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Old 11-16-2004, 08:23 PM   #11
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One year, 2 months.

Biggest mistake, learning about ich the hard way (not qt'ing, he LOOKS healthy), having to put all my fish in a tiny qt tank and treating them for a month while my display tank ran fallow.

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Old 11-16-2004, 10:53 PM   #12
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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 or LS. 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! Lando

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Dolamite....lol. That brings back memories of my first tank. That, undergravel filters and using a big crab to cycle were the state of the art back then.
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Old 11-16-2004, 11:34 PM   #14
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almost 1 year and spending over 2 thousand bucks on a 20g when i was allowed to go bigger

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