Pet deposit for aquarium? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Pet deposit for aquarium?

This is sort of an off-the-wall kind of question, but I was wondering how many of you had to get landlord approval and pay a pet deposit in order to have an aquarium?

I do not currently have an aquarium of any sort - just moved and thinking of setting one up.
SmallFry is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 09:31 AM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Welcome to TFK, SmallFry. It's been a very long time since I was in a "renting" situation but I never had to put up deposits for any tanks, only dogs and cats.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 09:40 AM
Member
 
tanker's Avatar
 
You need to read your lease to see if there's any requirement to seek permission or any clause that prohibits tanks or says that you'll need to pay an additional pet bond.
tanker is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 11:01 AM
Member
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
IME with realtors and renting, they do not considder fish to be pets. Just have renters insurance

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 11:05 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
If anything they might limit the size of the tank you can have depending on which floor you're on. Some of those big boys can get really heavy.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
I was just wondering because my lease prohibits all pets -including fish- unless approved in writing (there are lots of dogs here, so they obviously do approve pets). Just wondering if fish normally require the additional pet deposit - seems like requiring a deposit for a Betta would be ridiculous. I'm not getting a betta though.... I guess the easiest thing to do would be to ask the apartment manager :P

The only thing I can think of is in case of tank leakage...or an amphibious devil fish that jumps out of the tank at night to chew the drywall and pee on the carpets.
SmallFry is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 01:13 PM
Member
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
Ah, being in an apartment complex changes things.

I've never had to pay extra for my fish tanks. I let them know up front that I have "tanks". They never ask how many or how big. But I don't rent apartments, so I don't know about that.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Haha. Ideally I wouldn't rent in an apartment either, but I only graduated college 4 months ago and then moved 1,200 miles from home....so my options were limited. I like my new job though!

It looks like I will have to wait a few weeks for an aquarium anyway - furnishing an apartment takes a chunk out of the old bank account


I really want to do something 30-40gal with dwarf rainbow fish though (planted). We shall see....
SmallFry is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 09-26-2010, 11:49 PM
New Member
 
i used to rent in a complex and they only asked that i never had a tank over 75g and anything over 55g that i have insurance. i dont think your place would ask for a depo for a small tank but a large one (100g or more) i would expect them to as water damage can get pricey to clean and fix.
bigrift is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 09-27-2010, 04:28 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallfry View Post

the only thing i can think of is in case of tank leakage...or an amphibious devil fish that jumps out of the tank at night to chew the drywall and pee on the carpets.
lol :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saltwater aquarium or cichlid aquarium tommaso889 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 8 07-03-2010 09:37 AM
Can you move aquarium decorations around in a established aquarium? ShawnMcc Freshwater and Tropical Fish 6 06-02-2009 12:41 PM
SW Aquarium in The Eye Jasey Off Topic Discussions 0 02-10-2008 06:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome