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Old 07-01-2003, 07:41 PM   #31
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I've been keeping freshwater for years, and constantly scoured papers for people selling old tanks. Then a guy in my apartment complex was selling his 55 gallon saltwater tank for 100 bucks including fish. He and i lowered the water and carried it over, and I found out why he was selling it, it was like the worst salt setup ever.... but I learned from it and now have a 30 gallon tank!

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Old 07-01-2003, 10:15 PM   #32
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So what happend to the 55?

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Old 07-20-2003, 10:12 PM   #33
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last year when i was 15 my frind started workin at a pet store. well he had fish and i wanted some. at first i thought it was kinda dumb, but then i pulled the 55 outta the basement we had for years. we dd ome community sharks. liking the hobby i wanted a tank of my own. my friend at the pet store had a 29 and i wanted a bigger one. so i went out and bought a 75 gallon tank. a week later i got a job at the local fish store, and i have been working there for a year now and i learned alot, they call me the fish aisle master. well anyways, after getting my tank my friend got a 180 out of the paper for 200 dollars!!!!, he had all differnet fish , his last one was a 2 and a half foot snakehead, he recently got rid of it and is starting a 180 salt tank. well in my 75 i had 4 frontosa, a leluipi, atolamprologus compressiceps, a few malawi haps, a synodontis angelicus, and a few tropheus with some other tangynikans.... well i love africans, but i needed a change after my hobby was dying. well last week i cleared my tank and im on my way to creating a 75 gallon reef tank set-up, being knowledgable of fish already, ifeel this project will be a breeze for me.....i hope! :P
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Old 07-28-2003, 06:00 AM   #34
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Well I started out a little differently. My dad bought me and my little brother a FW tank when we were little, but i really had no interest in it. When i was 13 he bought a tank worth $1100 for $120 from my aunt (she was to old to take care of it). It has always been a saltwater with a wide array of fish. Well a couple of weeks ago my father gave it to me plus $150 for my b-day. The only ploy was is he wanted it completly cleaned and moved downstairs. I thought no biggy, so the next day i got to work. It took me 7 hours to clean the dang thing and by the end of the day i resented my father and the fishtank. I got it set up however with no intention of taking care of it. But then my girlfriend drug me into a pet store to look at puppy's when i seen it, a beautiful snowflake eel. I waited for the tank to cycle and as soon as i thought ready (7:30 in the morning to be exact) I drove to the fish store hoping he was still there. Thank god he was. I am very intent on keeping this eel for a long time and i hope my love for the hobby never gets old.
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Old 08-04-2003, 07:45 PM   #35
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I as well have always loved animals infact at one point I had two hamsters, two dogs, a horse and a few fresh water fish in a 20 gal used tank I had purchased. But what all started it was my beautiful betta (siamese fighting fish) named bubbles. Wow she was the prettiest thing I had ever seen so I had those for a few years and decided that there just wasn't any color in FW fish when I saw what SW fish were like I fell in love but was told that it was VERY hard to care for a SW tank you needed a tone of money, and needed degrees in things like chemistry etc... So I stayed away having no confidence in myself. Finally the want became too much and I begged my husband day and night till this Christmas he bought me my 60 tall with much of the equipment. We have only one LFS so info is harder to come by but I have managed to not have a single problem since Jan. I presently only have 4 fish and am on a new venture to breed my mated pair of bangaii. Thank you to all those who have helped me a long the way. This site is great! I have much to learn and far to go but hopefully i'll get there one day!
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Old 08-04-2003, 08:27 PM   #36
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I have always wanted to have a SW tank for the past 5yrs but never did
till now. over the last 15yrs I had two 55 gal 10 20 gal long and 2 20 high
too many 10 gal and 5gal tanks to remember.
my SW tank is another 55 gal its only in the 3rd day of the tank cycle. I still have a 30 gal FW tank up and running for about two years now.
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Old 08-07-2003, 12:18 PM   #37
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What made me want a reef aquarium...?

It was a natural progression, I love nature and most of the creatures that are out there... My dad had fresh and saltwater fish the whole time I was growing up and when I moved out and was busy running around in life I sat down one day and realized how much I miss having fish around.

I got back into it with a 10 gallon tetra tank, then I started a 30 gallon fish only aquarium, then I started another 30 galloon reef tank.

I am new to maintaining saltwater on my own so I figured I would start small, I love my reef tank and corals, the colors, the excitment, the entertainment...

Whenever I am stressed out I just sit in front of the tanks for an hour and I feel right as rain.
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Old 08-22-2003, 11:08 PM   #38
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My husband got me into it. It has been 15 years since he had a s/w tank and 15 yrs ago his was tiny and fish only. I had goldfish as a little girl (in a tank not a bowl).

Now we have a 55 gal reef tank and are addicted to getting it perfect. We will one day have a super reef tank, but for now we are learning.

I love seahorses and we have 2. Did anyone else see the seahorse exhibit at the Boston Aquarium last year - hundreds of varieties!!!

I have a snake and we have 2 Italian Greyhound puppies also!

We both love animals!!!!
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Old 08-24-2003, 03:33 AM   #39
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What made me want a Reef tank?

I had my first encounter with a marine aquarium when I was around 15 and thought it was so cool listening to my friends Niger Trigger eat a gold fish or watching a lionfish suck one down. I had played around with sub 20 gal tanks doing freshwater but never could afford to go into salt.

I wanted one for the next 17 years. Then about a month and a half ago I had an epiphany 8O , I own my own house now so I wont be moving for a while and I am making ok money now so I can afford it! I started shopping around and bought a complete 55 gal setup that used to be fresh water. I set that up, filled it with salt water and let it run for about 3 days. Then I added a few damsels to start the cycle.

I then sat back and read anything I could get my hands on about Marine fish. By the time I completed my reading, I knew that while I would always enjoy my Marine tank a Reef tank would be sooooo much cooler!

I figured it would be a while before I set up Reef tank Since if I was going to do it I was going to do it big!

I then made a very good deal on a complete 120 gallon system for $250 bucks. It was too good to pass up so I jumped on it.

Its now sitting in my dining room in the process of being cleaned. Its not a reef tank yet but it will be soon with the help of all the terrific people here at Aquarium Advice!
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