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  1. Oh my gosh John, thank you for the kind words! We have a great reefing community here and I am lucky to be part of it.
  2. Thanks to everyone who came out today! I had a great time. I met some new friends and got to chat with old ones. I am so fortunate to have so much help with these sales. Shawn@DarkAngel is amazing, keeping the whole process moving and making sure everyone goes home with the right corals. We sold more than 200 corals in just 2 hours, so it is no small feat to stay organized. I tried really hard to give Sean@albertareef the day off so that he could just hang out and talk to people, but he would hear none of it and bagged like a crazy man. Thanks to Brian@pdxmonkeyboy who helped bagging and banding and providing comic relief. It is impossible to take yourself too seriously when Brian is around. I should also thank my daughter for cashiering, but she is not on the forum, plus I gave her life so she sort of owes me. Finally, I can't thank my BFF Jeff@CuttleFishandCoral enough for all he does for these sales. The list is long--everything from helping me pick out nice colonies to grow and frag, to helping all of you pick out a nice coral for your tank. Thank you! Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  3. Today is the day! I'm very excited! I hear there may be some O.G.'s in the house so introduce yourselves around and pick some brains while you're here. The frags are looking great. Cookies and drinks for all. *Remember--I'll be handing out RANDOM numbers at 12:45 pm, so there is no need to come early! Everyone who is here at 12:45 pm has an equal chance of getting in first. Cheers!
  4. *I'm trying something different this time--I will be handing out RANDOM numbers at 12:45 pm so that everyone has an equal chance of getting in first. This means that there is no need for anyone to come before 12:45 pm!
  5. This thread has taken a weird turn... Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  6. I thought you deserved a sale off. Plus, my plans changed after we talked... Anyway, this time you can come socialize!
  7. You are such a Trouble Maker! SUNDAY! 1 pm. One. 1:00 pm aka 13:00. La una de la tarde.
  8. Monti caps, digitata, mushrooms, maxi minis anemones, palys, zoas, pulsing xenia, cabbage leathers, sinularia, rainbow phoenixes, hammers, several types of ORA birdsnests, neon green and purple stylos, LA Lakers scroll corals, favias, clove polyps, psammocoras (JF outerspace and neon green), gorgonians, toadstools, blue sponges, several types of leptos, encrusting montis (sunset, mystic sunset, rainbow), PC rainbow acros, spongoids, and many others will all be at the $10 sale THIS SUNDAY. I can frag you a hydnophora if you want one. 😉 [Sorry to hijack your thread with a plug for my sale 🤣]
  9. This Sunday! I'm stocked and ready to go! 100's of frags, all $10. Yep, all $10. The frags below (and a ba-zillion more) will be for sale, and I have multiples of most of them. NO PRE-SALES! My BFF Jeff @CuttleFishandCoral will be here to help you pick out some beauties. Shawn @DarkAngel the Organizing/Bagging Princess will join us to keep things moving smoothly. As always, there will be cookies, soda, beer, and socializing! Here is what you need to know: WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 1 PM to 3 PM* *I'm trying something different this time--I will be handing out RANDOM numbers at 12:45 pm so that everyone has an equal chance of getting in first. This means that there is no need for anyone to come before 12:45 pm! WHERE: My house in southwest Portland, near Washington Square. PM me for the address.
  10. +1!☝️ But to answer your specific question you should have a TDS meter. A basic one would cost you about $25. It will give you some idea how "good or bad" your tap water is. If you are planning on a reef tank--now or ever--the water that goes in your tank should read "0" (Zero, Zilch, Nada, Zip). To answer your second question, there are good aquarium stores in the area (Portland metro area, that is) that sell both RODI and pre-mixed salt water. If you are planning on getting a lot at one time, I would suggest calling ahead to give them the heads-up. As a side note, as you probably know, a large system is very forgiving for most small mistakes. It is also hell on big mistakes. In a 20 gallon tank, if you put in tap water and get hair algae or corals die or whatever you can dump out the water and start over. With a 550 gallon system, not so easy. From your prior posts, it looks like you may be starting with dry rock. You have a long wait ahead of you already. What's one or two more weeks? You are 100% doing the right thing in reaching out to this forum for questions. There are lots of reefers here that will help a brother (or sister) out. Looking forward to seeing how things come together! Holly
  11. Kim is spot on! We are so lucky to have you here, am I am lucky to count you as a friend. Happy birthday! Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  12. I have a number of maxi minis that will be available at an upcoming $10 sale.
  13. Picked up. Mods please close. Thanks! Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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