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Old 10-09-2019, 08:40 PM   #1
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Seems like the saltwater hobby is on its way out. What a sad sad time we live in.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:47 PM   #2
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Naw just the forums. Still lots out there.
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Nope, I do not think so, so many active hobbyist around.

Agree some forum are boring and many people cannot be bothered to take part.
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Ya I guess seems like alot of stores have been closing down.

Anyone know any shops that sell macro algae?
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aquarium pros shut down....miss that site
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This is an expensive hobby, a lot of people get into it and ill bet 7 out of 10 give up or are over whelmed, too many want that perfect Sps tank when a softy or mixed Reef is great, Fowlr is nice too,

Yup AP was nice but only because of the members not because of the admin guy, i miss it too, but its nice here. Still lots to learn, great crowd here, some A holes, but theyre every where.
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Itís actually grown over the years with small stores and shows. There is a show coming up in Kitchener called KW Coral show this month on Nov 17th.


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[QUOTE=Rookie2013;1767800]Itís actually grown over the years with small stores and shows. There is a show coming up in Kitchener called KW Coral show this month on Nov 17th.


Agree, the aquarium hobby has been around for more then 50years and its growing with better high tech equipment. Saltwater, today there is more home grown corals and some local bred fish, not everything comes for the ocean. SW need not be expensive, again it depends on individual what you want. I know some people living near the coastal areas will use fresh sea water by filtering it and do water changes often.
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I'm not a saltwater guy but looking from the outside the salt part of the hobby seems to be growing to me. I think like most things most social interactions with this hobby has migrated to social media.
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