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youcallmenny last won the day on November 10 2016

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  1. Looking for a trap

    Is there any other way? Just be smart and only feed from the trap for several days. I'd only stand there after some fresh food was added. Usually an hour or two a day.
  2. Duncan

    I've never fed mine directly and it's gone from 1 single head to 50 plus in a year and a half.
  3. Looking for a trap

    My trap would work but is likely a bit small. It's from marinedepot.com and they sell a bigger one for $50. I took about 15 fish out of my 75g mostly sps reef recently because I caught ich. Managed that in 3 days with the trap baited with rods and pellets.
  4. Buying a new house, need advice for moving tanks.

    We've had 10 showings in the 3.5 days we've been listed. The offer on the new place was accepted as long as we sell in the next week or two which looks more than likely. October 16th is the tentative close date so probably moving shortly after that. We are exhausted already. Spent 4 days in Santa Cruz with the family this week on vacation so coming back to this madness has been fun. Oh well, got to surf the hook and capitola!
  5. August Annual BBQ! Swap Meet and Raffles Galore!!

    Looks like a lot of fun. My wife and I would like to go but will be prepping our house for sale this weekend. We hope you all have a great time and hopefully we can make the next one!
  6. Buying a new house, need advice for moving tanks.

    Cody (paratore) taught me that trick actually. It does work well. Unfortunately the sps (and thats the majority of my coral) are encrusted and we will break a lot of it. Luckily I bought a ton of 27g totes so this should be pretty easy. The good news is that broken sps just means free frags! :p
  7. Buying a new house, need advice for moving tanks.

    Well we are putting our first (and hopefully last) bid on a place today. Our house gets listed on Tuesday so as soon as it sells we are moving! I anticipate in the next 30 days. I will keep you all posted. This next house is huge. Definitely going to have room for a fish room but might need to finish a bit of the huge unfinished basement area for it. Upgrading to a 150g extra high. 48x24x31.
  8. Stylaster 312 gallon SPS reef

    Absolutely amazing. I was going to say that vlamingi just follows you around.
  9. Buying a new house, need advice for moving tanks.

    Well, I agree with all that! I fully expect shenanigans. Coral is gunna get smashed, we are most likely going to kill some things. That said, just having some extra hands that have adequate respect for the gear/livestock is going to make all the difference. If we can get 2-3 people over then this should be a cinch. We have the one truck which should be enough to move all the big stuff. I'm going to go buy another dozen Home Depot buckets and lids so hopefully that will be enough. I'm interested in the totes but it seems like they would be too heavy. Any input Mrk13p? We don't drink and would cook dinner for all involved but new house and all. I hope pizza, soda and a couple frags are payment enough! (Cash is obviously easier and I'd be more than happy to comp for gas and time if that is what you would like to receive for the help.) I look forward to spending some time with anyone that wants to come check it out. You'll be the last ones to see the current incarnation of the tanks before the move and transition into a bigger system. Sean - It's a big drive but we'd love to have you! Your insight and positive attitude are always welcome. Miles - We haven't spoken too much but I know you're a super solid guy in this club and hobby and we would be grateful for your participation. Plus it'd be nice to get to know the more local reefers better. Mark - Thank you for the offer. I might very well take you up on it. Always comforting having another vet in stressful situations like this. I'll keep you informed, I hope you're in country when it happens!
  10. Buying a new house, need advice for moving tanks.

    I really appreciate it everyone. It's going through really fast so I'll keep you posted. It's very kind of you all. I actually just redid the plumbing with fancy schedule 80 so it'll disassemble easily. Gotta love unions! Also the tanks are fallow due to an ich outbreak. They're all in QT so that'll be easy. By the time we move the 76 days will be just about over so hopefully no risk to you all but you can never be too careful.
  11. Hello everyone! Well, my wife and I and our 3 children have officially outgrown our current home so we're selling it and buying a much larger one out in west Salem. We're hiring movers so the move shouldn't be too much of an issue. Obviously they are not moving the reef tanks. I've never moved while doing this hobby. I have a 75g and a 40b running off the same large sump and I'm going to have to move this all across town. They are both loaded up with livestock and I don't really want to have to repurchase it all if I get the fish store involved. Any advice you guys and gals have would be most welcome. Perhaps some personal stories of your own tank moves would be helpful! I know most of you are quite a ways away from Salem but I'd be more than happy to compensate some help come moving day! As it is it's going to just be the wife and I, it might be better to enlist some muscle. We will be moving in the next 1-3 months when we find the next house. Fish room here I coooooooooooome!
  12. Dog/puppy sitter

    Flash, If it's a couple days then I'll give them a free days pay for a tip. Like I said though, we have a big dog that can be a lot of work. Depends on if you want to use them again. I tip anyone that performs a service like that though.
  13. Dog/puppy sitter

    Glad that worked out. Your puppy is adorable!
  14. Dog/puppy sitter

    Obviously going to vary but my wife and I have been hiring sitters through rover.com when we leave. We have a registered German Shepherd that can't always come with us so we have a sitter we use. Super cheap and easy to use and they've always done a great job. Good luck!
  15. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    The more accurate one so the usb from what I gather.