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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone - I'm new to the world of reef aquariums and I'm looking for a little guidance. I have heard two differing opinions on what size of tank someone should start with. I have heard that it a good idea to try something like a nano tank (~25 gallons) b/c it helps you learn without...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a sea apple about three months ago and at the store it was closed up. When I got it home I thought maybe it was just ticked off or something because the tenticles looked like crap. Well I just came to accept that maybe thats just how this one was supposed to look. It stayed that way for...
  3. Tank Specs
    I have 2 20 gallon reef tanks. Tank #1: Current Satellite lighting. CPR Aquatic BakPak skimmer, CPR Aquafuge with 24w lighting...plenty of chaeto. 1 HK1 and 1 HK nano. Livestock: yellow watchman and a purple firefish. Skunk cleaner. Mostly zoanthid based. Over 40 lbs LR, 2-3 inch sand...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I had one many years ago and he made it about three months then died suddenly. Ive heard from some people that they like fast moving water, but id like to hear some of you folks experience with em. im about to set up a large reef and the achilles is high on my wishlist.
  5. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Sharon and I would like to host the August meeting. August 30th at 2pm. We would really like to have a PMAC--CMAC meeting all in one. We figure it would kill two birds with one stone for us, allow us to meet some new Reefers, and maybe make for a better, bigger frag trade :). We are thinking...
  6. Margaritaville
    i ask this because schools out and my son comes to me and says dad can you help me get a job i the lfs, and i am stumped as far a what lfs owners look for can anyone help me so i can help my son any tips as what they look for and what they dont want in an employee Thanks, Chris
  7. General Reef Discussion
    YES! I have official began my build. I am upgrading my 75 gallon. I will post some pics of the room that I am partitioning off and what the plan is. -I ordered the tank today. Will be here on Friday (I know, quick huh) -Will get a hundred pounds or so of live rock on Sat. -Bought an...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Every LFS owner I visited said it couldnt be done. But I went ahead and did it, and I was successful! Some background history. My tank has a overflow compartment, but for some strange reason it didnt have holes drilled in it. No problem, I said then, since it was for FW fishes. So I just...
  9. Seahorses & Pipefish
    Ok I planned this tak about a year ago and ended up using it for just softies. anyhoo it's now becomming a seahorse/pipefish tank. Here is what I have already 35g RR corrner Hex 15g Rubbermaid sump ProClear 150 Skimmer (a lil overkill but I already had) 4" super fine sand. 2x 65w PC lighting...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Well for the next week or so I will be documenting a build for a 90 gal tank stand with a 40 long refugium and 40 long sump. This is for a customer of my LFS owner. It will be a neat project and something that I personally have never seen. Here's what he wants: 90 gal on top. Below, there...
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I'm a LFS Retailer and hobbiest and thought I would share this e-mail with all of the hobbiest out there. Its really not as easy as it seems to do what we do. This is an e-mail from one of my suppliers, and it is so true !! Dear Retailers, I often ask myself, why I’m in the industry. Why...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I've been noticing prices of SW fish going up and up over the last 6 months. I asked a couple of LFS owners and they blame trasportation costs from high gas prices. Wondering if you are seeing big jumps in prices? Here in Cincinnati OH, this is what I've been seeing lately among 5+ LFS...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So....My LFS owner told me that I should not neccessarily dose equal parts of B-Ionic(2-part). My Alkalinity is at 13 right now, and my Calcium is 400. He told me that I should dose just calcium until they even out..... So...today I wake up and my tank is slightly cloudy. I checked all my...
  14. NFMAS Members only
    Hello Club Members: Many of you know that I am a die hard SPS hobbiest. Well my passion for the reef has driven me to make the jump to an LFS owner. I wanted to formally announce that as of 2 April I am the new owner of Bio Reef. It was a long time in the works, but we have finally closed...
  15. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    well I'm about out of 2 part and have been considering if I want to buy more or drip Kalk - yesterday I was told by an LFS owner that kalk doesn't replace 2 part as they are 2 different things. That I would need to use both and that a lot of reefers mistakenly only used one or the other. are...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning everyone! So in my LFS's new anemone tank - they have this nem. Can anyone give an ID? LFS owner really doesn't even know - but thinks it's some type of rock anemone... another thought is a beaded anemeone (Heteractis aurora). What do you think?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone own one of these? And if you do what is the overall price range for one of these? I went on the redsea website and it didn't say the price range and the ordering details for getting one. Did you have to make any adjustments to te design? I like the concept and wanted to get one.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    My lfs owner has a (black long-spined ?) urchin whose lower spines are turning white. It's grown quite a bit since he got it and is showing no signs of distress. Is this a problem?
  19. nano build off 2008
    Hi! I decided to go ahead and enter my new BioCube into the contest... I have to say it's not the most unique or cost effective design - but hey - it's a nano and this way I can keep track of what I'm doing! For some history - I've decided to get into marine fish breeding - I've always been a...
  20. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
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