Originally Posted by Smidge
Right guys, i'm gonna need all your help on this one!
How can i convince my wife to let me have a bigger tank? Seriously! I've been trying for about a month now. She understands the stuff about being able to have more fish and different, more interesting varieties. She understands that i love my hobby but she just won't budge on getting a bigger tank. She claims that she hates that designs of all of these cabinet style tanks... The type i was after is not too dissimilar to the Juwel Vision 450.
Any help, greatly received.
From my perspective, it's pretty humorous seeing this question on this forum... I've been perusing Harley motorcycle forums for the past few years (hubby and I bought bikes a few years ago), and the guys are always posting about how their wives don't want them to get another bike. Compared to $20,000 motorcycles (plus maintenance), to complain about the cost of an aquarium seems REALLY petty! Ask her if she'd rather you get into motorcycling!
It turns out that a lot of the folks who have uncooperative spouses, evolve into having cooperative spouses after involving them in the activity. So I agree with those who have suggested involving her. Maybe ask her if she'd like to go get a fish of her own, name it, and watch after it... Us girls love to name pets, dolls, etc... and can get pretty emotionally attached pretty quick.