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  1. Old Time SW Guy

    Old Time SW Guy Member

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    I'm brand new to reefing although I have had SW FO and FOLR tanks for several decades. My FO tanks were large (240 and 300 gallons) but that was when I lived in Florida and the house was built on a slab. When I moved up to NC I shifted to FW tanks and have had a 90 gallon Angel tank for quite some time. Recently I decided to get back into SW but on a smaller scale while taking a stab at reefing. I'm pretty sure a 240 in this house would wind up in the crawlspace so downsizing was pretty much mandatory. However... as we all know, it always starts out small but the addictive nature of the hobby somehow always leads to ever larger tanks. I suspect a structural engineer may be summoned at some point in the future.

    For now, at least, I purchased a JBJ 45 flat panel rimless and it's been up a running for about 8 weeks and is fully cycled. I have a few "softies" (see, I'm already learning some of the terminology) and a couple of fish and all are doing well so it's time to add a few more residents. It is my good fortune to have a friend who is a Marine Biologist at a local University and he has been kind enough to point me in the right direction a few times. His help is greatly appreciated and needed as I immediately realized that reefing was a whole different ballgame with much more to consifer than FO.

    I'm looking forward to populating my reef and watching it grow. Some of the tanks I see on YouTube, both large and small, are just absolutely gorgeous and I'll be thrilled if mine looks half as good in the future. I'm also looking forward to conversing and learning from the members of this forum. Participating in a good forum is invaluable in achieving success in any hobby and is enjoyable as well.
     
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  2. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman Cave Dweller R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Sounds great! Welcome to R2R!

    Funny, my JBJ 45 Flat Panel should arrive tomorrow, so I would love to see some pictures of yours!
     
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    mike werner Well-Known Member

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    welcome,
     
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    Welcome to r2r. Share some pics, we love those :)
     
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    Well welcome to R2R!
     
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    Welcome to R2R :)
     
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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2018 NJRC Member

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    Hello and welcome to R2R:) it’s a pleasure to have you here with us ;)
     
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    Welcome home, you will love it here!

    Let’s see some tank pics! :)
     
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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R 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 and your new reefing family.
     
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    Welcome to Reef2Reef! We love pictures!
     
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    !!! Welcome to R2R !!!
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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