Kris 2020

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May 16, 2020
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Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've been reefkeeping for about 14 years. To be honest, I was part of some other forums earlier on in the hobby but decided to get away from them...I was always comparing my tank to others and would get very caught up in the "good equipment" and peoples opinions about which coral is desirable and which is "garbage", and the drama. It wasn't a very healthy environment for me. I finally realized my tank is my own to enjoy and if I like something to heck with others opinions on its worthiness. I have found myself lurking here a bit, thought maybe I'm ready to try again.

In short, my tank is a 65 gallon mixed reef with a 40 breeder sump in the basement. I've had this particular setup for maybe 8 years? I will post a tank thread sometime. I had been neglectful of water changes and maintenance in general for about a year, maybe more, only doing water changes every couple of months. I'm not sure why I lost interest for awhile. The result was anemones and 4 fish survived but of course the coral and many inverts did not. Starting this January I decided I either needed to let it go and tear down or get the tank back on track. Many water changes later, parameters are looking pretty good and I have done some re-stocking. Also added some new equipment.

I'm looking forward to being part of this community.


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