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View Poll Results: What is holding you back

Voters
17. You may not vote on this poll
  • Not enough room for another tank

    2 11.76%
  • It’s too expensive

    8 47.06%
  • I have not researched

    0 0%
  • It's too hard

    0 0%
  • No good stores near by

    1 5.88%
  • I don’t have the time to maintain another tank

    1 5.88%
  • other (please share)

    5 29.41%
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  1. #1

    Default So,... what is holding you back ?


    0 Not allowed!
    I find comments from time to time from people stating they would like to set-up a marine aquarium someday. If you are one of these people, I am interested to find out why you just don't do it ?

    What is stopping you ?
    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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    0 Not allowed!
    I voted other. The only reason I don't have a saltwater tank yet is, I am not in my permanent home yet and sw tanks don't move well. I would rather get my house and have a permanent spot for my sw tank. In the meantime I am slowly researching how to set them up, cycling, and stocking so everything, in theory, goes smoothly when I am ready.
    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
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    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.
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  3. #3

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    1 Not allowed!
    I would say that is a lot more than "theory" Mommy1. When you take your time to research, it goes pretty smoothly and easy
    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/"]

  4. #4

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    0 Not allowed!
    Really, I would choose the first 5...I really don't have room for another tank of the size I'd like a SW to be...funds are tight right now, they always are this time of year (both daughter's b-days in the same month, ouch)....I have 0 research into SW tanks...it does seem intimidating with all the different equipment and stuff (I know you've told us it's not hard, Cliff)....and I would really have to travel to Houston to get decent fish and equipment at a decent price, or order online and pay the hefty shipping fees (which I have done for FW, I admit)
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    1 Not allowed!
    Lots of reasons. I heard that SW can be quite expensive and/or high maintenance. However, the main reason I am reluctant to set any new tanks up is because I know that within a year there are going to be very large changes in my life that likely will force me out of the hobby for a while.
    Oh well, the fish bug never dies, it only ever sleeps. When I pop out of university, get a job and a semi permanent residence then the real fun can begin.

  6. #6

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    0 Not allowed!
    The place we have is going to require a custom built tank. Which is more expensive and does require more researching for finding a good company for doing such things.

    Its also going to take some minor remodel steps, and we want to also re-do our floors... so its getting all the stars to align in the right order to make it happen.

  7. #7

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    1 Not allowed!
    Honestly the big thing that stops me is a combo of a lot of thosethings. There are some decent stores around but the cost up front is pretty huge (Ican set up a tank for under 100 easy in fresh)/ the need for the water differences and I dont want to miss heavy salt mixes with evap... I dont really trust myself getting into it to keep up with it long term... the coraline doesnt really apeal to me... the things I want are out of my budget stock wise... A host of things really... I am very much a cichlid lover, thats my niche and what i love dealingwith. I have had or helped maintain many s/w tanks over time and at the end of the day its more work than play for me for less return.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    0 Not allowed!
    I chose 4 because of the remote area I live in, four hours to any big city. I order freshwater fish all the time as many of you know, and I guess saltwater fish would travel as well as fresh but I'd feel even more terrible if one of them perished.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
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    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    0 Not allowed!
    I chose 1 (not enough room) because I really don't have enough room but I'm also afraid it would be too much maintenance and too complex and too pricey. But I'd dearly love to have a SW tank.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
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    0 Not allowed!
    i just dont have enough money to get all the equipment i need for it lol...
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