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Well it's the season for LOVE and we LOVE this hobby right? Well most of the time!
I got to thinking about reefing in 2019 and what's not to love about all the technology and the how much easier it is to keep a saltwater aquarium nowadays. So my question is this:
What do you LOVE about reefing in 2019?
2 days of corals discounted up to 70% off or more, Over 200 $5 frags, raffle prizes, and tons of fun! There will be 2300+ frags, etc offered up during the sale, which is our most ever!
Sale starts Saturday, February 23rd at 11 A.M. est and goes on for 12 hours straight until 11 P.M. EST. The sale will resume again on the 24th for 12 more hours beginning at 11 A.M. and will then end at 11 P.M. EST that Sunday night.
We will post "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) corals in this thread with a title, picture, the sale price and a link to purchase it from our site. You can only go through the link posted here to buy the coral. You must complete checkout first to win the coral. The same item can be in multiple carts simultaneously, first one to finish checkout wins it and takes it out of stock.
ATTENTION - REWARDS POINTS CANNOT BE REDEEMED DURING LIVE SALES. You can however, earn points for every purchase made during the live sale. We enable rewards spending Tuesday morning.
All orders are final, no refunds on livestock. No exchanges, credits, promotional gift cards, coupons, or extra discounts can be used towards any items in the sale. Our 10-Day Guarantee applies to all corals we ship.
Communication will be through thread posts and Private Messages only. Over 2300+ corals total will be posted at random times throughout the whole 24 hours. Expect a batch of 4 - 10 new corals posted every few minutes. You snooze, you lose! It can sometimes be difficult to win items at peak times. Just have patience it is a long sale and items are easier to win as time goes on, please stay positive.
NO FREE SHIPPING unless combined with a non Live Sale/Aftersale and/or eBay order that already has shipping paid for. You must purchase a shipping unit for your Live Sale / After Sale purchases.
*Please include your full name from your order in any PM or post communications regarding orders. We cannot identify you from your R2R screen name.
We will post corals priced at $5 each throughout the sale! You can buy a maximum of 2, and you must buy at least 1 non-$5 coral for each $5 coral you purchase.
There are 2 ways to enter the drawings. Make a purchase during the sale, or make one post in this thread every hour during the sale hours (11 A.M. - 1 1P.M. both days 23rd - 24th). If you do both you get 2 entries. You can only win one prize.
Drawing results will be posted within 1 week of sale. Those who make a post every hour PLEASE DO NOT say "check in", just make at least one meaningful post every hour during sale hours. You must PM us after the sale if you believe you qualified so we can verify your posts and include you in the giveaway.
Shipping during the sale and after will be $29.99 ($19.99 for FL residents).
Purchase your shipping unit as soon as possible to secure your delivery date as shipment numbers are limited by day.
You only need to pay for one shipping unit. Just choose "Live Sale Shipping/Local Pickup" at checkout so you are not charged for again for shipping.
No piggyback shipping with other people. We will not hold any orders except for weather/FedEx related issues.
In-store pickups will be allowed by appointment only (call or email) before 3/2, on or after Friday you may come in without appointment. Just choose "Live Sale Shipping/Local Pickup" at checkout.
Out of state shipments will be delivered Wednesday 2/27, Thursday 2/28, Friday 3/1 and Tuesday 3/5. (Florida shipments will be delivered on Thursday 2/28 and Friday 3/1). Click below to purchase priority overnight shipping. Choose which day you would like to receive your order. We will refund your shipping unit if you do not purchase anything during the sale.
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Who has the biggest Homophyllia Bowerbanki?
Not you, but Chris from ACI Aquaculture does! WOW! I was informed that this particular coral is 23”x 15”
Also if you want to see it in person you can see it at ReefAPalooza Orlando at the ACI booth!
How big is your largest coral or coral colony and what type is it? (leave a photo in the thread)
What are the top 3 things you buy most consistently in your "hobby?"
Please exclude water and electricity. HA!
diver image via debconcierge.com
Tell us the months you are most active in reefing and why this is!
You can choose multiple months on the poll!
Photo via @Tenji
So I'll keep this short because I want you to drive this conversation and I have a lot to earn myself. I once took a class at the "Old School of Reefing" that said the correct answer is that all and any Nitrates are bad. But now the "NEW School of Reefing" and especially sps keeping says some is good. How much and why is what i would like to discuss. So my question is the following:
Do you believe Nitrates are actually a good thing and if so how much and why?
Image via @Ryan Rioux
Don't miss this sale! Sunday February 3rd,
500+ corals will be heavily discounted up to 50% OFF! Some will even be $5 or $10!
We know you want to watch the game so corals will be posted on our website at 11 AM, 4 PM and 9 PM EST.
Make sure you're ready when the corals drop, they're gonna go quick!
How to create an account on our site:
How to track your order:
Rules and FAQ:
Placing the coral in your cart does not reserve it for you. You must completely check out before you receive a confirmation email from the site stating that it is yours.
We will not be combining orders from different users. If you would like to share a box with someone you must have to do it under the same account.
Shipping will be a DISCOUNTED 19.99 for Florida residents or 29.99 for out of state. This is the lowest shipping we've offered all year!
You do not have to buy a shipping module, just check out and select whichever shipping is applicable to you. On every subsequent transaction just add them to your existing shipment.
Make sure to select the correct delivery date. If you need to make a change please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before your order ships.
If none of the open dates for ship out are convenient for you, select a shipping date and write your preferred date in the order notes. We will change it for you when we combine orders.
Local pick up begins Tuesday February 5th. If you email us the day and time you want to pick up your order we can have it pre bagged for you.
I have had a 14 gal bio cube for the last 5+ years and I am thinking about making the jump to a much bigger tank. I am thinking about going used to save thousands. I found a tank that is working, but appears to be filled with slime algae and who knows what else I will find when I look in person. My question is: how much effort will I be putting in to get this thing functional. Will I be strapped with nasty diseases forever and will it be worth the "savings"? Link to tank: https://offerup.com/item/detail/564834272/ I have learned from research it is an Aqueon 72. Not sure what all was done to get to functional for salt or if the lighting will suffice. I assume it will.
Will be interesting if this tank that been for sale for over 3 months sells "all of the sudden"
Two Part Calcium and Alkalinity Questions for those of you who dose!
1. How much are you dosing daily?
2. How much water volume do you have?
3. What is your target DKH and Calcium?
4. How heavily is your tank stocked with SPS coral?
5. What are the biggest pros and cons you have found with two part dosing?
Amazing Reef Image via @Bacon505
Wooooo, it's cold outside!!!
What better way to spend a cold Saturday night than with us on a LIVE SALE?!
BE HERE at 6pm EST on Saturday February 9th for our
WINTER CLEARANCE LIVE SALE!
Want to win a $200 gift card for use DURING the sale? It's pretty easy. Follow the steps below and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card that can be used DURING (or after) the sale.
1 - "LIKE" our Facebook page:
2 - "SHARE" our Facebook post about the sale:
3 - Sign-Up for our newsletter
4 - Make a post in THIS thread
5 - When completed with the steps above, send an email to email@example.com with your name so that we can verify your entry and I will send a confirmation reply.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8th at 8pm EST
The winner will be drawn and listed in this thread on Friday February 8th at 9pm EST
A few corals teasers!!!
I am happy to announce our GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be receiving a new Ecotech MP40QD. Ecotech pumps are unparalleled in their performance and quality! See below for entry details
ROD'S FOOD - WIN A 6 MONTH SUPPLY!!!
Rod Buehler of Rod's Food has GRACIOUSLY donated a 6 month supply of his fine foods to the GRAND PRIZE winner. Please read the details at the end of this post for more information on HOW TO WIN!
I am happy to announce Mark from ME Coral has donated a ton of product for various giveaways. A "one-shot" of ME Coral Dip and/or Super Food will be in EVERY ORDER. A perfect amount for one dipping session and/or feeding of your new corals. We also have several other products such as amino acids, coral food, KH and CA additives and more. Be sure to check them out at www.mecoral.com
Todd from Todd's PODS has graciously donated 3 sets of tisbe sp. copepods (2 bottles in each set) to our live sale customers. These will be given out randomly throughout the sale. If you are ever in need of pods for a fuge, restocking or new tank, Todd is the guy. Checkout their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Todds-Pods-246647835705931/?fref=ts
Joe Knows Reefs Live Sale Rules:
- WYSIWYG corals will be posted in this thread beginning at 6pm (EDT) on Saturday February 9th.
- Each post will contain a picture of the coral, price and a link to our website to purchase the coral.
- The first person to successfully "checkout" with the coral will "win" the coral. Just because the coral is in your shopping cart does NOT mean it is yours...the "checkout" process must be completed.
- We will accept both PayPal and Credit Cards during the sale. Our website is encrypted with a dedicated SSL Certificate for security measures.
- You MUST create an account to purchase any of the...
Join us on Reef2Reef Saturday February 2nd for our YR Reef Bowl 2019 Live Sale (2nd Annual). Kickoff Time is at 10:00am (pacific)/ 1:00pm (eastern). Over 700 amazing corals & many frags priced at $10 and under!
Purchasing Guidelines (How the sale works)- We will be posting corals in our Live Sale thread on Reef2Reef in groups of approximately 10 corals every 5-10 minutes. Each picture will have the pricing information as well as a link that will take you to that coral listing on our website. You must complete the entire checkout process on the YR website before you win that coral. Adding it to your cart does not prevent someone else from purchasing it before you.
No sales will take place via personal messaging, phone or email. No emails will be answered during the live sale & please keep PM’s to a minimum. Please post general questions to the Live sale thread so everyone can benefit from the answer.
In order to purchase anything during the Live Sale, you must have a customer account on the Your Reef website. Please include your R2R screen name when creating your account. You may also provide it in the “comments” section of your order. To increase your chance of purchasing the coral of your choice we suggest you create the account and become familiar with how our shopping cart and checkout works prior to the sale.
You may use Credit or Debit cards to complete your transaction. Paypal is not recommended (see below post). Paypal checks cannot be used during the Live Sale as the clearing time is 3 or 4 days.
All items in the Live Sale are first come - first serve. If two orders for the same item go through, we will do our best to find a duplicate item to honor the sale. If no suitable coral can be found, a full refund will be issued to the buyer.
Live Sale Prizes & Giveaways-
Shipping Module Raffle!
Every customer who purchases a shipping module prior to the Live Sale will be entered into a drawing to win one of the following.
- $10 Gift Card (1 available)
- $15 Gift card (1 available)
- $25 Gift Card (1 available)
- Frag Pack- 5 miscellaneous frags of our choice (you may choose sps, lps, zoas, softies) (2 available)
The Shipping Module raffle will be held within the first 2 hours of the Live Sale.
Grand Prize Raffle!
We will be raffling off 4 Gift Certificates after the Live Sale. Everyone who participates in the live sale will be entered into the drawing. These Gift Certificates may be used on any future coral orders from our website. Winning names will be posted in this forum within the next week.
Grand Prize- $100 Gift Certificate for Coral
2nd Place- $50 Gift Certificate for Coral
3rd Place- $25 Gift Certificate for Coral
4th Place- $25 Gift Certificate for Coral
· Each of the following will earn you 1 entry into the drawing:
o Each coral purchase
o Every 100th post
o Follow us on Instagram & Tag 2 Friends on our Live Sale Post- https://www.instagram.com/yourreef/
o Like us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/yourreef
Certificates are good towards any future coral purchase. Dry goods, fish, shipping charges, & live sale purchases are excluded.
Shipping - Purchase $250 in items during the Live Sale and we will ship your order for free! You may combine items purchased during the Live Sale with livestock from the YR website to reach the Free Shipping level. For orders less than $250, the UPS Overnight shipping is only $39.99.
Purchase your Shipping Module before the Live Sale at a Discounted Rate ($25). Available now thru Saturday 2/2 before 9am (pacific time). You select the shipping module with the corresponding shipping/delivery date that works for your schedule. There are a limited number of shipping slots available each day. Please make your selection as soon as possible to ensure your desired shipping date is reserved.
If you purchase the shipping module in advance and you reach the free shipping threshold your shipping cost will be refunded. Saturday Delivery will have a surcharge of $20 (free shipping applies to only the standard shipping fees).
Local Pick Up - Will be available starting on Wednesday 2/6 after 1:00pm. Please verify with us the day you wish to pick up your order so can be sure to have everything ready for you.
Live Arrival Guarantee - We offer a 7 Day Arrive and Thrive guarantee on all Live Sale items as well as the majority of items on our site.
For more information, please visit- http://www.yourreef.com/acclimation-and-live-arrival-guarantee.html
Good Luck everyone & thank you for being a part of our Live Sale! We appreciate your business!
TCK January website Livesale
Saturday January 26th 2019 starting @ 6pm EST
Giveaways will be posted throughout the sale.
We will post up 3-5 photos at a time with links to the website tckcorals.com. All purchases must be made through the website. All purchases are final.
Shipping can be pre-purchased for $35 Fedex Priority Overnight. We will provide links to pre-purchase shipping modules shortly. No combined shipping with orders outside of this sale. No piggyback shipping. We only ship to the continental US. Shipping will be a flat $45 if purchased after the sale.
Shipping Modules HERE:
We will also be entering everyone who registers with the site and purchases a shipping module into a drawing for a $200 credit/gift certificate code. The drawing will be 1 hour before the sale starts (5pm EST 1/26/19). Deadline to enter is 4pm EST 1/26/19
Local pickup option will also be available
*Every shipped box will also have a freebie frag included on top of all purchases.*
This will be a great chance to pickup some sweet frags! Thanks everyone!
As a keeper of reefs there are certain challenges that we all WILL face from time to time. Those things that challenge us might not be as challenging to others and some things maybe not at all. I wanted to hear your thoughts on the following question.
What are the biggest challenges, FOR YOU, in maintaining a healthy saltwater tank?
I was changing out my water yesterday and noticed I didn't have as much polyp extension from some of my sps corals and it got me thinking. I'm sure my issues were me messing around in the tank and with the water but I wanted to know your thoughts.
What is the first indicator that your sps corals might be in trouble?
image via @bubbaque
I'm sooo excited and it's been a looong time coming but we finally are moving forward with our NEW R2R Marketplace!
You might remember we discussed creating a super detailed marketplace, where we would handle payments, arbitrate issues and more. Well you, the membership, for the most part didn't like that we would be that involved with your transaction so we listened. Honestly that was good news for us because it freed us up to take your input and just create a slimmed down, option enriched, more detailed way to buy, sell and trade on R2R.
Some quick highlights...
- More tools and options to create listings...
- Better item search with filters for finding exactly what you want and where you want it...
- New Buyer/Seller Rating and Review System...
- Ability/Option to connect your Paypal, Stripe or Bank to get paid (optional)...
- Member profile upgrade to show items for sale, items sold, user ratings and reviews, etc...
- No Fee to use the Market buying for selling...
- Mobile friendly market...
- Verified Seller Banner...
These are a few highlights but we believe it's going to make for a much more streamlined experience for buying and selling on Reef2Reef. We also believe it's going to make it safer with the implementation of the new rating and review system.
So who's excited?!
If so, what kinds of butterfly fish have you been successful with?
I was thinking about ages and demographics of us crazy reef keepers and I thought it might make an interesting discussion about age. More specifically I'll kick it off with this question.
What, if any, does age have to do with maintaining a saltwater reef aquarium?
I'm also adding a poll about your age because it's been a while since we had one! Would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.
I know everyone loves the leds for this reason and that reason but With Metal Halide being a proven winner over the years why does it seem its a dying breed?
I see a few people swear by them and see great growth as its the closest thing to the sun but I know they do use a lot of power and put off heat compared to leds.
I for one like the look that Mh's give and you mix that with some t-5's and you have a great combo
After getting in and out of this hobby many times over the years, I would like to get a set up going but I really want to go with metal halide and t-5's because I like the look and I know they work good, but my hang up is It will be a very slow process to get enought corals to justify the cost of bulbs and electricity.
With that being said, if just having a few corals to start will it be over kill to use mh/t-5?
I'm still in the shopping phase but my wife said I have to have everything ready before I can bring another tank in the house. I have been know to bring a tank in and let it sit for a few months while getting stuff together or rushing into it and removing and replacing stuff
Thank you for joining us! This is the official Cali Kid Corals/ R2R January 19th Live Sale Thread! Here you will find all info pertaining to the live sale (rules, shipping info, teaser pics...etc)
Sale will begin at 10:00 AM PT and will end approx. at 2:00 PM PT. There will be over 300 + frags with some NEW RELEASES, One-of-a-Kind pieces, Giveways, Raffle Prizes,
$5, $10, $20 frags...and an overall GOOD TIME
SHIPPING: Shipping Modules are available NOW for purchase at a discounted price on our website https://www.calikidcorals.com/collections/r2r-live-sale.
From now until Tuesday 1/14 shipping modules will be $29.99. After that, the price will increase to $34.99 until Friday, 1/18 at Noon PT. Day of sale purchase will be at the regular price of $44.99.
All shipping modules are for Fedex Priority Overnight. Our normal shipping DOA policy applies.
Local-pick is available for So-Cal Residents. Select Local pick-up at check out.
RULES: All corals are WYSIWYG. A picture of the coral will be posted along with a link that will take you directly to our website for purchase. You must complete the check out process to secure the piece. Once purchase is confirmed, item will no longer be available and will be listed as "SOLD OUT.
All orders are FINAL. No gift cards, certificates, or credits can be used on this live sale.
RAFFLE(S): Raffles will take place soon after the Live Sale. Winners will be announced on this thread! Each item purchased will give you a raffle entry e.i. 10 items purchased = 10 tickets.
TIPS: We recommend you register an account on our website www.calikidcorals.com
for a quicker check out process during the Live Sale.
Keep checking this thread for updates, teasers, etc...
We are looking forward to an awesome Live Sale!
- Cali Kid Team
If you're like me when you started this hobby you couldn't stay away from the local fish store. Matter of fact my wife knew that when we traveled one of the things we were going to do is visit any local fish stores we were close to.
It is well known that the local fish store has provided a great deal of worth the the hobby as a whole. In fact without them we may or may not be here today talking about reefs on this forum. Traditionally LFS has been of utmost value and even today many people can't keep aquariums without them.
I'm not advocating one way or another on this subject but I was curious to hear what you thought about the subject and why. So the question is this:
Is the Local Fish Store of more, less or the same importance today as any other time in history for the saltwater aquarium hobby?
image via @TopShelfAquatics
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