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[CONTEST]: What's your story? [UPDATED!]

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[quote="Twizzler" post=34560]^ How do you follow something that beautiful?!

Well mine is no longer even worth reading lol,
I also grew up with only freshwater tanks as a kid. It wasn't until the age of 11, when I was dragged down to Texas about 20 minutes from the beach that the ocean sparked something inside of me. As a teen I would wait for high tide and swim out to collect the fattest, most dense floating pile of seaweed I could find so I could take it to shallow water and shake the shit out of it to see what kinds of creatures I could find. Copepods, shrimp, crabs, snails, jellyfish, small fish, and even a sea hare once off south padre island. Quite possibly I may have been a bit of a nerd of sorts...
But it all really happened about 6 years ago now, when my old lady and I got 2 puffer fish from walmart (sold as freshwater) and put them in a 10 gallon tank. After about a month I acclimated them to brackish, then to full salt. Within 3 months of first buying them I had set up a 55gal saltwater tank, added around 170lbs of liverock, a couple corals, had a 4 to 6 inch sand bed, and had absolutely no clue what I had gotten myself into.
Hundreds of hours of trial, error, smiling, wanting to scream/cry/rip my hair out, thousands of pages and articles researched, a few tanks later/ a few fish and many a coral later... and I recently started a simple 29 gal reef (a placeholder til I can put my 180 together) and I wouldn't give this up for anything in the world.
Nothing on this earth, less the love of my life, can keep my out of the saltwater. The colors and personalities found in a reef go unrivaled and unmatched in this world. I get lost in awe of these mini oceans. Such beauty almost never seen. I may be slightly obsessed with coral, a little addicted to the reef possibly.
I live and breathe saltwater, and I wouldn't have it any other way.[/quote]

Thanks Twizzler

Congrats to tkspaints! You win!

Here's a link to the video of me picking the winner:

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Congratulations Kevin. Get it touch with me for your "frag"

Thank you Steve! Thanks Mike and Jim as well! That is awesome!!!!!!

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