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Hello everyone from Orlando. I'm totally green behind the ears on reefing. After 20 years in the military I'm finally able to start a hobbie I've been wanting to do for a very long time. So, being excited about this is an understatment. I know so little, I'm still not close to knowing what I don't know :). This is my current plan-

Currently building a house and have designed the house so the aquarium will be built inside a wall and share the view with two rooms. Planning on a 150g (72"x18"x23"). House won't be done until summer 2025 so thinking of getting the aquarium now and setting up in our current place with a temnporary stand that will replicate the space etc in the wall where it will go and try and have a successful 1 year tank that I then transfer to the new location when house is complete.

Outside the above I've been watching video after video on BRS and want to avoid as many mistakes as possible :). After over 20 years wanting to start this I consider myself pretty patient and hopefully can follow a lot of the guidance I've taken notes on thus far. Looking forward to sharing and learning here!!
 

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Welcome to your new home for saltwater reef aquarium resources and fun! Welcome to the family! :D
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Hello everyone from Orlando. I'm totally green behind the ears on reefing. After 20 years in the military I'm finally able to start a hobbie I've been wanting to do for a very long time. So, being excited about this is an understatment. I know so little, I'm still not close to knowing what I don't know :). This is my current plan-

Currently building a house and have designed the house so the aquarium will be built inside a wall and share the view with two rooms. Planning on a 150g (72"x18"x23"). House won't be done until summer 2025 so thinking of getting the aquarium now and setting up in our current place with a temnporary stand that will replicate the space etc in the wall where it will go and try and have a successful 1 year tank that I then transfer to the new location when house is complete.

Outside the above I've been watching video after video on BRS and want to avoid as many mistakes as possible :). After over 20 years wanting to start this I consider myself pretty patient and hopefully can follow a lot of the guidance I've taken notes on thus far. Looking forward to sharing and learning here!!
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Hello everyone from Orlando. I'm totally green behind the ears on reefing. After 20 years in the military I'm finally able to start a hobbie I've been wanting to do for a very long time. So, being excited about this is an understatment. I know so little, I'm still not close to knowing what I don't know :). This is my current plan-

Currently building a house and have designed the house so the aquarium will be built inside a wall and share the view with two rooms. Planning on a 150g (72"x18"x23"). House won't be done until summer 2025 so thinking of getting the aquarium now and setting up in our current place with a temnporary stand that will replicate the space etc in the wall where it will go and try and have a successful 1 year tank that I then transfer to the new location when house is complete.

Outside the above I've been watching video after video on BRS and want to avoid as many mistakes as possible :). After over 20 years wanting to start this I consider myself pretty patient and hopefully can follow a lot of the guidance I've taken notes on thus far. Looking forward to sharing and learning here!!
Hello and welcome to R2R!! Those BRS videos will help you a lot. One BRS recommendation I can very much validate is the idea of leaving the lights off for the first 4 months. I left mine off for 3.5 months and I had no ugly stage whatsoever. (knocks on wood) It is WELL worth the wait and fish do not need light. Good luck and I look forward to seeing your tank build thread.
 

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