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post #1 of 71 Old 11-13-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Here is my latest impulsive purchase.. 75g with stand.. I havent even stocked my 30g or 84g yet.. is this a disease/addiction?? I am already planning on another 75g to go next to this one.

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post #2 of 71 Old 11-13-2013, 10:31 PM
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No, fishkeeping is not a disease, but it does pre-dispose you to MTS (Multiple Tank Syndrome). I think you've come down with a severe case of MTS, my condolences
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18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #3 of 71 Old 11-14-2013, 04:22 AM
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Yes as stated, you are suffering from MTS.

If you're looking for a cure, you've come to the wrong place :) We tend to be shameless enablers here.
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A disease? No. An addiction? Definitely! Fellow MTS sufferer here also. I also suffer from MBTS (Multiple Big Tank Syndrome). Lol
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post #5 of 71 Old 11-14-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Yes as stated, you are suffering from MTS.

If you're looking for a cure, you've come to the wrong place :) We tend to be shameless enablers here.
haha! My girlfriend told me today that she cant say no to me.. she is already claiming stock rights on at least one of the tanks.. She has her eye on an $25 3.5" flowerhorn at petsmart, she is also starting to demand a marine reef set up for downstairs.. Quality problems.
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84 Custom (72"x15"x18") - 6" Payara "Aramis"
75 - *Restocking Soon*
30 Long - 7" Pleco "Denzel", 3" Flowerhorn "Tyson"
10 QT - Breeding Pair Jack Dempsey (For Sale)
2.5 - Male King Betta - "Jax"
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post #6 of 71 Old 11-14-2013, 05:25 PM
dude now thats a good woman! hold on to that like its a 200 gallon tank! if it wasnt for lack of space id be in the same spot as you. seeing as my room has barely enough room for my 2 55 gallons an my bed the 20 in the closet and 75 in the shed sit empty. just be glad its not a betta addiction! 50 little 10 gallon tanks everywhere would drive me crayz!
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post #7 of 71 Old 11-15-2013, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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dude now thats a good woman! hold on to that like its a 200 gallon tank! if it wasnt for lack of space id be in the same spot as you. seeing as my room has barely enough room for my 2 55 gallons an my bed the 20 in the closet and 75 in the shed sit empty. just be glad its not a betta addiction! 50 little 10 gallon tanks everywhere would drive me crayz!
I am very lucky.. She has a limit though, she made me agree to sell the 84 Gallon Long on craigslist as part of the agreement to get the 75g. Little does she know that although it is sitting in the garage empty, I plan on resealing it and stocking it eventually. Sometimes it requires baby steps. We picked up that Flowerhorn today and she wanted to get a Betta. How could I say no?

Here are some highlights of my day today:

I took down the 84g, moved it down to the garage, built a cheap PetSmart particleboard 75g stand (was a nightmare), and set up the 75g in its place in the bedroom, leaving room for a 29g next to it down the road..









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84 Custom (72"x15"x18") - 6" Payara "Aramis"
75 - *Restocking Soon*
30 Long - 7" Pleco "Denzel", 3" Flowerhorn "Tyson"
10 QT - Breeding Pair Jack Dempsey (For Sale)
2.5 - Male King Betta - "Jax"

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post #8 of 71 Old 11-15-2013, 11:41 AM
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If you want to read a thread listing many of the various symptoms of Multiple Tank Syndrome (I think it's up to 31 specific signs/symptoms at the moment), copy the entire line below and paste it into a google search:

"how to diagnose MTS" (multiple tank syndrome)


NOTE: the very first post is the one you want to read with the listing...
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18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #9 of 71 Old 11-15-2013, 11:48 AM
if i didnt live where it got to -20 in the winter id def just keep that tank out in the garage an stock it lol
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post #10 of 71 Old 11-15-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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If you want to read a thread listing many of the various symptoms of Multiple Tank Syndrome (I think it's up to 31 specific signs/symptoms at the moment), copy the entire line below and paste it into a google search:

"how to diagnose MTS" (multiple tank syndrome)


NOTE: the very first post is the one you want to read with the listing...
Thats too funny.. I passed with like an 80%
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75 - *Restocking Soon*
30 Long - 7" Pleco "Denzel", 3" Flowerhorn "Tyson"
10 QT - Breeding Pair Jack Dempsey (For Sale)
2.5 - Male King Betta - "Jax"
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