Return to Reefing...A lot has changed!

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  1. Mark_Ames

    Mark_Ames Member R2R Supporter CIRS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi Everyone!

    I’m stepping out of the shadows for a bit to say hello and sing my praises of R2R. This is an awesome resource!!!

    It’s been 10+ years since my last reef tank (mostly softies). Sadly, I had to take it down due to a move and it never recovered. I thought I would do a reef reboot sooner or later. But little did I know how much later it would be. Flash forward to a few weeks ago when on vacation on the Red Sea. Without my prompting nor knowledge of my interest, a friend happened to arrange a visit to the Hebrew University Marine Science Laboratory. Once I saw the corals in their holding tanks, I was reawakened.

    Since getting back home, I’ve been trying to get back up to speed. There is still a learning curve. But finding R2R has certainly made it much easier. And, y’all seem to be nice and welcoming...even for a lost soul like me.
     

  2. Retro Reefer

    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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  3. HotRocks

    HotRocks Fish Fanatic! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Expert Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R!!!

    Great Place, Great People, and Tons of great Info!!! :)
     
  4. kschweer

    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Hospitality Award NJRC Member

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    Welcome to R2R!!
     
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    It's always cool to hear from those who were into reefing decade(s) ago... What would you say will be the biggest difference from your last tank to this one? (LED lighting doesnt count ;))
     
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  6. Mark_Ames

    Mark_Ames Member R2R Supporter CIRS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Live Rock from Fiji seemed to be the norm. It was everywhere. Had I known back then what I know now, I would’ve looked for an alternative. This time, I’m going aquacultured.
     
  7. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Article Contributor Hospitality Award Expert Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome home, you will love it here!

    Tell us about your tank/plans? Lots of pics, please! :)
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Article Contributor Hospitality Award Expert Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Also, I have three shelties. I like the avatar!

    I have a bi blue, a tricolor, and a sable merle!
     
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    Mark_Ames Member R2R Supporter CIRS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Cool! I love shelties!!!
     
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    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Hospitality Award Glitter Fairy Build Thread Contributor

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    spyder813 !!! Happy Wife....Happy Reefing !!! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    !!! Welcome to R2R !!!


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    Welcome to R2R and back to the reefing world!

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  13. Billldg

    Billldg Going off the reef end R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R!!!
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member Hospitality Award

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    mike werner Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    welcome to r2r!!
     
  16. Lovemyreef2015

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    Welcome to R2R!! Reefing is much easier than it was back that long ago haha!

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  18. Mark_Ames

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    lol! I’m enjoying the new technology, but sad that my Neptune AC3 is now ancient. I thought the X10 power modules were as good as things could get.
     
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    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey Mark, Glad to see you back into reefing & welcome to R2R ! Your right about everybody being friendly & all the info.These facts have kept me coming back .
    The basics are the same but many innovations in 10 years. We can get You up to speed on all that.
    What do You have tank/equipment wise so far?
     
  20. KrisReef

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    “Lost soul.”
    I haven’t heard that term used much since my dear mom passed. She used that phrase a lot when she was alive. She bragged about my brother “The Dr.” and complained and cried about her other son (yours truly); “A wicked lost soul.”

    But I to have become a new man since I wandered into this website. I barely use any swear words any more, I’ve stopped vodka dosing and my reef is growing corals like the garden of Eden. ( Post-Fall Garden, but things are looking good.)

    And now you’ve signed up here after wandering around Israel. Welcome home Pilgram.
    Welcome to Reef2Reef!
     
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