Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West coast of the east coast of the USA.
Funny you should mention roses. Me and the missus were at one time heavily into growing roses. (My personal favs are Toro and Maman Cochet) We had 100s of plants. We were importing some and searching the nation for different roses. Own root, Dr. Huey and Fortuniana rootstocks.
We would walk in toward the house when coming home and the fragrance was out of sight. When they were in bloom it was such a sight. Sure, it took a lot to care for them and tons of time learning. So fish are really the same. I've got many tanks up and running. I go out to the fish house every night to feed them. Then I sit for a spell and just look. Of course the calm demeanor I have while looking belies what is going on in my head. I want to move this, rescape that, get another tank up, time for a W/C, wow that fish is ready to pop. Sure, the mind is running a mile a minute. But that's the joy if the hobby to me. I look at each fish. Of course unlike my avatar I am looking at them for variances in behavior. But also just the shear beauty of them. It's all in your perspective of where you are in the hobby. Sure my mind is going all the time. But that's what I enjoy in addition to the fish and the plants themselves.
BTW there is no such thing as MTS.
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