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Christopher Marks

How were you first introduced to nano reefs?

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plants got boring. google pulled up NR... :)

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to be honest, i may have found gil's site first :x

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actually im kind of like you adinsxq. One day i got bored of freshwater and found Reefcentral and started looking around and found myself in the nano section and to my suprise some of those nano were very attractive and i found a link from RC to NR and yup now im an addict sum what.

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Surfing.....I was researching starting a salt water tank (fish only).........and stumbled upon something much more exciting.

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i wanted to go big (40 gal breeder0 but due to monetary issues decided to go small. little did i know....

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i had started a fowlr and decided that fish were kinda boring after a month or so....so i decided to figure out what kind of creatures i could keep under the stock eclipse lighting....lol. i kept some mushrooms, zoos, gsp, and a condy anemone(until i read up on this site and got rid of him!).

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adinsxq showed me the way. always wanted a reef for the last 10 years, but was scared by the huge price tag and all the equipment (wet dry, skimmer, sump, overflow, lights, etc). nano-reef showed me how to balance the system, so that i could get mostly what i thought i wanted previously. who needs bubble coral when you can get zoanthids.

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I was doing research on a stock which involved nano tech and google sent me here......

 

Then saw brooklynJohnies tank.....

 

The rest is history!!!

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My friend got me into the idea of reef keeping, so I did some research and found Nano-Reef.com and then my true begginings started ;)

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a friend brought me some hermit from his holiday, which lead me to building up a saltwater tank with the only tank i had at home... a 2.5 gallon...

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Actually none of the reasons above did anything for my choice to shift into Nano reefing. I was first turned onto Nano-reefs for three main reasons...

 

Number one: I wanted to keep corals - I have a 75 gl that has been running for about a year now. That being my first attempt at salt water, I rushed in and didnt take into account that some of the fish I was stocking wouldnt take well to a reef environment as they would consume the corals!

 

Number Two: Being a devoted aquarist - I was broke as hell. So naturally when I thought to get another tank for corals and such there was no way I could afford anything bigger than a bloody nano! ( little did I know that it would cost me more deniro in the long run, yaargh!) Savings accounts are for chumps anyhow.. ;)

 

Number Three: The challenge! Having kept my 75 for about a year without any major problems I was getting lax on my interest - it was time to step up the pace and see what else I could get my salt encrusted hands into. Plus, it gave me a good excuse to buy another fish - which would never of fit into my stocked 75 at thas point!

 

Im just waiting for my nano to be full now so I can 'convince' myself that I need to get a wall unit. Which at this pace shouldnt be much longer than a few months... (YAY!)

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I was just surfing for reef-aquaria forums, and found this site. Now I'm hooked ;)

Setting up my first nano right now...

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I actually dont know how I got to this site, hehe. I was just playing around on the net. Found this site and built a nano.

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I used a "Search" button and found exactly what I was looking for :)

 

Found out about nano-reef.com from usenet postings in alt.aquariums.reef or something like that....

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My kid was diagnosed with asthma after rushing him to hospital for the fourth time. The asthma attacks are from alergies. So after trips to specialists he is allergic to anything with fur. He loves animals, we live next to the beach, I surf, hell, reef tank. We were just building our house during all this so I went with a nano-reef. So two years later I can say my kid has not been to the hospital, he is very healthy, our nano-reef is final also healthy after my most recent upgrade.

 

Now wife wants bigger. Also planning on another new house so we will incorporate one into the house this time.

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My wife watched The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and decided that she wanted to keep seahorses. Although the seahorse thing didn't happen, we started our first FOWLER, and now that I've caught the bug, I'm trying to upgrade to reef. We're doing nano cause we live in an apartment.

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I started working at a local fish store and before I knew it I was spending all the money they gave me at my work. Entire pay checks go do the drain regularly. I told my boss that I'll work for coral. LOL.

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All ways wanted a Salt water tank when iwas younger parents said NO to expensive well i went and did it my dam self google and found this site

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at my lfs i saw a great reef tank, it was amazing, that is part of got got me into nano reefing, the other part was when i went to egypt and swam in the red sea...the reef there is AMAZING!!!

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Good friend of mine set up a 15 gal. bowfront and had it stocked pretty well I got tired of just watching him build up the tank and decided to do my own reef. well it is over a year later and my reef is still going and his is a fowler. If he only had the net to check out the boards mabey he would have done better.

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I have been keeping fish all my life. Which really isn't all that long. But i've had salts for about six years, but I had a fish only for four, and for the past two years i've kept a ten gallon with live rock and live sand and a single damsel (who was actually my fist salt fish). When he died I decided to go after what I always wanted in a salt, coral. I only had an anemone before, and I knew almost nothing about coral care. I did a google search and I found NR. Theres alot of aquarium sites out there, i've looked, and this is the best site I have found yet.

 

Now if someone can only start a site like this for cichlids.

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I was in one of my local stores and saw one of the Aqua Vases setup as a reef and I was hooked. Walked out $100 less cash in the pocket and a 6g Via Aqua, salt mix and a bag of live sand. 15 months and 3 Nano's Later.....

 

You know the rest of the story.

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