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Post by Wetwork on September 13th 2010, 11:19 pm

Im Steve, reefing for about 14 yrs now and still know sooo little lol, looks like a friendly place so thought I would register and see whats going on!
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 14th 2010, 5:11 am

Good to see you. Every knows sooo little! lol! Look at the threads, I'm not even sure what my pets eat!
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Post by Wetwork on September 14th 2010, 10:36 am

Hi Michael! we can start easy then lol, what pets do you have? Thanks for the Howdy
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 14th 2010, 5:05 pm

I just started to collecting animals for my 80 gal temp reef. I'm looking into filter-feeder food. And my starfish don't seem to move much, so I can't make sure they are eating! lol

You have a temperate tank? love to hear about it.
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Post by ~ocean on September 14th 2010, 8:46 pm

Hi! Welcome to TR and enjoy the site! Very Happy

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Post by Wetwork on September 14th 2010, 9:56 pm

Michael Milligan wrote:I just started to collecting animals for my 80 gal temp reef. I'm looking into filter-feeder food. And my starfish don't seem to move much, so I can't make sure they are eating! lol

You have a temperate tank? love to hear about it.

not yet, but as soon as I figure out the definition its a possibility for sure, I think my local pickings would be for a cold system? Pacific North West might require a chiller
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Post by Wetwork on September 14th 2010, 9:57 pm

~ocean wrote:Hi! Welcome to TR and enjoy the site! Very Happy

Thanks Ocean!
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 15th 2010, 4:57 am

Wetwork.. what town are you in? I'm in Vancouver. And I think a chiller is needed for the hottest months. I will have one made by the next warm season.
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Post by Wetwork on September 15th 2010, 10:50 am

Im on Vancouver Island, Sooke, a little drinking town with a fishing problem lol, trying to absorb a few threads here and think I would need a chiller, can I keep a wolf-eel in a nano? Excited
Vancouver is pretty big where abouts are you
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Post by ~ocean on September 15th 2010, 8:10 pm

Oh you're from good old canada too! I'm in saskatchewan, next to alberta.

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Post by Wetwork on September 15th 2010, 8:52 pm

cornergas lol, my favorite show
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 16th 2010, 1:12 am

Wetwork wrote:Im on Vancouver Island, Sooke, a little drinking town with a fishing problem lol, trying to absorb a few threads here and think I would need a chiller, can I keep a wolf-eel in a nano? Excited
Vancouver is pretty big where abouts are you

They are too big to keep that way. Neither of you would find it very enjoyable. You can start a tank without a chiller. I advise you to do so! Smile Collect some local live rock.
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Post by Wetwork on September 16th 2010, 10:46 am

Thanks Michael! that was a Tangs in a tea cup joke lol, I have a 250g Koi tank, no heaters just pumps and a couple of very small lights and the temp yesterday was 78, just don't see local life surviving long term somehow
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 16th 2010, 1:37 pm

Wetwork wrote:Thanks Michael! that was a Tangs in a tea cup joke lol, I have a 250g Koi tank, no heaters just pumps and a couple of very small lights and the temp yesterday was 78, just don't see local life surviving long term somehow

I hear you. I had a little 20 gal as my first native tank and the heat killed some of its occupants and that fouled to water and that all but killed the tank.

It all depends on what you put in. Inter-tidal life is much more used to the high heat. I started this tank a couple months ago and I figure I have until the warm weather next year to build my chiller.

That said, I don't know which animals are more or less sensitive. The Skillet fish was the first to go.
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Post by Wetwork on September 16th 2010, 6:13 pm

i would think the inverts would be first on the hit list, think the fish would adjust better? the mortality rate of captured specimens is lower I think just from the food change issues. Im just a little hesitant to start killing stuff through lack of equip/knowledge, guess I need to keep reading then post some questions.

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Post by Hero on September 17th 2010, 7:38 pm

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Post by Wetwork on September 17th 2010, 8:12 pm

Thank you Pufferfreak!
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