Upgrading

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by 459b, 12 Jun 2014.

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Upgrade?

  1. I MUST upgrade

    14 vote(s)
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  2. My tank is just the right size

    22 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. I'd rather downgrade

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. A second tank sounds like a plan

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    30.9%
  1. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I have never come across a tank discussion that doesn't involve the topic of an Upgrade. Does everyone see an upgrade as the next step in the hobby?
    Personally I'm happy with my tank and can't see an upgrade happening anytime soon. I rather want to start another Project. Is bigger always better, or will a well planned nano with only select livestock be more rewarding than simply a bigger version of ones current tank?
     
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  3. carlosdeandrade

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    I have just upgraded to a bigger tank not that I wanted to but for the sake of my fish. no Upgrade after this. I would prefer another tank. A nano setup with handpick zoas and other corals with a pair of flaming prawn gobies, red ruby dragonets etc..
     
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  5. MistaOrange

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    I'd rather have another project tank not sure what it would be but ja will have to get my current tank right first...
     
  6. Monti

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    I prefer a well done nano tank to a not so well done larger tank. IMO bigger is not necessarily better
     
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    I still dream of having a separate predator tank.
     
  8. Midnight Reefer

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    Hows about a jellyfish tank?

    I'm trying to get rid rid of 2 kreisels.....
     
  9. Brendan6

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    @459b has a lovely tank and I would not want to upgrade it but what will you do when your Tennenti grows out of it? I will plan my dream tank with the bunny and end up with a 40 year tank.
    @Midnight Reefer,I promised my lady she will have a jelly tank so I would be interested in looking at the tanks
     
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  10. mariusmeyer

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    If your tank is big enough for a decent number of interesting things then there is no reason yo go bigger. People upgrade because they get bored with what they have and want to add more things. But space is a problem so a bigger tank is bought.
     
  11. 459b

    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Thanks Brendan. My tank is a manageable size for me. I had always thought about getting a bigger fish only tank, but not sure if that's what I need. I don't think I'll have any trouble finding the Tennenti a good home when it gets to big.
     
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    Sometimes it is also related to poor planning/lack of knowledge or research /lack of good advice when starting your system. My first tank was L180, H65 and width only 45cm - very annoying when you break corals alll the time when cleaning the front glass.

    The downside of bigger to me is it is costing more than I initailly thought it would (all cost but especially electricity in winter), it is going to take me a few years to fill my tank (for it to look "full")[this is also a good thing], you loose the "close look" of certain inhabitants the you have with smaller tanks, also I have added some gobies and crabs which I hardly ever see - but they are still there
     
  13. RynoParsons

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    Big tank small tank what ever suits your livestyle and budget I have a large but very shallow tank so maintenance is easier. Also I like to have only one tank because somehow the other tank gets neglected....
     
  14. Furbz

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    Every now and then i get the urge to run a second completely different tank!

    ....and then i remember when i did run a second completely different tank... ADMIN, not to mention the other half constantly breathing down your neck!

    hmm... maybe if it was just a nano?? NO, YES, NO, YES

    :biggrin:
     
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    I'm upgrading.
    Need to give the fish a bigger home, as they are outgrowing the 750L tank. Or else I have to sell them. And that is not going to happen.
     
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    hmm i am planning another tank.
     
  17. Bendor

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    Personally I feel an upgrade does not necessarily have to do with increasing the size of the tank. I think an upgrade is any major improvement in water quality and lighting that will allow you to keep different/more diverse or interesting/more difficult live stock.

    It's strange that an upgrade is synonymous with a new tank with possibly all the same equipment but you could easily change all your equipment, keep the tank and spend 10 times more than just changing the tank.

    My current dream "upgrade" is a 60x60x60 cube with an ENORMOUS sump to allow anything and everything as far as filtration is concerned. Not bigger, but way better.
     
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