REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum
Happy Throw Back Thursday!
What was your first post on R2R?
Mine was in the Meet & Greet forum introducing myself, boy if only you guys knew to stop me back then
Here was my first post
My name is Zach. I currently reside in Wisconsin. I've been keeping a reef tank for over two years now.
I have a 40 Gallon breeder with an Aqueon Proflex 2 Sump.
I have a mix of SPS, LPS and soft corals.
My corals include:
Reverse Superman Montipora
Jedi Mind Trick Montipora
Red Candy Cap Montipora
Reverse Sunset Montipora
Strawberry Shortcake Acropora
GARF Bonsai Acropora
Red and Purple Mushrooms
Green Star Polyps
Green Tyree Toadstool
For fish I have a pair of Ocillerious Clowns
A 6 Line Wrasse
Orange Spotted Goby
My lighting is a pair of Kessil A360WE's on Kessil's 90 degree mounting arms controlled by a Bluefish LED Controller.
I have a pair of Ecotech Vortech MP10's
A Reef Octopus 110INT skimmer
Any other questions please feel free to ask
These pictures aren't recent, but i'm hoping to upload more this evening.
Oddly enough I kept or probably my parents kept it for me...this tank from around 1963 when 5 and I had goldfish in it. I found it in my parent's garage when I went into the military in 1976. It was an oddly sized 17g.
I recall setting it up around 1990ish when my oldest son was 5 (the same age as when I kept the goldfish in it) Resealed it around maybe 1999, bought some old halide and then another set on tank halide (Current? and looks maybe to be an old AquaClear) at some point until the iron frame started rusting...maybe ~2002 Times sure have changed. Good memories though.
Oldest pic I can find for #TBT (nothing fancy, but throwback for sure). lol.
For #TBT lets see your very first coral. Feel free to show pictures of when you first got it, and what it looks like today (if you still have it)
My first coral was a single head of Hammer Euphyllia
It ballooned up to this
Then after an unfortunate accident, were back down to two heads but growing and splitting fast!
So if you've been in this hobby for any time at all, you've had to deal with tank pests, but most of us have dealt with some really tough ones to crack! For today's #TBT, tell us your first pest horror story... Ya know, the one that had you wanting to throw your tank through a window or burn the house down. Give us the gory details. What did you do to try to beat it, and how did you finally succeed (or not...)?