How long in the hobby
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:03 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:08 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:41 PM
Like most new hobiest, I was enthralled with this thing of beauty. Anyway, I have been addicted every since. I have evolved into the Laissez Fair reefer. I run low tech systems and enjoy feeding and watching micro fauna and fana.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:28 PM
In it was some live rock (had a few hitchhiker mantis shrimps in it). I don't recall the fish, but I dod remember having to get an arrow crab as bristle worms were deemed bad back then.
At one point I got a baby snow flake eel that eventually got moved to a 29g tank and grew to a nice size until it escaped one night and made it part way across the room and dried up.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:32 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:58 PM
First was a 135 gallon tank. Ghetto rigged lights the guy had rigged from shop lights that had what I thought was the coolest yellow tint. Not reef ready. Learned to hate HOB overflows. Rather die then use one ever again! Had crushed coral and rock that was not reef appropriate. Had a few fish that came with it including a few tangs. Learned that marine fish are light sleepers and turning the light on will cause them to get startled and jump straight out the aquarium on the carpet And man the corals... some not colorful brown button corals and red mushroom hitchhikers on few of the rocks. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd even seen.
Looking at pictures of those first few days and weeks bringing home my 135 gallon was memory lane of ghetto rigging and what not to do
Edited by Jynxgirl, 19 February 2012 - 12:59 PM.
"Bubbles: So, the Big Blue. What's it like?
Nemo: Umm... big... and blue?
Bubbles: I knew it. ." Finding Nemo. - Reason I got into reefin
7ftx30inx30in monster build with all the fix just waiting for me to buy a house.
Current tank = money pit = 20in cube, 18in frag tank plumbed in, aquatic life led, geo calcium reactor, tunze's, eheim return, reefkeeper controller, das recirc skimmer, and the list goes on.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:05 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:22 PM
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:32 PM
Just over 3 years ago my wife and I took our honeymoon to New Zealand and Australia. After diving the Great Barrier Reef I had the bug again, and we got a 29g tank. WIthin a year we completed building out our 90g peninsula tank, and have since swapped out a 29g Biocube with a 34g Solana.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:59 PM
I still have that pair of clowns and yellowtail damsel. They are now in my 29gal.
2 Years ago I got the opportunity to take over Jons 55gal and really started researching what is needed to keep saltwater happy. Found the boards and started frequenting the LFS learning what I could. I personally think my 55 is kicking butt these days, and the 10gal has since moved into a 29gal cube.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:35 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:25 PM
Got my daughter a freshwater setup for Christmas, colors were crap so decided to go reef instead. No turning back.
GHA is the puberty of every tank. Reduce your bioload, feed light, and it will take care of its self. Remember, its in the ocean for a reason.
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