I have been a saltwater aquarist since December 1988 when my dad gave me a 10 gallon saltwater tank with a piece of live rock, it is amazing what will grow on a rock if you just let it... although many years later, I found out that all of those colorful little anemones on the rock were mojanos!!
Several years later he turned over the maintenance and care of the family's 125 reef.
For most of the time since - except for time when I was stationed on a submarine - I have had more than one tank, at one point around a dozen.
Currently I am down to one very manageable system.
I absolutely love this hobby and everything about it.