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The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
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  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


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    Supporting your hobby

    Discussion in 'Lessons Learned' started by Hendre, Dec 10, 2018.

    1. fishhead0103666

      fishhead0103666 Giant Snakehead

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      Did you ever consider letting them advertise in your store @beau1990@beau1990 in return for something? Seems logical to me.
       
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      Eh it was a successful enough bakery and the occasional box of baked goods is enough for me
       
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      Our resident expert on water toxology. Applause. And what a cool life experience to share with us. They actually all are here on this thread. What a great idea for a topic!
       
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      Back when, I was working at a VERY young age. Our parents instilled the work ethic early. I worked multiple jobs as a young child. In my restaurant job I worked hard at getting promoted fast for more money. Dishwasher-to waiter, chef, manager, and a lot of my spare money went into my tanks---until I was fifteen and bought my first car. From then on my car and my fish competed for my money...they still do.
      Then tank(s) had three meanings for me: Aquarium, gas tank, big heavy (muscle) car. (Pontiac GTO) OK they were beautiful tanks (1rst and 3rd item) And I only called the GTO a tank (lovingly), when it needed me to fix it. Which wasn't often...dependable ride. Should have hung on to that baby!
       
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      Hopefully you'll get a company discount. I would hope so. Though not sure if appropriate to bring it up during interview. Now month paid vacation, I'd ask for THAT when applying. (Kiiiiding.)
       
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      JAYBIRD1011 Exodon

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      I go into the woods to find saplings to make canes and hiking sticks. Sell them at festivals and such to yuppies. .10 cents worth of stain and sandpaper and a little preplanning to properly dry the saplings yields $15 to $35. Funds my hobbies!
       
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      In my early married years had little money and little space as we were renting. Number of tanks was few and they were small and all bought used.

      Then after a lapse with no fish, got back into it 15 years ago as I was approaching retirement. For some reason I decided to keep a spreadsheet on fish expenses and income from selling fish that have bred. Not a big set up, over that time period have been running any where from 2 to 6 tanks, usually three or four for the most part.

      If I were to sell my existing tanks, supplies, and fish today I think I would come close to breaking even over 15 years, even if I include electricity costs. I think the only place I would be out money is the water costs which I have not tried to calculate. For me, a pretty cheap hobby over 15 years.
       
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      islandguy11 Piranha

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      Like OP Mod Hendre and many others here...

      Clint Eastwood Work for Money 2.jpg

      I run pretty high pressure corporate team building events. Fish keeping is one way I relax and maintain at least a bit of sanity. I also act as Celebrant and have married tons of couples on lovely island beaches, with these also helping to fund my aquarium adventures.
       
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      Last edited: Jan 10, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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      Yes it’s a 25% discount, already looked into it. Lol
       
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      Matteus Redtail Catfish

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      I love this...
       
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