Lessons From A Fish Tank

What I want my tank to be in the future

What I want my tank to be in the future

I love fish tanks. Mine is a work in progress and my goal with my fish tank is to make it as close to nature as I can. I want to have as many natural items as I can, even though I do have one of those sunken ships.

I could go on about how much I love having real plants in my tank, even though I’m not very good at taking care of them, but my focus is on something else, something that has an impact on my every day life.

I looked inside my tank the other day and noticed that one of my fish looked different, it looks like the scales are sticking straight out, and the research I did shows that it has a disease called dropsy. Apparently there is no cure for dropsy, but theories are that it is a buildup of parasites or bacteria which is caused by stress. What causes fish stress? Dirty water, fluctuating water temps, improper diet, and overcrowding impair the fishes immune system, and unfortunately, I am a very good at procrastination.

another example of a fish tank

another example of a fish tank

I could talk all day about stress and the supposed effects on the body, but I want to focus on something else, how often do we live in an apathetic manner. If I hadn’t kept putting off cleaning the tank, would my fish be sick? If we were more careful about what we said and did each day, would the world be in the state it’s in?

There are some people who don’t do their best at everything they do, there are those who don’t care at all about their jobs and only do what they need to do so they don’t get in trouble by their boss. When they get passed over for a job, or their employer gives them a bad review, they wonder what is going on with their life and why all these bad things have to happen to them. But the core of the issue is that they are creating their own problems by being careless.

Now I have an alarm set on my phone, to check the tank filter each week and take care of it properly this time.

Maybe we should all take a look at the areas in our lives that could use regular attention, making sure we do what needs to be done so we don’t hurt others.

there is no comparison to nature

there is no comparison to nature


About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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2 Responses to Lessons From A Fish Tank

  1. Pat Cegan says:

    Lessons are everywhere if we are willing to learn. Wisdom in a fish tank made me smile. Thanks, hugs, pat

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sallieolson says:

    So true. And something we are all guilty of in certain areas of our lives. Thanks for the reminder!


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