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Old 10-28-2010, 02:16 AM   #11
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I live in an apartment... no pets allowed BUT fish and other tanked animals are ok
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:42 AM   #12
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Sometimes I wonder why I even do it. Water changes, the cost, etc... Then if I'm having a bad day I can sit down in front of my 150g and all those feelings go away. It also gives me a good feeling to watch my 11 month old son stand in front of the tank and just watch the fish swimming back and forth all day.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:06 AM   #13
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I keep fish because for me they are therapy. To me, watching and caring for my fish is very relaxing, especially after a long day. The way I see it, I spend about $50 per month on aquarium related expenditures, If I went and saw a shrink to deal with stress, or took medication for stress, it would cost much more than that.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:07 AM   #14
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I am disabled and have limited functionality of my legs but it is not hard to look after them when you set things up properly. A sense of satisfaction knowing you have a hobby that you can do by yourself and do not need to rely on other to help.

AND THEY KEEP THE BRAIN ACTIVE WATCHING THEM BECAUSE THEY SO DARN CUTE
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:03 AM   #15
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I watch my aquariums instead of TV.

Like everyone else it seems, I find it 100% relaxing. All the work is worth it to me, and most of the upkeep isn't bad. In fact, I enjoy a good PWC.

Whenever I'm out and see a dirty one in a medical office or something, I fight the impulse to offer to clean it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:12 AM   #16
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Currently I don't have any fish, but I will agree with the "own world" posts and just add that keeping and propagating aquacultured coral helps me feel like im helping save what the world is destroying.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:00 PM   #17
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I watch my aquariums instead of TV.

Like everyone else it seems, I find it 100% relaxing. All the work is worth it to me, and most of the upkeep isn't bad. In fact, I enjoy a good PWC.

Whenever I'm out and see a dirty one in a medical office or something, I fight the impulse to offer to clean it.
Me, too!! LOL!
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:04 PM   #18
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i find starring at your fish tank for hours after a hard days work (or nights work in my case) is very calming. lets me relax!
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #19
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I don't keep fish. They keep me.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #20
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I don't keep fish. They keep me.

so true! lol they have me wrapped around their fins :P
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