First attempt at a reef tank

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  1. ledger

    ledger Member

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    Hi everyone, guy from New Hampshire here and just setup my first attempt at a reef tank.
    Currently have an EVO 13.5 AIO setup last Thursday, nothing in the tank yet besides some hermit crabs and some hitch hikers in the live rock (Brittle stars, bristle worm, snails) and two types of polyps growing on the live rock (not exactly sure what they are). Bit of a microbubble issue from the PS2 skimmer, hopefully it goes away in a few weeks.

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  2. Lovemyreef2015

    Lovemyreef2015 I love Acans! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365

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    Welcome to R2R. We have the same tank. Looks like you have a Kenya tree Coral growing in there.
     
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    Thanks for identifying that thing! there's another one attached to the side of the rock that appears to now be growing as well.
     
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  4. Lovemyreef2015

    Lovemyreef2015 I love Acans! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365

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    That one on the side looks like a toadstool maybe. Can you get a better picture of that one? Oh and I see you have some palys growing on the top left of where the Kenya tree is.
     
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  5. ledger

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    I think the one with the stump is another one of those tree corals sprouting out of it, started noticing it growing out two days ago.


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  6. redfishbluefish

    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    Welcome @ledger to R2R. Father's side of the family was from Berlin, NH, back when it was a productive paper town.....sad now.

    I'd suggest starting a Member's Tank thread and start by what you included here. Great way to document your tank.

    And let's be positive...it's not an "attempt", but the First Successful Reef Tank. :D:D. With many more to come.
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter ETRC Member R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader

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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R! :D Looking good so far! Keep up the good work!
     
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    Welcome to R2R
     
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  10. dbl

    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 to the hobby.
     
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    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome!!
     
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    Lovemyreef2015 I love Acans! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365

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    You are right. It was hard to tell from the original picture.
     
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    !!! Welcome to R2R !!!
     
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  14. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R and to the reefing adventure!!:)

    I am thinking pylops for the second one.
     
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    WWIII Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor LMAS Member

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    Big G Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R! Happy New Year! :)
     
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    welcome to r2r and the great hobby
     
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