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Old 04-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #1 
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What is stopping you from getting more?

I have two 5.5 gallon tanks and a 5 galllon. 1 male Betta lives in one 5.5 gallon, a female and a snail lives in the other 5.5 gallon and a male and a snail live in the 5 gallon. I love my current setup but I don't think I'll be satisfied until I am surrounded completely by fish. The only things that are stopping me from getting more Bettas are:
1. I ran out of electrical outlets.
2. My husband might turn the fish into an army and use them against me. 3. When I forgot to do water changes yesterday and remembered at 11 pm as I was about to fall asleep and had to get up and do three 50% wc with gravel vacuum, I realized 3 might be enough for now lol.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #2 
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Well, I have 13 now, and money is the big limiting factor- the setup is what gets you. That, and literally every free surface in my bedroom has fish on it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #3 
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well I think these are the most limiting factors for me

1. money
2. my mom..
3. my house is small

but I think I'll be ok just 2 because I'm starting a sorority as soon as I have enought funds!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #4 
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I can't count how many I have.. 500+ is the best estimate at this point. And this is after I have taken out over 400 in the last couple weeks. .

Space is stopping me right now.. I don't want to overrun the house, so I keep them all in one room and that space is starting to get cramped lol
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #5 
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At this time I have 4 in my room. I am limited because:

1) I am out of electrical outlets.
2) I live at home with my grandparents while I attend grad school.. and they do not know about the fish (yes, I do not support sneaky behavior, but I'm 27 years old, work 3 jobs, care for their horses, care for their dogs ... by golly if I want a fish I'll have it).
3) Time. I teach 2 classes right now (one recently ended as a trimester course, I was teaching 3), I'm in 3 classes right now, I work at a pet store on the weekends, occasionally during the week I'm called into the family business to help with office work, I am very active in activities at school (not because I want to be, but because no one else will do it because they're "too busy"), I care for 40 horses and 8 dogs each day, and I'm trying to do my research so I can finally be done with grad school.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #6 
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I have 24 adult bettas & 21 fry. What's stopping me is money, space, and after I bought the last my fiance said we need to stop. I didn't remind him of the 2 breeding pair he's already said I could get and the 20 some ladies I need to finish up my sorority.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:15 AM   #7 
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Ok so you all with 20+ (or 200+ O.o) how long does it take you to do water changes? cause it takes me like an hour and a half min to do mine.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #8 
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Depends on what is being cleaned.. anywhere from an hour to 5 or 6 hours.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #9 
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Lack of room and outlets & money gets tight. I wish I had a basement.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #10 
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holy cow! 5-6 hours that's a job!
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