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I need a bigger house!

I am developing multi tank syndrome, just no place to put tanks! I have decided I need a larger house with a dedicated fish room. I want tanks with apistos, maybe some reef tanks, breed and raise fish and shrimp. I want to have room to put a tank big enough to swim in when I do landscaping lol. this hobby has definitely taken hold!

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I think most of us feel the same way. LOL I prefer small homes over all but I want more tanks!


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I think most of us feel the same way. LOL I prefer small homes over all but I want more tanks!


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I have to agree.... Maybe time to build my insulated shop...

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I always wanted to build a tank into one of the main walls in the living room. Just think how much room that would free up.
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Becareful what you wish for Aladin.

Oh sure you get in the boat and every thing is all chocolate & candy on the Wille Wonka river but, then it starts to look like jungle in Apocolipse Now. Friendly Wille Wonka has morphed into Colonel Walter E. Kurtz. You've gone from a single display tank to fish hoarder. You max your credit cards on Ferts, prime and rare crypts. You take a 2nd mortgage to buy the newest shrimp POEGs (plaid orange eyed godzilla)

Your family & friends have an intervention and they kidnapped you and send you in a 12 step program. They put you in a straight jacket and prop your eyelids open, a la Clock Work Orange and force you to watch Jacques Cousteau specials, Sponge Bob and Mrs. Pauls commercials until the sight of a fish gives you a panic attack.

Stop, STOP NOW, while you still have time!

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This hobby almost makes me want to clean out that hellhole known as my closet and turn it into a fish room... Nah. Lol not enough time. And you haven't even seen my closet, lol.

Already has some nice racks though, shrimp rack potential? Possibly... Lol ideas...

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Becareful what you wish for Aladin.

Oh sure you get in the boat and every thing is all chocolate & candy on the Wille Wonka river but, then it starts to look like jungle in Apocolipse Now. Friendly Wille Wonka has morphed into Colonel Walter E. Kurtz. You've gone from a single display tank to fish hoarder. You max your credit cards on Ferts, prime and rare crypts. You take a 2nd mortgage to buy the newest shrimp POEGs (plaid orange eyed godzilla)

Your family & friends have an intervention and they kidnapped you and send you in a 12 step program. They put you in a straight jacket and prop your eyelids open, a la Clock Work Orange and force you to watch Jacques Cousteau specials, Sponge Bob and Mrs. Pauls commercials until the sight a a fish gives you a panic attack.

Stop, STOP NOW, while you still have time!

Its already to late.... You know this! that post had me and my wife laughing pretty hard, though now she thinks I need an intervention!




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This hobby almost makes me want to clean out that hellhole known as my closet and turn it into a fish room... Nah. Lol not enough time. And you haven't even seen my closet, lol.

Already has some nice racks though, shrimp rack potential? Possibly... Lol ideas...
I say yes to this idea! the wife just said no to this in our closet


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On a somewhat serious note I went up that river. I've be back in the hobby since last summer after a 12 year 'Detox'. I'm keeping it in perspective now....pretty much.

About your space issue. I don't have space for a 2nd display tank. I have an unfitted basement that I have a few tanks that I grow plants in and my Toxic Ten that o raise my shrimp in.

I just set up a 1/2 whiskey barrel on the deck. We move all the house plants out for there from April to October. I'll be moving a lot of my plants into it for the summer. I use clay pots in my submersed grow out tanks so transfer is easy.

One plus is I can shut down a few tanks and spend less time indoors more out.
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On a somewhat serious note I went up that river. I've be back in the hobby since last summer after a 12 year 'Detox'. I'm keeping it in perspective now....pretty much.

About your space issue. I don't have space for a 2nd display tank. I have an unfitted basement that I have a few tanks that I grow plants in and my Toxic Ten that o raise my shrimp in.

I just set up a 1/2 whiskey barrel on the deck. We move all the house plants out for there from April to October. I'll be moving a lot of my plants into it for the summer. I use clay pots in my submersed grow out tanks so transfer is easy.

One plus is I can shut down a few tanks and spend less time indoors more out.
thats pretty neat idea actually!

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Ya I agree that is a neat idea.
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