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Old 03-07-2015, 11:01 PM   #2491
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LOL. Its tempting. I like corals... I like fish! Thats willpower Dary!
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:17 PM   #2492
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LOL. Its tempting. I like corals... I like fish! Thats willpower Dary!

Believe me when I tell you that was a rare occurrence indeed , I usually have the will power of a hungry rat in a cheese factory


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Old 03-08-2015, 07:21 PM   #2493
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Once I started my trike build 99% of my attention was dedicated to trying to complete that whole assembly process ,..in the meantime I really hadn't visited my LFS in months !!! I was always ordering my salt mix etc online ,The other day I actually managed to walk into my Lfs and say hi to everyone and only walked out with a frozen pack of mysis and a couple of replacement algae scraping blades,..... That's rather unbelievable for me ! I'm kinda proud of myself ,normally I'd walk in for a $3.00 item and walk out spending $125 in corals etc.,.... Maybe the gray hairs are finally kicking in and I'm being a little more conservative ,... everything looking ok tank wise nonetheless



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LOL, I know the feeling! The other day I walked into the LFS with the intention of getting an Emerald Crab. Nope, not two three four, ONE emerald crab. Half hour later, I walk out with a Cleaner Shrimp, three Mexican Turbo Snails, and five Red Leg Hermit Crabs. Hey, plans change right? LOL

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We no longer have a local LFS. So that has actually helped my wallet.

We ship in corals/fish every now and then, so I get my fix. Also other reefers in the area show up with cool stuff. But I have a very stable population right now so I don't tend to fuss with it.


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Old 03-09-2015, 01:26 PM   #2495
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We no longer have a local LFS. So that has actually helped my wallet.

We ship in corals/fish every now and then, so I get my fix. Also other reefers in the area show up with cool stuff. But I have a very stable population right now so I don't tend to fuss with it.


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Greg,... That's kind of my mind set right now too ,... Not saying I'm not totally tempted at things right now either ,..just kind of letting things go in the tank as Mother Nature deems fit,... I do have one rocky ledge where a large chalice croaked out so that area needs to be filled one day ,...but overall I'm just happy watching what corals take off and grow like weeds and which ones just need a little extra care ,... Even though I love hammers and torches I've had very mixed success with them ,...they seem to really take off and grow amazing well then slowly fade away ., I've try not looking at them anymore because I know if I buy one the outcome will not be good :-/ ,... I've Even have gone so far as to delete incoming emails from coral vendors just so I won't be tempted with them,... So goes my saga


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My best guess on your hammers and torches is alkalinity varying. They don't like it.


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Yeah,...I figured it was alk related , thanks


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Just in case anybody was wondering , dropping a Hanna alk tester 4 feet onto my tiled kitchen floor will cause the unit to no longer function,....do not ask how I know this :- /


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Just in case anybody was wondering , dropping a Hanna alk tester 4 feet onto my tiled kitchen floor will cause the unit to no longer function,....do not ask how I know this :- /


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Thats a real bummer man. Well now you know what not to do right?
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Thats a real bummer man. Well now you know what not to do right?

Lol,... Yes Paul I think so,... Funny thing is , about 15 minutes before that happened I had just ordered another bottle of test fluid ,... Needless to say I had to order another Hanna alk test kit too,... I guess I'll have enough fluid to last awhile



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