New Tank and New to the Forum, Long Time Reefer

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  1. Labridaedicted

    Labridaedicted Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Hey everyone,

    Just wanted to introduce myself to the gang. I've been in the hobby for about 10 years now and have worked in a couple of shops in NC (where I'm from) and NJ (where I live now). I have my degree in marine biology and try to stay up to date on all the latest findings in the science and hobby.

    My tank back in nc was a 90 gallon mixed reef that was pretty heavy on sps. Since moving to nj, I've been limited on space and am running a 29 that I drilled and plumbed to a 10 gal sump. Needless to say, I've had to alter my reefing habits.

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    I'm a bit of a wrasse junkie and have been for a while now, so I'm pretty knowledgeable on most labrids and welcome questions if anyone has any, I'll do my best to answer!

    Looking forward to getting involved in the community and hopefully meet up with some local reefers!

    Thanks!
     
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  2. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R. Great to have you on the forums. Very nice setup.
     
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    Seadragon1 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome aquarium (-:
     
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  4. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Seadragon1 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck (-:
     
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    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award NJRC Member Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome fellow jerzian! Where abouts in the great garden state? I'm down south
     
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  7. Labridaedicted

    Labridaedicted Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I'm waaaaaaaaaaaay up north. Up in West Milford.
     
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    Welcome and looking good!
     
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  9. KJ

    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member Reef Squad

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    Welcome to R2R
     
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    Welcome, nice tanks:)
     
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  11. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R and your new reefing family.
     
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    Welcome!!!
     
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  13. melypr1985

    melypr1985 totally addicted Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R!
     
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  14. Salty1962

    Salty1962 Wrasse and SPS Lover R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome to R2R! Will look forward to your posts.

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    Welcome, where u at in nj? Check out Tropiquarium and across the street from them is ACC great place to buy cheap Coral in Ocean NJ
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator R2R Supporter

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    Welcome! Glad to have you with us!
     
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    Labridaedicted Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I'm way up in north west jersey in West milford.
     
  18. Labridaedicted

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    So, I thought it time for some update posts. I've been building up on stock, and added some rock. It's a bit cluttered, but I plan to do done rearranging. I need to let everything grow in a bit now.

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    My yashia didn't want to come out for pics :-( I wish my pics showed the colors better, but it's cell phone pics, so things are not as bright.

    I started running biopellets last week. Getting better sps polyp extension now. Also, had 2 smooth skin acros come down with red bugs. They're qt in a 5 gal system after a bayer dip. Plan to reintroduce after 2 weeks to ensure red bugs have starved in dt. That's why there's 2 big empty epoxy holes up top. Happy with how are coming together. Planning on plumbing through wall to a 40 gallon sump soon since the 10 gallon is a liiiiitttllleeeee cramped with the Octo 250 in it.

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  19. Labridaedicted

    Labridaedicted Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Well, time for an update. Sorry it's been a while, but I had a small disaster and things tank related were chaos. My auto top off switches stuck with vermetids and all 10 gallons of ro dumped in. Gfci tripped so skimmer and pumps went. Came back from work to a sad, sad sight. Lost a few corals and a couple of fish.

    Since then, I've been building back. So here's some photos of the tank as I've restocked a bit and the tank has matured. I added another back up float switch to avoid further issues.

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    Sorry for the dirty glass, I ran out of razors to get the hard green algae off.
     
  20. Maritimer

    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Love the fact that your goby has her burrow right on the glass! Very cool peek into that little world.

    Labridae is an easy addiction to come down with - I've had a pretty bad case of it since I was a teen!

    ~Bruce
     
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