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danny zubot
11-18-2009, 09:57 PM
Just want to get an idea of how many people in varying age groups are into salt water tanks.

the marine apprentice
11-18-2009, 09:59 PM
hey i agree it will be really interesting to know the various age groups in this hobby. im 26

Reef_surfer
11-18-2009, 10:08 PM
im 23 and just got into the hobby

elitesurfer
11-18-2009, 10:09 PM
Nice thread. I'm 20. Our age group dominating. Lol.

BlueAbyss
11-18-2009, 10:10 PM
I'll be 29 tomorrow...

I've often wondered the same thing. Hard to get an idea for how old people are by how they type (or is it ? :wink: ).

elitesurfer
11-18-2009, 10:13 PM
I'll be 29 tomorrow...

I've often wondered the same thing. Hard to get an idea for how old people are by how they type (or is it ? :wink: ).

Lol, happy early b'day. :)

burrows14
11-18-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm 25...I didn't think there was too many people in my age group. When I go to lfs's I don't reaaly see that many people my age unless they work there lol

dbdavid
11-18-2009, 10:40 PM
I am 48 and have always had a saltwater tank since I was 9!

Dave

danny zubot
11-18-2009, 10:51 PM
Since 1970! Dave your a pioneer!

Zoaelite
11-18-2009, 11:56 PM
Nice thread. I'm 20. Our age group dominating. Lol.

+1 Just turned 20 in September, seems to be allot more younger reefers now-a-days.
Levi

lobsterboy
11-19-2009, 12:24 AM
i am 28

ILIKECOUGARS
11-19-2009, 12:47 AM
I am one of the old guys, 50+ :lol:

lastlight
11-19-2009, 12:52 AM
I am one of the old guys, 50+ :lol:

Which sorta puts cougars a little out of reach...doesn't it? :lol:

danny zubot
11-19-2009, 01:36 AM
I'm starting to notice a trend. The older the age group the less of us there are. I wonder why?

the marine apprentice
11-19-2009, 01:54 AM
well how old are danny zubot?

bvlester
11-19-2009, 01:56 AM
Now I am feeling old 40+ I voted and came up on the down side or numbers that voted. But I am getting my daughters involved in the satwater hobby at least 2 of them. 7years old and 9 years old, we had kids late in life.

Bill

danny zubot
11-19-2009, 02:24 AM
well how old are danny zubot?

I'm 32, but started when I was 25.

Marlin65
11-19-2009, 02:39 AM
I am one of the old guys, 50+ :lol:

Thats funny does that mean that you like women that are 70+ :lol::lol:
I am 42 been running salt since the 80's

Aquattro
11-19-2009, 02:45 AM
Hmm, let's just say I had a B&W TV growing up, and remember when microwaves came out. So tired all of a sudden :)

tgoeujon
11-19-2009, 03:01 AM
Im 28, i guess i fit right in the majority lol. i expected 40-50 to be the big numbers in this poll

ALBERTA REEF
11-19-2009, 03:07 AM
I am 33. Started Reefing 13 months ago.

H2o2
11-19-2009, 03:18 AM
Iam 54 and had my first salt tank in 1974.It was a 110gal. undergravel filter,skimmer(air) ozone, ehiem filter,rock not live.Flame angle 90$.I also had a hawksbill sea turtle that the exporter shipped a bag full to ancient mariner(lfs) to see if they would send them money.I had it for about 1 year and she got to big and started chasing my flame so I gave it to Vancouver aquarium they raised her to breading size and gave her to Japan for breading.

chandigz
11-19-2009, 03:18 AM
Hmm, let's just say I had a B&W TV growing up, and remember when microwaves came out. So tired all of a sudden :)

I'm 36 and we had a B&W TV as a youngster. I think we were one of the last families around to get a colour TV. I've been keeping S/W for 5 years.

TrailFish
11-19-2009, 03:24 AM
I'm in the 40+ group but started reefing in my 30+ days. I'm sure there are more of us "older" reefers out there but just more secretive or just can't figure out that #@@##!!! internet.

Myka
11-19-2009, 03:33 AM
I'm **, but those who have met me probably think I'm in my early 20's. :cheer2: I started my first reef in 1993 it also had an UGF (under-gravel filter), a Skilter 250 "protein skimmer", 18w of T8 lighting, and a Condy anemone that didn't appreciate any of that. :(

BlueAbyss
11-19-2009, 03:44 AM
i expected 40-50 to be the big numbers in this poll

This was my expectation also. I wonder if this poll shows us a skewed view of the cross section of reefers... people in the 40+ demographic may be less inclined to use electronic message boards.

This poll does show us a cross section of this message board's members though, good enough for me :wink:

edmfishguy
11-19-2009, 03:51 AM
I'm 26. I'm new to saltwater. I've done fresh water most of my live.

golf nut
11-19-2009, 03:52 AM
I was born in the 1940's

Reefer Rob
11-19-2009, 04:08 AM
I'm 21... with an extra 30 years of life experience :mrgreen:

globaldesigns
11-19-2009, 04:16 AM
I will be 41 next month, got into tanks when I was about 12-13 years of age.

cchomistek
11-19-2009, 04:49 AM
I'm 27 for a few more days!!

NuraNori
11-19-2009, 04:52 AM
I'm 25. Been in the freshwater hobby since I was 10 and just got into the salties a year ago...

Marlin65
11-19-2009, 05:06 AM
Wow interesting pole so far looks like a taper down and only one hard core reefer at 70+

The Grizz
11-19-2009, 05:07 AM
Just turnned 40 end of October. Have had FW tank's for about 20 yrs. Bought my first Sw tank in July of this yr. Set up my 2nd, 65 Hex 2 month's later and now working on my 3rd, 155 gal Bow Front.

c me fish
11-19-2009, 06:15 AM
I'm 25 until Friday. Had a freshwater tank as a kid, been in saltwater for a year now.

danny zubot
11-19-2009, 07:26 AM
One of the reasons it seems to taper down with the increase in age because us yongsters aren't as wise with our money. Lol. My next poll might ask people to tell how much they've dumped into the hobby since they've started.

elitesurfer
11-19-2009, 07:44 AM
One of the reasons it seems to taper down with the increase in age because us yongsters aren't as wise with our money. Lol. My next poll might ask people to tell how much they've dumped into the hobby since they've started.

Lol sounds like a good one but I opted for a nano tank mostly becuz of cost. Hehe.

StirCrazy
11-19-2009, 03:18 PM
some one on the board over 70, must be Brad :mrgreen:

Steve

TheMikey
11-19-2009, 03:57 PM
23 today :D

Had my nano reef tank since September last year.

BlueAbyss
11-19-2009, 04:57 PM
23 today :D

Happy Birthday to us! :lol:

elitesurfer
11-19-2009, 05:25 PM
happy bday to TheMikey and BlueAbyss. Have good one. :D

mike31154
11-19-2009, 05:51 PM
This was my expectation also. I wonder if this poll shows us a skewed view of the cross section of reefers... people in the 40+ demographic may be less inclined to use electronic message boards.

This poll does show us a cross section of this message board's members though, good enough for me :wink:

Could be that the older demographic is less inclined to vote and/or admit to their true age on a public forum, he, he. I wouldn't be too hasty to put a lot of trust in the statistics of a poll like this. And yes, I'm getting up there.

kien
11-19-2009, 06:22 PM
I know a few reefers in their 50s+ who aren't all that tech savvy. Sure they have email and surf the web but don't really participate in forums. If they did (forums) they are probably their looking for specific information rather than goofing around and spilling the beans on how old they are :lol:

I fall in the 10-50 demographic..

Chipie
11-19-2009, 06:33 PM
I'm 44 :)

maxxxim
11-19-2009, 07:29 PM
21 here, started when I was 18.

BC564
11-19-2009, 08:03 PM
Hi all.....Im 46 started salt water about 3 years ago....started with a small cube....then went to a 72 gal bowfront and added a 14 bio-cube in my office about a year ago....so have three tanks in total running now

belzebuth
11-19-2009, 09:14 PM
I am 33, This will be my third year keeping a Saltwater tank.

muck
11-19-2009, 10:41 PM
31.
Had to think about it for a sec... :razz:

ElGuappo
11-20-2009, 12:04 AM
31 here. been reefing since iwas 29. fresh water since i was 10. had a pair of red bellied piranahs that lived for 12 years. liked them so much i got the large one stuffed. :twised:

fiorano
11-20-2009, 05:50 AM
21 haha thought i would be one of the younger ones haha. everyone i see in the fish stores is ussually older

Mikee
11-20-2009, 07:03 AM
Turned 21 on Nov 04. It's all downhill from here :( lol.

parkinsn
11-20-2009, 07:57 AM
Hi all.....Im 46 started salt water about 3 years ago....started with a small cube....then went to a 72 gal bowfront and added a 14 bio-cube in my office about a year ago....so have three tanks in total running now

That is what you say Blaine, I have yet to substantiate your claims :biggrin:

I will be 26 in 9 days :sad:, been in the hobby for a little over 2 years now, fresh water since I was about 7-8 years old.......

BC564
11-20-2009, 05:23 PM
Hey Scott. Which part dont you beleive....?

Delphinus
11-20-2009, 05:44 PM
I love the results here, apart from the 10-19 category, what an almost perfect Guassian distribution.

To be honest I'm surprised at the low #'s in the 10-19 category. That can't be indicative of the hobby, can it? I'm guessing it's really a higher percentage in the hobby in that age group but they're just disproportionately "not on Canreef" per se.

It doesn't surprise me too much to see the highest numbers so far of people in their 20's. That makes total sense to me.

I'm in the 30-39 category, and will be for a tiny little while longer (more than one year left in that category :lol:)

parkinsn
11-20-2009, 05:49 PM
Hey Scott. Which part dont you beleive....?

Your tanks..... I still need to get out there and see them. Not your age, I know your an old fart. :razz:

BC564
11-20-2009, 06:08 PM
hahaha....your welcome to pop over anytime....just call first....now stop...I'm trying to work....lol

saltcreep
11-20-2009, 06:30 PM
Better vote now since I've got a few weeks left before I move up to the next age category....

parkinsn
11-20-2009, 06:56 PM
now stop...I'm trying to work....lol

I dont believe you it is friday is it not? :lol:

lastlight
11-20-2009, 07:18 PM
The flip side:

Sure there are more 20 - 29s in here than anything else but there are FAR more ppl over 30 than under it =)

I'm riding the razor's edge. A cross-section of my wood reveals 30 rings though perhaps the tree anology is not the best. I realize there are some perverts roaming these parts.

GreenSpottedPuffer
11-20-2009, 08:38 PM
The flip side:

Sure there are more 20 - 29s in here than anything else but there are FAR more ppl over 30 than under it =)

I'm riding the razor's edge. A cross-section of my wood reveals 30 rings though perhaps the tree anology is not the best. I realize there are some perverts roaming these parts.

I would have never thought anything "weird" about the tree analogy until you insinuated people may turn the tree wood into...well you know what Im getting at.

I too should be working. My deadline for some work is Monday yet I still am not very motivated and terribly behind. I will just tell the client I got a new skimmer, I'm sure they will understand. I think I have used the "oh my internet was down yesterday, sorry I couldn't contact you......oh my phone went through the washing machine so I couldn't call...I didn't have a quarter for a payphone cause I only use debit..." excuse too many times now :)

lastlight
11-20-2009, 08:42 PM
If it makes you feel any better I'd def accept that excuse. Of course I'd also ask to come help you set it up.

GreenSpottedPuffer
11-20-2009, 08:49 PM
If it makes you feel any better I'd def accept that excuse. Of course I'd also ask to come help you set it up.

Well it's a nano skimmer so I didn't need much help setting up. Although it is kind of nice to have help anyways. I find the help is usually the other guy standing with a beer telling you their opinion and watching :lol: Which I don't mind.

I doubt the client would like the skimmer excuse. They are a law firm and don't seem to have a good sense of humor. It's been an interesting project.

rstar
11-20-2009, 11:37 PM
I'm 27, but those who have met me probably think I'm in my early 20's. :cheer2: I started my first reef in 1993 it also had an UGF (under-gravel filter), a Skilter 250 "protein skimmer", 18w of T8 lighting, and a Condy anemone that didn't appreciate any of that. :(

Sounds just like me! Im 26, and got my first SW in 1990! 75Gal undergravel filter, skilter, a couple t8's sebae nem, and some dead coral! I still have the journal i wrote in french (i went to french school) about how excited i was to set it up and get clown fish!) :lol:

j83
11-21-2009, 09:00 PM
I'm 26, started about 6 years ago with a converted (from fresh) 72 gallon bowfront and a Seaclone skimmer. Just now tearing down the 120 I've had for the past 5 years as I'm moving places next weekend. Tank wise, I'm moving to a five foot 112 gallon (approximately) room divider (the place is small :)). I still have the same yellow tang (knock on wood) from the 72 gallon. If it weren't for him, I'm not sure I'd be setting up a new tank, but doing so has kept the interest going strong!

Jay

leducreef
11-21-2009, 10:50 PM
i am 26 been at this addiction for about 4 years now dont see my self stopping anytime soon :mrgreen:

RCFA
11-22-2009, 01:12 AM
I'm 25 and been in salt with some help from my dad since '88. Undergravel and bleached coral skeletons were all the rage in the 80's! As many on this site, I too can't wait to upgrade either.:wink:

dunl
11-24-2011, 07:49 PM
Wrong thread...lol

evaneatspie555
11-24-2011, 08:04 PM
im 21 in febuary and started out with fresh water for about 2 years i had oscars that i trained to jump for food and i could pet them. got kinda bored so i set up a 10 gallon nano fowlr had that for 2 years then added corals and about 3 months ago i upgraded to my 30 gallon corner tank and can see a 55 that needs salty water ;)

BlueWorldAquatic
11-24-2011, 11:04 PM
Everyone tells me I'm a 2 yo