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    Mike Lockhart

    Hey everyone. My name is Mike Lockhart, and I’ve recently fallen into the trap that is aquariums. This journey began as many do, with my daughter wanting a fish tank. The following three months from that fateful decision have been a ride, culminating in us successfully keeping alive a single cichlid in a 7gal tank. Others along the way were not so fortunate…

    It’s been a great experience for my daughter and me though. Along the way we’ve learned about the tank cycle, water changes, pH management, and much more. This Christmas she’ll be getting a 50-gallon upgrade for Hank (we’re pretty sure Hank is actually a female though). I swear that the upgrade is for her, not me!

    Our next planned project for the spring is a 150 reef tank. Yes, I hate my bank account :/

    I’ve also been thrust unexpectedly into helping my daughter’s school resurrect their aquaponics lab. It’s been unmanaged and dormant for a year and half due to staff turnover.

    Long story short, I’ve gone from 0-60 in no time flat. My kid and I are wicked excited about this new hobby.


    Jeremy Caswell

    Welcome to the forums!

    The bad news is, it doesn’t get better. There are always ore tanks to buy, and a new species catches your eye and you are redoing everything.

    Just for the record, I have been told a reef tank is a full time job’s worth of time investment. A former boss of mine kept a reef tank at the office for the purpose of being able to take care of it while at work.

    Good luck!

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