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How Do You Know When You are a Junkie

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wanareef

reefer addict
Joined
Aug 26, 2003
Messages
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Location
Portland, OR
Could it be the signs of a compulsive reef junkie:

When ever I go with the wife shopping, I'm on the look out for something to use for the tank.

When I see something, I order it. And try to explain to the wife why we need it.

When I do order it and tell the wife, I forgot to tell her that I had placed my name on a wait list about 2 months ago and prepaid it (when I just paypaled it a minute ago) :rolleyes:

I need CA "coral annomyous" help :lol: :lol:
 

NaH2O

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Jan 25, 2004
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YOU KNOW YOU'RE A JUNKIE WHEN.....

You get excited about how much skimmate is in the cup and give it a sniff to make sure it's the good stuff.
 

Johnny

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Jan 26, 2004
Messages
51
Location
Meridian Mississippi
Now that is sick,"sniff,,sniff" I work part time at a pool and spa store and I can just walk around in here for hours thinking that can be used for this or that can be used for that. Jacuzzi spa jets have me very curious.
 

oregon gorge

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Sep 7, 2003
Messages
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Hey Johnny, funny you should mention those jets. I got a brand new Jacuzzi (sp?) 6000gph pump on Ebay for $100.00. I did have to go to the spa store and get he special fittings and I noticed those jets.:D

The spa guy was about ready to start reefing right then after finding out about SW. I asked him and he said those fail all the time. Would be great at first, but fail fairly soon:( It may still be a good try though. Maye the jets are like some of the other things I have in the reef that have not read the book saying I couldnt keep them.


Have a good one!

Chris
 

Montanarocknreefer

New Sheriff In Town
Joined
Jul 21, 2003
Messages
467
Location
Missoula, Montana
I know I am a junkie because:

1. I get up in the morning and first thing I do is got to the puter and check in at the reef forums before even having my first cup of coffee.

2. I stare at my tank off and on all day.

3. When I go to bed at night I dream about the way the sps corals will look in my tank when I am ready to have them.

Will that work for ya!:)
 

jmaxwell

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
74
Location
Mill Creek, WA
....you dream(literaly) of different ways to plumb your tank(happened to me a couple of nights ago. I also had a dream that I had converted my entire basement into a system of tidepools similar to those of the Seattle Aquarium.
:eek:

Jim
 

NaH2O

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Jan 25, 2004
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LOL, Ed!!

You have dreams about Phosphate issues, which leads you to scrap the sand bed and go bare bottomed.....
 

ggarner

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2004
Messages
23
Location
indiana
when you are never finished working on your tank? hmm.. i had a 100g that looked good... so i got a 30... and now i am thinking i need more!
 

CTurtleGirl

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2004
Messages
20
Location
Everett, WA
When you go out to dinner with the family and they ask if anything new is happening in your life and you get all excited telling about how you got a new clam the day before. Then they just look at you kinda funny and you don't understand why. Not that this didn't happen to me recently... ummm yeah, not me:p

Erica:cool:
 

The R/C Man

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Feb 20, 2004
Messages
423
Location
Spokane WA
When talking to your friends in the local reef club you say,

I am just setting up my 150gal but my next tank will be.........
 

deadrose

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Joined
Jul 1, 2003
Messages
96
Location
Vashon
When the first thing you do in the morning is check on all your babies. Then you wake up your kids.

When you realize you're already mentally committing to 2 types of reef tanks or more, plus some FOWLRs. (Dave and I already dream of 3 varieties of reef, if you count his PNW tank, and then there are the eels, and the seahorses, and and and...)

When you start carrying photos of your favorite corals (or fish, or whatever) to show off to people.

Heidi
 

jazznreef

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Joined
Jun 30, 2003
Messages
219
Location
Seattle/Magnolia
when you meet with an electrician to upgrade the power in your basement for the new tank and explain to your wife how much it's needed. she then reminds you that the priority should be upgrading the rest of the house to keep the insurance company happy.
 

jase0723

Active member
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
32
Location
Bothell
I think you are a reef junkie when you hav no problem droping $150 for a few acro frags, but you complain to your wife about a $30 dinner for two.
 

Witfull

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 27, 2004
Messages
647
Location
New Jersey
your a junkie when you think the glow from actinics are sexier than candles.

you switch your phone plan to unlimited long distance so you can call and chat with others as you post.

you cannot resist reaching in and doing anything inside the tank,,,daily salt intake.

and i admit i resemble everyones comments here!!
 

aquariumdebacle

electrolyte addict
Joined
Jul 4, 2003
Messages
613
Location
Seattle
Ya Got Nuttin' on Me!

How 'bout getting kick out of an apartment for having a ten foot kiddie swimming pool with a 400 watt MH light over it! All to just grow greenwater for rotifers.

Moving to Hawaii to collect fish and putting a ten foot kiddie pool in your dorm room to keep the fish in.

Almost drowning at South Point HI. trrying to collect one of the biggest most beautiful spanish dancers you have ever seen while waves are crashing over your head.

Buying an International Scout with 1/4 steel plate under it to four-wheel into the most remote areas of the Big Island to SCUBA and collect fish

Selling your soul to the LFS and working off your debt.

Three Hundred Pounds of sand in the U-District(nuff Said!)
 
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