How did you discover reef keeping?

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  1. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

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    How did you discover reef keeping, and how did you get started? Was it Nano-Reef.com, a friend, or a local fish store? What was hard about getting started? What would you have done differently?
     
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  3. Express Reef

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    Was visiting the LFS, wanted to build a massive tank with bala sharks... end up at the marine section... since then I only got REEF on my mind :lol:
     
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    Our daughter, then age 2+ fell in love with Nemo...every weekend we had to visit a LFS...carried on for well over a year and a half...Nemo here and Nemo there...one weekend we just decided..."what the hell" and went for it...
     
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    my most stunning malawi's just couldnt compete with the ugliest of marine fish at the LFS... that was seed planted...
     
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    My girlfriend now wife got me involved. Its a 450lt tank. She now sits and watches me do everything as she now has become a mommy LOL Things I would do different ? I shouldve taken the tank when we got married because now I have to do our tank at home and the one at her parents as they neglected it.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    a family friend started in '85, and it was a 2000L system and ever since then i have been keeping fish, i got my first marine tank in '91,
     
  8. SteveZi

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    this is so funny, because that movie intended to show the keeping and collecting of fish in a bad light.


    for me, it was getting the book Smith's Sea Fishes on my 5th bday.
     
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    hehe i have a copy of it somewhere
     
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    Was visiting the LFS and nemo was hiding in the back corner of the shop, 4 years later i started my first tank. :thumbup:
     
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    and you say i am slow with pics, i atleast run in days and weeks
     
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    got my first fishtank in 1979. . . .was looking for fwd stuff and saw a mandarin at lfs






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    game over!
     
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    Damn you are old :tt2:
     
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    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Did fw since I was 7. 1.5 years ago I thought fresh water and I have to part ways and in came saltwater!!!
     
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    got bored of freshwater
     
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    I don't have a salt tank running YET, but I'm as addicted as a human can possibly be to the wonder of keeping fish...

    My first fish was a 1liter bowl with a goldfish, for my 9th birthday..
    But what actually got me interested in marine tanks was some UK guy's tank thread that I stumbled across, after I read the whole thing I didn't stop thinking about it for months!! :thumbup:
    Here the thread; http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/showthread.php?t=297600

    Also a pet shop in my area had a little tank with two clownfish, and they were one of the most beautiful creatures I had ever seen.
     
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    popped in a pet store and was looking a the FW fish with a mate of mine then I saw a lunar wrasse and boxer shrimp and I was like :eek: .. never knew you could get stuff like that. That same day I searched the net for marine fish and came upon masa, joined and thats that :)
     
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    Atleast i didnt need the lynch mob sent after me to start of post pictures.
     
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    to prove to my wife's cousin wrong
     
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    :lol:
     
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    ish it was a long day btw if u ever get a pabx make sure u have a company that knows what they doing when they install it
     
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