Guilty confessions

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Flagg37, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. OnTheReef

    OnTheReef OnTheReef (Eric) Supporting Member

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    Geez, where to start. I have enough equipment to start my own LFS: tanks, stands, heaters, powerheads, skimmers, reactors, etc. It's surprisingly hard to give these things up; I have had a love affair with every tank I have ever owned. I don't quarantine as much as I should, especially delicate and picky things like SPS that have high lighting and water parameter demands. Will I really have a quarantine tank with MH, dosing Mg/Alk/Ca with a chaeto 'fuge? Hasn't happened yet. Worse, the motivation is very low, since I have had a few quarantined frags die due to what I am pretty sure is an environment where their needs were not met. On the flip side, I have a zoa rock (from one of our sponsors no less) that's been in quarantine for a month. Last night, I spotted Aptasia and bubble algae on it. Well, there's one win for the QT...
     
  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    Wow, it didn't show itself for month? Who knows where my vermetid snails came from then.
     
  3. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I confess to being a liar. Every time I leave my house I lie to myself and say I'm not going to make a quick stop by Diablo corals just to see what's new. Every time I buy a coral I lie to myself and say it's the last one -- I just have to many in one tank. Every time I buy a fish I tell myself that's it -- there's too many in my tank. Every time I fire up my computer I lie to myself and say I'm not going to go research some new gadget that I just have to have.
    Hi -- my name is Bruce and I am a liar.
     
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  4. OnTheReef

    OnTheReef OnTheReef (Eric) Supporting Member

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    I know it's an old thread but... Reefing for the last ~ 15 years and not knowing what vermetid snails were until two weeks ago. Every time someone has mentioned seeing them, I was looking for motile, shelled invertebrates and just assumed I was being dense when I could not see them. I've just broken down both of my reef tanks for other reasons: hair algae outbreak in one and killer dinoflagellates in the other and am now hunting with a magnifier and a utility blade as I bring all my live rock, rubble and frags back into circulation. I presume that physically carving them off the live rock or frag plug is good enough for extermination?
     
  5. Dave B

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    I like others that have posted in here, have about 4 miles of cabled in my sump area... I always talk about "cleaning it up" but never have.. my wife asked me the other day when i was going to clean all the wires up in the sump... i told her "today" and i closed the door.. DONE :)

    i am hoping one day some magical creature will clean up the sump and label all the cables for me... still waiting
     
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  6. tankguy

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    That seems to mine as well
     
  7. Chromis

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    I have been waiting for Kessil to come out with their singlet version of the AP700 so I can move my old 350W to the quarantine tank before I really use it. Too stubborn to buy a 360W when I know that dang AP350/500(?) is just around the corner!


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  8. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    When that magical creature finally shows up make sure you frag a piece and throw him in a DBTC. Sure there's many more people that could use its help.

    Ah, that infamous corner. Who knows how many countless items are there. I know I've got a few that are there too.
     

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