Same with my parents 3 years ago when I got my first tank, a 55 gallon for an oscar. I then added a 29 gallon shell dweller tank to my room. Now that I have started my 10 gallon planted tank my dad wants me to put it in our family room. All it takes is a good looking tank to change their minds.(my frazzled parents don't want to see ANY aquariums in the house unless I keep them to myself inside my tiny bedroom :hihi
Also, filters can be very annoying when you are trying to sleep.