I'm a noob! I hate being a noob!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Brian83, 7 Sep 2012.

  1. Brian83

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    Morning all!

    I suppose I have to introduce myself, otherwise this New Member Introductions link will never disappear. Anyway, I'm new to the Marine hobby. I have, for the better part of three years, been working with freshwater systems and have kept a variety of fish from you common Danios and tetras to more delicate fish like Black Ghost Knife fish and Arowanas. I am also currently designing a paludarium as well. I've learned a lot in 3 years through fine-tooth-combed research and experience. I work for Exclusive Books so for me, finding relevant information in a book form is not very difficult. Also, dealing with people everyday, you learn from them and I've learned quite a bit from other aquarists/clients.

    Lately I've been bored of freshwater and have always enjoyed the idea of creating my own little reef. I don't know about you, but doesn't a blue-lit, coral reef, supporting a myriad of life in your very own living room sound like the best thing you will ever do?

    It does to me.

    Anyway, I am busy draining my freshwater tanks. Got lots of work to do. I have to clean everything properly, get my DT reef-ready, build the sump and, of course, spend an unimaginable amount of money to get my tank running. Why, oh why, do I always choose the expensive hobbies!?

    I've made several decisions with regards to sump and overflow design already. Worked out the amount of flow I could potentially get to and from the DT. This is all very challenging; it's something that you are inclined to overlook when designing a freshwater system, but yet, so critical when designing a saltwater system. I don't know the jargon as yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll very quickly as I did when I started my first freshwater aquarium.

    Anyway, let me back to work. :yeahdude:

    -Brian
     
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    ps, 3years in and I'm still a noob...!
     
  7. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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  8. RiaanP

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    everybody was a noob at some point.

    Starting of on MASA is the best thing to do. Search around here, and ask away. Think the knowledge value here are better than books. My reason is that the book was written from one persons point of view. Well, maybe I'm wrong, anyway, do not worry if your question sounds stupid.

    There is also a search Google block on top of every page. Use it.
     
  9. roderigo

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    masahello:thumbup: being new is cool no shame in that man if you thought you like fish then you really gane love reefing :biggrin:
     
  10. roderigo

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    Man has a good point and also books tend to be outdated where on MASA we take reefing to the next level lost of methods and ideas with lost of new ideas everyday :whistling:
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Great place to be when startin out in this hobby!
     
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    This hobby gets less expensive as you get more into it. Trust me. After some time you dont feel the money you spend anymore. It becomes like a norm :lol:
     
  13. Brian83

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    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all the help one can get. After all, it's the ideas, opinions and experiences we have and share as aquarists that makes this hobby not only worth it, but a little easier as well.
     
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    welcome Brian, great to have you join:)
     
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    Welcome Brian

    Don't worry about being a newby that feeling goes away after a while............
     
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    Welcome Brian

    Don't worry about being a newby that feeling goes away after a while............
     
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