So Here’s My Story!
The Beginning of our Fish Adventure
It all began on our honeymoon (4 years ago in Sept.) when we bought a 55 gal
) tank that was funded by the dollar dance from our wedding reception. LOL, not only was he my new husband but my pimp; for dances that is, don’t get the wrong Idea.
Soon, that 55 gal
tank spread like wildfire into 14 FW
tanks! We had tanks everywhere: the kitchen, the dining room, even our bedroom. Along with ALL the tanks, we had 3 dogs (big ones) and a bird. I was living in a Zoo and with a baby on the way too!
In Feb. of 2005 I was laid off from my job and we moved to Sumerduck, VA. A.K
.A. DuckTown (where I grew up). But space in the new place was limited, so I told Allen he would have to limit the amount of fish tanks. Btw, our bird died. Note of advice, don’t keep them near a drafty window in the cold months.
The Saltwater Adventure
Once our son (Zack) was about 5 or 6 months old, he fell in love with the Disney movie Nemo. At the time it was the only thing on TV that he would even pay attention to. Allen and I were talking about maybe doing a little SW
tank with a Nemo in it for Zack. My dad overheard us talking about it and told us that since it was for Zack he would help fund the project So off my hubby was to research how to do a SW
tank. We bought a 72 gal
. bowed front tank, and Allen built an AMAZING oak stand for it. We started with the sand and water of course, then added live rock one at a time (cause you know that stuff isn’t cheap). After having everything set up for a while, we started getting a few fish. Damsels, because we heard they were the best to start with even if you didn’t plan on keeping them. Which we didn’t, except for the Blue Velvet Damsel my In-Laws got for us when they came for a visit one time. Mr. Blue Velvet is a real mean sucker, so he started the expansion of the SW
world I now live in. The next addition to the SW
world came about because some of our corals were starting to get too big for the 72 gal
tank. So, a started a 55 gal
frag tank and now we sell/trade the frags from there.
I’ve gone through many waves… Sometimes I hate the fish tank thing then other times I really like it. There was even a point where I felt like I had totally lost my husband to the finned creatures. He spent more time messing with the tanks then he did me. Now, I’ve gotten more involved and am actually starting to really learn things and like it besides the fact that it’s pretty to look at.
You can click the Our Current Adventure Link in my Signature to know what we are up to now.