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    In the days of CLEAN

    This is the 1st salt tank I owned. It was set up in the summer of 1983. As you can see .. Things have changed a lot. Back then CLEAN was all that counted.
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    Agreed..

    My First tank.. when Live rock was decoration.. and Big Powerfilters where the way of the time

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    This look like in around when the wet / dry filters with the DLS rolls started turning up in the big retail outlets. How many of those plastic boxes I built I don't even know.

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    Yup...

    I got sucked into the Big deals.. at Big als.. Paid somthing like $500 for a filter system from them... Man i kick myself now!

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    I wish I had pics of some of my first tanks...

    Remember when undergravel filters were a must. Powerheads on each stem. Tank full of heaters, cartridge filters, and clean white dead corals that had to be scrubbed weekly to look good.

    My how we have come a long way.

    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    Wow Robert, that picture brings back a lot of memories. I had tanks that looked like that also. You know, white still looks nice, but we all know live rock is best for us now. Purple's kinda cool too!

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    Sorry to hear you paid that much toooloud. Back then I was building them. 2 units every friday evening after work and selling them saturday mornings at the smaller shops for 200 .. cash. That was how i paid for my activities in the hobbie.

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    reminds me back of my 20L tank in my HS days ('90s). Back when having dead coral skeletons was my idea of beauty. if i say a dead coral skeleton in my tank now, it would be a thing of shame (and remind me that i should stop buying corals that i cant keep alive). - come to think of it, it's probably cheaper to buy them dead than to buy live and watch them die - he he, just kidding, i dont do that.
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    Robert, i'm still looking for a way to pay for my hobbie!
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    hey .. do any of you keep logs on your tank activites? i alway do and find then very handy when things CHANGE in the tank. Helps me discover what went wrong or in most cases .. thank god .. what went right

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