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Hey all. My name is Mike Anderson. I am a newbie. I have been studying and trying to learn about saltwater for about 4 months. I built my RODI water unit first and then got a couple quarantine tanks and a few fish. I recently purchased a used Red Sea 250 that I am close to getting wet. I am really enjoying everything about this hobby so far except for the aquascape. I am not artistic at all. Thankfully that part is done. I hope it looks ok. Looking forward to learning and exploring new fish and corals. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Welcome to the forum Mike.

You might be the first person ever in the hobby to start with RO/DI, and quarantine  systems before your display. Awesome job on your part.

i think the rockscape looks great as well. 

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Welcome. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the red sea. Never be afraid to ask anything you're wondering about here.

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Welcome to BR. I will be following closely and taking notes. You are far ahead of the game already with that set up. 

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1 hour ago, buk said:

Welcome. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the red sea. Never be afraid to ask anything you're wondering about here.

Thank you. There is definitely a lot to learn. 

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13 minutes ago, Joe said:

Welcome to BR. I will be following closely and taking notes. You are far ahead of the game already with that set up. 

Thanks for the compliments!  Much appreciated!

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Wow super nice looking set up. You have been doing your research and putting it to practice. I like the aqua scape also. Are you leaving it bare bottom?  What are planning for circulation?

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Can’t wait to see this develop, aside from a beautiful setup that is also the most organized basement I’ve ever seen. I stared at your mixing station for a long time before I figured it out, is there a bulkhead in the bottom of your RO/DI bucket? Genius idea

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2 hours ago, Joe said:

Welcome to BR. I will be following closely and taking notes. You are far ahead of the game already with that set up. 

Thank you!

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2 hours ago, Muttley000 said:

Wow super nice looking set up. You have been doing your research and putting it to practice. I like the aqua scape also. Are you leaving it bare bottom?  What are planning for circulation?

Thanks for the compliments. Going with a sand bottom and I have 2 Eflux 1050 gph wave makers coming on Tuesday. 

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1 hour ago, AspiringLobophyllia said:

Can’t wait to see this develop, aside from a beautiful setup that is also the most organized basement I’ve ever seen. I stared at your mixing station for a long time before I figured it out, is there a bulkhead in the bottom of your RO/DI bucket? Genius idea

Thanks for the compliments!  Yes there is a bulkhead in the bottom of the barrels. 

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3 minutes ago, crimsonvice said:

Nice! You did great on the scape! I am jealous of you rodi and qt setup! 

Thank you very much!!

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Welcome! Your setup looks awesome! Just a tip if you haven’t already, once you do finalize your aquascape I would secure them together so they don’t move on you. Looks great so far and definitely jealous of the mixing station. 

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10 hours ago, Nanoreef13 said:

Welcome! Your setup looks awesome! Just a tip if you haven’t already, once you do finalize your aquascape I would secure them together so they don’t move on you. Looks great so far and definitely jealous of the mixing station. 

Hey thanks for the compliments!  I do have the scape glued together. Thanks for the tip!

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