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Old 10/15/2017, 06:27 PM   #801
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So who's in Ca and wants to met a crazy redhead in the new year? haha
I'll be over in San Diego visiting family in the new year and would happily have a beer with anyone in the area!
That bit scared me away when you say it like that.

Otherwise Canada is pretty chilled place. Enjoy your trip your crazy redbeard man.


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Old 10/17/2017, 05:24 PM   #802
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Me!!

Wait.. Iím on the eastern (ish) coast of Canada.. hm
Loooooove San Diego.
haha I'm really looking forward to it! Mummy dearest got a job over there so we're staying with her! Not going to complain about free accom!

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That bit scared me away when you say it like that.

Otherwise Canada is pretty chilled place. Enjoy your trip your crazy redbeard man.
haha I just want people to know what they might be getting themselves into


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Old 10/18/2017, 10:55 PM   #803
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haha I'm really looking forward to it! Mummy dearest got a job over there so we're staying with her! Not going to complain about free accom!


I'm hoping to visit a couple of stores while I'm over there too, I know AquaSD
is in the area but no idea who else!


It's okay, I won't be using Pringle's cans so I'll be safe


haha I just want people to know what they might be getting themselves into
If you have a layover in Saint Louis by any chance hit me up as that's where I work. I think muchessy sp? Is free that area he could give you some spots to see.


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Old 10/19/2017, 06:59 PM   #804
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So after months and months of umming and ahhing over actually biting the bullet and getting myself a blue LED strip for the tank I finally bite that bullet! SB Reef Lights were having a sale so I got myself a 3ft actinic strip for the tank and I'm looking forward to that nice little bit of pop it'll add to the tank!


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Old 10/20/2017, 09:44 AM   #805
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Was it a Thursday night deal at Dear Park?

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So after months and months of umming and ahhing over actually biting the bullet and getting myself a blue LED strip for the tank I finally bite that bullet! SB Reef Lights were having a sale so I got myself a 3ft actinic strip for the tank and I'm looking forward to that nice little bit of pop it'll add to the tank!



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Old 10/22/2017, 10:25 PM   #806
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Was it a Thursday night deal at Dear Park?

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I wish lol SB Reef Lights were having a sale

Speaking of sales, I accidentally bought a pair of MP40WQD's too.... whoops


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Old 10/23/2017, 12:34 AM   #807
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Speaking of sales, I accidentally bought a pair of MP40WQD's too.... whoops
They're so nice aren't they!

I just got a message for a super male flame wrasse that needed rehomed because they broke down the tank!

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Old 10/23/2017, 04:05 PM   #808
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So after months and months of umming and ahhing over actually biting the bullet and getting myself a blue LED strip for the tank I finally bite that bullet! SB Reef Lights were having a sale so I got myself a 3ft actinic strip for the tank and I'm looking forward to that nice little bit of pop it'll add to the tank!



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Really look forward to your review on these, doesn't seem to be much info out there on the Sbar actinic.


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Old 10/23/2017, 05:39 PM   #809
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They're so nice aren't they!

I just got a message for a super male flame wrasse that needed rehomed because they broke down the tank!

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I'm a little excited! To date I've never been 100% happy with my flow so I'm hoping that one on each side will blow me away! lol

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Really look forward to your review on these, doesn't seem to be much info out there on the Sbar actinic.
I know what you mean! I've seen a few people around using them and they seem happy with them but no one has really done much in the way or a review so I'll happily oblige


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Old 11/01/2017, 02:56 AM   #810
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Some big changes coming soon! No it's not a new tank but some changes on the shallows


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Old 11/02/2017, 12:37 PM   #811
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Does Thursday night have anything to do with it?

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Old 11/02/2017, 05:18 PM   #812
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Does Thursday night have anything to do with it?

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Not for another 10wks


I suppose I'll be a little less ambiguous haha I found them again, the one thing none of us want to find in our displays. The aefw are back, I suppose I must have missed some last time around so my plan is to toss everything and run the tank completely acro free till I'm back in mid-Jan. I'm going to use this time to try and get a couple of water changes a week done, a bit of a rescape and to focus on just getting the tank as perfect as possible before we start all over again I'm also going to add a few pieces of high quality live rock to add some more diversity to the tank as well.


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Old 11/03/2017, 05:45 AM   #813
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I suppose I'll be a little less ambiguous haha I found them again, the one thing none of us want to find in our displays. The aefw are back, I suppose I must have missed some last time around so my plan is to toss everything and run the tank completely acro free till I'm back in mid-Jan. I'm going to use this time to try and get a couple of water changes a week done, a bit of a rescape and to focus on just getting the tank as perfect as possible before we start all over again I'm also going to add a few pieces of high quality live rock to add some more diversity to the tank as well.

Sorry to hear that. I've been through them several times. It's changed the way I dip everything.


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Well it was a sad day on the shallows today! After a bit of a kick in the bum from Dave I got in there are tore all the acro's out and puttied over any encrusted areas.
The ultimate insult!


And I went on a rescape rampage too I picked up 2.5kg in small pieces of live rock and a few (3.5kg) nice real reef rock bridging type pieces as well (which are soaking in RO at the moment), I also picked up a Triton ICP test to see whats going on! lol I think I'm going to do three over the next few months to make sure the tank is super acro ready come mid Jan


I have no real idea or inspiration for the scape so suggestions are welcome but this is pre-phase 1 with new live rock added to the tank





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Old 11/07/2017, 01:18 AM   #815
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On a more positive note, I absolutely am in love with the sBar actinic LED strip so much so I'm going to get a second one to even out the light haha



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Old 11/07/2017, 12:53 PM   #816
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So sorry to hear about all the troubles mate but i'm sure you have the patience and knowledge to deal with them
It will be over before you know it!
As for the scape,tbh i like it The only thing i would change,if i should,is that maybe i would give a bit more hight to the right side where the OT is.


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So sorry to hear about all the troubles mate but i'm sure you have the patience and knowledge to deal with them
It will be over before you know it!
As for the scape,tbh i like it The only thing i would change,if i should,is that maybe i would give a bit more hight to the right side where the OT is.
Such is the world of reefing but it's a nice fresh start without losing any progress The tank was A.L.I.V.E last night though haha the stars, worms and snails were in heaven with all the stuff stirred up and the new area's of rock to play with! lol

I'm definitely going to add another 1/3 of height to one side, I was thinking of building up the left side to the high point as it's more under the light and the acro's in that area would be a little more in your face so to speak and then have the right side for smooth skin heaven haha


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Old 11/07/2017, 03:34 PM   #819
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Yeah

I do so knowing that people have frags of the pieces I truly love so I'm sure I'll be doing some scabbing come January


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what's the crazy red/yellow chalice type thing to the left of your Goni


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Dom.. sorry to see those corals go like that..
Can you open up the rocks a bit? In pics, the scape comes across as very homogeneous and dense.. it seems to need a little red headed drama.


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Hey what about more negative space and some bridges and stuff for your scape??


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Sorry to read all that Dom...
It's reealy a bummer.
But also is an opportunity to a fresh start.


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Can you open up the rocks a bit? In pics, the scape comes across as very homogeneous and dense..

Agreed...

Besides that, I think that some "elevation" could be interesting.
I'm also a big fan os caves......put some putty in action and do a LEGO job on the rocks....
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what's the crazy red/yellow chalice type thing to the left of your Goni
If it's the piece I think you're talking about, it's a recovery scoly lol

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Dom.. sorry to see those corals go like that..
Can you open up the rocks a bit? In pics, the scape comes across as very homogeneous and dense.. it seems to need a little red headed drama.
Yeah it's a little disheartening but I'll be back!! Hopefully with nothing but perfectly good luck haha

The rocks are definitely a big ol' pile of them lol but it does have a kind of nice aesthetic to it lol it definitely still needs some more work though!

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Hey what about more negative space and some bridges and stuff for your scape??
The tricky part is working them out haha I'm away for a week so we'll see what some fresh eyes do lol

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Sorry to read all that Dom...
It's reealy a bummer.
But also is an opportunity to a fresh start.

Agreed...

Besides that, I think that some "elevation" could be interesting.
I'm also a big fan os caves......put some putty in action and do a LEGO job on the rocks....
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Thanks Alex I appreciate the kind words mate!

Yeah, I'm still not 100% on the scape, it needs some work and finesse! haha
The tank is only 18" tall so the scape is going to be reasonably low regardless of what I get up to lol


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