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kien
11-29-2012, 10:57 PM
When you think about your display tank, does it make you happy or sad?

And don't ask for a "meh" option. I purposefully left it out :P

Dez
11-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Happy ;)

The Grizz
11-29-2012, 11:28 PM
VERY NOT HAPPY!!

sphelps
11-29-2012, 11:29 PM
What about angry? Sometimes it makes me angry, but for the most part happy :biggrin:

subman
11-29-2012, 11:30 PM
As Papah Robertson says "happy, happy happy"

(luck dynasty reference lol)

Kgrizzle
11-29-2012, 11:31 PM
Mix emotions... Happy cause I love it and happy in general but sad cause there is so much more I wanna do but don't have the knowledge/experience or money to do so

kien
11-29-2012, 11:34 PM
What about angry? Sometimes it makes me angry, but for the most part happy :biggrin:

we all know that this hobby is an emotional roller coaster ride which is why I restricted the poll LOL.

I'm somewhere in between Happy and meh, but definitely closer to Happy than meh I guess. Of course, this could change later tonight but the poll does say currently :lol:

lastlight
11-29-2012, 11:42 PM
Could have changed by the time you finished creating the poll lol.

Happy with a strong sense of "this could be looking WAY better but have patience jackass at least you have a tank again".

kien
11-29-2012, 11:47 PM
Could have changed by the time you finished creating the poll lol.

Happy with a strong sense of "this could be looking WAY better but have patience jackass at least you have a tank again".

and of course by creating this poll I just totally jinxed myself.. going home to check on the tank now..

The Grizz
11-29-2012, 11:49 PM
Ok it's been 30 min since I posted above & it still stands. :cry:

kien
11-29-2012, 11:51 PM
Ok it's been 30 min since I posted above & it still stands. :cry:

I kinda know how you feel Greg.. I felt like this one time. Then I grew a pair, HTFU and finished my damn build. True story!

The Grizz
11-29-2012, 11:55 PM
I kinda know how you feel Greg.. I felt like this one time. Then I grew a pair, HTFU and finished my damn build. True story!

Grew a pair of what? Whiskers on your chin!!:razz: I will continue on the 300 build on one condition, you have to help me get my dosing set up properly.

kien
11-29-2012, 11:57 PM
you have to help me get my dosing set up properly.

Deal.

Nano
11-30-2012, 12:04 AM
I kinda know how you feel Greg.. I felt like this one time. Then I grew a pair, HTFU and finished my damn build. True story!

HA!
I feel sad.. :cry:



about my tank obviously, jeez.. I'm not depressed. :lol:

Coralgurl
11-30-2012, 12:06 AM
I'm finally happy with mine. Sad that there's still so much empty real estate available just waiting for new corals to fill it up. ****ed that I have stupid gargantuanly huge snails that keep knocking new frags over...yes they are glued down. But overall....happy.

The Grizz
11-30-2012, 12:10 AM
Deal.

Just so you know Kien, I am planning on buying a P3 with all the bells, whistles & gongs, plus already have a 4 pump doser to go with it.

Timbits
11-30-2012, 12:23 AM
Mostly happy, I love staring at my tank, a ill sad tho cuz I have a bit of a cyano problem

Proteus
11-30-2012, 12:29 AM
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd400/titus991/20EC13A9-5273-48A0-AF65-FE1D9E3FFCE7-575-00000068D8145BD5.jpg

gregzz4
11-30-2012, 12:39 AM
I'm finally happy with mine. Sad that there's still so much empty real estate available just waiting for new corals to fill it up. ****ed that I have stupid gargantuanly huge snails that keep knocking new frags over...yes they are glued down. But overall....happy.
I have monster snails, and they can't dislodge the ecotech coral glue :wink:

I'm generally happy with my DT

Coralgurl
11-30-2012, 12:44 AM
I have monster snails, and they can't dislodge the ecotech coral glue :wink:

I'm generally happy with my DT


Umm yep they can!! I'm using the same glue and they've knocked over 2 that have been in the tank for a couple of weeks.... Little buggers.

Coralgurl
11-30-2012, 01:30 AM
Umm yep they can!! I'm using the same glue and they've knocked over 2 that have been in the tank for a couple of weeks.... Little buggers.

Ok, so I've been educated on gluing frags and apparently I'm a little special :lol: scrub lr, dry frag, dab on glue, dip in tank, add another dab of glue, hold frag in place on lr for about 19 secs and voila! Gonna go try this now!:lol:

Still happy with tank, and to my gargantuanly huge snails, my humble apologies for blaming you.....:mrgreen:

Thanks Greg! Learn something new everyday:cool:

chef
11-30-2012, 01:36 AM
Right this second, happy. If my reef wasn't so damn interesting and rewarding, i would have thrown in the towel long ago. I hope it keeps getting better and i didn't jinx it!

paddyob
11-30-2012, 01:46 AM
The first six months of fatherhood have destroyed my tank. Quite depressed.

The baby girl however, very good.

michika
11-30-2012, 02:04 AM
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd400/titus991/20EC13A9-5273-48A0-AF65-FE1D9E3FFCE7-575-00000068D8145BD5.jpg


:lol: Well played.


I have a sad...because my tank is empty and I lack the free time I require to make that one last big push before I can turn it on.

Arok3000
11-30-2012, 02:11 AM
Very sad. Our hawkfish jumped ship last night.
I tear up every time I look at it.

Azzkr
11-30-2012, 02:25 AM
I am pretty bumed out just a bad ick outbreak and lost 15 fish. i had just added my last one to. Working out of town sucks. But on the corals have never looked better now

Nizzmo
11-30-2012, 02:31 AM
my tank looks bunk, it's all scratched up

Delphinus
11-30-2012, 02:50 AM
I'm totally stumped. Not really happy as I see several problems still to solve and a couple new ones in the last couple days. Not sad. Not "I don't have a tank."

I'll put down happy maybe but I truly like Sphelps asnwer the best. Kinda sums it up nicely!

ChizerBunoi
11-30-2012, 02:53 AM
My new sexy clam made me happy for a week. But now I discover all this aiptasia all over it. I'm sad. :sad:

dreef
11-30-2012, 03:08 AM
I'm almost totally sps,and refuse to automate,hands on for years.Found out months all my levels were low and things were looking crappy.Since i've kept on top of it,looking from the top down makes me smile.

Aquattro
11-30-2012, 03:27 AM
Grew a pair of what? Whiskers on your chin!!:razz: I will continue on the 300 build on one condition, you have to help me get my dosing set up properly.

And shave...:)

CherylMcKay
11-30-2012, 03:32 AM
Right now sad. I love the tank but I am frustrated with my lack of knowledge and ability right now.

paddyob
11-30-2012, 03:47 AM
I'm almost totally sps,and refuse to automate,hands on for years.Found out months all my levels were low and things were looking crappy.Since i've kept on top of it,looking from the top down makes me smile.

I wish I said no to automated. My tank has gone to ****. Automation came with baby.

Hugest regret was adding a doser. Wasted my money. Have never has more issues with stability.

Sad. Shut down sad.

Reefer Rob
11-30-2012, 03:48 AM
Happy, hopeful... stressed!

Proteus
11-30-2012, 04:02 AM
I'm happy. Totally hands on. Mostly sps and everything is happy

Aquattro
11-30-2012, 04:08 AM
I'm thrilled with mine, other than the light downgrade. Automated for almost everything, I wipe the glass, trim the frags and change water twice a month. The rest of the time is relax and watch it time :)

Xadieu
11-30-2012, 04:25 AM
There's no button for stressed!!! but i'm in between happy and meh..

lockrookie
11-30-2012, 04:34 AM
Happy with my 50g content with the 180 still needs the hood and LEDs hopefully soon


Sent from my porcelain aquarium

Reef Pilot
11-30-2012, 04:46 AM
Not happy that I just saw a couple aiptasia appear in my tank. My Pearlescales totally eradicated my first infestation (probably had hundreds) more than a year ago..., or so I thought. Now it seems they are fat and lazy, and just go for what I feed them. Oh, well, at least they leave my corals alone.

Leah
11-30-2012, 05:00 AM
Meh!

kien
11-30-2012, 05:01 AM
interesting responses :-)

I got the idea for the poll question from my 3 year old daughter. She recently learned to ask, "Are you happy or are you sad" from pre-school and all freaking month she's been asking me, "Daddy are you HAPPY?!", "Daddy are you SAD?!" I figured I'd apply that question to the board :biggrin:

Life is much simpler when you're 3. There's not really anything in between Happy and Sad :lol:

Reefer Rob
11-30-2012, 05:41 AM
Darn! Outsmarted by a 3 year old again!

gregzz4
11-30-2012, 05:58 AM
There's not really anything in between Happy and Sad :lol:
Well, there is, but we've been told we can't use 'meh'

Your daughter will tell you there are happy thoughts between KD and hotdogs ...

Hmm, bad example
Ok, hows about between KD and brussel sprouts

mohammadali
11-30-2012, 05:59 AM
kinda happy cuz i see the fish are happy swimming around and halfway dead coral doing well
but i wanna get a bigger tank so i can put tangs in it

reefwars
11-30-2012, 06:04 AM
couldnt be happier.....or could i :surprise:

lpsreefer
11-30-2012, 06:22 AM
I'm gong with happy with some parts
****ed off at the stupid mistakes I've made to cause me more work every day. Lol

kien
11-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Well, there is, but we've been told we can't use 'meh'

Your daughter will tell you there are happy thoughts between KD and hotdogs ...

Hmm, bad example
Ok, hows about between KD and brussel sprouts

My daughter doesn't know what meh is (yet) lol. Her life is simply happy, or sad :-)

.. And hotdogs. Hotdogs can go either way depending on where the dogs come from.. but I digress.

Xadieu
11-30-2012, 06:48 AM
I'm gong with happy with some parts
****ed off at the stupid mistakes I've made to cause me more work every day. Lol

Haha me too but you learn by making mistakes so when you build a future tank it will be less work then hehe.

Mike-fish
11-30-2012, 09:00 AM
3 tanks and still happy. Tank number 4 has me a little stressed do to the need to drill a total of 6 holes for it

Douglas
11-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Sad....Sad...Sad.....Browning SPS, makes me sad. Darn new LED lighting.

Dearth
11-30-2012, 12:30 PM
Two-fold answer ....my nieces love my tank love the colours and the fishes in it and want me to get more fish and coral

My I like my tank but always want more more more but need money lots of it to get what I want

rhody605
11-30-2012, 01:16 PM
I'm happy now. After turn around from 6 months ago. Lesson learned don't feed lots if the tank can't naturally support the nutrient input. Since cutting back everything has rebounded.

And happy happy happy. (Duck dynasty)

Happy enough to gather more gear for the upgrade. Can someone say bubble king.


Mike

Coleus
11-30-2012, 04:15 PM
happy and feel stupid at the same time :-)

Seriak
11-30-2012, 04:16 PM
I am happy enough. I do have to deal with the occasional zoa eating nudi or aiptasia, but overall I am happy to be back in the hobby and most corals are growing. Now if I can only figure out why my Alk is always so low and how much I actually have to dose to get it back up.

fishytime
11-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Sad:sad:

kien
11-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Sad:sad:

:hug:

Salt2Death
11-30-2012, 05:17 PM
Sadly, if I add new fish they die a few days after. Yet all my current livestock live n swim just fine..... Corals great, WC every second week, levels bang on....

Sadly confused and not happy


Sent Via The Pirate Ship...

christyf5
11-30-2012, 05:47 PM
Sad because my tank looks like arse and my colonies are dying one by one. Meh because I have no time to deal with it and frankly I don't know what I could do even if I knew what was going on. I often feel like I've hit a wall with this hobby. I was hoping a bit of a hiatus might help but so far its just showing me that I am going to have less and less time for this hobby as time goes by.

kien
11-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Sad because my tank looks like arse and my colonies are dying one by one. Meh because I have no time to deal with it and frankly I don't know what I could do even if I knew what was going on. I often feel like I've hit a wall with this hobby. I was hoping a bit of a hiatus might help but so far its just showing me that I am going to have less and less time for this hobby as time goes by.

:hug:

Snappy
11-30-2012, 05:54 PM
Some days I'm happy & some days I'm sad.
Because sps takes months to color up but can brown out almost overnight it's always a roller coasters of emotions. In all my years of keeping sps I have yet to have a time when everything in the tank is all happy at the same time since the corals come from different regions of the globe and different ocean depths. That said there are still enough "happy" pieces to give me a small grin most days but not today.:wink:

christyf5
11-30-2012, 05:55 PM
:hug:

Thanks :redface:

Snappy
11-30-2012, 05:57 PM
I am happy enough. I do have to deal with the occasional zoa eating nudi or aiptasia, but overall I am happy to be back in the hobby and most corals are growing. Now if I can only figure out why my Alk is always so low and how much I actually have to dose to get it back up.
What are your Ca & Mag levels at? You need to find the balance.

ensquire
11-30-2012, 06:07 PM
Happy with an overwhelming sense of "Why the hell didn't I get the 120 instead of the 90"

Palmer
11-30-2012, 06:12 PM
I said sad but I guess concerned would be a better description for me. Having been on maintenance phase with my tank for the last 10 months or so I haven't paid the tank as much special attention. Colonies have gotten closer and closer and started to fight. All of the little extra things I did before to get the tank 5 % better I have let go by the wayside. My recent frag sale has gotten me to spend more time working on the tank and trying to make some improvements. I'm not sad overall on my tank just at my level of attention for awhile.

Snufflupagus
11-30-2012, 06:25 PM
Currently happy :) But its the start of the month and that means equipment cleaning...frustration will be on the list of emotions come tomorrow.

Seriak
11-30-2012, 06:27 PM
What are your Ca & Mag levels at? You need to find the balance.

Calcium is at 420 and MG is at at 1100. I have been working at getting my Mag up as well.

PoonTang
11-30-2012, 11:51 PM
Sad Sad Sad. Corals dieing left and right. Fish seem happy enough tho. In fact if anyone wants to buy a fully stocked 120G just send me a message......

Reef_Geek
12-01-2012, 12:08 AM
my feelings are cyclical in inverse with the stock market. ie wish I didn't blow my discretionary spending on aquarium junk when the market is good, and glad I didn't blow my discretionary spending on long shot stocks (but on aquariums instead) when the stocks suck.

FishyFishy!
12-01-2012, 12:25 AM
:hug:

Aw. I want one! Only because I don't have a display right now... And the construction of my fish room is difficult. Even though I am fairly good with building and tools... I still feel as if i'm slightly over my head at all times lol

globaldesigns
12-01-2012, 12:45 AM
After many years of frustration, death of corals (SPS) and lots of $$$ trying everything from snake oil to proven techniques, I can finally say I am happy and love to show it off!

chris121277
12-01-2012, 01:15 AM
Happy with an overwhelming sense of "Why the hell didn't I get the 120 instead of the 90"
+1 LOL

Samw
12-01-2012, 01:20 AM
Currently happy. But if this poll was conducted 6 months ago when my tanked crashed and was covered with dinoflagellates, i would have said sad. If the poll had happy/sad percentages, then mine would be 60% happy. :)

brotherd
12-01-2012, 02:39 AM
:twised:Sad. I'm in the same boat as a few others here. When I have the time I have no money. When I have the money I have no time. Tank is still dry...

jagermaier
12-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Happy with my display but sad I'm running out of space!

KineticReef
01-22-2013, 04:55 PM
I'm definitely happy with my display, but I'm never fully satisfied. There is always another coral I NEED to add ;)

Xadieu
01-24-2013, 04:39 PM
I love how my dt is coming along now looking better every week. I love it.

Spyd
01-24-2013, 04:48 PM
Overall, I am happy with my tank. All it needs is time. Lots of nice little sticks everywhere that need to start growing! I'm a little impatient... :wink:

Xadieu
01-24-2013, 05:10 PM
Overall, I am happy with my tank. All it needs is time. Lots of nice little sticks everywhere that need to start growing! I'm a little impatient... :wink:

Slow and steady wins the race. But I enjoy watching my corals grow because it's hard work I had to put in to get the results.

kien
01-24-2013, 05:16 PM
Overall, I am happy with my tank. All it needs is time. Lots of nice little sticks everywhere that need to start growing! I'm a little impatient... :wink:

sit back, bust open a bag of popcorn and just watch things grow. To me this is one of the most satisfying parts of the hobby. Incidentally this is also one of the most annoying and uninspiring and de-motivating parts of the hobby. :lol:

Skimmer King
01-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Meh!
unlike those BC ladies hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm




I am very unhappy about my tank since down sizing and the red Algae too.

Proteus
01-24-2013, 06:25 PM
Very happy with growth and color. Not so much about space restriction. Time to get new tank built