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Old 03-19-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Is aquarium obsession normal? :)

Hello, my name's Dave and I'm an aquarist. I'm about two months into this hobby after starting it on a whim. Is it normal in this hobby to be completely obsessed with getting your tank cycled an doing tons of research any chance you get?

I even find myself visiting my LFS even though I might not need anything.

I'm just hope it doesn't get so bad that I hear, "Why does Daddy love the fish tank more than me?"
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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Yes, yes it is.. ....
Pretty soon you will also develop the dreaded MTS (Multiple Tank Syndrome) and your spouse will start becoming suspicious that you are looking for places to justify new aquariums.



But my spouse is wrong. My 5-year-old TOTALLY needs an aquarium in his room.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:01 PM   #3
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Hi I'm Alex and I'm an aquarholic! Yes, it seems to be the way it goes
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #4
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I started with one tank and now have 7. Also, I spent over $500 in the hobby and its been about a year.

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Old 03-19-2014, 06:16 PM   #5
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I spent 500 dollars alone in lighting lol.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:21 PM   #6
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Most of the stuff I have is used stock tanks. I have yet to go all out on lighting for all seven. Or actually 5 are planted so 5 :,( but in time I am sure.

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Old 03-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #7
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Lol ya it's a money pit
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:36 PM   #8
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Haha... Ok, good to know I'm in like-minded company. Although, I must say, compared to my other interests, this hobby isn't that expensive, once you have the gear you need.
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Totally normal! But I have a fishroom, so....
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:27 PM   #10
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Totally normal! But I have a fishroom, so....
I've been dreaming about one of those...

But yeah, it is pretty normal I guess. Someone on here has/had the signature, "I got an aquarium as a mid-life crisis purchase because it's more acceptable than an affair and less expensive than a sports car."



I actually am pretty immune to it though.
I only have two tanks, and I don't appreciate my non-planted one enough.
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