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Old 02-18-2011, 10:56 PM   #21
 
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This is realy makin me laugh.... cause I can soo relate to all of this
On a more serious note..... Leogtr.... Give up a Duc.... that might be a little much
When I come south to ride... we will have to get together and say ... talk fish at the Tail of the dragon



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Old 02-18-2011, 11:31 PM   #22
 
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And you dont even have a dog
LOL. Buy a bag of dog food as a cover-up.

Let's see...
When you're falling asleep at night and hear a noise from one of the tanks, and immediately spring out of bed with a flashlight to have a look. (I do this about three times a night. )
When you flick back through your journal and realize that most of it is rambling about fish plans.
When you're late because your fish were doing something fascinating and you couldn't tear yourself away.
When the first words out of family members' mouths when they call is, "So how are the fish? Got any new ones?"

And you know your addiction runs in the family when your 84 year-old grandmother comes over, sits in front of the tanks, and begins with, "Oh, those tetras are new and I like that yellow discus. I had a pigeonblood kind of like that... it was one of my favorites. How often are you changing the water on these now?" Then asks about your brother's cichlid breeding, and then proceeds to tell you about her koi. At least we can blame her for our obsession.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:33 PM   #23
 
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The saddest thing about my addiction is that two of my fish have been on international and domestic flights and I've gone nowhere.
Now that is sad!!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:37 PM   #24
 
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When you're falling asleep at night and hear a noise from one of the tanks, and immediately spring out of bed with a flashlight to have a look. (I do this about three times a night. )

And you know your addiction runs in the family when your 84 year-old grandmother comes over, sits in front of the tanks, and begins with, "Oh, those tetras are new and I like that yellow discus. I had a pigeonblood kind of like that... it was one of my favorites. How often are you changing the water on these now?" Then asks about your brother's cichlid breeding, and then proceeds to tell you about her koi. At least we can blame her for our obsession.
Ah, yes, the flashlight! I keep one under every tank and also one by my bed, so whenever I hear an odd splash in the night I can quickly go investigate.

Your grandma sounds like she rocks!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:45 PM   #25
 
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Interesting link!!

Addicted To Aquariums | Fish Tank Talk

I started my hobby a couple days before xmas. I had given up a bad habit and this was my reward... I have never had issues with money and paying bills etc. However My spending went out of control with just a 20g setup! I ended up having to postpone my rent check to my roommates until my next paycheck!!! I was out of control going to petsmart every other day... Its amazing how 20.00 here 10 there adds up!

I can totally relate to the article above not on all counts but I can see some of it.


I have stopped the spending thank goodness!

However I still sit and look at my tank and wonder what can I do!

So to make light of it I thought it would be fun to start a thread you know your addicted when?


I know I am addicted when I start giving lies about going to the pet store!
your addicted when every holiday you get gift cards to fish stores
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:38 AM   #26
 
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AUNT KYMMIE!!!!! you hit past the TEN THOUSAND mark on your posts!!!!! congratulations!!!!!
This is a perfect example that shows just how addicted I am. When I first joined this site (first forum I've ever belonged to) I was reading through threads and noticing the different post counts and whenever I saw anyone who had 5,000 or more I thought, "Oh man, get a life". So now look who has 10,000 + posts??
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:30 AM   #27
 
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I knew I was addicted when less than a month after setting up my 29 gallon, I upgraded my frog's tank and got her fish friends, and within two months had spent over $700 on tanks, fish, and accessories (for a 29 gal and a 5 gal)!!!

I really knew I was addicted when I was sitting on the porch talking with my best friend (who is also addicted to fish) and tells you that she gets annoyed when all our conversations these days seem to revolve around fish!!!

And you know you have a true best friend and are a true fish addict when at 4am your best friend is on her way (45 min trip) to rescue one of your fish because another is beating it up and its too big for the back up tank!!!

You also know you are addicted when you are keeping cichlids (this was in the past) and when they were misbehaving, they knew that when you snapped your fingers and pointed at them through the glass that they needed to go into their cave for a time out!!! LOL (and I am so not kidding!!!)

By the way... I LOVED reading this thread!!! And congrats Aunt Kymmie on passing the 10,000 post mark!!! I can only hope to reach that one day!!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:35 AM   #28
 
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You drive to the Petsmart 45 minutes away three times a week to see if anything new came in.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:21 AM   #29
 
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When you rearrange your living room and get rid of some furniture to make room for just one more tank.

Been there done that!


You know you are toast when you come to FISH sites at 2AM ~ and rather go to the fish store than on that date.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:56 AM   #30
 
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Been there done that!


You know you are toast when you come to FISH sites at 2AM ~ and rather go to the fish store than on that date.
You are toast! 2am?? Whoa...even I don't do that!

PS. Best date ever? Was when he took me to Scripps Aquarium, followed by the local LFS (without me asking!) and stood around for two hours while I chatted up the owner, trying to select my Discus. Then happily helped me bring my babies home, driving the car very carefully, as to not disturb my precious cargo. Yep, best date ever!!!

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