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Had shoulder surgery yesterday. Came through great so far. My wife and a local high school boy will be helping so should be able to keep up. Please place orders early to allow extra planning on our end.

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Dense population, affordable pricing all equals a great value.

I want to thank all my customers for buying from a fellow reefer.

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These guys are happy and healthy and looking for a new home.

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So it has been a fun journey starting up this ventures here on Reef2Reef and now it is time to complete yet another stage of the process.

I started under my personal account @HankstankXXL750 (name came from our Red Sea XXL750 and sherry’s sunset wrasse “Hank”) and along the way we became a sponsor and so I wanted to upgrade our image, so I am proud to announce that we will be continuing this journey under a new name. Reef by Steele.

It is still just my wife Sherry and myself, fellow reefers (well I have a high school kid helping with the heavy lifting while I recover from major shoulder surgery) and our desire to bring you the best value for your dollar.

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It has been a hectic day, being the first ship date since my surgery, but my loving wife @Ocean_Queenie stepped up and we made it through, a great guy at our Post Office took our packages and placed them on the truck before they shut the door so God is good. However I am afraid we forgot to put our insert with care instructions in each package. Please go here for details.

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My helper got a little carried away with the harvest, so I have plenty of pods and phyto to fill 5 or 6 orders yet. PM me with what you would like and I’ll get you set up.

So many wonderful people on this forum. From people who have been doing business with me to new customers and strangers alike have said some really nice things and offered so much encouragement while I’m sitting here feeling helpless with one arm LOL. Thank you so much R2R reefing community.

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Deliveries went really smooth today. Great shout out to all our customers. Hope your week goes great.

Never too early to get your orders in. Help @Ocean_Queenie prep for next week by ordering soon.

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Watch for exciting news as our Website comes to life.
 
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We are so excited. I had PT this morning at 8:45 now Sherry, @Ocean_Queenie, and I reset all of our pod cultures as I got some new vessels for them to make it easier for her to harvest while I continue to play one armed bandit (the only gamble is whether I can keep from doing too much, kind of a restless spirit if you know what I mean).

Then a new set of phytoplankton vessels arrives Thursday, air pump arrived today and we are going to upgrade the ten vessels I brought out of retirement so we are now culturing our phyto for two weeks between harvests so it will be really rich.

I have spent some time bringing our website to life. And with my daughter out of school for three days, there is a lot of quality family time happening, as she so richly deserves some recognition, especially after our stellar parent teacher conference (pretty much the same as always) where we are told what a pleasure she is to teach and how incredibly kind she is.

Thank you R2R community for all your kindness and support.
 
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So I was resetting one of my copepod groups and as I was sieving I realized just how many stages there are in the pods. I don’t know how everyone else does it, but when I harvest I do not separate out the young from the old. I would assume I would maintain thicker cultures by keeping the smaller pods and nauplii, but that is why I run multiple cultures of each to allow for recovery. What this means to my customers is that my pods come with everything to have the best chance to colonize allowing them to purchase less frequently.

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Thank you Reef2Reef community for all your support. Has been an exciting venture so far and the hits keep coming.

We are upgrading again with another set of phytoplankton cultures.

The journey begins.

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At least this time I knew which way the gasket goes.
 
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Busy day with Calliope’s volleyball game and then more work setting up our new equipment. Lots of exciting things coming soon.

placing orders early will be really helpful for @Ocean_Queenie my lovely wife to get prepped.

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We are sterilized (well our equipment) and ready to start our harvest. Everything is looking great. We have at least 4 gallons of phyto above or orders and what we need for the week to culture so let us know.
Pods we harvest a small amount over our orders and use ourselves if it doesn’t get sold so that we don’t thin the populations too much. That is the last thing we do tonight before prepping tomorrows deliveries so plenty of time to place orders today.

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We have had a great week thanks to our Reef2Reef Community. And all the hard work that @Ocean_Queenie put in. She split the phyto cultures and I got to hang back and watch. Did have to bring in some young muscle to get them back on the shelves. But they are up and running.

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Hope the next batch is as good. Here is a peek at this weeks Phyto Buffet, and we still have some available for shipping tomorrow.

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Our pods are out of this world also. Check out this video.



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Wow what a day of packing and shipping. Again @Ocean_Queenie really brought her a game. Took longer this week as we upgraded our shipping with thermal wraps. This will allow us to ship at higher and lower temps.
 
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@Ocean_Queenie asks when will it ever stop. Our new water storage tank. 275 gallons. Going to make splitting sooo much easier.
 
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Coming along nicely. @Ocean_Queenie is going to be gone Saturday so place orders early so I can have it all organized for her. Oh and I guess she’s doing a good job, she got a new fish. Details tomorrow.
 
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It is going to be a long and busy weekend. Have that water tank to install (got some buddies gonna do all the heavy lifting). They pods are eating a gallon of in 1/2-2 days so there are going to be tons. Almost finished with our webpage, hope to get it up this weekend but don’t know. Bringing new offerings, more later as they develop. And my love @Ocean_Queenie taking off Saturday and Sunday to visit family, but back in time to get the harvest. But then we get a message like this and it suddenly seems a lot less like work and a lot more like FUN!!


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Oh and PS her new fish. We replaced her Queenie (Panther Grouper). Sorry I didn’t get a pic today.
 
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Working on the website. COMING SOON!!
Pods and phyto look great again this week.
 
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We have a really great harvest this week. Get your orders in early. Thanks.
 
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We still have 3 gallons of phyto and about 2 gallons of pods available.
 

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