Hey there fellow reefers

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by fishfinatic, Aug 20, 2016.

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  1. fishfinatic

    fishfinatic Plankton

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    Hi there everyone. I was in the hobby for about 6 months with a 35 gallon reef tank but constant problems with it forced me to sell. But after about another 6 months the hobby just kept calling to me so I ended up purchasing a 40 breeder. After about 3 months of running that tank it sprang a leak and so I ended up replacing it with 65 gallon tank, at that moment if I known what that upgrade was going to do I'd have probably never done it(just kidding) about another 2 months with that tank and I now had the itch to go even bigger I cruised the local classified and found a rimless 120 gallon cube for 150$ and I have never looked back. The tank is currently stocked with a variety of fish and is doing great. Thanks guys.
     

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  3. SantaMonica

    SantaMonica Fire Shrimp

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    Another late welcome :)

    150 for a 120 cube (with stand, looks like). Wow.
     
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  4. fishfinatic

    fishfinatic Plankton

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    Hi there. Thanks. I built the stand for it my self. It was just the 120 rimless cube for 150$ but in my opinion it was a steal. It was drilled too. Have now had it running for awhile and it's doing very well. Upgrades to the system will be coming soon. Again thanks.
     
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  5. SantaMonica

    SantaMonica Fire Shrimp

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    Nice cabinet then, and basically free :)
     
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  6. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Good score and welcome back. Nice job on the stand as well. This hobby is full of set backs but perseverance pays off in the end. Thats a really nice setup.
     
  7. fishfinatic

    fishfinatic Plankton

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    Thanks. Good to be back. Missed it a lot which is obviously why I'm back lol. Thanks I wood work a lot so I thought I'd make the stand as this is a odd size tank and having one built would cost a fortune. I love this system. I couldn't accommodate a 6ft 125 like I wanted as it would also cost more for lighting so I found this 30 inch on all sides cube which is perfect.
     
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  9. fishfinatic

    fishfinatic Plankton

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    As well as now that I'm back and more serious about the hobby I have invested in a permanent qt system which has worked wonders for me.
     

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  10. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Welcome tanks looking good


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  11. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Nice QT setup. Thats something I've never done in the years of reef keeping. Me and my wife typically buy from only one supplier so that helps but it's a good idea to QT nonetheless. If we set up holding tanks they would probably turn into full blown reef tanks in a year, lol.
     
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  12. SantaMonicaHelp

    SantaMonicaHelp Astrea Snail

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    Hi Fishffinatic,

    Welcome back to hobby !
    I think you are very happy now :)
    What fish do you have?

    Zhenya