A lot to blame on a marine aquarium

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  1. jrwdive

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    I'm just starting a tank after a 33 year break. Not at the point of stocking it yet, but aiming at soft corals and fish.

    I have a lot to blame on marine aquariums. First started at school where we had a tank in the wildlife club. We used to go out at weekends and collect fish that died during the week! From there I got into spearfishing, met my wife through a dive buddy and finally ended up manufacturing spearfishing gear and owning a dive shop. Like I said - a lot to blame on a fishtank!

    Since I started on the project I am amazed at the fish I now see while spearfishing. It's easy to get so distracted in deep water that it is a push to make the surface.
     
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    Welcome :)

    That has to be one of the more interesting angles on this hobby ;)
     
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    Welcome to MASA jrwdive :)
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, JWRDive! Great to have you on-board! For me, it was the other way around - I SCUBA dived first, then I wanted to have a wee bit of sea in my lounge! ;)

    I ended up with 2 tanks, with a total water volume of +-1200 litres of water in my lounge! :)
     
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    glad to see somebody else on hear who is not scared of getting their feet wet!!!!! I am thinking now of only putting in fish that I catch. If you ever up near Rbay, let me know and I will show you some of our spots.
     
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    LOL MagMan! Thanks man. I will try and remember that. And no - there's not much in life that scares me. You okes watching the "shark month" documentaries on AnimalPlanet? Started last night..... a full 3 hours of everything about sharks!

    BTW: I have done a lot of the "swimming/diving" with sharks "things". My next goal is to SCUBA dive with tiger sharks.... and then, after that - the Great White....
     
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    I was talking about swimming with goldies and cleaner wrasse, not sharks, lol
     
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    Welcome to MASA jrwdive, hope you enjoy your stay with us. Things have changed quite a bit in 33 years - no more underground filters, bio-balls, ceramic rings, etc. Just good quality live rock, a deep sand bed and good skimmer together with good husbandry.

    Enjoy and keep us updated :wave2:


    Eish, a 33y break? You sound like an old oom :p
     
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    hello JRW:)

    welcome to masa its great to have you on board. it will also be great to help you stop mass murdering the fish you catch on a weekly basis :)

    marines are a wonderful hobby, but they take time and effort. The better you start out, the easier the tank is to maintain, so please take your time, read up on here and ask questions. That way we can help you have a tank thats a joy to maintain and not a pain in the ass! Things have changed drastically in the last five years and the improvments are fantastic, what was done 33 years ago i shudder to think :)

    post all the questions you might have, there truley is no such thing as a stupid question, other than the one you were too shy to ask!

    good luck with the tank:)

    welcome to masa and happy postings :)
     
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    Eish, a 33y break? You sound like an old oom :p

    Yup, I'm having a late life crisis. Better than an affair with your secretary - less politics. Upped my spearfishing as well. I'm now fitter than I have been for about 16 years, but it is still shocking how much effort it is to catch a speciman while freediving.

    I'm really impressed with the forums, especially the DIY which is what mainly takes my attention at the moment. I suppose the other will become more important later when I start stocking the tank.
     
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