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    Hello From Thousand Oaks

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    Sonubhai

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    Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by Sonubhai on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:11 am

    Hello All:

    My name is sonu, I am very new to the hobby. I have a 55gal saltwater tank with 2 Clowns, 2 Green Chromis, 1 yellow Goby. and a very recently acquired Koran Angel (which I am told that my tank is too small for it). I always wanted to get fish tank finally got the resources to do so and now kinnada worried that did i get my self into  lol! Its been fun 4 months and I am learning a lot. This group looks like a helpful intelligent bunch so hope to learn a lot from ya'll. I will try to make it to the upcoming meeting so i can meet some of the other members and pick their brain.  study

    jeffmw12
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by jeffmw12 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:44 am

    Hey, Welcome to the hobby/club. This club is full of knowledge and very intelligent. The best thing about this hobby is there is no right answer, what might work for me might not work for you (yes there is the common stuff that works for everyone). I can tell you from my experience that when I first started with the club I knew very little about keeping coral and fish. Once I got help and different ideas from people it got a lot easier. Now I have a 135g mixed reef that is doing really well.
    What kind of tank do you have? Fish Only, Reef, Ect..
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    MxReEfEr92
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:45 am

    Sonubhai wrote:Hello All:

    My name is sonu, I am very new to the hobby. I have a 55gal saltwater tank with 2 Clowns, 2 Green Chromis, 1 yellow Goby. and a very recently acquired Koran Angel (which I am told that my tank is too small for it). I always wanted to get fish tank finally got the resources to do so and now kinnada worried that did i get my self into  lol! Its been fun 4 months and I am learning a lot. This group looks like a helpful intelligent bunch so hope to learn a lot from ya'll. I will try to make it to the upcoming meeting so i can meet some of the other members and pick their brain.  study

    Welcome! Glad to see you aboard! 55gallon is a bit small for a koran angel but not too many people follow tank size guidelines. Saltwater hobby is not cheap nor easy but I will tell you, you are in the right place. It would be awesome to see you come out to the meeting and I am sure you will get some great advice. I will be there and we openly welcome all levels of hobbyists!


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    nikecivic
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by nikecivic on Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:18 pm

    Welcome, Hope to meet you at the next meeting!


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    Sonubhai

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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by Sonubhai on Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:29 am

    Thank you all. I would like to add corals to it besides the fish. also looking to upgrade my salt to a better one from IO.

    jeffmw12
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by jeffmw12 on Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:22 pm

    I use Red Sea Coral Pro salt. I like it and works good for me
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    nikecivic
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by nikecivic on Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:31 pm

    jeffmw12 wrote:I use Red Sea Coral Pro salt. I like it and works good for me
    yes I also use Red Sea Coral Pro salt!


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    MxReEfEr92
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:33 am

    I use Red Sea coral pro


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    Sonubhai

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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by Sonubhai on Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:24 am

    Where do y'all get it, the best price I could find was 65 bucks online.
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:31 am

    I get it from my work (doc aquarium). Or Bulk Reef Supply. IO is fine for you for now, but once you start to get into stony corals or clams then I would make the switch.


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    bvysochin

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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by bvysochin on Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:47 pm

    Welcome! As for salt choice it's all preference. I've been using IO for years with no issue and I can keep anything. :-) it may be cheap but doesn't mean it's not good enough. Never a fan of any other salt and I've tried almost all of them.
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:16 pm

    bvysochin wrote:Welcome! As for salt choice it's all preference. I've been using IO for years with no issue and I can keep anything. :-) it may be cheap but doesn't mean it's not good enough. Never a fan of any other salt and I've tried almost all of them.

    Don't listen to these guys,my coral looks better Wink


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    Lido

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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by Lido on Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:19 pm

    What coral? Cory your tank is dry at the moment
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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:28 pm

    Lido wrote:What coral?  Cory your tank is dry at the moment

    Shhh!!! It's a secret!


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    Sonubhai

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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by Sonubhai on Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:16 am

    HAHAHAHA, you all are highlarious. I was gonna go for Seachem reef or kent marine or brightwell.
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    Lido

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    Re: Hello From Thousand Oaks

    Post by Lido on Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:40 am

    I have had good luck with seachem, brightwell and Red Sea products. I have a friend who has a tank that is "dreamy" and he swears by bionic's line but who knows. Kent I used back in my freshwater geophagus and discus days and it was stellar. Never really used it for salt. From my understanding there are much more complete two and three part mixes out these days.

    And mxreefer has the best corals around. You can see the pictures of his pictures of coral on the Red Sea bottles! Wink lol nothin but love. Let's get that system running Cory!

    I have a TON of stuff for sale right now because I just found a new tank to upgrade to. Let me know if you need anything. I'll give you club pricing.

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