introducing myself and tanks

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    poppinfresh

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    Hello Living Reef peeps,
    My real name is Jon, and I'm a addicted to reefing. :D

    Seriously though, I'm an almost three year learner to this hobby. I heard about this forum from Bifferwine while doing an episode of Talkingreef Live. So far I am very impressed with the diversity here at LR.com.

    I'm hoping I might be able to help a few people not make some of the mistakes I've made and learn from others from the mistakes they've made.
     
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    poppinfresh

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    Just realized I didn't introduce my tanks. Right now

    72g bow front with 100g rubbermaid sump and 20g refugium. T5 lighting, Tunze circulation and H & S skimmer.

    180 filled with water and LR awaiting plumbing to the basement.

    14g Oceanic Biocube.
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Welcome to the reef... Lots a fun here... Post up some pics if ya get a chance...
     
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    LionFish Resident Photoshopper

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    Hey poppin ! good to see ya made it, You will love it here,
    I wanna see a Poppin, tank showcase!
     
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    Welcome to Living Reefs,

    I'm sure your tank is poppin(bad joke,i know)
     
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    Welcome to LR,
    Just so you know we love pics if you are able to get them up. There is a great bunch of people here, and they are very helpfull. Have fun with it.
     
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    poppinfresh

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    Thanks for the welcome! I'll try to get some pics up of the 180 build.

    Knowing that the 72 is on its way out I haven't scraped the glass in a LONG time. I pretty much just have a small viewing window into the tank that have managed to keep coralline free. You really would not want to see it in its current state....its sad.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hi Poppin! I'm glad to see you made it over. We're pretty friendly and casual on this forum. Which is nice for a change. I hope you enjoy your time here! And like others have said, we love pictures...
     
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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    hey Jon, glad you could join us here. sure would like to see those tank pics !!
     
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    welcome. looks like there will be another 180 in the showcase besides mine.... not sure if there is room for 2 in there :) just kiddin!
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Welcome to the site. I would also love to see pics if you get the time.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Welcome to the reef.
    Wheres the pics?
     
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    Heres a couple pics to get 'yall by for a while. Those of you who also visit TR have already seen these.


    180 after adding the sand a couple weeks ago. Stand still needs its face.
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    Basment sump after I construction 2 years ago.

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    100lbs of Tatoka rock...been curing for about 8 months
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    Heres my H & S skimmer on my current set up...I love this thing! This is 24 hours worth of skimming.
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    Lastly..the 180 with the Tatoka plopped in
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    hello and welcome..dont forget those pics!!
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    uppss they are allready here...great start...wow..thats some mother sump you have there for that biocube
     
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    HAHAHA. The tank above the sump is my refugium (20 long glass tank). That picture is an old one, from when I used an eclipse 3 hood to light the 'fuge. I ditched that about a year ago for a Lights of America fixture. I also hard wired some outlets...so no more extension cords. :shock:
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    welcome to living reefs. looks like the 180 is going to be awesome. any pics of the bowfront?
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    theres plenty of room there for an awesome reef..great start..keep us updated
     
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    Great start,I get excited seeing larger systems.Can't wait to see where you go from here.
     
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    Welcome to the reef!
     
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