New to Hobby

Discussion in 'New to the hobby?' started by Just4plaay, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Just4plaay

    TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Long Lake, MN, USA
    Well I have wanted to into saltwater tanks for many years and finally took the plunge. Yesterday I bought a 210 gallon DT and 125 gallon sump along with tons of equipment. The DT is going to be built into an alcove in our basement and sump will be behind the wall in an extension of our laundry room. Having full plumbing right next to the sump should make life easier. It's going to be a week or so before I'm able to actually start cycling the tank, lots of work to do just to get it cleaned, paint the back, and plumbed. Not to mention I need to convince a few guys to help set it on the frame, the ones that volunteered to help pick up the tank didn't realize what they were getting in to. The guy that I bought the tank from is the one who recommended this site, hope to get to a couple of the meetings and start collecting corals soon... or in about two months once the tank has finished cycling.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Nickz

    Nickz Just some guy
    BOD Lifetime Member Event Committee Meeting Host 2018

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    290
    Location:
    Andover
    Welcome to the addiction. Nothing like jumping in with a nice big tank.
     
  3. OP
    Just4plaay

    TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Long Lake, MN, USA
    The decision to go big was based mostly on two factors. Too many people complain that they started small and should have gone for what they want right off the bat. The other is that it's fairly universally agreed upon that keeping water parameters tight is easier in a large tank vs a small one.
     
  4. danknuc

    danknuc Senior Member
    TCMAS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Le Sueur
    Welcome. This is a great place for answers and help.
     
  5. DarkSky

    DarkSky Administrator
    Site Admin Lifetime Member Event Committee Meeting Host 2018

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2016
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Eden Prairie
    Welcome! That's one hell of a first build.
     
  6. csb123

    csb123 Senior Member
    TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Vadnais Heights, MN
    Welcome to the club!
     
  7. AmyZ

    AmyZ I am the MOTHER
    BOD Lifetime Member Event Committee Meeting Host 2018

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    Andover, MN
  8. Reefking

    Reefking Senior Member
    TCMAS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    271
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Welcome! Shout with any questions my way..

    Regards
    Reefking
     
  9. OP
    Just4plaay

    TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Long Lake, MN, USA
    Go big or go home
     
  10. cathorn

    cathorn Senior Member
    TCMAS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Woodbury
    Attend your first meeting so you can become a member, and have more access to the web site. Welcome
     
  11. OP
    Just4plaay

    TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Long Lake, MN, USA
    Unfortunately my wife and I already have plans for the 11th and the 25th is my grandma's 90th birthday party. If the zoo count as a meeting we may make that. Hopefully I can keep September free and actually make it to a real meeting.
     
  12. rockman_1

    rockman_1 I contributed!
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    St Michael
    Welcome to the club. Sounds like your off to a great start.
     
  13. Juskr

    Juskr Junior Member
    TCMAS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Eden Prairie, MN, United States
    Welcome to the hobby :) Looking forward to watching your tank progress.
     
  14. dougers31

    dougers31 Senior Member
    TCMAS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    4,980
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Albert Lea
    Wow!! Go BIG or go home.
     
  15. VikingsCrazy

    VikingsCrazy TCMAS Event Committee
    Event Committee TCMAS Member TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    St Michael, MN, USA
    Congrats! I know exactly how you feel. I am back in the hobby after a long time. Also, in the process of a 120 build. Just did the tank cleaning. That is the bad part. Get yourself some vinegar and have at it! Welcome to TCMAS
     

Share This Page