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Dallas
04-10-2012, 03:31 PM
Hi I'm Dallas

I just started a tiny 20g salt tank about 3 weeks ago. I have had many fresh water tanks in the past and always like saltwater a lot more. So I got the Boss (aka my girl friend) on bored and here I am, trying to lean as much as I can. The idea is to get my little tank to strive and then step up to something much bigger. This hobby really appeals to me in so many ways the corals mite be my favorite thing. I am a avid diver and love it, so having a great tank is something I will be striving for. Well thanks for having me, I hope to talk and meat you all.

hooked
04-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Welcome Dallas!
It was good talking to you yesterday. Enjoy the forum. Show us some pics of your tank.

sweat044
04-10-2012, 03:39 PM
Hi Dallas. Welcome to the addiction refered to as Saltwater!

Dallas
04-10-2012, 03:50 PM
Thanks, Well I am trying to put up a pic. Now I know I have a small tank and yes size dose matter. But this is just the fist of many I hope.
http://www.thescmas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1879&d=1334094355
http://www.thescmas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1879&d=1334094355

Dallas
04-10-2012, 03:53 PM
I have now added live rocks, 2 red leg and 2 blue leg crabs.

Murfman
04-10-2012, 11:07 PM
Welcome Dallas!

stacy_vennes
04-10-2012, 11:17 PM
welcome and ur tank is soooo cute :)

JLAURENCE32
04-11-2012, 07:03 AM
Hey welcome, there's a meeting on the 21st you are more than welcome to attend to learn more. Good luck!

Dallas
04-11-2012, 10:18 PM
Thanks a lot guys. I just ran in to Hooked while I was getting my new tank. As for the 21st I am really looking forward to it. Just let me know what I need to bring (what type of beer). Hope to see ever one there.

60g 24x24x24 and no I have nothing for it so I will be looking for good (or bad) ideas for what to put in it. O tonight was a great night to drive with a thanks and stand in the back of my truck lol.

hooked
04-12-2012, 01:06 PM
His tank is just that. Not reef ready. We spoke about drilling it and setting it up right the first time. I also told him that Murf's and Ritmar's tanks are great examples of drilled excellence. They both have build threads on this site.

Paul Murphy (Murfman) http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2380

Marty (Ritmar) http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showt...ars-270g-build

Dallas
04-12-2012, 05:06 PM
Thanks Doyle for the good ideas. I just got a FLUVAL E 200 Heater, but am really looking to get together ever thing I will need. Like If I am going to do this right what size sump will I need (can I just buy one or is it better to make it). If any one know what would be a great protein skimmer for this tank, I would really appreciate the advice. I am trying to get ever thing I need so I can get my hands wet. O I did buy a EVO 24 before joining this group Aka not knowing anything. Not like I am much better now. But after reading Doyle's LED DIY, I fill my lights will come up lacking and need to fix that.

EVO 24: 16x HQ 3 watt LED (12x 10000K daylight, 4x 460nm Actinic) 2160 Lumen

ritmar
04-12-2012, 07:32 PM
http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?8919-Ritmars-270g-build

Want to come take a look just text or call. 719-237-9925 Marty

stacy_vennes
04-12-2012, 11:15 PM
u would love marty tank! I do but thee are alot of people here with some very awesome tanks.

Dallas
04-12-2012, 11:53 PM
I just got back from Marty's and Yes he has a great set-up. After throwing around some ideas. I Think I know where I need to start on my 60g build. I fist have to build/find a sump that will work in my stand about 21 1/3x the same. Then get my skimmer and power heads, O and I can't forget got to cut this thing. I will get some picks up tomorrow. I am still looking for any good ideas. Thanks for all the help/ideas Marty!

Murfman
04-13-2012, 05:45 AM
For a 60, I'd use 2 MP40s for powerheads, or a Tunze Nano wavebox. You can create a nice wave.

Sa$$y
04-13-2012, 06:53 AM
A little late...but great meeting you the other night! Thank you for your service and welcome to a great group of people! Lot of helpful folks here, and they like to have fun :)
it had to be awful taking that new tank and stand home in the rain, we were in a car and it was ugly.
Hope to see you again soon.


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ritmar
04-13-2012, 11:49 AM
Thanks Dallas any time.