New reefer from Long Island .

Discussion in 'Meet & Greet Forum' started by Brisay01, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. NS Mike D

    NS Mike D Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    to answer your earlier question, start a thread in the member tank forum and post these pics and that is your build thread
     
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  2. reefaland310

    reefaland310 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Another fellow long islander from ronkonkoma
     
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  3. Brisay01

    Brisay01 Member R2R Supporter

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    Thanks and Happy New Year !
     
  5. meir

    meir Valuable Member

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    Nice, I’m from Great Neck, LI myself
     
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  6. mta_morrow

    mta_morrow shoes & purses vs. coral & fish R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome to R2R! You have come to the right place. I started just as you are a little over 2 years ago. Congrats on your patience. I have just moved and tore down my 1st tank after 2 years of nothing but learning. I’m now waiting for my new tank to arrive next week. I’m really anxious to apply all I have learned to this build. I have learned how to ask for advice and how to sort through the many different options that exist in this awesome hobby. Your build looks great so far.
     
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  7. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    No question is a dumb question, Starting a build thread is your own thread that you have to show off you system and use as a journal. Others can see and learn what you have done to build your system. Myself I like to go back and look and the things that I have done that work and that did not:rolleyes::)
     
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  8. Brisay01

    Brisay01 Member R2R Supporter

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    Awesome ,
    Thanks for that info. I’ll get on it !
     
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  9. Brisay01

    Brisay01 Member R2R Supporter

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    Good to know! I thought I was the only one from Nassau co. as Suffolk co. folks seem to be representing in numbers lol.
     
  10. Brisay01

    Brisay01 Member R2R Supporter

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    Thanks for your post . Good luck to you as well . The hardest part about going slow and having patience is the pressure from my kids as to what’s taking so long lol.
     
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    Welcome to R2R
     
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  12. Paul B

    Paul B Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    New Hyde Park, Nassau. :D
     
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    I'm from Bayshore Suffolk County
     
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  14. Brisay01

    Brisay01 Member R2R Supporter

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    Awesome. Thanks for the warm welcome to R2R. I went out yesterday and bought some things to set up a coral and invert qt. Waiting on more items from brs. I read a couple great articles here on qt’ing corals.

    One question I had was : After I cycle the tank) planning on doing a fishless cycle with ammonia along with a bottle of bacteria as I’ve done with my Dt and fish qt) what keeps the cycle going long term ? Meaning , without fish in the tank , how do corals and snails alone create enough waste/ammonia to maintain a healthy bacterial colony ?
     
  15. Brisay01

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    Thanks for the warm welcome to R2R.
     
  16. Paul B

    Paul B Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    If you have no fish in the tank you need to keep adding food. The bacteria will starve with no food and corals don't make enough waste. Can't you just put in a couple of fish to keep the cycle going?
     
  17. Brisay01

    Brisay01 Member R2R Supporter

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    Well I was under the impression that a coral qt has to remain absolutely fishless in order to assure that there is no chance or transmission of fish dieases , specifically parasites , from new corals . In other words, if new corals are brought in to the coral qt, and they are carrying marine ich cysts, any fish in the coral qt tank would be a host for parasites and keep the ice lifecycle going . I’m not sure how likely of an event this is as I have no personal experience with corals yet . I am just basing this off of what I have read. I also have a healthy fear of introducing parasites into my Dt.
     
  18. Paul B

    Paul B Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Brisay01. I am not the one to ask about quarantining anything because I don't quarantine anything. I am sure many people on here quarantine and would be able to answer your question better
     
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    Thanks for the reply . Appreciate it . Stay warm today !
     
  20. Paul B

    Paul B Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    I will, it went up to 14
     
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