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Old 07-15-2014, 03:47 AM   #1
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How many tanks is to much?

Ok so realistically am I going fish crazy I have 175 bowfrunt I picked up for $150 a 90 gallon for $100 a free 55 gallon a 30 gallon for $20 and 2 tens from a long time ago. About $1800 in total for all the equiptment live rock sand fish rodi pums sumps refuge lights everything. ..
I dont want to expand any further but frends/wife wants me to have just one what do you guys think? Btw its all in the bacement and not in the way?
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:01 AM   #2
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If you can handle the work load, go for it! Jealous to be able to have that much on the go, time to tend to them, and space in your house for that many...


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Old 07-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #3
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It is too much when it stops being fun and turns into a job. That is unless you want it to be a job. I have known a few people who had more than 300 tanks.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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Get rid of her. Keep the tanks instead. Cheers!

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Old 07-17-2014, 10:16 PM   #5
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I say 2 is a minimum. Play the one is a backup or hospital tank card.
What would u do if one cracked? Buy a new one? That kind of line
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:21 PM   #6
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Who cares what your friends think, are they going to be maintaining them.
and if they are are in the basement and not in the way, then who cares what the wife says either.
if you can afford the expense and are willing to do the maintenance, why does everyone else care?

At one point I had I think 9 tanks going in a two bedroom apt ranging from ten gallons up to 100.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:25 PM   #7
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I really hate having tanks not in common living area. Feels like I cannot enjoy them. So that's my limit. How many fit in bedroom, living area, dining room and office at Wrk.

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Old 07-18-2014, 12:27 AM   #8
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Too many is when YOU feel they are too much. I grew up with 25 in my bedroom ranging from 2 1/2 gals up to 55 gal all with different types of fish and corals. You couldn't blend all the fish I kept into just a few tanks so it wasn't a choice. ( or at least a hard choice. LOL ) I then made it a career and was up to over 400 tanks I maintained just in one hatchery.
So how many is too many? In my eyes, there's never TOO many
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Confining you to the basement is just not right. There is nothing shameful about aquariums. Its not like you are running a meth lab...ha ha

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