Hi from Greenbrier!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by JaqJaq, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. JaqJaq

    JaqJaq Plankton

    I’ve always wanted a saltwater tank, having had loads of freshwater aquariums over the last few years. I took the plunge a few months ago and have my first saltwater tank! It’s a standard 10 gal with an aquaclear 70 hob, v1 hipagero aquaknight, 100 watt adjustable heater, and I just added a JBJ nano auto top off system. Everything but the light and ato system I already had. I know, bigger is always better, but as a broke recent college graduate with a lot of free time, I’m so happy with how it turned out and it hasn’t been a problem so far. I’ve had my first corals for a week now and they’re doing amazing! I have a Pulsing Xenia isolated on its own rock and a Rasta Zoa; I can’t stop looking at them!
  2. Awesome welcome to the hobby. You should post some tank pics
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  3. Adam Mulling

    Adam Mulling RRMAS Supporter

    Welcome it’s a great hobby and yes bigger is better but I don’t have room in my house for any bigger then I already have lol it will be fine for sure just things change quicker because of less water content but if you have any questions feel free to ask
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  4. CaBrowne

    CaBrowne Plankton

    Welcome to the group :). We would love to see pics or maybe a posting in the tank build forum with pics. Don't be afraid to ask questions! Hope you can make it to some of the club meetings!
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  5. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Welcome! Good call on isolating the Xenia. Sounds like you have done your research pretty well! We definitely like pictures!

    I'm just down the road in Conway if you need anything or want to ask questions.
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  6. Marti

    Marti Plankton

    welcome! We are in Greenbrier as well.
    We have a 29gal nano and a 75. i love the nanos and larger tanks. The larger ones don't have the chemistry swings as fast as the nanos but with reg water changes I've had no problems with the nanos.
    This hobby is so addictive but equally rewarding.
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  7. JaqJaq

    JaqJaq Plankton

    I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome! My tank has been in the ugly stages for about two weeks now, so I'm a little hesitant to post pictures (oh the anxiety!). It's not bad, just can't keep the algae off the glass. But, my clean up crew arrived yesterday and are getting settled in so that should help. Water changes are keeping the parameters in check, so I'm really liking the salt life so far XD
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  8. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Don't be bashful or afraid to post pictures. This is a safe place because every one of us have experienced exactly what your tank is going through. It's part of the ride! :D

    I remember the first time the club came to my house for a meeting...some guys with serious skills and amazing tanks. Felt like sitting on the exam table in your skivvies waiting for the doctor to come in! :p
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  9. Jake atkinson

    Jake atkinson Blenny

    Welcome. Glad to see another person with an interest in this great hobby.
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