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View Poll Results: Did I spend to much?

14. You may not vote on this poll
  • Went a little over board with the spending

    11 78.57%
  • Spent just the right amount

    2 14.29%
  • Didn't spend enough

    1 7.14%
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  1. Question I forgot how easy it is to spend a lot of money this hobby

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    About a month ago I decided I was going to get back in to fish keeping, so I set up my 10g tank. Today I went I'm to petco to get some fish and ended up with 5 cherry barbs which where 5 for 5$ and a 10 dollar siphon, but some how I ended up with 60 dollars worth of rocks plants.
    What have I gotten my self In to??? Lol

    I thought I'd add a pole just for fun
    Last edited by kingkarter; 03-01-2013 at 10:59 PM.
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
    Albert Einstein

    My 55g community tank
    API test kit expiration dates

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    My strategy when calculating a budget for aquarium related stuff:
    1. Calculate the budget. Use high estimates and round up whenever possible.
    2. Add approx. 50% of the calculated budget to it.
    3. Double the amount.

    I have no idea where all the extra money spent comes from but it seems to be the most accurate way for me...

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    Popped into my LFS last week for some shrimp.

    Came out with two large bottles of Aquasafe, a 1 litre bottle of EasyCarbo, two plants (that looked like they were on offer...but then weren't...but I bought them anyway), and 12 shrimp. £72 later. OUCH!

    EDIT: The shrimp were £30
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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    Hahaha you guys know how i feel then!
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
    Albert Einstein

    My 55g community tank
    API test kit expiration dates

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    LOL, set up a reef tank and you'll know all about breaking budgets if you are not carefull about it.

    I once went to the store for salt, found a few corals that I liked and left spending twice as much as I planned on.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    0 Not allowed!
    i only think you spent a tad much because i never buy my rocks at a lfs unless its for holy rock or something special like that... lol
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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