Secret Santa Gifts

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  1. Alexander

    Alexander

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    ok new thread. here is a thread to post pics/description of your gifts that you got. I know some of you have received your gifts so go ahead and show them off.


    MERRY CHRISTMAS


    - Alexander
     
    Alexander, Dec 22, 2007
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I just got my box tonight! I haven't opened it yet. Should I?
     
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    why not? you could be the first to post pics!
     
    Alexander, Dec 22, 2007
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    reeffreak

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    I never got one!?!?:sniffles:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    You never signed up, dumbass!
     
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    reeffreak

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    Oh yeah,I forget.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    HAHAHA I about fell out of my chair laughing so hard.
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    LIVE SAND ACTIVATOR
    GARF GRUNGE*
    BACTERIA AND OTHER ORGANISMS FROM THE FINEST MARINE AQUARIUMS THAT WE HAVE KEPT DURING THE LAST TWENTY YEARS. WE ADD TO THIS GENETIC POOL OF FILTER ANIMALS EACH TIME WE RECEIVE LIVE ROCK FOR OUR RESEARCH.
    GARF GRUNGE* HAS A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF CORALINE ALGAE SPECIES IN IT.


    NO WILD LIVE SAND CAN HAVE THE BIODIVERSITY FOUND IN THIS ACTIVATOR!
    $$.$$ PER POUND
    Reef aquariums require a large variety of organisms to filter the water properly. Aquarium habitat is very different from ocean habitat.

    Live Sand from a natural reef is good for starting marine aquariums, but each location on a reef has a limited number of species. Poor packing and shipping methods further deplete this fragile wild population.

    We have been keeping an unbroken chain of successful reef aquariums in Idaho since 1977. Several times during this period we have had over 100 aquariums. We have researched captive breeding of such diverse species as Chambered Nautilus and Acropora coral.


    LIVE ROCK RESEARCH
    Our continuing research into the commercial production of tank raised live rock has allowed us to purchase tons of prime live rock and live sand. We select species from the rock for our live rock genetic bank.
    During the last year I was able to purchase over 1000 lbs. of the live sand and rubble from the bottom of the live rock holding tanks at several of the most famous live rockers.

    This mixture was much more than just live sand!! Hundreds of invertebrates from the tons of live rock held in these tanks are now reproducing here in Idaho.


    RESEARCH COLLECTING TRIPS
    This mixture is now being added to by myself and Sally Jo. We are collecting sand stirrers and filter organisms on our research trips. We have made several trips to Mexico during the last two years looking for a site for a live rock farm. We are able to select various types of live sand for our experiments.
    Last year Tom Frakes and I Explored Coronado Island in the Sea of Cortez. We found a bay with sand made up of branching coraline algae fragments. This coraline is the fastest growing dark purple and blue types I have found.


    TRY LIVE SAND ACTIVATOR
    GARF GRUNGE $$.$$ LB.
    0NE POUND FOR EACH THREE GALLONS WILL ACTIVATE TWO INCHES OF ARAGONITE SAND
    ADD ONE POUND PER 10 GALLONS TO IMPROVE WILD LIVE SAND!

    3the most important part. This is a "Grunge" from G.A.R.F. What the stuff contains is a culture of sand, coral rubble, small reef rocks, macro-algae, annelid worms, small pieces of sponges and corals, snails and crabs that is some of the coolest stuff I have ever seen!

    I still keep seeing different things I didn't see before. We got 10 pounds about a week after the system was set up and mixed it in with the top layer of sand. This really gave the reef a pleasing natural look since it is very coarse and has a lot of color to it2 *

    Got 12 pounds of this stuff from Adrastos.. Put it in today so it would not die... Cant wait to see what appears in the next few weeks.. Will post pics when the lights come back on tommorrow...

    Thanks a ton Ad.... :)
     
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    oh man i died!!!!!!!! thats awesome!!!! lol....way to keep him in line.

    i got mine and still dont have the heart to open it....ill save it for xmas day probably. or tonight....lol
     
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    1 down 10 to go. i know some people got eager and opened the gifts. sadly i dont have mine. marco????
     
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    Geez Mik,you broke out the science of your gift.We only allow one Rc on this forum.

    Biff mean to Freak,me need a spanky!
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Cut and paste my friend, cut and paste.... :)
     
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    yeah thats very true. gotta love cut and paste. im sure you figured it when i pasted it in the pm for you
     
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    Well, I opened mine today, it was a great cookbook (just like I asked for) "Tyler's Ultimate by Tyler Florence. I already noticed some great dishes that I can't wait to make, like Chicken and Coconut "Paella" and Fat Noodles with Crab, Buttered Artichokes, and Mint. I'll be eating good for a while! Thanks! This was fun, we'll have to make sure we do it again next year!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Mine came in Friday and I didnt even get to see the box untill last night.
    But heres what I got:
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    Talk about putting some flavor in some venison steaks.:bounce:
    And the shotgun shell thermos has already came in handy,Took some coffee hunting with me this morning.
     
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    thanks namor!!!! 2 fish magazines and freakin sharkweek on dvd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    SSalty Team Liquid Force

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    Good, glad you liked it. I love Tyler's cooking.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I opened my present last night (after I woke up from a really long nap) and I received four boxes of tea, a package of sea veggies for my tangs, and a clip for the sea veggies. Exactly what I needed! Thanks Yote!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    What?The tiger stripe bra and panties wasnt in there?:12::mrgreen:

    Your more than welcome Biff.


    Thanks for the thermos and marinade Flo.They are perfect.Done used both(quiet a bit).
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Oh yeah they were, but I thought I'd keep those our little secret ;)
     
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