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- Oct 11, 2016
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- TAMPA , FL
Hope they used union iron workersHave you ever dreamed of getting a bigger reef tank? Doesn't everyone want a bigger tank? I personally always did but after having a "bigger" tank I'm dreaming of smaller! HA! How about you? Let's talk about it!
1. How many gallons do you consider a "BIG" tank?
2. BIG TANKS versus smaller tanks...Which do you prefer and why?
YES this is going to be a 4200g reef aquarium! image via @dca22anderson
Following you on YT and IG. Nice display.Of course I want nothing more than to have a large system set up but since we are renting this home, and I know at some point in my future I will move again before I get to my forever home (or so to speak) I just have not wanted to commit to such a large water volume. So for now we enjoy the presence of nanos for my systems!
One day I will have a huge system... for now though I will enjoy my nano reefs!
There is no shaming in this hobby (except from the tang police ). You can be budget-conscience and have the same level of success as the expensive/big boys. I used to have a large tank and decide to go down (I won't say downgrade ) to a 70 gallon tank. I can now reduce my time on husbandry and concentrate more on quality.I'm new to this hobby and not ashamed to say I am a bit intimidated - by the cost and work involved. I've heard of folks having catastrophic failures where they lost thousands of dollars.
I'm staying small (24 g AIO) for these reasons. I'm already in for $1200 and I have not bought a single frag yet. Still learning.
The first pic is where I am right now. The second is the tank I hope to achieve.