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Old 08-26-2003, 06:52 AM   #41
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My father was into freshwater years ago and built a "fishhouse" in our basement. When I was young we got too busy to keep running the fishhouse so it went into dormant. When I was in school we learned about starfish and they interested me so much that convinced my father to start a marine tank. We researched it for at least 3 months then we set up a 55 gal reef tank. It has been running for the past 3 years and now I have started a 30 gal anenome tank (in the large gap my father and I have resurrected the fishhouse and have almost 20 FW tanks).

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Old 09-05-2003, 09:29 PM   #42
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iv always loved the looks of the reef tanks and have finaly decided too take the plunge into marine from fresh.

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Old 09-09-2003, 03:05 PM   #43
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Well I got an Eclipse 12 for Christmas. I started with fresh water fish, picked up a couple of Columbian sharks. Got rid of the fresh water fish, made the tank a brackish tank. Did some research on columbian sharks, realized they get up to 12" in length, so I decided to get rid of them. When I brought them to the LFS, first one I'd ever been in, I saw my first reef aquarium. That's when it was decided. I started all over, doing research first. They say a Nano is hard to keep, I say they aren't up to the challenge. It's been up and running now for 4 months, no problems. I haven't added any coral yet due to inadequate lighting, but soon. Mwhahahaha.

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Old 09-30-2003, 06:42 PM   #44
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I abhore money. That's the only logical reason for my interest in SWT and Reefs. I grew up in Southern Lousiana and Alaska, always outside and I eventually recieved a degree in Forestry Science. But during that period I was exposed to a few tanks in my early years. Then in college I met a few guys who kept tanks. In retrospect, they didn't know much but professed alot. I don't even remember purchasing my 1st 31gal tank but I remember the lesson's in destruction it taught me. Now, years later and years wiser, I'm giving it another go and doing it right.

Although when the tank was healthy it was so amazing. In school we had a room that we dubbed: "The blue room". It had baby blue couches from the 70's, I had painted the ceiling blue in hopes of adding clouds one day and the blue light on the blue backing of my tank gave the whole room a blue tint. Whenever people wanted a quiet area to talk or whenever matters ofimportance were talked about, it was always done in the blue room. And chicks dug it.

Now I'm planning out my next great moneypit and in 4 months I hope to get it running! I don't own a TV so this shall sit between my stereo speakers to provide the most relaxing entertainment possible.
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Old 10-22-2003, 04:50 PM   #45
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One man Jacque Coustea and his undersea adventures. When I was a kid I loved watching those shows. Still do actually That is also what got me into scuba. I had a 20 gallon fresh when I was a kid. We had that thing for years. Then I tried s/w. I was in college and didn't really devote the proper amount of time to it, so it didn't last but maybe 8 months. So now I am getting a 55 or 75 next month.
60 gallon FO
1 Maroon Clown
1 Six Line Wrasse
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Old 10-23-2003, 03:31 PM   #46
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when i was young (about 8 or 9) i used to go down to my local lake to fish with friends. we never really caught much, just a blue gill now and again, but my first fish i kept as a pet was a baby large mouth bass. i filled up a trash can in my back yard, put some plants in it from the lake, and let his loose. i would watch him swim along the top when it was a baby, but as it grew it started staying towards the bottom and i never really saw it. well about 6 months later i guess it grew too big for the trash can cuzz it jumped out, and i found it the next morning in the grass. i was so sad. all this however lead to my dad getting a 100 gal cichlid tank, and later getting an 80 gal reef tank. but after the reef tank's seal broke on the bottom and water flooded our floor, my dad got a little mad and got rid of everything including the 100 gal. i was so bummed. well last valintines day my girlfriend and i decided we wanted to get a fish tank together, cuzz her dad had a reef tank when she was growing up too. so we got a 25 gal fw. we were so happy with this we decided we wanted to go further and breed guppies, so we got a 10 gal for the fry. then another 10 gal for a plant. then got a 20 gal for the plants. then when we went to a not so local fish store that was closing down, we saw a 60 gal accrylic tank pre drilled for 60 bucks. that was it, we knew we wanted to buy it for a reef tank. now weve had our reef for about 4 months and love it. its turning out better than we thought it would. we also just recently converted our 25 to a fowlr. now we want to start our own fish store when we get some money. im 19 and shes 18 right now, so hopefully we can save up through college and open something really nice
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Old 10-23-2003, 04:24 PM   #47
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I've been a *fish* since I was little - grew up around water, lived less than 10 miles from the ocean for the vast majority of my life. Spent the first 8 or 9 summers of my childhood on a 22' cuddy cabin -- dug clams for lunch, and caught flounder for supper. Played with the baby fish and horseshoe crabs, sand dollars, starfish etc.

My parents traded the cabin boat in for a travel trailer, but we still never ventured far from the coast. When I was young, and even now, all vacations were/are centered around the ocean.

I've always been fascinated with marine life. Met my husband in '89, and he had a SW tank then. Love at first sight!
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Old 10-26-2003, 08:25 PM   #48
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I guess living in an Island is only natural to love the sea, so it all just falls into place.
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Old 10-28-2003, 04:40 PM   #49
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Never was able have one younger and everyone said it was hard. I like to prove people wrong and I love challenge of it
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