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Old 06-11-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Apartment Manager On My Case!!


When I moved to these apartments the contract said nothing about keeping aquariums and now we got a new apartment Manager and all of a sudden she says they're not allowed. She was going around the complex room to room "checking the fire detecters" and saw my 10 gallon tank and told me I needed to get rid of it because they're not allowed but apparently my neighbor can keep 2 adult pitbulls in his ugh. I guess I shouldn't complain since she didn't see my 40 and 8 Gallon tank in my room have any of you guys had a problem like this before?

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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move the ten into your room too? hehe
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:12 PM   #3
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None of mine really cared regardless of the size. If you still have your contract then she really can't do anything since you signed to those terms (depending on what was stated in the lease).

Try to move the 10 gallon into the other room, and then when she "checks again" it won't be there. Then re-move it out to where it was before lol.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:12 PM   #4
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I would say unless its specifically outlined in your lease there is little she can do. Tell her its not an aquarium, its a large rectangular drinking glass.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:44 PM   #5
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My apartment complex worked with me and my aquariums, when I wanted to get my 180 gallon, I asked them about the weight and they made sure the floors would hold it in our new apartment. But they are usually pet friendly. A friend of mine had a problem in her apartment with her snake, they aren't allowed there, so I've been petsitting her snake for almost 3 years now.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:51 PM   #6
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Go with the contract. If it is not in there then tell her to go pound sand.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:55 PM   #7
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on my contract for my apparment. all it said was to notify and check with the manager of I wanted to get an aquarium or water bed, etc. itold my manager iwanted to get a 20 long and she was cool with it. but it didnt say that they were banned or anythn like that.

just tell her about the contract and that it states nothn about bot having an aquarium and she might be okay with it.

it seems like appt. care a lot about their carpet lol
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:14 PM   #8
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My landlord has two betta tanks.

I told her that I liked her fish and wanted fish of my own. I asked her if I could get my own aquarium. She said, "Sure." She then came over and said, "I thought you were getting a little tank!" I said, "I did not say what SIZE of fish tank." :-)

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Regardless, I respectfully won't get anything bigger than the tank I have because I know she wouldn't like it. :-)

(I am not in a complex; but in a house).

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Old 06-11-2014, 10:56 PM   #9
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Do you have renters insurance? If so show her. if not it's a good idea to get it. If you spring a leak you want to be covered. Most apartments have a tank size minimum. Like others said if it's not in the contract that's there issue. They can add it if you renew your lease though. Good luck
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:59 PM   #10
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Do you have renters insurance? If so show her. if not it's a good idea to get it. If you spring a leak you want to be covered. Most apartments have a tank size minimum. Like others said if it's not in the contract that's there issue. They can add it if you renew your lease though. Good luck
I don't think renters insurance covers the dwelling at all.
But check your lease. If its prohibited there than shame on you. If not then I think you have room to argue.

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Tell them that's the cats drinking water and the plants in it are filtering the water.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:26 PM   #12
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A friend of mine had a problem in her apartment with her snake, they aren't allowed there, so I've been petsitting her snake for almost 3 years now.
that's hilarious
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:29 PM   #13
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that's hilarious
Eh, shes lucky I'm an animal lover, snakes and lizards are not my favorite, but I tolerate it. She buys the food for it thankfully, frozen mice are expensive!
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Oh man.. frozen mice wow.

And I thought I had an interesting time with all of these frozen worms for zee little frogs.

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:37 PM   #15
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My landlord has two betta tanks.

I told her that I liked her fish and wanted fish of my own. I asked her if I could get my own aquarium. She said, "Sure." She then came over and said, "I thought you were getting a little tank!" I said, "I did not say what SIZE of fish tank." :-)

Heh.


Regardless, I respectfully won't get anything bigger than the tank I have because I know she wouldn't like it. :-)

(I am not in a complex; but in a house).

dbw
Man that was the perfect time to say that tank is only 1/3ed of the size you wanted, it is little!! Then when you upgrade you say "Now thats an aquarium!"
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