Hello from Colorado. Brand new to Reefing!

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  1. GrowlingTea

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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Josh. I am from Colorado and am in the military. I am going to college to get my criminal justice degree to be a police officer after I get out of the military. I have a huge fascination and love for the ocean and everything in it since I can ever remember so what an amazing way to show my amazement and love I have for our oceans than to bring a small piece of it into my home. I've had a few 10g freshwater tanks in the past so my experience is minimal. I have wanted a saltwater tank for years now and finally have the money and, considering I just bought a house, the room to build one. I have a 40g terrarium that I water tested and passed that I am converting into my aquarium. I am DIYing a stand soon and would also like to DIY a sump after a learn more. I am not planning on putting livestock in my tank for at least a few months because I want to do this the right way. I'm starting with a 40g tank to gain some experience then I will transfer to a larger tank and convert my 40g to a sump for the larger tank, but that is getting way ahead of myself. I am reading through tons of information on the forum as well as reading the supreme guide and that guide is spectacular! I can't wait to talk to everyone and learn more everyday!
     
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    Welcome to R2R, and thank you for your service.
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member

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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    Welcome to R2R Josh.
     
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    Welcome! May I ask how you found us?
     
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    A_game43 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Josh Welcome to R2R, great group of people. Thank you many times over for serving this great country!!!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. I am sure that you will find it quite useful. There are a ton of great folks here to help out and teach us a lot. We all need help with different things and when you find yourself up against a challenge, I can guarantee you that somebody else here has already dealt with the same trouble in one way or the other.
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Hey Josh, welcome to R2R
     
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    I discovered R2R after I decided to google a few questions I had about starting up an aquarium. That google search brought me to a link to a thread on the site. After going through a few threads I realized there was an app to the forum and I thought it would be a great way to easily access the info on the forum as well as keep up on all the live updates with the community here, which I have realized is very active, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it!
     
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    Thank you everyone, so much, for the welcoming. I’m annoying my wife with how much I have spent on this forum but there’s no shame on my end! I can’t wait to learn more and get started with my tank. As soon as I learn enough to take my first physical step toward setting up the tank, I want to begin a build thread!
     
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    Welcome! I also setup my first tank while living on the east coast and serving in the Navy some 20 years ago. The 40 breeder is a perfect size to start with.
     
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    Welcome and thanks for your service.
     
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    Josh, indeed thank you for your service. Glad you found R2R lots of good people and info here. Everyone is supportive and all questions are welcome. Idk if there is a reef club near you but if there is then they can be a great help. Do you want a reef from the get go or are you going to start with fish only? I would suggest starting with just fish. That way you can enjoy your tank while researching a reef. Good luck.
     
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    Oh I forgot to ask what is the supreme guide?
     
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