Poll: How Long you been in the Hobby?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Cscultho, Jan 17, 2018.

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  1. 0-1 years

    103 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. 1-5 years

    320 vote(s)
    28.9%
  3. 6-10 years

    212 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. 11-20 years

    227 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. 21-30 years

    125 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. 31-40 years

    66 vote(s)
    6.0%
  7. Over 40 years

    54 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. Cscultho

    Cscultho Active Member

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    I'm curious what the average age and number of years people have been enjoying this amazing hobby? Is the hobby enjoyed more by the younger people......20yr - 30yrs or us older folk 40yrs on up?

    Ive been running SW tanks off and on since 2001 and learn something new each and every day!!
     
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  2. Redsoxclover

    Redsoxclover Member

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    I’m 33. I’ve been in the hobby since 2009. Started with a 55 gallon then moved to a 180 and now 210.
     
  3. LuizW13

    LuizW13 Active Member

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    26M
    8 months total in the hobby

    ;Spiderman
     
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  4. Cscultho

    Cscultho Active Member

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    your a young buck....LOL
     
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  5. 6Bolt

    6Bolt Active Member

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    I'm 37. I've been in the hobby since 2017. I started with a 120 and wished I went with a 300+
     
  6. Jason mack

    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Im 47 .. ive been in this hobby for just over 2 years now ..
     
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  7. LuizW13

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    100% of the time i'm the youngest reefer at the stores.
     
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  8. Cscultho

    Cscultho Active Member

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    I should have mentioned that i am 45M
     
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  9. Cscultho

    Cscultho Active Member

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    Thats great! We are relying on young guys like you to keep the hobby alive and fun.
     
  10. Johniejumbo

    Johniejumbo Active Member

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    I’m 37. Been doing this for 17 years. Love it......... most of the time
     
  11. Chuck Lawson

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    Got my first aquarium (5 gallons of guppies) when I was 7, probably has not been a 6 month period in the 51 years since that I haven't had fish of one kind or another. First SW tank back in the late 80s, alternated back and forth between reef tanks and planted FW thereafter. Sold all of my reef stuff back in 2012 due to a move, just dived back in late last year. Currently running a JBJ 45 and Reefer 450 reef tanks, in the process of setting up a Reefer 250 also, having conclusively decided that the herbie drains in the Reefers are a pain in the a** with planted FW :)
     
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  12. codydemmel4

    codydemmel4 Valuable Member

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    26, 4 years in saltwater
     
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  13. Sierra_Bravo

    Sierra_Bravo Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm 50 chronologically, still 22 mentally, and feel 75 physically most of the time. . . :D

    Going on one year in this hobby.
     
  14. Appaloosa1224

    Appaloosa1224 Active Member Reef Tank 365

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    Just turned 30, been in the hobby for 15 years.
     
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    Instigate Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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  16. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    54 and 24 years in the hobby.
     
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  17. cracker

    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I''m 57 . I rusted out the floor pans in my VW hauling 5 gl buckets of saltwater back from the beach.. I was 16/17 then . That went by FAST
     
  18. Cscultho

    Cscultho Active Member

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    I have a RSR250. What a great setup. I also got started back in the 80's with my dad who introduced me to this great hobby.
     
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    Webslinger Active Member

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    53m been in it since '85
     
  20. Cscultho

    Cscultho Active Member

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    Im really impressed. We have a very diverse group of SW peeps. Nice to see the younger kids enjoying the hobby.
     
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