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Old 04-19-2014, 09:50 PM   #2231
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My dream is to see fish in the wild they were awesome pictures. Thanks
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:20 PM   #2232
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It's really kind of laughable when there's big arguments wether a tang or whatever should live in a 75 or a 100 gallon tank,.... To see them in the wild ( along with all the other fish we have ) you'd swear that nothing under 500,000 gallons would do!!! It's a real reality check,..it's like keeping a eagle that's used to soaring thru the grand canyon In someone's living room ,. As Jed clampet would say " pitiful,...just pitiful! "..., but we're all guilty to some degree.
If you ever get the chance to go see 'em in their natural habitat please do so its mind boggling!!!! I'm sure Greg would concur ,... The bigger the tank the better
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:06 AM   #2233
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Why not visit the Aquarium closest to you? If you are in LA you won't regret visiting Long Beach Aquarium. Here is the video of yellow tangs I took. You will see all kinds of reef fish including eel and corals on my Youtube page.

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Do their behind the scene tour. They have some mighty big protein skimmers. And a great jellyfish display.

As Dary said, diving (scuba or skin) does give you a different perspective on the fish we love. I don't regret housing some things as I have done my best to give them a long and interesting life. But I do regret the animals I went thru to get here. I guess that's what drives my desire to propagate corals. Trying to atone for my sins?
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In some parts of the world there is no need for diving gears to see the sea creatures. That is if you can hold your breath as long as you can. Back then I happen to be at the southern part of Jeddah in Saudi Arabi and we found some small patches of reef that were still untouched. The rocks were very stiff down just a few meters from the shore line. No diving gears and just a few feet below I have seen all kinds of fish I have never seen before. I wish I had an underwater camera. All I had was my memory. Somehow, that memory is reinforced by my reef keeping. It is relaxing and keeping you away from stress in life when close to nature.
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In some parts of the world there is no need for diving gears to see the sea creatures. That is if you can hold your breath as long as you can. Back then I happen to be at the southern part of Jeddah in Saudi Arabi and we found some small patches of reef that were still untouched. The rocks were very stiff down just a few meters from the shore line. No diving gears and just a few feet below I have seen all kinds of fish I have never seen before. I wish I had an underwater camera. All I had was my memory. Somehow, that memory is reinforced by my reef keeping. It is relaxing and keeping you away from stress in life when close to nature.
Yep,..I agree,..it's a wonderful hobby 99% of the time ,but when things start to go a little sour in your tank it become very stressful trying to rectify the situation,..it's great that you got to do a little reef viewing , I think that one of the biggest draws for me going to Hawaii each year,
High fives go to individuals like Doug,mike and Greg ( among others ) who have managed to keep their tanks and enthusiasm up for so many years , it always appreciate their inputs on things ,...BUT today is my 62 nd birthday and I'm planning on sitting outside with my feet up and just watching the world go by,... I think I deserve that today., cheers all !!!!
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Happy 62nd dary
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Happy birthday Dary! I've enjoyed following your tank thread!
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I turned 62 in February. Thanks for the kind words and have a great B-Day.
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