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  1. I was out in my driveway today filling a couple of empty Red Sea salt buckets with water from the garden hose to water some of my trees in my yard when a pickup truck drove by and then stopped and backed up, and this random stranger yelled out, "what size reef tank do you have?". It turns out he lives just down the street from me and has been reefing for 20 years and has a Reefer XL 750. We exchanged email addresses and will likely trade frags and I might help him with some Apex issues. I love the reefing community. Small world! 🙂
    20 points
  2. These are extraordinary times, which demand we be extraordinary to one another. We are reaching out to let you know that Cuttle Fish and Corals is making a commitment to be a leader in doing what’s right even when times are down. Cuttle Fish and Corals cares deeply for its community and its customers. We know that these times are putting a strain on everyone in a myriad of ways, including mentally and financially. To put our commitment into action, Cuttle Fish and Corals is taking steps to be here for you in whatever small way that we can. Starting this week, Cuttle
    18 points
  3. While I was in "time out" from PNWMAS, I made some serious headway on my 600. The tank is actually all the way full now and flowing with warm water, but here is what it looked like last weekend. You know you have a big tank when you dump an entire 60lb bag of salt in the system and it raises the salinity .05. So yeah..
    16 points
  4. After years of insane prices, the market is hopefully heading for a huge correction. Now that indo finally opened up, corals that were previously outrageously priced are now available to the average hobbyist. To celebrate the new “normal” that will hopefully go on for decades, we are doing indo gold torch heads for $50. We are limiting these to one per customer. Limited to the first 20 customers. Some might be two head frags This is a special we are only offering pnwmas. We don’t forget who has supported us over the years!
    15 points
  5. Can't wait for everything to grow in!
    14 points
  6. What a beauty, hoping for a long and happy life for it!
    14 points
  7. There would be no Paradise Coral without this beautiful lady here. Were celebrating 20 years of marriage and doing a 20% of Everything sale this weekend. If you have had your eye on something this is the weekend to come get it
    13 points
  8. I thought I would give a shout out to any of our members who may be in an elevated risk group for the corona virus. If you live in the greater vancouver or battle ground area I would be happy to deliver groceries or any other stables that you may need. I mean.. I'm not going to spend my day buying you hot pockets... but if someone is in need of something then send me a PM. I drive from downtown Vancouver to brush prairie every day. Happy reefing.
    12 points
  9. It has been a LONG HAUL with this build. I bought this tank about a year ago and spent forever refinishing the stand to match the trim in our house. The stand also needed some repairs as well. After all that time, I just had some movers bring it into the living room this morning. The scale of this puppy is pretty daunting now that I see it in its “final resting place”. It is a MarineLand 6x2x28” tank (210 gal I believe, which is ironically what I had a few years back just different dimensions). Hoping the setup doesn’t take another year 😂 HUGE shoutout to Confidence Moving Labor LL
    12 points
  10. HELLO AND HAPPY SUMMER TO PNWMAS!! In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a noticeable hindrance to the club being able to meet up and have our monthly meetings. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been missing the monthly festivities. Whether it’s tank tours, educational presentations, free food, or raffles and prizes, our meetings are pretty fun. Due to the club not being able to meet, your officers and board have put together an awesome string of contests, raffles, and activities. The club has purchased some awesome prizes and we look forward to a lot of people winning them! Th
    11 points
  11. I’m still working on the stand, but the tank is a 60x24x24 SCA glass tank with external overflow. Eurobrace 1/2” glass Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11 points
  12. Thank you all for taking part of the Golden Basket Reef live sale. You certainly are a part of greater cause to the TFT program.
    11 points
  13. A funny thing happened today. I was in the shower when I heard the doorbell ring. When I later checked the front porch, there was a delivery of BBQ ribs sitting there in a bag. Completely confusing because I didn't order anything. A few minutes later my wife texted me from work to ask if any BBQ was delivered. It turns out that our house sitter/aquarium sitter/dog sitter placed an order, but the last time she used that app was when she was at our house, so it remembered our address instead of hers. I thanked her for the free lunch. 🍖🤣
    11 points
  14. Just wanted to say that a few weeks ago, I missed out on their frag pack offers but Holly put together a custom pack for me after I PM'd and let her know what frags I was interested in. I got some great corals which are doing awesome and already showing growth!! Holly was very friendly, my wife and I loved meeting her and seeing their setup Just wanted to say I wouldn't hesitate to purchase corals again from them and it was an awesome transaction
    10 points
  15. It's been a while since I've taken any photos of my Bubblegum Monster chalice. It's growing nicely and producing several new eyes.
    10 points
  16. I’ve been in black butte for the last 4 nights and nobody has said anything about my swimsuit so I figured I would share it with some people who would appreciate it! Pretty sure most people know I love acans.
    10 points
  17. Unlimited available. Bulk discounts available.
    10 points
  18. I hid the problem and blamed the cat. Haha
    10 points
  19. Just a few pics of my Nano Micro Colonies-All doing well after the reboot No editting just AWB PAS
    10 points
  20. Hey folks, It's been a mighty long time since I posted in this forum but given that my traditional June meeting hosting is off, I thought I'd pass along some thoughts and stir this sucker from dormancy. As we all know, the business of taking care of our critters doesn't stop despite what might be happening in the world outside. Despite how quickly we become inured to The New Normal, wandering the corridors of Hatfield Marine Science Center is still a bit surreal. The only people onsite are the husbandry team and the facilities guys. All the students and academic types are long gone and ha
    10 points
  21. We’re just taking one day at a time. We’re lucky in that my wife and I both have our jobs still and no salary cuts and can work from home. But we have a 3 year old with no day care or help from grand parents anymore. So juggling keeping her all day and us both getting 40 hrs has been really hard and I have limited time for my tank. My wife starts work at 5:30 am and works til 9:30 am. I get kiddo up and fed and I start work at 9:30 and work through out the day but multitask with her if my wife has a work call. I stop work at 5 pm and take over kid duties and cook dinner so my wife can start wo
    10 points
  22. Grandma bought me this beautiful Tounge coral from Cuttlefish 😎 It's so nice when family is involved in your hobby
    10 points
  23. Shout out to one of the greatest fish guys out there ! Happy Birthday Jeff! @CuttleFishandCoral You started out small and built your shop up to an incredible place to hang out and get good deals. Your shop reminds me of Cheers where you always see someone you know and it feels like you are coming over to a friend’s house ! Happy anniversary and happy birthday to one of the great ones!!
    10 points
  24. Terence from Neptune Systems will be interviewing me tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm in the next installment of Neptune’s #ControlFreakWednesday live stream videos, available on Facebook and YouTube. I’ll be going over my system and describing the various Apex modules and automation I have set up, and my Apex programming tutorial article series. Check it out and submit questions live if you can, or you can watch the recording later. https://www.youtube.com/user/NeptuneSystemsVideo/videos This should be fun!
    10 points
  25. So finally found a little time to start fabricating a DIY roller mat. I am pushing around 3,000 gph through my sump so nothing is commercially available for that size.. plus they are stoopid expensive for what they are. Using left over acrylic and plastic mesh that I cut out of rectangular commercial kitchen collenders. I have a 12 volt window motor and a float switch to install.
    9 points
  26. Here are the winners from our four photo contests: Smartphone photo categories: Contest #1 - Most likely to be a scene in a Pixar movie Winner: @CoralReefTankers - Supporting Member Prize: $25 gift certificate to the PNWMAS sponsor local fish store of your choice. Contest #2 - So ugly it's cute Winner: @CoralReefTankers - Supporting Member Prize: $25 gift certificate to the PNWMAS sponsor local fish store of your choice. DSLR photo categories: Contest #3 - Most detailed coral photo Winner: @Matteo - Member Prize: One year Individual Mem
    9 points
  27. Colorado sunburst anemones were looking good today so decided to share! Nfs right now. Just a quick snapshot from my phone.
    9 points
  28. Well everyone time to reveal my little tank setup. With remodeling my house piece by piece I wanted something that I could move super easy! I settled on a 14G IM Peninsula a couple months ago. These are a sweet little tank btw! After selling off most of what was left in my 60G frag setup I broke it down and moved the rest over. Everything is kinda thrown in there right not but with some downtime this week I hope to get some fragging of some of the zoas and some aquascaping done. For lighting I am using a Kessil A80 which seems to be doing the trick. For flow I bought a Jebao SLW-10. That litt
    9 points
  29. Been cooking this a while...
    9 points
  30. If i may suggest check out Neptuniancubeusa.com These tanks are pretty nice with some features over what you will find on their competitors. The sumps are amazing and match the looks of their tanks. There is NO WOOD in these stands. Furniture grade pvc panels and channel aluminum. Their Lagoon Series drops the 2nd week in August. All the other tanks i have in shop to look at.
    9 points
  31. I have a very strict quarantine procedure. All of my new fish are kept separate in their own bag from the time I pick them up at the lfs up until when I get home and drop them into my display tank. I do this every time, no shortcuts here! As a virus precaution I did take its temp when I got it, it was 78 degrees and hasn't changed
    9 points
  32. We’ve been getting in a lot of beautiful fish and corals over the past few months!
    9 points
  33. With most of us stuck at home, how is everyone doing? I'm still getting used to grocery shopping only once per week compared to the past when I usually decided what to make for dinner the same day and did nearly daily grocery runs. I've found planning meals for a whole week has really reduced the amount of wasted food. My wife is still going in to her office 3 days per week which I think is good because she's not used to being home every day like I have been in retirement for a coupe years. Last night my wife & I participated with a big group of fiends using the "House Party" video
    9 points
  34. Added a 3rd XR15 to the tank and took the opportunity to take some updated tank pics. Sent from my SM-N976V using Tapatalk
    9 points
  35. Whether it's your local gym, Mt. Hood Meadows, the NBA, etc., these notices are becoming the standard. The board has given consideration for our March meeting and decided to postpone it due to Covid19. There's nothing going on that can't be recreated at a later date. We also don't want to have the meeting and then no one shows up. So in the coming weeks as everyone learns more, we'll try and get information posted for a gathering in April. Until then, reef on! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    9 points
  36. One year ago I posted a thread about planning an addition on our house including a fish room and larger new aquarium: It's been a long negotiation process, but I finally convinced my wife to agree to this project! I have made several revisions to my original plans, but here's the latest design. The addition will add a large 35'x20' room (700 sq feet) onto the back of the house with a large triangular multi-level deck, a built-in BBQ, and a hot tub. Inside the addition will be a 6-seat bar, a full 9' pool table, a half bathroom, a dedicated fish room, and a 8'x3' 360 gallon display tan
    9 points
  37. 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
    9 points
  38. That is right! We are all headed up north for our next meeting over to the reputable reefer Stylaster's house! If you have not seen his amazing setups then you are in for a treat, this guy has been doing this for a long time and he most certainly does it well! Just look at his custom made aquarium, It is a 312g with a 125g sump a 40g refugium and a 50g frag tank plumbed through into his garage, all full of corals. He also knows a thing or two about the hobby making him a very versed person to chat with about all things aquatic. So feel free to bring your questions as there wi
    9 points
  39. New tank in place, power run. Worked coupe days to get my rock work in place, and finally adding water.
    9 points
  40. So as you may or may not know, using vinegar to clean your plastic parts can leach through the plastic and eventually make your magnetic swell. Also, vinegar smells like vinegar. Saw a post about using citric acid and gave it a try.. works great and no smell!! A 5lb bag of pure food grade citric acid is about $10 on amazon. Mix 3/4 cup in a gallon of water... now you have a gallon of vinegar equivalent. So $10 will make about 8-10 gallons of solution. Pretty slick.. and you can also make our own bath bombs, sour patch kids, and descale your coffee maker. Sent from my SM
    9 points
  41. Well folks, it is getting closer to the end of the 2019 year and you know what that means for the PNWMAS club don't you!? The December Holiday Party!!! Where - Walery's Premium Pizza 1555 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304 When - December 14th Saturday from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. What - Meet and Greet, Gift Exchange, Raffle, Food, and Fun! As usual, the club will order a few pizzas and pitchers to get the festivities started off with, but with the counter to the pizzeria just 15 feet away you should be able to get whatever you need conveniently. Being a pizza fan I like fi
    9 points
  42. Thank you so much! I had a great time. Thanks to everyone who came out! There were lots of familiar faces and some new ones, too. I loved walking down the line, handing out drinks and cookies, and hearing people who had never met talking about their tanks. Such good peeps. I want to thank Shawn @DarkAngel for her amazing help bagging and keeping us organized. And a big Shout Out to Sean @albertareef too, who always jumps right in to help whenever he hears about a sale. I can't possibly overstate my appreciation for Jeff @CuttleFishandCoral for his incredible support. Not onl
    9 points
  43. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    8 points
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