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Old 01-10-2011, 11:29 PM   #251
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i adopted a 10g fresh water tank from a friend, my interest kept growing and i was fascinated with all the new info i was learning. the 10g escalated into a 20g long and after i was happy with the set up and low maintance of the tank, i either wanted to go with a bigger freshwater tank or go saltwater with my 20g long.

a few xmas presents later and i was on in the saltwater game! tank is still cycling now so keeping my fingers crossed for a low budget/maintenance/successful future!

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Old 01-10-2011, 11:45 PM   #252
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here it is. my first salt tank. enjoy-
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:27 AM   #253
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I bought a 46 gallon bow front about 3 years ago. I had it set up with FW at the beginning. I moved across the country and moved the aquarium to my parents for a year where they took care of it. Once I moved back and bought my new place I moved it to my place. Everytime I did a water change I swear I would kill at least one fish, so darn fussy in FW. Once I killed my last fish I said F it and went salt water. From there on the rest was history. So much nicer to look at and much more interesting.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:37 PM   #254
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Started with a goldfish, 7 months later a 29 gallon sw tank.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #255
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I have a friend who has, literally 8 tanks in his house. Two fresh water and six salt water. Every time I was at his place I was just staring. He bought and sold equipment and convinced me to buy a 35 gallon hexagon tank with a magnum 350 canister. I did, plunged into saltwater and am just now setting up my upgrade, a 65 gallon with a sump and skimmer. The hexagon tank is still running for the time being though. haha, don't do saltwater in a hexagon tank with a canister. It sucks....
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:49 AM   #256
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Started off when I was a teen. My brother and I started FW fish tanks together. Needless to say, I took more pride in mine and studied and studied the habits and behaviors of different fish. We ended up buying a piranha. Later that year we moved across town and gave our fish away. After years of going to our LFS for years and seeing their show tank I fell in love with SW. I bought my 55g and started my journey into SW. After about six months I had and ich outbreak which totaled my tank. I gave up on the hobby. 5 years later I started back up. My brother gave me a 30g and soon after I bought a 46g bowfront. Later this year I plan on buying 100+g after I move again.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:23 AM   #257
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I had a 10 gallon freshwater tank when I was a kid (14-18 years old) and between me and my best friend we had about every kind of freshwater fish you can have during that time. We even eventually got into brackish water fish. But I never thought any of the freshwater fish were anywhere near as beautiful as the saltwater fish I would see at the fish stores. And I don't care how brightly colored your gravel is, it's nothing compared to the amazing colors of a nice coral reef tank with good lighting. There's also nothing like the personality of a bogy, or the relationship between a pair of clowns hosting an anemone or coral.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #258
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I've always seen the pictures of these beautiful tanks, and finally after research, I decided I could do it. So now I'm saving up for my first saltwater tank!
Fish are friends, not food!
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:44 AM   #259
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Since I was a kid my father have a 33 gallons tank, then when I have the age to do it (like 9 years) I restarted that tank and I re-have the love for this hobby, ending with 3 tanks: 90 gallons saltwater, a 30 gallons and another 10 gallons (freshwater this last 2). I need to close those for my University (was very demanding).
Then I moved to Montreal Canada, and I just started a new 33 gallons SW.
Since now, I think that this is the best hobby that you can have, also it is a relaxing and enjoying experience!!!
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