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Old 02/27/2015, 10:20 AM   #8501
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My name is Paul and I'm from London (Canada).....

Nice to see another London Canada person on the boards.


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Old 02/27/2015, 10:32 AM   #8502
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Hello My name is Chris and I am new to the forum. I am looking to set up a 110G tank and am looking for a good skimmer for it. What does everyone think of the vertex omega 150? will it fit my needs?


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Old 02/27/2015, 11:47 AM   #8503
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Hello everyone, I'm Jon, I'm recently retired and have decided to take up a hobby to keep myself occupied. I was given a 75 gallon tank w/ stand as a gift and have been reading a lot of material but it here is so much info out there that it is very confusing. I would love to hear any and all suggestions about where to start.. I haven't started getting anything for it yet so any help is appreciated.


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Old 02/27/2015, 12:59 PM   #8504
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Old 02/28/2015, 09:44 AM   #8505
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Newly addicted hobbyist

Just started my tank up on new years day. Heck of a resolution huh! Im already addicted to this EXPENSIVE hobby! Have a 56 gallon reef with a 20L sump/refuge. Ive always got lots of questions and this site usually tries to answer some of them. Everytime I look something up I see mixed reviews. Guess thats what makes it a hobby. Got a few corals going and a few fish (pictures attached).

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Old 02/28/2015, 11:28 AM   #8506
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Nice to see another London Canada person on the boards.
Thank you Dave, nice to meet you too. Maybe you can point me to the right direction and let me know which pet store you like in London and if we have a club or something for trade or buy or just look at amazing setups, fish and corals... I like the friendliness of Big Al's people and Pet Paradise store, also the reptile store down on Dundas St is starting to get saltwater but I'm not so sure about their expertise yet.
So, where are you getting your stuff from?
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Old 02/28/2015, 11:41 AM   #8507
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So, where are you getting your stuff from?

I usually get my supplies from South western pet centre (Dundas st store) or I order in via incredible aquarium out in Hyde park . I only shop at big als online when they have their 50% off sales otherwise I find them over priced.

South western will order in anything you need and they do price match vs other stores in the city. Talk to their fish guy he is very knowledgeable as is dean (I think that's his name) the boss. They are helpful.

Incredible aquarium is a good place for corals, inverts and fish they too can order in a lot, Google them they have a good website and Bill is a good guy very knowledgeable.

As for clubs in London there is one but I'm not associated with them so I don't have any of their details.


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Old 02/28/2015, 11:58 AM   #8508
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Talking Hello all

Greetings,

I'm new to this fascinating hobby and am glad there is so much info here to read. I'm geating ready to try my first saltwater setup and will be using the vast knowledge contained in these forums to help.


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Old 02/28/2015, 06:28 PM   #8509
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Hello everyone!

This is my second venture into this fascinating hobby as I was involved early on (1970 thru 1980) but left it as life got in the way as it usually does! LOL! For my wife this is her first attempt at aquarium keeping, but since we're both now retired we figured we'd have plenty of time to keep up with it!
I am amazed at the amount of technical/mechanical improvements, as well as our understanding of the biological processes occurring in our systems! The choice of sessile inverts is absolutely outstanding, with my interests leaning towards the many, almost unbelievable Chalices, while my wife enjoys the commensal relationships between Goby/Shrimp and Clowns/Anemones. We're already making plans for our next, larger version!
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Old 02/28/2015, 07:34 PM   #8510
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Hi Guys,

Been soaking up info here for a while. Not really new to the hobby but I'm convinced that the more I learn the less I know! Thanks for all the experiences and knowledge represented in one place!


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Old 03/01/2015, 07:38 AM   #8511
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hello to all, fairly new to RC but long time fish guys, boy are there some experts here, excellent resource, thanks for everything thus far and thanks in advance to all


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Old 03/01/2015, 06:22 PM   #8512
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I usually get my supplies from South western pet centre (Dundas st store) or I order in via incredible aquarium out in Hyde park . I only shop at big als online when they have their 50% off sales otherwise I find them over priced.

South western will order in anything you need and they do price match vs other stores in the city. Talk to their fish guy he is very knowledgeable as is dean (I think that's his name) the boss. They are helpful.

Incredible aquarium is a good place for corals, inverts and fish they too can order in a lot, Google them they have a good website and Bill is a good guy very knowledgeable.

As for clubs in London there is one but I'm not associated with them so I don't have any of their details.
Thanks a lot Dave! You are awesome! I called Bill at Incredible Aquarium on Hyde Park and I got 3 mexican turbo snails and a scarlet reef hermit today. I was in awe when I saw the (a)mount of corals he has in the warehouse...


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Old 03/01/2015, 06:29 PM   #8513
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new to reefing.

Hello all. New to this forum. Been in the hobby about 30 days. Have a biocube 14 and I picked up some coral at my lfs and I noticed one of them has a green hairy spot. Is that a fungus?IMG_3097.jpg

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Old 03/01/2015, 09:05 PM   #8514
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New to Reef systems but had a salt tank 20 years ago

Wife decided we needed a tank on the half wall between our living room and dining room.....so down the rabbit hole I go. Got a deal on a 55 gallon Top Min tank at Petsmart that had no box so now the water and salt are mixed, the sand is in the bottom (forgot to rinse) so waiting for the tank to settle and clear. Got my dry rock coming from the keys and live rock to be picked up from Richard at TBS this Saturday. Looking forward to getting "back into it"


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Old 03/01/2015, 09:55 PM   #8515
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hello all my name is anthony. I am new to the world of saltwater aquariums. I have a 125 gal 72" x 22" 18" tank. i am planning on turning it into a reef aquarium. i have not purchased any equipment yet. here are some of the products i am considering.
LED LIght
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SE-Quad-72-T...item43cb781c3f
or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVO-Quad-72-...item19eb1cd09a
Sump
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0040-_-Product
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http://www.thatpetplace.com/eshopps-...f-sump-225-gal
Protein Skimmer
http://www.marineandreef.com/Product...33002&CartID=1
heater
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Finnex-Analo...item2ece6f7047
Power heads x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA1HE19N7006
im going to be adding about 100 pounds of uncultured live rock to go with another 25 pounds of cultured

any and all feedback is greatly appreciated, including if any of these choices shouldnt be used
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Old 03/02/2015, 03:35 AM   #8516
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Hi I'm new to the hobby I have just bought a Goniapora and another coral they both don't open up why and what should I do?
I have got to sun flower corals they both open up when it's feeding time.
Ps I have got a 300Gallon tank with a Red SEA C-skim 1800


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Old 03/02/2015, 03:37 AM   #8517
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With 3 jebao pumps 1 is a wp 40 and the other two are RW 20 and RW 15 for the flow maybe too much flow?


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Old 03/02/2015, 04:16 PM   #8518
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Hello......I am new to RC and to salt. I have a 29G biocube that has been set-up for a couple months. I have live sand and live rock. I have some snails, crabs peppermint shrimp and a red shrimp. I also have some beginner soft corals and two black and white clowns. The tank has cycled and doing real well. I guess I want to know what fish I can add that are hardy and for a reef tank.
I was thinking a pygmy angel, yellow goby and shrimp?
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Old 03/02/2015, 09:36 PM   #8519
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Evening, good late night (least it is where I am) to everyone. I'm super new to the hobby, always loved fish and aquariums but never really was in the position to get into the hobby. My guy has been keeping me involved in his tanks and his love for the hobby as much as he can but problem is we both have very differing tastes in what we like in a reef. So seriously considering finally going for it with a tank all my own. Would love some input on major mistakes first timers make so I can try to avoid some disasters. I'm a long way put from actually starting but feel that's a good thing giving me the time to learn what I need to know and get a better knowledge base than just "helping" with the guys project.


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Old 03/02/2015, 09:42 PM   #8520
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Evening, good late night (least it is where I am) to everyone. I'm super new to the hobby, always loved fish and aquariums but never really was in the position to get into the hobby. My guy has been keeping me involved in his tanks and his love for the hobby as much as he can but problem is we both have very differing tastes in what we like in a reef. So seriously considering finally going for it with a tank all my own. Would love some input on major mistakes first timers make so I can try to avoid some disasters. I'm a long way put from actually starting but feel that's a good thing giving me the time to learn what I need to know and get a better knowledge base than just "helping" with the guys project.
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Old 03/03/2015, 08:32 AM   #8521
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New again

Hi My name is George..(Live on Staten Island)..I had my first reef 30 gal going for years and had to shut down during a renovation. Starting back now after years and see new equipment and concepts. Has anybody dealt with the "Bullet Proof Reef system"? I bought rock from them and will be buying Grunge... I'm also looking for a 37 gal tank but want something better then Petsmart. Any Recommendations? Thanks and looking forward to learning from you all at Reef Central


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Old 03/03/2015, 09:14 AM   #8522
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Hi there!
I am totally new in this hobby. I have wanted a reef aquarium for over 10 years and my wife eventually made me a nice surprise for my birthday. So here I am!
Scuba diver, I can now enjoy the ocean at home!


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Old 03/03/2015, 09:30 AM   #8523
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Hi All,
I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say hi. I am running a 75g Bow front with a 15g wet dry filter sump, AQUATOP MR-20 Multimedia Reactor, Coralife 05271 Super Skimmer with Pump, EHEIM Ecco Pro External Canister Filter, Cascade® 1000 Canister Filter for up to 100 Gallon, Seachem Purigen, Boyd Enterprises Chemi-Pure 11-Ounce Blue,Seachem PhosGuard, Acurel LLC Economy Activated Filter Carbon Pellets, Gulfstream Tropical AGU00522 Ista Surface Skimmer, Aquatic Life LED Aquarium Light Fixture, 48-Inch and ecoxotic LED that was on my 29 Nano that I striped and reconfigured the light to fit an old reflector I have that is 48". Now is this over kill ?


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Old 03/03/2015, 05:11 PM   #8524
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Well not much to say about me I guess, been keeping freshwater tanks of all kinds for nearly ten years now and decided to try a marine tank, since I don't know anybody who even keeps fish I decided to join a forum to help me through the begining and after that


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Old 03/03/2015, 05:14 PM   #8525
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Greetings everyone,

I am a newbie to RC and saltwater. I was in the Navy and now using the gi bill to go to college for engineering at RIT in NYS. I have been learning a bunch from my roommate who had started a nano reef in his room about 6mo ago. I am looking to learn alot more over the next few months from the forums and by helping him maintain his tank. Hopefully I can start my own reef, in a few months, after I'm more prepared, have found some good bargain gear and scrapped up enough salt up off the roads.



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