Nice tank now you need to spend and equal amount on livestockI started out with a 32 gal biocube. Loved it but the restrictions of a smaller aio eventually led me to take a leap to a bigger tank. I had the mindset of getting the biggest tank I could afford to avoid me buying something a little bit bigger and then in another year I’d want to upgrade again. So I jumped from a biocube 32 to a Cade 1800 S2. After buying the tank I soon realized just how much I’d gotten myself into. 4 radions, monster skimmer, UV, fleece rollers, AWC station in my basement, 50 gal water storage tanks, the structural engineer I had to hire, etc etc.. for a good 4 months I was having panic attacks about how much $$ I was spending.. that was the biggest regret. I knew how involved this tank was gonna be bc I want an SPS dominant reef. I guess I never really put the plan I had on paper into dollars and cents. Now that it’s up and running and everything is going great, I’m really happy with my decision. But for a while I was literally scared about failing or not having the means to finish it the way I wanted.
That’s why I didn’t listen to my wife and got the biggest rimless tank I could find from waterbox reef lx 320.7. Never have to worry about upgrading.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.
Sounds like you’re having fun to me!I can't say tank regret per say but I regret changing my plan for the tank consistently. I started with the idea for a fowlr made my aquascape around the idea. Then it was fish and softies, then maybe a little LPS. I'm now on my sixth month and 25th frag mainly LPs with some easy sps softies and just added my 3rd fish a ruby dragonet!! Yay. My how the plans change....
I regret drilling holes too low for my overflow box now my water line is 2 inches lower than my likingI 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.
A couple of bigger salt manufacturers have made releases stating that the cost of salt will be going up by almost 1/3 of current price. Many LFS are fighting back. And the rumour is this is all thanks to “covid inflation”. Example, bucket of instant ocean 5gal pale size (160 gallon of salt mix) is going up by approximately $30.Why? Is a hacker holding the worlds salt reserves hostage until they receive a very expensive fish or something? Lol!!! Seriously though, what did I miss?