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Old 05-25-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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I feel like I would enjoy this hobby more if I worked on a fishtank at my friends house and he worked on a fishtank at my house. I feel like after knowing all the areas where it needs work, I just can't chill out, sit back and enjoy my tank. Anyone feel this way?
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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My brother has a tank and I have a tank underway, his is a 150g african tank. I like it cause I take care of it a tiny bit and get fish for it since I work at a fish store but he does most of the maintenance. I can see where youre coming from
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:15 AM   #3
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I feel like I would enjoy this hobby more if I worked on a fishtank at my friends house and he worked on a fishtank at my house. I feel like after knowing all the areas where it needs work, I just can't chill out, sit back and enjoy my tank. Anyone feel this way?
I understand completely! Even though I thoroughly enjoy my tank, I do tend to dwell on its shortcomings.

I suggest a really brain-draining job.

Coming home too mentally exhausted to mind minor imperfections allows you to kick back and vegetate in front of...well, your vegetation.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:35 AM   #4
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I see your point, but I can't agree. I just feel that there are too many things that I want done "just right", and I wouldn't want someone else doing them on my tank. Also, if they made a major mistake and wiped out the tank, what do you say to them. As things are, at least the mistakes are my own.

I will say that sometimes people just have too many tank going at one time. Even if they are all well run, it can take a lot of time to keep up with it all. Often it's best to cut back and keep on or two tanks well, rather than have a lot that only are done fair.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:35 AM   #5
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I used to feel this way until I finally decided what I wanted to do with my first tank. I am content with how it is now and I know that if I get tired, i can swap out some plants, or tear it down and restart fresh. I know that I have plenty of time and tanks in my future so even if my tank has some short comings, I look for the things i enjoy in my tank, don't focus on the negative, and realize that in the future I can make an even better scape.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:00 AM   #6
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At some point I think we come to the realization that our tanks are living art that is perfect in different ways at different points in time. The main reasonI think I prefer low tech tanks is the slower growth rate once I get a tank how I like it stays that way for a while.

Enjoy them for what they are.
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