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I_Made_You_Read_This
01-23-2015, 09:01 PM
I have been enjoying my planted tanks and have recently decided to join the ranks of the reefers. The learning curve is immense and now I am a noob all over again. I am hunting for a large tank (120+) and will then start acquiring all the things I will need to have a successful reef tank. Currently I have 29g, 75g, and 150g planted tanks. So the thought of having bigger and brighter fish along with beautiful corals was quite appealing to me. I look forward to picking all of your collective brains and I will lean heavily on your experience.

Thanks,

Jim

Sharkboy99999
01-23-2015, 09:12 PM
You tricked me you made me read it ....... And welcome !


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I_Made_You_Read_This
01-23-2015, 09:13 PM
Thank You

hooked
01-23-2015, 09:36 PM
Welcome. We are having a meeting this coming Sunday. Would be great if you could come.

Campbell
01-23-2015, 10:00 PM
+1 newcomers are always more than welcome at the meetings!!


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Murfman
01-24-2015, 06:42 AM
Welcome. Aquatic Arts had a full tank set up listed for sale on their forum.

Just_Tim
01-24-2015, 08:34 AM
The tank at Aquatic art is a deep dimension 250g and is worth every penny they're asking ($2,500) I think.




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I_Made_You_Read_This
01-24-2015, 09:58 AM
When and where is the meeting? Also I did see the 250g at Aquatic Art and he had lowered it all the way down to 2200 but that is too much for me atm. I was more interested in the 150g next to it. I may be up in Denver today and I just might swing by to look at that one again.

hooked
01-24-2015, 10:02 AM
When and where is the meeting? .

http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?17459-January-25th-Meeting

static reef
01-24-2015, 11:55 AM
Welcome to the club. Always exciting to shop around for a new tank build. Lived in WA for a few years and don't miss it a bit. Keep us posted on what you decide to do

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Murfman
01-24-2015, 12:43 PM
http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?17364-160-gallon-complete-running-corals-and-fish-make-me-an-offer

I_Made_You_Read_This
01-24-2015, 05:35 PM
Well I just bought a tank. It was an Aqueon 120 with two drains and returns, nothing fancy. I bought the 40g breeder that Jim G recommended to me. I am completely clueless on how to build the sump or how to plumb the tank. I will use one of my aquaticlife 4 bulb T5 to start out. I will have to save up for the leds that I want. I was looking at the reef octopus skimmer and getting some dry rock and sand. I will need 1 or 2 pumps and a couple of power heads? Is there anything else that is a must have to get started?

I_Made_You_Read_This
01-24-2015, 05:36 PM
I forgot the ato. Any suggestions on what testing supplies I would need?

NightStar
01-24-2015, 07:36 PM
For testing the standard ammonia, Ph, nitrites, nitrates is a must (high range Ph, otherwise same tests as for fresh water). If you want a good reef tank, then calcium, alk, and magnesium. Heaters are a must too, figured you planned for them already but they're spendy! Also, a small thing but a big one, check valves on return lines. Sorry if any of this is redundant, I'm sure you're an expert with tank stuff due to the planted tanks :)

Welcome to the craziness of saltwater!

I_Made_You_Read_This
01-24-2015, 08:28 PM
I did plan for heaters (I have a couple lying around that are big enough) but the pluming of the sump is all new to me. I will be sure to include check valves though thank you for that. Can I use my canister filter for gfo and carbon? I would just leave out the sponges so no nitrate?

Levi
01-28-2015, 01:06 AM
Well I just bought a tank. It was an Aqueon 120 with two drains and returns, nothing fancy. I bought the 40g breeder that Jim G recommended to me. I am completely clueless on how to build the sump or how to plumb the tank. I will use one of my aquaticlife 4 bulb T5 to start out. I will have to save up for the leds that I want. I was looking at the reef octopus skimmer and getting some dry rock and sand. I will need 1 or 2 pumps and a couple of power heads? Is there anything else that is a must have to get started?
I have a skimmer rated for over 200g and plenty of dry rock for sale. Let me know if you want to swing by and check it out. I will make you a good deal on a packaged deal.

esmith
02-05-2015, 11:07 AM
If you've got extra plants or freshwater livestock let me know. Would be happy to buy some from you.

j5fisher
03-02-2015, 08:59 AM
Welcome

kmellon
03-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Glad you found our little slice of madness.

marcslove
04-20-2015, 03:05 PM
Welcome:willy_nilly: