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Old 08-17-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Will i regret it?

My dad keeps telling me that i am going to regret having a SW tank. Do you guys think i will regret it? I really like FW and never done a SW. I would be fine keeping with Fw but i kinda want to venture a little bit so i was gonna try a SW. I know it is more work and my dad said if i do this I will have to pay part of the electric bill because of the 400w MH pendent i am running. So i turn to you guys for advice once again asking you whether you think i will regret it? This is the last chance i will have to turn back.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:40 AM   #2
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It may not seem like it at first,(and im one to know lol) But seeing all of these mature tanks that have been up and running for years.. months even, just blow my mind away. The reason i started my SW tank is because i love the ocean, i love the water, and i love reefs. They're all so amazing. So my mindset is that, it may take a while, and it may be a bit of work, but the rewards at the end of the road, will make it way more worth its while. I will be doing SW for as long as i can.

So in other words, i think its worth it lol.
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Either he really wants to talk you out of it or he had a bad experience himself in the past. I could think of nothing else I would like to spend 20% of my paycheck on monthly...lol.
BTW (I live on base housing=no electric bill)
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:21 AM   #4
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there is NOTHING you will regret from having a SW tank. I do not regret it one bit! Only thing you may regret is not doing things the right way - or the way you want it. Also the $$ but those are all little things. Its an awesome learning experience too.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:30 AM   #5
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Well, the only downside to sw is that you won't want to leave the tank since everyday something new with your tank happens like new critters popping up etc....I don't regret it one bit. I'm even upgrading to a 75 errr...150 in a few months.
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I regret that my marriage can take time away from my tank...lol
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Thats when you know that you've gone too far and can't go back....
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I regret that my marriage can take time away from my tank...lol
i hope you dont let her on this site lol
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:46 AM   #9
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It's so worth it. Don't let anyone talk you out of it. Just remember one crucial SW thing: Nothing good ever happens fast.
Also if you do start reasearch everything first and find a good reliable LFS. And there is always us! Good luck if you choose to start man!
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I had the same worries when starting, I have only a 29 gallon FOWLR tank, but is the best thing I have ever done. Just remember, as others say, take your time, consult with a good LFS, and the others on here are SUPER HELPFUL!! After Just 8 months of running a FOWLR, I have it down to a science with feeding, cleaning(not much involved since all my critters take care of things for me). I hope you get a chance to experience it!!
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