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I saw this topic in a mag and think its funny.

So what things have people told you about your aquarium that annoy you? I'll start...

"Are those plants real?"

"You paid HOW much for that plant?!"

"Is it SUPPOSED to look like that?"

"You need to put some fish in there"

"Wow, nice tank. So, can you eat any of those shrimp?"
 

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Some I hear very often from my wife:

"What are you looking at? They are not going anywhere."
 

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1)" Your tank is boring because it's nothing but green. "

2)" Your fish are boring and ugly" Despite the fact thay they are rare tetras, lampeyes and cyprinids.

3)"Why do you have small fish in there. I would put in bigger fish that can eat those fish" Despite the fact that the largest tank is only 30 gallons.

4)"You should put a blacklight on there to make your Neons glow" Despite the fact that I have Cardinals.

5) "Why dont you have any sunken ships, castles or treasure chests in there?"


The list is endless.


Keith
 

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My favoritt is when you haven't done anything to your tank for weeks, and everything look like crap. Then suddenly all my friends go; WOW YOUR TANK LOOKS GREAT... Sigh :shock:
 

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someone loking to neon tetra: are they baby's?

i invite someone to see my tank and when we are geting out of my house she said's: don´t you shut down the light?????

best regards!
 

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All my friends are 17 because i am, but they always laugh when i add Laxatives like phosphasoda "Oh man your fish are going to crap to death!"

Or

"How come you order plants from the internet and asia why cant you just find them in your lake"

Or

"Wanna blow that thing up one day? I got a bunch of fireworks from tennesee"
 

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I was mixing some sugar with water for my CO2 DIY and my wife asked me "What's that for, honey?". I replied "It's for the aquarium."
She asked me if my fish were feeling sick.
She said she was joking.
It's been a week. I'm still laughing.
 

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Or like:
"You have too many species of plant"

"Nice moss you got growing there"...even though it's algae
 

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Things you tell you spouse to explain new purchases!

Come on, we've all done it- try to sneak a few new plants or a piece of equipment by our spouses. Fess up, how did you do it?

If appropriate, switch spouse for parent.

I'll come clean first!

1. I friend of mine from the Internet sent me those plants for FREE! (Truth: Large order from Aquarium Gardens). :oops:

2. All the plants are going to die if I don't get the new lighting! I can't just let them die!

3. This is the last tank, I promise! O:)
 

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Lol Art! I'm just glad my wife lost her Visa last month and I control the only one available in the house now. Muahahhahahahh!
 

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I sneak jobes sticks into the tank all the time. My dad thinks i am dosing too mcuh fertilizer all the time when i get greenwater. But its always because he takes away my stuff when he thinks i over do it and a week later greenwater. It happens at least twice a year.

I just set up a 20gal for my mom "Listen mom if i have to do this yeast stuff every week it could kill my fish!! i have to have the 200 co2 system"
 

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"Oh I like to keep fish, but its ONLY a hobby for me"

"Why don't you get some colorful fish? Those are boring."

"Where are your new fish?"




"how many fish do you have"
"I'm not sure"

"You mean you can't count them or something?" :roll:
 

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Actually, with people wih zero aquaria experience, you can't blame them. The folks who really irk are those who know little but think they know much: like those who go agasp when you mention or show them planted tanks containing discus or arowanas (thus bursting their bare tank purism). Even the mere suggestion that you put some hornwort or java fern in such tanks to help improve the water quality seems abhorent.

Next on the list are those who think aloud that they can 'easily get a tank just like this one' simply because they have the dough.
 

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few of my friends really want something, but they cannot afford it or whatever reason. when they see i have it, they say something that really let me feel "SOUR" !!! it happens all the time in our life. dont you agree? :roll:
 

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budak said:
Actually, with people wih zero aquaria experience, you can't blame them. The folks who really irk are those who know little but think they know much: like those who go agasp when you mention or show them planted tanks containing discus or arowanas (thus bursting their bare tank purism). Even the mere suggestion that you put some hornwort or java fern in such tanks to help improve the water quality seems abhorent.

Next on the list are those who think aloud that they can 'easily get a tank just like this one' simply because they have the dough.
LOl, yeah...like"How much did the aquarium cost?"

*They are busy counting juvenile swordtails....I bet they now think they can stick 22 or so fish permanently into this tank...*

How often do you have to clean this tank(Oh man, not that myth again!)
 

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LOL I had fun reading this. Since you guys covered all the things that annoyme, I'd like to add that I hate when they plant with my mag float.... yesterday, after bible study i found out that a few kids were playing with my mag float and the magnet was so strong that it pulled some plants in between the two and crushed them!!!
 
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