Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-08-2012, 05:36 PM   #221
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,993
Where is that because i need some.
__________________

__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 05:43 PM   #222
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
It is now in VB off of dam neck, used to be in Chesapeake. Local guy named Jimi started it awhile back. Really cool guy, very knowledgeable. Tons and tons of coral frags there as well as some fish. Are you on the Welcome to the Hampton Roads Reef Club website! forums? I just joined a few weeks ago and I'm going to their meet up in a few weeks.

Atlantic Sea Farms featuring ricordia, zoanthids, palyothoa, LPS, SPS.
__________________

mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #223
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,993
I'll sign up ASAP . I think sea farm is close to my house .
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #224
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 52
Man...... i'm liking this build so far. i myself am getting ready to start a 125g build. have most of the stuff, just waiting to redo the floor with laminate under where the tank is going!!!! ill be putting it up in the next week. there has been some really valuable information here ! hope i can get as much input when i tackle mine? Keep up the good work !!!!
__________________
Jeffrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #225
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fishkeeper92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 349
Im learning so much about local shops from your thread.
__________________
Fishkeeper92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #226
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
ha, I'm learning and making mistakes so be cautious with what you read and see

Picked up 3 very small green chromis tonight... cheap, easy, colorful and reef safe lol. I also got another emerald crab and 10 more mixed hermits. $29... can't beat that!
mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #227
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fishkeeper92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 349
How much are Emeralds at Animal Jungle? I know they do 10 mixed hermits for i believe $7.88 without tax but they're real tiny.
__________________
Fishkeeper92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:38 PM   #228
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
The emeralds are usually $5.99. Anything ending in .99 isn't on sale, anything ending in $.98 is. It's sorta' their internal thing so they all know when ringing it up. So... you can get the 25% off anything not on sale basically. The hermits were actually a cleaner crew special for $7.98 (on sale). I actually got a nice mix tonight of really small to large and one had a snail stuck to him and another had some barnacles on him. The GC were $6.99 each.

That place is crazy. I mean I'm waiting for this couple who bought about $500 of fish tonight... an eel, triggers, angels etc. I waited almost 30mins for Nick to finish bagging everything before I got some help. It was good though because Andy (the main guy there since I was a little kid) was in the back and walked me through potential tank mates.
mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #229
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fishkeeper92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 349
I love animal jungle and everyone there. They've helped me so much in setting up my tanks and what to improve. Prices for everything arent half bad either.
__________________
Fishkeeper92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #230
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
You will hear different things from different people and prices are hit or miss. But then again that's with ALL pet stores. The clowns at AJ were like $22 the other week and I got them at Fish Safari on sale for $14 so you just have to shop around. It's also about the people that are there and their mood, just like with anyone else.
mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:49 PM   #231
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Fishkeeper92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 349
Fish safari usually has hundreds of clowns so that doesnt surprise me. Pet paradise has clowns for 14.99 a piece or $25 for a pair at times. They all have something different. Depends who you know in the business too ha
__________________
Fishkeeper92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #232
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,993
Animal jungle has more bad things then good IMO .I hear bad advice whenever I'm there. Their frozen food is double the price that you can get it at care a lot and all-pet. All the live rock and cheato has Apastasia. Anyways thanks for the tip on Atlantic sea farm. I got some cheato and it looks 100x better than the jungles.
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 12:01 AM   #233
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondatek View Post
Animal jungle has more bad things then good IMO .I hear bad advice whenever I'm there. Their frozen food is double the price that you can get it at care a lot and all-pet. All the live rock and cheato has Apastasia. Anyways thanks for the tip on Atlantic sea farm. I got some cheato and it looks 100x better than the jungles.

I agree, I'd never get rock there. In fact, while we were waiting I was looking in one of the frag tanks and they had these amazing softies and the entire back seemed to be blown away by all this apastasia in the rear of the rock it was on. I'm just taking advantage of some of the sale prices to get things going. I think all my coral will end up being through the reef meet ups, atlantic sea farms or Fish Safari. If you want to talk to someone cool and old school, James at FS is the man.
mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #234
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
I went out into the garage early this morning to see how the temp did last night since we're having our first real cold snap this weekend. The tank was at 75. I think insulating the outer wall is going to be the final touch but I am thinking about getting another 200w in the coming weeks. I can drop this in the return camber and use it to heat new water during changes. Finishing the garage and another heater should be perfect.

Also.. copepods... I dropped in some trigger pods (brand I guess) last week and remember that the rock was about 6 years old. I when I looked in the tank this morning the front glass was covered in these little white flea like things. They were gone when I checked later sometime after the lights came one.

Are these copepods? The ones I put in were red. I just wonder if I have something else that is flourishing now that the tank is really fully functioning or if these are younger hatchlings of the red ones I planted? Thoughts?

In any case, the guy at Animal Jungle said I probably had a decent amount of them in the tank already if the rock is that old and the tank has been set up for 2 months at my house now.
mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #235
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Wait atleast 2-3 more months before adding Copepods. Trust me, they eat through them like bulldozer snails do to algae
__________________
Ibrahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #236
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibrahim View Post
Wait atleast 2-3 more months before adding Copepods. Trust me, they eat through them like bulldozer snails do to algae
You mean wait 2-3 more months before adding the goby right?
mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #237
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbee2828

You mean wait 2-3 more months before adding the goby right?
Yeah. I know he's beautiful but he's also worth the wait.
__________________
Ibrahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #238
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
Exactly, I was wondering more about the white things on the glass and if they were copepods etc.
mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #239
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbee2828
Exactly, I was wondering more about the white things on the glass and if they were copepods etc.
Those sound like amphipods. Copepods are free swimming
__________________
Ibrahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #240
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mrbee2828's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mrbee2828 Send a message via Yahoo to mrbee2828
So I got 3 green chromis last Wednesday and 2 of the 3 are suspect right now. I don't have a QT tank yet as I don't have all the equipment I need. I'm not planning on adding anymore stock until I do. 1 of the 3 is on his last "fin" it seems. I found him hiding under a rock and got him in a fry net. He's swimming in vertical circles when he's swimming at all. One of the other 2 is hiding a lot at the back of the tank and the other is happy go lucky and all over. Any thoughts? I'm assuming it's a parasite of some sort. There are no external illnesses signs that I can see.
__________________

mrbee2828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
75g, build, fowlr, reef

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adam's quest: FOWLR -> Reef AdamHorton Saltwater Reef Aquaria 13 04-17-2012 11:25 PM
Shooters 100 gal. reef build plan ShooterRick Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 20 10-05-2011 08:08 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.