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View Poll Results: How long has everyone been into the hobby?
Less than a year 4 7.84%
1-2 6 11.76%
3-5 11 21.57%
6-10 7 13.73%
11+ 23 45.10%
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Old 08-01-2002, 10:57 PM   #1
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Just a friendly poll! I personally have been into planted tanks for around 4 years now. And have had tanks for a long time!

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Old 08-03-2002, 11:47 AM   #2
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Its been long 10 years now althought real details and more knowledge came lately
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Old 08-05-2002, 12:14 AM   #3
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Since this morning
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Old 08-05-2002, 12:19 AM   #4
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Just kidding - off and on about 20 years - mostly off.:hehe:
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:49 PM   #5
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Right at 30 years. Started with a 10G that had bright yellow gravel and a bubbling treasure chest. I've gone through many cycles, have over forty tanks at one time in the late 70's, had a saltwater phase that lasted about 10 years, then a cichlid phase, finally the lastest phase and in my estimation the most difficult, planted tanks...about 7-8 years with the last 3-4 being much more serious.
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Old 08-06-2002, 07:20 PM   #6
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I hear you on that, Steve! It seems I've tried just about every type of aquarium but the planted tank has been the most challenging and consquently, the most rewarding. I would like to start another reef tank, but aside from cost, the biggest downside to reef tanks is the small margin for error. I'd like to try a deep living sand bed reef with a refugium and no skimmer, though. I know a few people who are having fantastic success with that method and require very little maintenence.
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Old 08-06-2002, 08:57 PM   #7
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I've been in hobby almost 8 months to the day, and have been planting tanks for the last 4.. Guess, I kinda missed a few steps huh? lol Plastic plants really bother me, since april, all my new tanks, go straight top plants. Maybe not totally, but, always some foilage in there.. Planning a reef right now... Uugh, lol
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Old 08-08-2002, 11:43 PM   #8
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I fell in love with fishkeeping when I was 2-3 years old. I remember feeding our Oscars feeder goldfish.

20 years later and here I am!
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Old 08-13-2002, 11:49 PM   #9
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Going on 40 years in tropical fish and close to ten, trying to achieve a lush Amazon biotope tank.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:30 PM   #10
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I've been in the hobby about 2 and a half years now. I started with a 30g that my parents had stored away. Threw some gravel, driftwood and fish in right away. Now I'm cycling my first dirted 40g planted aquarium. Almost 3 weeks in and I'm loving it. I only want to go bigger!
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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About 40 years in the aquarium hobby. Planted tanks on and off through out the years. This forum and modern styles of planted tanks is new to me.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #12
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Talk about digging up a relic.
12 years since the last post.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:28 AM   #13
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Well since it's here, I was in the hobby as a child. Now that I'm married and somewhat financially stable I have gotten back into it with two tanks.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:28 AM   #14
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About 20 years but with long interruptions.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:41 AM   #15
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About 44 years.
8 years old I was raising mollies and guppies.
At 10 raising convict cichlids in multitudes.
Every LFS would buy them, 10 year old income you know.

28 year gap at present, just got a new tank.
Guy wanted everything removed from his house, I took it.
Been wanting to restart for about a decade.
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