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    Default Who has to defend their hobby?

    How many of you have a spouse / partner / room mate / that does not really understand your addiction? You know - the one who doesn't get why you need to feed your "sucker fish" zucchini and peas, or why you don't get a "pretty goldfish" for your SA biotype tank.

    Or, why you needed to spend $that much$ on your fish ?!?!

    My wife is one of those - but she puts up with me (somewhat....)

    She did get me a $100 gift certificate from our LFS for Daddy's day, though!

    Her friend's husband just bought a motorcycle. I think my wife likes the tanks better.
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    my wife hates it, she HATES all the fish stuff around the house all the time. She wanted me to get rid of every tank i've ever had lol.

    When i move to my new place i'll have my man cave downstairs i will surly be setting up my 25 rimless, and if she does not like it.. then dont come downstairs!!
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    My wife is not as into it as I am, but doesn't ever harass me on the tank. She actually helps pick most of the fish, feeds them during the day while I am at work, and told me our house didn't feel like a home until I had the tank in the living room. She will, howver, prevent me from putting tanks in each room. LOL
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    I am a nerd, but at the end of the day i have traveled the world (mostly for free) thanks to this industry.

    i seldom have to defend myself
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    My wife doesn't mind as long as it doesn't get into her space (rest of the house). She says at least I'm not up to "no good." LOL. Thus, she's happy to live with my hobby.
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    I think my wife likes the fact that this hobby keeps me in the house. I coach soccer as well, so I'm out a lot!
    55 gallon in the set up process - will be apistogrammas
    Empty 65, 33, 20 gallon long waiting...
    Talla, the annoying cat

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    my wife is addicted too
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    my girlfriend is really against MTS but everything i buy she wants me to BREED them cause BABYVERSION of anything is CUTE, how do i breed cherryshrimp, amanoshrimp, minnow, guppy, tetra all in the same 10g?!
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    We are both very much addicted. My Father thinks we are wrecking our home with all the moisture. He won't even look at the tanks. Siblings think we "waste" too much money on our "stupid" tanks. Grandsons and friends love them as we do.

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    My wife is actually scared of fish. She hates them. Always says my office smells like fish poo. And after doing a WC I need to take a shower before picking up my kid, or he could get some crazy fish disease, maybe even grow fins. Crazy women
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