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Old 08-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #11
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Yes! But my mother doesn't haha
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She will eventually see the light and become addicted to fish as well just you wait
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Haha I wish! My moms not too bright. She tries to talk to me about my tanks but she's pretty clueless. I was buying substrate for my shrimp tank while she was with me and called me over to the tanks because she saw a fish she liked. She asked if we could add him to my 10gal freshwater which is already pretty full in my opinion. I went to see what she wanted to get....it was a baby horseshoe crab -facepalm-
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Well clueless and not too bright are completely different things. I've made tons of uninformed decisions about aquarium keeping including putting a black ghost knife fish and common pleco in a uncycled 10g hex tank.

Try to teach her about it when she asks questions like that. It might just get her more interested in the hobby
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I do try. I kind of looked at her and said 'mom...those are salt water fish. The fresh are over here' and directed her to the FW section. She looked at a few she liked and I explained that I can't have flashier long finned fish because my betta may attack them. She then took our puppy to pick out toys.

Not going to get into details but I don't like my mother all that much. My dad and I usually work on tanks together and he helps me. Though I've had to teach him a few things that could've saved his tanks from years ago.
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Hey be nice to your mom You may think how annoying she can be because she's so clueless and have many facepalms, but I practically facepalmed when you said you wanted your first SW tank to be a 10 gallon dwarf seahorse tank. Recipe for disaster . But it's really awesome that you researched and changed your mind and starting off on a better route.
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