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    Join date : 2012-07-27
    Age : 35
    Location : Santa Barbara, CA

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    Post by cvega01 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:38 pm

    Hello, I actually live in Santa Barbara but haven't found any local clubs, so I'm hoping I'm welcome in yours. I just started my tank, currently cycling with hermits, so wish me luck! I have always found people on these types of forums to be invaluable mentors, so here I am! Have a great weekend.


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    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:01 pm


    Santa Barbara isn't that far of a drive, hopefully you will make it to some of our meetings.

    I do have a question about your cycling of the tank. Why are you using hermit crabs? there are many better ways to di it.


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    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:18 pm

    Welcome! What size tank do you have?

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    Join date : 2012-07-27
    Age : 35
    Location : Santa Barbara, CA

    Re: Hello guys

    Post by cvega01 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:40 pm

    Thanks guys, I will definitely try to make some of the meeting and chat with you all.

    sisterlimonpot: I'm using hermit crabs because my LFS (Aquatic Design SB) suggested it as a way to kick start it. I'm a week into it and still no ammonia/nitrites/nitrates. I'm using cured live rock, so maybe that's why I'm not seeing any jump in anything? I don't pretend to know what's best and am VERY open to good tips, so if you have any other ideas I'd appreciate it.

    coryg: I have a Current Cardiff tank (all in one) so the display is about 24 gallons (I know, a little small for a beginner, but it's as big as my space will allow for now...) I'll see if I can figure out how to post some pics when I get home so you guys can suggest any changes I should make.
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    Post by Sandman on Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:19 pm

    Welcome! There is a thread in here somewhere that explains how to post pics. Not sure where though...

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    Post by nikecivic on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:45 pm

    Welcome Ceasar! Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    The thread on how to post pics is here

    FYI, there is a central coast club (CCRK) as well but I think we are still closer to you.

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