For his 4th grade graduation my brother asked my parents for a fish tank. I laughed at him (I was graduating 6th grade from a different school [for gifted children] and was in for a graduation present, too). We were always nature boys but I thought, why not get a Nintendo system or something??
So he got the tank, a 20L. He had a kissing fish, a cichlid and a baby piranha. I was amazed and enamored. Thus began my love of aquariums. One time I had 5 running aquariums in my home. When I was homeless, I even had a tank set up at my friends house and would come by and service the [my] tank. I even took second jobs at pet stores so I could have countless tanks and access.
I graduated from fresh to brackish to saltwater and for the past 7 years or so I have has successful reef tanks. We have a 26 bowfront right now with about 25 species of coral, numerous crabs, snails, a marble star, cleaner shrimp, a small yellow tang (I know) two firefish and a small ORA ocellaris. Running 4 ATI T5s on timers and dosing BIonic & Magnesium. Sand substrate. 28lbs live rock.
I have 3 pumps running circ and a Remora skimmer. No problems in the last year since I set it up.
What do you have?