First of all, I Love sea life.
Really all animal life fascinates me.
I remember my parents on the 70's having a 10 gal
freshwater aquarium with the metal edges. They even had the sunken ship inside and had the air pump attached to it so the wheel thing would move. It also had the old box filter with floss and carbon. That is were it started for me.
I have had plenty of freshwater fish tanks, reptile and amphibian tanks but once I got into the reef tank, it was all over!
I got my TruVu acrylic back in 2000 from a friend of my sister in law. Funny story is that the husband was being deported back to Mexico and the wife was getting rid of his stuff!
My then wife agreed to take it off their hands and we decided to do saltwater fish only to start. I did a lot of reading and talking to the guys at the LFS
about saltwater aquariums. In visiting the LFS
we would see different corals and inverts. Every time we went to the LFS
, my wife would ask about what it takes to keep this, or that. I changed the lights, bought some live rock. My tank was a FOWLR
for only a few months before she wanted to add more. Changed the lighting again, changed the filtration. The rest is history!
Started a 30 gal
reef in Feb 2002.
About 6 months ago I purchased a 110gal glass aquarium, built the stand and canopy. I will combine both my 55 and 30 into one. Retire my 55gal and I am thinking about doing the same with the 30. Not sure yet.
(I am looking for a cheap overflow box for the 110gal since it is not drilled)