View Full Version : New board freebies~?!
09-14-2004, 1:48 PM
I dont really have much to inform anyone about, but if anyone has any frags/corals they want to trade/sell/give lets start the board out generously! :lol: I dont think I can make it to the meeting, its wayyy out there for me, funny tho, it is right by the other Jersey Mikes i work for (same owner).
On a side note, i picked up a HUGE feather duster from petco today, still in the sunpet bag... another creature rescued from da petco!
09-15-2004, 9:31 PM
Good job rescuing the feather from PETCO. :)
I have a bunch of Xenia and a couple Montipora digita frags if you would like to trade?
09-16-2004, 1:31 AM
I have some small digita frags 4 free. When I 1st joined the ARC every meeting I was coming home with free frags. Not I'm trying to give back.
09-17-2004, 12:07 AM
09-17-2004, 2:01 PM
When did this all happen? I had no idea we had a new way to post! Thank you Sammy! And starting off by giving away frags, what a great club.
I just have finished putting water into my 120 so it is a little soon to take you up, but I have the names written down for future sources. I am looking out for those tanks selling off LiveRock for a while.
09-17-2004, 3:33 PM
reggie - I've got an underpopulated tank that could use some free frags!
I'm new here, and I went to my first ARC meeting the other night. I saw you but didn't get a chance to talk to you. (I saw your picture on TRT thread)
I've been really surprised at how helpful this group of people is! Several people have contacted me regarding frags, so maybe next meeting I'll know a few more faces :)
09-17-2004, 5:05 PM
i could use some 'easy to take care of frags' to ease my way into this i have 2x175 w MH on a 75gl........ so enough light for just about anything i think :shock:
09-17-2004, 5:07 PM
why did the forum just jump into german language
09-17-2004, 6:31 PM
Was est lose kanen sie kien Deutch sprechen? ( my spelling stinks) LOL
09-17-2004, 8:51 PM
Was est lose kanen sie kien Deutch sprechen? ( my spelling stinks) LOL
Da, vey gavareetya po rooskee?
09-29-2004, 6:20 PM
I do not have anything free to give away at the moment. However, I will need to tear down my tanks for winter break in December for a month when school closes, and anyone who is willing to "take care," of some of my corals can keep many of them. There are a few I am particularly fond of and would like to keep, but even those I would frag. Also, I have a mantis shrimp that I am keeping as a pet in his own 2.5g, but he will surely outgrow it soon, so I will be looking for someone who might consider actually keeping one of these things.
10-08-2004, 10:20 AM
We have an enormous Kenya tree coral that we recently fragged with beautiful results - looking to frag it again soon if anyone is looking. Our green five-star polyps are also spreading like wildfire. We'd love some xenia, frogspawn or ricordia, and pink five-star polyps would be nice, too. I'm especially hunting frags for my 5 gallon because right now we're just propgating from both tanks and switching out as needed.
Darold, how long will you be gone for winter break? We might be willing to babysit your corals depending on what you've got - we still have a pretty good amount of room in our 55. We may go out of town for a few days ourselves but our LFS always maintains our tanks perfectly while we're gone.
10-08-2004, 10:55 AM
Wow, it would be awesome if you would be willing to coral-sit for me. I have some Xenia and Ricordia that would be great for your 5 gallon. By the end of the break, it should be large enough for a very nice frag, or you can just keep the whole thing.
Which LFS watches your tanks? Do they come to your house? This is really cool.
10-08-2004, 12:43 PM
Well, just let me know if you'd like us to coral-sit for you!
I live in Canton, so our closest LFS is Imagine Ocean on 140. We actually bought our first aquarium from another pet store on a whim about 9 months ago, and had NO idea what we were doing. We found Imagine Ocean on our quest for live sand, and they have been so helpful in getting us started and teaching us what we need to know beyond the basics. Now all of our tanks are thriving and we're even propogating our own corals.
They do maintenance on our tanks while we're gone for about $65 an hour. They come to our house every couple of days to feed and to top off or do a water change if necessary. Having an experienced hobbyist with immediate access to anything they would possibly need check up on our tanks is much more comforting than asking a friend with little or no knowledge to do the job. With three tanks, it's well worth the small cost to know that our babies are doing well!
If you're interested in having someone maintain your tanks for you over an extended period (we were last gone for 10 days), my suggestion would be to fully clean your tanks, do a water change, and feed the day before you leave / the day you leave. Then all you'll need is to have someone feed, check on the livestock, and top off if necessary. Water changes can usually wait until you return unless there is a huge problem, in which case an LFS can access whatever medications/supplies they need in case of an emergency. Since you're down near Emory, you might try calling the store down in Buckhead and seeing what their prices are for maintenance. Most LFS will send their techs anywhere in the metro area, so if you have a favorite, try to go with them, but keep in mind they will probably charge you for travel time.
Keep in touch!
10-08-2004, 2:03 PM
Thank you for the advice. I will be gone for 3-5 days this weekend. I am glad you mentioned cleaning the tanks, I would have forgot about that. I am asking my roomate to check for topoff levels while I am gone. I have a very easy system setup for topoff, but since it drips and is not automatic, I will need him to make sure the water levels do not get too low or high. I was also considering rasing the levels to slightly higher than usual, so that for the several days evaporation, they would not get too low. That way he would only need to "top off" once, but it would have to be done slowly. I am undecided which one is less complicated. I live in an apartment, and am not sure if they would "buzz in" a stranger to look at my against code tanks, so I might wait until my next housing to get a professional to look after them. Can a shrimps and a small Pseudochromis go 3 days without eating? I am afraid of over feeding, so if I asked my roomate to feed the fish, it would be pre-made samples.
And most importantly: Thank you for being willing to look after my tank. It is such a nice surprise to have a stranger offer to do this. I appreciate it, and hope to show my appreciation by sharing any of the livestock I have. I have some nice mushrooms, colorfull zoo's, GSP, and pulsing xenia that will be in perfect shape to be fragged by the time comes for me to come back from my trip home. I will also pay for water changes and provide my own food as well. Any other costs that might arise will also be taken care of.
This is greatly appreciated, and if there is anything I can do to return the favor one day, please let me know.
Also, how far is canton from downtown atlanta?
10-08-2004, 2:37 PM
I think it's a good idea to fill the tank a little above its normal levels before you leave. Your livestock should be fine for three days without food, but if you're concerned I would make sure you leave food in premeasured quantities, because even the best intentioned friend can overfeed and cause your parameters to get out of whack. I wouldn't be too worried about professional maintenance unless you plan on being gone for a week or more as long as you have someone to check in on your tanks. It might be helpful to leave the number of your LFS in case of emergency, and if you're comfortable teaching your friend how to test the water you might consider doing that for any periods where you'll be gone for 4 or more days. We test our water every two days, right before we feed, and it helps us bring any potential problems under control immediately.
Thanks for the frag offer - I'd love to take you up on that. I can't wait to start fragging our best corals on a more regualr basis.
Canton is about 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta, a straight shot down 575 to 75, then to downtown gets you there pretty fast. If you want, when you're ready to break your tanks down, we could meet up halfway or you're welcome to come check out the place where your livestock will possibly be housed.
10-08-2004, 2:46 PM
I will be inconveniencing you enough, I can't imagine asking you to travel out of the way to help me out. Also, I would love to see your tanks for the sake of seeing them anyway. I figured it would be longer.
11-11-2004, 3:41 AM
Also, I have a mantis shrimp that I am keeping as a pet in his own 2.5g, but he will surely outgrow it soon, so I will be looking for someone who might consider actually keeping one of these things.
I have been thinking of setting up a Mantis tank for some time now. If it needs a home I will be happy to take it.
11-22-2004, 5:00 PM
Hey Darold, I have an empty tank that is ready for some coral. If you need anyone to watch them let me know. I am in Woodstock. I don't know how much you have but I have a 55 gallone that has more room and I just finished my 25 gallon in my upsatirs office. If you want to drop some off. email me.
01-04-2005, 6:56 PM
bak on topic, usualy all you have to do to get some freebie frags is show up at a meeting, and the neext meeting with Carlson should be a great opportunity for you to get some nice stuff.
I usually bring a few things for a crowd to the meetings, depending on what your tank conditions are, you should be able to find something.