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  1. ReeferHunter

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    Hello everyone out there, my name is Hunter. I'm 21, from California, and I'm completely new to reef tanks. I have spent about a month studying on and off about everything I would need to know to set up a beautiful reef. I first purchased a 40 gallon aquarium from a local store but was not pleased with his selection of equipment. I then ventured to LAX Aquarium here in Los Angeles, which so happens to be right near LAX airport. The guys there were super helpful and after much thought I decided to purchase the RedSea Reefer E-MAXX170. The tank was expensive but I felt that since I am a beginner that it would be a better route, as a more all in one package. Then after more research I made a hefty purchase on MarineDepot buying an ATO, RO/DI system, all testing water parameter equipment, media reactors, and a Vortex MP-10 wireless with battery backup. I currently have 2 Ocellaris clown fish, a cleaner skunk shrimp, 1 pulsing Xenia (that I was very happy to find in store), 1 palythoa, and a Neon Green Bubble Tip Anemone that recently got caught in the MP-10:(. The anemone seems to be recovering okay, however it was not pretty. I look forward to learning from all of this communities knowledge. IMG_1397.jpg
     
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    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R Hunter.
    Off to a great start, it's a big learning curve. :)
     
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    Welcome to R2R
    Looks nice
     
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    WWIII Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor LMAS Member

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    Welcome to R2R! Awesome 1st tank and setup! Really makes things easier to get started on the right foot!
     
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    Welcome to the family, Hunter! I’m in San Pedro if you ever have any questions!!
     
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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!

    I did the cave! Thanks for sharing. Please keep us updated with your tank with lots of photos! ;)
     
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    Welcome to R2R Hunter and thanks for joining. Looks like you're off to a great start.
     
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    Welcome to R2R Hunter! I really dig the rockscape.
     
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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!!! welcome12_af875eaa887ed91c39e4c81c7d4fd966-0ed06ab93ea565647147c6beddbca4eb.gif zOk7nol.gif
     
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    Sweet man if you could answer this question now that would be great. The clowns I purchased yesterday don't seem to be able to eat the pellet food I got from Marine Depot as a gift, its from Cobalt Aquatics and its called Mysis Spirulina. I can tell the pellets are to big so I cut them down but the fish attempt to chase down the sinking pellet but then don't actually eat the pellet.
     
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    thank you very much, I rearranged them about 10 times before I was happy
     
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    Try cutting them smaller and then soak them in some aquarium water for a few minutes, the pellets may be to hard for them to take in.
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to reef2reef! Try a good quality flake or try some quality frozen food. LRS is a great frozen!
     
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    will do thank you:)
     
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    Completely agree. Sometimes fish are just picky eaters when it comes to pellets too.
     
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    Welcome!!!
     
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    Welcome to r2r! A guard on your power heads will be your best friend if you decide to keep nems...and I have found the foam that vortech supply's is not effecient at keeping nems out.
     
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    Welcome to R2R
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter ETRC Member R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader

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    Welcome to R2R Hunter.
     
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    !!! Welcome to R2R, Hunter !!!! Nice tank and looks well setup.
     
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