Oh my!!! How much you have grown...

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Jaco Schoeman, 4 Feb 2011.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Geez guys...

    Just looked through photos of my old tank, and realised where I started out in this hobby and how little knowledge I had back then vs. now...

    This thread is your chance to post some "back in the day" photos and share some stories on where you were then, and where you are now... ;) Post as many photos as you can...





    Here is mine...

    I remember setting this up just a few days after my son was born in January 2009. I had kept a reef tank for about a month then, but we moved, so this really was the first attempt:

    THEN (2009):

    I had no idea what a SPS, LPS or softie was. No idea about what fish could go together and what not. Did not know about a DSB, and algae do what? Got exited with this red stuff growing on my "gravel" too.

    FTS:

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    Sump: (if you can call it one... hehehehe)

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    YES THAT IS A CANISTER FILTER WITH CERAMIC RINGS IN IT!!!

    Back then, I caught pods out my tank cause I thought they were lice... We also referred to tube worm growing out the LR as "little palm trees"...

    I was even the idiot victim of a "beautiful" snow white nennie (bad on me!!!)

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    NOW (2011):

    Now, I have an indepth knowledge of bacteria dosing and how they operate, lighting, feeding, biological filtration, what to keep and what not. I know at the drop a coin exactly what is wrong with my and other tanks and know exaclty how ti fix it (most of the time anyway...) I keep a dedicated NPS tank which is somehting very few reefers even attemp thanks to my knowledge. And I must give all this thanks to MASA really!!! You okes have helped me become so much more in quite a short period of time... KUDOS MASA MEMBERS!!!


    Current FTS:

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    SUMP:

    My sectret...

    Nah, just joking, I just do not have an updated photo at all.

    But, always know that we learn every day, and you will never know it all, so just keep on asking and open yourself up towards learning new things!!!
     
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  3. Francois

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    My first tank (excluding the 500L I took over from my brother). But basically setup about the same time.

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    Early in December
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    Latest system
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  5. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Wow Riaan, that looks great man. Do you mind taking us a photo of the left part of the tank - I wanna see that scaping a bit closer... It looks quite nice.
     
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    will do, need to clean front glass first :whistling:
    over the weekend then...
     
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    Nice thread Jaco.

    This was my first Skimmer....lol

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    And my 1st attempt at Reefkeeping, lava rock etc etc:

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    And how could I forget my old Faithfull:

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    And the day I almost lost my Nennie:

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    Too shy to post pics of my Old Sump :blush: :lol:
     
  8. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Come on Sean... Your can't be worse than mine... I actually had the canister as sole filtration in the beginning...

    We showed you ours, now show us yours man!! ;)
     
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    Wow dude, your current FTS is stunning!
     
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    Jaco your latest pics look very good
     
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    Where is the pic, almost midweek already.:1:
     
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