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Eani Mini Aquariums for Kids


The age-old goldfish bowl is getting competition from tiny aquariums in a variety of interesting shapes and sizes. Even the smallest apartment or college dorm room can now be graced with live fish. But are they a healthy habitat for the fish? If properly set up and well cared for, yes they can be. If haphazardly put together and marginally cared for, the fish will be doomed to a very short and unpleasant life.

The Good Side
The good side of mini aquariums is that anyone can have one. The monetary investment is small, and the space requirements so minimal that virtually everyone can find a place for one. College students in dorms, nursing home patients, apartment dwellers, even the most crowded of school classrooms all have space for a mini aquarium. Often apartment building ‘no pet’ rules don’t apply to fish. Fish are very relaxing to watch, and can provide an opportunity for children to care for a pet in situations where larger pets are not allowed.

The Bad Side
Mini aquariums do require maintenance, and should not be purchased with the notion they can be ignored for long periods of time. However, the biggest down side of small aquariums is that problems can occur swiftly, and are often fatal before they can be rectified. This is due to the small volume of water in which the fish live. Changes in water chemistry and temperature can happen in a matter of a few hours – or even minutes. Therefore it is critical to monitor the water conditions closely, and perform water changes faithfully.

First time fish owners should be particularly careful during the initial break-in stage of the mini fish tank. Toxins in the water will rise sharply as the biological system is first being established. If water changes are not performed, the levels will become lethal very quickly. Testing is a must, so have water-testing kits on hand or make arrangements with a local pet shop to do the tests for you.

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You’re an Addict when…


– Your daughter can identify more species of fish than most pet store employees.

– You buy a $200 water purification system for your fish tank while you’re still drinking out of the tap.

– The first thing that moves when you move are your tanks.

– You go into a pet store and the employees ask you what kind of plants or fish they have.

– Your idea of a vacation is going to look for cool new things for your aquarium at pet stores.

– Your idea of going to the lake means looking for new and interesting plants and fish for your tanks.

– You buy fish as an excuse to buy another tank.

– You use the excuse “Ahh come on honey the next tank will be yours I promise” to get another tank.

– You take better care of your tanks than you do your vehicle.

– The refrigerator is bare except for the frozen fish food.

– You make weekly trips to the lumber yard to make more tank stands.

– Your tanks get their own room.

– Touring houses for sale, you look at the garage and automatically start figuring out how many tanks will fit in there.

– Your spouse gives you the option of your tanks going into the garage or you going into the garage, and you decide to put your bed out there instead of your tanks.

See your score below:

0-5 points – You have a problem.

6-10 points – Need to check yourself

11-14 points – You’re officially addicted!

 

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Weird Cute Aquariums


Consider them weird but accept it, they’re cute!

Rocket Aquarium

 

A Blender Aquarium?

 

An old television aquarium

 

A truck aquarium

 

A coffee table aquarium

A distorted glass aquarium

Making fish feel at home aquarium

 

A round shaped wall aquarium

 

A bar desk aquarium

 

A fish tank with a bird cage inside

 

A bulb aquarium?

 

For real, toilet fish tanks!

 

Ceiling aquarium in a hotel room!

 

Grand aquarium in a hotel receiving area!

Infinity aquarium

An ipod fish tank!

A robot aquarium

A sink aquarium

A sofa aquarium

 

A telephone booth aquarium!

 

 

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