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I can see why if it's a HUGE fish tank, but my fish tank is 27x15cm. CENTIMETRES. It's a betta tank, which is why it's so small.

What trouble is my fish going to cause? It's not like he's going to have a massive rave at 4am in the morning
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What they don't know won't hurt them
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(Original post by pierpebble)
I can see why if it's a HUGE fish tank, but my fish tank is 27x15cm. CENTIMETRES. It's a betta tank, which is why it's so small.

What trouble is my fish going to cause? It's not like he's going to have a massive rave at 4am in the morning
haha you serious?
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They say they don't but loads of people have them anyway... just hide them for room inspections... if you even have them
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They say they don't but loads of people have them anyway... just hide them for room inspections... if you even have them
True... It's not like it would be difficult to hide a tank that small! I just don't understand why they have the rule in the first place!
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(Original post by pierpebble)
I can see why if it's a HUGE fish tank, but my fish tank is 27x15cm. CENTIMETRES. It's a betta tank, which is why it's so small.

What trouble is my fish going to cause? It's not like he's going to have a massive rave at 4am in the morning
erm, I have no idea? risk of water damage if it gets broken?

I'm surprised they actually thought to ban them! Which uni is this? I'm surprised it hasn't been overlooked!
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erm, I have no idea? risk of water damage if it gets broken?

I'm surprised they actually thought to ban them! Which uni is this? I'm surprised it hasn't been overlooked!
Both Lancaster AND Salford specifically say that no fish are allowed in their accomodation
I guess, but my tank has literally maybe 4 gallons of water in at most :|
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I am sure a fish couldn't have a rave- you must be codding.
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I am sure a fish couldn't have a rave- you must be codding.
Oh you
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The issues is that a couple of years ago at some school or another a pet turned out to be a death eater in disguise and it caused a lot of problems. Since then the relevant Ministry has strongly advised all educational establishments to make a blanket ban on pets. It has nothing to do with the size of pet or container. Constant vigilance people!
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The issues is that a couple of years ago at some school or another a pet turned out to be a death eater in disguise and it caused a lot of problems. Since then the relevant Ministry has strongly advised all educational establishments to make a blanket ban on pets. It has nothing to do with the size of pet or container. Constant vigilance people!
You can always tell a Harry Potter movie has just come out :L
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The issues is that a couple of years ago at some school or another a pet turned out to be a death eater in disguise and it caused a lot of problems. Since then the relevant Ministry has strongly advised all educational establishments to make a blanket ban on pets. It has nothing to do with the size of pet or container. Constant vigilance people!
Yeah, you've got a point. Some ******* probably took a tank full of pirahnas.
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The place is already full of smelly students, just imagine adding the smell of fish to that!
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I am sure a fish couldn't have a rave- you must be codding.
A fish related pun? Really? I've never heard a good one they're all a load of pollocks
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(Original post by pierpebble)
Both Lancaster AND Salford specifically say that no fish are allowed in their accomodation
I guess, but my tank has literally maybe 4 gallons of water in at most :|
well 4 gallons is quite a bit, and it's not clean water. That gets into the floorboards or carpet and it can soak through into the room bellow quite quickly! (you can get that from heavy rain! personal experience)

I think it's more it would be harder to put a size regulation on it than just ban it completely.

Maybe they've had bad experiences in the past? Although it still seems like a silly rule to enforce!
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well 4 gallons is quite a bit, and it's not clean water. That gets into the floorboards or carpet and it can soak through into the room bellow quite quickly! (you can get that from heavy rain! personal experience)

I think it's more it would be harder to put a size regulation on it than just ban it completely.

Maybe they've had bad experiences in the past? Although it still seems like a silly rule to enforce!
I meant 4 litres, not gallons :|
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(Original post by pierpebble)
I meant 4 litres, not gallons :|
I'm guessing they envisaged bigger tanks. Still don't know why, but it is a rule, you either have to find a way to avoid getting caught or follow it.
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4 litres can still do a lot of damage tbf
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in case someone puts this on their dog?


where would you draw the line, as its a fish
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I should imagine a few people have knocked over their fish tanks after coming in late from a night out drinking, stumbling all over the place.
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