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post #11 of 31 Old 06-26-2013, 10:03 AM
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Just wait till you get your first big tank

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #12 of 31 Old 06-26-2013, 12:17 PM
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I can stop whenever I want to. I just don't want to. I don't have a problem
Oh and MTS is an infectious condition. I kinda feel guilty. My neighbors son was playing with my son alot...Then they got a 40g. Then after I got my Cichlid's tank and they saw it...well their screwed..now the have a 125 that they bought 3days ago lol

But Jaysee... Big also will keep getting redefined haha. first you're all oooh a 75 then you look at it and think well thats small...then 125 then well let me get an "ACTUAL" big tank like 300 or 600..I will probably live in a tank by age 90

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post #13 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 11:07 AM
MTS is not an addiction. More like a passive, sometimes agressive compulsive disorder. Fortunately although there is no known cure, there are no associated negative health effects and as long as there is room, most families survive it.
We do not currently have a program (12 step or otherwise) and politely suggest that we are probably not the best support group as many here are similarly affected and many are in near denial.

On the up side, there are many things in life much, much worse...so count yer blessings!

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post #14 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Well I just got an interview scheduled for a school and district I am REALLY excited for on Monday so hopefully I will have a teaching career launched for Fall 2013 and be able to start looking at buying a home! :) THEN I CAN HAS MOAR TANKZ! Its an academy for gifted/talented students and students with circumstances needing alternative schedules and online high school classes. :) I -MAY- be able to justify a small saltwater reef tank in the classroom... you know, for life drawing... yes... sea life drawing... with a puffer fish...
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post #15 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 03:02 PM
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Yay .... Must have income to support the habit!


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post #16 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 03:42 PM
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I can stop whenever I want to. I just don't want to. I don't have a problem
Oh and MTS is an infectious condition. I kinda feel guilty. My neighbors son was playing with my son alot...Then they got a 40g. Then after I got my Cichlid's tank and they saw it...well their screwed..now the have a 125 that they bought 3days ago lol

But Jaysee... Big also will keep getting redefined haha. first you're all oooh a 75 then you look at it and think well thats small...then 125 then well let me get an "ACTUAL" big tank like 300 or 600..I will probably live in a tank by age 90
That is so true. I used to think our 75s were "big" tanks - then I made the leap into a 125 and when I first brought it home I just sat and stared at it and thought, "It's just so big! What was I thinking?" - now I find myself looking at the big tank thinking, "Two more feet isn't *that* long"

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Well I just got an interview scheduled for a school and district I am REALLY excited for on Monday so hopefully I will have a teaching career launched for Fall 2013 and be able to start looking at buying a home! :) THEN I CAN HAS MOAR TANKZ! Its an academy for gifted/talented students and students with circumstances needing alternative schedules and online high school classes. :) I -MAY- be able to justify a small saltwater reef tank in the classroom... you know, for life drawing... yes... sea life drawing... with a puffer fish...
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post #17 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 04:07 PM
i started with a 20 gallon and now i have a 55, another 55 im slowly getting ready ( stupid motorcycle stole my aquarium money but gotta get to work some how) and a 20g waiting as well :(
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post #18 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 08:50 PM
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LOL my office here in San Diego has been infected with MTS evidently.

We started with a 10 gallon with a guppy and two platys. After an initial incubation phase for the MTS to set in, and 29 platy babies magically appearing, the community has blossomed into three 10 gallons, a 29 gallon, a 55 gallon (just launched - 6 tiger barbs, 2 africans, a rainbow shark and 2 crabs) and...get ready...a coffee table tank.

You guys are right - there is no cure.
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post #19 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 09:20 PM
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In my opinion, if you get close to saltwater, that is even MORE addicting

Be warned! I work at a school too, and could never find the time to take care of a tank at school, however. Too crazy busy, and with breaks, and all, I'm not sure a saltwater tank is a good idea. Just saying

Tap water is usually a no-no for saltwater.

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post #20 of 31 Old 06-27-2013, 09:25 PM
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I started with salt . Now I'm all strung out in freshwater. Lol. However I have PLENTY time to go back to salt and then I'm super screwed. IMO and my experience salt is easier to kick the habit .


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