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Old 07-25-2011, 04:13 PM   #161
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I added up how much I have spent in the last 7 months. Lets just say it is close the the number of digits of your credit card number. JK! But it was a lot more than I thought it would be!
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:45 PM   #162
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I put $2000-3000. My current filters on my 3 active tanks alone were $750, and at one time I had 7 tanks. I spend a lot on fish, too, let them grow and trade them back to the fish store when they get too big, losing at least 50% of my money each time. I have all my tanks also hooked up to their own battery backups so if the power goes out they keep ticking.

But this is probably nothing compared to what I have planned. I want a public aquarium standard tank built with 4 sides (3 sides and bottom) concrete (yes, I know standard concrete isn't waterproof) with one side glass or acylic, aiming at about 3000 gallons. I want it to drain out to a manually built filtration system I intend to build out of my current store bought tanks and will pump back in using a fountain pump. Contrary to most big fish tanks though I am not really interested in many big fish, I'd prefer to keep maybe 1 centerpiece fish and then a lot of smaller ones. Right now one of my 75's is a species tank of small fish and I really, really enjoy that more than having one large fish like I did previously... But, the hobby always changes... That's the joy of having a fish store that takes fish back. Love exploring the hobby.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #163
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I am in the same boat losing money on trade backs selling tanks to pay for equipment for my other tanks ect you never get back what you put in but I have a two month old baby now so my tanks took a dive from like 9 to 2 display and 1 qt (80 gall, fluval chi 6.6, 15 gall qt) not much time for more till the baby gets a little older

So now I am in 4000$ with three tanks made some money selling tanks but it went right to filters lights stock ect lol
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:04 PM   #164
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Congrats Ryan! My little girl is 1mo.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #165
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Congrats Ryan! My little girl is 1mo.
Congrats to you too we have a boy crazy life style change being our first lol but maybe we can sink more money into the hobby when our future aquarists get into the hobby
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:21 PM   #166
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I'm gona say I spent about $1,000 on my 55g
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:15 PM   #167
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I'm only 16 and I've spents almost $1,000 on everything I had. And just started this hobby about five months ago
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:05 PM   #168
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I'm about 1500-1800 between my three freshwater tanks 10g,20g,55g all fw. But piece of mind doesn't have a price and that's exactly what they give me so no matter how much I continue to spend I say it's priceless. If only my wife thought the same way lol. Gonna kill me when I get into sw.
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I'm about 1500-1800 between my three freshwater tanks 10g,20g,55g all fw. But piece of mind doesn't have a price and that's exactly what they give me so no matter how much I continue to spend I say it's priceless. If only my wife thought the same way lol. Gonna kill me when I get into sw.
I completely Agree with everything enough said lol
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Definitely too much to even try and figure
Just the fish alone are over $1000
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