Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The whole having a tank at work started a year and a half ago. I brought in a betta over the new year holiday in a small bowl to surprise co-workers half expecting the supervisors to poo-poo over the idea. Sure enough supervisors were asking but instead it was an excited/happy way. The betta, named Mary, by my co-workers went from a small 1/4 gallon to a 2 gallon heated tank (I've been learning a lot in this process) as she was gradually accepted. This past Jan our offices were moved and I brought Mary home until we were settled in and could find the proper place for her. I thought it only fair that she should have new digs too and decided on trying a dirted tank.
I work for a government agency so it took at least a month to get a go from the higher ups on where to put her. I was so excited, and set it up on a Sunday. Unfortunately the BIGGER BOSS came in that Monday morning, before I had a chance to cycle it and it looked mucky and I was told to take it down. In hindsight I should have set it up at home first. I was (and still am) worried that sloshing around in the car would stir things up too much. So verbally he has told me what he didnt like about it, but I havent received the offical blessing to bring it back. EVERYONE at work is bugging me and cant wait to see Mary again. I had no idea it would become such a huge deal. It is worth the effort though to get a tank at work. I thought it was just me that would enjoy it, but I am realizing that it brings my whole unit together like nothing else. It just requires commitment and a little diplomacy when dealing with the BIG BOSS types. Thankfully mine is fairly reasonable.