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The Grizz
12-05-2009, 07:50 AM
Hey all Red Deer & area reefer's let's here form you. Would like to know how many of us are there on here.

the marine apprentice
12-05-2009, 11:07 AM
hey greg hows the 155 goin?
i wouldnt mind seein who is all on here from red deer as well. ive met a small handful of us so far but i know there are lots more

bauder1986
12-05-2009, 11:42 AM
yep i live in red deer.

Ian
12-05-2009, 04:53 PM
Don't live in red deer but certainly in the area

rzadun
12-05-2009, 05:08 PM
I have been in Salt water for over 25 years. Red Deer and area has more salt water tanks every year

fencer
12-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Sorry to hijack the thread....Why don't you guys come to Store Tours on Sunday

ponokareefer
12-05-2009, 07:01 PM
I'm from Ponoka, which is pretty close.

seahorsestarter
12-05-2009, 07:39 PM
im from lacombe

Navigator
12-05-2009, 08:33 PM
I'm in Red Deer, but I'm not a reefer yet - I only own 90 gallons of salt water and 60 lbs of live rock. ;) It is the plan though!

The Grizz
12-05-2009, 09:08 PM
I'm in Red Deer, but I'm not a reefer yet - I only own 90 gallons of salt water and 60 lbs of live rock. ;) It is the plan though!
That's were you start. I started by buying a used complete system. Now I Have a 155 Bow Front, picking up a 75 corner (new pred tank) and 45 hex (seahorse tank) tommorow. Also have a 15 gal hex, 2 - 30 gal, 40 gal tall hex, 64 gal, 55 gal FW and a 125 gal FW. Got to sell the 40 tall & 65 gal (both empty)and atleast one or both 30 gal (temp tanks for preds) just to many tanks.

The Grizz
12-05-2009, 09:10 PM
Sorry to hijack the thread....Why don't you guys come to Store Tours on Sunday
All cool, coming to Edmonton tomorrow but not sure if I will have time to join in the tour but hope to stop and Blue Water & Aquarium Illusions. What are some of the store on the tour?

sleschwin
12-05-2009, 11:45 PM
Were in Sylvan...constantly looking for new corals to trade!

Seafan
12-06-2009, 01:27 AM
New in March to Lacombe County from the Okanagan, newish to Canreef as well.

The Grizz
12-06-2009, 02:24 AM
Nice to see there is so many of us. I don't live right in Red Deer but located East of Blackfalds on an acreage.

MMAX
12-06-2009, 03:01 PM
Innisfail here.

The Grizz
12-10-2009, 12:58 AM
Any other's for Red Deer area that have not chimed in yet?

Slick Fork
12-10-2009, 01:11 AM
Bout a half hour SW outside of Spruce View

The Grizz
12-10-2009, 05:15 AM
Slick Fork I here you have a wicked set-up and coral. Hopefully the next time you are selling some frag's I will be able to get something from you.

dillia31
12-17-2009, 03:46 AM
I am in red deer started up with salt way back when red deers PETLAND brought them in, kept fish only tanks for yrs wipe out a few tanks stupidly real stupidly :(
right now i have a 20 g mini reef ( starting reefing 1 yr now :O) )
and a 20 gal fish only tank,
had 48/50 gallon, salt water ,34tall gave them away ,some of them with fish in them (when i got sick they thought it was cancer but ofter two biopsy they figure its just my NF :) I miss my tanks , (now that I am feeling better) hoping one day to get another 48/50 gallon and turn it into a salty pred tank and mabey another 30 gallon tank
been keeping fishes, freshwater since I was just a kid in rocky mountain house
lol sorry for rambling
and very happy to be here and getting lots of info

Snufflupagus
12-17-2009, 06:41 PM
In Red Deer also. 96gal reef tank.

Trocar61
01-08-2010, 02:33 AM
Have A 90 gallon reef.
And 35 reef tank.
All still fairly new.

The Grizz
01-08-2010, 05:54 AM
Welcome aboard Trocar61

Trocar61
01-09-2010, 02:39 AM
Hey thanks, looking forward to meeting a lot of you guys seeing all the different systems. think it will be very cool.

The Grizz
02-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Anyone else new?

the marine apprentice
02-24-2010, 08:31 PM
i know of a few more that are on here but not pipeing up haha. and i also know quite a few that are not on canreef but have some really nice tanks

des_merc
03-09-2010, 01:49 AM
never noticed the post.

see signature for stock

bauder1986
03-19-2010, 11:17 AM
Bump for the latest ones in red deer

karnivor
05-30-2010, 06:39 PM
New salty here in Ponoka with a 75 gallon

claymax
06-15-2010, 08:04 AM
got bored of fresh water, trying reef. got the tank,(72 g bowfront) need LR LS, and a skimmer, but most of all ADVICE/INFORMATION, so i don't end up wasting my time and money

The Grizz
06-16-2010, 01:06 AM
Well don't waste your time and money at the LFS here in Red Deer, price's are to high, stock quality is low and the knowledge is non-existent.

If you are in Calgary you need to go to RED CORAL, Kevin & Doug are the bomb, Gold's, Ocean City and Wei's are great to in my opinion.

As for Edmonton, BLUE WATER is my favorite place but have not been to the new one Aquagiant yet.

There are also some GREAT online shop's as well, The Reef Shoppe (Kelly) AWESOME, J&L and Coral Master's just to name a few.

claymax
06-16-2010, 05:56 AM
what about reactors, and lighting, i feel like i know the least about these things

The Grizz
06-16-2010, 06:02 AM
check out my build thread on my 8' 165 gal tank and see what I did. See if you are looking for the same kind of reef it might help.

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60533

Then we will talk to see what you figure you want to do.

ponokareefer
06-16-2010, 06:02 AM
what about reactors, and lighting, i feel like i know the least about these things

Lighting really depends on what you want to keep. I would look at what you really want for you tank, and build around that. What are you most interested in keeping?

claymax
06-16-2010, 06:37 AM
well, i not really too picky at the moment, so i think i should start with the easy stuff, i dont really know what corals are easy so feel free to suggest, but for live stock, i want diversity, shrimp, crab, maybe lobster? and course, a pair of clown fish, powder blue tangs and some damsel fish.......?

The Grizz
06-16-2010, 02:49 PM
Watch out for Damsels they can be very aggressive if you want a community tank, the best fish for that would be clowns, regal tang, yellow tang, chromis's, blennies and gogy's. There are other's that are good to but can't think at the moment.

ponokareefer
06-16-2010, 04:12 PM
Depending on the crab, but if they get hungry enough, they are known to eat anything. A lobster will eat fish, so if you are looking at getting one, it would be better to get a tank specifically for them. Damsel's can turn into wholly terrors in a hurry, so unless you are getting very aggressive fish to go in with it, you might want to pass on them. Powder blue tangs like to swim, a lot, as most tangs do. A 75 gallon is going to be pretty hard on them. The tangs in the family of the Zebrasoma(yellow tang is an example) or Ctenochaetus would be a much better choice for a 75 gallon system.
As for corals, some easy corals that won't require a lot of light are mushrooms, leathers, paly's, xenia, green star polyps, toadstools, or kenya trees to name a few.

Ian
06-16-2010, 05:51 PM
fora community tank jawfish are nice and a pistol shrimp/goby pair can be a lot of fun to watch as well.

claymax
06-17-2010, 03:21 AM
how many fish am i going to be able to keep in my 72 gallon if i had round 70 lbs of live rock? and what about dragonfish? what should my salinity be at? can i measure this with a gravity hydrometer? if i get LR from an established aquarium, and throw it in there quick will there be die off? is there any point in buying live sand out of a bag? the trace elements are helpful, and which ones are hurtful? im pretty set on regal tangs, and a pair of clowns, maybe some yellow tangs, what kind of price do these usually go for? what is the best way to introduce new fish to an established tank, i know i know alot of questions

ponokareefer
06-17-2010, 05:20 AM
how many fish am i going to be able to keep in my 72 gallon if i had round 70 lbs of live rock? and what about dragonfish? what should my salinity be at? can i measure this with a gravity hydrometer? if i get LR from an established aquarium, and throw it in there quick will there be die off? is there any point in buying live sand out of a bag? the trace elements are helpful, and which ones are hurtful? im pretty set on regal tangs, and a pair of clowns, maybe some yellow tangs, what kind of price do these usually go for? what is the best way to introduce new fish to an established tank, i know i know alot of questions

1. depending on the fish you get, you could get more small ones, or a few larger fish
2. I don't know a lot about dragonfish
3. natural salt water is at 1.26. Some people deviate from that.
4. You can use a gravity hydrometer, but they can be known to be quite inaccurate. A refractometer is a much better way to go.
5. there will be some die off, but it is still your best bet.
6. this is a debatable one about sand.
7. a regal tang in that size of tank will start to pace due to the lack of space over time and then you will need to get it to a larger set up. clowns are usually good. what kind are you considering? Some can get very mean. I saw a tomato clown in a tank with a lionfish beat up the lionfish. If you are considering getting more than one tang, make sure you do it all at the same time to lessen the fighting. Prices vary quite a bit, depending on the retailer, or if from a fellow canreefer.
8. It is best to first quarantine new fish so that if they have a disease, all the fish in your tank don't get it. When you are adding a new fish to a tank, you first float the bag in the tank to equalize the temperature, then it is best to drip water in over at least an hour.

Slick Fork
06-17-2010, 11:45 PM
I'd stay away from ALL tangs in a tank that small.

MMAX
06-18-2010, 02:17 PM
Sounds like you should get yourself a few good SW/reefkeeping books and do your homework before jumping in.

claymax
06-19-2010, 05:27 AM
sounds like you could be a little more helpful mr max

The Grizz
06-19-2010, 05:35 AM
I do agree with MMAX it is always best to do a bit of research online as people have so many different opinions. And with so many questions you will get several difference answers. I have about 1/2 dozen books and about 50 bookmarked sites on all sorts of issues and have only had SW for less then a yr.

MMAX
06-19-2010, 02:10 PM
sounds like you could be a little more helpful mr max

Thought I was being helpful. Didn't mean to sound offensive but with all your questions you really need to do a bunch of research before starting. There are plenty of good sites on line and lots of helpful books where you'll find the answers to your questions. All I'm saying is take it slow.

claymax
06-20-2010, 04:27 AM
links please, no worries guys

The Grizz
06-20-2010, 07:15 PM
If you want you and I could get together out at my place and discuss what plan's you are thinking about. I live 10 min's east of Balckfalds. This might help a bit. PM me, I will send my # if you are interested.

claymax
06-21-2010, 07:14 AM
lets just keep it to can reef for now. good news though i ot some live rock, not enough though just 28 pounds, currently going through the curing process. and i got a skimmer, sea clone 100, i was wondering just how much water turbulence i would need, i have 2 powerheads, and 2 aquaclears, 70 and 110, not running any media in them though cause of the whole trapping of the debris and whatnot.

thoughts?

Seafan
06-21-2010, 02:59 PM
Hi claymax, Sorry but you may want to rethink using the seaclone. If you google it you will see the are considered a bit of a joke, hence their nickname of seaclown. When you are more fully set up with a quarantine tank and such you may be able to use it on a small tank, but not very efficient on most tanks. Don't feel bad, alot of people have made this mistake, I did 5 years ago. I use it now on my 30 gallon quarantine and it struggles on that. Keep your eyes on the board and you can find awesome deals, I did on a great euroreef. As for flow, it all depends on what you will eventually keep for corals, anwhere from 10 times tank turnover to way way more. The worst is to have dead zones of flow.

The Grizz
06-22-2010, 01:47 AM
I have a SeaClone on my 65 hex pred tank in the sump and it does not bad, they work best on tanks with a small bio load or as Seafan said small QT. The Marine Apprentice has my other one on his nano tank and it is kicking ass, they are very finicky and need constant adjustment and cleaning.

What are you planning with the Aqua Clears? Main filtration? If you are not going with a sump then I would suggest using a Rena XP2 or XP3 canister filter for main filtration loaded with Carbon and PhosSorb and ceramic cube's.

Hey SEAFAN nice to see you on hear again neighbor, are you still in the same place

Seafan
06-22-2010, 04:11 AM
Hey Grizz, you betcha we're still neighbors. I see that build of yours has come together beautifully. I've noticed you've picked up some really nice pieces lately, let us know when you might want to part with a few, or have some frags up for sale :mrgreen: Just buggin, congrats on your tank!

claymax
06-22-2010, 07:30 AM
the aqua clears are just being used for flow right now, im looking for some higher end equipment like you suggested

claymax
07-03-2010, 04:26 AM
hey guys, do you NEED VHO to grow sps corals or will others do? ive been doing some reading and it was giving me that impression

The Grizz
07-03-2010, 10:03 PM
T5 HO or Metal Halide or a combo of both it what I have seen on a lot of the amazing tanks that I have seen so far.

I have a few things that I will not be using anymore in the way of canister filter's, UV sterilizer's and a sump if you are interested.

claymax
07-05-2010, 02:11 AM
ya a canister filter would be awesome, what kind is it?

The Grizz
07-07-2010, 01:58 AM
I have a Rena XP2 with Rena Smart heater, just need new hose to custom fit to any tank (Home Depot) and a Fluval 305 (complete). Both need new media and are only about 8 months old but only used for about 6 months.

claymax
07-07-2010, 02:47 AM
which one do you recommend for my 72?

PM me for price details

The Grizz
07-07-2010, 03:37 AM
PM on the way

claymax
07-07-2010, 04:40 AM
are uv sterilizers a must? or can you just watch your bio-load and how much you feed. or is green water a common issue

The Grizz
07-07-2010, 04:47 AM
I had an algea bloom when i first started my 65, put in a 9w uv. It helped to reduce and control it. You will get many opinions on this issue, I will always have one on hand just in case just my 2 cents.

claymax
07-07-2010, 04:58 AM
good to know.

othicx
07-25-2010, 05:56 AM
hey I'm in Red Deer, new to this forum and new to saltwater. I've been keeping freshwater for a few years now and I'm now wanting to start a saltwater tank. I recently purchased a 220 gallon tank and I'm wanting help/advice on setting up filtration like sumps or canisters. Anyway any help you can offer would be great :)

brettm3535
11-06-2010, 01:30 AM
Sorry I know last post was in July but im new to Canreef, and I thought I would join in. Im in Lacombe. Good to see people so close:mrgreen:

The Grizz
11-06-2010, 04:41 AM
Sorry I know last post was in July but im new to Canreef, and I thought I would join in. Im in Lacombe. Good to see people so close:mrgreen:

No worries here, welcome aboard the CRAZY TRAIN of salt. What do you have for tanks?

Seafan
11-06-2010, 04:49 AM
No worries here, welcome aboard the CRAZY TRAIN of salt. What do you have for tanks?

:biggrin: +1, welcome!

dunl
11-07-2010, 04:39 PM
Hi all,

New to this particular forum, but not to this area or fish. Been out of the game for a few years...last time I was around there only seemed to be 4 or so of us in the area.

It'll be good to have some contacts that are local.

Coventina
01-26-2011, 12:01 AM
Hello, I am new to canreef and wanting some mentors. I m in Rocky Mountain House.

Seafan
01-26-2011, 12:32 AM
Hi, Welcome to canreef :biggrin:

The Grizz
01-26-2011, 12:50 AM
Hey there welcome aboard ( another victim of the dark side ) :lol:

the marine apprentice
01-26-2011, 02:03 AM
whahahahaha we are slowly populating

othicx
01-26-2011, 02:11 AM
Welcome, hope we can help out as much as possible

JaiWiz
03-30-2011, 08:26 AM
Ahoy hoy fellow reefheads got 2 years of saltwater under thee ole belt. Its nice to see theres a bit of a community for us in central alberta

Neesmo
03-30-2011, 05:49 PM
Hi all, Im new here but I've been lurking for a little while. The girlfriend and I live in Blackfalds and currently have the FW tank count down to 5 running right now. I have been slowly researching and buying parts for a 30-50 gallon SW setup for when we move into red deer in the coming months. This site so far has been very helpful and hope to learn much more!

The Grizz
03-30-2011, 06:13 PM
Ahoy hoy fellow reefheads got 2 years of saltwater under thee ole belt. Its nice to see theres a bit of a community for us in central alberta

Hi all, Im new here but I've been lurking for a little while. The girlfriend and I live in Blackfalds and currently have the FW tank count down to 5 running right now. I have been slowly researching and buying parts for a 30-50 gallon SW setup for when we move into red deer in the coming months. This site so far has been very helpful and hope to learn much more!

Welcome aboard you too, nice to see some more of us popping up.

brettm3535
05-08-2011, 04:13 PM
I am in Lacombe as well!!!!

rambug
06-18-2011, 10:17 PM
Blackfalds here

darrin41
06-14-2012, 04:49 AM
I am a new reefer from rocky mountain house . Also have a couple bigger fish would like to sell

The Grizz
06-14-2012, 05:48 AM
Welcome aboard all!!

darrin41 - Post your fish for sale in the livestock section of the buy and sell, remember to always include a price and a picture as well.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

MMAX
06-17-2012, 10:13 PM
I am a new reefer from rocky mountain house . Also have a couple bigger fish would like to sell

What do you have for sale?

darrin41
06-17-2012, 10:18 PM
I have a 6 inch regal tang 40.00 and a five inch yellow tang 35

Ultimatom
07-25-2012, 12:35 AM
hey Ive just set up my 1st tank ever. Today is day 2. Got the live rock in yesterday im putting the sand tonight. Anyone here can hook me up with some cheto (macro algue) by any chance:lol:?

Llamarama
07-22-2013, 06:38 AM
Hey dudes! Long time no see! Missed you all! Guess what, u just bought a house so I can finally start setting up again!! Hooray!

reef_rookie
07-22-2013, 03:54 PM
I also live in the Red Deer area now, Sylvan lake to be exact.

The Grizz
07-22-2013, 06:04 PM
Hey dudes! Long time no see! Missed you all! Guess what, u just bought a house so I can finally start setting up again!! Hooray!

I also live in the Red Deer area now, Sylvan lake to be exact.
:bananahuge:

Ultimatom
07-22-2013, 09:12 PM
hey there, i am moving out of red deer and shutting down my tank if you're looking for live rock , live sand , livestock,cheato etc let me know

The Grizz
07-22-2013, 10:05 PM
Sad to see you shut down. Post a FS thread so we all can see what your selling off.


Stay clear..... this Bear bites off limbs!!

Ultimatom
07-22-2013, 10:21 PM
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=98654

i just notice there's no full lenght picture of the tank on the kijiji ad