RTN. What causes it? Nobody really seems to know. Even Hitler himself admitted to not knowing what causes the dreaded RTN. But how can we prevent it? Can it be cured? Apparently it can, as it was announced today that scientists have found the cure to RTN. In fact it was one scientist in particular, Grimace Hamburglar from Germany. Reef Builders recently sat down with him and asked him about his astonishing finding.
RB: Grimace Hamburglar, we at Reef Builders want to thank you for sitting down with us about your recent discovery.
G: Thanks, it is a pleasure to talk to you to.
RB: So tell us how you came upon this discovery.
G: Well, one day while at work I was playing with my tank and noticed that one of my prized corals was getting RTN. And looked at the Dead coral and wondered if it just need a pick me up. So I added a bit of Honey to the tank.
RB: You added Honey to your tank!?!
G: Yes that is correct.
RB: What led you to choose honey?
G: Honey is a well known be-all cure for quite a lot of symptoms, including sore throats, sweetner, playing practical jokes on people, etc.
RB: Just any honey brand can be added?
G: Let me clarify, I added a good quality Honey to the tank. You can’t use the cheap stuff. You just won’t get the same results.
RB: And after adding the honey to your tank what happened?
G: Nothing at first, but the next day I came back to the tank and any signs of RTN on that prized coral were gone.
RB: That’s trully amazing.
G: Yes, I thought so too.
RB: Did you notice any other effects of adding honey to your aquarium?
G: At first, no. I didn’t.
RB: But after?
G: After adding the honey two animals really started to go bonkers, specifically the Saebee anemones and bumble bee
snails. They really seemed to like the stuff.
RB: We can’t imagine why.
G: Me either.
RB: Did you notice any other effects?
G: The pumps stopped working.
RB: The pumps stopped working!?
G: Yes. The honey wasn’t dissolving into the water stream like I had calculated. And the impellers of the pumps got all clogged up. I had honey everywhere and it started to attract flies. It’s a mess.
RB: How did you clean it all up?
G: I haven’t really worked that out yet. Honey is really hard to clean up. I’ve spent hours with it already and the pumps are just a complete mess. Oh btw, what is the Reef Builders staff doing at say about 5:30pm today?
RB: We have a meeting with the guy that invented insta flow at 6pm.
G: Bummer. I guess I will have to ask Professor Crook.