I'm interested what other hobbies my fellow crazy planted tankers enjoy, so figured I'd start with my other money sucking addiction - racing RC cars/trucks. I truly have a problem with this one, I currently own 14 cars. 9 are used only for racing, 4 are vintage from my childhood that I've had for over 22 years, and one is a serious rock crawler with 4 wheel steering. I also have 2 helicopters, a plane, and a fan boat. I could fill my basement with tanks for the cost of these things, but god is it fun! Some pics of a couple of my cars in action!
Recently I decided that I was going to finally learn to kiteboard this summer.
Then I found out about speed flying with skis.
Basically, my next hobby will be using kites and parachutes and stuff to take my normal sports like skiing and watersports to another level... Oh and break my bank.
I'm also just beginning to get into watches. The nice kinds...
Within the year I plan to buy a Cannon 5D and finally start doing some nicer photography and maybe video stuff (indie videos/movies etc) with some friends.
Oh and I love to travel...
I need to take up cheap hobbies... like walking, or naping or dancing or something. Actually I'm working on picking up a dance minor it is fun stuff.
Did I mention I'm supposed to just be a Uni. student? meh... Life is short.
On a bit of an unrelated note, planted aquarium and the design aspect has heavily influenced my life over the years, and refined my tastes in design significantly. Something I never expected for sure that changes how I look at the world and everything in it. It is pretty amazing what hobbies can do to oneself besides break banks.
My hobbies other than aquariums are...and sleeping.
I need to pick up that hobby.
Any good forums with information for it?
On a side note, another one of my hobbies I didn't list is personal metrics tracking, basically recording stuff like activity, diet, sleep etc. It is really interesting what is available to do this these days.
I am into most the hobbies listed. My main passion is aquariums but I have dabbled in:
Airplanes (like real airplanes that you pilot...not R/C)
R/C airplanes and cars
Napping (took a 3 hour nap today)
Photography (But I have a crappy camera)
Growing veggies, and house plants
Trying to convince my mother to let me have a snake (the hardest of them all)
90% of my time is dedicated to aquariums though
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Wabi-kusa Pimp #1 "99% of the time, a fish tank with plants will fail. Once you start a dedicated planted tank with fish, then you begin to succeed." - Geniusdudekiran
No, i only run electric. Less maintenance, quiet, cheaper to run because nitro fuel is up around $30 per gallon. Nitro is already on it's way out. Tougher laws regarding emissions and noise are slowly killing it. Same thing with motocross and your weed whacker, in the next decade or so expect changes with 2 stroke engines.
I raise orchids, love perennial gardening as well... makes sense, what with the planted tank hobby. I also ride horses--am currently working with a beautiful appaloosa who came into the ranch where I ride as a rescue. If only my hobbies were cheaper.... Like origami. Or maybe lawn-mowing.
30 g, fluorite, co2 pump – danios and moss balls - lots of other planted stuff
10 g, dwarf frogs, tetras, guppies, blue mystery snails
1 g, cherry shrimp / baby guppies / assassin snails
big fish bowl – betta
coming soon – custom “shrimpatarium!”