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Hey guys, figured I'd make one of these build threads.

A couple months ago the wife and I said we should get a fish tank for the kids. We had recently lost our 12 year old dog and I had the itch to take care of something. Talked to my "fish buddy" about setting up a freshwater tank and now I have a 75 gallon beginnings of a reef tank...

Picked up a 75 gallon full setup off of Facebook market place. Slapped a new coat of paint on the stand. Picked up about 100lbs of dry rock from a guy on FB marketplace for $20.

Set the tank up in the living room, filled it and added salt. Threw some microbacter start and a couple of clownfish in it. After a couple weeks just added a small mimic tang and a handful of snails.

Overall very pleased with how things are going. Excited to get some easy corals down the road.

Anyways, here are some pictures of the progress.

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It looks like you are off to a good start! Congratulations on your new adventure!
 
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Yoo dude!!!!!!!!! Where you located in NJ? I am in Hunterdon County. Do you know about the NJ club? NJreefers.org
We are having a get together tomorrow (Saturday). Pop over to the website and snoop around!
Hey man, I'm in Jackson by Six Flags. Attending a wedding tomorrow though. I'll check out the website as well
 
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Hey guys, is this standard "ugly phase" stuff? Tank has had fish in it about a month now. Been using some microbacter clean for a couple weeks now. Have a small clean up crew of a handful of snails. Picking up more this week and starting a refugium.
 

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