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Returning to the hobby!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:07 pm
by KEC96
Hello all! It has been quite a while since I last visited these parts. I started my real fascination with fish back when I was 13 or 14. I'm 21 now and it has been a very long time since I've kept fish. When I was younger I had a tendency not to do things correctly when it came to fish keeping. My parents didn't really understand the process and I'd end up overstocking freshwater tanks and tanks weren't usually properly cycled before fish came into the picture. As I got older and read about the process, I stopped wanting to own tanks out of the understanding that to do the sort of tanks I wanted (reef aquariums namely), I'd need a lot of money, time, space, and I'd need to have the patience and energy to commit to that. Of course, freshwater tanks required that too. In either case, for years I let my interest fall to the back of mind.
To make a long story short I have gotten the bug back and I'm itching to build my reef tank but I know even now, it remains years in the future. So in the meantime I'm going to plan, research, and talk with people who understand my fascination. I'm glad to be back in the TFH community, I remember reading magazine after magazine in junior high. A family friend who was very involved in the hobby, with a reef tank of his own, introduced me to the hobby with what must have been over a hundred issues of the magazine. Though I've since gotten rid of those, I never lost my intense interest in the hobby - it just went dormant :D Nice to meet all of you, looking forward to seeing you around the forums!

Re: Returning to the hobby!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:49 pm
by Freshwater Tropic
:welcome: Welcome to the Forum :welcome:

Glad to have ya here. Where ya from? I think you'll find plenty of good people & plenty of great info here. It's a wonderful hobby to get involved with. I find it to be very relaxing. Even when doing maintenance. I find that it really helps me disconnect from the outside world & connect a little with nature.

Re: Returning to the hobby!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:52 pm
by KEC96
I'm from southwest Florida! I'm excited to jump in with you guys, and I agree wholeheartedly with your point on relaxation. I love observing a nice aquarium set up and I can't wait to have one of my own again to maintain and observe over the years :)

Re: Returning to the hobby!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:41 am
by ScottFish
Welcome! When I returned to this hobby I also joined this forum and learned a lot.

Re: Returning to the hobby!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:00 am
by Freshwater Tropic
Nice! ScottFish and I both are from Florida as well!

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