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Old 12-01-2016, 09:07 PM   #1181
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I liked the colors that were on the fish so I begged my parents for one and now I'm breeding guppies
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:55 AM   #1182
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Snorkelling, to put a long story short
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:03 AM   #1183
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Comfort level and expense. Also size. I can have a 56 gallon tank, which is more than adequate for a planted freshwater tank but on the small size for a marine tank. I do hope to have a marine tank at some point. We plan on relocating in five to seven years, so possibly then. I can make sure the next place has a good spot for a 75 to 125 gallon tank.
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My partner is OBSESSED with fish and fishing and has always wanted an aquarium.

I did months of research in order to surprise him with a cycled tank with fish in when he got back from holiday at christmas - anyway long story short, I ended up obtaining a 350L tank which was too heavy fro me to install by myself -surprise spoiled.

I am doing most of the fish care and find it all extremely interesting - and all our fish are named because I'm a child at heart. he mostly enjoys and does any heavy lifting (bucket water changes for us unfortunately)

We now have a 20L and 40L going through fishless cycle which I talked him into
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When I was a kid my dad always had aquariums. Naturally I took interest and that interest led to a needy obsession where all I wanted to read about was fish and aquariums. I had two ten gallons in my room when I was ten. I've had multiple fish tanks in between. My dad had a 75 gallon salt water reef aquarium and a 29 gallon (?) Nano cube that was also a reef aquarium. When we moved the fish didn't survive so he did fresh water in the 75 G. The 75 gallon he had is the one I have now as nd I decided to try cichlids in it.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:39 AM   #1186
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I ended up into fish...actually I think it started about 15yrs back when I was like 7 or something. I remember stories of our first fish from when my brother and I were like 3 or something but I don't remember her much beyond her name being Sunshine and her being a bright orange goldfish. My first true experience with fish was when I was 7 and my family had a 30-ish gallon tank we kept in the living room. I don't remember much about it other than it being stocked with dwarf gouramis my brother and I picked for their bright colours. Loved gouramis ever since though.

Anyways, ended up fishless for a couple years then got back into it when my family 'inherited' a 25 gallon cube tank from a friend of ours when they had to move to the States. My brother ended up with it, but since we shared a room I kind of stole it from him. Kept community fish in that for the most part; mostly had tetras back then with a couple of more unique fish (black ghost knife, bala, that sort of thing) and a plecostomus, Goliath, who is the only fish I can remember having a name for. Almost all of the fish came from our friends, but I kind of wince when I remember it now since I know what those kind of fish really need now. I wish I had known better, but I was a youngin then and not the internet savvy person I am now.

When my brother eventually gave up his ultra-aggressive uromastix, he asked if we could swap tanks (50 gallon long for the 25 cube) I agreed to it. My family cleaned that out, cycled it with fish, and kept community fish in there for a while with a couple of African Dwarf Frogs. Despite having kept multiple pairs of livebearers never did end up with fry though, at least none that I noticed.

Eventually tried out african cichlids after a little bit, kept Goliath with them who had by that point grown to be a foot long monster. Had to take him to the LFS because he was outgrowing the tank. Then came high school and I had to spend more time studying than doing my hobby so I gave it all away.

Now, eight years later I get a Betta fish in a cube gallon tank for Christmas and I am back into the hobby. I asked why and my dad, who got me the betta for Christmas, said that he was trying to think of what to get me since I am 'hard to buy for' as he was driving downtown and ended passing by the fish store. Instantly thought of me when he did so. I guess taking to the scuba diving lessons we took together like a fish takes to water didn't really help disassociate me from my fish-keeping past.

My birthday is less than a month away, and I am really hoping for a couple of LFS cards to spend on a bigger tank for my betta and figuring out how to keep using the gallon cube. Curse you Multiple Tank Syndrome!!
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