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Old 01/04/2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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You know you're addicted to reefing when...

...you look for a clear section in your new purse to put your LFS opening times card!

(can't believe I actually did this today!)


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Old 01/04/2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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When your significant other complains you spend too much money on your tank. Then you start to pay half cash and half credit card so things dont seem that expensive!!


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Old 01/04/2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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when your tank is worth more then anythign you own..

until yourcar breaks down completely because you neglected to repair it so you could afford to upgrade your tank then your forced to buy a another car that is used so you can continue to over spend on you reef tank that will eventually be worth more then the new car.. its a terrible cycle


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Old 01/04/2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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When youve spent that much money you no longer have a car to get to the LFS in.


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Old 01/04/2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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when you could have just bought a new car instead


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Old 01/04/2008, 03:13 PM   #6
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When you stay at work late just to read the boards on reef central


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Old 01/04/2008, 03:15 PM   #7
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When I look at where I spent my time at work, and more time could be charged to Reef Central than any other client that I worked on that day.


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Old 01/04/2008, 03:17 PM   #8
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You snort live sand.




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Old 01/04/2008, 04:25 PM   #9
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When you stay at work late just to read the boards on reef central
My tanks are at work.... So I am at work everyday... 365 days a year and try not to take long vacations. =)


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Old 01/04/2008, 05:02 PM   #10
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When you wake up suddenly at 4 AM with the solution to the plumbing problem you've been trying to work out all week long.


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Old 01/04/2008, 05:31 PM   #11
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I have every LFS with GOOD reef stuff as waypoints in my GPS.


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Old 01/04/2008, 05:51 PM   #12
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when your LFS is speed dial #1


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Old 01/04/2008, 06:09 PM   #13
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When you invite people over for a few beers and to watch the tank


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Old 01/04/2008, 06:39 PM   #14
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when someone else invites you over for beers but you dont want to go because you could stay home and drink beers and look at the tank


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Old 01/04/2008, 06:47 PM   #15
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When the tank is more precious than your wife. Ha Ha JK


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Old 01/04/2008, 06:51 PM   #16
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You snort live sand.


i use this method for quality control


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Old 01/04/2008, 09:35 PM   #17
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when you take a moment to look at your tank before bed and the next thing you know, its 3 am....

when you take a moment to look at your tank before work and the next thing you know, you 3 hours late...

when you somehow manage to get your laptop into the bathroom with you so you can read RC while doing your thing...


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Old 01/04/2008, 10:39 PM   #18
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i use this method for quality control
Do you use the left nostril method or the right one?

I've noticed the left is faster, but the right is more accurate. I still can't figure out how to mod my sinuses to detect copper.


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Old 01/04/2008, 11:10 PM   #19
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when its 2 am in the morning and your sitting in front of your aquarium thinking of how cool everything looks under moonlights.


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Old 01/04/2008, 11:41 PM   #20
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When you email everyone in your work office the picture of your reef tank 3 times a week


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Old 01/05/2008, 01:17 AM   #21
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When you smell like you've gone to the beach even after you just took a bath:


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Old 01/05/2008, 01:38 AM   #22
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When your daughter tells on her older brother for spraying Windex in her face and the first thing you ask is..."

Were you close to the fish tank when it happened?"


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Old 01/05/2008, 02:08 AM   #23
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When your LFS asks *you* to test *their* water


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Old 01/05/2008, 06:21 AM   #24
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Do you use the left nostril method or the right one?

I've noticed the left is faster, but the right is more accurate. I still can't figure out how to mod my sinuses to detect copper.
i use which ever nostril isn't sore, you have to taste for copper, kind of like wine tasting


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Old 01/05/2008, 09:57 AM   #25
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...you acquire a 30g to use as a temp tank during a substrate change and are already wondering how much live rock it will need!


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