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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    hello all !!

    i am new to this site (refered by LionFish), but have been in the hobby for about 3 years and fragging corals for about 2 1/2 years. i write articles for an online magazine (Reefreaders - July 2007) and also help my friends on another forum (Talkingreef) with podcast episodes on the hobby. i also sell frags to supplement some of the expenses of the hobby.
    Oh ... i am also on the frag committee of my local club (Louisville Marine Aquarium Society :: Louisville Marine Aquarium Society).

    current setup ...

    125 gallon SPS dominated RR display, 100 gallon (8' long) frag tank, 30 gallon refugium, all plumbed into a 100 gallon rubbermaid sump. total water = 315 gallons.

    Display ... 3x250w 10k metal halides and 2x160 actinic VHO supplemental lighting. 6090 GPH of flow.

    frag tank ... 4x110w VHO (1 half) and 2x150w halides w/4x96w PC actinics.
    1450 GPH of flow.

    Skimmer is a 1 of a kind Euro reef knock off that was made for MY system, and has the mesh mod on the needle wheel.
     
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    Welcome to the reef man glad to see you made it !
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Welcome to the reef.
    Glad to have you here.
     
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    Alexander

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    welcome to the forum! sounds like you got lots of corals. can't wait to see pics!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hello and welcome. Post pictures, please! Nothing makes us happier than pictures :).
     
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    welcome and be free to ask any qt
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Howdy Howdy Howdy, welcome to the reef, post pics please, i need to get my ideas from somewhere...:mrgreen:
     
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    bubbasfishinco salty redneck

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    hey and welcome
     
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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    thanks for the welcome and here come the pics ...

    equipment first ...

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    now the good stuff !!

    green tipped acro

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    blue tipped acro

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    pink acro

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    white candy canes

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    orange Monti cap

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    T. Squamosa
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    Alexander

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    nice looks like your really skimmin there!
     
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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    purple monti cap

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    neon maze brain

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    green monti cap

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    T. Derasa

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    pink w/ purple polyp monti cap

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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    ricordeas

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    birdsnest, elegance, and shrooms

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    hammer, acan, and brain

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    tabletop acro

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    same one

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    pink birdsnest

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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Dude,Do you ship?
     
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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    i have a ton more, but time is running short tonight. i will try to get them up tomorrow.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Those are some great looking corals.
     
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    depending on what you are after (some things in my display are not for sale yet). i am in the process of getting a frag pack put together, but yes i do ship (at buyers expense of course).
     
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    ReefKeeper TalkingReef Live co-host

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    thanks yote, it is a passion, and i dont run all of those techno gadgets out there.
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Awesome looking corals..Neon Maze Brain is sweet lookin....
     
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    that skimmer is GREAT !! i would put it up agaist just about any other skimmer out there in a head to head comp. and it costed about 1/2 of a ER skimmer.
     
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