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    berts4jr24112

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    Hi everyone. New here but not totally to aquariums. I have had freshwater for more years off and on probably longer than most of you have been alive. With great success I should ad. Both my wife and I had both always wanted a saltwater tank. 4 yrs ago Thanksgiving she suggested we give ourselves 1 for Christmas. So began a long, expensive, learning experience. Was pretty sure the first trip to the LFS set tone for the first dose of anguish. What I got was put this sand and salt in the tank. Dump this bottle in. Then put your fish in tomorrow. Easy as that. Yeah Right. So I found out. After teaching ourselves online and through reading hours of forums and other websites I think we finally are getting somewhere. We have a 30gal 1/2 moon and 50# of live rock. With a pair of bonded clowns, 2 powder blue with yellow tail damsels, a dwarf coral beauty angel and a lawnmower blenny. All of them are over 2 yrs old, And a clean up crew. The water params are so tight I have not had to do a water change in over 2 yrs. Just top off. So I just set up a 55gal with 70# of live rock to do as a soft coral reef tank. Its in its 6th week of cycle right now. So it hopefully won't be long now. Everything is looking good right now except the nitrates are high and I started doing 15% water changes last weekend to bring those down. There is also a 30gal refuge in the works for it. I will be adding pics of both shortly. All comments and suggestions now and in the future are more than welcome.
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Hello and welcome to the site!
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    Welcome to the site!
     
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    Newbs64 Go Oilers!

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    Welcome. Great forum you have joined!
     
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    Welcome aboard! You will find this to be a rather friendly site with plenty of folks willing to help out with any questions you have.
     
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    Sakura2282 Reef lover!!!

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    Hi and welcome! You won't regret joining to this awesome site.
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Hello and welcome!!
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    You already said that you post whore :mrgreen:
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    LMFAO
    And also Welcome to the Freak show! ;)
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Maybe I just want him to be EXTRA welcome.
     
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    istrahd

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    Looking for a new sausage to wrangle? :shock:
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    I don't go looking for new sausage. It finds me.
     
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    I can imagine... Although your pic doesn't show a lot of your face (I love the pic, btw) but you look very attractive. I guess you were going for a somewhat aloof & mysterious look, which worked, btw... Reminds me a lot of someone I once knew.

    I love the Title as well, I almost spewed my coke when I first saw it. It's pretty original for a forum about fish. Probably not so much on the smutty sites but it definitely stands out here.

    `ave a g'night. I am off to lala land. It is WAY past my bedtime... I should be getting up about this time, lol.
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Erin. It seems all the newbies love ya... can you teach me? Or do I need a boob job?
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    I kind of want to change it to "Waddi's Sausage Wrangler". Hahahahahahaha.


    Also you just need to be a redhead. Work on that.
     
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    budblue sheik yerbouti

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    think its the profile pic
    that eye is nice :D
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Hahaa, sorry lads. This territory was claimed long ago.... :mrgreen:
     
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    budblue sheik yerbouti

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    :(
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    It's true. I'm a cradle robber. Waddi is my one true fish hubby.
     
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