New to the hobby and to the site

Discussion in 'New Members' started by BrandonW, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. BrandonW

    BrandonW Member

    Hello all. As the title says, I am located in the Cabot area and I am new to the saltwater hobby. I bought my first saltwater tank at the end of last year. I am coming up on the 6 month mark with fish and invertebrates only and I purchased a couple of small coral frags from The Fish Tank and now I'm finding myself getting addicted. I wanted to try to get involved with others that might be able to share some wisdom and open some additional avenues for buying new tank enhabitants. I look forward to learning all I can from all those that will share.
     
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  2. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    You are in luck. There are several members of the club in the Cabot area including our president. Welcome to RRMAS! Hope to see you at a meeting soon.
     
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  3. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Welcome Brandon what size tank and what kind of inhabitants? You should start a build thread.
     
  4. graciesdad

    graciesdad Treasurer Staff Member

    Welcome! Hope you can join us for this weekend's meeting. We will be at Paradise Pets in Benton.
     
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  5. cameronkclements

    cameronkclements RRMAS Supporter

    Welcome! I am also out of Cabot. I joined the group in November and it was the single best move I've made in the hobby. Everyone has been super nice and there is a wealth of knowledge in the group. The meetings are great and the frag workshops are awesome. Hope to see you at a meeting soon.
     
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  6. SilentReefer

    SilentReefer Well-Known Member

    Hola! Tell us about your setup. Lots of pics please!
     
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  7. BrandonW

    BrandonW Member

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I am not sure why some of the pictures are sideways.... My setup is pretty small right now, but here is how I ended up where I am today. The first tank was a 3 year old Fluval Spec V. I immediately wanted something a little bigger, but I was too blasted impatient to get a long term tank setup. I bought a 20 gallon hexagon tank and started it along side the established 5 gallon.

    In the 5 gallon tank I have just a single 6 line wrasse. He would live in the hex tank except he was trying to pluck the eyes off of all my snails o_O

    In the hex I have a yellow clown goby, clownfish, and a dartfish/firefish. I have a handful of different snails, hermits, and a emerald crab. I only jumped into the coral around 2 weeks ago, so my coral game is lacking, haha. I have a tiny frogspawn frag, a wonky rock with green star polyps and a small frag of pink cabbage leather.

    I am hoping to get into something along the lines of a 50-60 gallon cube for a more sustainable situation...I just have to get the wife onboard with tanking up more of the dining room....



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  8. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Cool octagon tank
     
  9. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Or hexagon lol
     
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  10. BrandonW

    BrandonW Member

    Thank ya, sir. The tank itself is neat, but doesn't let itself well to any accessories or a decent stand. The only stand I could find was too short for my tastes and really didn't fit the bill, so I ended up building my own. 20170130_215322.jpg 20170122_212417.jpg 20170128_130054.jpg 20170129_140942.jpg
     
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  11. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member

    Hiya and welcome!

    If you can, really try to make the event this weekend. It'll start around 10:30 and would be a great place to meet everyone.
     
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  12. Fishbait

    Fishbait Active Member

    Welcome! I just got back in as well. I live just outside of Austin. Hope to see you at Fragfest this Saturday!
     
  13. cameronkclements

    cameronkclements RRMAS Supporter

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  14. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well-Known Member

    Hi! I'm in Benton, which isn't real close, but welcome! I agree, nice carpentry skills! I like that big branchy rock in the long tank too!
     
  15. BrandonW

    BrandonW Member

    I appreciate the props for the stand, it really came out better than I would have expected for my limited craftiness. I unfortunately won't be able to attend Saturday, but I will be looking forward to the next one that gets planned.
     
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