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Old 06/09/2011, 11:24 AM   #76
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Juston - when you're ready for corals let me know... I've got something to gift you and welcome you to the community!

My name is Forrest... creative user name, I know. I started out with freshwater planted tanks about 5 years ago and I've had the reef tank set up for about a year and a half now. My tank is a 40 breeder which is packed pretty full.



I'm looking to add a 28 gallon nano cube to the mix and make it a macro tank. I'm thinking a couple sea horses and pipe fish... maybe some cool gorogonians or something...


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Old 06/09/2011, 02:36 PM   #77
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Nice job Tucson, some really nice tanks. Thanks to all the new people for jumping in there and joining in. Whens the frag auction coming again?


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Old 10/04/2011, 02:01 AM   #78
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Talking Tucson's Responsible Reefers

I am psyched that this thread exists! And I think we need a local reef club! I'll spare you the list of possible names, for now...

So yeah... at least a +10 to aquaph8 for firing this one up. And kudos to all of the sexy shots you other reefers have posted (fishaholic and scubabum, you guys rock).

Hi, My Name Is Alex and I'm an Aquarium Addict... I've had numerous freshwater systems over the last 15 years or so, but I recently bought a house and inherited a 3-year-old 105G that was badly in need of some TLC. I have since designed and built a super-spiffy sump out of a 40G breeder tank I found on craigslist for $30. The new sump has basically turned the tank around, and if somebody out there has some excess Chaeto, Ochtodes, or Dictyota that they want to trade, I'm hoping to get a nice little macroalgae farm going in my newly expanded refugium. Also, I am planning on building a simple phytoplankton culture system, and will happily pay it forward to future moochy noobs if anyone can help me out with a starter culture...

My reef tank's lights are off now so I'll have to leave this post a cliffhanger as far as a picture goes, but I'll get one put up here soon...

I think it would be cool to use this thread to start a group. I know there are a few clubs around that meet physically (like the Desert Aquarist Society for example) and that's all well and good, but Reef Central is more specifically geared towards reefers and salt wallowers (plus it's free...), so let's take full advantage of it and do more than one frag swap per year!

And seriously, anybody got any spare phytoplankton or macroalgae? Let's party!


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Old 10/04/2011, 01:03 PM   #79
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My name is Josh. I have owned a salwater tank for about 4 years. Current tank is a 140 gallon half round mixed reef with diy sump and is about six months running although the rock and sand are from mature systems. I really enjoy the hobby and always consider it a work in progress.

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Old 10/04/2011, 01:29 PM   #80
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I am psyched that this thread exists! And I think we need a local reef club! I'll spare you the list of possible names, for now...

So yeah... at least a +10 to aquaph8 for firing this one up. And kudos to all of the sexy shots you other reefers have posted (fishaholic and scubabum, you guys rock).

Hi, My Name Is Alex and I'm an Aquarium Addict... I've had numerous freshwater systems over the last 15 years or so, but I recently bought a house and inherited a 3-year-old 105G that was badly in need of some TLC. I have since designed and built a super-spiffy sump out of a 40G breeder tank I found on craigslist for $30. The new sump has basically turned the tank around, and if somebody out there has some excess Chaeto, Ochtodes, or Dictyota that they want to trade, I'm hoping to get a nice little macroalgae farm going in my newly expanded refugium. Also, I am planning on building a simple phytoplankton culture system, and will happily pay it forward to future moochy noobs if anyone can help me out with a starter culture...

My reef tank's lights are off now so I'll have to leave this post a cliffhanger as far as a picture goes, but I'll get one put up here soon...

I think it would be cool to use this thread to start a group. I know there are a few clubs around that meet physically (like the Desert Aquarist Society for example) and that's all well and good, but Reef Central is more specifically geared towards reefers and salt wallowers (plus it's free...), so let's take full advantage of it and do more than one frag swap per year!

And seriously, anybody got any spare phytoplankton or macroalgae? Let's party!

Welcome and thanks for the PROPS


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Old 10/04/2011, 04:56 PM   #81
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My name is Josh. I have owned a salwater tank for about 4 years. Current tank is a 140 gallon half round mixed reef with diy sump and is about six months running although the rock and sand are from mature systems. I really enjoy the hobby and always consider it a work in progress.

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Looking good Josh, thanks for sharing.


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Old 10/04/2011, 05:05 PM   #82
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I am psyched that this thread exists! And I think we need a local reef club! I'll spare you the list of possible names, for now...

So yeah... at least a +10 to aquaph8 for firing this one up. And kudos to all of the sexy shots you other reefers have posted (fishaholic and scubabum, you guys rock).

Hi, My Name Is Alex and I'm an Aquarium Addict... I've had numerous freshwater systems over the last 15 years or so, but I recently bought a house and inherited a 3-year-old 105G that was badly in need of some TLC. I have since designed and built a super-spiffy sump out of a 40G breeder tank I found on craigslist for $30. The new sump has basically turned the tank around, and if somebody out there has some excess Chaeto, Ochtodes, or Dictyota that they want to trade, I'm hoping to get a nice little macroalgae farm going in my newly expanded refugium. Also, I am planning on building a simple phytoplankton culture system, and will happily pay it forward to future moochy noobs if anyone can help me out with a starter culture...

My reef tank's lights are off now so I'll have to leave this post a cliffhanger as far as a picture goes, but I'll get one put up here soon...

I think it would be cool to use this thread to start a group. I know there are a few clubs around that meet physically (like the Desert Aquarist Society for example) and that's all well and good, but Reef Central is more specifically geared towards reefers and salt wallowers (plus it's free...), so let's take full advantage of it and do more than one frag swap per year!

And seriously, anybody got any spare phytoplankton or macroalgae? Let's party!

To Reef Central Alex

Cant wait to see some pics man. I'd be all for the club thing if I thought there was enough interest.(maybe start a thread about it) Thanks for taking the time to say Hi and share.


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Old 10/04/2011, 05:59 PM   #83
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Welcome and thanks for the PROPS
hehheh anytime fellow fishaholic... let me know if your tank ever over-grows and you need to frag stuff! i'll bring beer...

as promised, here are some shots of my tank...

This is Happy's Hill:
Happy Hill

These are some of the players that hang out in Happy's Hood:

The Grape of Wrath
Purps

Pootie
PootieTang

Tootie (getting a peppermint shrimp shave)
TootieTang

as-yet un-named: the female Melanurus
Melanurus

The Display:
DT sunlight

The 'Fuge...
Refugium090311

Finally, a full frontal :
Full Frontal


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Old 10/04/2011, 07:43 PM   #84
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I've been trying to get a good shot of my Synchiropus ocellatus for months... I guess tonight he felt like posing! Meet the Teeny Little Samurai:
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Old 10/04/2011, 08:38 PM   #85
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Here's an update of mine.

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Old 10/04/2011, 11:53 PM   #86
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Hi Alex - welcome to the neighborhood. Thanks for the pics.

Brett - I love the coral bommies.


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Old 10/05/2011, 10:32 PM   #87
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Hi I'm James. Been in the hobby of saltwater reefing for about 6 months now. Had several freshwater tanks since age 5. This is my first venture in fish in 15 years and first saltwater. Currently running a 50g DT with a 20gal sump, skimmer, GFO, and a hang on filter. The help of this forum and others like it have made this a very pleasureable experience. Next build to start in December is a 180 reef with 55 sump and 20fuge. I'm an electrician by trade. Here are a few pics of the set-up.


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Old 10/05/2011, 11:35 PM   #88
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Looking good James, Glad to see another construction guy around.


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Old 10/06/2011, 01:56 AM   #89
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Hello All

I thought I posted on this thread when it first started, but it must have been a dream, Well Im Matt, or Mateo, and I'm sure I will eventually meet all of you in person, I have a 45Gallon Cube (22x22x22) mixed reef, and a yet to be calculated custom sump. I have been in the hobby for 5 years or so now....







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I thought I posted on this thread when it first started, but it must have been a dream, Well Im Matt, or Mateo, and I'm sure I will eventually meet all of you in person, I have a 45Gallon Cube (22x22x22) mixed reef, and a yet to be calculated custom sump. I have been in the hobby for 5 years or so now....
Hey Mateo!

I am pretty sure I have met you in person... I'm in SEA all the time and it was actually YOU who told me about this thread when I was complaining about the lack of reefer clubs in Tucson, so +1 for you... Your tank looks awesome! How did you stick all that stuff to the back?
We should hang out sometime man. I'll be by the store later to marvel at all the new arrivals (and pick-up that filter sock, finally... Sorry for the delay Cuong!)

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Old 01/11/2012, 10:38 PM   #91
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bump for all the new members =)


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Ok my names Mitch i'm a project manager for an enviromental company I'm still a newbie to the saltwater reef/fish i've had the tanks for around two years now I think. I hope to get to meet you all i know a couple of you but have not yet met some in person heres a shot of my current DT not good at taking full tank shots and i really need to set my 200 up as some of you know i'm a slacker lol

under just super actinics VHO


under super actinics and two 400w 20k XM mh


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Welcome, I like the rockscape

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Ok my names Mitch i'm a project manager for an enviromental company I'm still a newbie to the saltwater reef/fish i've had the tanks for around two years now I think. I hope to get to meet you all i know a couple of you but have not yet met some in person heres a shot of my current DT not good at taking full tank shots and i really need to set my 200 up as some of you know i'm a slacker lol

under just super actinics VHO


under super actinics and two 400w 20k XM mh


under super actinics, two 400w 20k XM mh, and white actinic VHO
Welcome and very nice tank


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Old 04/28/2012, 04:29 PM   #96
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Looks good Mitch. Lelani how's that upgrade coming?


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whats a sticky mod might be a dumb question but i don't know what it is


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I was thanking the moderators for making this thread a sticky(meaning its stuck at the top of the forum now.


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