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Old 11-14-2010, 05:21 PM   #31
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BC caring for my 7month old daughter isn't challenging enough. I do like the balance of science and aesthetics too; just like when I cook.

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Old 11-14-2010, 05:48 PM   #32
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I think they're a good hobby and very relaxing to watch.

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I've grown up around aquariums and they've influenced my decision to pursue a degree in biology. Creating these little ecosystems is absolutely fascinating and just watching your fish go about their day is more hypnotic than any TV program could be. I love creating these little worlds, with them I bring a little chunk of a distant ecosystem into my home. And without them, there wouldn't be this awesome community that we have here!
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:37 PM   #34
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I agree with everyone else, they are just so relaxing. The headache that they me be once in awhile is nothing to being able to set and look into a healthy tank and just get lost in their world.

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Old 02-08-2011, 08:17 PM   #35
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To me, my aquarium is like a TV. I watch it for hours on end!
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:49 AM   #36
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I bought a 55 gallon tank for my husband for Father's Day last year. I figured that he and our little boy could enjoy something together. Little did I know that I was going to be the one maintaining the darn thing! lol

However, despite the challenges I've been faced w/ lately, it has actually been a great learning experience! Plus, there's no better feeling than coming home from a long, stressful day at work to sit down for a few minutes and watch the fish!
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:29 AM   #37
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To be honest I originally only got my tank for ascetic reasons ie. How impressive it looks when you walk into a room with a large beautiful looking aquarium. But from the moment I bought my first fish its completely became about them! It's an addiction!, my missus complains coz everytime I buy something new and put it in my tank it always followed by ' and next week I NEED to get......' lol
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #38
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The whole family finds having fish relaxing/interesting/extended part of the family.

Im normally busy with keeping the aquarium clean etc, but since the aquahome is set up with the guppy babies, my wife is all hands to the pump and taking care and quite proud of how far they (the fry) have come on now. My son and daughter help with the feeding and with water changes (only adding the dechlorinator) but every bit helps.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:04 PM   #39
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Its the one thing in life you almost have complete control over. Almost.
and nothing mellows me out like a cold beer and a good fish stare.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:28 PM   #40
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It's aesthetics to me. I love watching the fish of course, but I'm planning on majoring in Interior Design, so the tank is like a piece of furniture to me. It's the focal point of a room. And I just really love watching the fish, ha.

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