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post #1 of 42 Old 10-23-2006, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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why did you start a tank

just wondering what got everyone into fish. i like them so much because i grew up with them and they aways gave me peace of mind and relaxed me. besides that i'm fascinated by the ocean and all those things we know are there but know so little about. thats why i keep my tanks.
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post #2 of 42 Old 10-23-2006, 10:29 PM
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I started fish since I was 5 years old. I was mostly fascinated by fish because my father used to have fish himself in a large tank which I now owned after he quitted on fish several years ago.

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post #3 of 42 Old 10-23-2006, 10:29 PM
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When I was little, my brother had a tank with neons, an angelfish and a pleco (as far as I recall) and I just loved watching them. I think its just finding them so interesting -- their various sizes, shapes and personalities --- and how they move and interact with their surroundings and other fish that make them so entrancing!

The ability to maintain a little piece of their world is very rewarding.

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post #4 of 42 Old 10-23-2006, 10:52 PM
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I started mine because we had oscars as a kid. My Dad didn't have the tank setup for years and going through the basement I found his old tank and grabbed it. It's in my living room now, I'm currently awaiting an upgrade. It's great seeing it up and running, I've always loved having fish (oscars particularly).
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post #5 of 42 Old 10-23-2006, 10:54 PM
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I got into fish because my sister had a tank, and I thought it looked so fun. Then when I had no pets like hamsters anymore and didn't have room for them even, I decided to get an aquarium.
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post #6 of 42 Old 10-24-2006, 04:14 AM
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I first got a fish tank 6 year's ago when i walked in a pet shop and decided that i wanted to start fish keeping so i naged my Dad till he got me a fish tank!

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post #7 of 42 Old 10-24-2006, 06:11 AM
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i started out in bettas and then decided i wanted something bigger to look at and then its just got bigger from there. this was 2 or 3 years ago now
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post #8 of 42 Old 10-24-2006, 06:16 AM
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long time cory fan here.
then i got into plecos and then the big dollars came out LOL
i do like the corys though.
i started fish keeping about 2 years ago. ( kind of a beginner ) Then i started to get other tanks and i could get better and more interesting fish.
i still have zoidburg ( my albino cory ) from my very first days.
he was 8cm when we bought him. 2 years later, he is now around 10cm.
i also love the light colour too LOL i dunno why, no jks.

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post #9 of 42 Old 12-08-2006, 11:51 AM
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had fish all my life my dads influence rubbed off on me!
he used to have marine when i was small, he had 2 lionfish inbetween dividers, then decided to go tropical he has always had peaceful community tanks

so as the reble i am as soon as i had upgraded my goldfish bowl to tropical i had seperate breeding tanks with guppys(food) and another with siamease fighters, whilst also having a large shoal of angels, red bellied pirana, oscars, anything bigger the better.

i have now only got one tank but it is just a pure catfish sanctuary i have rescued 5 of the 9 i own, so i am trying to learn abit about plecs now.
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post #10 of 42 Old 12-08-2006, 01:29 PM
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mostly the same as the other posts, had fish when i was a kid, loved the colors and variety. then i didnt have fish for a couple of years. once my husband and i started living together we got a fish tank and so keeping fish kind of became something that we both enjoyed and did together. We're more educated and better equipeed now and our tank collection is only growing (some of our family think we're crazy to have so many) but really i can only see it getting bigger as the years go by! Plus they must not realize that alot of people that get into fish keeping for more then just a passing interest go a little crazy! my husband likes the whole contained enviroment idea. it's like a whole little chunk of the ocean or river. definitly a cool thing to have. :D
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