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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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Old 01-04-2017, 09:19 AM   #1184
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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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Old 01-08-2017, 04:13 PM   #1185
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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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Old 02-10-2017, 07:07 PM   #1187
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Boredom

I've had different aquariums throughout my life. I'm 53 & Dr.'s have slowed my life down alot because of health issues. So I started a 10 gallon tank last year, with a few guppies, & a few blue gouramis. I've recently up-graded to a 39 gallon bowfront with alot more guppies, only 1 gourami, added a pleco, 2 snails & an accidental pictus catfish, (it was marked in the store as a clown pleco, but after searching on-line & looking in other stores he's definitely a pictus). I don't get out like I used to, but my fish help me alot. I enjoy watching them. It really helps my boredom to watch & care for them.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:23 PM   #1188
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When I was a little kid my best friend's neighbor had a custom made tank in the entrance of his home. It was beautiful and I've wanted one ever since then
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:07 AM   #1189
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I have had a 30 foot pond in my garden for more years than I can remember but then my neighbor's cat moved in, after all fish was eaten we decided to get rid of the pond, on emptying it we found one small gold fish.
I got a 2 foot tank for him but then we gave him to a friends pond.
I now have two tanks both 2 foot 60ltr with 22 fish, guppys, neons glow lights.
I am tempted to try Killifish from the eggs.
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My father in law has 23 aquariums ranging from 200g down to 10g . He also has 11 bettas each in 5g tanks and a huge pond with koi fish outside. He got me into the whole aquarium world and fell in love ever since!! I now have a 55g, 29g, 20g and 10g and will be getting a 70g this Tuesday, can't wait!!
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