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Old 02-24-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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How did you get Your Significant Other Into Aquariums?

So my GF is not a huge fan of aquariums but she doesn't MIND them. She had some traumatic experience with a fish when she was little or something

She's already warned me if we ever move in together I'm only allowed 1 aquarium (she did say it could be as large as I wanted, hello 500gal )

Anyways, anyone try to get your significant other into aquariums? How did you do it? I'm starting a SW and I'm thinking she's going to like that...who doesn't love nemo!
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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Hmm... Try to involve her in it. Let her feed the fish or maybe have her pick out a fish for your tank and name it. Get her attached to one of the fish and she might get more into it. I guess I got lucky, my boyfriend had never kept fish or really had much of an interest in it, then I moved in with my angelfish and he decided they were awesome. After I lost them and got my green spotted puffers he really fell in love. He even helps with water changes every so often! I think that may have something to do with him feeling the need to carry the heavy buckets so I don't have to, though. But he did get me my new tank for my last birthday so we could have a tank in the living room as well as the two in the bedroom. Good luck! I don't know what I would do if I were limited to one tank, I would have to chose between brackish and fresh...
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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Ha good idea! My future plan is to get her a super big walk in closet as a barter for another tank Or I get a man cave which will just be an aquarium lol

I also encourage anyone to share funny stories as well :p
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I forgot about bartering. That is always a good idea. Give her something she wants in return for something she wants. A walk in closet, nice pair of shoes or jewelry, or maybe even a nice trip that she wants to take. I seem to remember a cruise working for one member on here! And if all else fails... Man caves are always nice. Hey, I'm a girl and I would love a man cave, haha. My boyfriend and I are in agreement that whenever we get a house I can have a fish room and he can have a band room. And I get to make the living room awesome with a couple big tanks, too. Then again, I'm lucky and he likes the fish.
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sounds like a sweet house!
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:42 AM   #6
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I just set up my first tank while she was at work. 45 gal in the living room. This is why I get a million phone calls when I take the day off. LOL
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Oh and I let her pick the first two fish that went into the tank... It's been 3 years and those scissor tails are still her favorites!!!
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I just set up my first tank while she was at work. 45 gal in the living room. This is why I get a million phone calls when I take the day off. LOL
I went that route with my mom and a cat once. She was not happy. In fact, I think I did it with a tank once too. Just took the tank I had lying around in the garage and set it back up while she was gone because I caught some minnows in a local canal. Then when they died I managed to talk her in to stocking it again. I was a sneaky little kid. Oh, and my first tank got started like that too. My aunt was in town and my betta had just died. I was heartbroken and she told my mom she was taking me to get a new betta. We came home with a 10 gallon kit. Her idea, not mine, although I was thrilled. Luckily my mom just couldn't tell her no, even though she was pretty pissed.

And yes, once we can settle down in a house we own, I am determined to make it awesome. I want at least 2 120+ display tanks, one fresh and one salt. And a room for breeding and raising live food. {mod edit}
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I asked my boyfriend for a long time to let me get a small tank. He wasnt into it what so ever. Finally he said "If we are gonna get a tank, lets do it right" Well we went to our LFS and bought a pretty 29 gallon setup. From then on he bought a 36 gallon, a 10 gallon, and now our new 75 gallon. His money, his thing now I guess lol. but I love it
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I like the idea of letting them pick out the first fish! Of course I'll have to give her a list cause she'll probably pick the mandarin goby or some tangs which will be no good in a brand new small 29gal!

No idea on the snakes...I think I might side with your BF on that one. And birds...DEF not my thing. There is an aquarium store in Atlanta called the Avarium and they sell fish and birds. I can't even go in there cause the birds are so fricken annoying.
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