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Old 05-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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What makes you stick with aquariums?

For me, I like how everything isnt set in stone. Some things aren't known yet in the hobby which makes it interesting, I always want to hear about the next new thing. For example, LEDs are a relatively new thing with reefs ( at least new in popularity). There has been a burst of information on them since then. Always learning new stuff.


So that's me, how about you?
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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I just love fish too much to stop. It's a learning process and I like to learn about them. There's always something new to learn and figure out.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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Is all still fairly new to me. I've only had a aquarium for 4 months. For right now I keep going because there is always something for me to learn or try. I've become most excited about my bettas lately and debating on breeding them.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
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just the fact that i can have an ecosystem with fish that would never see each other in the wild getting along perfectly
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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I dunno. If I actually sat back and looked at all the problems I have had with my tanks, I would quit this hobby lol. I remember one time my fish were dying (This was because I was super stupid and hadn't joined this site yet), and I said I wanted to sell my tank.

But my mom made me keep it, and my fish survived, and I run 3 tanks, about $600 paid for all of it. I wouldn't let go for the world. There's always something new they can throw at you, and the different species are soo cool!
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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It was cheaper thank drinking.

Ok....well IT WAS cheaper than drinking but not anymore.

What I spent on some new fish this weekend could have bought me a REALLY good bottle of Bourbon. A REALLY GOOD bottle.

Oh well...I got a thank you note from my liver
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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Watching them. Fish are so complex if you take the time to notice, and watch. I especially love it because with a realistic look, you have a complete small ecosystem snippet in your home.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:06 AM   #8
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Watching them. Fish are so complex if you take the time to notice, and watch. I especially love it because with a realistic look, you have a complete small ecosystem snippet in your home.
That's something else I forgot to add. I heard somewhere that watching fish lowers your blood pressure and relaxes you. They are super cool to watch.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:36 AM   #9
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The fact they reduce stress and are soothing. Except to your wallet.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:46 PM   #10
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If you want to include them as your pets, which I do, then they are relaxing. I can sit and watch them for hours. Heck, even doing tank maint, is a stress releiver.
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