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Old 10-08-2015, 12:03 AM   #2931
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I'm amazed as to how much I've learned from everybody here over the years ,... I'm still just totally fascinated that I've made it this far !!
I try to never take it for granted that I have a tiny piece of the ocean in my living room ,.. Really truly mind boggling !! We don't win all the battles that's for sure but by truly listening to others who know so much more than I have over time I've managed to do ok.
For those reefers who are just getting started and are secretly scared to death by the complexity of the hobby ,... My advice would be to take a deep breath and really think about whether you really want to do this or not ,..if the answer is yes then you're 90% there ,...ask questions ,study , listen to people who have been in the hobby for years that you can trust like Doug ,Hank ,Mike ,Greg to name just a few , be prepared for a roller coaster ride but somehow it'll work out .
It's extremely expensive and time consuming but at the end of a long day you can settle back in your easy chair and look at your tank full of corals and life ,pat yourself on your back and smile knowing that you've done something that's really truly amazing . Just my opinion and my 2 cents worth .



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Two cents well spent Dary. Couldn't have said it better.



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Old 10-08-2015, 12:04 AM   #2932
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It's more like he has me. His beak has been trimmed since this picture. Now that's a fun job.


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That's "some bird" Greg. Would have liked a bird at one time, but know they are a serious commitment.


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Old 10-08-2015, 12:34 AM   #2933
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Only crazy people can stand a long term parrot commitment. Same person that puts up with keeping a reef alive long term. But the reef can't scream at 120dB for a peanut.


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Old 10-08-2015, 05:29 AM   #2934
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Sad way to loose a bird. My McCaw has been with me over 30 years.


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Thanks Greg. I was heartbroken for sure.

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Old 10-08-2015, 05:42 AM   #2935
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He's very handsome Greg. Beautiful colors.

They are an acquired taste for sure. They have such loving personalities. My 5 birds were lovebirds. Just lost my last one over the weekend. She had a good life with me. She was actually hatched in my house.

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Old 10-08-2015, 04:58 PM   #2936
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I've received the corals I ordered yesterday afternoon and I'm currently acclimating them to their new world,... About a year or so ago I ordered a frag containing I believe two zoa's ,... Look at what that sucker has done since then,... It happens right before your eyes and because you see it everyday you really don't even see it grow , kinds like your aunt way back when you were a kid and they were always pulling your cheek and telling you how much you've grown .,also included crappy photo of Area 51 where the mushroom colony needs to be restricted Click image for larger version

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Old 10-09-2015, 04:21 PM   #2937
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New acquisitions doing well,... Vivid aquarium called and let me know that they somehow posted the wrong picture with the description and that my chalice was actually going to be a acan (if I elected to choose it )...so my 2 a cans ,my two golden torches and my gold hammer have seemingly adjusted well so far.
I decided as long as I'm in the buying mode to go ahead and buy another neon green hammer ,another wild green torch and a neon green bubble coral to add to the zoo.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:40 PM   #2938
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New acquisitions doing well,... Vivid aquarium called and let me know that they somehow posted the wrong picture with the description and that my chalice was actually going to be a acan (if I elected to choose it )...so my 2 a cans ,my two golden torches and my gold hammer have seemingly adjusted well so far.
I decided as long as I'm in the buying mode to go ahead and buy another neon green hammer ,another wild green torch and a neon green bubble coral to add to the zoo.,...standing by for delivery
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Nice additions you got there Dary. I really like the hammers and the torches. I have a gold torch left. My gold hammer didn't make it.

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I'm hoping for the best,... I just wanted to get everything back to " normal" after my vacation before I ordered anything else,...So far all the torches,bubbles and hammers in the tank are holding their own.


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