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post #1 of 8 Old 11-26-2010, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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My therapy

Hello everyone, glad to be here.

My story is pretty simple. I am a chronic PTSD sufferer and have found that maintaining my aquarium helps keep my mind off the bad stuff and focused in positive way. I've had aquariums before but I've never poured as much into them as I have into the one of have now. I spend most of my time in my garage (isolation, part of the condition), so I set it up in there and I find myself eyeballing it constantly. A day doesn't go by that I'm not working on it in some form or fashion. I even built the stand.

Anyway, I spend most of my time at work staring at a computer screen and thought it would make sense to carry this obsession over and think about aquariums 15 hours a day.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-26-2010, 10:11 PM
i think thats a great story :).you should get an aquarium for your office :)

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-26-2010, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Wish I could, that would be cool.
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-27-2010, 06:57 AM
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Hi Tyrant,

Welcome to the forum. We hope you'll like it here.

What size setup do you have and what are the inhabitants?

If you're limited for space in your office, near your computer, you can always get a 2.5 gallon with a single betta.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-27-2010, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Man Cave - 55 gallon Freshwater fish tank

Just added another wysteria, 2 moneywarts (floating weave for fry), a bamboo stalk, and a couple more sandstones.

The problem isn't space at work, I just don't have an exclusive desk. I've owned many bettas in my day, if I could that would be the direction I would take.
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-28-2010, 12:16 AM
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hello and welcome...this is definatly a friendly and informative site...see yah around...

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-28-2010, 11:58 AM
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hello and welcome. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-05-2010, 06:32 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad you found us.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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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