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View Poll Results: Did I spend to much?

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  • 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
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheWil...49508741772536

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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
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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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
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheWil...49508741772536

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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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    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
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    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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    I went in to my lfs the other day just to look around. I bought a new Fluval 306, a glass scraper, two new lights for my 29g, some plants, Prime, and food. Just looking cost $200.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    XD This hobby can cause Empty Wallet Syndrome if you're not careful

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    If you're even the least bit sensitive to impulse buying this hobby can get expensive. However, with a bit of effort there's also bargains to be had. Rocks for example, my local garden center has more to chose from and is about 10 tomes cheaper.

    On the down side of that, planning and bargain hunting doesn't give that special feeling inside that suddenly buying a new filter does.

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    Setting up a planned and bargain hunted tank can be its own reward. Using craigslist and patience I bought and set up a 75 gallon for less than $300 once.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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