What was your biggest mistake with your aquarium?

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What was your biggest mistake with your aquarium?

  1. Aquarium Size

    31 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. Lighting

    33 vote(s)
    19.8%
  3. Filtration

    23 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. Overstocking

    9 vote(s)
    5.4%
  5. Overfeeding

    14 vote(s)
    8.4%
  6. Other

    57 vote(s)
    34.1%
  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried smearing kalk paste on it?
     
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  3. WCW

    WCW Feather Duster

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    LMAO!!! The part about the anemone made me start lol'g here at work
     
  4. WCW

    WCW Feather Duster

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    haha! this one was good too lmao
     
  5. railroader46

    railroader46 Skunk Shrimp

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    Buying a nano as my first tank was a mistake
     
  6. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    Mine was getting into this drug opps i mean hobby lol id be RICH if it wasnt for my tanks lol
     
  7. ssgheislerswife

    ssgheislerswife Ritteri Anemone

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    Not going drilled! I will never buy a standard tank again, not even for FW!
     
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  9. whippy

    whippy Sailfin Tang

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    So far? Lighting. I wish I went with a higher quality lighting system first so that I could do more in the tank. As it stands right now I still can't afford the better lighting so I'm sticking to softies.

    Right now I have a colony of zoas, two types of mushrooms and a frag of about 20 pulsing xenia living and flourishing under standard fluorescent lighting. 1 bulb of 10,000k and 1 bulb 420nm actinic.

    Every coral I have is within 8 inches of the top and they're all doing great so far :) I know it's unorthodox but it's been working for me. Once I can spend the cash on lights I will.
     
  10. Ian

    Ian Plankton

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    Thinking I would be happy with a BC 29 as my salt water habit...1 year later a 120 gallon tank added and a 250 in the planning stages.....sshh don't tell my wife she thinks 2 tanks will suffice;D
     
  11. 71sbeetle

    71sbeetle Fire Shrimp

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    My biggest mistake so far .... putting that damn pulsing xenia in !!!
     
  12. cannedmulder

    cannedmulder Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I think she will notice when a huge tank shows up....good luck on that one!:eek: