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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:55 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Yes  may  be.  I  think  schools  should  take  up  subjects  like  'cycling  the  tank'  for  kids...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:46 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Criticism  what  criticism  ,  It  part  of  mine  daily  life  .Also  I  told  mine  mom  that  i  got   Co2  cylinder  from  LFS,fishes  from  mine  friends,  tank  from  another  friend  absolutely  free  Very Happy  and  her  reaction  was  how  come  everybody  are  donating  things  to  you     Eyebrow  .Have  to  teach  mine  LFS  ,friends  that  whenever  you  are  coming  to  mine  place  remember  to  say  that  these  things  are  donated  by  you.SO  inspite   of  all  these  free  stuffs  I  am  hearing  the  music  ,  How  would   mine  mom  react  when  she  would  come  to  know  that  how  much  I  had  spend  in  this  hobby.  Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:50 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

                                                   
DJ_Rocky  wrote  (View  Post):                
                                                 
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"MACHLIMAAR"  reminds  me..  recently  my  colleagues  are  calling  me  "MACHLI  BABA"..  Grrrrr                
MACHLI  BABA  or  Machh  Baba   Confused   Smile                

 
 No  it  is  "MACHLI  BABA"  only.  They  prefer  hindi  while  naming  someone  weird..   Sad  
 
 Btw  the  thread  is  about  the  criticism/difficulty  received  for  the  hobby..  why  is  everyone  talking  about  their  fishkeeping  history?  Razz  stick  to  the  topic  guys   Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:23 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Well  i  was  resisting  to  post  on  this  topic  !!  ..but  i  guess  its  just  irresistible.
 
 Starting  with  a  1ft  tank  with  my  bro  about  13yrs  ago  my  mom  and  dad  were  like  these  kids  are  going  crazzy.  Guess  what  was  that  1ft  tank...  A  Marine  Setup!  It  had  one  Peice  of  Live  rock,  1  Power  filter,  Some  coral  sand  and  2  clowns.
 Guess  that  did  not  last  too  long  and  due  to  i  would  say  lack  of  knowledge  of  what  size  that  tank  should  be  and  the  LFS  as  usual  giving  us  all  the  ball  talk  we  lost  both  clowns  and  my  best  buddies  then.  My  mom  and  dad  blasted  both  of  us  to  glory  coming  from  a  Gujju  Jain  family  you  know  how  deaths  of  living  beings  in  the  house  are  treated....  
 
 Things  fortunately  did  not  end  there  ...from  there  we  moved  on  to  4ft  and  then  to  a  6ft  tank.  All  in  all  it  was  completely  marine  and  my  bro  went  on  to  be  a  marine  biologist  and  researcher  working  for  the  Public  Aquaria  in  California.  I  then  moved  to  Delhi  and  got  my  first  4  ft  tank  there.  Again  a  Marine  !  Well  then  dooms  day  came  again  ..i  got  married  !!  ..and  my  wife  went  chu  cha  chu  cha  !!  ..and  i  said  wutevah  !!  ..that  was  in  my  house  before  you  were  and  then  that  was  it...  hell  broke  loose  and  fights  became  inevitable.  So  much  So  that  every  time  i  did  a  water  change  she  walked  out  shopping  !!  Not  that  i  really  was  worried  off  it.  But  trust  me  the  credit  card  bills  on  those  days  were  hughe!  ...  again  all  for  the  love  of  the  hobby  !!  
 
 From  the  Marine  ,  I  then  got  hooked  on  to  IAH  and  other  forrums  so  i  started  spending  a  lot  of  my  time  responding  to  queries  and  sharing  experiences  and  then  that  became  another  vice.  The  Wifie  went  first  it  was  the  fish  and  now  its  writing  about  the  fish  !!  ...so  all  in  all  i  gave  her  no  time  !  ..so  one  day  i  said  enough  is  enough  and  we  had  a  show  down  !!  ...post  that  as  always  ..the  wifie  won  !!  we  came  to  an  agreement  i  would  work  on  the  tanks  the  days  she  was  in  office  and  not  at  home  and  when  we  both  were  home  i  would  spend  time  with  her  !!  ..  no  no  i  did  not  loose  the  battle,  i  only  gave  way  to  that  cause  i  struck  a  deal  that  i  could  add  another  tank  into  the  house  !!  ...  there  it  was  i  put  up  my  first  freshwater  tank..that  too  a  planted.  Thanks  to  all  the  help  from  Venket,  Deepakbrid,  mayur,  etc  !  who  shared  their  inputs  and  products  and  supplies  with  me.  So  now  i  had  become  a  farmer  !!  ...slowly  i  struck  another  deal  i  took  the  room  next  to  where  i  lived  and  told  my  wifie  i  would  move  all  my  tanks  there  !!  ..she  was  more  than  glad  to  say  ..let  the  tanks  go  outta  the  house  !!  ...  so  i  struck  a  deal  again  !!  ..i  said  i  will  get  a  8  feet  marine  tank  there  along  with  the  fish  room  !!  ....  so  now  my  current  4  feet  tank  turns  into  a  Planted  !!  ...  i  have  another  4  feet  which  was  my  old  tank  that  turns  into  a  gold  fish  tank  !!  and  i  have  a  whole  new  room  thats  under  construction  for  a  8  footer  reef  and  a  fish  room  !!  so  all  in  all  !!  you  know  who  won  the  battle  !!  but  i  dont  deny  i  got  my  ass  kicked  a  lot  !  
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:29 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

                                                   
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 my  bro  went  on  to  be  a  marine  biologist  and  researcher  working  for  the  Public  Aquaria  in  California.                

 
 By  any  chance  is  he  working  with  'Aquarium  Of  Pacific',  Long  Beach  ????
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:44 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Monterey  Bay  Aquarium  in  California
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:10 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Criticism  by:-
 
 Parents:  "Its  just  a  waste  of  time,  it  may  divulge  your  attention  from  studies.  Just  stop  bringing  those  dirty  worms  in  the  house,  we  just  can't  bear  its  smell  when  rotten."
 Though  totally  against  my  hobby,  my  dad  used  to  feed  the  dry  fish  food  to  my  fishes  when  I  used  to  skip  the  diet  due  to  my  cricket  matches  (he  brought  the  food  by  himself  Very Happy  ).  
 
 Spouse:  "  Its  just  a  waste  of  money,  you  can  give  me  those  money  for  shopping  instead."  
 Though  critical,  she  always  help  me  for  water  changes  whenever  required  until  today.  Smile  
 
 Daughter:  "  Dad,  I'm  really  scared  of  this  arowana,  it  may  bite  me  one  day.  Bring  one  small  FH  for  me  instead"
 Truly  appreciate  her  feelings.  Though  4yr  old,  she  really  enjoys  feeding  pellets  to  my  14"oscar.  Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:34 am Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Ok  here  is  mine
 Parents-  You  are  still  continuing  .  Advise  to  my  wife  Don't  come  between  them.
 Wife-You  give  more  importance  than  any  other  else.
 Sister-  Fish  expert(Matsya  Bisharath)
 Daughter-It's  papas  examination  time  (Daily  7  AM  to  7.30  AM)So  don't  disturb  him.
 Neighbor  -Always  busy  in  carrying  Glasses,Buckets,plastic  bags,  nets
 LFS-Fish  Doctor
 Students-Zoology  and  Geography  is  not  our  cup  of  tea  ,  So  please  forgive  us.  Sir  you  are  the   Earth  Saver  and  we  are  the  destroyer.
 Anyhow  my  feelings   are  -that  we  the  eccentric  people  doing  a  little  bit  to  save  the  animal  rights.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:32 pm Post subject: Re: Fierce criticism you’ve got for your hobby !!! Reply with quote

 Hello  Friends,  
 
 Abhis9  here.  I  am  lucky  because  i  am  still  a  bachelor.  
 
 But   locally  I  am  known  as  "Mr.  Mach  (Fish-in  Bengali).  
 
 Since  1978  this  is  my  favorite  hobby.  My  Father  presented  me  a  24"x12"x12"  tank.  From  this  tank  I  kept  adding  to  my  current  number  of  increase  up  to  11  tanks  &  other  accessories.  
 
 Perhaps  you  are  thinking  how?  
 
 Yes  those  days  I  did  a  lot  of  things  Like  Breeding  &  Selling  Fish,  Selling  small  Amazon  plants  (I  had  two  big  Amazon  sword)  and  other  plants  like  Cabomba  etc...I  alos  undertook  projects  like  setting  up  aquariums  in  other  houses  (This  one  I  have  done  for  more  than  200  places-  some  of  them  are  still  going  strong)  and  earned  some  money.  
 
 My  father  is  also  very  interested  about  my  Fish  Keeping  till  today.  He  loves  my  Discus  Tanks  and  he  has  asked  for  a  CD  with  the  pictures  which  I  will  also  post  in  this  forum.  My  mother  also  likes  it.  
 
 So  from  my  home  no  problem...But  what  I  lost  those  days  is  time  for  education.  I  was  so  addicted  tot  my  hobby,  my  education  was  effected.  
 
 Anyway  I  have  been  working  as  an  IT  Professional  for  the  last  20  yrs.  Due  to  official  work  I  have  to  travel  abroad  a  lot  of  times  and  on  these  trips  whenever  I  have  time  I  always  look  for  Aquarium  shops  and  also  I  by  a  lot  of  things  like  Food,  Medicine,  Thermostat,  Corals  etc.  
 
 Now  if  God  wishes  I  will  continue….  
 
 This  is  my  short  story.  
 
 Thanks  
 
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