WIN a new LED LIGHT for your reef in NOOPSYCHE'S HELPFUL REEFER GIVEAWAY!

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This month we're bringing back the "Noopsyche Helpful Reefer Giveaway!" In this month's giveaway, we're asking you to share the most helpful tips you've come across in reefing!

Noopsyche's Reef Lighting has become one of the popular reef lighting options for many members of our community here on Reef2Reef. Their K7 Pro II is their flagship light, and @noopsyche is giving you the chance to own one for FREE! You can check out @Dana Riddle's testing of the Noopsyche K7 Pro II HERE.

Please see the rules below and get your entries in NOW!

HOW TO ENTER

Official Entry: Post in this thread one tip that has been really helpful to you with the reef hobby. The more unique or lesser known the tip is, the better! We're looking for specific pieces of advice that may have helped with a specific issue or helped you to achieve success. (We're hoping for more than "Go slow and have patience." Give us something specific.)

BONUS ENTRIES (You may only do these AFTER your initial entry...winning entry will be verified for original entry)

*Make a separate post in this thread after completing any of the bonus entries. Winning entry is subject to verification.


Bonus 1:
Answer a thread where someone is asking a question, or start a new thread about a topic or issue (This might be to share something with the community, or even to ask a question...after all, your questions could be helpful to others who have the same question).
Bonus 2: Tag someone who has been very helpful to you and say thanks!
Bonus 3: Share this contest on social media (each social media platform can be used for 1 bonus entry. So, that could be 1 entry for Facebook, 1 for Twitter, 1 for IG, etc. Make a separate post in this thread for each social media post you make.
Bonus 4: Join the Noopsyche USA Facebook group. CLICK HERE!
Bonus 5: Check out the Noopsyche USA website and tell us what you like most. CLICK HERE!
Bonus 6: Start/Update your build thread on R2R and post a link here. You can do this once a week for bonus entries. Our members tanks forums are found here.

BONUS ENTRY FOR R2R SUPPORTING & PARTNER MEMBERS: This is an entry option that is only available if you are a Reef2Reef Supporting or Partner Member. If you are a supporting/partner member please make a post in this thread stating that you are a R2R supporter/partner. If you're not a supporting member, but would like more info on how to sign up, CLICK HERE.

THE PRIZE

One winner will be selected to receive:
  • One K7 ProII light
  • One K7 bracket
  • One K7 controller
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ONE Winner will be chosen via random draw from this thread on May 17, 2020! (Last day to enter is May 16th.)

We will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement. We will not email, pm, or contact the winner other than tagging the winning name. Be sure to check back to claim your prize. If it is not claimed within 3 days we will do a re-pick and so on until the prize is claimed.

Please read our general R2R giveaway guidelines/disclaimers HERE!

Thanks again to @noopsyche for this awesome contest!

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So on Tuesday I found a link on here to help with my Mandarin Dragonet and a bloated swim bladder. Let me tell ya this was very helpful as I wanted to do anything I could to save him. So after watching a video several times on how to lance his swim bladder I set everything up and got started on this. Not gonna lie I was nervous as heck doing this but it was either try it or let him die. It wasn't a complete success but I learned so much on the care for a sick fish and have a ton of respect for anyone who does as much as they can to save a pet.
 

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The Kessil A360X has an acclimation program that allows you to slowly acclimate your corals over a period up to 14 days. The program starts at 20% and gradually adjusts every day. You just have to press the on button on the left side of the Kessil app screen. This also allows you to shorten the period or adjust the % of light. This works when you are using the Wi-Fi dongle and the app. It's a great feature and something that reefers tend to overlook or forget to do.
Don't blast new coral frags with full lighting, as this will shock and it can bleach them.
(and yes - I know this is a Noopsyche contest but the task was to post something that may be helpful to other reefers and this made me think about lighting...)
 
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When researching potential tank inhabitants, searching on how to catch or trap it will surface all of the things you might later wish you had known before you bought it and added it to your tank. Case in point, the six line wrasse. There are many who recommend that fish as an easy beginner fish, but you find out about it's bully tendencies when you research how to catch it.
 
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The biggest tip I've heard, and shared, is that you need to stop thinking like you're keeping fish, or keeping coral, or any of the individual things inside your tank.

You're caring for an isolated ecosystem, so you need to take a whole-system approach. Any time you focus on a detail, no matter how minor, you need to consider how it affects the system as a whole.
 

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Official Entry: I've learned a lot here on R2R and over at my local club (Boston Reefer's). So many it's hard to pick one. I'd have to say the tips I got about feeding Mandarins have been very helpful - from pod hotels to DIY feeders.
 
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