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Here I was happy and content to work things out myself. Then YOU come along, yes YOU, every last one of YOU.


I set down to research some simple issue a little over a year ago, and didn’t notice the force then. But it was there, slowly surrounding me, like a warm fog. Now I know, I’m here dripping in it now. Google, they give me this candy or doughnut or cookie or some internets thing so as to lead me back to YOU. It’s a conspiracy, and I’m here to tell all of those unaware to get out while you can. If you are aware, it’s just too late, unless you serve up a big enough spitball that the mods feel the urge to hit you outta da park.


YOU proceeded to suck me in with all of this eye candy, serious eye candy, high bandwidth eye candy, Better Homes and Gardens worthy eye candy. The IP’s, they are in on it too. Stay with your dial-up if you still have it, go back if you have the strength, the artsy-fartsy eye candy will be much less tempting.


YOU show me your fancy schmancy substrates, and pretend to argue amongst yourselves as to the validity of each. Therein lies the conscious ploy, to have me choose sides, take a stand, and dig my heels in even deeper. I should still be using river sand and garden soil, but it’s too late. If I would have just kept my shovel and laundry tub I would have been much better for it.


YOU are in cahoots with Plasticard and Plantilicious.com. Even the fancy schmancy substrates are not enough for YOU. Specialty flora must be rooted in every possible nook and cranny, with the intended purpose of of a self gratifying seltzer.


YOU really get me with this next one, there is even a forum just for it.(Dudley Dooright Does Aqua Art). Give me a break, if that don’t wake you up. Give some poor schmuck the dream that he can sell enough lemonade to fund a rimless tank, outfit it with all of the sleek gadgets, plant it with exotica, and get his name in lights. How much do you charge for the cups?


YOU even have the locals on your side. I walk into the LFS/Bird Cage/Gerbil Den/Lizard Emporium and get the question; Are you from “Planet of the Plants”? They are nice enough after that, offer me the latest in algae destroying snake oil(trying to numb my intellect), or the latest painted fauna(even more numbing on the intellect). YOU have them all in chorus on my final question at any of these encounters; “Do you have a supplier for aquatic plants?”. The answer is always; ”Ain’t nobody I know ever grown anything but Java Moss and algae”, knowing good and well that I would have to turn to Plantilicious. I caught on to this one after watching too many blow diet Coke through their nose when I left.


Run n00bs, run!


This from and old slate bottom that gots no more cause to lie.
 

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I'll bet that anyone who gets to this thread is already hooked too deep. There's no escaping now. Addiction has a new name....and it's Planted Aquaria...AAAAAAHAHAHA....AAAAAAHAHAHA.... :badgrin:

-Dave
 

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See! That's why I used to tell people "We, planted tank folk are a weird kind. Come to our meetings and you will meet a lot of weird people." Most people in this country don't like to associate with any kind of "weird" so I tried to play that. I was nice (and weird).

But lately I just say "Oh! We are all very nice and sociable folk! Come to the next meeting! Lots of free plants and bla bla bla". Why do I say that? Because if people don't get into things like planted tanks they fall in many other definitely unhealhty addictions - TV, sports watching, work, politics, to name a few. Also - if you have come close to planted tanks you will be hooked anyway.

InToTheNew, you can't deny we are nice and sociable folk. And that you could have many worst addictions.

See! It's all good! Tasty green Cool-Aid, eh? :D



--Nikolay
 

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LOL! That was hillarious. At least others have Dr. Phil and Oprah to help them work through their issues. There's no help for the aquatic plant people... lol.
 

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Re: Confessions of a(nother) Junkie

Here I was happy and content to work things out myself. Then YOU come along, yes YOU, every last one of YOU.
Noto's First Law, true for any and every they: "They are always up to something."

It appears that I was thinking about the same thing you were, only in the third person. ;)
 

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This hobby, and website, and all of YOU, will quite possibly be the death of my relationship with my special lady friend. Every time I try and tell her about this great new idea I have for a tank, or plants, there's this heavy sigh, a shaking of the head, and the inevitable "You are such a NERD!" Its a lonely world us planted tank hobbyists have...especially up here in the very far. :D Wouldn't trade it for the world. The deeper I get into this hobby, the more addicted I become.
 

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Oh, yeah. I'm hooked. It's bad... it comes with a compulsion to buy fishtanks with the expectation that someday (when I'm not too busy taking care of the 14 I already have) I'll have time to get another rack that I can hang on the wall... or maybe hang it from the ceiling... or maybe I can sell the desk, or my bed...?? I'll find a place for it! Someday....
 

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you think this is bad... try getting hooked on race cars. i got an 850hp chevy coming my way in a few days. im attacked from both sides. racing for 7 months a year and fish tanks the other 5. im broke.

im willing to take donations. ill take anything, tires, methenol, oil, really hot pit girls, plants... tires...
 

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you said it man

it all started for me 5 years ago in a pet shop in houston. i was asking for planted tank experts or people that do that sort of thing. they said "do you know who luis navarro is? here you can contact him at Aquaticplantcentral.com"....

after that it was all over.... now i need more pa pa pa pa pa pla plants and fif fif filters and ADA and light ts tsts and and AAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!
 
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