supplement with fish food(once it broke down) to provide some nutrients for my plants until I got my hands on the proper ferts again.
(My 3 survivors of the "ritapocolypse" as I like to call it were in a pre-cycled tank until previously mentioned tank could cycle.)
And I've been very ill since then.
I was sitting here today trying to figure out why my plants were looking so sickly-- and some even loseing their old leaves, more then usual with re-planting and expected melting.
.. But my sick mind was busy with Skyrim and, well, being sick.
It only just hit me about 10 minutes ago.
Guess who forgot to get new ferts?
(I hope to pull everything through though, and I moved my 3 survivors over to the tank too haha.)
(Edited to add: And I just realized I forgot to set up my Co2! double D'oh. Hahahahah.)
So, my fish-loving , plant-adoring partners in aquatic awesomeness, what are YOUR "D'oh!" moments?