My Dads 35 yrs old reef 30 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Nano Saltwater Tanks' started by JessiNoel21, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    My dad started this tank in August of 1977 and the only thing that he has changed is the lighting and power heads. All corals are 14 to 34 yrs old and the oldest fish in his tank is his female Green Mandarin(9yrs old) and the youngest is his Sebae clown pair (3 yrs old). The first pic is from 1999 and the second pic is as of last night :) and the rest are the corals and live stock he has in the tank.
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  2. MagooFishlore VIPMember

    Wow Jessi your dads tank is beautiful :)

  3. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Your dad was a baller before most of us on the forum were even born!

  4. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    agreed and the fact that it is saltwater makes it even more of an achievement :D

  5. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Hoooly mackerel!
    I've never seen anything like it *_*

    EDIT: Gorgeous photos, by the way!
  6. soarlValued MemberMember

    Wow...that's pretty amazing! I hope to have something like that some day! 1977...that's the year I was born! Great year! lol...hard to believe his set up is as old as me!
  7. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    As the great Paris Hilton would say "That's Hot"

    I want to do a Salty tank in the future...
  8. Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    That is breathtaking:eek: It's 2 1/2x older than me!
  9. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    My Gouda that amazing! Just one question... how big is that tank? Call me a size king but I wanna know ;)
  10. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Look at the title at the top of the page under the quick links. It's a 30 Gallon.
  11. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    I knew that *coughs*
  12. oscardudeValued MemberMember

    Awesome. That is something to be proud of. :thumbup:
  13. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

    Amazing must have been amazing to grow up to that!
  14. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Holy cow, that's amazing!! And that was before people really knew everything about fishtanks, like cycling and all that. Beautiful tank and pics! :)
  15. freak78Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah I'm in agreement with everyone else. Fabulous tank!
  16. cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    Nice !!!!!!!!!!!
  17. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    Thank you all he has worked very hard to maintain it and only loss 2 fish and 2 corals due to the tank getting to hot when his chiller went during a heat wave back in 1988.
  18. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    That is a VERY impressive record! Especially considering how hard it is to get saltwater livestock from the ocean or their breeders to the tank. A lot of them don't have DOA guarantees. I've had friends who lost $600 fish and couldn't get their money back or replacements because they didn't survive the trip.

    Major respect for your father.
  19. troyvscWell Known MemberMember

    Absolutely beautiful tank. The tank is a year older then I am.
  20. AvaValued MemberMember

    I am in awe...

    Would you tell him :;nw for me?

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