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    Manic Medic

    Hello everyone! I'm a paramedic in Pueblo, and finishing a bachelor's degree in biology at CSUP. I grew up watching my dad take care of a freshwater community tank when he decided he was done with the hobby I picked it up replacing a broken glass pane in guess old tank and beginning my own journey. I was out of the hobby for about 5 years when I first got married, didn't have space our time. After the move to Pueblo I picked it up again with a 55gal community tank. My wife's preschool kids love it and I couldn't get enough if it!

    I began doing research on DIY projects and exploring more advanced tanks with my wife's blessing and help I set-up a 55 gal corner tank with a few chiclid's. During our work together on this tank my wife caught the fever!

    We are setting up a tank in almost every room of the house now including the kids bedrooms because you know they caught illness too!

    All of the tanks I have done have been freshwater, gravel filtration, sponge filtration, DIY canister, HOB, and moving bed. I have been working on a planned tank most recently, until last week that is, when I acquired a reef setup for a great deal!

    Now I'm working on finishing the planted tank, and being a saltwater reef adventure. I got a 75 gal bowfront, already drilled with a fuge/sump setup.

    I will be needing help and guidance as I begin my saltwater adventure. I hope to be assist any way possible. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all as we promote this awesome hobby!

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    Welcome to the club!
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    Welcome to the club. All of those fresh will be salt in no time.

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    Welcome! How did you find us?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hooked View Post
    Welcome! How did you find us?


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    I had been reading different forums trying to learn about how to reef tank. Then I had an idea to Google search for a Colorado reef community and found this club.

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    Nice. There are several helpful folks here. We have a club sponsor in pueblo. When you are ready to stock with corals. Look up myreef2yours.com. Jared is a great guy and very helpful. Also keep an eye out for our monthly meetings. We have a tank tour planned in pueblo/canon city this year. I believe in July. Would love to have you at any of the meetings.


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    90g sps Reef, DIY LED Lighting.
    180g Reef - rebirth started Jan 2013
    260g Coral Propagation System.


    Go dtí go bhfilleann sé abhaile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooked View Post
    Nice. There are several helpful folks here. We have a club sponsor in pueblo. When you are ready to stock with corals. Look up myreef2yours.com. Jared is a great guy and very helpful. Also keep an eye out for our monthly meetings. We have a tank tour planned in pueblo/canon city this year. I believe in July. Would love to have you at any of the meetings.


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    Thank you I hope to be very active and look forward participating!

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    Welcome! Ask any questions you have there is a ton of knowledge and good people on here.

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    Welcome to the group.. I am also in Pueblo and new to saltwater.. The people of this group have been very supportive and informative.

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    Welcome. One more here from Pueblo. I've only been in the hobby for about 15 months, but happy to help out however I can. I'm guessing you missed reefstock, but you should check out coloradocoralcon.com and head up to Springs on March, 26.

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    Welcome aboard. And please ask plenty of questions, there's a lot of great people here who would love to help make your journey to the salty side successful.




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    I'm interested to see what your alkalinity is. It looks like you are using concrete paver stones for your rock. I wonder if they give off lime into the water column increasing ph and alkalinity.

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