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Old 03-29-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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Hello all. My name is John, and I live with my wife, kids, dogs, cat, and soon fish in central Iowa.

In my younger years, I had a 29 gallon and 55 gallon aquarium with various fish, mostly south american cichlids, including an oscar that lived to be about 11. I've always been interested in a marine or reef aquarium, but haven't ever gotten one set up.

Recently, a friend at work decided she was going to consolidate some of her tanks, and gave me a 70 gallon tank with a stand, heater, light, protein skimmer and sump filtration system, along with 30+ lbs of previously cycled dryed rock.

Now I've been looking around trying to decide precisely what to do with it. Since i have no experience with marine aquariums, there's some anxiety about trying to set one up. That, along with the current economic situations of the world, make me a little hesitant to spend hundreds of dollars. I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions in the coming days/weeks/months. Thanks for the forum!

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Welcome to the forums. I'm also from central Iowa.

Seems likes your going to have a fun time with that saltwater setup. We will all have fun helping you with any questions you have.

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