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Old 07-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #51
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My mom hated it when I picked up my first 10g, and told me I was wasting my money. I was really sad and tempted to take it back, but I didn't. 3 years later I own 4 tanks, 1 45g FW, 1 25g SW, 1 2.5 beta fish tank, an 1 g shrimp tank lol. All in my bed room (cough, can't walk without running into them, cough)
Haha! I'm 15. Got my first 10 gal a few months ago. My mom wasn't thrilled with it to say the least. lol now I have a 2gal, 10gal, 15gal, 45gal, and two 55gals :P I'm getting a new 20 or so gal and then I'm done til I need another grow out. My mom is surprisingly ok with the fact that I have 5 tanks and a 2g bowl in my room...
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Haha! I'm 15. Got my first 10 gal a few months ago. My mom wasn't thrilled with it to say the least. lol now I have a 2gal, 10gal, 15gal, 45gal, and two 55gals :P I'm getting a new 20 or so gal and then I'm done til I need another grow out. My mom is surprisingly ok with the fact that I have 5 tanks and a 2g bowl in my room...
I wish my mom would have been cool with that. My limit was a 10 gallon and a couple 1-5 gallons. I wish I still had all my old small tanks from when I was living at home though. They all got trashed during hurricane Katrina, although thankfully they were all empty in the garage at that time because I had just left for boarding school in the beginning of august. Living in a dorm was the only thing that has stopped me from having fish in the 17 or so years I have been keeping fish.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #53
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I figure this way if your old enough to read and research what you want and pay for it you never to young. My philosophy is if I earn it I spend it. Next time just complain to management for your benefit and other shoppers.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:35 PM   #54
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Haha! I'm 15. Got my first 10 gal a few months ago. My mom wasn't thrilled with it to say the least. lol now I have a 2gal, 10gal, 15gal, 45gal, and two 55gals :P I'm getting a new 20 or so gal and then I'm done til I need another grow out. My mom is surprisingly ok with the fact that I have 5 tanks and a 2g bowl in my room...
My mom wouldn't even let me keep 3 tanks. She will freak if i suggest another one, and I only have a 10g, about to buy a 5g for QT. Seriously lol! But I just remind myself that it's temporary and one day ill be able to get all the tanks I want hahaha :P
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I figure this way if your old enough to read and research what you want and pay for it you never to young. My philosophy is if I earn it I spend it. Next time just complain to management for your benefit and other shoppers.
I know, though sometimes fish keeping can get really expensive. We've already totaled to $300 just for the stand and basic necessities. Plus the tank which was $50? So $350. But I still need to buy live plants, lighting, and the rest of my stock. One at a time.
Lol, maybe I should go on extreme couponing.
If you don't know, extreme couponing is a show where these people buy like 2 or more carts of groceries and only spend less than $100 because of the coupons they collect in newspapers. It's insane. :P
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Anyone in this forum can tell you that they have being in your shoes. I'm in my late 30's I haven't had a tank for like 20 years when I got back to fishkeeping I figured a 20 gl would be nice. Wrong I have a 20, 36, 45 BF and a 75, all with AC filters and a fx5. Usually just want bigger and better stuff
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I started at a young age. Fortunately my mom was the one who go me started.
I won't get into the customer service treatment mentioned above but I will add that I do not interact with the big box staff much. My wife says I'm a fish snob. Not really; I do my research ahead of time so there is no need for Q&As.
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I started at a young age. Fortunately my mom was the one who go me started.
I won't get into the customer service treatment mentioned above but I will add that I do not interact with the big box staff much. My wife says I'm a fish snob. Not really; I do my research ahead of time so there is no need for Q&As.
The only time I ask for staff is when I need assistance in getting something. Unless the person knows what she/he's saying, then maybe I will throw in a few questions now and then. :P I wish my parents were as into it as I am, I'd probably had start off with a 50g instead of a 10g! And I'm not even exaggerating haha
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I don't think anyone is ever to young to start something they enjoy. Although at young ages parents do usually have to spend the money and help with things. I can always remember at some point and time having a fish tank. I know I had one when I was about 3 or 4, I don't remember much about it just remember it being in the living room as a kid. As I got older I had fish tanks growing up, I was always interested in the hobby just never had good advice. Now that I'm older and no longer live with my parents I have started learning. Although my husband thinks I'm crazy, I have a love of researching things and after I got my big tank is when I really started researching and found this wonderful place.

To be honest I would have asked for a manager and let management to make the decision. I've never heard anyone being denied an item for a pet because of age.
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