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I've been following along with GlennF's reef system for a while now (it's CRAZY! If you've never seen his tank, check it out here!). He created the DSR (Dutch Synthetic Reefing) method, and I keep wondering why has no distributor stepped forward in the USA to bring these products here to the US?? I'm seriously jealous of my European friends who have access to this. LOL
Btw, if you've not seen GlennF's reef, here ya go... You're welcome!!
Photos by @glennf
How many of you have said or thought this? "I can't wait for this reef to mature!" How many of you are still waiting years later? Sometimes it manures instead of matures. HA!
I started thinking about this statement and question and it got me wondering what the definition of a "mature" reef tank is. Does mature mean corals are growing out of the water and you have to prune them every week? Or is it mature when you can keep acropora successfully? Or is your tank mature when you can grow coralline, or keep clams, or house mandarins? What is it!!
What do you consider a "mature" reef tank to be?
image via @reef jacob and his thread here.
So most of us started keeping a reef tank for the pure enjoyment of the hobby, watching fish swim and corals grow etc.. But after it being a hobby, for some, it has morphed into other things like a business, fame or even a stimulant for health reasons etc. No matter the reason it is always rewarding to be able to grow a mature, beautiful reef. But for others the reward is more than satisfaction it is a way to get paid or a way to earn benefits etc.
No matter how you slice it the opportunity to capitalize on your hard work is there for anyone desiring to gain more than just a good feeling for growing a beautiful reef. So what are are some of the ways you can capitalize or be "rewarded" for being a successful reef grower?
- Satisfaction in a job well done.
- Notoriety among your peers.
- Notoriety within the industry.
- Free or reduced cost product and equipment from companies.
- Free or reduced coral and fish from companies.
- Payment for photos of your mature reef to be used for product packaging.
- Free travel to speak at industry events, frag swaps, club meetings, etc.
These are a few "rewards" that come to my mind but I wonder if I am missing something and how you feel about being "rewarded" for your hard work.
So do you want to be rewarded and how might that look to you?
image via @server10 at Aquaforest! Check this thread out.
Revhtree doesn't know it all!!!
YES I will be the first to admit it! I've made mistakes and will make more but in order to be a good leader I need to be open to change and the ideas of others. Some of the best implementation of change has come from the voice of our members!
So as we move towards our site refresh and the launch of our enhanced market tools I would like to hear from you on what you think Reef2Reef needs and what we could do better.
So what do you think?
Shout Out: Today is the day for you to give love to your favorite retailers! Coral slingers and Equipment pushers!
Please answer the following questions and leave a link to show your love to the reef companies that are good to you. Links are our friends! (it's ok to have more than one favorite)
- What company is your favorite place to buy coral online?
- What company is your favorite place to buy fish online?
- What company is your favorite place to buy coral or fish locally in a brick and mortar type setting? (local fish store)
- What company is your favorite place to buy drygoods and equipment online?
- What company is your favorite place to buy drygoods and equipment locally in a brick and mortar type setting? (local fish store)
Images of Top Shelf Aquatics in Orlando Fl.
Shipping modules are now available! Please purchase the day you would like your corals shipped, and they will arrive the next business day. We do not offer Friday for Saturday shipping.
We do have the Tang Police on standby so whatch yourselves!
With so many tank sizes and so many tang (surgeonfish) varieties available it's inevitable that this topic will be open to user interpretation and opinion. This topic is going to be about what you believe and why! So I'll lead this discussion off with a couple of questions.
1. What's the smallest tank you think is suitable for a tang (surgeonfish)?
2. Why do you think the certain size tank you answered above is the smallest a tang should be housed in?
I did a water change frequency poll a couple of years ago. One of the options was "Daily - Automated" and it only got about 5% of the responses. I'm just curious if more folks have gone to the automatic water change systems since then.
Let's see what the results say this time.
It is UniqueCorals' Birthday! 7 years baby. Let's celebrate!
We have a full program lined up for you guys, with amazing prizes, bargains and gems galore. You will not be disappointed. Corals will be going for 35 to 80% off! Plus $5 specials too!
If you do not buy anything, we will gladly refund your $ in full for the shipping module on Monday, when our offices open.
Our most Prizes ever!
(All prizes will ship for free, or combine with your purchase)
- Illumagic Blaze X Mini LED light - fresh or marine
- MarcoRocks aquascape - Joe will design you scape up to 200g
- 2 x PolypLab Coral View Lens + CPL polarized lens attachment pack
- 2 x PolypLab Reef-Roids coral food, large size 120g
- A UC Bounce Mushroom
- UC LPS premium fragpack
- 2 x Triton ICP and N-DOC water analysis kit pack
- That's over 10 prizes! 100% free to enter.
PLUS - every shopper will win a free PolypLab Premium frag glue! *
Raffle: Every purchaser will receive an entry. If you choose not to purchase, you just have to comment once per hour in the thread for the LS event to receive a free entry. You really can't go wrong either way.
Shopping: Limit of three $5 corals per person, for every $5 coral, you must purchase one non-$5 coral (however there's a ton of $7, $8, $10 items).
What to do first:
You MUST first purchase a shipping module HERE (scroll down). Then shop as much as you like and we'll automatically combine shipping for you. And you will earn UC Reward for every dollar spent!
During the LiveSale, please check out by selecting the "Add-On/Pick-Up/Test Only" option for Free shipping (since you have purchased a shipping Module already).
Earn UC Reward points on all your purchases. And we combine all shipping automatically for free (provided one shipping module was purchased), so checkout as many times as you like!
All orders are final, no refunds, exchanges, credits, promotional gift cards, coupons, or extra discounts will be applied in the sale. Our Guarantee covers all the corals we ship. If you ask for a customization or substitution, we will try to accommodate you but please understand this may delay your ship date. Our office opens on Monday morning.
Intel: The $5 doorbuster corals will be spaced throughout. With so many choice items, competition is fierce, be ready for some fast clicking! We do suggest you register with UniqueCorals.com first with your shipping information so you will have a fast checkout experience. If you are already a registered UniqueCorals customer, great, you are all set to go. There is NO FREE SHIPPING unless combined with another order from our website over $150 in Livestock.
Have Fun: You can count on Unique to have the best coral selection, prices, true to WYSIWYG corals, and amazing prizes! All LiveStock is backed by our guarantee, buy with confidence!
Please include your full name and order details in any PM or communications so we may properly identify who you are. Our admin office opens on Monday and will get to your requests ASAP. Thanks for understanding. If you see something else you like in the non-LiveSale store, just choose the "Add-on Order" free shipping option upon checkout, and we'll combine shipping with your Live Sale order (provided you have purchased a shipping module, offer only good for livestock orders).
Feel free to check for info here: link: https://uniquecorals.com/collections/live-sale
*while quantities last
My good buddy Hernando Rocha recently posted about this item he picked up from RAP Orlando and said it was ok if I shared. This is what he said.
Picked up a new gadget for the tank at Reefapalooza Orlando.REEFSICLE Automatic frozen food dispenser. Its a slow release of frozen food that allows fish to graze for up to 8hrs with a single serving. The directions called for RO water as the liquid but I'm trying Reef Nutrition liquid foods on one tray and RO on the other tray...... I mounted the cup on the sump and the return pump will shoot the food in to the tank.......I can see using the cup when I'm out of town and the popsicles takes the food prepping or food amount guessing game out of the equation, all my tank sitter has to do is to take the frozen silicone cup and a popsicle out of the freezer and drop it in to the Reefsicle and walk away.... lets see if it works.
What do you guys think about it and are you willing to give it a try?
As I was scanning FB today I saw a post from the "Sunburst Anemone" group that basically said that some of these same type of anemones, only different color morphs, can kill each other.
I have never heard of this before and was wondering your thoughts on it?
Here is the comments:
image via @ladyreefer1983
SO - people have said many time - that the number of hobbyists the have marine tanks is trivial - and therefor (whatever the discussion was) - How many home have marine tanks in the USA?
Inspired by this thread: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/would-you-ever-do-a-themed-tank.582526/
How do you feel about us hosting a tank contest where you pick your own theme and put together a tank? Avengers, Baseball, Spongebob, etc.. anything!
The rules could be real simple and the prize could be something REALLY nice since putting together a nice nano tank isn't all that easy!
Would you participate and what should the rules be?
Some people LOVE to entertain and have people over to their home at all times! Some people love to show off their reef tanks to others in the hobby. On the other hand there are those who are more private for various reasons. What about you?
When it comes to showing off your reef tank, to other reefers, at your house how private are you and why?
image via @IvanW
We will be hosting a live sale here in this thread on Reef2Reef Saturday April 13th from 6PM-Midnight EST. There will be tons of corals from Acans to Zoas and everything in between. Lot's of Amazing Acros, Crazy Colored Chalices, Extraordinary Euphyllias, Fascinating Favias, Glorious Goniopora, Marvelous Mushrooms, Phenomenal Palythoas, and many more. We will also be doing give aways and $5.00 frags throughout the sale.
Win an EcoTech Marine Vortech MP10 pump! Every customer that completes their purchase by 4/20 will be entered into the drawing to be held on 4/22.
We will post up 5 photos at a time. Each photo will have a name, be numbered and priced. First person to post the Item letter and number on the thread gets the coral. We will hit "LIKE" on the post to notify the customer. Please only post one Item number per post. During and at the end of the sale, we will message each customer for payment options.
Preferred payment method is PayPal and Square.
We will be posting lots of $5 frags throughout the sale. You must buy at least 1 normal priced coral for each $5 coral you purchase.
Every shipped box will also have a freebie frag included on top of all purchases.
Shipping is a flat rate of $45 Fedex Priority Overnight. No combined shipping with orders outside of this sale. No piggy back shipping. We only ship to the continental US. Local pickup available. Special delivery to Queen City Frag Fest in Buffalo on 4/28 can also be arranged. http://queencityfragfest.com
This thread today inspired this next "sound off" discussion! One of our members, @Zeal recently lost his OG Bounce Mushroom in his tank somewhere and it got me thinking and I wanted to hear your thoughts.
At what lengths do you go to, to find coral frags or fish that seem to be lost in the tank somewhere?
A North Carolina man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty this week for allegedly abandonding his pet fish after being evicted from his home last month.
Michael Ray Hinson, 53, was detained yesterday by officers from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said an Oscar fish had been discovered inside his former residence in Wilmington. The suspect was evicted on March 22; deputies found the pet three days later.
The tank was filled with dirty water and the pet was suffering from “hole in the head disease,” a dangerous condition that is sparked by poor water quality and a lack of food.
Alongside the cruelty to animals charge—which is a misdemeanor—Hinson was also hit with one count of animal abandonment. The police department’s spokesperson said it was the first time a suspect had been charged in the county with cruelty over a pet fish, WECT reported. The former owner was assigned a $4,000 bond yesterday and has since been released from jail.
I am in the process of setting up my 140G red Sea reefer peninsula 650 tank. It will be a barebottom SPS only tank with tons of flow.
The question I have for all the SPS experts is:
Do you keep all your powerheads on at high flow all the time or do you reduce flow at night?
If you reduce flow at night is it mainly to give the fish a break while they sleep or is there some benefit to corals? (I know there is probably no "proven" answer to this question)
I'm likely looking at a Gyre near the bottom of the tank to keep the bottom free of detritius and two mp40's. Build thread coming soon just trying to plan everything.
I am a Tangs, Angels and Wrasses kinda person (and clownish). IMO, the Powder Blue Tang is the most beautiful of the tangs that can be comfortably keep in medium to large tanks. They are not the most expensive or the rarest, but their color and grace is arguable the most beautiful of the tangs.
Please give us your opinion of your MOST BEAUTIFUL (not most favorite, most expensive or rarest). A beautiful picture or two would really help you drive-in your points.
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