oh it sure is fun to watch it change i remember when i got into this hobby my first tank was a christmas gift and i always wanted a salt water tank but knew little about them very little nothing actually and the pet store gave my parents gravel substrate well i didnt know so i used that for months i had to buy a hydrometer after trying to figure out how to know my salt level and doing research on that tool in a book, then i found out about live rock pet store didnt tell them about that either lol so i went a month on no live rock and dyeing damsels everyday then i got my live rock which was cool lol then i went on vacation and came back and my tank was a disaster!! so i started over with sand bottom and lots more live rock, after that i bought my bigger tank 55 gal
and started all over next christmas i got my new toy for my tank my lighting system
and so started my first corals and anenomemy first coral a zoanthus green and my anenome a seabae may he rest in peace. and now here i am a big leather toadstool and one small one , one leather tree 3 mushroom corals and two zoanthus colonies and one budding new one and a condy anenome
along the way i can see my mistakes ; the gravel,the rock,the vacation lol,overcrowding, purchase of a seaclone protien skimmer,tank floods, infrewquent water changes, and lots lots more. lol but you cant learn without trying and i look back at my tank now and i feel like its come a long way.