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Old 04/21/2009, 06:54 AM   #126
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Old 04/21/2009, 07:05 AM   #127
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Re: New to reefcentral

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Hi all new to the forum and the hobby!

I'm actually an internet marketer and have been making a little money from selling tanks online. as I've been going along I've become fascinated with the hobby!

I really like the idea of starting a reef tank, and would love some info on how I should go about getting started, and what tank would be good to start with.

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Old 04/21/2009, 06:49 PM   #128
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Just wanted to say "Hello". I'm not new to the hobby but new to RC. I'm usually on Tcmas but finally decided to register here too.
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Old 04/21/2009, 08:54 PM   #129
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Old 04/21/2009, 09:55 PM   #130
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Hi All, I have been lurking for a couple week now trying to learn as much as I can before I start asking questions.

I currently have 2 55 Gal fresh water tanks and really want to start a nice reef tank.


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Old 04/21/2009, 10:18 PM   #131
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Old 04/23/2009, 11:12 AM   #132
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Hey guys I'm chris, I don't have a tank but may be getting a 135gal this summer, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I made a thread for any suggestions or ideas so please post. Look forward to talking with you guys.


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Old 04/23/2009, 11:51 AM   #133
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Hi

I'm Leslie. New to the hobby. I'm actually starting a small 29gal tank. My friend/roommate has been into the hobby for over a year. He gave me his old tank and is helping me start it up. Just last weekend got the tank up cycling the water.

I joined reef center in order to learn more of the hobby and network a bit. Looking forward to it.


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Old 04/23/2009, 02:25 PM   #134
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Hey guys I'm chris, I don't have a tank but may be getting a 135gal this summer, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I made a thread for any suggestions or ideas so please post. Look forward to talking with you guys.


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Old 04/23/2009, 02:27 PM   #135
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I'm Leslie. New to the hobby. I'm actually starting a small 29gal tank. My friend/roommate has been into the hobby for over a year. He gave me his old tank and is helping me start it up. Just last weekend got the tank up cycling the water.

I joined reef center in order to learn more of the hobby and network a bit. Looking forward to it.

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Old 04/23/2009, 04:09 PM   #136
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Hi, new here. I have had a 30g freshwater for quite a while and just got into salt water. I setup a 10g mantis, he is so interesting to watch.


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Old 04/23/2009, 04:11 PM   #137
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Hey guys I'm chris, I don't have a tank but may be getting a 135gal this summer, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can.
Now that's the type of Newbie I love. Doing some research before visiting the pet store and buying a new tank plus five plastic bags of fish and inverts.



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Old 04/23/2009, 11:38 PM   #138
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Hi everyone, my name is Derek. I'm very new to the whole marine tank world, so I look forward to getting advice from all of you. I currently reside in Houston, TX in the Spring area. I've been working on setting up my first marine tank, 55 gal... and so far its been pretty awesome! I'm learning something new every day, and I'm currently in the process of getting my sump/refugium set up and working. So anyways, hello to everyone and thanks for the warm welcome into this amazing hobby.


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Old 04/23/2009, 11:56 PM   #139
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hi-derek, nice to see you here on the forum, would be great to see some photos when your up and running



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Old 04/24/2009, 02:12 PM   #140
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hello there!! new (ish) to reef aquaria...worrysome problem...

Oh no!!
one of my hermit crabs has seemed to have wedged himself into a crevice in the live rock and it seems neither i nor he/she can pry him free....
im a month into the salt water hobby after a long break.. im armed with a fair bit of knowlege in the sport, but this is a weird problem of a physical nature!!
ideas??
hes been there for around 12 hours, his two other crab buddies like himself have been up and on the prowl for hours....


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Old 04/24/2009, 08:06 PM   #141
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Re: hello there!! new (ish) to reef aquaria...worrysome problem...

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Oh no!!
one of my hermit crabs has seemed to have wedged himself into a crevice in the live rock and it seems neither i nor he/she can pry him free....
im a month into the salt water hobby after a long break.. im armed with a fair bit of knowlege in the sport, but this is a weird problem of a physical nature!!
ideas??
hes been there for around 12 hours, his two other crab buddies like himself have been up and on the prowl for hours....
if he got in there he will get out of there---even if he has to leave his home behind as a last resort


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Old 04/24/2009, 09:53 PM   #142
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I finally got my mantis shrimp and killer damsel out of my tank... finally Nemo, Marlin, Dori, & Sunny can relax in perfect peace. Just added a "chromis" looking forward to adding 2 more. I still did not set-up my 65gal yet. I'm still in my 30 gal. Headed to VEGAS in a on the 16th of May was wondering if I should wait till I get back to set it up... what do you all think?


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Old 04/24/2009, 09:59 PM   #143
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I finally got my mantis shrimp and killer damsel out of my tank... finally Nemo, Marlin, Dori, & Sunny can relax in perfect peace. Just added a "chromis" looking forward to adding 2 more. I still did not set-up my 65gal yet. I'm still in my 30 gal. Headed to VEGAS in a on the 16th of May was wondering if I should wait till I get back to set it up... what do you all think?
I think it is time you posted a picture of your tank


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Old 04/25/2009, 08:50 AM   #144
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Headed to VEGAS in a on the 16th of May was wondering if I should wait till I get back to set it up... what do you all think?
well its only 3-4 weeks time, so id personally wait and then it can get your full attention too sweet


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thanks!! that little hermit made his way out...he just worried me...


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Agreed Too Sweet,

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Old 04/25/2009, 07:50 PM   #147
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Thank you all for your responses. I think I'll wait until I return to home from VEGAS

WaterKeeper...HA HA funny

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Old 04/26/2009, 02:48 PM   #148
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Hello everyone. My name is Stacey and my husband is Scott, and we live in southern California. We are new to the saltwater world, but are very excited. We have spent the last 4 years with freshwater and are ready to take on the new adveture. Our friends just started a 120 reef and we are learning as much as we can from them. We are still in the learning stage and just about to start the planning stage. But we feel there is a lot more to learn. We want to take our time and do it right. (We dont like it when fishies go belly up from something we could have avoided) We heard about RC from a fish store owner, so I thought I would check it out. I have been reading for a couple days now and thought it was time to introduce myself. I will continue to read and research, so any advice for starting from scratch would be great. Thanks


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Old 04/26/2009, 06:23 PM   #149
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Old 04/26/2009, 07:16 PM   #150
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New Here!

Hi, my name is John. We just this weekend set up our first tank which is a 22 gallon salt water tank. We are looking for a larger tank, a 5 foot long tank to make a salt water tank as well. We are totally new to salt water tanks and were told this is the place for all the best information! We are still learning so any suggestions anyone has are welcome. We have determined that since we want to do a variety of species in the large tank and sea horses and maybe like star fish in the small tank that live rock would probably be the best thing to put on the crushed coral. If you have different ideas or opinions we would like to know. Thanks in advance for any help. BTW, the small tank has had 3 damsels for just one day now so we have a while until we will be putting anything different in there.


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