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  1. 15 points
    We come from all sorts of different backgrounds and beliefs. We don’t always agree but we are united in our passion of the reefing hobby. Many of our outside friends and family think we are crazy . They think we are strange with our obsession over coral and fish but here we all have found a home where it’s normal to want 5 tanks and to upgrade to a 1000 gallon fish room. Where we love to visit our LFS several times a week. Where we can talk for hours about lighting , flow, and skimmers as well as the newest coral. This is a place where I can trade equipoment for a bottle of vodka (true story ) I have met so many kind and good hearted people who have helped me and I know in an emergency there would be ten more willing to help. I hope you all have s great time with friends and family but know that this is your home too. You belong here and if you need help there are so many willing to give you a hand including myself . Happy Thanksgivings!
  2. 7 points
    WHOOP WHOOP!!! It is that time of year again, December is almost upon us and that means it is time for our Annual PNWMAS Holiday Party! I know I used a few too many exclamation points but I am just so garsh darn excited! Here listed below is the need to know so Save that date! Basic Information Walery's Premium Pizza 1555 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304 December 22nd 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The club will order a few pizzas and pitchers to get the festivities started off with, but with the counter to the pizzeria is just 15 feet away you should be able to get whatever you need conveniently. Being a pizza fan I like finding what a friend likes and going in on a pizza to share, variety is the spice of life right? Don't forget that we will have the annual White elephant gift exchange to get in on! To participate we recommend bringing a wrapped item someone might appreciate of a $10-$15 value. We will draw numbers to dictate the order of handing out the gifts, and allow for one optional theft of a previous opened present per person. If you have not participated in a white elephant gift exchange before, this may all sound funny, but I assure you it is a riot of a game where everybody has a good time and walks away with something to remember. If you are not satisfied with just one gift exchange then don't fret, we have ourselves a good old fashioned frag swap you can get your fix with here. http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/topic/44091-december-2018-frag-swap-thread/ And Last but not Least, we have some amazing prizes from our awesome sponsors and our PNWMAS club, you know we never disappoint. So make sure to bring some cash to buy some tickets and increase those winning odds, and stay tuned for more updates and additions to the raffle prize roster, you all know the PNWMAS December party is always Big!
  3. 7 points
    I didn't order it on Black Friday, but my new microscope arrived today:
  4. 6 points
    Mystery Boxes and Grab bags! -This Black Friday we are planning an amazing sale. Last year our grab bags were a huge success. I think everyone had a blast and got some really sweet corals. One person got two Walt Disney acros in two different $20 grab bags. All the bags are worth at least double the cost. We will divid the coral into $10, $20, $40 bags with a max of 5 bags allowed per family. Each price point will have be split between easy/medium corals and SPS, Clams, etc bags. This year we will be adding jawbreaker mushrooms, bounce mushrooms, rainbow acans, super high end sps(Oregon tort, Walt Disney, homewrecker, beach bum monti, tons other crazy things) - We are going to be doing high dollar mystery boxes as well. There will be: 10 $100 mystery boxes 5 $250 mystery boxes 3 $500 mystery boxes 2 $1000 mystery boxes - insane These need to be purchased ahead of the sale and we will custom tailer each box to what you are looking for. These will be incredible with some of the nicest corals in the world. Please contact us if you are wanting one as they will go fast. - We will also be running some other specials so stay tuned. Wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! Jeff and the CNC crew!
  5. 6 points
    Hey all. Just wanted to put it out there my screen name has changed to viper55. My plans to open a shop here in the coupe are on hold for now. Life gets in the way from time to time. I chose viper55 cause it’s my passion since childhood. I have grown up playing hockey and still play twice a week. My team name(since 1997) is the Vancouver Vipers and my jersey is #55. So viper55 it is. I will still be active here building stands, selling corals and helping out where I can......just a name change for now!
  6. 6 points
    Thanks everyone for stopping by today and making it a huge success! We are just finishing up unpacking the grab bags. So far we have pulled out 4 walt Disney frags that were in the $10 sps grab bags. We will repackage them tomorrow morning. And add even more. Sale continues for small business Saturday.
  7. 6 points
    Okay in case you’re keeping score, we are violating the classified rules a bit my going off topic but seeing as Powderblue and Ron don’t care and the tank is sold ... why not keep it going ? Mods shut us down if you wish... but I will start a revolution!!Viva la revolution!! (Disclaimer: this is completely tongue in cheek.. don’t take life too seriously ) On the next episode of As the Reeftank Turns: @pdxmonkeyboy asks a question about plumbing of his new QT tank and goes completely off topic and starts talking about motorcycles because the plumbing tubing reminds him of a muffler. Albertareef has a mid life crisis and decides to walk away from his job so he can devote 100 percent of his time to liking and commenting on every post on the forum as well as welcoming every new member. Oh wait he already does that and he competes with me! No need to quit your job Sean!! @Gil&Fin causes the forum to lock up because she does a ten dollar frag sale every week!! Emerald continues to maintain her top posting status by continuing to post things that have nothing to do about reefing and despite not even having a reef tank. The forum people wonder if she ever had a reef tank to begin with and if she works or has an actual life .... Stay tuned in As the Reef Tank Turns..
  8. 5 points
    Quick crappy pic of my QT, newly loaded up after Black Friday. Hard to pick out everything in there, but the 3 items that stand out the most are my favorite scores, anyway. bleeding apple scoly from All Things Aquariums red & green brain coral from Cuttlefish nuclear candy cane cluster from Upscales Also ordered an Icecap gyre from Marine Depot, which was discounted for the holiday. Excited to give it try!
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    My turkey looked cold, so I made it a bacon blanket. Happy holidays everyone!
  11. 5 points
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well Kim. I got 5 different kinds of cheese smoked today and the Turkey and ham are in the smoker.
  12. 5 points
    I'm doing it. They offer a free nyos 160 for black Friday so it's a good deal ($500 value)
  13. 5 points
    Not the best pic, but participating Here is my 'GFCI Per Outlet' Apex setup from 2015 (still in service but would have to clean it up for a pic!) If interested, details here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/reduce-likelihood-of-tank-crash-due-to-gfci-trips.187743/ (posted here too, I just cannot find it...)
  14. 5 points
    I know right! I used to be like good god how can anyone make over 10k posts ? Do they not have a life and here I am pushing close to twice that ! No worries I’m putting the big “L” on my forehead right now. I have even taken long breaks away !
  15. 4 points
    My black friday haul showed up all at once. Wow
  16. 4 points
    That singing toothbrush is finally out of circulation at our parties! I won it and regifted as my white elephant at a work party. The owner’s boyfriend, a rich and stuffy guy with no sense of humor about these kind of things, shot us all the death glare when he opened it. 😂
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    BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE INFORMATION! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I hope everyone gets to spend quality time with their loved ones. Enjoy those delicious turkey fixins and have a good nights sleep. TPA will be throwing our Annual Black Friday Weekend Sale. The shop will open from 10:30am to 7pm Friday. We will open 11am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Black Friday Super Specials: The lines tend to start forming at around 7:00 or 8:00am. The shop will open at 10:30am sharp. No one will be allowed to enter the shop before that, so plan restroom stops and food runs accordingly. We will have coffee and donut holes starting around 9:30 am. These can go fast so get here early. The First 20+(might have a few extras once we start putting them together) customers will receive a grab bag of goodies! (One per family, couple, etc.) There will be all sorts of things in them from vendor samples, shop items, random surprises, and if you’re lucky, up to $100 in TPA Fish Credit! Every bag will be unique and not everyone will get the grand give away but all of the bags will be fun and worth while. · $13 Cleanup Crew Package Special! We will offer these until our supply becomes sufficiently limited(we have a lot!). It should last the whole day but try to get in early to make sure you get yours. We will have several of these ready to go in the morning. (Limit of 3 per person) - 9-11 Reef Hermits of our choice - 13-15 Snails of our choice(will be a nice mix) · $10 and $20 Mystery Corals! We will have over 100 mystery corals available. There will be some pretty amazing items going in to these mystery bags and some will be worth 5 or even 10 times the price. The items will range from zoa frags/colonies and other softies to sps or acan frags/colonies. - Limit of 3 $10 and 2 $20 Mystery Corals per customer - You can’t open your Mystery Corals until you get them home. This keeps it a mystery for everyone at the shop. Feel free to post up pictures of your corals on Facebook or PNWMAS.ORG once you get them home. · Tiger and Fighting Sand Conchs- $6ea! · Disbar Anthias- $15 ea · Zebra, Red Onion, and Red Racer Nerite Snails(algae eaters)- $2.50ea! · Fancy Assorted Locally Raised Bushy Nose Plecostomus- $5ea!!!(Includes super red, albino longfin, albino, long fin calico, calico, blue eye albinos) · Green Chromis $5 ea! 10 Pack $40! · Firefish Gobys- $12ea! · Aussie Neon Green Trachyphillia Brain Corals- $40ea! · Purple Ultra Long Tentacle Anemones- $89ea! · 24g Aquatop Recife Rimless Glass Aquarium and Stand(Comes with filtration, LED lighting, a skimmer, return pump, glass top, and matching stand)- $349!! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Super Specials: - All Cleanup Crew Inverts will be Buy 3 get one Free!!!(of equal or lesser value) - All Freshwater Fish, Invertebrates, and Plants will be Buy 3 get one Free!!!(of equal or lesser value) - Purple Firefish Gobies $29 each!! - Cleaner Shrimp- $19-$ each!! - Icon/ Double Sea Stars- $19 each!! - Disbar Anthias- $19 each!! - Randall’s Anthias- $25 each!! - Small/Medium Blue HippoTangs- $39 each!! - Decorator Crabs- $16 each!! - IC-Gel Glue- $6 each!! - Live Rock- $5/lb!! Dry Reef Rock- $3/lb!! - All Australian Acan Frags will be Buy 3 get one Free!!!(of equal or lesser value) - All Euphyllia Frags will be Buy 3 get one Free!!!(of equal or lesser value) - All Caulastrea/Candy Cane Corals will be Buy 3 get one Free!!!(of equal or lesser value) - Chaetomorpha Macro Algae- $5 per portion!! - Hikari Mysis 3.5-4oz Cube Packs $3.50!!!(Limit of 4 total packs per customer). - Hikari Spirulina Brine 3.5-4oz Cube Packs $3.50!!!(Limit of 4 total packs per customer) - Hikari Bloodworms 3.5-4oz Cube Packs $3.50!!!(Limit of 4 total packs per customer) - All Aqueon and Marineland Aquariums will be ordered at our dealer cost! This is a great time to upgrade or change tanks. You pay what we pay for your new aquarium! *** Bonus Shopping Event*** - Spend $30 on Corals, Fish, Plants, or Inverts and get a $5 TPA livestock Gift Certificate to give to a friend or family member(or yourself) for use after Christmas. - Spend $50 on Corals, Fish, Plants, or Inverts and get a $10 TPA livestock Gift Certificate to give to a friend or family member(or yourself) for use after Christmas. - Spend $100 on Corals, Fish, Plants, or Inverts and get a $25 TPA livestock Gift Certificate to give to a friend or family member(or yourself) for use after Christmas. - Spend $250 on Corals, Fish, Plants, or Inverts and get either a $60 TPA livestock Gift Certificate to give to a friend or family member(or yourself) for use after Christmas. - Spend $500 on Corals, Fish, Plants, or Inverts and get a $120 TPA livestock Gift Certificate to give to a friend or family member(or yourself) for use after Christmas. Bonus- $20 in free frozen food! Raffle: Every customer that makes a purchase can also enter our raffle for some other wonderful TPA prizes. Grand Prize will be a $150 TPA livestock credit! There will be a box of Kent salt, a 29g Saltwater Setup courtesy of Coralife and much more! Drawing will occur on Sunday after the shop closes. Need not be present to win so please make sure to leave your name and phone number on the raffle ticket. We have a huge range of Fish, Corals, Invertebrates, and Supplies available for this event. We have stocked up on tons of clean up crew inverts, and an awesome amount of corals and fish. This weekend should be a ton of fun and there should be a little, or a lot for everyone! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***Black Friday weekend Sales and Specials can’t be used in conjunction with Coupons, Store Credit, Gift Certificates, Stamp Card, or other Special Offers. Many of the offers are bellow or at cost All offers are while supplies last**
  20. 4 points
    Can't really get a good look at it from the image but a few questions: 1. How long has this lesion/discoloration/ulceration/whateverthehellitis been on this animal? How long is a few weeks? 2. Looks like there might be scales missing on the spot. Is this true? 3. Have you noticed this animal flashing (i.e. rubbing against hard objects as if to dislodge an ectoparasite) at that spot? 4. Doesn't appear to be any swelling at the site. Is this true? 5. Are either the pectoral or pelvic fins on that side acting odd, seemingly impaired, or otherwise affected by this? 6. Does this spot appear to be getting larger over time? 7. How long has this animal been in your collection? A bit of context and perhaps another image or two will help me work this problem a bit more effectively. Please let me know what you think when you have a moment or two.
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    I'm a Web Design in an online Company that offers pet supplies.
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    Didn’t get anything on Black Friday, but did manage to get to my LFS for Small Business Saturday. Was hoping to find a nice deal and participate in ReefBuilders LFSSaturday giveaway. I ended up getting this acro, was labeled as a PurpleTip Cerealis but seems more like a Miyagi Tort to me. What ever it is it was a steal for only $16.
  24. 3 points
    That's a much better image. Thank you. Pretty fish. When I zoom in on what looks like a lesion, I def see scale loss and what is probably exposed muscle tissue. Curiously, I don't see much inflammation at the site. I would expect to see some on the margins. Is the tissue raggedy in appearance or smooth? It looks smooth at a distance. The fuzziness I'm seeing could just be loss of definition at max zoom. To me, it looks like this animal may have bolted into something unforgiving and given itself a nasty abrasion. With no swelling, no sign of inflammation and the fact that is started out this size and has stayed this size makes me think that this is trauma, rather than some type of pathogen. It could also be a bite. If there's a way to safely extract this critter without too much collateral damage , I'd recommend at least 1 Stresscoat bath to get it some osmoregulatory relief. If that's impractical, just keep a real close eye on it and holler if you see any reddening around the margins, swelling, excessive mucous production or other signs of an infection. On the plus side, the color and posture of this fish looks good. I've seen these types of abrasions before. If the fish is in good shape before it happens, and this appears to be, they often heal well on their own. 'The microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything." Louis Pasteur
  25. 3 points
    I don’t use many books but these three I find useful as a quick reference guides. I also highly recommend a subscription to Coral Magazine. The pictures alone are amazing but there are always nice evidence based and up to date articles. One thing I have noticed is you will hear things that are just repeated but never actually researched. For example garlic does absolutely nothing to treat Ich and people who think it does simply do not understand the life cycle of Ich.
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