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QOTD: What got you into this hobby?

I've always wanted to do a SW tank. Finally took the plunge. I love learning new things, and building the setup each time is almost more fun/interesting than after it's up and running.
 

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What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
Tell us your craziest mistake!
 

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I'll start off. As I mentioned earlier, my first and favorite fish was a porcupine puffer that was about 4-5" long. I put it in a 36 gallon bowfront tank, which is basically a 20 long with a gut on it....yeah. It didn't work out so well and I lost the fish. I was upset for a while after he was gone.
 

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Question Of The Day:
What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
Tell us your craziest mistake!
Do we have to pick one??? OK... two words... black sand.
 

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Thinking that I could go 6 hours without power and doing nothing to my tank. With no water flow everything starve the oxygen and died
 

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Not fully understanding what corals needed what. We all hear that kenya tree and xenia are super easy but they thrive in dirty water. I have no idea how I brought them both back to life but they definitely are not easy! Everything takes understanding and stability to some degree.
 

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Question Of The Day:
What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
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Bought a expensive fish and afraid it would die in QT. Then, put the fish directly to the DT. A few days later, ich were on all the fishes
 

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Question Of The Day:
What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
Tell us your craziest mistake!
Definitely not watching a video on what the heck a sump was.... had a big head after 8 months of success with an AIO but crashed pretty quick after assuming I knew how a sump worked
 

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Question Of The Day:
What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
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When I let ich into my tank and lost everything
 

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Question Of The Day:
What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
Tell us your craziest mistake!
My biggest mistake was moving to quickly through cycling my tank, which resulted in dinos.
 

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Question Of The Day:
What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
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Putting a clownfish in freshwater and not doing water change.
 

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Biggest mistake was no quarantine tank set up in the early going
 

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Question Of The Day:
What got you into this hobby?

How/when did your reefing mania begin?
I grew up 20 minutes for the Gulf of Mexico and I am have always loved aquatic species. Grew up with freshwater tanks so it was a natural progression I guess. First tank was a 45g long and I would have to travel to Houston to the LFS there and that is when i saw corals that popped that I knew I was hooked.
 

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Question Of The Day:
What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

We've all do some crazy things at some point, especially when we were noobs ;Facepalm
Tell us your craziest mistake!
Biggest mistake well there are a few. First biggest mistake listening to the LFS guy about coral care and not doing my own research and reading. Second biggest mistake being impatient and rushing things.
 

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QOTD: What's the biggest mistake you've made as a reefer?

Not dipping corals, introducing flatworms, and then using Flatworm Exit. The process nuked the tank; ended up losing a number of corals and fish. It was a painful couple weeks.
 

Do you think that live rock is more beneficial in sump than it is in the main display tank?

  • In the sump

    Votes: 47 12.9%
  • In the display

    Votes: 146 40.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 55 15.2%
  • Not sure

    Votes: 115 31.7%
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