Saying Goodbye To One Of My Favorite Hobbies


At one point in our lives (approx 3 years ago) the wife and I had 11 fish tanks in full operation in our house. Some of them were your average run of the mill tanks, and others were spawning tanks and fry-rearing tanks. As you can imagine, servicing all of those tanks took a great deal of time. Time that we used to have.

All of that changed when our daughter decided that she wanted to be born. To make room and have time for her, we decided to get rid of nine of our fish tanks. That left us with a 55 gallon and a 75 gallon. That seemed to be working well for a while. As she demanded more and more of our time, we sold the 55 gallon tank and settled on keeping the 75.

Now we have a son that is demanding he be born in July (what’s with kids now-a-days?), and we have decided to get rid of the 75 gallon tank also. We took it down last week and put it in the paper for sale. I decided to share a few photos that I had taken over the years.

(More photos after the Break)

75 Gallon community tank

The 55 gallon tank has been replaced with a 75 gallon tank. It was a very old tank in a high traffic area and I was afraid it may spring a leak when someone was walking by it.


30 gallon endler tank
The 10 gallon endler tank was taken down and is now being used (sometimes) as a spawning tank for the danio’s. (They are outside in the pond for the summer). The 30 gallon tank has became the endlers new home along with 2 yo-yo loaches. Not a common fish to pair up by any means, but they do well together. (Anyone need some endlers!!?? I’ve got plenty!!)


20 gallon long danio tank
Only holding 4 cories at the moment cause the danio’s are outside in the pond.



20 gallon high guppy tank
These little guys are the wifes pride and joy. She has a very nice strain going, but they seem to have stopped reproducing. Last batch of babies was over 4 months ago. Can’t seem to figure out what is wrong with them right now.


2 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye To One Of My Favorite Hobbies”

  1. I owned a load of tanks my self until I moved out of my parents to live with my wife! I was huge on those AROWANA fish. I miss my tanks! Im sure you will too, but the kids come first now! :mrgreen:

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