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Old 02-23-2015, 06:34 PM   #101
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Lol I love this one! Just like me and my little brother when i want to go to PetCo across from Bestbuy where my parents are going, I usually get him to go with me though.
I'm only allowed to keep 2 tanks running right now, plus a hermit crab tank. If I didn't have siblings, then i'd have more because my mom says it's not fair for them to see me get all these pets (I hate referring to them as pets) and that they don't get anything. Well, newsflash, if they actually wanted an aquarium or anything then they wouldn't be sitting around saying my fish are stupid, and then it's my fault again for them not having anything, and the cycle continues. Sorry for the rant, I'm sure others face the exact same problem I do.

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My brother and I go through this too. My mom always wants to me to get him interested to give him something to do but he never wants to. I would hook him up if he did but he doesn't. Then I get in trouble because I didn't help him.

It's a vicious cycle... (see what I did there?)
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #102
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You go grocery shopping and on an impulse stop at a fish store and make an impulse purchase and you are now walking around a grocery store carrying your fish to get essentials instead of your full
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:44 PM   #103
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Lol, my little brother now has a beta in a 2.5 gallon that we got him for Christmas, and my older brother couldn't careless about fish, except for the fact that he's huge in bass fishing, and now he wants spare 10 gallon for a largemouth bass.....I've got to knock some sense into him. Anyway, I'm also a nerd because my mom made spaghetti tonight, and you have never eaten well until you've been to my house, my mom cooks everything homemade and it is so good lol, and I sat upstairs halfway through dinner before I felt hungry enough to stop watching my amano's eat their own algae, haha.

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Old 02-23-2015, 08:55 PM   #104
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When I go to the lfs with my 4 year old, I can't get anything done or look at anything or have a conversation with my fish guy because she goes crazy looking at, touching, wanting to feed, wanting to buy, wanting to show me EVERYTHING. Mama look! Mama come here! Maaaammaaa!

4 year old to fish guy; "Excuse me, we want to buy a "uney goami" (honey gourami), then has a melt down when I tell her we can't get a gourami because the tank isn't cycled. Sobbing in fish store; "whhhhhy does it take so darn long for the tank to cycle!!??
She also gets really excited when I feed the fish blood worms. "Mama! He just sucked it right up!"

I almost wish my kid was bored of fish, lol. Then I could go to the store myself!
Yep, he's bored because he's been going to lfs's since he was about 4. When he realized that we were going into look that is when he got bored. I never impulse buy so that just made him go crazy. He didn't understand why the 8" Oscar couldn't get along with guppies.

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Old 02-23-2015, 09:52 PM   #105
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When your puffer seems a little glum and you immediately do a water change, and when do a water change on your main tank because your cory's aren't showing full coloration on their dorsal fins.....my fish life. By the way, your lucky to have someone so interested in fish, especially a kid. My mom is the only one who will come into my room and even knows that I really like my fish. My dad and my brothers barely even know what kind of fish I have, and the one they do know is catfish. Whatever as long as I enjoy it lol.

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Yeah that's my dad...

2 months ago: "is that a catfish?"
1 month ago: "you should get a catfish!"
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:44 PM   #106
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When you've done this, does that count?

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You are quite the photographer! The moth looked pretty sick.

I liked the drawing of the two tanks that have centralized pump and skimmer.
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mcpeak...uhhhh, yes, yes that definitely counts.
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You might be an AN (aquarium nerd) if you find yourself sorta, just a little, kind of liking the overwhelming smell of industrial strength janitorial ammonia.
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Your friends want to go out and you don't go because you are saving up just in case the petco dollar per gallon sale starts
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