Getting out of the hobby for a while, DBTC my coral?

Discussion in 'General Club Business' started by badbread, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. badbread

    badbread Guest

    So the time has come to take a break from reefing.

    I had one of these:

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    ... and my poor tank just isn't receiving the TLC is once did. We are moving at some point and upon some very long and painful thinking I've come to the conclusion it's time to take a break. I have a bunch of coral in my tank, lots of DBTC (which I plan on offering up back into DBTC) and other I have bought. Instead of selling my coral (with the exception of a couple prized pieces), could I donate them to BAR? If so, should I just DBTC them or are there other means?

    Thanks all,
    Jay
     
  2. h20player101

    h20player101 Guest

    Cute kid!
     
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Grats on the kid :) Ya, just follow your plan. DBTC old DBTC corals and feel free to start new threads for anything else you want to clear that wasn't DBTC. When you decide (not if) to reef again, you'll be in good hands :)
     
  4. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    I can house them.LOL

    I will watch out looking for some Lps....
     
  5. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    Congrats on the new addition. It gets better with time.
     
  6. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Grats! Having 7 month old I can say - she takes time (and then some more) ;-)
    But it's all fun.

    DBTC the corals for sure. If close to South Bay I can house some and pass it down the vine...
     
  7. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Congrats Jay! I have #2 coming out any day now. I've been deciding to take a break but far into it to stop right now. Gonna try to see if I can take care of 2 kids and a tank at the same time. :)
     
  8. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Kids=End of reefing career
     
  9. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    and surfing career..... :( .....until they're groms..... 8)
     
  10. DurTBear

    DurTBear Guest

    Congrats Jay! Hope you find the time to make it back into reefing some day.
     
  11. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    I wouldn't say the end. I didn't start till #2 came, on #4 and still going. Though it does change your priorities greatly.
     
  12. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President


    Shuush
     
  13. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Bryan, I hear that beer counteracts the effects.
     
  14. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Congrats Jay I know how it goes. I really neglected the tank after my last daughter was born 18months ago. But time went on she got a little older and I was able to spend a little more time on the tank.
     
  15. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    Any good news Bryan????????????????

    Jay Congratulations. Definitely presious.
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I didn't know having kids could morph my porites!
     
  17. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    As long as you don't have to sell your Porsche.
     
  18. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Just found out 10 weeks ago!
    #2 on the way.
    Yahoo!
    With the tank built in to the wall the show must go on.
     
  19. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    Congrats to you too.
     
  20. Crabby

    Crabby Guest

    Congrats! My 1.5 yr old has just started to take a keen interest in the home nano. She likes to pull the siphon hose out of the bucket while I'm doing water changes as puddles on the floor are easier for her to relate to. Good luck! (and I've got plenty of room for corals if you need help)
     

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