The ultimate is when you build tanks into the house thus devaluing it on re-sale
Estate agents say that fish tanks do not sell houses. Have one tank which I built into house, planning to stay till wooden box time. Wife is of the same mind set.
One 20gal quarantine tank in the garage, need to move it to some where else. I run a dehumidifier in the garage/workshop to help keep cars and tools shiny.
One garden pond, no fish. Several planted patio tubs. Stuff outside is the wife's, stuff indoors is mine.
Pipe dream of 8 footer in the conservatory, but we run a TARDIS as our other hobby is playing in the 1930's & 40's. Cannot get back to the day before we set out, dials faulty. Hence always playing catch up on tank and garden maintenance. Still the pipe is nice.
One life, have fun, be kind to others.
I wish I had the market to move babies or I would. The aquarium hobby is truly dying in this country. I opened a LFS in 2007 and if I didn't also sell dog food it would have long ago closed. Draining all of the tanks and getting out of aquatics saved my shop. All that remain selling fish in my area are big box stores. I'm hoping our hobby makes a comeback but I fear the worst. At least with rasboras, white clouds and such, I can put a couple hundred of them in my big tanks if they take a year or so to sell off. I'd have my hands full with even a single spawn of angels once it cools off and they have to go indoors.Try some angelfish this year - you should get some amazing colours (blue green purple iridescence)
Another tank( 45p )and a new project on the way.same as above.. just dipping my toe again.
started 2 planted tanks at the same time.. allot different from my past tropical tanks.. allot of dedication and matinance.. but it's all worth it.. got the bug
At least with rasboras, white clouds and such, I can put a couple hundred of them in my big tanks if they take a year or so to sell off. I'd have my hands full with even a single spawn of angels once it cools off and they have to go indoors.