For the love of MTS - Teaching S.O.'s to cope
Looking for sage advice re: MTS (multiple tank syndrome) and its impact on your loved ones...
My tanks include a 40 breeder in the living room, a 25-gallon Mr. Aqua cube and 2.5-gallon shrimp tank in the bedroom, and a 10 gallon in the kids' room. Of course, I need more and I want to go big. Being married to a woman with a sixth sense for detecting and heading off my bull**** plans--a la Ralph Kramden--I need to make a strong case for yet another tank. Further, I need to convince her that a 40-gallon tank is not a "huge" tank. It's about perspective, and she doesn't have it.
How do the MTS sufferers among you convince your husbands, wives, girlfriends, etc. of the need for all of your tanks? If you have large tanks, how does your sig-other feel about the size of the tank(s)? I'm looking for an angle here.