What got you started in SW?

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  1. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    Hey all!

    I'm still doing some research and just personal interest so if anyone would care to chime in and let me/the world know (cus the whole world checks 3Reef now right? or should!) :)

    If you had to name one fish and one coral that made you finally say, "Yeah, I just have to do it." What would the fish responsible be? and what coral was responsible?

    My fish that hooked me, hmmm no pun intended was the Royal Gramma Basslet.

    The Coral was an awesome blue brain coral.

    The RGB made me say I couldn't resist any more and had to have at least a small SW tank.

    what did it for you?

    GreyBeard
     
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  3. Zoanthids21

    Zoanthids21 McKoscker’s Flasher Wrasse

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    My cuzin got me going on it..she just had a stingray in one of her tanks and i was like WOAH!!! i want to do somthing like this!! and then i didnt even know what coral really looked like until i started doing research and saw all the amazing colors and thought, i could own these things !?!?!?!? awsome! haha.
     
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  4. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    LOL I remember those feelings... like what is all that colored stuff?? LOL
     
  5. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    Mine was a Humu-Humu Trigger at my friends house. Then after setting up the aquarium, I found out they are not Reef safe. So I never did get my Humu, But I still love my Reef Tank!
     
  6. Zoanthids21

    Zoanthids21 McKoscker’s Flasher Wrasse

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    Haha
     
  7. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    don't feel bad I don't have a brain yet LOL
     
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  9. Nubz

    Nubz Astrea Snail

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    Snorkeling on the jetties and seeing a French angelfish, also I had wanted a snowflake moray for a while.
     
  10. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    cool! :)
     
  11. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    After having progressed through other areas of the hobby
    coldwater, tropicals, species tanks

    it was the humble Yellow Tailed Blue Damsel that got me to attempt my 1st saltwater set up

    all the freshwater fish I had ever kept up to that date, seemed to pale when compared against the electric blue of the most basic saltwater fish

    when I found out they where ideal beginner fish, easy to keep, feed etc
    that was enough to get me to empty a 4ft tank , and start again with rocks and sand

    1st coral that got me to move that aquarium from FOWLR to a reef, was again a very basic beginner species = GSP , 1st time I saw that, and was told it would be fine in my 4ft with Damsel, clowns, Gramma and a bi colour blenny , I was hooked

    Steve
     
  12. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    funny the damsel and GSP that got you hooked were my first SW fish and coral but not the one's that hooked me... because they were newbie friendly too