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    You're right I think that has to be the coolest...

    You're right I think that has to be the coolest hitchhiker I have seen or heard of! Thank you for sharing the awesome pictures Dick!
  2. Thread: Hello TR

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    Welcome to TR Doreen! I am sure you will find...

    Welcome to TR Doreen! I am sure you will find the people here to be friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to seeing more of you around the forums.
  3. Thread: hello reefers

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    Welcome to TalkingReef! Yes there is a great...

    Welcome to TalkingReef! Yes there is a great group of friendly helpful people eager to assist when needed and otherwise have fun.

    Your tank looks great! Looking forward to seeing and hearing...
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    Same here!

    Same here!
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    Better late than never...donation sent.

    Better late than never...donation sent.
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    I plan on being there!

    I plan on being there!
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    Having spent 8 years as a Firefighter/EMT, 2...

    Having spent 8 years as a Firefighter/EMT, 2 years as an ER Technician and having taught CPR I am all for these changes. The research shows the technique is very effective and bystanders are more...
  8. Thread: New guy

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    Welcome to Talking Reef! I look forward to...

    Welcome to Talking Reef! I look forward to following your progress. Be sure to ask any questions you may have!
  9. If you don't want to use joes juice for the...

    If you don't want to use joes juice for the aiptasia you could try peppermint shrimp. Be sure to get actual peppermint shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) as there are other species sold as peppermint that...
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    Ouch! At least you caught them before they went...

    Ouch! At least you caught them before they went in the tank and did their thing (at least I assume you did considering you made this post).

    Nice looking clam. I would love to see more pics when...
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    Hopefully you're not going to say three dead zoa...

    Hopefully you're not going to say three dead zoa frags.
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    Same here Carmie, it will be nice to meet you in...

    Same here Carmie, it will be nice to meet you in person.
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    I have that exact tank which I won in a raffle. ...

    I have that exact tank which I won in a raffle. After building a stand for it I will work toward getting it setup. Great looking tank and I am really looking forward to getting it setup.
  14. Good luck catching the Mantis, hopefully it goes...

    Good luck catching the Mantis, hopefully it goes well.

    When you were describing the other I also though aiptasia. take care of it before it spreads.
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    Great updates everyone! I am planning on...

    Great updates everyone! I am planning on attending MACNA 2011. By planning now I am sure I can go. This looks like a great event and is sure to be very educational.
  16. There is a thread here that can help with posting...

    There is a thread here that can help with posting a picture http://www.talkingreef.com/forums/general-photography/7583-how-post-picture.html
  17. Welcome to TR Moose! I look forward to seeing...

    Welcome to TR Moose! I look forward to seeing you on the forums.
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    :welcome: to TR Corry! It's a great site with...

    :welcome: to TR Corry!

    It's a great site with a wonderful group of helpful people...any questions just ask.
  19. Thread: Snail Question

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    It still amazes me that many LFS fail at helping...

    It still amazes me that many LFS fail at helping hobbyist and continue giving poor advise and pass off living creatures without due consideration for them, their new owners, or the inhabitants of the...
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    Wow your tank looks great! I really like your...

    Wow your tank looks great! I really like your rock work and the coral/fish go very nice. :thumbs:
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    Sorry things did not work out Ray. They say...

    Sorry things did not work out Ray. They say everything happens for a reason.

    I am also unable to attend and will look forward to a future event.

    Here's hoping you get a new job! :cheers:
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    Great looking fish. I hope you find a great...

    Great looking fish. I hope you find a great breeder for them!
  23. Thread: Hey There

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    Dick stated my position on snakes very well. I...

    Dick stated my position on snakes very well. I prefer to leave them alone and would like for them to do the same.

    As for the articles that Dick provided links to I would highly recommend them...
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    Technically distilled water is very pure. The...

    Technically distilled water is very pure. The unknown factor is how the facility handled the distilled water (such as were there copper parts in contact with the water). You could contact the...
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    I used distilled water before I found that my LFS...

    I used distilled water before I found that my LFS supplies free RO/DI water. The risk is that you may not know the source or how frequently the filters are changes. I have not had any problems...
  26. Thread: Hey There

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    :welcome: Elyria!!! Sounds like you have some...

    :welcome: Elyria!!!

    Sounds like you have some great setups and I would love to see some pictures :pic:

    :unsure: You can bypass pictures of the snakes though :eek!:

    TR has a great group of...
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    Scary how something small can sneak by. Glad you...

    Scary how something small can sneak by. Glad you caught it and I hope you are able to eradicate the little devils.
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    That's pretty surprising. I hope they are...

    That's pretty surprising. I hope they are responsive in a meaningful way to your letter of concern. I will be watching this thread to hear what comes of it.
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    :welcome: Chuck! It's great to have you on board...

    :welcome: Chuck! It's great to have you on board and I look forward to hearing about your progress.

    If you have questions there is a great group of knowledgeable people on here to provide...
  30. Thread: My Pony

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    That is one nice pony Carmie! Only 7634 miles on...

    That is one nice pony Carmie! Only 7634 miles on the odometer!?! That's so cool, have fun driving with the top down this summer Carmie. :up:
  31. Thread: I am done!

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    That's awesome! With the bangaii cardinal being...

    That's awesome! With the bangaii cardinal being over harvested from its natural habitat there is a huge need for captive bred sources. I like your choice of fish to breed! Hopefully you will keep...
  32. Thread: I am done!

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    Nothing wrong with a nice FOWLR tank! What kind...

    Nothing wrong with a nice FOWLR tank! What kind of fish you thinking of breeding?
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    That is an amazing piece Dick!!! All the...

    That is an amazing piece Dick!!! All the pictures of it are great though my favorite is that close up in your last post.:up:
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    Just a heads up that Petco is having a sale on...

    Just a heads up that Petco is having a sale on tanks. $1 per gallon so a 20 gallon would be $20. Not sure how long the sale last.

    Here is a great article on the QT tank and process:...
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    Congrats on getting married, best wishes to you...

    Congrats on getting married, best wishes to you and your wife! You have a great setup I love your tanks!
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    I really like how that came out, can't wait to...

    I really like how that came out, can't wait to see it in the tank!
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    Have you tried adding a few peppermint shrimp? I...

    Have you tried adding a few peppermint shrimp? I have seen videos of them going to town on Aptasia.
  38. Thread: Gorilla crab?

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    Looks like Donkey Kong!!! Glad you got him...

    Looks like Donkey Kong!!!

    Glad you got him out of your tank, I have never even heard of "gorilla" crabs.
  39. Thread: new to site

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    I am sure someone more experienced will know what...

    I am sure someone more experienced will know what the filter is. Like I said there is a wealth of knowledge to be had on here...I am not the one holding that knowledge:)
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    I would think everything was irritated by the...

    I would think everything was irritated by the mess and the jump in no3. Hopefully cleaning out the mucus and doing water changes will help them recover.
  41. Thread: new to site

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    Your off to a good start. When you say tap...

    Your off to a good start.

    When you say tap water filter do you mean an RO/DI filter?

    What are your plans for stocking? Is this going to stay FOWLR or do you plan on going reef?
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    :eek!: Sorry to hear it died. Hopefully you...

    :eek!:

    Sorry to hear it died. Hopefully you can clean out your tank and get the levels in normal range pretty quick.
  43. Thread: new to site

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    :welcome:Welcome to TR Eric!!! I am glad you...

    :welcome:Welcome to TR Eric!!!

    I am glad you found us. There is a great group of friendly helpful people that make this a great place.

    We love pictures so feel free to share some shots of your...
  44. Thread: New Reef

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    Welcome to TR Ryan! I'm jealous of your tanks ;)...

    Welcome to TR Ryan! I'm jealous of your tanks ;)

    The site has a great group of friendly helpful people so make your self at home and have fun.

    Now for the important part...bring on the...
  45. Thread: Craigslist 55

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    :clap: That's awesome, I am glad to hear you are...

    :clap: That's awesome, I am glad to hear you are getting another tank!

    Once it's all up don't forget the pictures :pic:
  46. Thread: Craigslist 55

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    Very sorry to hear the tank was a loss. I hope...

    Very sorry to hear the tank was a loss. I hope you find a way to get a new tank up and going with minimal investment.
  47. Seems the great barrier reef had a pretty bad...

    Seems the great barrier reef had a pretty bad incident recently with a ship running into it. I hope the damage from the actual impact as well as the toxic paint that was left behind is not bad as...
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    Do you have empty shells of various sizes in the...

    Do you have empty shells of various sizes in the tank for them? When the crab gets larger it needs a larger shell...maybe the big crab wants to try on the other shell (unaware it's actually...
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    Just be sure NOT to use copper based medications...

    Just be sure NOT to use copper based medications in a reef tank or you'll get rid of more than ich ;)
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    It's been a few months since this thread was...

    It's been a few months since this thread was started. Any updates on the seahorses?

    The tank looks great and the seahorses are awesome! Great job!
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