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Old 05-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Hello from New Brunswick, NJ

Hey there,

Glad to join what seems to be a vibrant community here. I live in New Brunswick, NJ, but work at a large law firm in New York (meaning I don't have a lot of spare time, and recently whatever spare time I have has been spent researching and setting up my new tank). I am a beginner to the hobby, as this is my first experience with keeping fish of any sort.

I recently set up a 60-gallon cube glass saltwater tank, with a 10-gallon under-tank sump that contains a filter sock, an Eshopps PSK-100 protein skimmer, a filter sponge, and a Rio 2100 return pump. I stupidly started the system with conditioned tap water, but have since bought a RO/DI unit from BRS and will slowly but surely be changing the water out completely to RO/DI water.

I set up the tank on 4/28/13, using cured live rock from a LFS, and tested ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels on a daily basis. After seeing 0 levels for about a week, I took a sample to the LFS to confirm the conditions and walked out with 10 astrea snails, 10 very tiny (less than 1/2'') blue-legged hermits and 2 oscellaris clowns. Ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels have not spiked since I put the live rock in.

I'm hoping to one day introduce an anemone (prob after about 9 months) and some corals to the tank, but for now am just enjoying watching my clowns being clowns.

Look forward to engaging with everyone here.

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