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Old 04-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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OMW!! What is this madness? It has taken over!!

Ok so my hubby loves the fact that I love my fishes. I have spoken to him about upgrading to bigger tank... 80 gallons ( 300 liters).

Here is where the madness part comes in. We live in a very small house. Living room not very big.

Now we will have to sell our old furniture, buy new furniture just so that the tank will fit in our living room. I do not want it placed anywhere else.

We laughed after the while discussion😆. It's actually soo crazy!!!

He is soo supportive.

Has this taken over your life as well?
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:41 AM   #2
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O yes. I'm finishing up on my new sink in the basement wall just for are fish tanks!
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:42 AM   #3
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Yup: started as one, now it's 30 in less then 5 years.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:36 AM   #4
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I have a large lounge room at the moment. It has two running tanks, plus a third running tank in the kitchen and a cycled tank ready for a Betta i have to pick out. The loungeroom will have 2 more running tanks soon. Thats my floor space used up in 2 rooms. I have to get more power points if i want extra tanks in the loungeroom. I haven't had to remove or sell any furniture to put them in yet but i may need to swap for a shorter lounge when i find a 4x2x2 foot tank (i hate the 4seater that is in use now anyway). I have a 3 foot tank going into my bedroom when i finish making a sump for it. I got the stand 98% finished today, just shelves and braces to finish it.

So in answer you your question your madness is a variant to MTS (multi tank syndrome), you seem to have LTS (large tank syndrome). I have both i guess. Plans are hovering for a portable pond so the madness will extend outside for me.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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Omw alan79!! You just cracked me up, love it!!!!!

Suddenly I do not feel alone☺️
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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I would have been like you guys but my kids reasoned with me. I was going to use our new 30yr old tank and repurpose a sturdy table for a 12 gallon and buy a stand for the 29 gallon. The kids brainstormed and showed me how I would have room for both tanks on the old stand and then just sell the big tank. At 62, their not wanting me to have a big tank made a lot of sense.

However, I did buy a kitchen cart for one of the current holding tanks, but it worked so good for my mom's necessities that I left the holding tanks on the kitchen counter. ( hard doing dishes. LOL)

If I was younger, I'd be doing exactly like you guys.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:06 AM   #7
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I currently have only a 55G. I got a 30 for $free.99 but when cleaning it I found a huge chunk of glass missing right above the bottom rim on a corner-so it is gone now. I also live in a one bedroom apt right now. But in a couple months I'll be moving to a new 3 bedroom home! And the masses will come lol my next will hopefully be a 30 breeder
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #8
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An 80g sounds fabulous! I d def do the furniture swap, you ll spend hours gazing at your tank but I bet you almost never gaze adoringly at your furniture !
I started with 1 50g. Now have 3 50g set up & an empty 75g in the garage (dangerous). All given to me for free, with stands.
I say, go for it.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:30 PM   #9
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Oh the pain of that 75 sitting there :,(
I could probably name 100 reasons why a larger tank is better than larger furniture lol
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:43 PM   #10
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It doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
(Biased opinion of a fruit cake)

The best piece of furniture is a big tank!

Besides you won't have one tank, you'll have two! Work out where the 2nd one is going and you're living the dream!

I have lots of tanks, some full some empty, still I need more!

More space=more fish.

(Hurry up Alan and fill them tanks!) <with fish!
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