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post #11 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 06:23 PM
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you need to make him think he's thought of the idea !!
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post #12 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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yeah well.....we were just sitting here and he wants oscars....4-5 in this 55....and whe i try telling him otherwise he tells me im crazy....so im not happy about this anymore......

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post #13 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 06:30 PM
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Multiple Oscars need a lot of room. They get big.
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post #14 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 07:29 PM
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yeah well.....we were just sitting here and he wants oscars....4-5 in this 55....and whe i try telling him otherwise he tells me im crazy....so im not happy about this anymore......
This is very sad. And I mean both the idea of 5 oscars in a 55g and his attitude. It's comparable to getting a horse and keeping it in the basement; yes, it will remain alive if you feed it, but is it "living"? An oscar will grow throughout its life to a maximum of 12-15 inches or more, and one should not put a fish in an aquarium in which it will not be able to turn around when grown. Here's a good site with an explanation why this doesn't work:
Oscar Fish Tank Setup - Installing an Aquarium for Your Oscar - Oscarfishlover.com

This site mentions one oscar is the limit in anything less than 100 gallons.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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post #15 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 07:32 PM
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Yea just glue the molding then and turn the scratched up parts to the back then.
Heck yea wide screen flat panel LCD and a tank...that idea would only get one reply from my husband "Where's the car keys lets go" (thou he has his 42 flat panel and 8ft projector screen stuff, so no room to talk for him there)

I'd really reasonably explain him why no Oscar, I have faith he's old enough to understand. And then y'all go pick some nice Cichlids together!

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post #16 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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he wants to hear it from "the fish people" at the store himself. i then tried explaining that while they are infact knowledgable they use it to their advantage for people like him who will rely only on thier advice. they WILL sell you the oscar and tell you it will be fine because when it dies.....you go back for more. I dont spend all the time i do researching fish and getting the advice from here just to have him tell me i dont know what i am talking about!!! he is more of a trial and error kind of guy which is good for somethings but not when it comes to anothers life.....i dont know, hopefully i can get him to reason with me on some of the more appropriate types of cichlids that will work for our tankl....it just kind of took the fun out of allthis for though.....

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post #17 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 08:09 PM
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Have him googel it himself and have him read the adequate requirements himself.

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post #18 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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i think he has calmed down and was a little more willing to listen. he thought i just didnt like oscars so i didnt want him to have one. and when i explained that i infact DO like the oscars just when we get a 125+ gallong tank i would love to have some oscars he was a little better

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post #19 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 09:20 PM
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congrats on the new tank !!!!!!!!!!! :)

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post #20 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 09:46 PM
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gratz! very good choice on tank size, I say. ^^ It's gonna be so much fun!. What kind of cichlids are you gonna have? Some of them are very beautiful. Maybe you can do an original cichlid biotope!

Gratz again... have fun I know you will.
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