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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Fish tank addiction?!

Its been two months and i already have a 12G fluval edge and 5.5G fluval chi on the go... and today i caught my self eyeing the fluval spec V.. i swear this is an addiction.. I'm almost wondering if i should just buy one big tank and be done with it.... haha

Does this seem to be a common problem around here?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 06:01 AM
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i started with a fluval chi, i ended up with 5 tanks in a 5 month span. chi, flora, spec v, mr aqua cube, and a 12 gallon long. i recently got a hold of my self and shut all but 2 down.
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I've been thinking the same thing.

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20G L
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and a 3 Gallon at work
Not including about 15 Betta jars and containers.

when my 12 gallon arrived yesterday. The look my wife gave me made me feel so ashamed of myself. It's like an addiction to some kind of drug. I'm cruising the pet stores on a weekly basis to see what kind of shrimp or accessory I can score.

You know it's bad when you have to think about real hard what I need to buy next. or DIY next.
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vnghost - Which 2 tanks did you end up with?

binbin9 - you just made me feel better about wanting a 3rd :P

I have been on the fence on the spec V or a 12-20 long ..but having 2 already.. (well the 5g is a planted breeder).. hahah.. damn this addiction!
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I'm starting to hate my fluval edge. What a pain to maintain. I'm done with the nanos for the moment. The spec cost more than a Mr Aqua 12 Gallon long I think. I wish I hadnt purchased my fluval edge and bought the 12G L a long time ago. The possibilities are endless with that tank. Marine depot just got in some inventory they are usually on back order.

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vnghost - Which 2 tanks did you end up with?

binbin9 - you just made me feel better about wanting a 3rd :P

I have been on the fence on the spec V or a 12-20 long ..but having 2 already.. (well the 5g is a planted breeder).. hahah.. damn this addiction!
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Since I realised I can easily have automated water changes, which I'm currently setting up for the 95g I'm converting from reef to freshwater, I've been thinking how I could have more aquariums and that would require almost no maintenance. On the list are a paludarium and a cichild tank.

And I'm still in love with reefs, it's just the water changes that are such a pain. So I'm thinking something like a 5g with a 50g sump should be possible without the need of a skimmer, would require very little water change, and should be very stable with automated dosing of Alk and calcium. This requires more thought but it's definitely on my mind.
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I love keeping aquariums, but having multiple tanks is a drain on me. Two of them at any given time is my limit. It does not matter if those are two 120's or two 5 gallon tanks or any combination in between.
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I love keeping aquariums, but having multiple tanks is a drain on me. Two of them at any given time is my limit. It does not matter if those are two 120's or two 5 gallon tanks or any combination in between.
I have five set up and I'm kind of starting to feel like this too. All these water changes is just like blahhhh.

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I have five as well, just recently had six but I took one down that had been overcome with algae and wasn't responding to anything I tried. I now have a 125g, 75g, 37g, 22g and a 7g. For me the problem is I have fish that keep reproducing. Maybe it's time to exchange some fish for store credit at the LFS.

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one big one will not do it. you will still want more. Thankfully i got a roommate who isn't as keen on tanks as i am, and has told me i can't keep anymore tanks the common area....and i have no room on my bed room.....so i'm stuck at 6...but i found a way around it, i am just moving all my smaller tanks into larger tanks hehehe

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I'm at three tanks right now: 5G, 2.5G, and 110G. Had 5 at one point, but it was too much.
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I was thinking of getting an ADA Mini L and thought that would be too much. I'm already at 2 small tanks, the Fluval Edge 12 and 6 gallon.

You know what I think is happening?

A room full of fish tanks is becoming the new "crazy cat lady" addiction. So in a few years, people will look at you and say.... Yeah that the guy with 5 fish tanks, he crazy!



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I was thinking of getting an ADA Mini L and thought that would be too much. I'm already at 2 small tanks, the Fluval Edge 12 and 6 gallon.

You know what I think is happening?

A room full of fish tanks is becoming the new "crazy cat lady" addiction. So in a few years, people will look at you and say.... Yeah that the guy with 5 fish tanks, he crazy!
i have 5 atm and i really can't setup another one..have to beat myself from doing it or i get yell at!

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