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post #11 of 21 Old 02-12-2012, 11:09 PM
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Yea your not alone. Its not so much that I want to change my current stock then it is I am just planning for future tanks. My apartment is already a zoo because of all the animals my gf and I have but when I get a house I'm going tank crazy.

I want at least a 150 gallon which will have a whole lotta small fish or alot of discus. I also want a 90 gallon cichlid and I wanna try salt water.

Of course this is at minimum 5 years away and won't happen all at once, but I think about it almost everyday lol.

And if we move to a bigger apartment in 2 years I'll be setting up the 20 long I have, I wanna try a betta sorority, and I'll proably get another tank :). Gf is gonna kill me.
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-13-2012, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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that's not called planning ahead that's called obsession :P lol :)
just kidding I do the same but I have a book and you can see I wrote at a lot of pages the tank number they are gona be in the gallons and the number of fish im gona have then number of females and males
so it looks like this some times 2-90-12(8-4 )(tank number 2 its 90 gallon and there will be 12 fish 8 females 4 males) then at the end I put a page of witch page it is the name of the fish and all the info(like 2-90-12(8-4) in tank order hehe
so your not alone in all this :P hehe

Well then I am not admitting to what I do. ha ha

I think many people would call me obsessed. I think that it would actually be healthier for me to have a few more tanks as I wouldn't fart around with the ones I have quite as much. I could spread out the attention each tank gets some. I have been very preoccupied with a sick dog as of late but otherwise, in my spare time. If I am not staring at my tank thinking "I should change t his or that" I am looking for supplies or shopping for more plants or something.

I have researched some fish a small amount but have been disappointed to find out they wouldn't work with my situation. Darn it!

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post #13 of 21 Old 02-13-2012, 10:46 AM
I think we all do that. I have a journal with dates of purchase and any deaths. I also write down aggresion and eating habits. I also have lots of drawings for future tank stands that i can build and what colors decor and what color to paint the stand. The fish wish list is huge. I have to promise myself to learn more and do more research before taking on to much at a time.
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post #14 of 21 Old 02-13-2012, 01:08 PM
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Oddly enough, my fish wish list isn't that large. It is just rather varied. Like some of the fish I could never keep together. I have brackish fish, hardwater fish, softwater fish, slackwater fish, fastwater fish. So it's not that large, it's just fish that I could never keep together. Stuff for when I have a house and not an apartment. Stuff for retirement.

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post #15 of 21 Old 02-13-2012, 07:14 PM
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I'm glad other people do the thing where they get obsessed and write tank size, water parameters, species, and male to female ration down xD I do all of that as well as list the types I want.

-sigh- when I'm 30 I'll have lots to keep me busy.

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post #16 of 21 Old 02-13-2012, 08:39 PM
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I've been planning my 29g setup for about 2 months now. I have my stocking list possibilities written down as well as ideas for what plants, different substrates, driftwood etc. I want to get it right the first time that way when its fully established I won't have to mess with anything.
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post #17 of 21 Old 02-13-2012, 08:51 PM
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I still have the design plans all drawn up and stock list for a massive 600g cichlid tank I was planning.

With about 6 tons of weight to deal with, floors without some major reinforcement could not hold that weight...at a quoted cost of about $3000 to reinforce the floors and support wall to be able to hold it...NOT HAPPENING anytime soon.

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220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #18 of 21 Old 02-13-2012, 10:32 PM
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I know I'm obessed love fish and everything about them. My grandma is teasing me right now, she has a 40gal breeder on her pounch, justing sitting there!!!!I WANT IT!!!!!!! But I have no space.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)

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I know I'm obessed love fish and everything about them. My grandma is teasing me right now, she has a 40gal breeder on her pounch, justing sitting there!!!!I WANT IT!!!!!!! But I have no space.

Yes, Besides the lack of money to start a whole new set up there is the pesky issue of space. ha ha I hate that too. I would have liked to upgrade to a much larger tank but room is a problem.

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post #20 of 21 Old 02-14-2012, 06:51 AM
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at an estimated 2506 pounds, my fish tanks probably wont be all in one place when I finally get a place of my own with the girlfriend . Where we are staying now I cant have my fish, so I make daily pilgrimages across town to my parents basement so I can visit and feed. I just want to plan to be able to live with my fish again :(

I do plan ahead though. I have been slowly thinning out my 55 for months (ok, we, sorry honey) to make room for a school of Congo Tetras

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