Just add water.. Couple diving in.

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  1. DaftandDirty

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    Well my wife @Mayfair and I are officially saltwater hobbiests. We love everything salt. We are avid salt kayak fisherman and own several tanks already. Two african cichlid (180 and 60 cube) We started salt tank (40 gal AIO) the way most seem to...first we wanted fish, who needs coral right?? Oh we have to have lots of live rock? Huge pile ....done. Fish bought, parameters not really really checked besides salinity/temp. Fish not so healthy, parameters checked at fish store. Parameters fought and mostly won. Did I mention we were married, yup arguments on what to get and how many, check. :cool: Live rock partially removed because we have waaaay to much. Research, research, research..... we got better. Well wife has a birthday coming. Hell let's get a 125 AIO, why not. Marine pure and small quality live rock seems to be working well for us. Oh we got softies.. leathers and Mushrooms are nice. Hey what about LPS???

    So here we are on top of research and plenty of active live rock and marine pure and a new larger tank. I guess it needs water right? We are diving in. SOON. #myfireplaceismyreeftank

    Oh and hello all, we love reef2reef.

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    Welcome aboard, Daft&Dirty!

    I've got a feeling that you'll become a welcome and valued member (well ... members, really...) of the community here!

    ~Bruce
     
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    Welcome to R2R, sounds like you're having fun already, you should take up scuba diving as well.
     
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    Hey welcome guys!!! Get some water in there I'll bring the BBQ Grill... lol
     
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    Funny thing about diving our kids are getting certified as we speak. They just had the first pool session. I am happy in the kayak and just staring at my own little reef for now.
     
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    We are from Texas the grill is on the back porch come on over.
     
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    Hope the Moisture and Saltcreep don't eat your nice TVs Terminals, Hardware or Etc.
     
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    Welcome to R2R. I am pretty new myself. Yes, watch the salt creep it get everywhere .
     
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    We have had a 40 gal in that exact place for almost year without issues. But agree something we are keeping an eye on.
     
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    Thank you all for the kind words and welcoming atmosphere, I look forward to learning the finer points of making our own RODI water. I also look forward to slowly building our coral gallery and a fish here and there. Again thanks to all!
     
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    Progress up on AIO forum if anyone cares to see the progress... HERE
     
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