Hello my name is Halen and I am a hobbyist as well as the owner of Anglers Reef where we sell all types of coral, Orphek LED light bars and Triton Lab ICP tests.
I joined this group in order to get more involved in the community, learn new things, help others and build relationships with other community members.
My start into the hobby was was not at my free will. A friend of my wife's and I showed us his saltwater aquarium where my wife Brooke, decided she had to have one and pestered me until I caved. The next day we had a 46g bowfront with sand, water and live rock sitting in our living room.
Brooke's interest in saltwater left at about the time she found out how long a saltwater aquarium takes to cycle, leaving me, who had no interest in saltwater aquariums, to manage this thing on my own. I wasn't about to throw all the money we has spent down the drain so I decided to ride it out and see where things go. It only took a couple days until the obsession took off, the live rock truly came to life with pods, bristle worms, stomatella snails and brittle stars. It was so interesting to me that I went out and bought more live rock to see what else I could discover. This is when I acquired my first coral, a small button looking polyp on my second piece of live rock. Two days later this little button opened up and there was my very first, green Palythoa. All these years have gone by and if you visit my website, you will find green Palythoa for sale, from my first ever coral.
Thank you for taking the time to read my introduction and if you would like to see my first ever coral, visit my website at https://anglers-reef.com/ and visit the Soft Coral tab.