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How long do you run your lights at maximum intensity during the day? I know this can vary greatly dependent upon species kept in the tank, but just looking for an average. Many people also ramp up and down on either end, but just looking for time the lights are at their max.
I've always been under the impression calcium reactors are "typically" used on larger systems. I could be totally off base here, so I thought I'd ask! I would love to know if you're using a calcium reactor and if so, how large of a system are you running. So it's a two-part question - Do you use one and what size tank do you have?
Let's see what the group has to say!
Since we are going in to a weekend and stopping by your favorite LFS to check out what's new is so irresistible, thought it might be fun to see just how far you are willing to travel to get to your favorite LFS. Also curious if you pass by others to get to the store of your choice.
Join us on Reef2Reef Saturday November 4th from 2pm-6pm (pacific time) for our YR Last Live Sale- For the Year! 500+ WYSIWYG frags including $1-$10 frag specials, a free frag for everyone that orders & prizes/giveaways!
Purchasing Guidelines (How the sale works)- We will be posting corals in our Live Sale thread on Reef2Reef in groups of approximately 10-20 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). 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.
Every hour we will be offering several corals priced at $5 or less. These discounted corals are being offered as a thank you to those who participate in the live sale. Each $5 or less coral purchase will require the purchase of 1 regular sale item priced at $15 & above. Limit 4 per customer.
Live Sale Prizes & Giveaways-
Social Media Raffle!
To be entered into the Social Media Raffle please complete the following steps & then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & screen names
1) Follow us on Instagram & Tag 2 Friends on our Live Sale Post- https://www.instagram.com/yourreef/
2) Like us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/yourreef
3) Share our Facebook Post- https://www.facebook.com/yourreef/photos/pcb.1539756769404665/1539754972738178/?type=3&theater
The Social Media raffle will be held during the Live Sale. All entries must be received by 1:00pm (pacific).
- $15 Gift Card (1 available)
- $25 Gift Card (1 available)
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) (1 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
o Share our Facebook Post- https://www.facebook.com/yourreef/photos/pcb.1539756769404665/1539754972738178/?type=3&theater
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 11/4 before 1PM (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 Tuesday 11/7 after 1:00pm. Please verify with us the day you wish to pick up your order so we have...
Help us celebrate our 7 year anniversary on November 11th for another great 12 Hour Live Sale!
BE HERE at 12 noon EST on Saturday November 11th!
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 and CONFIRM your subscription in the follow-up email that you receive (you must confirm your subscription to be entered)
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.
The winner will be drawn and listed in this thread on Friday November 10th at 9pm EST
A FEW TEASERS
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 thread 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 12pm (EST) on November 11th.
- Each post will contain a picture of the coral, price and a link to our website to purchase the coral....
Post a picture of your Halloween costume for this year. I'll post mine a little later, as the post office hasn't dropped it off yet But I'm interested to see what you're going as this year
Remember - this is a family friendly forum, so please keep the pictures appropriate for all ages!
I was using clothe socks, but I was thinking of giving the mesh a try. What do you all think?
So do you prefer a sandy bottom to your tank, or do you prefer the clean look of going bare bottom? What's your preference?
I realize the topic of QT is often discussed and quite frankly debated. I'm curious though to how many people actually do use some type of QT method. Feel free to discuss your methods but the poll simply asks whether you use a QT or not, and if so, what "items" are QT'd prior to going in your display.
I often see posts from younger reef-keepers here, identified with little clues like "I'll have to wait for my Mom to take me to the LFS" or similar.
I think that's great and it's made me curious what different age groups the community falls in. I myself just turned 50 and only just took up this hobby last year.
So what age group do you fall in?
Yesterday’s poll topic was water change frequency, found here. The majority of people responding indicated they do weekly water changes, followed closely by every other week/twice per month.
Let’s follow up with how much water you actually change, if you do in fact do water changes. Several people commented in the frequency thread but I thought it would be nice to see it in a poll. So let us know by responding to the poll above.
Water changes - a topic discussed in great detail throughout R2R. Should we do them and why? How often? How much at one time? The questions go on and on.
Well this thread/poll is meant to answer only one of those questions - How Often? I'm more curious as to the frequency of those that do utilize water changes as part of their husbandry. So cast you vote in the poll and tell how frequently you change water if in fact you do.
I had a chance to speak with Insurance Agent today regarding my aquarium and what homeowners insurance covers. The equipment is covered in case of a fire or theft. The equipment is not covered in case the tank breaks and damages the lights, skimmer, pumps, etc. The fish and corals are never covered.
Is there insurance out there that covers aquarium equipment, fish, or coral in case of a tank breaking?
I found yesterday's poll on the use of an auto-feeder interesting. Over 62% of responses indicated they do not use an auto-feeder. Not sure why, but I honestly thought more folks used them. So if you're manually feeding the fish, it might be interesting to see how often we are feeding our critters. Even if you do use an auto-feeder, let us know your feeding frequency.
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