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Old 05/21/2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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When asking for help

Often time can be of the greatest essence when there's a tank or polyp related issues. To help expedite a swift answer to a question posted here, it's really important to list all of your parameters including...

1. Temp of tank
2. All parameters including , Alk, PH, Mag etc and even Calcium in my opinion
3. Salinity
4. Is it a frag, colony, new addition, wild caught or not, shipped or pick up?
5. Have you made any changes just prior to or during the issue?
6. List the current/flow, even lighting when applicable.
7. Additives

As much info as possible including a possible picture could make the difference with one of the helpful reefers here assisting you with speedy help. Not being mean at all, but it can really make a difference. The people here really like to help.

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Old 05/23/2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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Forgot to mention, if you have something missing, damaged, altered etc, listing your livestock including inverts, will also help. Thanks


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Old 05/27/2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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Good post these things would save alot of time and get someone help quicker.


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Old 05/27/2010, 09:16 AM   #4
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This should be a sticky note at the top of every forum.


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Old 05/28/2010, 10:08 AM   #5
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Good post these things would save alot of time and get someone help quicker.
I remember a few years back, there was a reefer who had a serious issue in his reef tank. It took nearly 5 days to get all the facts and by that time, it was too late and he lost a lot of polyps. If memory serves me corretly, it was merely a parameter which was way off. As much info as possible in the very first post and a quick follow up can make a world of difference.

I know, I talk too much. Shutting up now.


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Old 05/28/2010, 10:36 AM   #6
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Yeah that pretty much sums up the specific questions we would need. Good post Mooch.


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Old 05/31/2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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Old 06/01/2010, 06:11 PM   #8
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Old 06/01/2010, 06:21 PM   #9
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+1 Painting a picture before asking


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Old 06/02/2010, 07:44 PM   #10
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http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1849325

A perfect example of how valuable it was to have this picture in this link above. It could have meant the difference between treating it for Zoa Pox...or nothing at all which is what happen. There wasn't a thing wrong with them.

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Old 06/02/2010, 08:18 PM   #11
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Often time can be of the greatest essence when there's a tank or polyp related issues. To help expedite a swift answer to a question posted here, it's really important to list all of your parameters including...

1. Temp of tank
2. All parameters including , Alk, PH, Mag etc and even Calcium in my opinion
3. Salinity
4. Is it a frag, colony, new addition, wild caught or not, shipped or pick up?
5. Have you made any changes just prior to or during the issue?
6. List the current/flow, even lighting when applicable.
7. Additives

As much info as possible including a possible picture could make the difference with one of the helpful reefers here assisting you with speedy help. Not being mean at all, but it can really make a difference. The people here really like to help.

Mucho Reef
Pausing for a second to ask one's self these questions would resolve many issues before posting.

+1 on making this a sticky on many forums


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Old 06/05/2010, 11:43 PM   #12
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Final bump from me


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Old 06/09/2010, 09:23 AM   #13
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Final bump ....again


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Old 06/14/2010, 04:21 PM   #14
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Bump .....Please sticky this thread Mods.


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Old 06/20/2010, 11:12 AM   #15
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Hmmm I agree


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Old 06/21/2010, 10:45 PM   #16
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Bump .....Please sticky this thread Mods.
Done.

Keep in mind, we don't see/read every single thread on the board, simply impossible. So just saying "mods please sticky" in a thread doesn't set off the Bat Signal for us to come and help

A PM or post report will usually get out attention far faster than bumping a thread.

Good info though. Thanks Mucho!


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Old 06/22/2010, 07:58 AM   #17
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And for those that don't know (as it's a common question), the symbol on the left side of a post is the report button, and clickable. That's what mhurley is referring to.


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Old 06/22/2010, 12:18 PM   #18
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And for those that don't know (as it's a common question), the symbol on the left side of a post is the report button, and clickable. That's what mhurley is referring to.

I didnt know that.I guess I am still in old school mode.


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Old 08/01/2011, 02:17 AM   #19
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And the pics with the question!
They help us a lot when we're trying to help them.
We also learn a lot that way.
I wish many would read this before asking for help.
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Old 03/27/2012, 08:33 AM   #20
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Often time can be of the greatest essence when there's a tank or polyp related issues. To help expedite a swift answer to a question posted here, it's really important to list all of your parameters including...

1. Temp of tank
2. All parameters including , Alk, PH, Mag etc and even Calcium in my opinion
3. Salinity
4. Is it a frag, colony, new addition, wild caught or not, shipped or pick up?
5. Have you made any changes just prior to or during the issue?
6. List the current/flow, even lighting when applicable.
7. Additives

As much info as possible including a possible picture could make the difference with one of the helpful reefers here assisting you with speedy help. Not being mean at all, but it can really make a difference. The people here really like to help.

If you have something missing, damaged, altered etc, listing your livestock including inverts, will also help. Thanks


Mucho Reef

Also, if you have an issues, concern, problem, question etc etc, and you've posted that concern here in the discussion forum and no one has answered it in a timely manner, do a quick search here in this forum. More likely than not, it has been raised before and the search will give you the answer or some direction or at least help you to formulate the question. Google is also a great resource for just about any reef related issue. I use it all the time.

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Old 09/14/2012, 08:10 PM   #21
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zooanthids not thriving...

I have had some zooids for bout a year now they are opening and closing however not thriving or reproducing as much as I was hoping for them to be...
Temp of the tank is 76.9
PH is 8.1
Using iodide as a additive as well as a multivitamin which is strong i calcium
I also have marineland reef capable LED which push 10,000
any suggestions or recommendations?


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Old 09/16/2012, 02:30 AM   #22
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I have had some zooids for bout a year now they are opening and closing however not thriving or reproducing as much as I was hoping for them to be...
Temp of the tank is 76.9
PH is 8.1
Using iodide as a additive as well as a multivitamin which is strong i calcium
I also have marineland reef capable LED which push 10,000
any suggestions or recommendations?
I would suggest to open your own thread about it, please.
That way people will see the title of the subject and will be much easier for all.

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Old 10/30/2012, 09:26 PM   #23
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Yes, i will do that, and i hope it's not too long. thanks!


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Old 10/31/2012, 10:04 AM   #24
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and where do u post when asking a question. I tried a new thread and wrote about everything i had, was long, and i guess im not allowed to start a thread. Im a little slow i guess and need some help. Where do i go regarding questions about my protein skimmer?


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Old 10/19/2013, 02:19 AM   #25
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General message:
We always have to ask the same type of questions for the people who post for help. Params? Light? Maintenance? Dipping? Predators? Irritators? Etc...
That drives many helpers away because it's happening oven an over.
They get tired of it.
Would be great if before posting people could search and try to find what's wrong, search subjects, and posting all params and info they can about their systems.

Please help the people who wants to help you.

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