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Old 05-12-2005, 11:51 PM   #11
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since this hobby is so expensive I did alot of reading bought a lot of books, went in the internet and did a reserch on everthing I needed, I bought everting of good quality since it is for long use. Today its been a year no problems with fish since I new which went together,all my corals are very nice and everthing is going fine, when I have any problem I just get advice here with my friends. And my 72 gal. tank always looks great
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:14 PM   #12
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i thank u guys here at AA because if ir wasn't for all the advise here i wouldn't know a thing. I looked at post here for about two months then i decided to start my 20 gl. i have had it up and running for months now and nothing gone bad yet,but my luck everthing will all go wrong at once. i think the only mistake i made was i went with cc because the lfs didn't have any ls. So i guess i just want to say thanks to all here at AA.com u guys aand gals are great..
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:23 PM   #13
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This is a hobby one can grow and learn continuously. Even with years of SW experience I still reach out for information as things change over time, and someone always has a better idea. Everyone here is polite and courteous and willing to help anyone regardless of circumstances.
If it wasn't for a site like AA, many people would end up leaving the hobby due to frustration and sorrow.

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Old 05-13-2005, 01:48 PM   #14
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I had a 29 gal with a porcupine puffer and an anemone with basic NO lighting!! This was in college as well. I have learned the error in those ways

I will say that it is not as complicated as some make it. After getting everything straightened out, I ran a 38 gal with 2 fish, undergravel filter, Emperor 280 and NO skimmer for 7+ years. I did water changes every month or so. My bioload was light though. Really depends on what you are doing.
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I'm still hosed by starting my system with tap water.

If I only was just 1 day more patient

BUT, things are coming around great
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:10 PM   #16
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Watching someone fail and cause the death of several fish before taking care of my own would definitely fall as my only worst experience.

I've got a heavy bioload; just added my first (three pieces) of coral, and a large green carpet anemone. My stuff is doing great. Coming up on 5 months.

My fuge, filtration, liverock, uv sterilizer.. my protien skimmer hasn't picked up much with all the filtration. I also knew well enough to pickup 7-cycle purified water.

Woot.
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:58 PM   #17
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I agree that is one of the things I love the most about this web site. There was another site that I found before this one. I was pretty discouraged. If you didn't have 5 or watts per gallon you got spamed pretty hard. They were so rude. I was beginning to think I was doomed. I only asked questions when I was desperate. Most the responses were pretty rude. I love the fact that everyone here is so considerate. I love this site. I don't know where I'd be without it. I really don't.
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Old 05-14-2005, 01:04 AM   #18
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Is your tap water really bad or something? Some tap water wis just fine. I ran my FO tank with tap water for years. When I started my reef tank I got cyano real bad so I switched to RO/DI water. I have used tap in a pinch though.
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My worst experience would have to be last Christmas morning when we came doen the stairs excited to see what Santa had brought, only to see that about 5 gallons of water had leaked out of the canister filter onto the carpeted floor and into the basement.

Man did that suck.

Next worst experience is the ongoing battle with hair algae that is driving me bananas and making me want to quit altogether.
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My single worst experience was dumping 1/2 a can of sinking pellet into a running system that quickly distributed all of the pellet in, under and between rocks. My ammo hit the roof (and then some). A series of 50-80% water changes was necessary in order to bring our system back into line with reality! It was a tough couple of weeks getting our water quality back under control. Thankfully I haven't been so stupid since then!
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