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Marine Aquariums

To start out with I have been into Marine Aquariums for over 30 years. When I started back in the mid 70,s I had a 55gallon show tank. Started with small fish at first that was a little boring to me, so I then went into predators now that was a little more exciting. As they grew bigger I got close to one particular fish in the tank he was a Red belly Pacu, I bought him when he was no bigger then a silver dollar. It seemed that this fish would actually know when I was home, when ever he saw me he would start going back in forth in the tank until I came over to pay attention to him.

At this point he would follow me from one end of the tank to the other, but that was not all I could put my hand in the tank and he would rub against me and go between my fingers playing with me. After awhile he was the only fish in the tank cause he got too big and knocked off all of the others. I then trained him to lay in my hand, even when he was hungry he never would bite me.

But then one day when I came home from work I was saddened when I saw him out of the tank just laying on the floor dead. The only thing I could figure out was that he got to playing going back and forth and jumped out by accident. That was the end of my fresh water experience.

Then I started researching more on marine aquariums I noticed that the fish were so much vivid in color that I just had to get one started right away. To my surprise it was not an easy chore to get done right away. Back in the late 70's the equipment was far from perfect, most of it came from foreign company's with out instructions or very little info at that.

But I pushed on started setting it up got the water in, now that was a task cause back then you had to mix the saltwater mixture with regular water and test it daily for almost 3 months before I could put my first fish in, which was starter hardy starter fish like damsels. At this point my marine aquarium was up and running. I went to my neighborhood fish store and I was like a kid in a candy store buying berthing that caught my eye. That was a big financial mistake cause a lot of them died soon after. So I started doing research to put the right fish together in my aquarium. That was the ticket cause almost all survived for quite awhile.

Until I saw a Moray eel at my local store and just had to have it. That was a very bad mistake after awhile cause as he got bigger I noticed less fish in the aquarium and he was getting fat. Then he started arranging the tank the way he wanted it to be and that was very ugly, sooty to say after that I just shut it down and left my hobby for at least 15 years. That's when I started up my reef aquariums.


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