Great reefer quotes

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  1. Cory

    Cory Valuable Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    Hey id like to start a thread about posts or quotes from people on the web that really made a difference. It can be something that made you understand something well, or sometning that made you change your reefing philosophy. Reef related of course. The only thing id like to see is the subject line above the post. I'll start.

    Algae:

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    Algae is never caused by one thing. It needs ALL of a source of nitrogen, phosphate, various trace elements (e.g., iron), sufficient light, a place to grow, freedom from herbivores, etc. An excessively high amount of any of these isn't likely to make algae any worse than if there is simply "enough".

    If you take away any one of those, the problem will recede, and different reefers achieve less algae using a variety of these different requirements.

    It is certainly possible that the algae is taking up any available phosphate. It may also be getting it locally from the skeletons it is attached to (at least for a while, till that source is depleted)."

    Randy Holmes farley
     
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  2. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor

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    "Patience"
     
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    chipmunkofdoom2 Always Making Something R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor

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    In a reef tank, it's very hard to have too much of the right kind of flow. It's very easy to have too much of the wrong kind of flow.

    - Unknown
     
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    MMacro Active Member

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    Fish are not disposable commodities, but a worthwhile investment that can be maintained and enjoyed for many years, providing one is willing to take the time to understand their requirements and needs

    -Dmorty217
    (from another reefing forum)
     
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    GoPitt88 Active Member

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    "Nothing good happens fast in a reef Tank".

    -unknown

    This basically means that you MUST have patience if you want to succeed!
     
  6. XNavyDiver

    XNavyDiver Insightful answer loading... please wait. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    "I think there should be something in reef hobby called the "reindeer effect." I don't know what it would be, but I think it'd be good to hear someone say, "Gentlemen, what we have here is a terrifying example of the reindeer effect.""

    Jack Handey
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    @saltyfilmfolks
    You forgot one
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    "Nothing good happens fast in this hobby only bad things happen overnight, if you think you go slow, slow down even more" - Diesel

    :D
     
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    64Ivy Active Member

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    "Umm, I dunno, about 10 bucks?"
    --any reefer who's spouse just asked how much that Homewrecker frag cost.
     
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    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    "Go slow and let it grow" Matt Rodgers.
     
  10. Cory

    Cory Valuable Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    Bare bottom reef tanks vs sand

    "Oh, I see. You think they are gorgeous - but somehow lacking. Missing that certain little something. Now what would that one thing be??

    OH, I know. Something on the bottom to trap and hold nutrients and dirt. Something to potentially leak those nutrients back into the system and potentially kill off some of your most expensive animals.
    Something you have no control over whether it does that or not.

    There's no way to test it, there's no way to tell ahead of time that it's not working right. The way it lets you know that it's not working right - is by not working right!

    BOMBER another site

    Took all my sand out the next day lol
     
  11. Jason mack

    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    research , research ,research ..!!!
     
  12. Crabs Mcjones

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    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Here's one for anyone who's made a big purchase while their kid was with them:
    "Don't tell your Mother..."
     
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    In the forums like "My tank parameters are perfect". Meanwhile your tank looks like:

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    mort Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    "Less technology, more biology"

    John H Tullock
     
  17. Jason mack

    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    "I've never met a crab I could trust"

    The late great Albert J. Thiel
     
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    “People say cars are a bad investment. Those people don’t have Reef tanks”

    -yours truly
     
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    Me :

    when I sit and explain to my wife(trying to get her interested in the Hobby) pointing at the new black tang the beauty behind the black tang and why it costs so much for a full 15 mins and her first response is “ I like red more and points to a picture of colorful goby and says if u can replace it with the colorful goby in the lfs it would bring more color to the tank “
     
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