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Unread 02/04/2007, 01:18 AM   #26
maverick2113
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new Csprings reefer

hi all. my name's blake and im a junior at the Air Force Academy. I'm from hawaii and have been help keeping up the honolulu aquarium along with my own tanks. you need a special permit there to keep a reef tank, and luckily i was working with the aquarium in a effort to propagate theirs. but now i am at the academy and cannot have a tank and i really miss it. i just found out that there were reefers in the area and LSFs too. nice to meet yall and hopefully i will get to know yall a bit better through reef keeping.
Name: Blake
Age: 22
Occupation: student/cadet
Tanks and sizes: 120,55,20L
Where you live: USAFA
Years in the hobby: 8
Specific interests: LPS,BTA and clowns
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: working with honolulu aquarium on their display tanks
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping:leaving for school and having to give up the hobby for 4 years
Pictuers of your tank none right now but you can look at my work at the honolulu aquarium website


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Unread 02/04/2007, 05:00 AM   #27
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Welcome to SCMAS, Blake, too bad you can't have a nano in you room. Hope you can attend future mettings and get to meet us.


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Unread 02/04/2007, 10:38 PM   #28
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Name:Christine Hagdorn
Age:23
Occupationog Groomer
Tanks and sizes:20g. nothing special yet
Where you live : Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: 1
Specific interests, Still figuring it out
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping:Actually keeping things alive!!(I'm a NEWBI!!)
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: killed my poor scooter.
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Unread 02/06/2007, 06:48 PM   #29
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Name:Sal and Mel
Age:combined age of 61
Occupation: Foodie/Cast Tech
Tanks and sizes:30 gallon
Where you live: The Springs
Years in the hobby: 6 months
Specific interests: LPS, softies, fish that work well with others
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Creating a balanced harmony of aquatic friends. Special thanks to our friends at Fishy Buisness for helping us set up our tank and get to this point. BEST LFS IN TOWN!!!
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: The death of our first bi-colored blenny.

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Unread 02/13/2007, 03:58 PM   #30
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Name: Larry Webster
Age: 26
Occupation: Microsoft/Citrix Systems Engineer
Tanks and sizes: none at the moment. had a 70 Bowfront and 65 Oceanic before I moved to the springs.
Where you live i.e. Falcon
Years in the hobby: 5
Specific interests, i.e. gobys, Clowns, Powder Blue Tangs.
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Had a small Powder Blue in my 70 Bowfront, He was the king of the tank, and would eat nori out of my had.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: about 6 months after setting up my 70 bow, the fluval I had under it had it's return tube pop off the back of the tank and up against the wall. It drained 60 gallons onto the basement floor.... fortunatly all my livestock survived. I had just found this site, and wised up on setting up a tank. I removed the canister and wet dry filter, setup a 30 gallon sump with a protein skimmer, and fuge, removed the wall o rock that I had setup, and setup 2 nice islands. The tank flourished, and i gained the knowledge of how to do it right the first time.
Pictures of your tank (optional) here are some of my 70 bow...









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Unread 02/26/2007, 03:15 PM   #31
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Name:Kevin
Age: 19
Occupation: STUDENT AT UCCS
Tanks and sizes: 6GAL
Where you live AUSTIN BLUFFS AND DUBLIN
Years in the hobby: ONE WEEK
Specific interests, DONT KNOW YET (this is reguarding reefs) I like to play golf, exercise, and be with my gf whenver i can.
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: getting the tank set up
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: NOTHING YET knock on wood

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Unread 02/27/2007, 12:39 AM   #32
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Name: Caleb
Age: 14
Occupation: Student, and Bat Boy for the Sky Sox
Tanks and sizes: 90 Gallon, Soon 12 Gallon Nano
Where you live Black Forest
Years in the hobby: 9 mos
Specific interests, Coral, Fragging
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: My 1.5' frogspawn
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Learning my fish had Ich
Picture of my 90 gallon reef


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Unread 02/27/2007, 01:19 PM   #33
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Name: Randall
Age: 18
Occupation: Student at UCCS (Professional Golf Management Major)
Tanks and sizes: 24g Aquapod
Where you live: Austin Bluffs and Dublin
Years in the hobby: 3 years
Specific interests: Golf, Girlfriend, Fish, cars
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: having a successful, stable tank
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Watching my flame angel die from nothing that i did. He had a disease i guess
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My sunpod 150w HQI is in the mail!!! so here it is with pc's.









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Unread 02/27/2007, 01:41 PM   #34
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How do I post a pic, I tried to just attach the picture, but it didn't work.
Thanks,
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Unread 02/27/2007, 02:14 PM   #35
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Caleb, load up your pics into your gallery first. Make sure its no more than 100KB I believe. You have to resize the pic first if its bigger. I use Pixresizer to shrink my pics. Its free online. Once you have it in your gallery, you can upload pics from there. You can also use Photobucket.com to load up your pics too.


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Unread 02/27/2007, 02:15 PM   #36
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Man there is some young folks here. Im feeling like an old fart now. LOL!


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Unread 02/27/2007, 02:17 PM   #37
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Thanks, I'll try that.


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Unread 03/09/2007, 09:13 AM   #38
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Hi

Name: Lou
Age: 35
Occupation: Air force
Tanks and sizes: 45G Seaclear, 20G Sump
Where you live: Widefield
Years in the hobby: 1
Specific interests: Gobies
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Setting up a 6 Gallon Nano with no experience at all.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Trearing down my 6 Gallon nano, had to go to Korea!
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Unread 03/12/2007, 12:24 PM   #39
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Quote:
Originally posted by Caleb Kruse
Name: Caleb
Age: 14
Occupation: Student, and Bat Boy for the Sky Sox
Tanks and sizes: 90 Gallon, Soon 12 Gallon Nano
Where you live Black Forest
Years in the hobby: 9 mos
Specific interests, Coral, Fragging
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: My 1.5' frogspawn
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Learning my fish had Ich
Picture of my 90 gallon reef
Finally I am getting around to posting a pic, here it is.



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Unread 03/12/2007, 05:39 PM   #40
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Caleb, what is that pink coral with the yellow rim in your pic?


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Unread 03/12/2007, 08:08 PM   #41
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The one on the sand? If thats the one your talking about its a scroll coral.


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Unread 03/21/2007, 10:27 AM   #42
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Name:JD
Age:33
Occupation:Computer Contractor for USAF
Tanks and sizes: 125 freshwater plant, 65 Reef, 85 Vivarium
Where you live: Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: 10
Specific interests: Salt - Zoas, Fresh - Plants, Vivarium - Pumilio
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: The years I have been doing it
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: Being so far away from the ocean


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Unread 03/25/2007, 12:57 PM   #43
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NewBe

O.k - "Huhhhhh" & Koireef told me this is the place to be for all SC reefers. Looks like a great group of local area reefers.

Name: Shannon Pence AKA Cyclop-eeze
Age: 43
Occupation: QAE & Future System Admin
Tanks and sizes: 120 & 55 Reef Type
Where you live: Colorado Springs Central East Side
Years in the hobby: 3 Month Salt & 20 Years Fresh
Specific interests: Right now I'm really into Zonathids
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: So far I've only lost 2 Shrimp 1 to a Power Head and the other in a peppermint/ Cleaner standoff
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: This hooby ain;t cheap
Pictuers of your tank: Comming, see picture mug shot thread.



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Unread 03/25/2007, 01:04 PM   #44
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Cyclop, welcome to SCMAS.


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Unread 03/27/2007, 01:04 AM   #45
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Name: Bryan Norfleet
Age: 36
Occupation: IT
Tanks and sizes: 55 gallon
Where you live: Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: newbie
Specific interests: soft corals, clams
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: N/A
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: N/A
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Unread 03/27/2007, 07:27 PM   #46
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Welcome Bryan

Yeah, I am a little wet behind the ears.... A newbie. We probably run at the same speed. Welcome to SCMAS............


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Unread 04/05/2007, 12:50 PM   #47
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My name is Lin Duty. I have been in the hobby for 23 years. I currently reside in Colorado. . The reason I want a store is because I love the hobby and feel everyone should be able to enjoy the beauty and mystery of salt water tanks in there homes and offices. Over the years I have studied all types of fish (Fresh and Salt Water) and their environments. I love learning about the hobby and I love even more helping others become more knowledgable. I feel it is important to research any type of fish you own or plan on owning in the future. It makes for a happy and very healthy, safe environment for you and your fish. The main reason I like posting ad reading is to educate others about the dangers of some of the fish we deal with on a daily basis (ex: scorpions/lionfish/rock fish etc). Nothing is more heartbreaking than to read about someone who was not informed and has suffered as a result of lack of knowledge. I try to educate my family about the danger in our own tanks. I have a predator tank, a shark tank, seahorse, and several reef and breeder(firefish/percs) tanks. (don't kill me over this) Hopefully one day I will have my octopus and some cuddle fish. as of nat my tanks are not all up and going i just moved to the Springs and still puting the tanks to gether.


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Research, each individual species you intend to own. This will ensure a lengthy life of your livestock.

Current Tank Info: I have 150g mixreef 1-90 fishonley with a Oceanic trickle filter(M150) with a ehime6000 pump 40g breder zoa tank with 30g sump/fuge with mag7 pump 1-75g pipefish tank with 30g sump/fuge and 1-80g SH 1-40hex softy all run on a 250gal sump/50gfuge

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Unread 04/05/2007, 12:59 PM   #48
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Name: Lin Duty
Age: 33
Occupation: Plumber
Tanks and sizes: 2-90g 1-75g SH breeder's 1-35g reef for little gril 1-55g hex with breeder firefish and 1500g shark tank need to go to Dallas to get.
Where you live: Colorado Springs
Years in the hobby: 23years
Specific interests:All the way mixed reef
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: N/A
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping: I went out of town and the little gril ternd off the power for 3 days
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Research, each individual species you intend to own. This will ensure a lengthy life of your livestock.

Current Tank Info: I have 150g mixreef 1-90 fishonley with a Oceanic trickle filter(M150) with a ehime6000 pump 40g breder zoa tank with 30g sump/fuge with mag7 pump 1-75g pipefish tank with 30g sump/fuge and 1-80g SH 1-40hex softy all run on a 250gal sump/50gfuge

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Unread 04/06/2007, 12:14 PM   #49
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Ok it's about time I put up some pic's of the whole tank. Here are a couple under actinic and actinic + 60/40.

Left side




Center



Right side



Right side actinic



Left side actinic




Name: Tim Spielman
Age: 42
Occupation: Tool & Die Maker
Tanks and sizes: 125
Where you live: Old Farm
Years in the hobby: 15 Years SW
Specific interests: Making it better
Greatest accomplishment in reefkeeping: Learning the cheap way is not the best way.
Greatest disapointment in reefkeeping:Having my first set up crash after 3 years and never knowing why.


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Unread 04/06/2007, 12:24 PM   #50
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Very nice Tim!


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