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Old 04-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #31
 
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Great question. I had lived in Southern California for many, many years and now live in the desert. I really miss the ocean, so I thought this was a way to have water and peace in my home. I also have been working on a portfolio since October to move to a higher level of pay as a School Counselor, and have spent so much time on my weekends working on it, that this was my "treat" to reward myself, for the hard work. By the way, passed all sections but one, and today re-submitted that section - cross your fingers for me!!! With more money, I can justify treating myself to this hobby

Never had fish as a kid, but love animals, and grew up with all sort of creatures, from a monkey, horses and now have 2 dogs, 2 rabbits and 2 ferrets, and of course, fish.

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Old 04-01-2011, 07:11 PM   #32
 
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Ok lets see I started from my dad he had goldfish when he was little and so when I won a goldfish from a fair my dad went out and got me a 20 gal. and he got me 2 more and they lived for years until I tried to clean it was put dish soap in it an dthey all died then I would keep my goldfish in little pots they alwasy had a name and they would die because that had no filter and I have always had pets 2 cats then 1 died so we got 2 more now I have 3 and then 3 christmases ago I got a 1.5 gal tank with 2 glofish because I loved them then I added #3 and then they all died. Then my mom said that if I looked all the stuff up then she would get bigger tank and so for my b-day I got a 20 gal then I let it run for a day or so and got some guppies from a friend and all but 2 died so I let it run and then after about 3 weeks I got 3 more guppies 1 died because I only got 1 female and 2 males so she died then I went back and got 2 more females and then they had fry lots of them and then I got 3 glofish and they were fine then after I got my 100 in the spring my first 2 guppies died and 1 glofish died and now I have a 100 with guppies being born evrey day and in my 20 I have my Blueberry male guppy with them and he was sick so he was in a 1.5 all that I had and today I put him in the 20 so soon he will goto the 100 with the 6 zebra danios and 1 glofish so thats how it all started ya that was long!
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #33
 
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In case no one caught it.... Congratulations dfbiggs on the new fry!! When are you due? Woohoo!!
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:51 PM   #34
 
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In case no one caught it.... Congratulations dfbiggs on the new fry!! When are you due? Woohoo!!
Thanks! Which fry? I had discus babies, red cherry shrimp babies and I am master of getting snails to have babies..:) The shrimp are definately the cutest..
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:03 AM   #35
 
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I believe my mom got me started as an enfant..lol she got me addicted...then I passed the addiction to my husband...and it's soon to be passed to someone new..
You said it's soon to be "passed to someone new"... Does that mean you are having a little one?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:18 PM   #36
 
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You said it's soon to be "passed to someone new"... Does that mean you are having a little one?

not exactly. It means I talk so much about keeping aquariums to some friends and they are bound to get hooked. No human babies here..just animals for me.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:02 AM   #37
 
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Ahhh. My apologies for making the assumption!! Glad you have fish babies at least. lol
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #38
 
Well, when I was younger my parents always had a huge fish tank with so many different kinds of fish and I was always so fascinated by it.
Two years ago I went to the aquarium store just to have a look and seeing all the bettas in a little cup really made me sad so I brought one home. I still have him and about 6 months ago I decided to buy another betta, and about a week after that I bought another one. I find them so beautiful and relaxing to look at. And it's really rewarding when they build a little bubble nest to let you know they are content!
So now I am starting up a 10 gallon tank to get some different kinds of fish! It's definitly a great interest of mine and its well worth the effort.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #39
 
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i worked in a fish store lol i knew nothing about them at all at first ! after working there and helping people and doing reserch everyday i became quite the expert cuz i was dealing with them everyday haha for 8 hours :P and i got into having tanks for myself as i knew how to take care of them found it quite easier then taking care of fish at work cuz cleaning tanks for 4 or 5 hours everyday sucks!
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:23 AM   #40
 
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Hi guys, I'm new here and I thought I would start by posting here =]

I started my aquarium hobby when I was 13. I always loved going to Walmart to check out the fish so I started by getting a 10 gallon started kit with a couple of Gouramis and sharks. By the time I was 14 I had my 10 gallon tank, a 20 gallon tank, and a 60 gallon tank in my room. It was a circus in my room because I would always be messing with the tanks and changing them and whatnot. When I turned 15 my family moved and I couldn't take my tank with me so I had to give my fish and tanks away

Now I'm 19 and for my birthday my fiancee got me a 10 gallon tank
So now I am starting up again and I hope to get a bigger tank soon.
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