I started my first SW
tank in 1995 while I was in college. It was a great conversation peice and it sure did impress the ladies!
My bigest mistake was not doing any research back then. I used a substrate called dolamite and knew nothing of LR
. I overstocked and killed a lot of fish due to my impatence and inexperience. After I graduated I moved around a bit so my tank ended up dry in my parent's basement. Long story short, boy meets cool girl, boy marries cool girl, boy and girl finially buy a house and boy restarts his tank. This time I did a lot of research. It started as FO
, then FOWLR
and now a reef. It has been a work in progress and going for close to two years now. I never could have done it without my friends here at AA!