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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-2015, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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MTS is real!

HI! I'm Marty, and I have Multiple Tank Syndrome.
My first planted tank was a little 1/2 gallon that I dirted and planted a couple swords in to help my baby betta feel safe. When he outgrew that, I planted a 10 gallon, and added 5 ghost shrimp and 2 African Dwarf Frogs. Sadly, my betta didn't live very long after the switch, but the rest are enjoying the 10 gallon immensely!
Last summer our neighbor gifted us a 48x18x24 (est) tank that he had been using as a reef tank, but no longer had room for. My plan is to plant it and get a diamond back terrapin. We have built an oversized stand (so I can stand on it to clean it... I have to bend myself in half just to reach to clean the bottom as it is!!) that just needs finishing, and will be DIYing a heavy duty trickle filter. I'm thinking I may add in a few mollies, or other fish that can go brackish if I need to, and can give the turtle a bit of exercise and excitement.
It's a slow process though. We get what we can when we have the extra cash right now (my partner is starting a business, so that's where most of our extra $$$ is directed).
I do have a question about lighting... it still confuses me a bit. The tank came with what looks like an old T12 bulb and fixture. Obviously, that's not going to be enough. I know it will depend on the plants, but would an LED fixture with reds have enough lighting for the depth of this tank? It doesn't seem like they would be that much more expensive than buying a whole new fluorescent setup.
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There is no such thing as "MTS".

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It just hasn't been accepted as a condition. :-)
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I heard that the American Psychiatric Association has accepted MTS as a legitimate condition, with no known cure. Sorry about that.

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I heard that the American Psychiatric Association has accepted MTS as a legitimate condition, with no known cure. Sorry about that.
Yeah, you'll just have to wait for the DSM-6 to come out before knowledge of the condition becomes widespread.
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restarted keeping fish in 2006 with a 10 gallon, then 55

now 90, 15 and 5 10gallon tanks
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started with a 30 reef tank a few years ago, now thats planted. 5.5, 10, 40B all up and running, 20H and 55 sitting in wait lol

If you do get a turt it'll need UVB in it's light spectrum
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I just added a whole 'nother level over the 125G in the fishroom and I lost count of how many more tanks I've added.

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Yeah, you'll just have to wait for the DSM-6 to come out before knowledge of the condition becomes widespread.
They'll just put it under autism spectrum like they did with everything else in 5.
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Ahhhh you guys are great!

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started with a 30 reef tank a few years ago, now thats planted. 5.5, 10, 40B all up and running, 20H and 55 sitting in wait lol

If you do get a turt it'll need UVB in it's light spectrum
No worries, (s)he'll have an above tank basking area with appropriate lighting. I'm just not too confident in having enough lighting for the plants.
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