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Old 01-03-2015, 04:56 AM   #1
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I think i am an addict

So yeah.... 1 year ago, my daughter wanted a fish tank for potty training. She was 2 and so my wife and i said why not.

We purchased a 5 gallon tank and some fish. I never took care of any till that point. I never really dis much on that tank either. Surprisingly i only killed 1 fish about 5 months ago.

Now my real addiction started in October. My uncle was moving and needed a place for his 36 bowfront. We housed it for a month and then he said to keep it. Me being the person that i am, i had to get some cichlids. Well this was disaster for an uneducated person like me. I did some research and got rid of all the stock. I then went all natural with plants and driftwood.

I love my tank!

Today, well yesterday since its 2 am, my daughter said she wanted a bigger tank. So being the addict i am i went and bought a new light for my bowfront. A nice finnex ray 2. Then went and bought 30 lb of a beautiful white sand, and the a 20 long. While at work i cleaned all my sand and just could not wait till tomorrow so i could set it up while my wife was at work. Especially since i did not consult the boss on this.

Then about 1 hr before the end of my shift i remembered she does not work in the morning. Well [mod edit] i said! After a bit of thought and consultation with my co workers i decided that i could setup the tank tonight.

So for the last 3 hrs i have setup and replaced the 5 gallon in my daughters room without waking her. I really cannot wait to see her reaction in the morning when she see her new huge fishtank.


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Old 01-03-2015, 06:01 AM   #2
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Sounds awesome. She should love it. What are you going to stock it with?
The addiction only gets worse....
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Sounds like a fun ride! So where's the ray 2 going?

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Yeah it will be even funner when the wife sees it.

As for stocking i plan on cories and guppies, though the cories will be a bit later once i plant it.

The ray 2 goes on my bowfront. Then the t8 will go on the 20L.

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Can't wait to hear about their reactions. Good luck with the plants. They are like potato chips, you can't just have one type of plant in your tank.

Edit: Welcome to the addiction. I'm wanting to turn my new 10 gal quarantine into a planted beta tank.

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It's definitely an addictive hobby, good luck
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:22 PM   #7
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So the reaction from my daughter was as i expected. She came running out of her room yelling " my fishtank is big!" This reaction was well worth the $70 i spent on the setup.

The wife was "fine" with it. But i did get in the doghouse just a little. She tild me she hates my fish obsession.

Wait till my new light shows up and i have to get a co2 sysytem

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The spouse got me a 29g kit as a gift 11 years ago so if there are any 'comments' I just say he's to blame
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So the reaction from my daughter was as i expected. She came running out of her room yelling " my fishtank is big!" This reaction was well worth the $70 i spent on the setup.

The wife was "fine" with it. But i did get in the doghouse just a little. She tild me she hates my fish obsession.

Wait till my new light shows up and i have to get a co2 sysytem

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No offense man but you have a weird wife.. My wife supports all my obsessions and hobbies as I accept hers.. I would never marry or date someone who tells me what I can and cannot have or do what I want to do.

I see guys who have GF and wives like this all the time and its a no brainer why people get divorced
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I think your spouse sounds normal. Wonderful to hear about your daughter's reaction! Priceless.


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