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scar_11
11-05-2009, 03:17 PM
How many are there of us on here ?

shrimpchips
11-05-2009, 03:34 PM
Not many but a few :)

wickedfrags
11-05-2009, 04:10 PM
Personally I am doing what I can to get more active Ontario members...where else would you participate after all???

Nebthet
11-06-2009, 04:15 AM
I'm from Ontario here... sadly I have perhaps come across maybe 4 other people from Ontario on this site.. most are from BC and Alberta.

I am glad someone is trying to do something to get more active Ontario members on here. I think it is great

rayjay
11-06-2009, 07:00 AM
I'm not sure that it matters as I don't care where help comes from when I need it, out west or right here in Ontario.
Also, I just received an order from Red Coral Aquarium in Calgary.
If it wasn't for all the westerners I wouldn't have found what I ordered or the level of service I received from RCA.

purelife
11-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Ontario here! I wish i was out west right now my snowboard is itching to touch snow...

I'm the same as Ray where the help and advice comes from it doesn't matter help is help.

wickedfrags
11-06-2009, 04:00 PM
I think you will find canreef members provide good quality advice in timely manner - lots of experienced members here that participate rather than just review the threads.

Remember to refer a Ontario reefer to canreef next time you are at the LFS.

Ontario here! I wish i was out west right now my snowboard is itching to touch snow...

I'm the same as Ray where the help and advice comes from it doesn't matter help is help.

phyto4life
11-06-2009, 06:44 PM
Windsor ontario here

danzing
02-15-2010, 09:52 PM
The newest member me, is from Mississauga and glad to be a part of this great site. Was given to me by LFS in the Mississauga area, Thanks Jay.

Doug
02-15-2010, 11:42 PM
Welcome
to
Canreef

:mrgreen:

carnut
02-16-2010, 12:36 AM
Alma here. Actually bought a few things from members and sponsors. Much freindlier here then some of the local clubs:redface:

BWI
02-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Whitby here

Keith T
02-16-2010, 12:50 AM
Brooklin, Ontario here.

corpusse
02-16-2010, 01:08 AM
Mississauga here too. While I do still enjoy "the other board" since it is local. Canreef has obviously become the most popular board in Canada.

Triggz
02-16-2010, 01:51 AM
Mississauga here too. While I do still enjoy "the other board" since it is local. Canreef has obviously become the most popular board in Canada.

Not sure what really happened to "the other board". I don't see near as many people on there anymore. I was living in London/Woodstock but recently moved to Calgary. I switched to Canreef when I moved here and really enjoy living somewhere with an active reef community :thumb:

muck
02-16-2010, 05:00 AM
It could be your local board as well... more and more peeps from Eastern Canada are contributing here all the time.
Everyone is more than welcome!! :biggrin:

P.S. Welcome to Canreef Keith T!!

Acrylic
02-16-2010, 08:11 AM
Mississauga here. The only advantage I see to "the other board" is the large number of classifieds from my area. I am glad to see that there is another board that is thriving and hope to see more from the GTA in the future. Also, if anyone in the GTA needs some acrylic work done, don't hesitate to give me a shout.

wickedfrags
02-16-2010, 02:18 PM
Long list of reasons, none worth getting into. Main thing is you found this site.

Not sure what really happened to "the other board". I don't see near as many people on there anymore. I was living in London/Woodstock but recently moved to Calgary. I switched to Canreef when I moved here and really enjoy living somewhere with an active reef community :thumb:

scar_11
02-17-2010, 08:32 AM
Long list of reasons, none worth getting into. Main thing is you found this site.

like haveing the head guy tell you he doesn't care someone screwed you out of 200 dollars and then banning your account, because you sent him e mail asking him for his help on finding the guy to get your money back.

Systemtool
03-04-2010, 02:08 AM
Kingston, Ontario here.
Just joined the site, I like how there are a ton of sponsors on this site. Lots of great Canadian suppliers.

Fishlips
03-04-2010, 04:13 AM
Burlington here. Mostly lurk but plan on participating more.

phyto4life
03-08-2010, 04:49 PM
alma here. Actually bought a few things from members and sponsors. Much freindlier here then some of the local clubs:redface:

agreed

phyto4life
03-08-2010, 05:00 PM
like haveing the head guy tell you he doesn't care someone screwed you out of 200 dollars and then banning your account, because you sent him e mail asking him for his help on finding the guy to get your money back.


or that phytoplankton really isn't that bad

then advirtised under my user name for saying so for every different post is:

people should take my advice with a grain of salt

mr.wilson
03-08-2010, 05:25 PM
The climate on Western Sea Board is better :)

MikeInToronto
03-08-2010, 07:54 PM
I was a member here many years back but either my account was closed or I can't remember what it was (which is more likely).
I wish there were more Ontario people here. The advice might be the same whether it's from the east side or the west, but when someone recommends a local place to shop, it's nice to have it local to me rather than Calgary :D

The "other place" is good for local sponsor ads, though.

rayjay
03-08-2010, 08:06 PM
That could be solved by getting more local people from your area to join and participate here.
With the lack of traffic now at the other site compared to what it used to have, there must be a lot of people out there that could be posting here.

MikeInToronto
03-08-2010, 08:13 PM
That could be solved by getting more local people from your area to join and participate here.
With the lack of traffic now at the other site compared to what it used to have, there must be a lot of people out there that could be posting here.

I came to this site (and the other one) to meet local people. I wish I knew more people to bring here.

BTW, anyone who feels like sharing can PM me and let me know what happened at the other site. I returned there after 6 years absence and everyone was gone!

rayjay
03-08-2010, 08:40 PM
Fastest way to meet local people to you would be to go to the MAST meeting on Wednesday night.
Marine Aquarium Society of Toronto (http://www.mastcanada.org/)

liz
03-09-2010, 09:12 PM
Courtice, ON here!

ntotheblue
03-09-2010, 11:55 PM
toronto,ontario here, looking for next door neighbours for buy/trade/sell this is an awesome website!

scar_11
03-10-2010, 05:15 AM
It's Finished a year and a half in the making I finally have my tank going

phyto4life
03-10-2010, 05:24 AM
Pics?

Russter
03-10-2010, 08:46 PM
Thunder Bay!

ntotheblue
03-10-2010, 09:11 PM
I came to this site (and the other one) to meet local people. I wish I knew more people to bring here.

BTW, anyone who feels like sharing can PM me and let me know what happened at the other site. I returned there after 6 years absence and everyone was gone!


lol AJ is a classic no names but I heard stories even from the moderators on how this guy is a crook, anyone need to know a few stories about this guy send me a pm, he is just far up his --- since suposibly his father was a marine biologist. he also thinks his opinions are best and what you should and shouldn't keep in your tank, I challenged openly on a thread and he banned me because he couldn't keep up with his stupidity or the questions I thew at him, guess he realized I know a little bit more about him than he thinks!!

but anyways this seems a more down to earth website !!!

phyto4life
03-10-2010, 10:19 PM
same here I got banned for saying a person can have a mandarin in less then a 75G tank I guess that really ****ed him off because he said he wouldn't go smaller then a 225G lol

but now I have a mandarin in a 29G

I guess I was wrong

MikeInToronto
03-10-2010, 11:05 PM
I've noticed he's very opinionated (e.g.: vs SWC, etc.)

titus
03-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Hello,

Guys and gals, welcome. Thanks for the compliments. However, may I ask that we please keep our discussions without naming specific names.

Titus

acropora1981
03-12-2010, 07:10 PM
I'm also here now... mostly because I've had it up to HERE *top of my head* with another Canadian, Toronto based forum that will remain unnamed... wink wink we all know what I'm sayin' here.

wickedfrags
03-12-2010, 09:12 PM
Ontario members should be certain to mention canreef at the LFS.

Nebthet
03-13-2010, 06:00 AM
Welcome to Canreef Acro... glad to see you made it over here :)

EcoReefer
03-13-2010, 08:49 PM
From Kitchener here!

tparsons
03-16-2010, 05:44 AM
From Ottawa :)

acropora1981
03-16-2010, 09:38 PM
Welcome to Canreef Acro... glad to see you made it over here :)

thanks dude :D

WLDOR
03-21-2010, 03:53 AM
Hi from Aurora, ON.

CanReefGuy
03-21-2010, 11:33 PM
Kingston Ont
Been a lurker here for a while !!!

zenafish
03-23-2010, 06:19 PM
Mississauga :)

Have known this forum for as long as I have "the other one". Been a lurker here the whole time just because focus on this board has been out west. Glad to see so many actually are close by.

rayjay
03-23-2010, 06:31 PM
Glad to see you here Zena.
If we keep going, we might possibly end up with as many Ontario posters as westerners and the other site will no longer be needed.

love-my-fish
03-23-2010, 07:01 PM
hello everyone, Here from Whitby ontario. I don't have a reef aquarium up and running yet but i do have a 110 purchased... Looking forward to meeting locals and learning more from the rest of Canada.
sheldon

muck
03-23-2010, 08:02 PM
Welcome love-my-fish, zenafish, CanReefGuy, WLDOR, acropora1981, tparsons, EcoReefer, MikeInToronto!!
Seems to me the board has a fairly strong East presence now. Quite a few sponsors from Ontario have signed up and more and more members from Ontario and beyond.
Great to see!!

Ryan

phyto4life
03-23-2010, 08:30 PM
Was wondering if there was a ontario classified section to sell coral's,live stock and equipment?

christyf5
03-23-2010, 08:47 PM
Nope, just put your location in the title :biggrin:

golf nut
03-24-2010, 12:58 AM
I figured North of Toronto was close enough, I am in Brampton,well Bramalea to be exact.

phyto4life
03-24-2010, 02:03 AM
Nope, just put your location in the title :biggrin:

cool thanks

I was a little hesitant on advertising but now that I know there is such a large ontario presence I'll start posting in BOLD

mechano
04-11-2010, 04:47 AM
from kitchener here!

JDC
04-13-2010, 02:26 PM
Maitland/Brockville here.

zenafish
04-13-2010, 04:59 PM
Glad to see you here Zena.
If we keep going, we might possibly end up with as many Ontario posters as westerners and the other site will no longer be needed.

LOL, they need a seahorse forum here...otherwise, chances are I'll remain as lurker...really can't contribute to reef discussions...NOT my forté...i kill corals :(

ntotheblue
04-13-2010, 05:57 PM
Here you can say you have 10 tangs in a 500 gallon without mr tang officer arresting you!!! Lol
or how about I just don't feel like updating my info for the next 2 weeks without being stranded on deathrow!!! Oh yeah lol

ntotheblue
04-13-2010, 06:03 PM
Or how about the picture of my coral for sale shows 3 other tanks in the background so now mister Jupiter thinks I am a retail business lol but anyways this site rocks with good open forums for anyone of a particular interest!!!

ntotheblue
04-13-2010, 06:06 PM
LOL, they need a seahorse forum here...otherwise, chances are I'll remain as lurker...really can't contribute to reef discussions...NOT my forté...i kill corals :(

Hey zenafish it's me rui live right up the street from you!!

Doug
04-13-2010, 06:22 PM
LOL, they need a seahorse forum here...otherwise, chances are I'll remain as lurker...really can't contribute to reef discussions...NOT my forté...i kill corals :(

Perhaps send Titus a pm. There seems to be enough seahorse keepers on here. He may set up a forum for them, if he figures the interest is there.

vaporize
04-13-2010, 07:45 PM
Oh don't know such a thread exist, of course I have to say HI :)

pterfloth
04-13-2010, 10:51 PM
Just wanted to welcome all the people from Ontario! Post some pictures of your tanks!

BlueWorldAquatic
04-13-2010, 11:10 PM
It's such a small world now due to technology.

I actually have canreef.com on all our business cards out here. You be amazed how mnay people not know about this site.


Ken

JDC
04-14-2010, 01:08 AM
Just wanted to welcome all the people from Ontario! Post some pictures of your tanks!

Here ya go.
I am quite proud of my system. I started building it Jan/09 and is my first salt water system. Many, many hours have gone into it. In the system is a Aqua Pod 24g, a 6' 220g, a 8' 120g frag tank, a 6' 180g sump and a 4' 90g mixing/fresh top off station.
Hope you like it.

pterfloth
04-14-2010, 01:19 AM
Here ya go.
I am quite proud of my system. I started building it Jan/09 and is my first salt water system. Many, many hours have gone into it. In the system is a Aqua Pod 24g, a 6' 220g, a 8' 120g frag tank, a 6' 180g sump and a 4' 90g mixing/fresh top off station.
Hope you like it.

Very nice! Its obvious that you have put a lot of work into your setup and it shows.

Fishlips
04-14-2010, 01:38 AM
Here's my 120G Skimmerless LED lit tank.

Tracey2
04-14-2010, 01:42 AM
London, Ontario here.

wickedfrags
04-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Any thoughts on how we could encourage more ontario members to participate? Perhaps a ontario dedicated for sale/used eqt/livestock trading section? I don't know.

JDC
04-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Any thoughts on how we could encourage more ontario members to participate? Perhaps a ontario dedicated for sale/used eqt/livestock trading section? I don't know.


Sounds like a great idea to me.

Tracey2
04-14-2010, 07:10 PM
That is a great idea, I will give it some thought. I found this site because of your tank for sale so if we had more great stuff available. Dave, maybe you could buy, QT and ship healthy fish to people in Ontario that don't have the access to the fish store that you have:mrgreen:???

wickedfrags
04-14-2010, 07:32 PM
I imported some great fish a year or two back (exotic/expensive ones), but realistically most people can find the fish they require at the LFS. Did not make sense for me, I shipped about 10 fish throughout Canada...

I would like to see more Ontario folks stay on the site and participate, rather than just pop in from time to time...

That is a great idea, I will give it some thought. I found this site because of your tank for sale so if we had more great stuff available. Dave, maybe you could buy, QT and ship healthy fish to people in Ontario that don't have the access to the fish store that you have:mrgreen:???

kien
04-14-2010, 08:54 PM
hullooo easterners! I just read through this thread and am now intrigued about this mysterious "other board" that you speak of :lol: I love a good drama!

Canreef has been up since, what, 2001? I've been into saltwater since 2004 and only just joined canreef last April (2009) :biggrin: There are lots of people out there who still do not know about Canreef, even out west! I was at a LFS chatting it up with someone about reefs totally expecting that they were a canreefer that I had not met yet, and when I finally got around to asking what their handle was they just gave me a funny look :redface:

Anyway, happy reefing!

ps. I used to live in Mississauga (Meadowvale), does that count? :-D

Nebthet
04-15-2010, 07:57 AM
It would definately be nice to see more Ontario members being active on Canreef. We are slowly getting more I see and that is awsome.

A definate benefit would be having an exclusive buy/sell section for hardware or livestock in Ontario, because it is sooo disappointing looking at some of the stuff other western members are offering, especially with livestock, and not being able to partake.
But I must say I have had great success with buying equiptment and having it shipped. Got my lights that way :)

UnderTheSea
04-16-2010, 04:50 AM
Brooklin, Ontario :biggrin:

alyminny
04-17-2010, 05:07 AM
Hello to everybody from Ontario...I am from Mississauga

charity_g
04-18-2010, 10:04 PM
Kitchener, Ontario here!

love-my-fish
04-19-2010, 03:16 AM
Not sure if i responded already or not.. LOL,,,,, Whitby, Ontario here. Just joined recently and hoping to maybe start a reef tank soon.....
take care
sheldon

6264
04-22-2010, 04:18 AM
I'm live in Brampton, Ontario and have frags for trade or sale if anyone is interested

Howzitgaun
04-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Im in Hamilton, currently have a FOWLR setup.
Cheers!

Reefemporium
05-10-2010, 02:30 AM
Ray from kingston here hope to meet more ontario people here

Nanoized
05-10-2010, 04:29 AM
I'm in Newmarket Ontario.

Also a member at the other Canadian site but not much is happening there so I seem to be drifting more in this direction.

Could it be the Chinooks?

ntotheblue
05-10-2010, 04:45 AM
looking for a profillux expert in the toronto area I am trying to do a few things addding iphone adding lan etc...

I have been to the forums,reef central,aquariumcomputers etc...
I am just computer illeterate when it comes to this

just the addition of iphone instructions are completly different from the router menu I have.
I wont to do some firmware upgrade and maybe going wireless

so

if you dont mind coming by and helping me I can pay so let me know what you have in mind and can do from the 3-4 exemples given, i dont feel like sending it to profilux even though they wont charge much but I am willing to pay for your time

jbell370
05-10-2010, 07:49 PM
St. Catharines here, I hope to find some others in the area.

JonT
05-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Toronto :)


As for getting more action on frag swaps, I think perhaps getting some of the sponsors involved would do wonders. They receive shipments all the time right? So, they would know how to ship it with good chances of survival.

If it is shipped from a sponsor, people are going to the sponsors shop. If a sponsor receives it, then people are going to the sponsor! Small fee for handling, and packaging, and done!

flazky
05-14-2010, 05:32 AM
Yoyo! haha I am in Richmond Hill. Man honestly, there are like soo little fellow reefers in the gta. I also must say that aquarium pros are a bunch of tight @$$ses. lawl...seriously I am never going back to that site again.

Nanoized
05-14-2010, 11:26 AM
Yoyo! haha I am in Richmond Hill. Man honestly, there are like soo little fellow reefers in the gta. .

Lots of reefers here in the GTA friend.
We just don't get out to do the big group hug thing ;-)

zenafish
05-14-2010, 04:34 PM
We just don't get out to do the big group hug thing ;-)

Oh come on! Of course we do...ever been to NAFB on a shipment morning? It's hard NOT to be stuck against another person :p

Who says we were fighting over the same piece of coral not sharing our love?? Now give me a hug (AND that piece of acan)...LOL

JonT
05-14-2010, 06:10 PM
Oh come on! Of course we do...ever been to NAFB on a shipment morning? It's hard NOT to be stuck against another person :p

Who says we were fighting over the same piece of coral not sharing our love?? Now give me a hug (AND that piece of acan)...LOL


Well, if that is the case, next shipment day, stop trying to hug with your elbows!!! and that Acan is mine!!!

LOL

Atomikk
05-14-2010, 09:51 PM
And don't foget to support your local frag shops, like us :)

We take care of people like you!

wulfe
05-29-2010, 02:22 AM
Hi people

new to marine, wow its a whole new world uncovered.
Hope there is a lot of people in my area but highly doubt it.
Georgetown so lol.

Any one neat me have frags to sell let me know plz.

Kenzy
06-03-2010, 10:38 PM
Good to see such a strong showing form Ontario.

muck
06-03-2010, 10:40 PM
Welcome to Canreef wulfe!

blkhwk
06-19-2010, 12:45 PM
Just found this site,im from Burlington Ont.,and this is my first venture into salt.I currently have a 46 bow setup.And always looking to add corals to my tank,so if you local lmk what you have thanks Rich..

ksalt
07-15-2010, 09:06 PM
I have done consulting for public aquariums and zoos in the states and have also bred saltwater stingrays and Australian sharks. I tend to be a conservationist at heart and dont believe in feeding fish to other fish as I have never met a fish that cant be switched to frozen foods eventually. Ok maybe 1 or 2 fish:) I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others that may have troubles with keeping specimens as I believe the more you know the better your fish will be. Education is the key. I am excited to see others join in on this forum for Ontario!



By any chance "Were you the manager of (or did you work at)Animalia before it closed?"

vaporize
07-15-2010, 09:52 PM
I own a new store in Peterborough, Ontario and just wanted to jump on and give a 'lil intro about myself and my store.

Welcome, what's your name :)

I read your bio, is Einstein Aquatics the one in Georgia?

Red Fish Blue Fish
07-15-2010, 11:39 PM
Welcome, what's your name :)

I read your bio, is Einstein Aquatics the one in Georgia?

So sorry my name is Sean. Im not affiliated with the Georgia based Einstein Aquatics. Great place I hear:) I didn't find out about that place till 6 months after I registered my name in Ontario. If I would of know I would of chosen a different name:neutral:. Einstein Aquatics is actually my service department. :lol:

I have been meaning to get up to your store..

By any chance "Were you the manager of (or did you work at)Animalia before it closed?"



If you were wondering why it closed you'll have to read my book to find out why.

RULDS2
08-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Paul from Barie and member of MASB

uslanja
09-04-2010, 04:04 PM
Good Day! Dave & Tracy from Ridgeway, ON. New here and looking for saltwater reef stores in Ontario. Anyone have any suggestions for us? We're 2 hours from Toronto and 2 hours from London, so we're up for a drive!

phyto4life
09-05-2010, 02:29 PM
Never been there, but I heard good things about north american fish breeder's.

mark0933
09-05-2010, 06:14 PM
Ridgeway is in the Niagara area right (my wife is from Wainfleet)

Not much point in coming the London way, 3 stores here, a Big Als with no stock, an "Incredibly" overpriced store, and a nice little store, but not a tonne of anything.

Best bet is to make your way along the 403. Stop at Oakville Reef Gallery (and the Oakville BA's across the street, then continue to Mississauge (Reefraft, Aquatic Kingdom, and the Chinese store all within a small area close to the BA's Mississauga.

Next would be NAFB, but that is over closer to the Toronto Zoo, so a little drive, and Sea U Marine in Newmarket.

There are a couple stores in Cambridge area too.

Mark

uslanja
09-06-2010, 02:00 PM
Thanks phyto4life and mark0933! We normally shop in the USA and there are several very nice stores in the Buffalo to Rochester corridor, but we would like to support Canadian vendors if possible. Thanks for the info, that gives us a couple of places to check out and see what they have!

Dave & Tracy

Doug
09-06-2010, 02:53 PM
If you go over our sponsor list, we have several from Ontario, plus most of the best online stores in Canada to order from.

Just thought I would throw that in the mix. :D

meenamjah
09-06-2010, 07:25 PM
hometown is Toronto~~! but stuck in Calgary atm...

phi delt reefer
09-19-2010, 09:23 PM
London, ON. No tank setup yet but I have 95% of the equipment I need. Light is on order from ReefGeek and waiting for a rock/sand shipment from eco-reefer at the end of the month.

I ordered most of my stuff from JL Aquatics which had good prices on everything but Lights. I have my US stuff shipped to the boarder than just go and pick it up (make a day trip out of it with the family). Its about a 45 minute drive to the boarder from my driveway.

I've been recommended to Fadelle Marine in St. Mary's for coral and livestock but i havent had a chance to go for everything is still in their original boxes :sad:

reefermadness
09-20-2010, 04:06 AM
Welcom phi delt reefer. I used to live in London but now Im in Woodstock. I know what you mean about the stores in London. For livestock you will probably be best to make trips to the stores in east gta area. What you will save in $ and get in quality is far better. Stores like Oakville Reef Gallery, Aquatic Kingdom, Reef Raft. Also a little further are North American Fish Breeders and Sea U Marine. Oh and the oakville and mississuaga big als are pretty good for fish.

MrGoodbytes
09-23-2010, 04:32 PM
I'm in London too (sort of north-west end) and wouldn't mind some new LFSs too. Oakville Reef Gallery is the only one I've been to in the GTA since I don't have a car (it's a 10 minute walk from the VIA station :P) but it was full of gorgeous corals and they're quite friendly.

I had no idea there was a LFS in St Mary's.

phi delt reefer
09-23-2010, 04:48 PM
I'm in London too (sort of north-west end) and wouldn't mind some new LFSs too. Oakville Reef Gallery is the only one I've been to in the GTA since I don't have a car (it's a 10 minute walk from the VIA station :P) but it was full of gorgeous corals and they're quite friendly.

I had no idea there was a LFS in St Mary's.


Hey MrGoodbytes! - I am in the North East End (by Sherwood forest mall). My parents live in Oakville as do my kids' godparents so we make the drive every few months. I got some fraternity brothers in Kitchener which have an solid Big Als location though equipment selection is limited.

I placed an order for some lighting equipment with Reefgeek that i will be paying for/having shipped next week. If you need some bulbs (saw you tank thread) place an order with them and have them shipped to the border (look up US Shipping port Huron). I am going across to port huron in a few weeks to pick it up, you can tag along and grab your order if you want as well. THere is a BRS group buy somewhere on this forum as well - you can do the same with them, i have stuff at hte shipping place already waiting from BRS as well :)

cheer:)

MrGoodbytes
09-24-2010, 06:00 PM
Hey phi delt,

I may get in on the group buy if there's time but I have to make sure it's in the budget :P. I do need new lamps though...

Thanks for the offer on the border trip too. Unfortunately, I don't have a passport right now so I don't think I could tag along. Which place do you ship it to in Port Huron? Doesn't BRS already cover brokerage trans-border shipping? Sorry, bit of a n00b when it comes to ordering from the States.

Graeme

phi delt reefer
09-24-2010, 07:44 PM
BRS charges 15% which is the taxes plus some of the brokerage cost (they absorb the rest) - the shipping fees are usually around 20+ dollars on top of that. Shipping to the border is only like 5-10 bucks (slow ground but usually only takes a few days). I just drive over and grab it then bring it back. I did it with a set of $2000 rims for my car. Saved 600 bucks :)

Atomikk
09-24-2010, 10:24 PM
Welcom phi delt reefer. I used to live in London but now Im in Woodstock. I know what you mean about the stores in London. For livestock you will probably be best to make trips to the stores in east gta area. What you will save in $ and get in quality is far better. Stores like Oakville Reef Gallery, Aquatic Kingdom, Reef Raft. Also a little further are North American Fish Breeders and Sea U Marine. Oh and the oakville and mississuaga big als are pretty good for fish.

Don't forget the best online retailer Fragd.it (http://www.fragd.it) ;) If you can't find anything good at those locations in the GTA, or just want frags to start your tank out, we are the best place to start.

phi delt reefer
09-24-2010, 10:44 PM
Don't forget the best online retailer Fragd.it (http://www.fragd.it) ;) If you can't find anything good at those locations in the GTA, or just want frags to start your tank out, we are the best place to start.

you do frag packs? I might have to pick up one to start the tank... once i get the daymn stand built!:mad2:

Atomikk
09-25-2010, 02:50 AM
Absolutely. We are working on designing a few for you all. They will be, for example "Softie #1 with 5-10 frags picked by us", or "SPS #1 with 2 rare, 4 intermediate, and 4 easy corals".

Things like that.

phyto4life
09-25-2010, 01:45 PM
Any online stores that want's to risk getting into really high end zoas and paly's let me know I always have $300 for a few polyps shipped.:wink:

looking for really small frags

sweet ride
10-26-2010, 02:37 AM
another ontario member..... and my first post!!!!!

zion-aquatics
11-15-2010, 04:57 PM
another new ontariotonian here lol, never knew the hobby was so big outwest!

phi delt reefer
11-15-2010, 06:05 PM
another new ontariotonian here lol, never knew the hobby was so big outwest!


they have the money :confused:

wickedfrags
11-15-2010, 07:32 PM
so how did you find the site?

another ontario member..... and my first post!!!!!

sweet ride
11-15-2010, 07:52 PM
so how did you find the site?

From one of the members from another site.

by the way how you doing Dave..... Thanks again for those "frags" they're all doing well in my system!!!!

zion-aquatics
11-15-2010, 08:04 PM
any one in the GTA area have any nice zoas for sale / trade ? its hard to find nice ones here seems like all the nice zoas are in the west

nanochef
11-15-2010, 08:20 PM
also from ontario here and also looking for frags in halton area/ niagara area

Siderjan
11-20-2010, 06:15 AM
Hey Everyone!! New here and from Tillsonburg Ont. "my back still aches when I hear that work...Tillsonburg.." New to the hobby and looking for information.

You can check out my tanks here. http://www.livingreefs.com/custom-build-started-sept-13-2009-present-t29668.html

I didn't know this site exisited, but glad I found it. Tired of getting told sites from the State to buy things. I like to shop local...when they have what I need. :)

mark0933
11-20-2010, 02:50 PM
Welcome aboard, I am from St Thomas, and have been doing marine for 15 years, so if you need a local hand (my parents are from Tillsonburg) just ask.

Mark

Siderjan
11-20-2010, 04:18 PM
Welcome aboard, I am from St Thomas, and have been doing marine for 15 years, so if you need a local hand (my parents are from Tillsonburg) just ask.

Mark

Thanks Mark! I'll keep you in mind if we ever move! LOL. I've always wanted a marine tank but never had a partner that would let me have one until now. As long as my bills are paid she doesn't care what I spend my money on! :biggrin:

reefinthecity
11-27-2010, 11:22 PM
Newest member from Mississauga, come on Ontario lets take this thing over

Neopimp
11-27-2010, 11:52 PM
Woohoo +1 Ontario.... We are only 5000 behind or something

Patty-Brent
01-13-2011, 07:47 PM
Im a newbie on this site but im from Ottawa

wickedfrags
01-14-2011, 01:50 PM
welcome new ontario members, you found a great site!

fury165
01-16-2011, 09:44 PM
Ontario here as well, GTA to be specific. :biggrin:

jd949
01-26-2011, 05:05 PM
Ontario as well. Milton to be exact.

I've never used them but found this site www.incredibleaquarium.com (http://www.incredibleaquarium.com)
They are located in London. Prices seem good on tanks. Big Al's wants $749 (crazy I know) for Biocube 29HQI, they list them on their site for $499 cdn. But Big Al's does do price match I believe, so if you are closer to Big Al's you could always try and get them to match or beat the price.

reefermadness
01-26-2011, 10:24 PM
For a nice custom tank that is reasonable in price...try aquatic kingdom or NAFB.

Being from Milton you should be checking out the stores in the GTA...

shootingstar
01-27-2011, 02:47 PM
Waving hi from Thunder Bay:yo:

vic622
02-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Just a hello from Ottawa ...
Used to be a BC'er but have been in the Capitol since August last year.
Finally got a 75gal reef set up at Christmas & its truckin' along, now!

benzzz
02-20-2011, 03:43 PM
Hello from Thornhill....:biggrin:

ReefSudbury
03-01-2011, 08:06 AM
Sudbury Big Nickel dropping in!

SirJamieson
04-06-2011, 08:23 PM
Hey everyone. Brantford ON here, but I work in Burlington and head to the GTA every once in a while.

Reading through this thread, there have been a lot of good suggestions for LFS stores to check out. I always worry about the smaller stores and tend to stick to the Big Al's, but it sounds like I should be doing the opposite.

I'm setting up a Caribbean reef, and I was hoping to get some yellow-headed jawfish and eventually a cherub angel, and I was a little worried about ordering online and having livestock shipped to Ontario from who knows where.

ReefSudbury
04-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Hey SirJ I wouldnt suggest ordering livestock online. Drive to Toronto with a cooler of newspaper and a couple crack heat packs. As for ordering equipment, thats usually the most affordable option. I order all of my equipment, and I am always satisfied with the products. If you need some suggestions, PM me with a list of stuff and I'll recommend a site that would work

vic622
04-06-2011, 09:50 PM
Hey everyone. Brantford ON here, but I work in Burlington and head to the GTA every once in a while.

Reading through this thread, there have been a lot of good suggestions for LFS stores to check out. I always worry about the smaller stores and tend to stick to the Big Al's, but it sounds like I should be doing the opposite.

I'm setting up a Caribbean reef, and I was hoping to get some yellow-headed jawfish and eventually a cherub angel, and I was a little worried about ordering online and having livestock shipped to Ontario from who knows where.

I wouldn't want to be accused of speaking ill of the big box stores .... however, I've never seen livestock as healthy at them as at almost any of the smaller LFS.

In fact, the healthiest fish have been at the "smaller than the corner store", mom & pop LFS - without exception.

The trick is, it takes a bit of work on your part, you have to ask around & look around to find out who's good & who's not so good - then stick to them like glue! :)

Oh yeah, ordering (livestock) online - I've ordered hardware, inverts & coral & not had any problems. I haven't ordered fish. The thing is you have no idea of their condition & the freight is usually brutal unless you order a lot!
Even when I lived 3hrs from Calgary, I still found it worth it to take a Saturday to go there, do my general shopping, do my fish shopping & maybe visit some friends & come back that night. I could usually do that & spread the gas cost across all the shopping and come out ahead of ordering livestock online + I got to visit the fish stores, ask questions & chose the stock I wanted!

phi delt reefer
04-06-2011, 09:57 PM
you have access to Oakville Reef Gallery in Oakville and Advanced Aquatics in Milton. Both have healthy setups. ORG specializes in corals but can bring in whatever fishes you need. I assume AA can do the same for you

cheers

Vince

ReefSudbury
04-06-2011, 09:58 PM
I wouldn't want to be accused of speaking ill of the big box stores .... however, I've never seen livestock as healthy at them as at almost any of the smaller LFS.

In fact, the healthiest fish have been at the "smaller than the corner store", mom & pop LFS - without exception.

The trick is, it takes a bit of work on your part, you have to ask around & look around to find out who's good & who's not so good - then stick to them like glue! :)

+ 1..... billion.

Ignore the name brand stores. They all have students and people aren't experienced. LFS is "Local Fish Store" so go local

TorontoBound
04-13-2011, 08:32 PM
Toronto Over Here!

DAVE
04-16-2011, 02:00 PM
Hamilton here!

Just got sick of the BS on AP and now I will be a dedicated CanReef member!

Been on this site for only an hour and I already love it!

cinci
04-16-2011, 02:26 PM
welcome! i agree, made the switch years ago.

rayjay
04-25-2011, 04:40 AM
It's too bad one of your first posts had to be such an offensive posting.
I wouldn't have any objection to the mods removing the offensive part of your post.

Thanks for the deletion

Jewel
04-25-2011, 05:18 AM
Guelph here, Yes any help is great, It's tough when you read about someone in Calgary who has some nice rock for sale at a good price.

Jewel
04-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Ya know what you mean about AP And AJ, You know the guy banned me because I forgot to put the foot print of a skimmer I was selling, too funny

phi delt reefer
04-25-2011, 05:39 PM
Guelph here, Yes any help is great, It's tough when you read about someone in Calgary who has some nice rock for sale at a good price.


be ready for constant disappointment. The peeps out west get all the good stuff...:cry:

Jewel
04-25-2011, 05:46 PM
well we have to get more reefers from Ontario on Canreef, But I do think getting your questions answered from anyone is a good thing,

Nanoized
05-12-2011, 11:40 AM
Looks like it will be that way for a few days.

Cal_stir
08-02-2011, 01:50 AM
Cal and Ruth here, reefing from Corunna.

in_flight
08-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Hello from Newmarket, stumbled upon this site this morning when i was trying to figure out why the wickedfrags website wasn't working anymore :D seems he sold his tank early last year...that's what happen's when you take a year break from reefing and only run fowlr, you lose all the tidbits that make this hobby run!

MrsNemo
11-25-2011, 02:07 PM
Hi I just joined this morning pretty new my tank is only a couple of months old I am from Innisfil south of Barrie:lol:

muck
11-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Welcome to Canreef MrsNemo!! :biggrin:

swissgaurd
12-19-2011, 03:38 AM
you can add me to the list.
think ive been a member for a while,not posted much though

vic

staceyd72
12-19-2011, 04:47 AM
Well it's about time you start posting Vic :biggrin:

I hear you have a new project underway, any updates (i.e. start a thread :razz:)?


you can add me to the list.
think ive been a member for a while,not posted much though

vic

Doug
12-19-2011, 02:25 PM
:welcome:


To Canreef guys.

bling_bling466
01-09-2012, 01:09 AM
One more member here hello to everyone. im in southern ontario

Shwabber
01-09-2012, 01:53 PM
Hey Everyone...new to Marine... I'm in London

Gizmoh
05-14-2012, 07:03 PM
Hello hello,

New to the site, 10 years in fish, 3 in marine! Looking forward to learning and helping where I can!

Dieselfool
05-16-2012, 03:17 AM
Hello.
Barrie On here.
Just starting to get my gear together for my 1st. marine tank.
Haven't really post up too much, but have been lurking alot trying to learn as much as possable. Great site.
Al.

wickedfrags
05-16-2012, 01:24 PM
welcome, you found a great site, visit often. friendly, lots of knowledge and lots of activity (members actually post and participate on the board!).

reefermadness
05-16-2012, 02:21 PM
Ontario Rep'n ~!

Atomikk
05-16-2012, 08:00 PM
welcome, you found a great site, visit often. friendly, lots of knowledge and lots of activity (members actually post and participate on the board!).

Exactly. Not like that other Hail Ceasar site. All that guy does is takes sponsors money and puts in in his pocket. The site hasn't improved in 5-6 years.

At least people here add to the community, as they are less scrutinized by the 'elite' users or mods. A ton of people don't post on the other site because they are afraid and/or don't want to be bothered.

kosmo
05-30-2012, 03:35 PM
Capital here.

Originally a Northern Ontario boy that got into reefing while I lived out in Sudbury. Moved up to Ottawa two years back for work, super happy with some of the LFS, which is good because i've got a 6' 150 that needs some setting up.

Anyother Ottawa reefers?

FrenchAchilles
05-30-2012, 06:09 PM
Just a quick Hi form Russell Ontario just outside of Ottawa. This site is my other go to site other than RC. Its a great site. I have just been a lurker for while. Hopefully will have some more post soon as I am hopefully upgrade to a huge tank it all goes well this weekend.

XxreeffreakxX
06-28-2012, 06:41 PM
repping SW ontario the arm pit of ontario... nice to see to se fimiliar names and new names for that matter .. Im new to this forum but have been leeping reef and marine life for several yrs .

Boxboy
08-23-2012, 02:11 AM
Hi everyone on Canreef.

This is my first post on here so I shall introduce myself.

Im Josiah Trickett and have 3+ years experience in the salty world, currently reefing with my Diy 3G pico of 7+ months young. Living in Kingston, Ont makes finding quality reef everything most of the time a little hard but I have made a few fantastic friends and meet amazing people. Lately Ive been involved in a side project while Im attending College for my bachelor's degree in business administration. My project is to build up a small online retail biz that supplies salt loving aquarists with high quality reef lights at great prices with cutomer service everyone deserves. In due time I would like to become a valued member and sponser here with Canreef and help as many people with questions about their reefs as possable. I enjoy helping :) Anyways I hope that your family may accept me into your lives as a positive role model and friend to everone here!

Thanks for reading
Josiah

padrino
08-23-2012, 02:48 AM
Josiah
My sister is moving out there tomorrow to start er masters in chemistry. I will introduce myself when i go visit. Send me a pm with your contact info and I will give you a ring when im in your neck of the woods.
Cheers
Rob

Boxboy
08-23-2012, 02:53 AM
Josiah
My sister is moving out there tomorrow to start er masters in chemistry. I will introduce myself when i go visit. Send me a pm with your contact info and I will give you a ring when im in your neck of the woods.
Cheers
Rob

Hi Rob

That sounds great for your stister and metting up with you some time :)
Your sisters going to Queens? What town are you from Rob?

padrino
08-23-2012, 03:03 AM
Correct. She is attending queens. I currently am living in Barrie Ontario.

jkoot
09-21-2012, 03:31 PM
Exactly. Not like that other Hail Ceasar site. All that guy does is takes sponsors money and puts in in his pocket. The site hasn't improved in 5-6 years.

At least people here add to the community, as they are less scrutinized by the 'elite' users or mods. A ton of people don't post on the other site because they are afraid and/or don't want to be bothered.

Careful,

You may be discovered!!! And obviously get another infraction...or worse....banned!! Dun dun dun..........

I to am browsing around for more "active" boards and are starting to move on.

Jason here from Milton! Joined awhile back but am looking to participate more than the "other site"

>jason

vaporize
09-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Hi everyone on Canreef.

This is my first post on here so I shall introduce myself.

Im Josiah Trickett and have 3+ years experience in the salty world, currently reefing with my Diy 3G pico of 7+ months young. Living in Kingston, Ont makes finding quality reef everything most of the time a little hard but I have made a few fantastic friends and meet amazing people. Lately Ive been involved in a side project while Im attending College for my bachelor's degree in business administration. My project is to build up a small online retail biz that supplies salt loving aquarists with high quality reef lights at great prices with cutomer service everyone deserves. In due time I would like to become a valued member and sponser here with Canreef and help as many people with questions about their reefs as possable. I enjoy helping :) Anyways I hope that your family may accept me into your lives as a positive role model and friend to everone here!

Thanks for reading
Josiah

Becareful if what you wish :) There are already two of those similar LFS operation around your area. But if you can sell it to the student bodies, that's an untapped market on its own :P

Reef Tank Engineer
03-17-2013, 04:32 PM
i live up north in paisley ontario about 3 hours north of toronto

Chief Hill
03-18-2013, 12:01 AM
And 1 from Windsor.
For Ontario people I'm on another forum called the frag tank. Ca
Which is mostly Ontario members much easier for frag swaps, sales of equipment etc.
This forum is great for fast response to questions you have.



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saltdog
03-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Hello I am 56 and live in Georgetown Ontario. I have 40 years experience in tropical fish and have finally decided to take the plunge into saltwater. I will be starting a 125 gallon reef tank build very shortly and hope that you will tag along in my tank journal as I face the challenges and successes that come with this hobby.

Cheers!...Peter

swissgaurd
03-25-2013, 06:08 PM
WELCOME TO THE SALTY WORLD

uniboob
03-27-2013, 03:07 PM
Ontario frag swap? Yep in London Ontario!!!

http://www.londonfragfest.ca

All are welcome.

phi delt reefer
03-27-2013, 06:22 PM
Ontario frag swap? Yep in London Ontario!!!

http://www.londonfragfest.ca

All are welcome.

everyone except Jerry of course :P

liz
03-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Hoping to make it!!
Looks great and kudos to the guys that organized it!

RR37
03-28-2013, 02:17 AM
Yea,

Looks like they did a really good job getting local talent involved !

saltyair
03-28-2013, 11:12 AM
Hey fellow reefers just stumbeled apon this forum - nice to see a Canadian dedication to this addicting hobby.

I have been addicted for 4 years now, I have upgraded from a 75gal to a 180 gallon with 65gal sump and 20 gal refugium. I live in the Kingston area.

Here are some photo's
11046

11047

11048

uniboob
03-31-2013, 12:36 PM
everyone except Jerry of course :P

Who's Jerry. You might be getting me mixed up with unibob, we are different people.

LipmanJ
05-26-2013, 07:10 PM
hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm from just outside of Toronto.
I'm new to saltwater tanks but so far I'm doing good. My end goal is a nice reef tank =).

hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

WildExpressions
05-28-2013, 06:53 PM
Hi, my name is Steve and I'm located in Belleville Ontario. I o/o a couple of aquarium oriented businesses and am always looking to make friends in the hobby.

gerryo
06-20-2013, 01:45 AM
First post on this Board. Hope for a long and enjoyable stay.:lol:

Gerry.

thmh
07-08-2013, 08:25 AM
Toronto here!:D

Poseidons Reef
12-13-2013, 02:13 PM
May as well say hi, most of you know me, same Poseidon as most places, just that 'Poseidon' was taken already ... Grumble grumble lol

Close to Woodstock Ontario here!

thmh
12-13-2013, 03:18 PM
May as well say hi, most of you know me, same Poseidon as most places, just that 'Poseidon' was taken already ... Grumble grumble lol

Close to Woodstock Ontario here!

Oh hello there grumble grumble Brandon !


-Tony

Poseidons Reef
12-13-2013, 03:30 PM
Haha, I wonder if I can petition for that user name if the user that has it isn't active ??????? :)

ReefHero
12-14-2013, 01:51 AM
Hello fellow ontario reefers!! Just seen this thread now....
+1 for London! Well, Lucan,ON technically.
Seen all the love for AP lol....that was the first forum I ever joined....yes even before RC.
Now I waste all my time on that stupid frag tank forum ;)


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Flame Angel
12-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Hi everyone!Here from Brampton and been Reefing for over 20 years.Nice to see site like CA.:lol:

Aquattro
12-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Haha, I wonder if I can petition for that user name if the user that has it isn't active ??????? :)

Sorry, any ID with a posting history has to remain intact. And that ID did log in yesterday, so still active.

loonie
12-25-2013, 04:38 AM
I heard about this site, just join the site, am from Ontario, Mississauga,

AquaticFinatic
01-06-2014, 01:51 AM
Ottawa calling. Any one else still on here from there? :mrgreen:

The Guy
01-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Hey welcome to Canreef, the beauty of this site is, it doesn't matter where you live we are all family here. :typing:

Jarretteagles
02-15-2014, 09:24 PM
From Niagara Falls here seems to be a good site wish I could find more stuff here in ontario for sale

Frankenz Stein
03-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Ottawa calling. Any one else still on here from there? :mrgreen:

Ottawa here

matti2uude
03-03-2014, 03:22 PM
I'm from Toronto.

Marz
03-04-2014, 01:56 AM
O'ville and just getting started...cheers.

moe458
03-27-2014, 07:18 PM
How many are there of us on here ?

Brampton ontario here!! hello everyone

reefermadness
03-28-2014, 01:11 AM
Dont miss the London Ontario FragFest coming in April guys. Ontario's orignal frag swap....Sunday APril 4th

www.londonfragfest.ca

matti2uude
03-28-2014, 01:31 AM
Dont miss the London Ontario FragFest coming in April guys. Ontario's orignal frag swap....Sunday APril 4th

www.londonfragfest.ca


It's actually Sunday April 13, 2014.

reefermadness
03-28-2014, 01:40 AM
I dont know how I screwed that up but ya.....Sunday the 13th 12-4pm

uniboob
03-28-2014, 02:59 AM
Going to be a good day.


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thmh
03-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Going to be a good day.


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Good day indeedy


-Tony

Melonbob
04-12-2014, 03:00 PM
Timmins, ON here. Just starting a new build

wickedfrags
04-13-2014, 11:57 AM
start a new build thread!

Best site in Canada, you will find everything you are looking for here. welcome.

Timmins, ON here. Just starting a new build

twisty
03-19-2015, 09:03 PM
Ottawa Here, Hope my tank is up and running by this time :)

Anybody from ottawa want to carpool?

skyedale
02-21-2016, 01:23 PM
It is so nice to see a Canadian reef site.

I will let my friend know that there is a Canadian Forum site.

I have attached a couple of photos of my tank. I am new so don’t be too hard on me.

element291
09-08-2016, 05:22 PM
Orillia, Ontario here!

Torx
02-07-2017, 01:06 AM
Chatham-Kent Ontario here.

Looking forward to this years London Fragfest