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ScottJoniec last won the day on July 19 2021

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    Thanks to ReefNewby82, TankNovice and Mike762 for arranging and setting up a Zoom call to help me experience the meeting today. For those of you that don't know I have a rare muscle disease called Inclusion Body Myositis. For the sake of an easy explanation I have heard it described as like ALS but very slowly progressing. At this point I rely on a power wheelchair to get around (it weighs about 500lbs without me in it) and it is starting to limit the use of my hands. It currently affects my left hand more than my right. Because of this you may not see me at very many meetings however I will be at the frag swap and also plan on attending the cookout if that is still in the works. I just have a hard time getting into people homes and even if I can I don't like to risk damaging anything while I am there. My 10 yr old daughter is in this with me and really excited to get our new tank up once it comes in! So Mike's tank, Wow! Very impressive! Things have come a long way since 2007 when I had my last tank up. A lot of automation, changes in filtration, lighting and just over all much cleaner. I got to thinking after the Zoom, has the club considered setting up a Youtube account/channel and recording everyones setups?
  2. Wow very cool. If you are interested I also belong is in a local parrot club too and can share that with you? There are several African Grays there. I take it from being on the north side you are a regular at Bird Fever? (We got all of ours there)
  3. Thanks for your response. I will have to look into that. Whats your Parrots name? We have Tiki - Female Eclectus, Poppy - Sun conure and Sunny - Cockatiel
  4. You know you have gotten older when it seems like everything you say starts out with how you used to do something. Today I am reflecting (way back in 2007) on how we provided a safe place for copepods and amphipods (C&A) to reproduce without getting eaten (at least not right away. Ideally I would have a sump/fuge with life rock, lighting ,some chaeto and a 1 inch sand bed. However for this build at this time I plan on starting out with an AIO that has a skimmer in the back and media bags. I am still wondering if there is a way I grow some chaeto in there, but that's another discussion. Back to the C&A, we used to use the little green baskets that you sometime buy strawberries in, turn them upside down and on the sand bed with some live rock rubble and then hide that with live rock placement. This would also be offered as a possible way to increase your pod population if you wanted to keep a mandarin. I am not wanting to do that but I am hoping to have a large population of C&A to offset the minimal amount of feeding. Are there better ways to do this now?
  5. My little one would have it no other way. She grew up watching Octonauts and between that and my love of the ocean she was stuck. 🤣 We have decide to go with the Red Sea Max e-170. Starting out without the sump refuge option, but hopefully adding later. My daughter is a real rule follower and always looking to make peace out of any situation and I think I am going to carry that theme into the tank with a couple of examples of symbiotic relationships and just an overall peaceful tank. Which means I will probably also stay away from corals that have a tendency to take over the tank. We'll see, slow and steady.
  6. Yep, its been 14 years. Its good to be back! Just wish I wouldn’t have sold all my old dry goods!
  7. Thanks! I’m in a power wheelchair which can limit my ability to get into and around a lot of places, but I’ll reach out to Mike and see what how his house is setup and if I can make it. If not I should be able to come to the frag swap being a public building. 😁
  8. Thanks, yes I do have an RO unit. (Good thinking though, I am no longer able to carry a couple of those big jugs around like I used to.) The Rock 🤯! Mixed feelings on that. I don't like the idea of destroying the reefs by any means, on the other hand the thrill of what is going to come out of the rock I just placed in my tank is gone now? I have to admit the random hitchhikers is what originally attracted me to saltwater. I still see a handful of places claiming to have live rock one from Fuji and the other with a leased location off of Florida (currently closed from Covid) Are these sites not legit? Whats the story with the pukani live?
  9. Hi! This is one of those checking my thinking posts. If you missed my previous post I have been out of the hobby since 2007 and not sure I remember everything from then and for sure don't know if I am up to date on all the changes. Below I am going to list out my plan for the tank I plan on using to get back in and some of the equipment I am thinking of. If you have any of this and looking for a new home for it I am open to buying used. I have a handicap that limits my mobility to a power chair as well as restricts the use of my hands a good deal so going with something simpler and smaller so my daughter can help me with it. I expect the tank to have a couple of fish but mostly coral and a good invert cleaning crew. Thanks in advance for any time or help you can offer. Red Sea Max E 170 45 gallon AIO includes skimmer, lighting, system pump, Power center Finnex HMH 150 Watt heater 45 lbs Live Rock - I am not seeing a lot of LR used, has something changed here? Live Sand 40 lbs Alternating flow powerhead Tunze 6055? Refractor Salt mix (Whats good anymore? I used to use one that came in a white milk jug style container) Glass scraper What else?
  10. These are all from the last time I was part of the club. I think my old pictures were deleted, but I remember we used to be very limited with how many pictures we could post at that time.
  11. Hi, I have been out of the hobby since 2007ish and just getting back in to it. Any of you that have been around for awhile, what would you say are some of the big changes I should be aware of? I noticed that lighting has changed significantly. I'm hoping to setup a tank going as "natural" as possible.
  12. Hows this coming along? I am considering one of these tanks and love to see how it has progressed.
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