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There are also about six empty tanks as well.
I don't think I could have 6 empty tanks sitting around. I think I would have to do something with at least half of them.

Sometimes I wish my hobby didn't involve water
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post #17 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 05:09 AM
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I was recently afflicted with Multiple Tank Syndrome. It can be a very costly disease but to cope with that I have gone nano.
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I've had several reef tanks going at once a well as a freshwater tank.
A 150 in-wall tank with a giant rose bubble anemone, a pair of maroon clowns and a few giant clams, corals etc, along with a 92 gallon corner mbuna tank, and a 7 gallon nano reef on my desk at work.

Now it's just 2 freshwater tanks - might add a shrimp bowl.
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I don't think I could have 6 empty tanks sitting around. I think I would have to do something with at least half of them.
I only have six empty tanks as a result of one angry wife that doesn't share my enthusiasm for fishkeeping!
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Why do you classify this as a "syndrome" or a "disease"? It is neither. You enjoy a hobby and add tanks as you see fit. I wouldn't even classify it as an obsession.

Well not until you go over 55 tanks. And look at digging pits in the yard for grow out. Nah. Even then it's not an obsession. We are just enthusiastic about our hobby.

Dilution is the solution for the pollution.
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Why do you classify this as a "syndrome" or a "disease"? It is neither. You enjoy a hobby and add tanks as you see fit. I wouldn't even classify it as an obsession.

Well not until you go over 55 tanks. And look at digging pits in the yard for grow out. Nah. Even then it's not an obsession. We are just enthusiastic about our hobby.
Denial is a common symptom of MTS.
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I've had several reef tanks going at once a well as a freshwater tank.
A 150 in-wall tank with a giant rose bubble anemone, a pair of maroon clowns and a few giant clams, corals etc, along with a 92 gallon corner mbuna tank, and a 7 gallon nano reef on my desk at work.
Wow! I think MTS with saltwater would be really labour intensive and much more expensive then a planted tank. I've thought about trying a marine tank, but am too afraid to take the plunge. I might in the future buy a used set-up and start with a FOWLR tank. I've read you should buy all your equipment like you're gonna eventually upgrade to a reef though...so reef keeping must be highly addictive...maybe I'll one day have MTS with saltwater

Sometimes I wish my hobby didn't involve water
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29g community, 55g salt reef, 20g hospital/fry tank, 100g planted....all because my parents bought my children a 10 gallon for Christmas many years ago......I'm obsessed, constantly monitor "craigs list" for my next tank/ always reading post here, or have wet arms....I put way more work into my planted than my reef. Its pretty much self sufficient minus water changes and filter cleanings, I don't have a ton of fish though....salt fish are .......EXPENSIVE!!!!!

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Denial is a common symptom of MTS.
What does a river in Africa have to do with wanting multiple tanks?

Dilution is the solution for the pollution.
Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake.
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Good idea GraphicGr8s....African river tank....mumbles to self as he heads of to research...

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Why do you classify this as a "syndrome" or a "disease"? It is neither. You enjoy a hobby and add tanks as you see fit. I wouldn't even classify it as an obsession.

Well not until you go over 55 tanks. And look at digging pits in the yard for grow out. Nah. Even then it's not an obsession. We are just enthusiastic about our hobby.
Awfully defensive there over a tongue-in-cheek usage of the terms.
I also agree with the denial statement.
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I don't even have one tank set up yet and i've already thought of what I'd like to do with 3 or 4 more...When I was still in high school/just after I graduated I had 4 tanks running biggest of which was a 44 gallon corner tank that my sisters husband found in a dumpster stand and all. I always wanted to do a planted tank with that one but the sheer depth and odd size kept me from doing so. Here we are years later and I still wanted to do a planted tank so I'm slowing collecting parts for a 40 breeder.

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Awfully defensive there over a tongue-in-cheek usage of the terms.
I also agree with the denial statement.
Naw. Not really defensive. I don't have MTS. I've only got 45 tanks. I am only looking at a 75 with stand because the lfs has it on sale for under $200. That one will go in the wall in the family room. I mean, I had the space put into the plans before we built the house. Just because the old press room is now a fish house doesn't mean a thing. With A/c, phones. internet, stereo, etc. Looking at a fridge for it to. For fish food of course.
By the same token I also have 10 cameras and I am afraid to add up the costs of lenses. So you see I don't have MTS. I just get fully immersed in my hobbies. I mean how can you live without 5 routers? 6 sanders?

Dilution is the solution for the pollution.
Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
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Here's to our wives and sweethearts - may they never meet.
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LOL I'm with you

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I have the worse case of mts i recently had to get a storage unit to put all my empty tanks in. (i told my wife it was to clean up the house) I kinda have this problem with buy tanks when i find good deals on them and when i worked at the lfs i was always having tanks that leaked given too me (we repaired tanks there but no one liked the price) I have 4 tanks setup two lizard tanks setup and 5 tank that are at the house that need to go to the storage unit. And there are probably a dozen or more in storage along with 5 boxes full of supplies like heaters and filters and what not
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