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Hello Everyone,
After lurking for sometime, while my new Reef Aquarium becomes established, and learning from some of the great posts and information on this wonderful forum. I think it's time I introduce myself and say hello. I've been away from the hobby for over six years, so I've got a lot of catching up to do. My new Reef Aquarium is an SC 50G with two Current USA 24" LED lights, Current Bluetooth Loop Control, two Current 660 GPH power heads, 1050 GPH Current DC Return Pump. I'm using the stock SC skimmer, with no socks, just the filter media pads, ceramic rings and the plastic bio balls that come with the SC Aquariums. I did add a couple tablespoons of TL Reefs Rox Carbon in a media bag between the filter pads. Cobalt 300 watt heater. Innovative Marine ATO Aqua Gagit controller, pump and 5 gallon reservoir. My refugium has Marine pure blocks, Miracle Mudd and Algae Barn 5280 pods, and Cheato with a 9 watt innovative marine cheato grow LED light. And using Algae Barn Ocean Majik. The tank has only been set been set up for a month and a half and I recently introduced a Royal Gramma and a purple Firefish. I'm taking it slow and looking forward to adding more livestock. I'll post more pictures as the Aquarium progresses. Happy Reefing!

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Thanks to everyone who's welcomed me. You're all a great group of people! Such a great Forum! I'm really looking forward to learning and sharing with all of you!
 

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Thanks slipping lanes! If I see you on highway 24 I'll move over for ya. ️
That’s hilarious!! Yeah, if I’m slipping lanes by you, we’re both in trouble!

actually, I ride a bicycle a lot these days, and the motorcycle sits...

where did you get your fire fish, if you don’t mind sharing?
 
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That’s hilarious!! Yeah, if I’m slipping lanes by you, we’re both in trouble!

actually, I ride a bicycle a lot these days, and the motorcycle sits...

where did you get your fire fish, if you don’t mind sharing?
I got the fire fish from Live Aquaria and the Gramma from Blue Zoo.
 
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Welcome home, you will love it here!

Keep us updated with lots of pics! :)
Hey thanks 4FordFamily! Not sure if that's your name or your a blue oval guy? I bleed blue FoMoCo! Big Mustang Fan. I got a 2012 GT Premium with a few Illegal California upgrades. Sorry to talk about cars on a Reef Forum, but that's another passion of mine.
 
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stationed there for 4 yrs in the late 70's nice area was back for a Mt, Diablo visit in '17. Welcome to R2R!
It's still pretty nice. I live right below Mt Diablo on the Clayton Walnut Creek border.
 
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Welcome home, you will love it here!

Keep us updated with lots of pics! :)
Welcome home, you will love it here!

Keep us updated with lots of pics! :)
Thanks, definitely will. I might be jumping the gun? But I couldn't resist the WWC sale this past weekend. Spent too much. LOL! Hopefully I'll be placing a lot of coral this Friday. Wish me luck.
 
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