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    CrazyEyes New Member Member

    Hey what's up everyone. Just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. My name is Mike, I am new to the site and fairly new to the hobby. I recently purchases a 55g with stand for a sweet deal. I am planning on keeping this simple. I am just going to put together a simple FOWLR setup. Anyways here is a picture of what it looks like now. I still haven't gotten around to adding sand or water. But it won't be much longer. Cheers!

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  2. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Welcome to FishLore!!
    It'll be fun watching the tank progress.
    Good luck :)
     
  3. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    Hello and welcome to Fishlore:;hi2 have fun
     
  4. N

    Nieveso New Member Member

    Hey mike congrats on getting a sweet tank and it will definatly look great with the FOWLR setup make sure to get a really expensive waterfall filter allways works best for me sponge filters can pollute the tank with its own filth so waterfall works best unless you want to get RCS or ghost shrimp anyway good luck take care of yor fish and for beginners i reccomend guppies and neon-tetras but if you wanna go straight to saltwater thats awesome tackle the hard stuff first and beat the $#@% out of the easy stuff later :D Batman FTW!!!
     
  5. roy

    roy Valued Member Member

    welcome to the forum, good luck with your new project, take your time and enjoy, do plenty of research
     
  6. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yah, a saltwater build to watch. Keep us updated on your progress.
    Welcome!
     
  7. Fall River

    Fall River Valued Member Member

    Welcome to Fishlore! I'll be following your build also.
     
  8. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    Great to have you with us!
     
  9. ryanr

    ryanr Fishlore Legend Member

    Hi, welcome to Fishlore :;hi2

    Another salty FTW. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. Looks like a great setup :;hf
     
  10. Fall River

    Fall River Valued Member Member

    At Ryan... What's FTW ?
     
  11. ryanr

    ryanr Fishlore Legend Member

    FTW = For The Win - it's a sign of great excitement :)
     
  12. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning and Welcome to Fish Lore!

    I hope you enjoy the site.

    Looking forward to your progress. :)

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  13. B

    Borisbbadd Guest

    Hi and welcome.
     
  14. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hi and welcome to fishlore
     
  15. l

    lorabell Well Known Member Member

    Hey there and welcome!!!!!!!
     
  16. Dlondon95

    Dlondon95 Well Known Member Member

    Welcome!

    Looking forward to watching the tank progress.
     
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    CrazyEyes New Member Member

    Hey everyone. Thanks for all the positive responses. I'll be filling it up this weekend and starting to add from there, I kind of pushed back filling up due to the fact I live on the 2nd floor of an apartment complex and I'm in the middle of getting my renters insurance finalized but after that it'll be game on. I kind of need some thoughts. Being an avid fisherman I really like the way White grunts look. I catch them all the time around here and just recently realized they change their colors in respect to their surroundings. Now being that I am infact going with a FOWLR setup, I'd really like to stick with local fish that I can catch around here (nothing too big) just simple things. Has anyone had any experience with introducing wild fish into an enclosed environment and if so what about grunts in particular?
     
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    CrazyEyes New Member Member

    I picked up a 10g for a sump. 10g didn't fit in my stand. I tried to remove the plastic trim and was unsuccessful. Split the tank down the side. Decided I needed to build a new stand to put a sump. A good friend of mine sold me 20g tall and a 30g long for $25 :;rocker. Now it is time to build a stand and overflow. Will be posting pics soon.