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chris121277
11-20-2011, 02:12 AM
Hi guys, just wondering if there is anyone else from the west Kootenays on here....Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Fruitvale, Salmo?

Would be great to have some guys to trade frags with :wink:

Otardifus
04-13-2012, 04:33 AM
Hey Chris,
Its Marc out here in Salmo. I am still going in the hobby I have a 125g salt now with a 55g both on 30g sump.

I bought sum coral glued to a piece of live rock at the store in nelson and I was wondering if it came from your tank ?

I still need lots of equipment for my 125 but its coming along nicely.

I hope your tank is stunning as always!

hope to meet you one day soon.
I wanna buy more coral soon too!

have a nice day
Marc

spawn
04-13-2012, 04:57 AM
do you know phat in salmo?

Otardifus
04-13-2012, 06:07 AM
no I do not

chris121277
04-13-2012, 02:35 PM
Hey Chris,
Its Marc out here in Salmo. I am still going in the hobby I have a 125g salt now with a 55g both on 30g sump.

I bought sum coral glued to a piece of live rock at the store in nelson and I was wondering if it came from your tank ?

I still need lots of equipment for my 125 but its coming along nicely.

I hope your tank is stunning as always!

hope to meet you one day soon.
I wanna buy more coral soon too!

have a nice day
Marc

Hi Marc,

I'd say if you bought coral from B&D in Trail then there would be a good possibility that it came out of my tank.....but not Nelson, I think he was getting his from Golds in Calgary.

What was it?

Chris

Otardifus
04-13-2012, 03:21 PM
hey Chris
There was sum xenea ( i melted ) sum brain, a chalice and sum mushrooms. They are doing good
B&D in trail I have never bin there but I hear good things.
I was told the stuff I got came from a guy with a 90 gal but I guess its not you.
do you think I should feed the brain and chalice at night or ...?
Marc

chris121277
04-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Well......I if you do feed your LPS, I'd do it at night....but not very often.....for the most part fish poop should be enough. I only target feed mine once every 2 weeks or so.

cblair
05-31-2012, 04:02 AM
Hey guys just thought i would introduce myself. I live in nelson and have been reef keeping for quite a few years. At the moment i am between tanks until i can get my basement finshed as we just moved into a new house. I do have a small tank i have been thinking about setting up as an sps nano. I didnt think there was many of us in the west kootenays so its good to see there are a few.

chris121277
05-31-2012, 04:45 AM
Glad to hear that there is still a few of us around :biggrin:

I've contemplated doing a nano my self.....would be kind neat to have a little piece of the ocean on my desk.


After you basement is done what do you plan on setting up?

cblair
05-31-2012, 05:13 AM
well still a ways off yet but im trying to decide whether i want a cube or standard size 120g. if i go cube i would like to go 150g. Beautiful tank by the way, looks amazing

chris121277
05-31-2012, 02:46 PM
Thanx Man.....that thread is over a year old now, it is really starting to fill in now.

cblair
06-01-2012, 12:24 AM
i bet it looks great :biggrin: what do you use to maintain your calcium and alk. My last tank i used a calcium reactor worked great. with the smaller tank i think i will be using b-ionic 2 part...save the reactor for the big one

chris121277
06-01-2012, 03:27 AM
Currently I'm dosing 2 part 120ml's per day by hand....but I'm seriously looking into a dosing pump.... threw the summer months we camp alot, darn near every week end......so needless to say I spend all week trying to play catch up :rolleyes:

Just have to get it by the Miss's and well.....if I can squeek it buy her I'd like to get my hands on MP40es as well....but I'm sorta thinking I might be sleeping on the couch if I tried for both at the same time :wink:

cblair
06-01-2012, 06:16 AM
hahaha i definatley hear you on that. Thats the problem with this hobby... it always seems like there is somthing else to buy. i am also looking into the mp10 for the nano, might be a little overkill for a small tank but my experience with sps, they love flow. the mp40 should be an awesome addition to your tank.

robzilla
01-13-2013, 09:40 PM
got a bucket and 1/4 of instant ocean, that i'm looking to sell. anybody interested?
chris, do you have pepe's email? or id on canreef?

robzilla
01-19-2013, 11:47 PM
salt is gone. got a few test kits if someone is interested...cheap :)

freddy
01-21-2013, 12:51 AM
Just wondering where the store in nelson is the wife goes to nelson about once a month.

chris121277
01-21-2013, 02:34 AM
It's gone man.....they moved to Grandforks

freddy
01-21-2013, 03:39 AM
Too bad,was at fish and gecko in cranbrook on saturday,had a bit of stuff,some nice small tangs,softies,his store is coming along nicley,it is in the tammarack mall now,picked up a chunck of live rock and some snails.He is getting in a large order at the end of the month.

seasmurf
02-07-2013, 10:22 PM
Hi, I'm in Creston, I moved here from Calgary. In that, I had to sell my 180 reef tank. But I kept all my sand and rock (all dead now).

I've been looking everywhere (even Petco) for a new tank to start. I've decided to go back to Bow Valley Aquariums in Calgary. I can get a drilled 250, with an 80 gall sump, and metal stand for 1200... and that includes shipping! To Creston!

So, you know, just checking out where to get started with supplies, and, well, I'm so close to Cour de lane, ID, I'm thinking of starting there. Its all about salt. I'm going to start out cheap while I wait forEVER for the tank to cycle. But my fave is "Saline" by SEACHEM.

Anyways, is anyone around here selling anything... I might be interested in a couple months....

freddy
02-07-2013, 10:53 PM
Hey how is it going,I live in west creston,just started my 46 bowfront 4 weeks ago,do have a 75 gallon,stand and 6 bulb aquaticlife t5 fixture,they are practically brand new,that I might sell.
have a variety of bulbs for the fixture.

freddy
02-07-2013, 10:55 PM
Going to coured'laine on monday with the family,going to check out saltwater emporium at the silverlake mall.

robzilla
02-09-2013, 10:55 PM
welcome to the kootenays!!

seasmurf
02-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Thanks for the welcome! I'm such a fish head!

chris121277
02-09-2013, 11:06 PM
welcome to the kootenays!!

+1

Peppie is setting up some tank's at his salon here (Castlegar) soon, the plan is to start a little side business selling Frags and maybe some fishies.

Sounds like he may be up and running in a few months :wink:

freddy
02-09-2013, 11:25 PM
Let us know when he does Chris,just went and got around 45 pounds of live rock from bill,my tank is around 75% live rock,couldn't pass it up it was free:mrgreen:

chris121277
02-10-2013, 12:08 AM
Good deal there man can't argue with free, is he shutting down or something?

freddy
02-10-2013, 12:31 AM
No he is taking out all his rock and doing an artificial reef from the company instant reef in the states,he works at the mines so his trying too simplify things,can't wait till monday going to get my first fish,probably a pair of oc clowns.

cblair
03-18-2013, 07:52 AM
That would be amazing if peppie started selling some frags and possibly fish. Would be very nice to have someone local to pick up some livestock. Definitely let us know if and when this happens :biggrin:

chris121277
03-18-2013, 03:40 PM
Sounds like it is a for sure thing, he's going to Texas for a few weeks the end month, but said when he gets back he going to get putting everything together.

He's putting in a 8' 225 gal display, and several smaller tanks for live stalk

Otardifus
03-18-2013, 05:14 PM
No way a local store that would be sweet. where would it be in fruitvale or trail or nelson or ... I would love a local store that had good stuff.
stores in castelgar are kinda lame

chris121277
03-19-2013, 04:03 PM
No way a local store that would be sweet. where would it be in fruitvale or trail or nelson or ... I would love a local store that had good stuff.
stores in castelgar are kinda lame


In castlegar, he's going to run it as a side business out of his hair salon "Peppi's hot hair"

If you think about it....it's actually a great idea....as LFS's in our area usually fail do to not enough reefers supporting them :wink:

Otardifus
03-19-2013, 08:47 PM
Cool it will be the third store in catelgar but the other two have very little salt water stuff. we really need a saltwater store a true fish shop!
Well I am looking forward to it and I need a hair cut.
Maybe he will offer a free hair cut with all coral purchase over 150$ LOL

freddy
03-19-2013, 09:56 PM
I'm in.

cblair
03-20-2013, 03:01 AM
Haha I'm in too, this may add to his hair styling clientele :lol: