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MWalton91
01-17-2014, 06:40 PM
Name: Micheal Walton

Age: 23

From: Pensacola, FL

Occupation: Apache Systems Repairer

Tanks and sizes: 46g bow, want a bigger tank but need my own house first

Where you live: Colorado Springs

Years in the hobby: 1<year

Specific interests: SPS and zoas

Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Learning from mistakes

Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Too much, too fast

Other interests: BF4, family

Ive been lurking around reefcentral forums and stumbled upon SCMAS. Just found out earlier today that Project Tanked is in this forum and we served down range together. Cant wait to get to know yall and be a regular, and learn from the best


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hooked
01-17-2014, 06:42 PM
Welcome. You should plan to come to our meeting tomorrow. You'll get to meet lots of great folks.

xsocali
01-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Welcome to SCMAS and hope that you can make the meeting tomorrow.

MWalton91
01-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Dont mind if i do :) when, where, and should i bring anything? Cant wait to meet yall


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hooked
01-17-2014, 06:59 PM
Here is the meeting thread. Looking forward to meeting you.

http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?15099-January-2014-meeting

sweat044
01-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Welcome to the hobby. If you have any questions don't ask me. I break everything.

MWalton91
01-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the link. I wont be able to stay the whole time bc the wife is on bed rest. Good advice sweat, you can be the example of what not to do lol


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sweat044
01-17-2014, 08:06 PM
You are correct. I will be back growing amazing zoas soon.

cfisk
01-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Welcome! We just joined too and tomorrow will be out first meeting as well. We happen to have a 46g bowed tank too as our first set up... Will be fun to compare!

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bazeball05
01-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Welcome! I love zoas and Sps. It's going to be a good tank with your taste

MWalton91
01-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Only competiton i'll join at this stage is who has the most nuisance algae hahaha, im excited to meet everybody and learn the ropes


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hooked
01-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Tell us about your system. Lighting, filtration, protein skimmer? , etc,,
And we love pictures.

MWalton91
01-17-2014, 09:41 PM
Pics will come later, 46gbow, penguin 400hob filter, aquac remora hob PS, a LED fixture tht came with the tank. If i knew when i started what i know now, i wouldve saved and got an external overflow, with a in sump PS and better lights.

As far as livestock i have two o. Clowns, a toadstool frag, gsp frag, diminished cuc, and a ton of GHA hahahahaha


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hooked
01-17-2014, 10:03 PM
We can fix all of that. How long has it been running?

MWalton91
01-17-2014, 10:15 PM
July-august, recently i ordered marinedepot reefsaver rock, and a spectrapure refurb rodi. In the beginning i made the mistake of starting my tank with tap....(gather the pitchforks and torches). And one time i had an emergency and did anwater change with tap


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Coral Xpressions
01-17-2014, 11:58 PM
Welcome to the club.

Like Doyle said, enough knowledge skill and know how here to get you what you want and get rid of what you don't.

I'd start with testing your params...nitrate and mag. My guess is they'll be high and low respectively. Water changes (with that new rodi lol) and increase mag to a min of 3x your calcium level but no higher than 1500 ish.

Next, start ripping lol

Maybe find a pretty tang you like and wouldn't mind having a while.

Hair algae is not THE problem rather a result of one.

Trim feeding back some..rinse frozen food with ro water prior to feeding.

Just my. 02

Look forward to meeting you tomorrow. Just look for the guy with wet hands (I'd better be the only one lol).

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MWalton91
01-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the .02, all that adds up to alot lol. I havent dosed any mag, only because i dont have a test kit. I would absolutely love a tang if i could fit one.

im scared to see what happens if someone else has wet hands haha. Cant wait for the meeting!


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Murfman
01-18-2014, 12:25 PM
Name: Micheal Walton

Age: 23

From: Pensacola, FL

Occupation: Apache Systems Repairer

Tanks and sizes: 46g bow, want a bigger tank but need my own house first

Where you live: Colorado Springs

Years in the hobby: 1<year

Specific interests: SPS and zoas

Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Learning from mistakes

Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Too much, too fast

Other interests: BF4, family

Ive been lurking around reefcentral forums and stumbled upon SCMAS. Just found out earlier today that Project Tanked is in this forum and we served down range together. Cant wait to get to know yall and be a regular, and learn from the best


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Welcome, was 1SG for Bushwhacker, 1-2 Avn in 97-98. Had 8 Apaches in the Company, Cp, Page, ROK.

charleshardy5
01-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Welcome to the fam

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RuRoo
01-19-2014, 12:51 PM
Good taking to you at the meeting. Let me know when your tank is mature enough for sps. I can frag you an easy one to take care of.

MWalton91
01-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Thanks RuRoo. I learned alot in the short time being there. That idea sounds amazing!

Murfman- tried looking for you to hear your korea stories, was 1-2 a sh*t sandwich when you were there?


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Murfman
01-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Thanks RuRoo. I learned alot in the short time being there. That idea sounds amazing!

Murfman- tried looking for you to hear your korea stories, was 1-2 a sh*t sandwich when you were there?


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No, we were pretty squared away. Had a great CSM, Joe Bachus! 1SGs were pretty tight too.

MWalton91
01-19-2014, 11:01 PM
I dont k ow what happened since then, but it needs fixin


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Murfman
01-19-2014, 11:17 PM
I dont k ow what happened since then, but it needs fixin


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A lot depends on command climate!

Coral Xpressions
01-19-2014, 11:18 PM
Pretty sure it's Carson in general. Or perhaps then change in direction the army's been headed towards for'the last decade

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MWalton91
01-19-2014, 11:47 PM
Well it blows, i think alot of it has to do with not being with our division, and toxic command


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Murfman
01-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Pretty sure it's Carson in general. Or perhaps then change in direction the army's been headed towards for'the last decade

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Army has been changing for years. There were big changes when I was in, back in the 80s, when Reagan drew down, after the Cold War. Key is to take care of the soldiers. Do that and the rest will work itself out.

Levi
01-20-2014, 10:30 AM
Army has been changing for years. There were big changes when I was in, back in the 80s, when Reagan drew down, after the Cold War. Key is to take care of the soldiers. Do that and the rest will work itself out.

Omg you are old Paul!

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TAllen
01-20-2014, 10:45 AM
Welcome to the club.

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MWalton91
01-20-2014, 11:58 PM
Thanks TAllen


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