Welcome to R2R! Look forward to hearing how things are going. You are early stage - all stages are FUN!Hello from Vermont! I am brand new to saltwater but have had freshwater tanks over the years. Boy is it different! I was gifted a used, pre-drilled 75 gallon and have been reading posts for weeks on R2R. They have been so helpful and thought I should make it official and register! So far I'm loving my new hobby but I'm only at the stage of finishing my plumbing and playing around with my aquascape. I'm looking forward to getting water in the tank and exploring all that R2R has to offer!
Nice to see a person nearby setting up a tank.
I live in Essex (near Price Chopper). In the process of setting up a WB 25 gal peninsula mini. 3+ months in the process. Used to have a 200 gal system many years ago. Still miss the angels, tangs, and butterflies. Some philosophies have changed since then. Been watching ReefBum chat video (lives near Sugarbush) for some guidance. Lots of prominent interviewees for the hobby. Finally caught the guy open at Green Mt. Corals in Waterbury Center for a few frags. Some interesting items. Not a lot else to choose from the area anymore. Found a place in Maine called Cultured Reef for 1st clowns and frags. Salty Bottom Reef provided some fun hermits, shrimps that seem quite healthy. Have an order from Dr. Quarantine for some more fish coming shortly.
Have fun. Enjoy the research process.
That is so true. Yesterday my husband and I did a test run of our plumbing in the basement and everything worked! Drained the tank, moved everything upstairs and reconnected. Now on to perfecting (?) my aquascape and making ~75 gallons of RODI salt waterWelcome to R2R! Look forward to hearing how things are going. You are early stage - all stages are FUN!