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    Hello from the new guy

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    Cruzer
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    Hello from the new guy

    Post by Cruzer on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:03 pm

    Hello Everybody,

    My name is Rob and I kept saltwater fish a few years ago. Have three or four years of experience with fish but no corals. I had a 180 system back then and currently have a 34 gal Sonora cube that I picked up used a couple of weeks ago. It is all set up has stabilized pretty well from the move. All the critters are doing well. I am a retired Chief and am currently working on Point Mugu as a contractor. Read what I could find on the board, it looks like the club is fairly new or be rejuvinated.
    Look forward to meeting and learning from you all.

    Rob,
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    dwolson2
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by dwolson2 on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:04 pm

    Welcome!
    I see your in Camarillo, next meeting will be at my place over on base housing, so swing on by!


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    sisterlimonpot
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:14 pm

    Welcome,

    It's good to have you along, we just had our monthly meeting last night, it was a good one. Next month we will definitely be in your neck of the woods. We have anohter retired chief in the club. It'll be nice to have you join us next month.
    Jimmy


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    Cruzer
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Cruzer on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the welcome,
    Would be nice to go to a meeting, but I have classes Monday and Tuesday nights most of the time. Hope to meet up at some point though.

    Rob,
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:25 pm

    Well the invitation is always open,


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    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:54 pm

    Hey Brother Chief,
    Welcome to the madness. Hopefully you can make it to a meeting sometime in the future. Keeping a reef is not that much harder than keeping a fish only. There's plenty of experience around here from the club members so don't worry, we're all here to help and learn, even us old guys learn a thing or two at times. Wink
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    Cruzer
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Cruzer on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:03 am

    I have dealt with corals some and have done a lot of reading. The corals that I have now are doing great but I have not been the caretaker for them long. Tank was established by the previouse owner. Right now I am battling some aptasia and getting stuff together for a quarantine tank for a couple of fish additions and incase problems arise.
    Does the forum not have spell check lol? Can I post pictures straight to the board or do I need to host them someplace first?
    Again thanks for the warm welcome, I am always going back and forth between the bases, maybe meeting up with others at lunch some time in the future could work.

    Rob,
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    dwolson2
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:06 am

    You can host them here, but tinypic works really well


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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:10 am

    No spell check.

    Lunch is a good option, DW and I work over on hueneme, right inside the gate at the CM school house.


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    reefer87

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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:58 am

    I'm on Mugu. Live and work I'm over at bld 311. Lunch is definitely an option. Where do you work at?
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    clownfish14
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:01 am

    welcome to masvc. Hopefuly you can make it to a meeting it will be great to meet you.


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    Cruzer
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Cruzer on Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:07 am

    My office is in Bldg 1 on Mugu, but I am all over the place running between Mugu, Hueneme and SNI.
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:08 am

    Ok cool. Let me know sometime and we will meet up at the flightline restaurant
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    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:23 am

    I'm ovre at Hueneme as well working on the SDTS ship.

    Apstia is always a problem. Best remedy I ever found to permantly get rid of them besides tearing the tank apart is a Copper banded Butterfly. But that might not work in your case because of the size of the tank. There are a bunch of home made recepies around that seem to work to some degree or another. Same can be said about the store bought ones as well. Good luck with the problem.
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:30 am

    there is a shrimp that you can start with before, but people have a 50/50 success rate. Eitherway, its not bad to have an extra shrimp in your tank.

    As for the spell check, if you use google chrome, there is a spell check in the web browser. so when I am at home, I don't mis spell as may things as I do at work.


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    reefer87

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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:01 am

    Yeah I had some aiptasia and I hit with a double dose. I bought peppermint shrimp and aiptasia-x. Worked great for me. I have also heard if injecting lemon juice into the mouth.
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    Cruzer
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Cruzer on Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:03 pm

    I am using X-aptasia now and I have two pepermint shrimps in the tank. I hate aptasia, I almost did not by the tank because I saw a couple in it. Aptasia is one of the reasons I got out of the hobby before. Once you let them get a run on the tank it is a nightmare to get rid of them.

    Rob,
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    Cruzer
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Cruzer on Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:06 pm

    Crusty Old Shellback wrote:I'm ovre at Hueneme as well working on the SDTS ship.

    I have had a couple of projects on the SDTS. It is fun going over there, brings back memories from past ships that I have served on with the same basic layout. Great bunch of guys there also, has been nice working with them.

    Rob,
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    Re: Hello from the new guy

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:30 am

    Then maybe we've met before. I'm the Combat Systems lead on the test ship. been there off and on since '98.

    Ray

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