How Did You Discover Nano Reef Keeping?
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:36 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:46 PM
Yeah I did puffers for a really long time. Then I just came across a thread on how-to make a Nano Reef! After asking my neighbor for some glass, I made my first tank. Sheesh that tank was a failure
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:48 PM
Probably being high on the internet.
That's how lots of things seem to happen.
Also probably why I can't remember.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:49 PM
Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:24 PM
How did you discover nano 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?
Recently discovered it in a book at the PetSmart I work(ed) at: The Nano-Reef Handbook by Chris Brightwell. Piqued my interest, so I bought the book and now have many other books on saltwater tanks. I've always loved aquariums and animals in general, but considering I'm a poor college kid in a tiny dorm, I think it'll be a while before I can get a real tank (I have a little betta right now, that's all I can indulge in). Anyway, continuing my research, hopefully this forum will help =)
Obviously I haven't gotten started yet. I'm currently profiling as many marine fish as I can with information from as many reliable sources as I can gather. Hopefully that and compiling lists of highly rated equipment, supplements, foods, etc. will help me avoid major mistakes when I do begin. Again, hopefully this forum can help when I get to that point!
Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:35 PM
If you were into the puberty phase, you'd be a ####ing neckbeard. Get out of here you ####ing tween #### ##### ass mother####er stupid ##### bastard ####er chicken leg pride rally supporter. Get out of here with your poverty opinions you ####ing ice cream sandwich stupid #### ##### alter ego reported for harassing me and I messaged the FBI and I left Obama a voicemail and wrote a postcard to your parents.
Enjoy not posting you giant neckbeard looooser.
Do you even logic?
thanks jen. i have him on ignore so i don't get sick whenever he's craving attention. kazooie, to be honest the world would be better off without you and your parents will actually be happy when they discover you lifeless in the bathtub with slit wrists. HTH
Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:43 PM
And as a 12 yr old with no money to fund my project, I also failed horribly.
I was going for a fish only with dead coral; live rock and sand was something I had never heard of nor was suggested to me at that time. I ended up with some crushed coral, activated carbon, and a single tiny piece of bleached coral that i could actually afford, and a couple damsels. The fish were dead and the tank was slimey in less than month.
Fast forward 15 years, to an older, wiser, richer self purchasing live rock a the LFS for round 2 in a 12 gal Eclipse tank (I continued to keep small freshwater tanks during this time). Upon telling the employee what I was going to attempt, he exlcaimed "Oh cool! So your setting up a Nano?" Much to my surprise, what considered a huge mistake 15 years ago, is now quite popular.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:34 PM
On the side of my wall on facebook has been this add for this cool jellyfish thing. I clicked on it out of curiosity. I thought it was neat, but overpriced. But I read about it and was surprised at how much things have advanced in the salt water arena since my failed efforts way back when. I still had no intention of giving it a go again....no room for a huge fish tank. But I was interested and each web page led to another web page and another and I started reading about the nano cube and this other one I forget the name of. It is small enough for my space and has all kinds of things that weren't available to me in my previous attempt. I became obsessed with researching and reading and decided I would give it another attempt. I remember bits about my previous failure and from what I've read now, my main problem was inappropriate fish for the size of the tank and not waiting long enough for the tank to cycle. Who knew? This time I plan on taking my sweet time about it and reading buckets about anything before I put it in the tank. I also didn't have a quarantine tank last time, and that was another unwitting mistake.
So, here's hoping I can turn a previous failure into success. I think I'll be coming to this forum a lot.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:36 PM
I wish this site had a way of showing how many hours (or weeks in my case) you have been logged on since creating your account! That would truly show me how I have no life! LOL
Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:46 PM
This is a dangerous hobby. So addicting I am not sure if I'll be able to get out