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Old 12-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #1 
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Smile How do I talk my mom into letting me get another Betta?

Okay, so I had an issue with my old tank (Eclipse Hex 5) but MarineLand is sending me a new filter/light/shield/hood.

I bought a 10 gallon that I want to divide (Mister Fishy is currently in there by himself and is ill, but once he is better I want to divide it and put another fish in there).

I'll end up with room for 2 more Bettas (The 5 gallon hex and the divided 10 with Mister Fishy getting one side of the 10).

My dad is perfectly okay with me getting more Bettas, because he thinks they're really cool and that I know enough to handle more than one, but my mom isn't.

She'll give me the "You spent $100 on your stupid fish in three months" (It was actually about $140- shhhh, don't tell her that :P) in an effort to prevent me from getting more Bettas.

How do I talk her into it? It would be my money, and actually, this is what the money went to:

$65 for tanks (The hex was a set and came with a hood, filter, etc.)
$25 for gravel
$15 for a filter
$15 for a 50 watt heater
$20 for food
$2 for Epsom salt
$7 for Maracyn Two
$10 for plants

Besides the Epsom, Maracyn, and food, none of that was specific to this fish because it's reusable.

I have enough gravel for both tanks, all I need is a heater and some plants for the hex.

How do I talk her into two more fish? I really want them (And I swear, not getting more than three total until I'm out of the house :P). It's so addicting (You all know that), but I can handle 2 water changes a week (50% for both tanks), and it's not like feeding is hard. I'd fast them all on the same day, and I can get a Kritter Keeper for a quarantine tank if one of them gets sick.

HELPPPP!!!!!!!!!! My local PetCo has some beautiful guys that are very well taken care of, and I'd like to get some when Mister Fishy gets better.

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:51 PM   #2 
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I would probably say that you'd want one for christmas but your buying it for yourself and you swear to take care of them, which is kinda obv that you would :P and then start begging and pleading on your hands and knees..
But that's just what I would do :) haha, I'm still such a kid.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:53 PM   #3 
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Well, I'm getting money for riding lessons/Taylor Swift concert tickets for Christmas (I'm buying the tickets myself, but the money is being split between those things).

But honestly, it wouldn't cost me that much to have 3, once I got the heater/plants.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:59 PM   #4 
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"I'll stop at 3 I swear"......pssshhh whatever! LOL.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:00 PM   #5 
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I'm literally serious. Only reason I want more is I have the space ;)

I was planning on a second one for a while, but I now have room for 3.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:04 PM   #6 
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haha. always the excuse eh? haha. But you could just say because you have the space you'd like another couple. :P because they're so pretty to look at. If you mom's like my mom who is tough, stubborn etc. then you'd might want to come up with a list for WHY you'd like more Betta's.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:10 PM   #7 
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Well, I'm not going to go buy another tank.

The only reason I got the 10 gallon was because MarineLand took FOREVER to respond to me and it'll be another 2 weeks before I get the filter and stuff.

The only reason I want more is cause I have the space for them ;)
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:37 PM   #8 
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Attending a show with your mom might help.

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Old 12-20-2010, 08:08 PM   #9 
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Acting really sad for a while might work. :)
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:13 PM   #10 
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Well I just found out how to torture her :P

Combine Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, and Indian music, and I'll be good :P

Haha- but she's a sucker for any animal, so I bet if I got them while she was gone and then she came home I could just say "They were sick so I saved them" and she'd buy it. I just want to figure out a way to do it so she doesn't kill me for spending money because somehow ME spending MY money ruins HER budget. I just don't get how that works.
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