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BIGD0G
10/19/2013, 06:39 AM
Glad to have a place on RC that folks in the FL panhandle and surrounding areas can hang out. I am new to the hobby and in the process of building my first SW tank. It is a 180g tank. Been working on it for a while to get everything done right but getting close now to putting water in it and getting it started.

Hoping to be able to connect with other locals for advice and trading frags when I get to that point.

Brad

SantaMonica
10/19/2013, 12:44 PM
Yay FWB ! On the map !

Go FWBHS ! (sorry Choctaw) :)

pbryandrums
10/19/2013, 01:17 PM
Hey thanks big dog for getting the ball rolling on this! Good luck with your set up and keep us updated on how things are going. Maybe setup a build thread if you haven't already!

Wildedog
10/19/2013, 10:39 PM
Crestview here. Just saw that topic i posted for northwest florida reefers took off! Awesome. Cant wait to meet and swap frags. Or just take free ones. Lol my corals arent big enough to frag yet.

kalan850
10/26/2013, 02:07 AM
Ft. Walton Beach here checking in! looking forward to a frag swap

SantaMonica
10/26/2013, 07:56 PM
Is there a LFS in Ft. Walton yet?

MacWilliams
10/28/2013, 09:43 AM
Is there a LFS in Ft. Walton yet?

Yet? Mattscoralconnection has been here for a while. They have a great selection and will work with you if you want anything special. Best out of the 2 we have available here by far. Petland is the only other place and the last time i was there i left very upset at how they treated their fish.

Also, i bought a blenny from them months ago. All was going well the guy got the fish out bagged it and walked it up to the desk and set it down. The check out was where things got bad. The lady had to switched registers so instead of picking up the bag she rolled it the 3ish feet to the other one. I was shocked. The blenny died within 2 days of having it.

Matts is the only place i go to buy any live stock / rocks.

SantaMonica
11/08/2013, 09:52 PM
Wow driving from FWB to PC seems like a cross country trip. When I would go from Santa Rosa Beach to the mall in PC it was one hour one way.

vince16g
11/14/2013, 10:02 PM
just joined this site and live in orange beach. I set-up a nuvo 16 recently and was looking for suggestions for a lfs?

Touring
11/17/2013, 01:22 AM
Matts coral connection.

kpick
11/18/2013, 03:22 PM
Water world (pensacola)

vince16g
11/19/2013, 09:22 PM
thanks. I checked out water world this weekend and bought a few thing. not a bad store. thanks again!

kpick
11/19/2013, 10:42 PM
No problem, there is also petland in pcola but I find water world to be a much cleaner store and there selection seems to be better, how old is your tank?

vince16g
11/21/2013, 05:29 PM
I broke down a 46 gallon & set-up a nuvo 16 gallon reef tank. Uded some of the live rock and water from the old tank. It's been running for about three weeks now.

kpick
11/21/2013, 05:40 PM
Cool I'm new at this been running for about 4 months now so it's always good to meet people close by

Touring
11/24/2013, 10:19 PM
if anyone wants to dip in the darkside with some sps i have some nice frags for sale

MacWilliams
12/06/2013, 09:43 AM
I may be interested in some of the SPS in the next couple weeks. Depends on the cost of a current project and the cost of your frags. lol. What do you have available and what are you thinking to charge? Also, where are you located?

NEPTHEA
12/09/2013, 02:56 PM
nice to see other emerald coast reefers.
MacWilliams I have sps if you are looking for some . I am located in Sandestin. I have a 200 cube.

BIGD0G
12/17/2013, 06:29 PM
I am in the process now of cycling my tank then will be ready for some corals. Looking forward to being able to add them and meet some of the local to buy from/trade with.

captjab
12/22/2013, 09:20 PM
I'm across the line in Al, but I'd like to try and contribute to this emerald coast forum. Seems like most of the stuff I buy or sale is in the P'cola area.

How's the cycling process going BigDog? What are you planning on keeping? LPS, Softies, SPS or all the above?

captjab
12/22/2013, 09:28 PM
SantaMonica, I never realized you were from the gulf coast. That's pretty cool, one of the pioneers of reef keeping is from our area.
Guys if y'all don't know who he is, just google ATS SantaMonica.

SunnyB
01/20/2014, 03:04 AM
Hi, I am in Cantonment. I am looking for some Chaeto for my fuge.

Anyone have some extra?

Glad I found you Panhandle reefers!

Sybil

MacWilliams
01/20/2014, 12:14 PM
I live in Fort Walton Beach but I have some cheato you can have. But I'm not sure the drive is worth it.

SantaMonica
01/20/2014, 10:27 PM
Still can't get over it; chaeto available in FWB :)

Maybe someone will open a LFS in the SR mall...

MacWilliams
01/21/2014, 08:48 AM
Lol, I cant find enough people to take it. I always end up throwing out my clippings.

BIGD0G
01/21/2014, 08:52 AM
I will need some myself for my new tank before long. I am in Shalimar so close by if you will have any once I'm ready.

MacWilliams
01/21/2014, 11:56 AM
Ya for sure. It grows incredibly fast. Mine has some bristle worms and pods in it at well. Just let me know. I am actually about to trim some off in the next couple days while im replacing my sump.

GrndHog
02/13/2014, 03:50 PM
Hey guys, setting up a new tank also. I've been out of the hobby for 3-4 years.

I have a 32gal all in one for sale with stand, if anyone is interested.

I'm going to setup a shallow 60gal, looking for a builder now.

BIGD0G
03/15/2014, 09:50 AM
Ya for sure. It grows incredibly fast. Mine has some bristle worms and pods in it at well. Just let me know. I am actually about to trim some off in the next couple days while im replacing my sump.

Hey MacWilliams I am ready for some cheato if the offer still stands to grab some from you. Let me know. Thanks.

bif24701
03/18/2014, 09:53 PM
Hi all I wanted to introduce myself here. I am active duty Air Force and stationed at Eglin AFB as F-16 avionics tech. I have been obsessed with this hobby since my first saltwater tank in 2008. I am currently rebuilding a 120 SPS dominated reef.

harriswill1987
12/29/2014, 02:45 AM
Hey I'm glad to see a local forum going on. I have a 90 mixed reef with a 65 sump/fudge underneath it with skimmer and gfo. I also have a in wall 250 aggressive setup with a 75 sump/fuge on it. I am also building arduino systems to act as a reef controller. I'm looking for sps frags also.

I'm located in shalimar if anyone wants to get together .l don't have much in the way of frags right now but should here in about the next 4 months.

GrndHog
12/29/2014, 07:02 PM
Welcome...Shalimar also. I just started a 80 gal shallow tank about 8 months ago. Working on growing some frags also.

BIGD0G
01/02/2015, 08:57 AM
Hey I'm glad to see a local forum going on. I have a 90 mixed reef with a 65 sump/fudge underneath it with skimmer and gfo. I also have a in wall 250 aggressive setup with a 75 sump/fuge on it. I am also building arduino systems to act as a reef controller. I'm looking for sps frags also.

I'm located in shalimar if anyone wants to get together .l don't have much in the way of frags right now but should here in about the next 4 months.
Welcome to the group. Glad to have you. I have a 180 that has been up about a year now. I am slowly adding corals as well. I have a few SPS that are doing well so looking to add more.

I am in Shalimar as we'll and would like to see your setup sometime as well.

Built347
01/31/2015, 08:04 PM
Hi everyone. I moved to pensacola from St Louis a while back and have finally decided to build another aquarium.. had a few back in STL.. looking forward to being a part of the local reef scene but I have yet to find really any.

CameronBrown
09/07/2015, 11:52 PM
Hey I just started a 125 gallon saltwater tank with a 55 gal sump/refugium and I'm looking for cheato and other goodies to put into my refugium. Any local help would be greatly appreciated. I live in Mary Esther

lhm nole
09/20/2015, 01:06 AM
Hey I just started a 125 gallon saltwater tank with a 55 gal sump/refugium and I'm looking for cheato and other goodies to put into my refugium. Any local help would be greatly appreciated. I live in Mary EstherCheck out panhandle reekeepers forum