New reefer, former freshwater keeper

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Hello, I’m Mandy. Joining this hobby with my husband. We had freshwater fish about 20 years ago with Cichlids and Pacu in a 120 gallon. Total tankwreckers when they got big, LFS bought them for good money! We moved and did not set up anything new until now, and decided this time to go with saltwater.

My husband spent a great deal of time researching the hobby before purchasing anything. I learned through osmosis and he must have done something right to get me to agree. ;)

We have a 65 gallon and a 73 gallon tank in our living room. We spend most of our evenings here staring at the tanks or doing more research. A few other tanks such as QT, interesting critters, and other water stuff hubby handles. He must have an eye for the rockwork, or lucky, lots of cool routes for fish to swim and stick some coral.

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Did you start off in the reef hobby buying used equipment? Do you still use pre-owned equipment? (Choose all that apply)

  • Yes, I did start off with some used equipment. It made getting everything going easier!

    Votes: 137 39.8%
  • Yes, I did start off with some used equipment, but it was a mistake I won't make again.

    Votes: 18 5.2%
  • I still buy used equipment! It's a helpful way to save money in this hobby!

    Votes: 106 30.8%
  • Nope! Everything I used to get started was new! And I'm glad I started with all new stuff!

    Votes: 85 24.7%
  • Nope! Everything I used to get started was new! But, I should've looked around for used options!

    Votes: 35 10.2%
  • I still only buy new equipment! Lots of problems avoided that way!

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