View Poll Results: What is holding you back
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Not enough room for another tank
It’s too expensive
I have not researched
It's too hard
No good stores near by
I don’t have the time to maintain another tank
other (please share)
06-29-2014, 10:47 PM #11
Thanks guys. I always wonder about this but (for some reason) never thought to ask
If routine maintenance or perceived complexity is the only thing preventing you from starting up a marine aquarium, then I can easily show you how a marine aquarium can be no more work or hard to understand than a freshwater one (or at least this has been my experience). Those two perceptions held me back until a friend of mine started to explain things to me in simpler terms which really helped me to understand all the things I was trying to research. I would make the same offer to any member here. I think we (the hobbyist) can make things more complex then they need to be sometimes
But it certainly dose cost more for the equipment and livestock. One of the biggest things that I do not like about marine aquariumsIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-30-2014, 01:41 AM #12
Yes for me it is the cost. Though at this point I can't afford another tank fresh or salt. I do think that by the time I'm ready for another tank, salt water will be on the table for consideration. I'm patient enough to buy what I can when I can. Tank one month, filter the next, lights two more months after that. So it'll come down to whether or not I want to do it more than I want to do other projects I have in my mind.Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
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06-30-2014, 07:54 PM #13Member Angelfish
- Join Date
- Jun 2012
- Southeastern Wisconsin
I voted money. Did research, bought books, magazines, etc... Started pricing equipment, decided it just wouldn't fit into the budget right now...My tanks: