Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > General Interest Forums > New to the Hobby

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01/11/2007, 01:02 PM
TexasPete TexasPete is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 71
This is the coolest.

I'm not new to the hobby, but I just found out abour reefcentral. It is the coolest website !
  #2  
Old 01/11/2007, 01:05 PM
drummereef drummereef is offline
reef obsessed
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: earth
Posts: 10,088
Yes, it is. And, it's forum rules that if you have a 240 SPS tank you have to post pics. j/k, but we'd love to see it.
__________________
Yeah. I got the memo. And I understand the policy...
  #3  
Old 01/11/2007, 01:06 PM
miamishrip miamishrip is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 129
yes and to think if not for reef central - i'd prob. be taking advice from my LFS!
__________________
i wanna go fishing and catch a fishstick...
  #4  
Old 01/11/2007, 01:25 PM
TexasPete TexasPete is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 71
Quote:
Originally posted by miamishrip
yes and to think if not for reef central - i'd prob. be taking advice from my LFS!
Thats what I have done untill now !
  #5  
Old 01/11/2007, 01:32 PM
miamishrip miamishrip is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 129
i should say that there are LFS that are good! few and far between though - i like to test mine - first i get info from Reef Central Folk - then i go to LFS and ask them the same question to see if they are really trying to help or make a buck.
__________________
i wanna go fishing and catch a fishstick...
  #6  
Old 01/11/2007, 01:42 PM
HBtank HBtank is offline
saltwater in my veins
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 2,060
I always play dumb at the LFS. I never try and be Mr. smart guy, it only annoys them anyways.

I ask whatever question I feel like, no matter how stupid it is or that I know the answer.

It's all a test really. Or was. I now know who to trust..
  #7  
Old 01/11/2007, 01:58 PM
InvaderJim InvaderJim is offline
I <3 Fish.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,124
Send a message via AIM to InvaderJim
Quote:
Originally posted by HBtank
I always play dumb at the LFS. I never try and be Mr. smart guy, it only annoys them anyways.

I ask whatever question I feel like, no matter how stupid it is or that I know the answer.

It's all a test really. Or was. I now know who to trust..
Wow I do the same exact thing at the LFS. And I thought I was the only one that did that. haha
__________________
Jimmy
  #8  
Old 01/11/2007, 02:04 PM
miamishrip miamishrip is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 129
oh i'd never call them out on being wrong! i just ask them the same questions
__________________
i wanna go fishing and catch a fishstick...
  #9  
Old 01/11/2007, 02:17 PM
Drew Reed Drew Reed is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bear lake, MI
Posts: 238
Come-on Post a pic of your tank!!!!
  #10  
Old 01/11/2007, 02:28 PM
AllenFord_SC AllenFord_SC is offline
Drunken Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ridgeland, SC
Posts: 703
Send a message via Yahoo to AllenFord_SC
Make sure to check out the online magazine too.

http://reefkeeping.com/

Reef Central rocks!
__________________
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl..... Roger Waters, Pink Floyd
  #11  
Old 01/11/2007, 03:13 PM
TekCat TekCat is offline
Cyanobacteria farmer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MN
Posts: 3,126
When I ask dumb questions at LFS (my questions are always dumb ), salesmen eyes light up immediately, they think they're gonna make lots of sales to a dummy like me NOT!!!!! I usually run all their input by folks on RC. And it saved me tons of money, sleepless nights, and lifestock is better off
  #12  
Old 01/11/2007, 03:13 PM
steri steri is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cary, IL.
Posts: 1,287
Watch out though. This site, much like the hobby gets quite addicting very very fast

You do learn a ton from this site. I love it! It answers all of my questions when I have them, and i usually have a lot!
__________________
Livestock:
Rock Beauty Angel
Flame Angel
2 Firefish Gobies
Occ. Percula Clownfish
Blue Hepatus Tang
Blue Sided Wrasse
Purple Line Dottyback
Fire Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp
  #13  
Old 01/11/2007, 03:49 PM
Amphiprion Amphiprion is offline
Purveyor of Misguidance
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 5,318
Quote:
Originally posted by HBtank
I always play dumb at the LFS. I never try and be Mr. smart guy, it only annoys them anyways.

I ask whatever question I feel like, no matter how stupid it is or that I know the answer.

It's all a test really. Or was. I now know who to trust..
Though I work at an LFS, I do the same to others around the area.
__________________
You've done it now, haven't you?
  #14  
Old 01/11/2007, 04:46 PM
SpektralerSpeer SpektralerSpeer is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 165
Hi all and welcome to TexasPete!

At my LFS, I ask them questions, but then if don't agree with the answer I just say but on Reef Central they say... lol!

Paul
__________________
Tomorrow Shine
  #15  
Old 01/11/2007, 05:14 PM
steri steri is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cary, IL.
Posts: 1,287
Spek that's funny!

I did the exact same thing at the LFS store just yesterday They were pushng me to buy a butt load of sand sifting starfish for my tank. When I asked about whether they would eat some of the good bacteria and organisms in my LSB, they sad, no.

When I said, I've heard differently on RC. There exact response was, "Those guys don't have a clue what they're talking about anyways!" I silently disagreed and laughed inside my head.

It was funny to me to hear that they don't like forums like this.

They also had a million reasons why I made a "bad purchase" buying a Remora Pro skimmer instead of the Coralife Super Skimmer. Now I know the SS is a good skimmer, but it's also teh only skimmer that that LFS carries.

I was thinking, come on now guys, there are other quality options out there besides the one brand that you carry.
__________________
Livestock:
Rock Beauty Angel
Flame Angel
2 Firefish Gobies
Occ. Percula Clownfish
Blue Hepatus Tang
Blue Sided Wrasse
Purple Line Dottyback
Fire Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp
  #16  
Old 01/11/2007, 05:16 PM
steri steri is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cary, IL.
Posts: 1,287
especially when they were selling the Super Skimmer 125 for get this.....$260!!!!
__________________
Livestock:
Rock Beauty Angel
Flame Angel
2 Firefish Gobies
Occ. Percula Clownfish
Blue Hepatus Tang
Blue Sided Wrasse
Purple Line Dottyback
Fire Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp
  #17  
Old 01/11/2007, 08:31 PM
sage_commander sage_commander is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Poulsbo WA
Posts: 351
I once asked my LFS if he's heard of RC. He's said yeah, and "There's a lot of opinions on Reef Central." Which is true. I've asked about lighting and gotten about every different answer you can think of. When I asked about an overflow, everyone recommended I get an HOB and use a sump (my tank isn't drilled). I wouldn't say I've saved a lot of money (you don't actually save money in this hobby) but I've found all my equipment at much better prices than the LFS. So far, anyway.
  #18  
Old 01/11/2007, 09:27 PM
N8ster N8ster is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Middle of Texas
Posts: 283
TexasPete,

If you haven't seen it already, y
ou should definitely check out Melev's site. If you look in the bottom right, there is a link to the local Dallas reef club.

http://melevsreef.com/
  #19  
Old 01/11/2007, 10:09 PM
Myka Myka is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Kelowna, BC
Posts: 918
Ya, I have mentioned Reef Central too at one LFS here. He said that RC is not a good place to get info from because no one knows what they're talking about. I told him he was ignorant to say that. I'm not shy, I'll state my opinion. So now I just ask the stupid questions, and wait for the stupid answers. LOL. Sometimes I don't get stupid answers tho. The guy that says RC "sucks" actually knows quite a bit!
__________________
So you think you have it figured, eh?
  #20  
Old 01/11/2007, 10:42 PM
dwculp dwculp is offline
Robotic Overlord
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Denton, TX
Posts: 1,959
Quote:
Originally posted by steri
especially when they were selling the Super Skimmer 125 for get this.....$260!!!!
No kidding, I bought my SS125 for $108.00. North Dallas Aquarium a few blocks from me has it for $250.00!!
__________________
Remember, it will only get worse before it gets worse.
  #21  
Old 01/12/2007, 12:29 AM
custarring custarring is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 51
Send a message via AIM to custarring
I will have to agree that RC is addicting, and also that I thought i had done everything I wanted to do on the internet until i found out about RC now the farthest I venture off from the site is to the linked stores from the forums haha!

But in turn I was referred to RC by my LFS! Everything they have done and said is somewhere on RC as being correct.

Jordie
__________________
Why soar with the eagles, when you can swim with the fishes?
  #22  
Old 01/12/2007, 01:01 AM
HBtank HBtank is offline
saltwater in my veins
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 2,060
Quote:
Originally posted by steri
Spek that's funny!

I did the exact same thing at the LFS store just yesterday They were pushng me to buy a butt load of sand sifting starfish for my tank. When I asked about whether they would eat some of the good bacteria and organisms in my LSB, they sad, no.

When I said, I've heard differently on RC. There exact response was, "Those guys don't have a clue what they're talking about anyways!" I silently disagreed and laughed inside my head.

It was funny to me to hear that they don't like forums like this.

They also had a million reasons why I made a "bad purchase" buying a Remora Pro skimmer instead of the Coralife Super Skimmer. Now I know the SS is a good skimmer, but it's also teh only skimmer that that LFS carries.

I was thinking, come on now guys, there are other quality options out there besides the one brand that you carry.
There is one main reason they do not like the reefcentral.

Once you're on a forum, they lose a huge amount of money to websites.

I personally try and keep this to myself. Either I found an awesome deal on a personal add, or some other story for not buying their overpriced equipment while still having a good setup. It is the way it is, they do not do it to burn people, it's basic supply and demand...

But I DO insist on buying and will buy all my tanks/stands from them. I buy all my livestock from them, food, live rock, lots of water in the beggining, and other cheaper dry goods on the fly... If it's only 20% more and just carbon, I don't mind.

Gotta spend some money, in the end having them smile every time you walk in can reap benefits..


I could tell they were kinda bummed when I bought the 80 gallon and 30 gallon tank and nothing else. That was probably 25% of what they usually get from a tank sale after getting them to drop the price...

Last edited by HBtank; 01/12/2007 at 01:14 AM.
  #23  
Old 01/12/2007, 02:04 AM
AquaReeferMan AquaReeferMan is offline
I hate line 42!!!!!!!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Shillington, Pa
Posts: 3,128
Send a message via AIM to AquaReeferMan
Quote:
Originally posted by miamishrip
i should say that there are LFS that are good!
Yeah theyre the ones that hire people from Reef Central.
__________________
125g~Zoa dominated~SPS~LPS~Clams~GBTA~S. haddoni~Evil Clowns~Tangs~Leopard Wrasse~Starry Blenny~Flame Angel~Purple Firefish~Gobies~Chromis~2xCleaner Shrimp~2xHarlequin Shrimp~Pistol Shrimp
  #24  
Old 01/12/2007, 10:41 AM
SgJsg35 SgJsg35 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Steeler Country
Posts: 217
I used to be the guy at the LFS,I wish I would have known about RC when I was working there.It would have helped me find the answers to a lot of peoples questions.
__________________
hadooun haqil khairun min sadiqin jaahil
  #25  
Old 01/12/2007, 04:03 PM
TekCat TekCat is offline
Cyanobacteria farmer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MN
Posts: 3,126
LFS hate RC because they're loosing their informational monopoly. Which discredits them in the eye of the customer quite a bit when they give advice that is in general disagreement with RC folks.
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009