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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:54 pm Post subject: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Dear  Members
 What’s  the   fierce  criticism  you’ve  got  for  your  hobby  from  your  Parents/  Brothers/  Sisters/Spouse?  Please  share
 
 PS.  Rely  our  adorable  community   it  will  be  not  leaked  and  used  otherwise.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:14 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Its  really  not  the  critisim,  my  folks  adore  the  fish  and  all  but  absolutely  refuse  to  help  me  when  it  comes  to  cleaning,  WC  etc.  In  case  i  got  out  of  town  then  feeding  etc  is  taken  care  of  by  them  but  anything  that  takes  more  than  a  few  seconds  work  is  absolutely  left  to  me.  This  is  one  of  the  reasons  I  have  stopped  at  three  tanks  and  dont  think  i  can  handle  more.  If  I  ask  for  help  or  anything  they  are  like   Innocent   but  are  like  this   Very Happy   when  guests  appreciate  the  fish  and  tanks....any  one  else  face  this  kind  of  stuff?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:34 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Like  Preeths,  never  a  criticism.  My  dad  loves  to  keep  fish.  He  was  the  one  who  introduced  me  to  the  hobby.  But  age  has  its  effects,  and  nowadays  he  is  ok  with  it  as  long  as  I  dont  expect  any  help  from  him,  even  if  I  have  to  be  away  for  a  while.  My  mom  is  not  against  it  either,  but  she  definitely  does  not  appreciate  messing  up  her  house  during  water  changes  or  "wastefully"  spending  on  such  a  useless  hobby  unlike  keeping  a  dog,  which  atleast  guards  the  house.
 
 There  was  a  time  though  when  everything  was  going  wrong  no  matter  how  well  I  took  care  of  things.  Then,  any  new  fish  i  get  would  quickly  meet  with  a,  "how  many  days  will  this  one  live?"  or  a  "more  money  down  the  drain".  Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:22 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 I  got  it  from  my  father  when  I  was  running  my  Tanganiykan  Setup.  I  had  some  Bichardies,  Regani  and  Marliery.  When  he  first  saw  the  tank,  he  asked  me...
 
 Father:  Why  you  are  spending  so  much  money  on  these  colorless  small  fishes?
 
 Me:  Those  are  rare  and  not  so  common  among  hobbyiests  in  India.
 
 Father:  If  you  want  to  do  R'nD  with  these  ugly  creatures  go  and  do  it  at  your  backyard  not  in  the  drawing  room.
   
 Me:  I  told  you,  they  are  rare.
 
 Father:  I  told  you,  your  showtank  placed  at  the  drwaing  room  is  not  for  the  rare  species  like  these.  Throw  them  out  and  if  you  can't  find  something  colorful,  let  me  know.  I  will  get  you  couple  of  Tilapia  for  this  big  tank.
 
 I  left  the  place  scratching  my  head.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:54 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 My  Mother  and  Father  is  very  much  against  MTS.  But  they  dont  say  much  against  the  hobby  or  keeping  fishes  but  only  1  thing.."All  tanks  must  stay  in  your  room.  This  is  not  a  zoo".  Ultimate  result  is  bedroom  come  fishroom  with  more  tanks  than  furniture..  only  mentionable  furnitures  are  bed,  Steel  Almirah  and  computer  table..  rest  are  all  multistoried  fish  racks  with  10  tanks  onboard..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:41 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 No  critiscm  from  my  folks,  they  have  been  very  supportive,  its  the  neighbours  who  keep  poking  their  noses  in  my  buisness,  they  always  say  "aren't  you  too  old  to  be  keeping  fishes,  i  think  you  should  get  married  and  think  about  future  rather  than  washing  fish  tanks  all  day  long"........
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:25 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

                                                   
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No  critiscm  from  my  folks,  they  have  been  very  supportive,  its  the  neighbours  who  keep  poking  their  noses  in  my  buisness,  they  always  say  "aren't  you  too  old  to  be  keeping  fishes,  i  think  you  should  get  married  and  think  about  future  rather  than  washing  fish  tanks  all  day  long"........                

 
 I  can  so  totally  relate  to  that  one.  I  used  to  get  that  from  some  of  my  relatives.  But  a  few  quick  promt  replies  addressed  that  for  good.   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:42 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 I  got  it  from  my  parents  during  my  school  days.  That  time  they  always  said  -  why  are  you  wasting  your  pocket  money  on  these  things,  from  now  onwards,  you  will  not  get  any  pocket  money!
 
 But  I  always  got  the  pocket  money  from  my  Grand  Parents  &  Uncles  Very Happy  
 
 
 I  rember  the  day  when  I  have  been  to  Thailand  for  very  first  time.
 When  I  told  my  Dad  that  I  am  going  to  Bangkok  for  5-6  days.  He  simply  asked,  with  whom  &  why?
 My  answer  was  :  For  a  market  reserch  on  Aquatic  products  &  Live  Stock!  .......  and  after  that  >>   Mad   Punch   Whip  .......   Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:29 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 The  best  comical  criticism  that  i  got  was  from  my  Nephew  who  is  5  yrs  old.   He  looked  at  all  my  tanks  including  marine  and  went  to  my  dad  (His  grandpa)  and  said  "why  is  uncle  spending  so  much  money  on  such  things  that  dont  talk  nor  interact  with  me,  it  is  not  fun  at  all...  he  can  might  as  well  spend  all  the  money  on  me  buying  chocolates  and  a  PUG  Dog  so  that  i  can  talk  and  have  fun  with  them".
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:18 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 I  have  been  an  enthusiast  since  my  childhood  days.  I  had  a  2  feet  tank  inside  home  and  then  a  couple  of  large  cement  tanks  in  our  compound.  Like  all  others  i  spent  all  my  pocket  money  on  fishes  (  Not  much  of  gadgets  were  available  then).  After  some  time,  the  livestock  levels  became  high  and  then  i  used  to  resort  to  trading  with  the  LFS.  
 
 Then  came  employment  in  a  different  town.  So  the  setup  at  home  was  wound  up  and  i  bought  a  4"  tank  and  had  a  few  piranah  and  a  couple  to  turtles  in  my  flat  where  i  was  living  alone.  The  hobby  was  pursued  with  all  earnestness.  
 
 Then  came  marriage.  My  newly  married  wife  refused  to  have  fish  inside  the  flat  and  that  too  in  a  large  tank  that  took  up  so  much  space  in  a  small  flat.  I  held  on  to  my  hobby  but  unfortunately  one  day  the  tank  developed  a  crack  and  all  the  water  spilt  over  and  the  fishes  died.  This  sounded  the  death  knell  to  my  hobby.
 
 Its  been  nine  years  since  then,  i  have  returned  with  family  to  my  home.  I  have  been  able  to  repair  the  cement  tank  at  home  and  have  a  few  barbs  in  that  tank  and  also  have  a  paid  of  jewel  fish  in  my  2  feet  tank.  I  have  recently  acquired  a  4  feet  tank  and  will  be  making  it  into  a  planted  tank  with  tetras.
 
 Thats  pretty  much  the  story  till  date.  (  My  wife  still  has  her  reservations  and  strong  comments  but  my  daughter  aged  6  and  son  aged  1.5  are  a  great  support  to  me.)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:24 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 I  started  this  hobby  with  chi...chi...
 
   My  wife  brought  a  bowl  and  4  gold  fishes,that  time  iam  against  fish  keeping(lack  of  knowledge)  cause  they  ll  die.after  three  days  all  fishes  died  and  my  wife  started  crying.that  time  to  keep  her  cool  i  brought  a  2ft  tank  with  20  goldies  Chuckle  .those  also  gone.my  mother   shouted  me  .But  that  time  my  curiosity  went  up  y  these  fishes  dying  wats  wrong(i  was  misguided  by  the  LFS  guy  to  put  20godies  in  2ft  tank).i  thought  i  ll  try  with  the  harder  one  (again  LFS  guy  misguided  to  buy  Discus).  i  lost  one  discus  out  of  9.even  i  tried  planted  tank  also  again  failed.
 
    By  experiments  and  study  from  internet  i  earned  some  knowledge.now  iam  maintaining  3  discus,1  angel,1  loach  in  30x15x18  inch  tank  and  1  shark,1  koi  in  2x1x1  feet  tank  from  past  1  1/2  years  without  pain  with  love,affection  and  addiction.
 
 mean  while  i  learned  alot  fro  IAH.
 
 Thanks  to  IAH
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:31 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Critics  all  around  were  my  best  guides.  It  only  helped  me  to  do  better.   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:09 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Criticism  from  an  unlikely  quarter.  
 
 With  twenty-two  tanks  most  of  them  planted  my  electricity  meter  used  to  spin  like  a  top.  
 It  was  at  least  three  times  more  that  the  highest  bill  in  my  building  and  in  the  neighborhood.
   
 This  really  confused  the  meter  reader  when  he  saw  the  meter  spinning  and  when  he  came  to  know  that  I  was  a  single  occupant  of  the  premises.  
 
 For  several  months  he  made  a  valiant  attempt  to  figure  it  out,  peeping  here  and  there  to  no  avail.
 He  knew  that  something  fishy  was  going  on.  But  he  never  for  a  moment  thought  of  the  Piscean  variety.  One  day  when  the  door  was  slightly  ajar  he  barged  into  the  house  with  a  friendly  “wow”  only  to  be  physically  thrown  out  unceremoniously.
 
 The  Revenge.
 
 The  next  month  he  came  with  another  pal  from  the  electricity  department  and  they  both  threatened  to  convert  the  whole  building  into  commercial.  That  is  everyone  pays  three  times  more.
 
 So  the  humble  negotiations  started  by  a  sad  faced  me  and  it  was  finally  agreed  that  I  pay  the  duo  a  sum  of  Rs.  400/-  per  month  as  bribe.
 
 The  turnaround.
 
 Fortunately  I  was  able  to  record  the  entire  conversation.  They  do  not  call  me  ‘shot  gun  Murugan’  with  the  camera  for  nothing.  My  small  camera  had  a  recording  facility.
 
 Needless  to  say  the  duo  was  not  too  pleased  with  the  playback.  Now  it  was  my  turn  to  threaten  the  duo.  Resign  or  be  sacked.  The  duo  must  have  asked  for  a  transfer  and  have  never  been  seen  since.
 
 Epilogue:
   Better  sense  prevailed  over  me  and  I  now  brought  the  number  of  tanks  from  twenty-two  to  four.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:49 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 "Shot  gun  Murugan"  ,  "Mermaid  master"  ...  you  rock  Trevor!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:56 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 I  Started  fish  keeping  from  child  wood.  no  problem  that  time.  Still  keeping  is  make  lot  of  friends  eye  browse  to  raise.   iam  in  construction  field  so  i  try  to  give  one  small  tank  to  my  clients  children's  to  start  as  a  gift.  So  i  build  my  own  flats  i  construct  4  x  2  x  4  cement  tanks(6  NOS  )  in  the  back  yard  ,  iam  also  living  in  2  floor,  so  the  Criticism  slowly  starts,  But  one  word  changed  everything  .  I  Told  to  my  clients  you  think  this  is  for  hobby?  .no  just  for  VASTU  Very Happy   (i  never  believe  in  vastu)  Very Happy  And  it  will  give  lot  of  good  things  to  your  families.so  when  ever   iam  not  in  the  town  .THEY  TAKE  CARE  ROFL  one  more  thing  my  betterhalf  also  believe  in  my  words  VASTU   ROFL
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