Research what you want before you start and shop around you can get good deals on good equipment at the big pet stores online and RESEARCH
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Well I got into the hobby when I worked at a pet store when I was 15 and have been with it since I am a diesel mechanic on yachts by day and an aquarium lover by night
The pet trade gets a bad rap for exploiting wild animals but sometimes the opposite is true.
Modern advances in technology affect every industry - even the aquarium hobby.
If you are looking for a unique invertebrate to add to your saltwater tank, consider the sea urchin.