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    It seems that everyone in the hobby continually gets more/bigger tanks (with the exception of getting into nano aquariums). When does it end? At what point is one satisfied with the size/number of tanks one has?
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    Not everyone, just most of the people that spend a lot of time on aquarium forums.
    3 potted plants and 6 strings of plastic do not make a planted tank!

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    Have you plateaued yet?
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    I definitely have this problem. On the other hand its therapy for me. This hobby keeps me busy and responsible, and I'm a recovering heroin addict, so that's good for me. Plus no matter how much money i may spend on tanks and fish it could never match what i spent on heroin, and at least this way i'm not killing myself. Plus i have something to show for the money that disappears. :P
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    Good for you!! Perhaps see if there's a tai chi class locally or even karate. Will do wonders for your mental balance and peace of mind as well.

    Anyway. I'd love a few more tanks but lack of room and the electricity bill are what keeps me. I was looking at a used Rio 180 recently. Nice tanks, ample supply, a good one with a cabinet goes for around 100-125 euros which less than half what they go for new.

    Then I got thinking.. I now run 18 watts light and a 50 watt heater. With that new tank I'd have dual 45 watt T5s and a 200 watt heater. That's 4 times the electricity
    3 potted plants and 6 strings of plastic do not make a planted tank!

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    No matter how big I go, it ends up looking small and I'm always looking to upgrade.
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    I've only just started with a 10gal, but after about 5-6 months, I purchased a 75gal. I feel like this is a pretty good size, but I plan on upgrading once we move into a bigger house (after our kids have grown out of their rooms). I may upgrade my 10gal to a 20gal long and use the 10gal for a desktop aquarium in my office.

    I think it's never going to be enough. I'd love to have an aquarium room, where one entire wall or all walls are aquariums, perhaps the ceiling... but given that I'm not a millionaire and I'm not sure I'll ever be one, that probably won't happen. However, there's always snorkling and scuba diving (which I plan on taking up next Summer).
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    I currently have two, both in the 40G range, I don't think I'd ever want more than two aquariums. However I am slowly planning my big tank, 8 foot long and 330G once I get that I will be satisfied! Unless the gardens big enough for a pond, if so then that will be the next step after the aquarium!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish
    I currently have two, both in the 40G range, I don't think I'd ever want more than two aquariums. However I am slowly planning my big tank, 8 foot long and 330G once I get that I will be satisfied! Unless the gardens big enough for a pond, if so then that will be the next step after the aquarium!!
    Yes, I'd like a Koi pond, too. Been thinking about that for a while, but not sure if it's a good idea, if I plan on selling the house in another 5-10yrs. Those things should be able to live 20+ years, from what I remember, and not everyone wants a Koi pond. ;P
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