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Old 11-24-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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Hey so I'm new to the site obviously. And I'm looking to get from this site just more knowledge and to share my experience. There is always something to learn in this hobby. From experience of others you can educate yourself further.

I have been in the hobby for about 17 years. Starting with a 38 gallon tank I put on layaway in my local fish store, loved this tank but I wanted bigger. Moving up to a 55 show tank and then a 65 gallon tall. I knew I didn't like this 65 tall tank much as my 3 yr old daughter would pull a chair over and have a moment with the fish, that's not what bothered me. This didnt sit well as visions of this tall narrow aquarium falling would keep me sleepless some nights. So that horrible night this tank somehow cracked at 1am was the start of my new love, and after 6 months and months of YouTube video and lots of reading my 75 gallon salt water fish only tank was a reality.


THIS aquarium I love, can't get enough. And the fish are beautiful, my daughter now 5 loves it just as much. Her naming the fish is just priceless.
- bi color dottyback named DIP
- purple dottyback named Popsicle
- 2 clown fish named Maggie (her name) and Will her cousin this pair were the first 2 in the tank. And were the only 2 for months
- yellow tang named Tony
- coral beauty named Bella
- 4 yellow green chromis. Nameless
And 1 Diomind goby named scoop


I built a sump myself after many hours of video trying to understand what a sump was and how it worked
Running a Rena canister filter because I have it and run a lot of carbon through it
As well as a media reactor for gfo.


Again I'm here for the knowledge and to share what I've learned. I look forward to seeing what goes on here day to day. And hearing your stories.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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Welcome to AA!! I would love to see pictures of your 75gallon
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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I'm still trying to figure this site out. Not 100% on how to get pictures out here. But I will when I figure it out.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:30 PM   #6
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So I've realized the plus sign is where pics get added. The attached are somewhat early pics. I'm an amateur photographer at best. I'll try and get better as I go

And thank you for the welcome.

These are from day one to the stand modification to fit the sump and so on.
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As you can see I've changed my scape a few times I'm never happy. But I did find a set up that I realy like and I need to add about 30 more pounds of rock to compete it.
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