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Aquariums definatly have health benefits! 7 46.67%
Aquariums can have health benefits 3 20.00%
Aquariums might have health benefits 3 20.00%
Aquariums don't have health benefits 1 6.67%
Aquariums definatly do NOT have health benefits 1 6.67%
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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What are your thoughts on Health Benefits of Aquariums?

In the past I have seen many articles on different health benefits of having aquariums in your home. I have read things like: lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, and so on... I would like to know everyone's thoughts on this, it might also help me and others justify the cost of this hobby
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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All I can say is that after coming home from a hard day at work trying to keep my temper in check and not slap someone into next year, working on my tanks helps calm me.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Of all things aquariums do, calm me down is generally not one of them.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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I agree with Dragonfish!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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I have to say my tanks really help with relaxing me. I love to take a break from the normal crap of the day and just sit back and watch my fish. Even working on the tanks to me is relaxing doesn't really seem like a chore.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #6
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Definitely relax me, I'm a carer for my ill son & just watching them & doing cleans etc gives something just for me
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I think if I've had a stressful day I just want to go my tank, and look at my fish. I feel If I focus enough on my tank then it just blocks out the previous day and all the work I have to do.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #8
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It helps keep me from losing control of my anger. it just gives me something to do. I would probaly be lost in a bad way if i didnt discover aquariums and develope a love of fish.
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All I can say is that after coming home from a hard day at work trying to keep my temper in check and not slap someone into next year, working on my tanks helps calm me.
Same here. No matter how rough my day has been, my tanks can calm me down. Between the sounds of the water and the motions of the fish, I just find them calming. Even the maintenance is relaxing for me. And nothing can cheer me up quite like my puffers greeting me at the glass and tumbling over each other for attention.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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I think that fishkeeping is both physically and psychologically beneficial. I have to take care of these little lives and derive a great deal of satisfaction with my successes. It is not always rosy but, more often than not, I am happy when working and playing with the captive pals.
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