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maddmaxx
07/14/2013, 07:20 PM
This is for anyone to post older tanks they had before eventual upgrades ...

My 125g mixed reef before hurricane Sandy took it , boooooo...
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq179/grubsnaek/phone263.jpg (http://s445.photobucket.com/user/grubsnaek/media/phone263.jpg.html)

this is an very old shot of that same 125 yrs before...
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq179/grubsnaek/1122091634.jpg (http://s445.photobucket.com/user/grubsnaek/media/1122091634.jpg.html)

40B...
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq179/grubsnaek/0428022151.jpg (http://s445.photobucket.com/user/grubsnaek/media/0428022151.jpg.html)

29g...
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq179/grubsnaek/IMAG0180.jpg (http://s445.photobucket.com/user/grubsnaek/media/IMAG0180.jpg.html)

20L...
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq179/grubsnaek/1122091748.jpg (http://s445.photobucket.com/user/grubsnaek/media/1122091748.jpg.html)

and an old 5g I had on my desk for yrs...
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq179/grubsnaek/0428022149.jpg (http://s445.photobucket.com/user/grubsnaek/media/0428022149.jpg.html)

maddmaxx
07/14/2013, 07:22 PM
Please other ppl post pics of their old tanks that they either took down, sold, lost, upgraded and broke down, etc etc...

just keep in mind. these are for tanks we no longer have....

maddmaxx
06/25/2016, 10:23 PM
I thought this was a good concept 3yrs ago. still do, lets see if anyone jumps on now lol

maroun.c
06/26/2016, 12:33 AM
I'll play,
my first tank 80 G 1998-2005

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/maroun.c/My%20Tank/tank-feb-03.jpg

150 G setup in 2008
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm185/mcaqua150g/Tank%20Views/DSC_8932.jpg

2010 after a move and before being taken down for an upgrade.
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm185/mcaqua150g/Tank%20Views/DSC_8367.jpg

Apercula
06/26/2016, 03:33 AM
75g softy reef, last fts before a heat related crash.
April 2011, overheated May 2011
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/fts4-2.jpg (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/fts4-2.jpg.html)

January 2010, at what I consider its best.
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/1-15-10fts.jpg (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/1-15-10fts.jpg.html)
A little bit of hair algae on the powerheads but otherwise mostly healthy and happy.

Alexraptor
06/26/2016, 07:27 AM
My 10g Mandarin Tank before the light fried on my 2x 10gallon setup.
After that I just decided it was cheaper to upgrade to a 25g and get a smaller and stronger light.
http://aquatic.alexraptor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/LassieTankCaulerpa.jpg

My very first reef, 15 gallons:
http://aquatic.alexraptor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/tanknow.jpg

The tank was pretty old and cracked so I ended up upgrading to a panorama 16 gallon tank, and this is what it looked like at its height before it completely crashed, an event I attribute to the use of tap water.
http://aquatic.alexraptor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/reeftank09-29-07.jpg

Andrew D
06/26/2016, 06:50 PM
my 150G before I upgraded to a 350G about 3 years ago, and before I took the plunge into sps...

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag145/AD991/IMG_2491_zps4987da9d.jpg (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/AD991/media/IMG_2491_zps4987da9d.jpg.html)

vitodog
06/27/2016, 07:46 AM
Has anyone noticed that just about all of the tanks submitted contain almost all LPS/Softies? Just goes to show how keeping SPS is still a relatively new phenomenon in the hobby.

Bent
06/27/2016, 08:26 AM
Photographs weren't invented yet when I had my first ones...

kelrn98
06/28/2016, 03:45 PM
My first reef tank...2005ish
http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv190/kelrn98/100_4123.jpg (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/kelrn98/media/100_4123.jpg.html)

Lets just say i had sufficient nitrates to support luscious chaeto growth... Check out the old tunze skimmer, lol.

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv190/kelrn98/100_3910.jpg (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/kelrn98/media/100_3910.jpg.html)

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv190/kelrn98/100_3904.jpg (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/kelrn98/media/100_3904.jpg.html)

mark54321
06/28/2016, 09:29 PM
My first tank 2010

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7486/27358272814_ab1c6a1f16_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HFyimS)my first tank (https://flic.kr/p/HFyimS) by Mark Mikina (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

ca1ore
06/28/2016, 10:26 PM
Has anyone noticed that just about all of the tanks submitted contain almost all LPS/Softies? Just goes to show how keeping SPS is still a relatively new phenomenon in the hobby.

In part that's because, here in the US at least, it was illegal to collect and sell SPS until, what 2005. Something like that. Oh, and here's my reef, circa 1988-1990.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2578766

Peter Eichler
06/29/2016, 12:51 AM
In part that's because, here in the US at least, it was illegal to collect and sell SPS until, what 2005. Something like that. Oh, and here's my reef, circa 1988-1990.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2578766


No it wasn't, "SPS" have been legal to collect and sell since the hobby started. Some of us successfully kept SPS over 20 years ago.

Joe Kelley
06/29/2016, 06:47 AM
98 - 2004
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/4/aquarium
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/4/aquarium_album/photo2.jpg

vitodog
06/29/2016, 07:40 AM
In part that's because, here in the US at least, it was illegal to collect and sell SPS until, what 2005. Something like that. Oh, and here's my reef, circa 1988-1990.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2578766

Thank you for the history lesson calore. I did not know that. I have been in the hobby since 1986 and the only corals available at that time were LPS, mushrooms and some paly's. I don't even recall hearing the term SPS. Now I know why. Thanks again.

Alexraptor
06/29/2016, 01:56 PM
I think it more has to do with the learning curve of SPS, and most of us starting with softies and moving on to LPS before finally, when we feel we are ready, taking the plunge into the world of SPS.

CHSUB
06/29/2016, 03:00 PM
1999-2005

pics is 2003, with 5-6 sps. not illegal!!

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b606/CHSUB/Picture%20029_zpsfm65hnj2.jpg (http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/CHSUB/media/Picture%20029_zpsfm65hnj2.jpg.html)

ca1ore
06/29/2016, 03:46 PM
98 - 2004
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/4/aquarium
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/4/aquarium_album/photo2.jpg

Hmmn, maybe mistaken I am .....

When did you first start buying SPS from LFS?

vitodog
06/29/2016, 06:25 PM
I think it more has to do with the learning curve of SPS, and most of us starting with softies and moving on to LPS before finally, when we feel we are ready, taking the plunge into the world of SPS.

I respectfully disagree. I think it had more to do with the technology available at the time.

Peter Eichler
06/29/2016, 09:59 PM
Hmmn, maybe mistaken I am .....

When did you first start buying SPS from LFS?

I kept my first SPS in the late 80's with some success and had seen various Acropora and Montipora at one Chicago wholesaler in particular throughout the late 80's and early 90's. Porites has been in the hobby as far back as I can remember, and probably as far back as the early days of the hobby. Live porites with dusters was one of the early staples. Overwhelmingly these perished by the time they made it to a LFS and typically shortly after arrival at the wholesaler if they made it that far. It probably wasn't until the mid 90's that SPS started popping up at a few select LFS's and by the late 90's there were some aquacultured corals available through places like the Tropicorium in Michigan.

Peter Eichler
06/29/2016, 10:06 PM
I respectfully disagree. I think it had more to do with the technology available at the time.

Many of us could fairly easily take items from early in the reef hobby and have SPS thrive. Old powerheads, air driven protein skimmer and some 4300k or 5500k metal halides would do the trick. Better shipping practices, better holding facilities, and understanding the importance of maintaining calcium and alkalinity were the big leaps towards success of SPS in my opinion. Better protein skimmers, better pumps and better lighting just made it easier for the less advanced hobbyist.

tank121
06/29/2016, 10:31 PM
2004
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d191/nelsen121/DSC_0091.jpg (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/nelsen121/media/DSC_0091.jpg.html)
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d191/nelsen121/89426d11.jpg (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/nelsen121/media/89426d11.jpg.html)
2005
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d191/nelsen121/DSC_0011.jpg (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/nelsen121/media/DSC_0011.jpg.html)

vitodog
06/30/2016, 11:29 AM
I think it more has to do with the learning curve of SPS, and most of us starting with softies and moving on to LPS before finally, when we feel we are ready, taking the plunge into the world of SPS.

My apologies Alexraptor, of course any new technology would also be considered part of a leaning curve. I think I was tired when I read your post. And of course I agree with you.

lespaul339
06/30/2016, 02:37 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/lespaulplayer/20140520_120445_zpshtrusccm.jpg

My 56 gallon before my upgrade to the 150 gallon.

CHSUB
06/30/2016, 02:57 PM
a thought.....almost ever tank pictured has a hippo tang in a "smallish" tank!!!

C.Eymann
06/30/2016, 03:01 PM
2004 (Jr year of highschool) skimmerless , 58galRR
http://i.imgur.com/ahLSga7l.jpg


2007 ish? (college) same tank, switched to SPS, still no skimmer, yanked the sand
Beer fund> skimmer fund
http://i.imgur.com/YfLO9HGl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0lVeHdzl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lB3smKQl.jpg


Same tank (reset due to kalkwasser crash) pretty sure this was around 2011 or so.
http://i.imgur.com/hfcoGkIl.jpg

lespaul339
06/30/2016, 03:08 PM
a thought.....almost ever tank pictured has a hippo tang in a "smallish" tank!!!


I actually never wanted a blue hippo. I took him out of pity. My friend had him in a 29 gallon tank, and got out of the hobby and I got him given to me since my tank was bigger. He was only in there shortly before my upgrade to my 150 gallon. Sadly, I lost both the yellow and hippo to an ich outbreak introduced from adding an invert clean up crew. Lesson learned. Now I quarantine everything wet before it goes into my DT!

Joe Kelley
06/30/2016, 09:32 PM
From LFS? Probably 97 but were colonies etc. Best were frags from locals.

Hmmn, maybe mistaken I am .....

When did you first start buying SPS from LFS?

Squampton
07/01/2016, 03:41 AM
2008. Was only up and running 6 months or so, never got to finish it or really do much. Right after it was set up, I became ill so had to tear it down and sell it.

Was a 40B.

I've since downgraded to a 10 gallon, max the landlord will allow.

maddmaxx
07/01/2016, 12:41 PM
wow, was not expecting to jump on and see all the responses..keep them coming...

sirreal63
07/01/2016, 12:45 PM
My original 29 with 220 watts of PC's over it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/salttank6.jpg

The first of 3 58 Oceanics
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/58-3-10-1.jpg
The 125, it was very hard to photograph with a crappy camera.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/125/1257-15ftsrs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/125/1257-15es1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/125/1257-15ls.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/125/1257-15ctr-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/125/1257-15rs.jpg

The 110 Pentagon, same crappy camera. :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/110%20DSA%20Pentagon/Build%20Pics/DSCF1997.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v362/sirreal63/110%20DSA%20Pentagon/Corals/DSCF2403_zps2373ba3b.jpg

I also had many planted tanks over the years, which were far more work than the reefs were. There were several other reefs, but I spent 5 years having to move for my job almost yearly, tanks in those years were not in great condition. The 110 Pentagon is down while I am building our house and I am not even sure if I will set it up again.

droth335
07/01/2016, 04:43 PM
Here is our 210 from 2011 about a month before it sprang a leak and we had to rehome all livestock until we set up our current tanks.

http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad73/droth335/DSC_0002.jpg

C.Eymann
07/01/2016, 05:35 PM
wow, was not expecting to jump on and see all the responses..keep them coming...

Why were you surprised? Addictions have history. :D

Beautiful former tanks everyone!

Flippers4pups
07/01/2016, 06:15 PM
353550

My first tank, 75g Circa 1993.

AugustWest
07/01/2016, 09:24 PM
My old 125 Gallon. Ran from 2000-2010

bwhit1406
07/01/2016, 09:38 PM
1st Saltwater tank 2008 - 2011
http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/bwhit1406/029.jpg (http://s752.photobucket.com/user/bwhit1406/media/029.jpg.html)

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twon8
07/01/2016, 09:58 PM
180
2/2008
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/twon8/full%20tank%20shots/180fts.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/twon8/media/full%20tank%20shots/180fts.jpg.html)


90
2008
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/twon8/full%20tank%20shots/fts.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/twon8/media/full%20tank%20shots/fts.jpg.html)


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