Lots of interesting stories here.
When I was younger I started out with, like most of you, a 10gal. It was FW
, green cat, albino, guppys, mollys etc. I also had a bowl w/ a sharp looking beta and I even got them to breed. Sadly not knowing WTF i was doing I lost all the babys.
Eventualy I got a 37 tall for a christmas gift. This time I wanted to do something diff. I kept the cats but the guppys, molly, swords lost intrest for me. They were more of my dad's thing then mine. I ended up doing Discus. had 4 or 5 i dont recall, some alge eating cats, yumyum eel and a black ghost knife. This was around for a good amnt of time. But as School and work took more n more of my time and Alge out growing the alge eaters apaites it was time to fold the tank. all the Live stock went to my cousin who had more tanks then some of the LFS
at the time.
Fast foward to the present by about 20yrs. A co-work was talking bout seting up a nano reef and I was very curious bout it since all I ever heard about SW
was what a pita they were to maintain n keep going. After talking with my co-worker, reading a book, and hitting this web page I finaly dived in. But not with a nano.. no no.. I had to go bigger hehe.. space and money preveted me from going insaine, which is good. And I ended up w/ a 65 gal SW
system. I've slowly been adding Live stock and greatly enjoy the experence. SW
is no diff then FW
in the way of maitnece. Ok maybe it costs more and takes a bit more time. But since I got what I call a real job and only work Mon- Fri I have time to take care of what needs to be done. My cat seems to like it to as he sits there watching and occastionly sittiing up to sofly bat at the tank. hehe