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    dang wives......

    after going out to Seattle last January to see a knee doc and stopping to see the aquarium there the wife has been after me to set up a saltwater tank again.....few months ago i finally set up a 20 gallon long nano for her in the basement living room and also a couple small experiment/"dont play well with others" fish tanks in my plant room.....

    had a couple specialist doctor visits out of town last week and stopped into the saltwater store there looking for something to put in one of my small tanks that had cycled and found a fuzzy dwarf lionfish for it......

    my wife however was looking at the various tanks for sale and found a 75 gallon bowfront already plumbed with an overflow and had a stand for fairly cheap....and she told me "i want that!"

    me:"uh do you realize how much thats gonna cost me to get going?"

    her:"yep but watching the fish after work helps me unwind"

    "you realize its November and we are running out of time to get live rock shipped to us in the frozen north?"

    "You can get it plumbed and ready for live rock quick cant you?"

    seeing i wasnt gonna win i said fine have them load it up

    my oldest daughter helped me get it to the basement yesterday and after looking at what i had to work with informed my wife that in order to make this really work im gonna have to put it against the wall to my plant room, cut a hole in the wall so i can put the sump in there cause its gonna be a nightmare under the stand its on.....

    she said lets punch a hole in the wall ill help you move the book cases this week to the other wall so it will fit.....

    thinking with a bit of luck i can get it set up and plumbed good enough to cycle live rock by next weekend if the local hardware store has all the fittings i need which is cutting it dang close on shipping live rock to the middle of nowhere Montana in the winter.....

    good news is since the sump is in my plant room i can just plumb my "dont play well with others" tanks into the same sump and run one filtration and heating unit.....also easier to plumb in a refugium.....

    i guess atleast its nice my wifes interests are similar enough to mine that most of what she wants work out for me.....
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    LOL! Yet another project....

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    Which store did you go to? If you're ever feeling up to just a 15-20min drive south of seattle, stop by my shop.. http://www.barrierreefaquariums.com Would be awesome to help ya set up a tank. BTW our annual anniversary sale is this weekend.

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    its cool you share a passion

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    There are worse problems to have in a relationship... I've had them all.
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    lol goodluck with the project
    oh and don't forget to close the browser dont want the wife seeing


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    Sounds like me. I seriously can't walk past any sort of garden area without looking, and often times, without leaving with a plant in my hand. You're probably way more likely to hear me say "I want that" than "I'm hungry".

    Quote Originally Posted by lance View Post
    oh and don't forget to close the browser dont want the wife seeing
    haha.. this.

    My fiance and I are both "internet people". I could never do this and get away with it; neither could he

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    Brie you have a shop, That's how you get that very nice setup! I think I'll try and order from you.

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