Multiple Tank Syndrome ?

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Like it's a bad thing , huh ? Went to the pet shop this week and bought two more tanks. Another 20 high and a 10 gallon. I'm up to six tanks now. My Aplocheilus lineatus Golden Wonder Killifish are fruitful and multiplying rapidly. Need more grow out and breeding space. Six tanks to maintain and propagate a single species ? This is getting out of hand. I'm starting to accumulate spare pumps and heaters but I need some more black sand, a 150 watt submersible heater, a big sponge filter and another siphon hose. The room is getting crowded too. I build my models in there and I have a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle half completed. Live foods going on shelves and worm cultures in the closet.
 

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My wife is holding me to four tanks but I will have a breeder tank for breeding tetras fry (ember and glow light) this summer for a short term project. My model room is in the basement which is where the fry tank will be. ;)
 
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I used Uncle Sam's stimulus money or I would have been held at 4 tanks. My current model is a wood framed HMS Bounty. If I spill water on that you'll hear me cry all the way out there in the North Woods. Maybe should've stuck to plastic.
 

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It starts with you really like a type of fish but it isn't appropriate for your aquarium, so you set up a new tank, but then some fish don't get along, so you setup a 3rd for the fish that don't get along. Then your "bad" fish decide to breed so you set up a 4th to raise the fry. I am trying to stop at 4 but started to enjoy the plants as much as the fish, now the maintenance is getting out of hand... More time at home with COVID restrictions is not helping either.
 

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Right now I have three tanks set up, 55g, 29g, and a 20g long. I just got the 20g long set up yesterday.
What's most addictive for me is setting up a new tank, then going through the process of getting it ready for things to live in it.
 

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So, in high-school, I had a 55, a 35, 4 x 20gal, and 6 x 10gal in my bedroom. That was some time ago.

Now I have a 42 gal bow-front. That's it.

However, I am about to order a 300 gal custom. And I have plans in the works for 4 x 10 gal, 2 x 20 gal, and 2 x 40 gal.

Good to be back home!

(edit: removed type-o that was annoying me)
 
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Like it's a bad thing , huh ? Went to the pet shop this week and bought two more tanks. Another 20 high and a 10 gallon. I'm up to six tanks now. My Aplocheilus lineatus Golden Wonder Killifish are fruitful and multiplying rapidly. Need more grow out and breeding space. Six tanks to maintain and propagate a single species ? This is getting out of hand. I'm starting to accumulate spare pumps and heaters but I need some more black sand, a 150 watt submersible heater, a big sponge filter and another siphon hose. The room is getting crowded too. I build my models in there and I have a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle half completed. Live foods going on shelves and worm cultures in the closet.
I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how your killies were doing. :)
 
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Got up this morning and checked on the new tanks first. The water is still in them. They passed that test although I did check the ten gallon the day I got them. I'm a glass half empty kind of guy so I was happy about this. On to completion. Aqueon glass tops for both tanks are back ordered so I'm waiting on those. Last night I was laying awake in bed and thinking to myself and I said, "Self, do you really want more Golden Wonders in those two brand new tanks ?". The ten gallon on the bottom is just a wee bit difficult to get to. I have to get down on my hands and knees , not so easy these days, and change water out through a six inch opening. I have a method for doing that but it is slow. Big deal, I'm retired and have nothing else to do anyway. Could I put a pair of nice guppies in there and just let them go wild ? Or the ever popular and beautiful Brachydanio Zebra ? The mind boggles. And then there's the twenty. If I could find a pair of Mesonauta festivum I would be tempted. The problem there is I'd need another tank or two pretty soon. Resistance is futile.
 

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I have 5 tanks, a 40B, a 29G, and a 10G, plus 2 5.5G for QT...have a perfectly good 75G sitting out in the garage that I picked up off of the side of the road, after a good cleaning and leak test, it seems brand new...our house is small, so not much room...trying to convince my wife that we don't need a couch, I never sit on it anyway...
 

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