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Hello All,

My name is Ben and I’ve been in the hobby for a few years. I started back in 2005 and hung it up around 2008. After a divorce, life being naturally chaotic, meeting my new lady and finally settling in our new home in 2017 I decided to start another tank.
My first set up was a frag tank with the intention of growing out the colonies I wanted to keep and eventually setting up a display. As I’ve found is fairly typical in this hobby, I’ve been through a few tanks since. I still have the frag system(50 low boy) and have added a 25 gal nuvo coral qt, Red Sea max 120, and my newest addition, a waterbox 60.2. I also have multiple smaller tanks for fish qt. I do have plans to consolidate tanks eventually into a 5’ display. I’m looking at the Red Sea 525xl.
Currently my focus is on sps and lps, mostly “beginner” stuff, nothing too fancy. Still working on balancing parameters and trying to keep the new additions to a minimum until the new display is set up. Recently I have battled with bryopsis, cyano, a huge salinity spike(faulty equipment and straight out laziness), flatworms and monti eating nudis. I guess if it was boring I would lose interest… however I feel like conquering these has made me better. Live and learn I guess.
I am a member of my local forum, but it seems to go stale at times, and I find myself here more often than there, hence the new account. I appreciate all the information and discussions available for learning and interacting.
My next step is to make my first online livestock purchase. My 60.2 is only 6 months old so I’m still working on stocking it with what I like.
And without further ado…
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Thanks for having me, and I look forward to more fun and discussions.
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Welcome to your new home for saltwater reef aquarium resources and fun! Welcome to the family! :D
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Welcome to R2R! A build thread is a great idea. Looks like your new tank is off to a great start, and your frag tank looks happy. Do you have pictures of your other tanks? As you can see, we like tank pictures...
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First up is a newer photo of the 60.2.
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Next is the 120 that will be replaced by the 525 xl hopefully soon!

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And finally the QT tank, that currently has most of my zoas in it for safe keeping as well as a wrasse (for pests) and a clown (on time out for being rude)
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Sorry for the blue…I haven’t learned how to photograph the tanks yet.
 

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