Cleaning your lounge room involves deconstructing stone features you are toying with for your next tank.
Scrubbing rocks in a bucket of hot water is something you look forward to but you hate doing dishes like getting dental work.
You stop during bushwalks to inspect uprooted trees in hopes of finding that perfect driftwood piece. You also carry a fold up saw capable of harvesting it when you find it.
You have window sills dedicated to wild aquatic plant collections and a desire to incorporate some safely into your tanks.
You have every scrap of paper near your computer covered with plant names and your LFS
winces whenever you wait near the counter empty handed or worse with several envelopes (I have been known to check three times weekly if my plant order has come in yet).
When your LFS
is considering planting a tank and asks for advice with plant types.
When you start to recognize other frequent LFS
shop visitors and know a few of them and their pets names.
When none of the 50-60 peices of driftwood available at our LFS
are quite good enough.
Friends/family sometimes bring a rock they found to your house and you consider it an excellent gift. I have a niece that is a great collector and recognizes when one of her rocks goes into a tank.