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    AquaPorn DIY Guy

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been keeping freshwater tanks for almost 5 years, and just started my first marine build in March.
    There aren't many salties on my regular forum, so I started looking for a place to learn and talk about marine. So, here I am.

    My system:

    46gl bow front DT
    20 sump
    DIY LED lighting
    DIY UAS
    Eshopps psk-100 skimmer
    Arduino micro controller - build in progress
    Jebao WP25


    So, I cycled my tank and began to add fish in week 10. 2 P. Clowns...had to be the first fish because I have 2 boys. A five year old and a four year old.
    Then I made a bit of a mistake and bought a Flame Angel and Coral Beauty a week later...I got a little too excited, and stocked too fast.

    The result...Ich, and the loss of the Flame Angel. A lesson in QT early in my experience. At least the tank wasn't loaded with fish and corals yet.

    So, now I'm back to the pet rock phase in my DT as the remaining fish are undergoing hyposalinity treatment in a hospital tank for the next 7 weeks.

    I look forward to talking salt, and learning from your experiences!
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Welcome aboard! Can't wait to see your tank!
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Welcome to the site!!
     
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    Good job recognizing and attempting to fix your mistake, and most importantly learning. Have any pictures?
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome to the Reef mate!
     
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    AquaPorn DIY Guy

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    Thanks for the Welcome everyone!

    I don't have any recent photos yet. I've been too busy trying to save the fish and he system.
    I will get some when and if I start a build journal, or member journal.

    But, are videos acceptable here? I've been doing a vlog on YouTube.

    This is the most recent entry, and where I am in my build currently.

    [ame=http://youtube.com/watch?v=7eMtqi3Y2Q0]The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    I wouldn't worry about buffering the water. 7.8 is on the lower side but it's not harmful. Looking good!
     
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