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Old 09-28-2014, 02:05 PM   #11
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My mother hates fish, brother is indifferent, and my dad likes them enough that he helps me out a bit.


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Old 09-30-2014, 08:18 AM   #12
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I can relate, my gf thinks I am insane for the amount of money I've spent on my discus tank but even when she is having a bad day sitting down in front of the tank for 30 minutes and just watching them helps enlighten her mood. I do the same when I have a bad day I call it therapeutically "tanking" about it haha.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:30 AM   #13
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I can relate, my gf thinks I am insane for the amount of money I've spent on my discus tank but even when she is having a bad day sitting down in front of the tank for 30 minutes and just watching them helps enlighten her mood. I do the same when I have a bad day I call it therapeutically "tanking" about it haha.

I think quite a lot of people are like that..

They love fish but can't stand the idea of spending money..

I've actually been offered to set up my welding teacher's fish tank XD
Bit weird but why not!


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Old 09-30-2014, 10:27 AM   #14
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It's fun! I love setting up new tanks. I have a 55g I really really really want to make a salt tank but I know it's gonna cost me a looooott of money for live rock and sand and what not. I'd have to get another sump because I hear canisters are a no go. I want sea horses soooooo bad I've loved them since I was young and have done reports on them. What kind of fish do they want to keep?
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:43 AM   #15
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It's my blood pressure I help out by having a fish tank. Because of others indifferances I am now one that will keep this l joy to myself. I was disappointed that others did not share my interest, one time. It' time to get over it and enjoy your creation. That is what a hobby if for.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:04 AM   #16
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It's fun! I love setting up new tanks. I have a 55g I really really really want to make a salt tank but I know it's gonna cost me a looooott of money for live rock and sand and what not. I'd have to get another sump because I hear canisters are a no go. I want sea horses soooooo bad I've loved them since I was young and have done reports on them. What kind of fish do they want to keep?

He doesn't know yet, he says he wants piranhas because he likes the aggressiveness...
We'll have to see.


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Old 09-30-2014, 11:24 AM   #17
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I'm getting a bit fed up by the fact that no one gives a darn about what I'm doing.

My Dad and Sister pretty much couldn't care less about it and my Mum downright hates it.

I'm 99% sure that if I went away for a weekend or something my fish would get flushed.

Literally any time I do a water change, clean a canister, go out to the fish shop or google anything about fish all I get is complaints from people telling me how pointless everything I do is.

And on top of this, all three of them spend at LEAST half an hour a day checking out my tank and trying to talk to me about it..

Anyways, I'm pissed off.


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My store in jax had a pacu once was interested but I wouldn't be able to stand watching it mangle other fish. Oscars or jack Dempsey would be good. Electric blue jack Dempsey is cool looking.
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My opinion of it is if they are against your hobby then take their breath away. Get your tank planted and scraped until it looks stunning, they cannot argue with that! Of course I don't know what your tank looks like.

My mum and brother take no interest in my tank, although they do enjoy looking at the fish and my plants. They are also looking after it while I'm on holiday at the moment. Dunno how I got my mum to do the daily dosing of ferts but she seems to be enjoying it. Maybe try offer your mum the chance to feed the fish once in a while? Try get her into the hobby


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My opinion of it is if they are against your hobby then take their breath away. Get your tank planted and scraped until it looks stunning, they cannot argue with that! Of course I don't know what your tank looks like.

My mum and brother take no interest in my tank, although they do enjoy looking at the fish and my plants. They are also looking after it while I'm on holiday at the moment. Dunno how I got my mum to do the daily dosing of ferts but she seems to be enjoying it. Maybe try offer your mum the chance to feed the fish once in a while? Try get her into the hobby


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