Is there such thing as “tank regret”?

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I love my AIO Biocube but I’m wishing I started off larger. I love the whole AIO type of tank setup. Of course it’s too late to get a new tank now with how much I invested in my 32g. Just curious if this is normal. Under no circumstance am I interested in managing two tanks; getting a second tank is out of the question. I’m starting to wish I started with at least a 75 gallon.
 
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I love my AIO Biocube but I’m wishing I started off larger. I love the whole AIO type of tank setup. Of course it’s too late to get a new tank now with how much I invested in my 32g. Just curious if this is normal. Under no circumstance am I interested in managing two tanks; getting a second tank is out of the question. I’m starting to wish I started with at least a 75 gallon.

My first tank was/is a 20g cube. I think it's fantastic. The ease of maintenance, speed and ease of water changes etc etc, no need for a skimmer or any fancy $$ doodads. Can really put it anywhere in the house. I consider it a perfect tank for me at this time and have no regrets and am actually surprised that I made a good decision for once. LOL
My plan is to eventually , probably a year from now, get a larger tank but that's mainly because of the fish I want to keep. Who knows, I may decide I don't need to go larger but for now I'll enjoy the learning process and my little fish.
 
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I love my AIO Biocube but I’m wishing I started off larger. I love the whole AIO type of tank setup. Of course it’s too late to get a new tank now with how much I invested in my 32g. Just curious if this is normal. Under no circumstance am I interested in managing two tanks; getting a second tank is out of the question. I’m starting to wish I started with at least a 75 gallon.
That's interesting because I love my 25g more than my 130g! I really want just one more 15g! :p
 

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I love my AIO Biocube but I’m wishing I started off larger. I love the whole AIO type of tank setup. Of course it’s too late to get a new tank now with how much I invested in my 32g. Just curious if this is normal. Under no circumstance am I interested in managing two tanks; getting a second tank is out of the question. I’m starting to wish I started with at least a 75 gallon.
I ripped through 20/39/55/75/90 annually when I started out. The equipment costs leaping from a 90 to 180-220 is what made me stop. Eventually though it'll happen.
 
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I regretted my first tank so a year later I bought a new tank. It's almost the one year mark for the new tank and I'm wishing I'd bought a different tank. One year itch?
Lol!!! Did I read that right!? You regretted one tank and then got a other tank and then hated that and now want another one!?! You make me feel so much better.
 
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My first tank was/is a 20g cube. I think it's fantastic. The ease of maintenance, speed and ease of water changes etc etc, no need for a skimmer or any fancy $$ doodads. Can really put it anywhere in the house. I consider it a perfect tank for me at this time and have no regrets and am actually surprised that I made a good decision for once. LOL
My plan is to eventually , probably a year from now, get a larger tank but that's mainly because of the fish I want to keep. Who knows, I may decide I don't need to go larger but for now I'll enjoy the learning process and my little fish.
I need to have that mindset but….

Lol! I want bigger and shinier.
 
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