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Michael

NTTH Rookie Help
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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14751260#post14751260 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by OG GHOST
What's up RC my name is Hugo. I'm fairly new to the hobby a 1 1/2yr I started with a 30gal tall reef tank & quickly ran out of room for the hobby is addicting. I have a 80gal now with a built in overflow, loop system, 40gal sump, 20gal frag tank & a 10gal refugium & last but not least for the HART of my tank I have a Bubble King 200 best investment ever!!!!

hello hugo welcome aboard

[welcome]
 

Michael

NTTH Rookie Help
Premium Member
well this thread has split, im very grateful to tom murphy(waterkeeper) and scott (capn_hyliner) for their fantastic help with the kind welcomes given to the newbies here, thanks for the help guys. i havent gone through the entire list of newcommers yet but i estimate well in excess of 350 new members who have popped on here to say hello. lets hope the new thread created by the split welcomes another 350 ish new members.
 

Aquarist007

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14751523#post14751523 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Michael
well this thread has split, im very grateful to tom murphy(waterkeeper) and scott (capn_hyliner) for their fantastic help with the kind welcomes given to the newbies here, thanks for the help guys. i havent gone through the entire list of newcommers yet but i estimate well in excess of 350 new members who have popped on here to say hello. lets hope the new thread created by the split welcomes another 350 ish new members.

thanks Michael--I am glad to be a part of this welcome thread. IMO it's very important to welcome new reefers in a postive and productive tone.;)
 

Aquarist007

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14751900#post14751900 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by WaterKeeper
Well at least another 40 pages. :D

just curious WK--how many new members are there in a month on RC?
 

JeSteR8533

New member
Hi all, my name is Mitch I'm a 22 year old full time college student (majoring in business management) living in Edmond, Oklahoma. I'm extremely new to the hobby, I haven't purchased a tank or anything yet, just trying to learn as much as I can right now. I'm extremely excited to start up my own reef aquarium, I have always been fascinated by them, but now that I'm moving off campus into my own place as soon as this semester is over, my interest has exploded like never before. I was at a LFS yesterday and was given a card with this site printed on it, and the shop keeper highly reccomended it. So I've been on here reading as much as I can ever since. I think this is the most informative site I have seen so far :)

Anyways, I was hoping to get started as soon as I feel like I have an adaquate knowledge of reef tanks, so any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! I'm bascially starting at ground zero right now o_O

Thanks
 

Aquarist007

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14753729#post14753729 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by JeSteR8533
Hi all, my name is Mitch I'm a 22 year old full time college student (majoring in business management) living in Edmond, Oklahoma. I'm extremely new to the hobby, I haven't purchased a tank or anything yet, just trying to learn as much as I can right now. I'm extremely excited to start up my own reef aquarium, I have always been fascinated by them, but now that I'm moving off campus into my own place as soon as this semester is over, my interest has exploded like never before. I was at a LFS yesterday and was given a card with this site printed on it, and the shop keeper highly reccomended it. So I've been on here reading as much as I can ever since. I think this is the most informative site I have seen so far :)

Anyways, I was hoping to get started as soon as I feel like I have an adaquate knowledge of reef tanks, so any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! I'm bascially starting at ground zero right now o_O

Thanks

There are two excellent threads below this one by Waterkeeper and Whys. They make an excellent start for your here.
You do realize that business management and the reef hobby are an oxymoron;)
just as mortgages and lines of credit are inablers:D

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WaterKeeper

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14756487#post14756487 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by JeSteR8533

Yeah, I have been reading Waterkeepers thread all afternoon...SOOO helpful!!

Ahhh, it does my heart good. Another gullible Newbie destined for failure. :D
 

kenqc

New member
been posting for about a week or so...

been posting for about a week or so...

So it is time that I said hi. My name is Ken and I live in Webster, NY. I have been involved in fishkeeping for most of my life with several breaks in between tanks. I have had fish only and the beginning of reef tanks. I have 3 kids, Blake who is 2, Brittinee is 16 and KC is 12. We are into hockey with my two oldest currently playing travel hockey. We love to travel, especially cruising where we observe many of the fish found in the hobby in their natural habitat.

I am a financial advisor and I have been in the business for 14 years. My spouse works in retail. Ultimately, I would like to upgrade to a larger tank so that I can keep tangs and angels.
 

Aquarist007

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Re: been posting for about a week or so...

Re: been posting for about a week or so...

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14756801#post14756801 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by kenqc
So it is time that I said hi. My name is Ken and I live in Webster, NY. I have been involved in fishkeeping for most of my life with several breaks in between tanks. I have had fish only and the beginning of reef tanks. I have 3 kids, Blake who is 2, Brittinee is 16 and KC is 12. We are into hockey with my two oldest currently playing travel hockey. We love to travel, especially cruising where we observe many of the fish found in the hobby in their natural habitat.

I am a financial advisor and I have been in the business for 14 years. My spouse works in retail. Ultimately, I would like to upgrade to a larger tank so that I can keep tangs and angels.

[welcome]

glad to see that you are posting on RC. Alot of us could have used a financial advisor before getting into this hobby. Now there is no hope for us:D
 

cameronesyaqua

New member
My name is Christy and I live in San Diego, CA. I got bit by the fish bug again in the middle of last year when a local pet store gave my classroom a full freshwater setup (I'm a teacher). I haven't had a saltwater setup since the mid-nineties and really wanted to give it another shot, this time doing my research and getting it as close to right as possible. I spent six months reading, researching, and buying those choice items off of Craig's List and our local club bb whenever possible.

I have a 120 gal. tank, 30 gal. sump, and 35 gal. display refugium that has now been setup and running for 4 weeks. I bought 150 lbs. of live rock straight out of another reefers tank and added 120 lbs. live sand. I was planning on doing FOWLR for a while to get my bearings, but the rock had several beautiful colonies of Zoos on it and so now I want more corals. My CUC (stomatellas and 3 hermits -- which also came with the rock) has been doing a beautiful job of keeping my tank clean (diatom bloom lasted 4 days) and Coralline algae growth has begun on the tank itself. There are no fish yet, as my QT tank is not finished cycling (another week maybe). I'm off to MAX expo today to get more knowledge and perhaps bring home a few goodies to finally add to my tank.
 

Aquarist007

New member
[welcome]

I hope you will setup a build thread on here and post some pictures of your tank.
Look forward to seeing them
 

Too Sweet

New member
OK...
I've got the 75gal. tank, the lighting, the wet/dry pump w/ a sump, the protein skimmer on the way, my wave makers are also on its way. Oh I also bought 60lbs of live sand and 60lbs of regular sand a total of 120lbs of sand.

In a few weeks I will be setting it up and will need every bit of encouragement and in the next few days.

I have a question the 60lbs of sand already has the bacteria added to it... Should I add anymore bacteria to the tank?
 

WaterKeeper

Bogus Information Expert
Premium Member
Hi Game Warden :D
[welcome]

I take it you have the packaged "Live Sand". I'd look at getting about 30 more pounds of true LS from an on-line source. It will provide a higher microorganism diversity in the bed and will also contain the worms and other bitty things that make LS really live.

You might also get some sand form the beach down there but I wouldn't want you to break any laws. ;)
 

Too Sweet

New member
Yes it is the packaged live sand.... I will figure out getting the real live sand......;-)

Does anyone know of any on-line souce that ships coral, fishes...etc to the US Virgin Islands. I've looked at many sites and contacted them but they don't ship international... we ARE a US territory so I don't get the international part. We have DHL, UPS, FedX and the USPS.
 

WaterKeeper

Bogus Information Expert
Premium Member
That's one I can't answer. I would think it would be fine to ship most livestick but there is always the issue of Caulerpa, that was dumped on the Pacific coast and is now a invasive algae. I would think there are wholesale sellers on your island as there are often Caribbean fish on the market.
 
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