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View Poll Results: How long have you been keeping fish?

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  • Less than one year

    3 9.09%
  • one to two years

    7 21.21%
  • two to five years

    2 6.06%
  • five to ten years

    4 12.12%
  • ten+ years

    12 36.36%
  • since Abraham Lincoln was in the third grade

    5 15.15%
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  1. #1

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    I was thinking back trying to remember when I got my first tank. It was a 10g and I am sure it was not stocked wisely. It must have been around 1980. I have had tanks on and off since then until about 2006 when I caught the MTS bug and now have multiple tanks. WOW a lot of things have changed in those 33 years, both in equipment and fish keeping information.

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    I officially started keeping fish probably 10+ yrs ago when I was younger, but after I moved to college I only kept a betta (was a horrible person and didn't realize the condition he was in weren't the greatest)

    Then I took about 4 years off of having any fish. Caught the MTS bug really bad last October and have since bought a 55g and 5 10g (only 3 in use)

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    We had aquariums in most homes I lived in growing up, so I been around aquariums as long as I can remember. I got my first aquarium in of my own in 1995 or 1996 (can't remember exact year). I have never really been without one for to long after that.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    About... 3 years now? Since my grandfather died.

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    For 5 years or so I had a housemate/bandmate with many tanks in the mid 90s and it was so fascinating that I just sort of fell into keeping a few tanks.

    Then, Travel due to work became an issue [Gone 3 weeks at time is not compatible with keeping fish] and fish got put on hold.

    In 2009 I retired and bought my house I jumped back in with both feet [With a free starter tank from the same [Still has fish lol] old roomate ]. So - Nearly 10 For me.
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    Ive been keeping fish since I was about eight years old, but only seriously for the last ten years or so. (I'm thirty now)
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  7. #7

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    Oh yeah and if you vote, please post as well.

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    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


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    Got my first tank when I was about 11 or 12 years old, in the late 1950's.
    By the time I was in my mid to late teens, I had about 12-15 tanks from 10 gals on up, and was breeding Tetras, Angels, Barbs, Danios, Gouramis and Bettas, selling the fry to LFS's at about 3 months old, for nickels & dimes.
    Kept fish on & off, both fresh & saltwater, for the next 30-40 years, and in the past 5 years or so, I've concentrated on raising juvie discus, and selling them when they reached around 4" to 6".
    Love discus above all else, inclusing SW fish.

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    ive had fish tanks since i was about 6yrs old. that was back in 1995.... almost up to 20 yrs tho i guess. but that doesnt mean i was keeping the fish correctly. when i was young i hardly ever did any water changes and when i did i didnt use any dechlorinater. keeping fish correctly? well since i joined the AC lol
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    11 votes and only 7 posts, c'mon people, let us know what you voted and how long you have been keeping fish.

    I voted over 10 years, but it seems like since Abraham Lincoln was in third grade. I have been around fish tanks my entire life, many of my family members, both close and extended, keep fish. With the help of my sister and father I got my first 5 gallon when I was 5 years old, been keeping fish off an on ever since.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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