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!