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Old 10/26/2012, 12:31 AM   #51
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well since we dont have ocean water available i say mixed salt is better.


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Old 10/26/2012, 09:26 AM   #52
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Welcome Mike!! If your referring to the jugged ocean water, then IMO I would go with mixing your own saltwater. Buying it by the jug would get really pricey compared to buying the salt mix in dry form and mixing up what you need. Hope this helps.


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Old 10/26/2012, 10:15 AM   #53
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oh yeah forgot about the those, not even sure if its ocean water or just pre mixed saltwater. To be successful on a 5 gallon your gonna have to have fresh top off water which might be required every day or 2 at most. and i would be doing at least 1 gallon water changes every week or 2. so your gonna need salt water set aside also.


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Old 10/26/2012, 03:34 PM   #54
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Thanks for the input. Yeah, I already have a list of tank and supplies. Found a good nano powerhead that seems quite popular among nano reefers. Also found a good heater (heard that getting two heaters and powerheads is recommended for the TO water). Right now my challenge is finding a place to store the supplies and TO water since I live in an apartment. 18-24 months from now I should be ready to purchase a home and one of my requirements is a place for a custom, built in SWT.


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Old 10/26/2012, 03:53 PM   #55
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What size tank are you looking to start up? I have a 10g and with doing weekly water changes, I store a 5g bucket (food grade) of freshwater for water changes and top offs under my bathroom sink with my rodi unit supplying the bucket and I make my saltwater in another bucket for water changes. It doesn't take up much space either...just a thought.


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Old 10/26/2012, 04:43 PM   #56
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HA! That's a great idea! I don't keep anything under my bathroom sink. It hadn't even crossed my mind! I'm looking at starting a 5g. My friend might have an empty 20g laying around but won't be able to check until the weekend.


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Old 10/26/2012, 06:14 PM   #57
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Go big or go home! A 20 gallon is pimpin. I really wouldn't do a 5 kinda a waste


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Old 10/26/2012, 06:46 PM   #58
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well not a waste, its a pico and challenging in itself. really cool. Anywho guys lets let this thread be for intros and photos of new members. Start new build threads or any new threads for questions and everything else. Thanks


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Old 11/10/2012, 05:16 PM   #59
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Hi everyone. My name is Regina and I just started a RedSea Max 130D. It is about 35 gallons. I am cycling now and looking foward to some local help and would love to go to some meetings. Do you have any scheduled meetings? I am in Las Cruces. I would love to be able to pick up / trade some frags in the future.


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Old 11/10/2012, 06:54 PM   #60
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Welcome.... we have a scheduled meeting on december 1st..... and once you are done cycling.... i should be able to frag some pieces off....


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Old 11/11/2012, 05:12 AM   #61
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Welcome Referreg !!


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Old 11/11/2012, 09:42 AM   #62
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LFS Sunday hours?

Does anyone know if any of the West side reef stores are open on Sunday? Does anyone know their hours?


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Old 11/12/2012, 05:15 PM   #63
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im pretty sure a few of them are, just dont remember off the top of my head. since they also close on mondays then sundays are open.


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Old 11/13/2012, 01:19 PM   #64
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Hello my name is cory. I live in el paso and I am military. I have a 55 gallon fish only tank and a 29 gallon nano reef that I have up for about two months. Looking forward to meeting you all at your next meeting.


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Old 11/13/2012, 02:53 PM   #65
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Welcome Cory !!! share some pics on a thread when you get a chance.


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Old 11/13/2012, 06:05 PM   #66
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Welcome Cory!!


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Old 11/13/2012, 10:21 PM   #67
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Thank you will post some pics as soon as I can



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Old 11/16/2012, 05:37 PM   #68
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Michael Smith. Las Cruces. 56 Gallon column reef tank. I have been keeping salt water fish for 33 years and reef tanks for the past 5 years.
Moved to Las Cruces in 2010 and started with a Red Sea Max 130d (for sale now!) and moved to the 56 gallon column.


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Old 11/17/2012, 11:13 PM   #69
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Old 11/29/2012, 09:38 AM   #70
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Hi all! My name is Beth and I currently have a custom built 129 gallon reef tank. I started out with a 55 gallon about 2 1/2 years ago and upgraded to the larger tank about 15 months ago. I plan on trying to get to the meeting on Saturday and look forward to meeting everyone.


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Old 11/29/2012, 10:32 AM   #71
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Welcome to S.T.A.R.S! Beth hope to meet you at the meeting this weekend! Should be a blast!

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Old 12/06/2012, 09:01 AM   #72
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Cool

My name is Jeremiah. I just joined and wanted 2 say hi 2 everyone.


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Old 12/06/2012, 01:46 PM   #73
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Jeremiah welcome man !!, try and show us some pics of your tank on a new thread if you get a chance


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Old 12/06/2012, 05:24 PM   #74
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My name is Jeremiah. I just joined and wanted 2 say hi 2 everyone.
Cool where you at the last meeting? Did you get all those frags?


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Old 01/03/2013, 02:21 PM   #75
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Yall dont be shy, post pics of yourself !!


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