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Do you find that it relaxes you to sit and watch your reef after a stressful day at work? Do you think the benefit is on par with say having a dog or cat?

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darkwaterdevil

no i think its stressfull as hell i always want to be adding or changeing stuff. i dont have time to or money to

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hahaha! Yeah, you can go broke for sure... LOL

 

 

But yes, I have a tank in every room... relaxes me, helps me unwind... 110%.. I have cats and dogs and birds too, but nothing is as relaxing as watching the tanks!

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Watching a tank is up there with sleeping to me. But until you love it you stress over it getting it stocked, once up and running with a schudle set times and everything working right its great.

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I find it very therapeutic - when things are going right :) I'd say cats/dogs doesnt even compare to a well established reef. My wife is pregnant so now I'm stuck having to change the kitty litter and that stresses the heck atta me! :P

 

Give me a box of salt water over any 4 legged animal any day!

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Not really although they cost the same amount of $ to operate if you know what I mean. ^

not if you operate them right :naughtydance:

 

just a couple nudges, a few grins, and maybe a drink ;)

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stoney waters

Why are my lights flickering?

 

Whats wrong with this #$@* timer!

 

What are those things crawling on my zoos?

 

Honey, where is the @#%*@# turkey baster.

 

Why is my PH dropping?!

 

What are those white spots on my fish.

 

Is that green hair algae.

 

What is that clicking sound?

 

I REALLY DO LOVE THIS HOBBY.

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Like everyone said, once everything is running smoothly and you can sit back and watch it, its very relaxing. When things aren't msooth and you have to worry about some littlee thing destroying your tank.... very stressful

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LOLOLOLOLOLOL thats the funniest post I've heard tonight

how come i didnt half once or even smile while looking at it, i just stratched my foot

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nothing asian it reminds me of me

not knowing why something droped somthing not working right

not knowing where somthings at

having problems with IDs

Its the thing that makes the finished product well worth it.

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stoney waters
how come i didnt half once or even smile while looking at it, i just stratched my foot

 

Desenex will help keep the itch away.

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it's the most stressful freakin thing in the world. when your corals are all messed up, your heater blows, fish die, detritus builds up, flame angels eat $200 worth of corals, emerald crabs killing frags of your favorite acros... it's damn stressful.

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Desenex will help keep the itch away.

lol its not itchy anymore, its just one of those 2 second things

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Kingofthejungle

My pico only has rock in it, but i still find myself staring at it in the morning before school

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Many years ago me and a friend of mine had this idea of making a bonsai marine tank.I was in Santorini and got some stuff out of the sea and established a tank with all this rocks and crabs I got volcanic black sand from the island and even I got water from the sea.I got a filter running and a heater and that was it.I got the virus.Well the tank died and all the experience I got from the tank was: just never try it again.Now I see that I can maintain a reef tank.Oh my God everything is ready for use at the petstore.I can even order living creatures from the internet.Well I am addicted to it.Maybe sometimes I wonder if those tiny little creatures come from the pacific or from space.Maybe you must start wondering if at night your anemones come out of your tank and choke you...or if the stuff your skimmer collects is lsd ....

 

 

Hello people

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In general it's a very relaxing hobby.... peppered with intermittent bouts of cursing (at equipment,livestock or aquascaping) and the occasional full blown panic.

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

as crazy as it sounds, i have a hard time sleeping in places i cant hear running water. :)

 

i find myself staring at the tank for hours, even after having the tank for over a year. very relaxing in my little stress induce world :)

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Yea, I read somewhere, that fish tanks are proven to be a stress reducer. I dont think that counts the people who set them up, and maintain them, cause im always worried if somethings gonna die. But yea the tanks are pretty cool. The best thing about having them is you always find that one idiot, who says they can set up the same tank with fake coral, then you show him your tank, and shut the person up. I mean people think its cool if you point to your tank, and tell them everything in that tank is alive, nothing fake.

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neanderthalman

Lets not forget....reef tanks = chick magnets

 

Would they be a stress reducer by secondary effects? :naughtydance:

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