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chelleleal
11-01-2012, 06:29 PM
hi everyone my name is michelle and im new to the salt water world

chelleleal
11-01-2012, 06:34 PM
hi everyone my name is michelle and im new to the salt water world

i wanted to say hello. but my daughter got ahold of the computer for me. :]

Amphispur
11-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Welcome! The people here are very informative and well help you in anyway they can! I know I have learned a lot from this club and I'm only 14!

chelleleal
11-01-2012, 06:37 PM
thank you :] im hoping so because my husband and i are trying to build a decent aquarium and make it a learning experience for our children as they grow up.

reefmaster719
11-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Welcome. Will you be attending the Xmas party? Gives you a chance to put names with faces!

notxes11
11-01-2012, 07:16 PM
welcome michelle. let us know if you need any questions answered. do you have an idea of what size tank you want and what you are looking to keep in it?

reefmaster719
11-01-2012, 07:27 PM
Are you looking for a tank Michelle?

TAllen
11-01-2012, 09:02 PM
Welcome to the club.

stacy_vennes
11-01-2012, 09:43 PM
welcome we love pictures. ask questions and research as much as possible. PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE. You wont have private messages till 25 post and remember we are here to help

Campbell
11-01-2012, 10:14 PM
Welcome! You are lucky to have found this forum before you started your build or buy. I found it after and could have saved a lot of time and money off the bat instead of hours and dollars spent on trial and error lol

sweat044
11-02-2012, 08:58 AM
Welcome to the club. Questions are always good. They may not only help you but others as well.

Murfman
11-02-2012, 12:43 PM
Welcome Michelle. please tell us about your setup and what you hope to achieve. Pix would be great too.

chelleleal
11-03-2012, 10:10 AM
we just bought a 55 gallon tank.. but it actually measured out to 59 gallons.. weird right haha but i bought it from a fellow member on here and he directed me to this site to help me out. we want to do a coral reef tank with a few fish to start with. right now we are trying to decide on lighting and skimmer options. does anyone have suggestions? ill post pics of the set up asap. i have to charge my camera haha. im so bad with that. thank you everyone for welcoming me

Murfman
11-03-2012, 10:22 AM
we just bought a 55 gallon tank.. but it actually measured out to 59 gallons.. weird right haha but i bought it from a fellow member on here and he directed me to this site to help me out. we want to do a coral reef tank with a few fish to start with. right now we are trying to decide on lighting and skimmer options. does anyone have suggestions? ill post pics of the set up asap. i have to charge my camera haha. im so bad with that. thank you everyone for welcoming me

You going to run a sump? If not, then that limits your skimmer selection. As for lighting, LEDs all the way!!!!

chelleleal
11-03-2012, 10:24 AM
when is the party? its hard for me to get around right now im unfortunately in a wheelchair quite a bit right now. but if its wheel chair accessible and some time i can get a sitter im in.

chelleleal
11-03-2012, 10:27 AM
yes we are running a sump. were getting a EHEIM Compact Pump 3000 for up to 792 gallon pump. i was told to get a stronger pump because there is like 2 feet of plumbing for it to push through

chelleleal
11-03-2012, 10:28 AM
not at this time we already purchased a good set up.
Are you looking for a tank Michelle?

Murfman
11-03-2012, 10:39 AM
yes we are running a sump. were getting a EHEIM Compact Pump 3000 for up to 792 gallon pump. i was told to get a stronger pump because there is like 2 feet of plumbing for it to push through

3000 66 Watts 9.8 Ft. 396-792 GPH

It will pump 792 gph at 0' head (right at the pump output and taper off to 396 at 9' 8". If you are pumping 2' up, you can expect it to be pushing about 550 gph. I would go with at least a MAG 12.

Art
12-15-2012, 07:32 PM
Murmansk I am new and would like to know what my 20 dues will get when I pay it?
Thanks,
Art

Dallas
12-15-2012, 11:48 PM
Welcome, It is really great do have new members. I don't know how much money and time I have saved due to this great group. I think you are starting off to a strong start. I really like running a sump, and if you are using your tank to teach your kids it will be a wise investment. Good size to start as well, I started with a 20g that I still have and it is much harder to keep then my 60g+20g/sump.


yes we are running a sump. were getting a EHEIM Compact Pump 3000 for up to 792 gallon pump. i was told to get a stronger pump because there is like 2 feet of plumbing for it to push through

Murfman
12-16-2012, 06:50 AM
Murmansk I am new and would like to know what my 20 dues will get when I pay it?
Thanks,
Art

You don't have to pay dues to become a member. You just need to attend two meetings within a year and you are automatically a member. Check with Hooked or Tallen, Kmellon and they will guide you ;-)

greaseballpaul
12-18-2012, 09:42 PM
Good to know about the membership. It's not real easy with 4 kids ranging from almost2-9yrs to get out though. I like to bring the wife to stuff like that. The kids..... Eh, not so much. Anyway, I am new to saltwater and a new member to the forum but welcome anyway.

As far as their return pump, is ten times an hour past the filtration media not enough? So long as there are circulation pumps in the display and the media is set up wet dry I would think 550 at the outlet of the return would be pretty decent.

So not to hijack but I plan to run a 1000gph 3' up to my sons 75. The circ and aeration will be wet dry and a 1200 gph circ in the display. Is this going to work or am I way off?