COLORADO NATIVES LIVING A SALTY LIFE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
We are Colorado natives, living in the high country of the Rocky Mountains in this beautiful state of Colorado. We have three dogs, a South African Boerboel Mattiff and an Old English Mastiff, along with one French Bulldog, one cat and yes, Chickens (9 birds) -
FARM FRESH EGGS people, seriously nothing better!
Back to the Salty of it.... we also had 11 aquariums now down to 5. We found ourselves with quite a few reef tanks. I know, right? How does this happen? It is indeed a long story but let's just say... 'Reef Addiction' people, the struggle is Real! My hubby has been in the fresh and salt hobby/ business for 20+ years, his passion starting as a young child. He has kept just about every creature you can imagine, from rattlesnakes to sharks and everything in between.
He has extensive knowledge of salt and fresh water and I have extensive curiosity! I enjoy learning about and watching everything grow, so many different types of corals, fish and inverts, every bit of it is incredibly fascinating! Absolutely love the hobby and OK, quite frankly seriously Addicted! Thanks hubby! ;)
We have an Innovative Marine 25 Lagoon in our kitchen. I know, it sounds crazy to have an aquarium in the kitchen of all places but even with the loss of counter space we knew we wanted to enjoy a glass box in the central nerve center of our home. We call this our Display Tank. The other four tanks are in what was formally called the 'Pool Room' where we have a pool table. We used to occasionally entertain and play a few games of billiards. But once the tanks began to move in, the pool table became the work table.
In the 'Pool room' we have the 225 with 50g sump, mixed reef. 6x2, 30 deep. Innovative Marine 50 Lagoon with Sherman Anemones. 180g Fowlr softie tank and finally last but not least, a 140 Half Circle Fresh water tank. The Half Circle has been through numerous transitions to include, originally a salt water reef, then became a freshwater Arowana and Sting Ray tank and now currently the trusty Half Circle is housing Discus and assorted tropical fish.