Beanbo7 Posted March 24 Share Posted March 24 Hi there! I am looking to get some advice/guidance on talking with my significant other about getting a second fish tank. Some context: I currently have a 5.5 gallon planted Betta tank with my year old plakat Drago and my nerite snail Leki in our living room. We have hard tap water and a higher PH (~8.2). So, for Drago’s tank, I have actually been using spring water which has worked out fantastically as the high PH had started taking a toll on him. He’s doing super well and loves his java fern for nap time 🙂 I have always loved fish and would love to get a second tank that is more of a community tank. Due to our water parameters, I was thinking of doing a platy tank. However, my significant other really isn’t keen on a second tank. He doesn’t have an interest in fish and doesn’t want a tank to take up more room in the house. He also doesn’t want a tank upstairs due to the fact we have carpet. Drago’s tank is in the living room and we have room for at least a 10 gallon near him so everything is kept in one area. I would love any and all advice on how to convince my significant other that adding one more small tank will not impact anything, and will be even cheaper as we can use our own water. I do all of the care of Drago so this tank would be entirely my responsibility, therefore his hesitation has nothing to do with extra work on his part. I am also aware that we run the risk of having lots of platy babies so I would need a plan to sell them to a local store etc, but he doesn’t mind that piece of it. Honestly, I am not quite sure where the hesitation is since he wouldn’t have to touch it and I keep Drago’s tank very clean! So I am hoping someone else has had a similar situation and how they overcame it. Trying to decide if it’s worth the conversation or if I should give up on my dream of a second tank. (Or, if I should just sneak one in LOL) I’ve included a photo of Drago if it is any extra enticement for advice 🙂 thank you for reading! 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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