What got you started in SW?

Discussion in 'General Reef Topics' started by greybeard, Nov 27, 2010.

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  1. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    cool! thanks for sharing ducati
     
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  3. BoBo65

    BoBo65 Torch Coral

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    wow sounds like quite the undertaking for your first fish :eek:
     
  4. Guy

    Guy Spaghetti Worm

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    My neighbor got me interested I'm mating biology when I was 10 years old. :) he had an Achilles Tang, and a Red Open Brain Coral that spiked my interest.
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The clown trigger was the fish that got me thinking about salt water tanks. The colors of the rest of the fish didn't hurt either. No coral really got me. Just sort of slid into to reef keeping as a challenge.
     
  6. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    I had no idea back then they were "difficult". And back then they REALLY were, because they were WC, full of cooties and mainly took live food.

    But I did it.... 15 years later and I still keep them.
     
  7. fischkid2

    fischkid2 Dirty Filter Sock

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    The devil. The Devil got me into this hobby!! That and diving. i wanted the ocean in my house :/
     
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  9. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    LOL finally the whole truth! :)
     
  10. greybeard

    greybeard Skunk Shrimp

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    Yeah, 15 years ago they were a whole nuther level of dang near impossible. Glad you stuck in there and still enjoy them!
     
  11. salt4me

    salt4me Skunk Shrimp

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    Looking on line at F&S freshwater and seen the saltwater section. Took me over a year to get the nerve up to try it. Was going to do a fish only but the live rock i bought at LFS had GSP, purple mushrooms, and other soft corals on them already. So went head first into reef.
     
  12. Nor_Cal_Guy

    Nor_Cal_Guy Gigas Clam

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    The more I think about it, I must have just needed a place to practically burn money, and I found it, LFS.

    I have had 11 different SW tanks...

    1g, 5g, 8g, 12g, 18g, 29g, 34g, (2) 55g, 72g, 75g.. geez!