So, Today I cleaned my turtle's tank.
That alone should explain exhaustion.
But if it doesn't, let me explain the process to you. First, you fill a separate bucket or something with water for the turtle to chill in. You take the turtle out of the tank and put them in the bucket, hopefully not getting bit in the process. (James has a bit of an attitude.)
Next, you take out all objects in and around the tank. This includes platforms, lights, and decor. These have to be cleaned as well. In no particular order, take out all the rocks/gravel at the bottom of the tank and drain the tank. The rocks will ALSO have to be cleaned and sifted through, by the way.
After you've taken all the water you can out of it, you need to do a thorough scrubbing of the inside. So I brought the tank to the tub and scrubbed at all the algae on the sides AS WELL AS THE MINERAL DEPOSITS!! That's the most annoying part. Those little buildups that require intense scrubbing to get it off and then you hope to god you don't scratch the side of the tank. >.>
After that, you let the bugger dry. Now I have a totally unique problem. I have to decide where I'm going to re setup the tank. James might be moved to the living room, if he fits on the table thingy. So next I need to REFILL the tank and RE set everything up. After I figure out where he's going, of course.
I kind of want to nap but I can't because I have to check on my angelfish's filter and scrub a bit of scum off the tank walls. My snail, Ninja, died recently so I might have to get Lucifer a new one... Lucifer being the angelfish. He HAS a Pleco... (Algae eater) but apparently ze fishy doesn't go after the walls. (Probably too used to a snail going after the walls)
Oh, and I have to clean my mouse's habitat too. ALL THE BUSY! XD
Have a spifftastic day!