WOW!!! A lot has changed...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ShadoWReX, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. ShadoWReX


    May 15, 2010
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    Bucks County, PA, USA
    Hello All:
    32 years ago I had a 55 gallon saltwater aquarium with dismal results...
    After admitting defeat I vowed 'one day' to have a successful tank. I'm getting close to realizing this!
    So much has changed in the past 32 years! One of the best things is the information available; I have been on YouTube along with other sites and have started a file on important information.
    Live rock/sand, corals, LED's, lighting controls (dawn, sunset, lunar cycles) & other numerous control options are all new to me. Of course the number of aqua farms for fish and inverts is a very positive aspect of our hobby.
    Another change is in me... 32 years ago I was impulsive and had very little patience, after getting my nitrogen cycle stable I promptly added several fish without any quarantine! Needless to say, what happened next...
    Anyway, I plan on setting up a tank between 75 to 125 gallons, including a quarantine tank. My first step will be setting up a reverse osmosis system, not only for the tank but also for drinking water.
    Ideally I would like a reef tank with both inverts and fish.
    Was hoping to find a local club (I'm in the Lehigh Valley area of Eastern PA), but doesn't appear to be anything local.
    Due to the costs involved and household cash flow I am hoping to have a tank up and running in 12-18 months.
    My days of diving are behind me, so being able to enjoy the beautiful creatures I experienced on Palancar Reef will truly be a treat!
    Looking forward to being a part of this great group!
    ShadoWReX, Sep 15, 2017
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  2. ShadoWReX

    Ian Administrator

    Jul 17, 2007
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    Hey Jonathan, welcome aboard :D. Pretty cool that you're coming back to the hobby after all that time - 2nd time lucky :).
    Ian, Sep 16, 2017
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