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lol noooo

I would love to go all out but I live at my parents right now - graduated from university this past december and have been trying to get hired as a teacher. Can't afford to move out just yet, and I plant to get a down payment together to buy a house after getting hired rather than renting somewhere. So I can't right now.

But when I can...

When I have my house...

FISH TANK COFFEE TABLE.
 

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lol romad ..I want more tanks too, But i dont have anymore room after sandy destroyed a part of the room where i was going to put a monster!!!! tank .Instead of the a tank being place there ,i extended the bathroom and kitchen a little bit more bigge:cry:r..bummer i must say ..But i think i could squeeze maybe a 30 gallon or 50 in another spot though;-).
 
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The LFS doesn't tell you that tanks multiply too... not just fish!!
There is a great thread in here called... "you know you are addicted when..."

YES... *nods*.... I'm in there too!!
Hello, my name is Jakie.... and I have an addiction!!
 
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Yep. I started with one. I now have three. Welcome to the madness.
 

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I regret to inform you that you have been infected with MTS (Multiple Tank Syndrome) - a chronic condition for which there is no known treatment.
 

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Also, reaching out to fellow fish folk for help is not a good idea - we will help you, but it will be helping you to justify adding another tank, helping you find a great deal, helping you find room in your house for another tank, helping you choose more fish..........you get the idea.
 

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You've seen it before.... "Oh No!"... "you can't put those fish together in the same tank!" :lol:

No?
 
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Just wait till you get your first big tank ;-)
 

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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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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!

LOL
 
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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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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"

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...
Good luck!!
 

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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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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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In my opinion, if you get close to saltwater, that is even MORE addicting :lol:

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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