Well, I'm new to the forum here but I like what I see- I thought I knew a lot about saltwater tanks until I came here and started reading fluff stuff...now I realize I know almost nothing...
I have more hobbies than I can count but only a couple that I have really stuck with over the years, coin collecting, metal detecting, and fish keeping. Kept FW
fish for about 15-20 years.. guppies and gold fish up to cichlids and most everything in between. Two years ago moved to saltwater- I'll never go back now. I had lots of time to study the cr@p out of the subject because for years my wife wouldn't let me do it (convert to salt water that is
) When I did I had done my research and set up a 29 gallon reef with 150 watt MH
, protein skimmer, and another for mechanical/chemical filtration with carbon... cycled the tank with a bunch of nice LR
. Added fish and corals and everything has been thriving ever since!!! No deaths of any sort.
Last week bought complete SW FOWLR
system (75 gal
) complete with everything for two hundred bucks.. proving to be a challenge though because the people who had it didn't know what they were doing now I have to fix their problems before I can turn it into the tank that I want. It will have to remain a FOWLR
until all the damsels die off or I trade them away...(anybody want some damsels? will trade!!! I have 8)
I find myself of daydreaming A LOT about being able to start a coral "farm". I can't imagine doing anything more fun and environmentaly healthy! Been looking at government grant money to get started but it's slim pickings out there... probably won't ever happen but I bet it would succeed. When I sell my house and move I will be looking to set up my own miniture coral farm for the time being just to play with some new ideas I have and to hopefully offer some corals for sale for a little less than what they normally go for... and to finance my addiction! Looking forward to talking w/everybody on here and learning a lot more- (oh yeah, forgot to mention I get long winded, sorry)