Im getting fish tank disease!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Deesk06, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Deesk06Valued MemberMember

    I am getting fish tank disease!! I keep wanting to buy MORE AND MORE and BIGGER and BIGGER fish tanks...idk what to do its so hard to control it!

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  2. Paul1976New MemberMember

    Lol! Me too!! :D Got a feeling there's gonna be moths flying out of my wallet soon! :)

  3. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to the forum. Alison

    To both of you there is no cure for MTS except you run out of room or money or both. There are a lot of people here to help and encourage you to get more tanks. Hope this helps.:;laughing....Alison
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  4. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    more tanks syndrome
    , welcome to the club
  5. CodeSenseiNew MemberMember

    LOL....know how you feel. I go to Petsmart and Petco at least once a week.

    I wanted to buy a bigger tank 2 weeks after I bought my 55 tank.

    Instead of watching tv, I now stare at the tank.

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  6. Theman1Valued MemberMember

    It only gets worse. I literally have no more room in my house haha. I have a 90 and a 40 gallon in my bedroom that my wife is not happy about haha. You know its bad when you have enough empty tanks laying around to start a fish store.
  7. chrt396Well Known MemberMember

    I log all my receipts into a program on my computer....and can categorize them based on what they are. I have a category called Pet Store. The list of receipts is so long that it is scary. I don't dare look at the total. Amazon loves me. I get Christmas gifts almost twice a week from the UPS driver. I make excuses to drive 1 hour away to a Marine store that carries VERY nice fish. They have survived it all since the 70;s.
  8. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Hahaha in the last month and a half I'd bet I have spent more than $2000 on fish stuff alone :/

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  9. Merri68Valued MemberMember

    Wow, I can relate, bigtime. I live in a hundred year old house that creaks and groans like a human centarian. I had floor supports put in, in the basement under my 55 gallon, lest my fish end up as downstairs neighbors.

    I never thought I would become attached to non-airbreathing critters... but I am rapidly becoming fiercely devoted my finkids. Today I came close to losing 2 of the little guys and my heart almost stopped when I realized they were in trouble.

    I recently started a barb tank and I can't stop admiring their flashy little bodies. I have a chronic condition that causes a lot of pain but watching my tanks actually works to help me forget my owies for a while! And having a host of hopeful little faces nosing the glass, (Feed us, mom!) gives me a sense of purpose, however small. What a great hobby!
  10. chrt396Well Known MemberMember

    I agree wholeheartedly. When I started..not all that long ago..I had previous experience..but it was back in the late 70's..early 80's. I started back up just a few months ago. I looked at a a fish!

    THEN..I bought a Betta. I never realized how attached I could get to a "Fish". Then I bought a 2nd Betta...same thing. I observe their tanks more than any of the other 8 community tanks that I have. I want them "Happy"! The cable guy came out to put a new modem on my system...and he overheard me talking to one of the Bettas. He said..."You talk to your fish?" I wasn't sure if I was feeling embarrassed or proud..but I responded with a "Yep!" I described the reaction that I got from getting close to the tank and talking to them..and he looked at me like I was off my rocker.

    You mentioned a Barb tank. I have a small 29 gallon tank set up in my new office/fish room, that houses Cherry Barbs, Gold Barbs and Dennison Barbs. Beautiful tank.
  11. KarenLMWell Known MemberMember

    I can sit and watch my fish for hours. I just wish I could keep the lights on longer than the 8 hours a day that is best for the tank!

    I still have only one tank - the other two are packed away. I started with a 3gal, then a few days later moved up to the 20gal and a week later had everything moved to the current 55gal. I resisted the urge to keep them all filled.

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