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Money to spend!

I won $500 at my company Christmas party tonight!
Hmm....what do I need?

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Sounds like you could use a 120 gallon tank with a sump.
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Is this a trick question? You need to send it to me so I can get a new light fixture, lol. What do you have in mind. What are yo missing. Typically when a large sum of money comes my way, i buy the most expsensive thing I have been wanting.

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If money issues are what is stopping you in the hobby, it's quite possible the best use of the money is to add it whatever savings you use.
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I was thinking about a CO2 system? I don't have room for a larger tank. I really want a
6' long 125, but it won't fit in the works of my living room.

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flora -- vals, swords, crinum, anubias, crypts, red ludwigia, java fern, java moss, red tiger lotus, and some red purplish plant.
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A CO2 system will take your tank from a low tech easily maintained system into the realms of a high tech higher maintenance tank. Along with the CO2 you will also need to start dosing more ferts(EI or PPS). More frequent trimming and and water changes. Plus the added cost of CO2 tank filling down the road.
I'd take the money and buy a nice plush recliner to sit in front of your tank and enjoy what you have. And maybe a nice dinner out.


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I would start another hobby... terrariums/vivariums! I just finished my first build and it is a lot of fun.


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A CO2 system will take your tank from a low tech easily maintained system into the realms of a high tech higher maintenance tank. Along with the CO2 you will also need to start dosing more ferts(EI or PPS). More frequent trimming and and water changes. Plus the added cost of CO2 tank filling down the road.
I'd take the money and buy a nice plush recliner to sit in front of your tank and enjoy what you have. And maybe a nice dinner out.
this sounds like a good idea. I just planted my first tank and am still very much learning how everything works (light, ferts, co2). I am not near ready to start with injecting co2.

Let's see if I can keep what I have alive.

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congratz!!!! if i had the extra money i would probably invest in a 60gallon and do show discus! Of course $500 dollars wouldnt do it but it would be around 700 if i had to guess and i would be willing to chip in 200 to my 500 to get there haha
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You need the wonder feeling of giving back to the community and do a $500 ROAK! 😁
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Co2, or lighting, or some really rare plants

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