Have you ever completely thrown in the towel in regards to reefing?

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Have you ever completely thrown in the towel in regards to reefing?

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    Votes: 13 65.0%

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brandon429

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Pretty much the funnest aspect of online reefing is someone about to quit, willing to try anything because they no longer care if it even works, talk them into rip cleaning their jacked up reef over the internet, they run the rip clean and post a pic of the reef they always wanted thinking it was going to kill their tank further, not completely make it run in every way they ever wanted.

it’s for sure the most fun possible in forums. Reef tank cpr rehab is awesome and it saves thousands and thousands of dollars from total waste. The post about downsizing / gains better control over surfaces / is a really good option too for sure
 
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New&no clue

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Sometimes I get frustrated with my progress and want to give up, but then a live sale pulls me back in.


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Only once I was very close, after having dinos for about a year. Tried everything, couldn't keep corals, tank looked gross, room smelt bad. Fish hated it, dinos growing on their fins. It was a rough one. Then I read some old threads on RC where people didn't sweat it and freak out and throw tons of products at issues like they do on R2R. The overall consensus I walked away with from RC was, this issue didn't happen overnight and nothing will fix it over night. The system needs to heal, so I let it do it's thing. Stopping all additives and changes allowed stability to lock in and within 30 days dinos faded away. I had the wonderful large and small cell amphidinium.
 

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Well if anybody COMPLETELY threw in the towel, they probably wouldn't still be here :)
Not necessarily true I quit once and then 10 years later started again. It's not uncommon to see threads where someone says they've gotten back into the hobby.

Edit- Unless when you emphasize completely you meant not getting back into reefing...then I agree. I guess by that I only partially threw in the towel LOL
 

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Not necessarily true I quit once and then 10 years later started again. It's not uncommon to see threads where someone says they've gotten back into the hobby.
The way I read it, if you come back, you have not completely thrown in the towel lol.
 

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The way I read it, if you come back, you have not completely thrown in the towel lol.

Yea I realized that as soon as I posted and edited my post. I guess I didn't pay enough attention to the fact the completely was all caps.
Also, based on that no one can know if they've completely thrown in the towel. When I left the hobby I had no intentions of ever having another tank. It was my wife 10 years later who suggested I setup another tank.
 

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Kind of. When I moved I completely took down my 2 AIO tanks, and sold what I could. I think the only thing from the old tanks I still have is a magnetic algae scraper that somehow got in a box. The tanks were salvagable (one was doing well but only had softies and no fish, other one was ridden with aiptaisa but not to the point it was unstoppable), but when you add in all the expenses of moving and difficulty of keeping livestock alive, it didn't make sense to me to keep them.

I'm doing it "right" this time (ie making a completely different set of mistakes)
 

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Never …
I’ve thought of closing a setup for awhile but think …. I in too far to quit now .
reefing and had salty aquariums for over 20years .
there is no turning back now
 

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Yes. Dinos caused me to quit for about 8 years. Would literally fill the tank overnight....and I mean FILL. Killed everything so I just stopped doing anything out of disgust and let the water evaporate. Back then the way to "beat" them was zero phos & nitrates. More GFO & more water changes. They loooved me. lol
 
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  • YES and it's going good

    Votes: 192 40.7%
  • YES but it's not working out

    Votes: 13 2.8%
  • NO I have tried it in the past and it didn't work out

    Votes: 43 9.1%
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