Where did you learn how to keep a reef aquarium?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Jan 22, 2007.

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Where did you learn how to keep a reef aquarium?

  1. Local Fish Stores.

    9 vote(s)
    17.0%
  2. The Internet.

    25 vote(s)
    47.2%
  3. Books.

    16 vote(s)
    30.2%
  4. Magazines.

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. A Friend taught me.

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. All of the above

    22 vote(s)
    41.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Blade_Runner

    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    A little of everything.
    Over the years I have basically migrated from fresh, to FO show tanks, to FOWLER, to reef. Until recently I didn't know too many local reefers, but you guys are my friends so I still got to check all of the above. :)
     
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  3. Noble

    Noble Astrea Snail

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    West Seattle
    I have learned the vast majority of my knowledge from the great 3reef. Without everyone here asking and answering such great questions my tank would be a soupy mess.
     
  4. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    Montreal, QC,Quebec
    Started out with books (the internet wasnt what it is now back then... no 3reef) then became friends with a guy that managed the SW section of my LFS (that was 12 years ago, man im old) But for the past couple of years its been the internet and mostly 3reef. I have a couple of books that i still use but im quick to jump on 3reef for anything that i need.

    Thanks Matt for doing a great job on this site ;D

    Marc.
     
  5. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    HERE if I didn't win that frag raffle 3 years ago I still might be breeding discus.

    Thanks Matt
     
  6. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Damn, I remember that and the nano giveaway and guess what? I am still jealous!! Post some new pictures when you get a chance ;D

    Jim

    Thanks Matt!!
     
  7. TheDuck

    TheDuck Fire Worm

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    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    Well, my wife and I have had fres water tanks in the past and had some really lovely oscars.

    This time, she decided to go with a salt tank like she had before I met her. She brought her experience to the table, but that info was almost 15 years old. So much has changed over the years, she's really amazed.

    The first thing I did, was to look for a salt water forum and I found 3reef. everyone here has been really helpful and I have learned a lot in a very short period of time. One day, I might have enough info to help someone else.
     
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  9. chetrod

    chetrod Peppermint Shrimp

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    Tampa, FL,Florida
    My Uncle always had a fish tank going. I used to hang out with him all the time so he inpired me to do the same. He is in chicago and we talk everyweek in reference to the tanks. Any question we need more input on are answered by none other than 3reef.
     
  10. Tanked001

    Tanked001 Astrea Snail

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    It started getting info from my LFS but they weren't much help... seemed as they wanted me to fail so they can sell me more stuff... But then I got alot of help from a friend once I was up and running steady I started using the net for most of my info.... 3reef has been good to me
     
  11. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

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    +Urban_s! I think I realize now how little I knew when I started this. 3Reef has been a HUGE part of my education. Thanks, Matt and everyone!