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Freecycled Algae Eater

Yesterday I gave away my Algae Eater. I bought him about two years ago (maybe three?) when I first filled our 30 gallon fish tank. He has been an interesting fish, causing me no end of worry and excitement. Here is an entry about one of his more exciting days: How Long Can You Go …

Unfortunately, he had grown so large that he simply did not have enough room to move around comfortably. Not moving around meant that he was not doing his job, i.e. keeping the tank relatively clean of algae. So, I decided it was time to find him a new home.

Here he is floating in the tank inside a baggie, ready to be transported. I had to empty all the decorations out of the tank in order to capture him. Algae Eater

Where did he go? I gave him away to a Freecycle member who had a 55 gallon tank. I am sure he will be much happier there. And now I need to find a smaller algae eater.

I use Freecycle all the time, both as a Giver and a Taker. The premise behind Freecycle is to keep items out of the landfill. Most items that we no longer want are almost always useful in some way to someone else. So by using Freecycle, we can declutter our lives, acquire those things we do need, and feel great that we are recycling, all at the same time! It’s a win, win!

Most areas have local Freecycle groups already in place. You can search for your local group on The Freecycle Network website. And if there is not a group already in place, then start one yourself!

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