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Post by JW on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 9:19 pm

Thanks for your hospitality JoseH. I am very interested in starting a tank and would like to visit a local store to introduce myself to the hobby and those who are dedicated to the hobby.I would like to learn more before getting into it.Any suggestions would be welcome.I live in Panola County and work in Longview.

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by J.Davis on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 9:39 pm

First.. Welcome to ETAK! A lot of this can.. usually will, seem overwhelming at first. The best recomendation I can make to Anyone starting out is to visit with someone who has one. See for yourself, ask question.. look not only at what's in the tank.. but underneath at the equiptment. Local fish stores are not typically the best place to learn... nothing against them, but it's thier livelyhood to sell. Been there, done that. Your learn far more from Hobbist who care about what they are doing and can lead you in the right directions. With all the new members coming onboard, I'm going to cut-paste this post Wink For those that live (or work) in Longview, your more than welcome to come by and see my systems and ask questions.
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by JamesB on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 9:57 pm

I agree, best to find a couple reefers in your area to learn from. Don't be afraid to ask a ton of questions on here as well, I am pretty new around here and I have been treated very well by everyone here. I like this place and the people here can't be beat, in my opinion.

Welcome aboard matey, yarr!! (Pirates of the Caribbean is on, sorry) pirat

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by matt_longview on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:05 pm

Welcome to the forums! There are tons of great people on the forums who are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help! There are members here who were keeping marine fish before I was alive! :-)

Here is a great thread with several articles to get you started.

www.etakc.com/t168-new-to-saltwater

Once again, welcome to ETAK and the dark side (aka saltwater)!!!
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by Yeti on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:07 pm

If you work in Longview you are lucky, as there are several experienced members there. I, having got to know Jason over the last year, would suggest you take him up on his offer, he's forgotten more than I've learnt in the last 12 months, and I've learnt a bundle!
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by J.Davis on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:13 pm

Yeti wrote: he's forgotten more than I've learnt in the last 12 months, and I've learnt a bundle!

Did I forget something??? LOL Thanks Yeti Wink I'm still chasing Donnie !
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by JW on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:20 pm

Thanks to all.I look forward to getting involved and learning.I'm going to do alot of research before jumping in with both feet.I do know that if I get into it I will have to go saltwater for sure.I've been reading the beginner thread and looks like bigger is better.That scares me a little bit but I think sounds worse than it really is.

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by J.Davis on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:24 pm

Looking forward to it!
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by JoseH on Sat 24 Mar 2012, 4:23 pm

Welcome to ETAK Jay!! Very Happy

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by Grimreefer on Sat 24 Mar 2012, 9:18 pm

Welcome JW. Good to see all the new members joining.

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by JW on Sat 24 Mar 2012, 10:26 pm

Thanks Grim.Going to visit J.Davis next week to get an idea of what's what.Maybe get started soon.

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by ritter678 on Sat 24 Mar 2012, 11:18 pm

Yeti wrote:I've learnt in the last 12 months, and I've learnt a bundle!

You're officially an East Texan when you use the word learnt.
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by Yeti on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 3:35 am

Cracks up. Gabe, much as it may surprise you, but learnt is the past tense of learn to an Englishman.
Now "learned" is used too, but we would use "learned" as in "I met a learned professor today at college".

I looked up the difference over here, and found that Americans don't really use the word Learnt.
Therefore I claim that as East Texans are saying "learnt" that my mission to teach Texans to speak "English English" is succeeding. Y'all........oops.
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by ritter678 on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 11:27 am

Well, Ain't that somethin. I'd a never thunk it. Smile
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by Grimreefer on Sun 25 Mar 2012, 2:02 pm

ritter678 wrote:Well, Ain't that somethin. I'd a never thunk it. Smile

LMAO

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by grawlfang on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 10:59 am

Welcome to ETAK and Jason don't chase Donnie all good things come to those that wait, watch lighting and water quality Smile
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by J.Davis on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 1:16 pm

Wow
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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by Eddie on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 2:12 pm

Hi to the new guy from Whitehouse

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Re: New to the hobby and forum

Post by JW on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 9:50 pm

Hello Eddie.Sorry so late with a reply.I have'nt learnt this forum stuff yet.

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