The irresistible fascination of aquariums, is an unsolved mystery. Many people love their beauty, their harmony, others try to understand the delicate balances or study the laws of nature, others become children again, leaving their fantasy free to swim through multicolor abysses..
Yet, the aquarium isn't only this:
Children, often wiser then us, are able to perceive the tie between human beings and animals in a way that the adults, sometimes, cannot understand. For them, a goldfish has a name, a history, for them he's the friend they talk with, he's their buddy. For them love and respect are ancestral, spontaneous principles.
I believe that to be good aquariophiles, it's very important to understand one thing:
In nature, every stone, every plant, every creature has a good and justified reason to exist. The life cycle of every living creature follows precise rules that always guarantee them their existence. To break this circle, means to overbalance an infinite number of factors, that will inevitably cause many alterations, to end up to the last chain of the link: the human being. That's why everything man does against nature, is always destined to affect himself.
And, if this concept seems very distant from the simple decision to buy an aquarium, the purchased tank will have no hope to work well. Because it doesn't matter which personal reasons bring us close to the aquariophilia; the only important thing is to understand that in rejoining the wonders of nature, it is indispensable to respect all its rules, whether these are they simple or difficult, pleasant or disagreeable. Only in this way, it will be possible to create our own, little, enchanted kingdom.