NW Arkansas Newbie

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  1. Joshua Jordan

    Joshua Jordan New Member

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    Hello Everyone!!

    I am so glad to be here. I was referred to this by a very knowledgeable fellow at my LFS and just from the few stickys that I have glanced over I can tell that this site is an incredible knowledge base for all aquarium enthusiasts and I am so happy that I decided to join.

    Let me start off by introducing myself and telling you a bit about my interests and aquarium background:

    I am a Systems Administrator for a Not-for-Profit organization based in Northwest Arkansas that provides advocacy services (and much more) to developmentally disabled individuals from 6 weeks of age until death. I always wanted an aquarium of my own once I graduated college and got out on my own but couldn't eve afford it until I got my current job.

    My first aquarium that I built was a year ago; even though I have my heart set on a reef tank, I had never kept ANY aquarium on my own. So after some research I decided that it would be best if I started off with a freshwater tank. I actually went with a planted tank, actually....a 29 gallon glass tank that I picked up for $15 on a Craigslist ad. It is thriving and it has done nothing but increase my enthusiasm for wanting to get a reef tank in the future. My current planted tank setup is as follows:

    • 29 Gallon Glass Tank (long)
    • Dennerle Scaper's Soil substrate
    • Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED Lighting
    • Fluval 406 Canister Filter
    • CO2 System (5 lb tank w all accessories)
    • EHEIM 150W Submersible Heater
    Thank you all so much for your hospitality. I look forward to getting to know you and hopefully getting to personally know some of the members that happen to live in my area. I am very interested in joining a local aquarium hobby club, but I am not exactly sure if there is one. I plan on posting another post very soon concerning my next purchase and advice about it.

    Cheers,

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

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    Welcome to R2R Josh!!!
     
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  3. dbl

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

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    Welcome to R2R and to the hobby.
     
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  4. jsker

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

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    Welcome to R2R Josh. Very nice system to start with.
     
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    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award NJRC Member Partner Member

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    Welcome!!!
     
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    Welcome to R2R! My wife is from Jonesboro, Ar.

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