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Old 09-10-2015, 11:38 AM   #31
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My issue is more the water bill. It's very high in my area and we have very chlorinated or chloramined water. They also add alot of fluoride even though it's no long thought necessary. My dad is the light dictator. He doesn't mess with the basement or fish but even though we are switching from all CFL to led bulbs he is fanatic about shutting off lights.

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Old 09-10-2015, 11:40 AM   #32
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Thanks for all the responses those are nice tanks lunch
And sealife idk the bill comes i pay it lol im a plumber and gasfitter in alberta even with oil at below 50 a barrel i still make good money

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I got lucky my dad was a display maker and at times contractor so he builds things and changes the electric without having to pay someone. That would get too expensive for me to pay someone

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Old 09-12-2015, 09:21 AM   #33
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Nice tanks everyone !!!
I just got back into the hobby 6 months now, still learning new stuff, but was always a fish guy and love all types of animals. Well my fist tank is still running an 8- 10 gal which is overstocked and my 90 build is almost complete, but my fish keep staring up at it , " when can I move in ? " with that look on their faces. For some strange reason ... My fish can sense or know that they are going to be moved. " weird or what ?"
Maybe it's my first planted tank build and I'm anxious too !

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Old 09-12-2015, 11:50 PM   #34
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Skylane i like your tank progression from a 10 straight into a 90 those fish are gonna be so happy when you move them

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Old 09-13-2015, 10:05 AM   #35
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Well, I think I've been in the hobby for maybe 1 1/2 years? Got my first tank January 17th 2013 for my birthday, had it laying around a while, got a 10 after I found out it was too small for any "beginner" fish, had to set up a 2.5 again for crayfish that were aggressive, turned into a puffer tank and now I have a 5.5 gallon puffer tank and a 16 gallon as well! Pretty weak I know, but if anyone else owns tanks and still live in a house with pet restrictions then you know what I'm talking about.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:50 PM   #36
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Nice nils its not always about the size of the tann anyways

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Old 09-13-2015, 11:36 PM   #37
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25 years and only one tank running. HA! I learned (the hard way) that it's better to go slow and steady like a candle then fast and hard like a firecracker when it comes to this hobby. I've seen people go headlong into it, dump several thousand dollars into the hobby, and then 5 years later post a "getting out of hobby sale" on there local forum.

Dont get me wrong - I've spent huge cash in the hobby, which I think is normal with any hobby (model trains, golf, classic car restoration, etc.). But I've noticed over the years that those who kept their balance last much longer in the hobby.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:57 PM   #38
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Im coming up on my first year of being a serious hobbyists in October. Started with fish when I was like 6 and have had my 29 gallon tank for years but was never serious about it..then plants came and it all went down from there. My dad has limited me to 4 total tanks which stinks because thats QT and DT.

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Old 09-14-2015, 05:49 AM   #39
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Skylane i like your tank progression from a 10 straight into a 90 those fish are gonna be so happy when you move them

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Yes, and thank you .
I agree with you on slow progression into the hobby, as I had many tanks before but life changes when you don't expect it to, but now older and wiser, I hope.
For some reason I'm having trouble post pics , I'm getting failure to upload my pics of the new tank. The fish are in the new tank now, I'll still keep trying.

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Sweet cant wait to see the new tank

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