190g ... So far so good!

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  1. Tanya R

    Tanya R Member

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    Hi all!

    I am building my first saltwater tank. I have had freshwater all my life - but my brother inspired me to go salty. ;Stinkyfeet

    I have started with a 190g because I know if I started smaller, I would soon get tank envy and be here anyway. ;)

    A few of my specifics are it's a ghost overflow, 39g Emerald sump, Nyos 160 Skimmer, M1 return, a couple M40 wave makers and 3 Hydra 26's. My infrastructure is 2(ish) inches of Pink Fiji sand and a mix of Life Rock, Pukani and Tonga rock.

    I am hoping to have a reef with lots of coral and a nice community of fish and inverts. There are so many of your pictures I have put on my Inspiration Board!

    My current status is Day 6 of the Red Sea Reef Mature program... Microbubbles and foam are a pain. My Skimmer is still breaking in so it's pretty much all over the place which I am sure isn't helping my microbubble problem, but everything is simmering down as the days go by.

    I have a fish "wish" list that consists of Tang, Goby, Wrasse (fairy's) , Labroides, Gramma, Dwarf Angels (?), Foxface, Anthias, Clowns, Chromis, Flashers, Cardinals, Blenny and of course a crew of "cleaners". My LFS (shout out!!) Coral Corral is helping me decide the final list, sequence and time their introduction. They have literally spent hours with me answering questions (even if I have asked the same question 5 times). They're awesome.

    I am so thankful to be included in this forum as it has been AMAZING source for research and answering so many of my newbie questions. I am so beyond excited to have made the plunge to the other side!!!

    Happy Reefing!!

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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R and your new reefing family. Looks like you're off to a good start.
     
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    Tanya R Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Tank Mechanic R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R!! Looking really good! welcome12_af875eaa887ed91c39e4c81c7d4fd966-0ed06ab93ea565647147c6beddbca4eb.gif tenor.gif
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome home, you will love it here!

    Gorgeous tank and aquascaping! :)
     
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    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Tanya,
    Welcome to Reef 2 Reef

    We hope you feel comfortable and at home.

    I too have a wonderful reef shop close by and it does make a world of difference, when converting over.

    Wish you all the the best in with your new setup and looks like your off to a great start.

    Freddie
     
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    Dsnakes Knight Reefer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R :) that will be a great reef in no time! I love your stand and canopy.
     
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    Leslie Tabor Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Good call on going big right away lol I did a 120 which is now being upgraded to a 380/318 (I get confused still about the standard gal. Vs actual gal. thing) o_O This forum is a lot of fun with lots of great people! Welcome and your new tank is beautiful!!
     
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    DLHDesign Ex-Noob R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R! You're off to a great start; looking forward to reading that finalized stock list. :)
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader ETRC Member

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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    Adele I don't sing R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Yea! I’m excited for you. That tank looks great and you are going to have so much fun with the salt world.
    Welcome to the Reef and I don’t have to tell you how helpful people are here, but we are a visual lot, so keep the pic coming.
     
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    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to r2r!
     
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  13. Dan Cyr

    Dan Cyr Active Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome!! I wish I did the larger tank first like you did. I wasted a bunch of money and time.
    Your tank looks awesome and can't wait to see it progress!
     
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    Welcome to R2R!! The tank is looking awesome!! Cant wait to see it again soon!
     
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