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  1. I'm out of town right now actually but I'll be back tomorrow. I'll message you my address and phone number. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I'm out in Independence and have tons of frags for sale if you want to come check them out. No fish for sale, only coral Here are a few sample photos. I have been fragging a lot lately so these are not up to date photos, they are just for reference to see what I have. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Nice! Definitely a great guy to do business from! He's got some goodies waiting for me also! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. September Picture of the Month - Corallimorphs

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  5. Picoreefer

    Holy cow that thing is awesome! Very nice addition to your tank! I've been hunting for one also! Slice it to make smaller ones and sell me one lol!!!! Also how does it compare to the flame tip you used to have? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Fs: jf askraks and blue rhinos frag

    Amazing price!! I need to get some blue rhinos from you this fall! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Anyone selling a nuvo setup?

    I have a Nuvo 20 but it's just the tank and stand. Does have upgraded baskets though. Pm me if you're interested Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. eclipse pics

    Such an awesome event. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So....how hot did everyone's tank get this week?

    The apex let me know that my dads tank got to 86[emoji51] and we were on vacation, luckily a friend was able to stop by and drop some ice in the tank. Gonna see the damage tonight, hope it's not to bad :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. How to successfully keep SPS Corals!

    I looked through our SPS thread and couldn't find thread like this so I thought it would be a good one for all of us new guys looking to get into SPS and even for some of you more experienced reefers out there! This is a thread for you to share what you do to be successful. Please tell us your dosing, lighting type and schedule, what levels you shoot for, all the way to the frequency of your water changes, aquarium size, and everything else in between! Please only post your specs and info if you meet the following requirements. 1. You are successful at growing most/many types of sps corals. 2. You have been successful for an extended period of time. (more than a year at least) 3. You are successful at producing the BEST colors from your sps corals. (no brownies) 4. You have successful colonies of sps corals and not just frags. Don't get me wrong. I know new people can be successful but in this particular thread I am looking for those with the criteria above that will share their experience for all. Also if you will please share a photo of your sps aquarium and some advice you have for people looking to join the world of SPS corals! The best way to learn is through others mistakes, so please share! I know there are tons of you on this forum with amazing SPS tanks so please let us know how you do it!
  11. Friday Afternoon Heat Wave at CNC!

    Man I need to visit the shop!
  12. Gas versus Diesel Looking for car advice

    Definitely get the diesel. Better mileage, more power and something some people forget, they deprecate slower. Diesels hold their value way longer than gas. So if you plan to ever sell the truck, the diesel will be worth more regardless of mileage. They also go forever. The truck you are looking at has a duramax in it which is an excellent engine. I have a duramax and it has 220,000 miles and runs like it's brand new. Never had a single problem. Highly recommend the engine/truck
  13. Friday Afternoon Heat Wave at CNC!

    I would also like a price on that yellow nem
  14. Will trade frags to borrow fishing gear

    If things with Scott fall through, I have fishing stuff too! My family loves fishing so we could set you up with some gear. Only part is I'm down a little south of Salem lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. June Picture of the Month

    Hollywood Stunner Chalice Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Bta

    Yeah I've seen them in his shop before, super nice anemone. Well now you've got a couple nems I want for my collection and I think I've got a couple for your collection. When we have splits let's work some kind of trade lol! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Bta

    I had a feeling you might get this guy for your collection. Amazing anemone, I almost got it too haha. Let me know when it splits, first dibs lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Getting scuba certified next month!

    I love scuba diving! You are gonna have a blast and do just fine on the physical stuff. They are pretty relaxed about it all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. June 2017 TPA BBQ Meeting Pictures

    Such a good meeting! I was pretty excited to take home this amazing bubble tip! Thanks again TPA for hosting such an amazing meeting Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. June 2017 TPA BBQ Meeting Pictures

    Nice write up Bert! Love your recaps! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Rank on PNWMAS??

    Yep, juts how many times you have posted. Its to show people how active you are or are not I believe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. June Meeting Frag Swap!

    So the June meeting is takin place this Saturday which means its swapping time!! ***I'm going to borrow Bert's write up since it was well written. If you're not ok with this Bert just let me know!**** "Our frag swaps are pretty casual but here is a good idea on how they work for those of your know may not be familiar with them. If you would like, you can do your trading on the fly by just bringing by a few pieces and hoping that some one will have a desirable coral you want...Or better yet, you can post up what you have to trade and work out a pre-emptive exchange here on the forum. That method always works best for myself and others generally. You can feel free to use this thread to post your trade-ables in or start a thread of your own. But First, let me get you some of Bert's basis tips for success here. 1.) make an attempt to have a fragment of reasonable size and health and try and get things cut and ready a few days to a week ahead of time to have the wounds healed up for the exchange. And double/triple check for pest invertebrates or algaes before sending your corals out, we try to keep invasives to a minimum here...And once you get your frags home, just in case, always acclimate the specimens then dip the corals before you put them into your personal aquarium. 2.) Try to package your corals appropriately. This can mean not putting a spiny coral like birds nest into a thin dollar store bag or not utilizing insulation on an extended cold or warm trip. Try a small cooler or Styrofoam. If you can't find either of these and the destination is a long distance, keep the vehicle air conditioned or heated appropriately. As far as packaging goes you can double bag and use thicker mil plastics, or something else like a Tupperware or specimen container. I have even used washed out yogurt or cottage cheese containers that stack well inside the coolers. Just use something that will work, nothing like losing a nice and colorful animal because the bag got too cold and leaked all the water out on the way home. 3.)Do your best to be courteous and fair to one another by not take advantage of each others ignorance or generosity. These are people of all levels in the hobby so give them the benefit of your knowledge and experience instead of the cold shoulder. And speaking of generosity, that giving nature has always been smiled upon here at PNWMAS and pay it forward tends comes back around these parts. Well, the meeting is only 3 away so we got to get the ball rolling people." There you have it folks. The wise words of Bert. So post up what you've got and let's see some trading! ***I'm not sure if there will be a frag Swap tank or not so plan accordingly! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. June Meeting Frag Swap!

    And if there are any zoa collectors out there interested in medium to high end zoas, I've got: JF Askrak, WWC Pink Krak, Butt Muncher, OG Vampire, electric Oompa Loompa, LC Petroglyphs, Darth Maul, GB Cosmic Flame, And AquaSD Arch Mage frags to name a few. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. June Meeting Frag Swap!

    The bottom left is a purple hair mushroom that gets huge. I'll shoot you a PM! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. June Meeting Frag Swap!

    No worries! Sounds like an interesting morph! You should get a pic! I actually don't have eagle eyes anymore, my colony died a few months ago so if you have a frag you want to trade, let me know Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk