The fish tank turned out to be a sweet birthday gift for Maria, she loves it. We lost our Pleko last week, but the two goldfish which she named Frida an Diego, are thriving. I think we will end up upgrading to a 20 gallon tank down the road.
In the meantime, we are moving the landscape in the tank to natural plants, we will get rid of almost all of the plastic. Big landscape design meeting tonight, she is the artist, I'm just the guy with the shovel. We both find the tank pleasing and calming. It's nice having a little kingdom one can control.
I'm thinking it might be a good way to mediate during my afternoon solitude sessions, when I am in the silence, alone and still. More later.