Ever get bored with your tank?

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Wilma, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Wilma

    WilmaNew MemberMember

    I'm just wondering if anyone else gets bored with the way you have your tank(s) set up & the fish you may have in them?

    I think I'd like to change the decorations in my 36 gallon & I'd love to have a planted tank but I don't want to spend a lot of money & don't want to add more work to it.

    I love keeping fish and I like my tanks, but sometimes I lose a bit of interest. I was just wondering if I'm the only one or if this is common with other fish aquarists??:confused:
  2. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    Constantly. I only ever like my own decor for a few days before it looks pants. And I wish I could change my fish every few months, but I can't just give them away and not care what happens to them.

    You're like me, a few dozen more tanks would be the answer....
  3. llfish

    llfishWell Known MemberMember

    No you are not alone! I often get bored and move things and change décor...I sometimes do complete over hauls change gravel. I just shut down my fish only salt and am making it another freshwater. And I often like to start up new tanks and try different things. I am a stay at home mom and winters are long, I must drive my husband nuts.
  4. Slug

    SlugWell Known MemberMember

    Yep! That's why I took a break from discus and went with tropheus. Needed more high energy. Change it up you'll appreciate it more!
  5. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    I rescaped two tanks yesterday, and one a couple days before that. I'd say I probably do this quarterly. As for new fish. . . Yeah. That's why I have nine tanks.
  6. Plecomaker

    PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Sure, sometimes it means your tank could use more stimulus.
    ive ried dropping in new decor or adding a different shape fish or different type of creature, like with eel shaped fish with "norm shaped" fish or round. Or adding shrimp.
    incidently thats why i dont uave african cichlids. I appreciate the color, but after that, theyre all too similar.
  7. slade

    sladeValued MemberMember

    Sounds like it's time for a change. Don't jump right into it by just rearranging a few decorations during a PWC. Do some research, make a plan and wait till you have a day you can take your time.
    Do you want to try switching stock? A different aquascape? Adding plants/rocks? A larger tank, or different spot in the room?

    You'll be glad you took your time when you step back and see the results.
  8. Plecomaker

    PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Bigger tank is a slippery slope, lol..
  9. MJDuti

    MJDutiWell Known MemberMember

    This is why we all need a few different types of tanks, with different types of fish. So when we lose interest in one, another will fill in the temporary void
  10. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    No not really. We have 5 tanks up and running at this time. It is all I can do to keep up with the maintenance. I shut down a 44, 55 and two 30 gallon tanks because I just could not keep up with all of them. I do still want to get that 150 gallon reef set up (the tank has been sitting in the living room empty for a year and a half) but that is looking like next spring or summer.

    What keeps me from getting bored is mixing my photography with the fish keeping :)
  11. MtnTiger

    MtnTigerWell Known MemberMember

  12. MJDuti

    MJDutiWell Known MemberMember

    It's all about making things better, whether it's aesthetically, functionally, etc. This usually takes up a good chunk of the time, especially with a hobby like this where you are constantly learning.