hello new to R2R and the hobby

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  1. joel marrero

    joel marrero Member

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    Hello my name is Joel and I am new to the hobby. I have a 90 gallon tank, a ruby red 36 sump, skimz leopard SL 183 DC , Premium LED technology Verve by Giesemann X2, as well as 50 lbs of reef saver rocks from bulk reef supply. I will be getting a fan and return pump soon. I am just looking for advice on the right approach on how to get everything up and running the proper way. please no negative comments Thank you and I look forward to hearing all your different ideas.
     

  2. James M

    James M I like anemones R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to reef2reef !!!!
    No one will be negative here, are you planning a reef tank ?
     
  3. reacclimating 2 the hobby

    reacclimating 2 the hobby patience is... oh look an acro pack fs! R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    welcome to r2r

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    Js.Aqua.Project Reef Addict R2R Excellence Award Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor Ocala Reef Club Member

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    Welcome to R2R Joel!

    Make sure to start a build thread, they are a good way to show off what you are doing as well as seek input.
     
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    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome. I haven't ran across a negative person yet. IMG_20190105_202101_01.gif
     
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    Gonebad395 Anemone hound R2R Supporter

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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    NY_Caveman Troglodyte R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Sounds like a great start! Welcome to R2R!

     
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    Hybrid Ken Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to the group and the best advice I can give is to go slow, take your time and learn about what and why. Only bad things happen fast.
     
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    Thank you so much for the positive energy. Yes I do plan on having a reef tank I was thinking about using Tropic Marine pro reef salt mix.
     
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    I Agree about going slow I have been buying stuff for about 1 year now to make sure I get good quality equipment that will get the job done properly any recommendations on any good books or anything that can help out as well?
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Dimmy007 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    Lovemyreef2015 Reefing Mom! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R. Lots of great info here that folks linked up and still just about anything under the sea is covered somewhere :) Lots of smart helpful folks willing to share and help others to succeed as well. For books tons out there I like th reef aquarium vol 1-3 but they are like reading school text books dry but geeky and only old copies online at some high prices. I’m sure others can recommend some newer books that can scratch the itch. Look forward to seeing your tank come alive

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    PDR <°)))>{ R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 SCAA Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    mich2599 Well-Known Member Louisiana Reef Club

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    Welcome to R2R!:)
     
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    Hello Joel! You came to the right place for the best info! People here are great
     
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    Idoc Valuable Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R! I couldn't find any updated books when i started out. The best resource are the R2R articles and search function!
     
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    The reef aquarium is one series of books that can be found on Amazon that is available. It is a three part series
     
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