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07/11/2006, 08:53 AM
Hello all, well I got the pleasure of meating Ted and a few other great people at a local garage sale. Now I have come across this forum and Ted was telling me about this club, I am interested in joining. I can even host a meeting if you guys ever need a place, Id love to show my tank off and maybe even get some good feedback and maybe just maybe I can help someone out also with something!!!! Im still learning and NEED to learn alot more, unfortunatly I cant trade any frags or anything yet as I only have a couple of things in the tank so far!!! But when that time comes Id love to trade and help out in any way!!! Here is a pic of my tank as it sits now. And also I provided a link to the thread I started almost 3 months ago on it....
07/11/2006, 09:31 AM
Beautiful tank. WElcome to Anchor. You are a member when you say you are a member. Keep your eyes on our forum for directions to our next meeting, which will be held at BankerJohn's house in Lecanto. Feel free to let us know if you can make it. Many of us brings frags to share with each other.
Yes, you can host sometime. We love to check out each other's tanks ; ) and several of the men-folk are technically adept.
What a beautiful set up you have : )
07/11/2006, 09:38 AM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome Diane!!! WOW Lecanto is faaaaar!!! LOL I would love to make it, when is that, and also does anybody carpool since this one is far away from me?. Ive never been to Lacanto but I know its a road trip from New Port Richey!!!
Thanks again :D
07/11/2006, 11:46 AM
I'm not a member yet, but if all it takes is for me to say so then I say so!! HAHAHA ....
I'd really like to make this meeting in Lecanto but I'm not sure of my schedule yet, so I will keep in touch and let you know!
But regardless welcome Mike and enjoy this forum and NICE tank man!!!
I need a bigger tank!
07/11/2006, 03:31 PM
pmike25,and JeRmZ, Welcome to the ANCHOR forum,and to the ANCHOR Reef Club. We are just a group of hobbyist helping other hobbyist,and having fun along the way. Thanks for the kind words Mike. You did a fantastic job on your canopy,and stand. (I love it) Yes we do car pool from time to time. Ted
07/11/2006, 06:51 PM
Welcome new members!!! You are all welcome. I love the pics Mike. Did you make the stand and canopy? It is beautiful in the pics. I can't wait to see it in person!!!
Lecanto is not faaar, if you own a helicopter, LOL. Yes, several folks carpool. StevenM lives in Tarpon Springs so you may want to speak with him. Watch for a post on date & time of the August meeting.
07/11/2006, 06:58 PM
Tank looks good. The meetings are the first sat of the month start at 2:00 tell 4:00.
07/11/2006, 09:39 PM
Banker John--Yes I made the stand and canopy. Its turning out very nice so far, I am happy with it!!
07/12/2006, 12:24 PM
We have been a member for a while but never really taken the time to introduce ourselves. Our names are John and Rebecca and we live in Spring Hill. I was introduced to this site by Adnup. (Thanks again...this site is the best!!) And by the way, the Kenya tree is doing great! It is fully expanded and growing like crazy! I will try to remember to post a pic.
We started our tank in January of this year and so far it is going well. Here is a pic of our tank from about 2 weeks ago.
It is not the best, but I am still learning the best ways to get photos of the tank. We are always open to suggestions on ways to improve it so please do not hesitate to make suggestions.
Right now we have a 55 gallon, but plan to upgrade that w/in the next year or so. Maybe a 90-120 gallon or so. I also shop primarily at Get Tanked...they are the nicest people in Spring Hill to deal with IMO. They are always so helpful!
We really hope to make it to the August meeting to put a face with the some of the names here. Also, does anyone have a cup or two of live sand that they can sell us to help seed our sand? We have had it for 6+ months and the sand still does not seem to "live".
We are glad to be a member here and look forward to meeting everyone.
Rebecca and John
07/12/2006, 03:04 PM
WELCOME To ANCHOR Rebecca,and John . We look forward to meeting you both. I would give you a cup of live sand ,but I don't have any sand in my tank. I'm sure another ANCHOR member can give you a cup of sand. Ted
07/12/2006, 05:56 PM
if you need a little live sand for seeding just give me a holler Ill gladly give you some for your tank and pmike that may be one of the best looking stands I have ever seen very nice hope to see it up close and personal one day
07/12/2006, 06:54 PM
WOW gyle41, I think thats the best compliment ive ever heard!!!!LOL :D Thanks!!
Welp I offered to hold a meeting at my house one day, or you can just let me know if you would like to stop by and see it.
Hello Reefer421- I too would like to put some more faces to the names I talked to, I have had the pleasure of meeting a few of these guys and they are very nice!!! I would help you with sand but im not sure if mine is alive enough!! Im sure it is but at the same time dont know really what to look for, I know theres live things crawling around in it!!! So to me thats live!!! glyle41 says hes got some for you, if you need more just let me know!!!
07/13/2006, 02:34 PM
I'll bring some sand.
07/13/2006, 02:36 PM
... and some goodies...
07/13/2006, 03:25 PM
Bring some of your sand to the August meeting and we can swap sand.
Sell you sand???? This is ANCHOR: Aquarist of the Nature Coast Helping Other Reefers. I look forward to meeting you folks. If you plan to attend the August meeting, please be sure to reply to the August thread so there will be enough food.
07/13/2006, 06:18 PM
ya really i will gladly give him a couple of pounds out of either of my reef tanks and they both are slap full of all kinds of creepy crawly stuff lol
07/14/2006, 06:14 PM
ok first i would like to say that is one beautiful stand and hood i love doing my own wood work and am starting on my 135 stand and hood and now i have something to work too that stand has somuch look i cant beleive it but i will be using all saw cut red oak and will mill it all to a great look.
ok i am not in this club but after seeing this post i am happy to have been watching your post and the kindness of each member i am in knox tn. but if i was there i would be honered to be in such a club that works as a team thanks for the smiles
07/14/2006, 06:46 PM
Hawkeye31657 is now an honorary member to ANCHOR. Now we just have to coordinate schedules so you can make our meetings :)
07/14/2006, 06:51 PM
hawkeye31657-- Thanks for those compliments!! These guys are a great bunch of folks who love to share and help others. :D
07/14/2006, 08:12 PM
ok i will be down in st. pete around turkey day hope to get to meet some of you any close to st. pete and as for this next meeting you are having i will be in chatt at a fraf swap here
sorry hope to hear more from your club and i will be watching your post thanks BankerJohn for the membership i will always have a smile as i look to come south soon and see your great state mike you keep up the good woodworking
07/15/2006, 02:52 PM
Thnks Hawk. I am also working on a stand and canopy for a 58 I have, but I dont think im going to set it up, just finish it and sell it cause I already have my hands full with this 180 I got :D
07/15/2006, 03:37 PM
sure would love to see your pics as you was building this stand may give me some ideal for my new stand you can email them to me i have comcast that is [email protected]
07/15/2006, 03:48 PM
Hey Hawk, I have all the pics on the link I gave ya, It would take me forever to e mail them to you!!!
Thats to page three where I got the 180 instead of the 150 I thought I was going to set up
07/17/2006, 07:18 AM
Hawkeye, we have our meetings the first Saturday of the Month and we are a group that lives in the 3 counties North of St. Pete.
You are always welcome. Good luck with the woodworking. I know it is a wonderful hobby. My father has a great wood shop. Someday we hope to inherit some of the equipment, but my brother will probably get it as he lives right across the street.
07/18/2006, 12:16 PM
that is a beautiful stand.
07/18/2006, 12:18 PM
poknsnok- Yes I made the stand and canopy. Thanks for the compliment :D
07/18/2006, 02:15 PM
I didn't get to see the tank long 'cuz I had lil ones at home, but it was GORGEOUS!! I'm hoping to get back there and see it better soon. It was VERY professional looking...lighting is great!
07/18/2006, 03:07 PM
Thanks ladyfsu- I appericate the comment!!! Im glad you also like the lights. If you ever want me to come by and check out some of the stuff you have that your not sure what it is let me know and ill do my best to help you and explain what some things are...And your more than welcome to come by anytime to see the tank again!!!!
07/22/2006, 10:03 PM
well Pmike25 i have just spent two hours looking at you build an i must say you did a great job. Well what i would recomned would be the neptune system i got mine a few mounths ago and love it for the controller and the program that keeps tabs on just about everything you have in your tank you should take a look at there site. http://www.neptunesys.com i have the neptune three and i am using x10 lighting system with it and i got all my stuff on ebay cheap compared to the web site prices. i can tell you a lot that will help you save some money just give me a shout and i will help you in any way i can great job al of it. you can buy 8 controllers on ebay for the x10 for 80 dollars anf the dc8 cost you 174 i think so you see the savings there hope to hear from you thanks again for the step by step info i have learned a lot .:cool: :cool: :cool: :smokin:
07/23/2006, 07:37 AM
Hey Hawk- Thanks for those compliments...I defentaly am considering the Neptunes for sure. There might be someone locally selling one, Im going to wait till I hear from a fried about that. But if I cant find one used Im going to get the Neptune 3 . If I have any questions I will let ya know, Thanks again, Mike
07/23/2006, 07:47 AM
Here a few shots of it with the Tunzes and just full tank shots, I removed some rocks and added 4 more xenia's.Im done with those for now!!!! I am looking for some cool frags also if theres anyone out there that needs to get rid of some :D. I also added a fox face yesturday but couldnt get any pics of him cause hes still hiding!!
In this shot Im going to clean up all the wires once I get the Neptune, I am planning on making some nice face plates for them and hiding all the wires so it looks all nice and neat......
08/18/2006, 02:58 PM
I have reciently moved the sump/pumps into another room, If you look on the 1st page of this thread, there is a link there to see some pics of it.
Also - The Sept meeting of ANCHOR is going to be held at my house Sat the 2nd. Theres a post of it in this forum for ones who are going to attend. Please RSVP by the end of next week for a head count, thanks all....
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