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How many tanks?

Just wondering how many tanks are to many? I have a 5.5g,1.5g,2g,3g and a empty 10g. I also can get two more empty tanks from my ladies father for free if I want them. I live in a apartment of I would have a 55g or bigger.


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The amount of tanks doesn't matter as long as you can take care of them and keep the fish happy. I have 5 aquariums and would love 5 more hahaha
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12. 12 is too many tanks
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Depends on how much money and time you have on your hands!

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The amount of tanks doesn't matter as long as you can take care of them and keep the fish happy.
This is so very, very true!!


As long as you can and do maintain them and enjoy doing so, there is not really a too many tanks limit... Just ask the folks with fish rooms or buildings!

I've got 5 currently, not counting the empties as there are 8 of those, I think. I'm currently planning a rack to hold 6-8 40 breeders and several 20L/10s. Only two of my current tanks will be converted to 40s, the rest of the 40s, along with any 10 & 20g tanks that go on the rack, will be in addition to my current tanks.


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How do people get started opening a small fish store? Do they start by adding tanks to there collection? Someday I'll probably want to breed and sale fish when i have the time.


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I found that 12 was too many to enjoy and I'm now backing down to two working, two empty waiting to sell. It became very easy to breed and raise fish but then the business end of selling became just really too irritating to do any more. I loved the times when I put up an ad and guys were happy with the sale. But then there were always a few who really did no want to accept an honest bargain and wanted more and more. That was it for me. I don't need that kind of whiner!
In starting a fish store I believe the fish would be the easy part. The human factor? NOT!
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Where did you buy your fish from? I need all the information i can get that way a year from now I'll have enough info to move forward with it or not.


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Well at this rate my friend u will always be in an apartment due to the utilities. But I can't blame u

You have too many when ur friends and family set up an intervention, aquaholics anonymous

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12. 12 is too many tanks
12 isn't even a good start.

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I'll start small by breeding fish out of the apartment .


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Someplace around 65 was too much for me . I ran 40-45 for years no problem .
Right now I've got 25 or so and it seems to be about right , plus I'm 20 years older and don't have space for a dedicated fish room any more .
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55g, 29g, 10g and currently setting up an 8.7 bowfront

I think it all depends on how much you can handle and the room you have. When we buy our next house, I will be doing more nano/less than 10g type tanks with one big tank for display.
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I have 3 tanks running , I was doing soft and hard water with different fish but it was to hard to keep up on the water so now i just do hard water African cichlids then when i make water its the same in all tanks

125g,75g,50g,40g,27g,10g
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I have 2 tanks. My first one is a 40g breeder. My second, which I just picked up the other day, is a 28 gallon bowfront.
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