How do I love Living Reefs? Let me count the ways.....

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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    The very first aquarium forum I joined was Living Reefs. After trying to join another forum, which is specific to the new type of critter I'm trying to keep, I have come to the conclusion that I somehow managed to stumble into the best marine forum on the web. Here's why:

    1. Even though a question has been asked a thousand times in the past everyone still answers nicely.

    2. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge and people can express differing viewpoints without fear of being blasted. Our diversity is our strength, not our weakness.

    3. The people here are really smart and I know (in my mind's eye) what everyone looks like and we are a great looking group.

    4. NICE, NICE, NICE, NICE............ oh, and caring. I can feel the joy and sympathies of everyone who posts here. Even though we are spread out all over the world, we've got a super great community of caring people.

    5. If someone does something stupid, impulsive, rash, thoughtless... or if they are about to do something stupid... well, the group doesn't judge and they aren't afraid to tell the right way to do it, nicely.

    6. If someone does show up that is unscrupulous or a butthead, they are asked nicely to behave before we all gang up on them.

    There are so many more.......

    My tanks wouldn't be anywhere near as cool without the help and support from Living Reefs members. Thank you!

    Catherine
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    we are just a big E-family
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    It's different than a family, I think we actually like each other. ;)
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    but we all still have our spats but usually it is kept civil and cool headed. but you are right this is the best place to be
     
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    stagofdoom Phi Kappa Psi

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    Ive noticed that reefcentral there are so many people that think they are better than you and are rude and mean about things.

    Thats why I stick around here.
     
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    dustin_P74

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    this place is great, but stag i think rc just seems that way because they have alot of trolls, most people on there are civil, like jag, ssalty, capt, ryan. oh wait they all post over here too
     
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    Teixeira29 Live Rock Fish only

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    personaly i came accross this site and i love it! I think the people on here are great. I didnt even know that this type of site existed. Yes, they have other sites like this but it is not is great as this one. This site is the best on the web for people that share this beautiful hobby together!
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Yeah, great site, definitely...and I've seen some posts that seem to start going into defensive and anger territory, but everyone involved takes it in stride and doesn't take it too personally ;)

    Kudos to you reefers!
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    +1 Dustin. There are some great people on RC and they will help you out. However, this site allows us to get off topic more than most, bring in our own personality, and get to know each other on a bit more personal level (however much that is over an Internet connection).
     
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    cthegame

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    eventually i think this site will get really big. so big that all people around now will have an even closer bond & friendship with each other.

    I love this site and all my friends on it.:Cheers:
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    IMO.This is THE best site on the net.
    Like James said,More like E-family.But even family and the be4st of friends have spats.Here we can have a spat,post what we think and its done.
    I can honestly say,that theres not a member of this forum that I wouldnt invite into my home.
     
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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    yea i think you're right cthegame. then everyone will be apart of some elite club within the forum. i really do like you guys though. i can't remember how i came across this forum but i do remember me checking it about everyday since then, even when not having a tank to display. but members never go overboard here and people don't wear their feelings on their shoulders all the time. everyone can just hang with each other.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yeah, I'd still be on this site every day even if I didn't have a tank! I browse at other reefing sites (and a member of a couple) but none of them are anywhere near the same league as LR is.
     
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    Just adding my :twocents:, but this site is hands down, the best site I've been on...before I set my tank up, I visited numerous sites, but this one was more comforting, while the others were conflicting, which is why I joined...and I have no regrets...I pay more attention to this site, than I do my wife:mrgreen:.
     
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    SSalty Team Liquid Force

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    This site is totally different than other sites that I belong to. I love it. Even though I can be a pain in the arse sometimes, I am just being myself, lol. I do apologize.

    How fun would it be for ALL of us to get together in real life?
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    Hope you don't let her read your posts :mrgreen::shock::mrgreen:
     
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    cthegame

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    We can all get drunk at Biff's place and analyze her tank. :mrgreen:
     
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    dustin_P74

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    shed just say that to get us to come over so we could do the maintenance on her tank that she is too lazy to do:mrgreen:
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    +1 Dustin:D
    But it would be fun for all of us to meet up somewhere.
     
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    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    I am actually forced to post on Livingreefs.com at gunpoint by one of Ian Cunningham's goons. Please contact the authorities!
     
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