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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Parting Out 90G, ecotech, corals, fish etc.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10
Author: Skylerpax
Subject: Parting Out 90G, ecotech, corals, fish etc.
Posted: February 21 2017 at 5:10pm

Bumping and moving on to parting it out since I haven't gotten too much interest. I updated the listing to include the fish and coral now.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 90 gal Driftwood w/ Ecotech pro lights and pump

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10
Author: Skylerpax
Subject: 90 gal Driftwood w/ Ecotech pro lights and pump
Posted: February 21 2017 at 5:10pm

Bumping and moving on to parting it out since I haven't gotten too much interest. I updated the listing to include the fish and coral now.
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General Discussion : Banned from Fish-4-U

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:41
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Banned from Fish-4-U
Posted: February 21 2017 at 4:41pm

I think it's important that we can discuss issues on this board and I thinks it's OK to have differences in opinion. I don't even mind letting these things ride out on here so that our members have a voice. Let's just keep our voice civil and respectful. I'm not saying its not so far but let's not walk the fine line.
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General Discussion : Banned from Fish-4-U

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:24
Author: scfurse77
Subject: Banned from Fish-4-U
Posted: February 21 2017 at 4:24pm

I have to agree with Marcoss. I think it's a little "fishy" that you talk about how much you support the local fish stores around here and hope they succeed and then someone will post something like "Anyone know where i can buy a reactor here locally?" and your reply would be. "Well since i've been in this hobby for 43 1/2 years i can build you one for $3.65. How is this helping or supporting any LFS??? This is an every day occurrence with you. For the newbie in the hobby it would seem like you were actually trying to help them out and save them money but in reality it's all for you're own benefit and it sickens me. 
There is an obvious trend here and you have offended a lot of people including myself on more than one occasion. I appreciate you opening up this door for everyone to express thoughts on this matter. You should rename the thread to: (Let's all bash Mark). You brought this all on yourself. Who goes to a LFS and hands out cards for a fish club? Obviously you had ulterior motives here. And to be honest i'm surprised that this club (WMAS) hasn't banned you along every other fish store in the area. 
How's that for drama? 



Edited by scfurse77 - 3 hours 33 minutes ago at 4:27pm
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General Discussion : Banned from Fish-4-U

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:59
Author: Marcoss
Subject: Banned from Fish-4-U
Posted: February 21 2017 at 3:59pm

We have discussed this in the past, and I am certain you will not understand or wish to listen, but your attitude and clear lack of respect for others is the reason you are banned. 
There are two main points to your claim; one is that you are essentially harassing clients of said LFS, and the other being your WMAS support.
LFS: This store, from your story, has every right to tell you to not loiter around and advise their customers of better deals, Utah live rock, DIY projects, etc. Based on your posts, I do not doubt that you were pitching your services, or trying to sell your own stuff, in what may be a competitors parking lot.
WMAS: I also happen to run into several people who know of the WMAS, however, have left. I am 99.9% certain that this club has not made the hobby stronger, however, has possible deterred people from this hobby. I have been told a number of times that your attitude has turned many people away. This club is necessary and people love it, but there are a lot of people who simply checkout and ignore it, because of such posts. The people who make this club stronger are the ones in charge now. 
I think in order to make the club grow, and to make others feel welcome, you need to calm the hell down with your know-it-all and belittling approach. It is all not you, but since you posted this, I will blame you for a decent amount of it. 
Others will find my words harsh, however, I am also addicted in this hobby and because of it, have heard the feedback from dozens and dozens of people. The hobby is growing and the stores in SLC should not be a gauge of it. There are many online vendors who are growing year over year, which implies that people simply want to purchase online for the most part.
But I digress, let this be a club again and stop screwing with people. We all get it, you have a fish tank and can keep corals alive.
Marcos
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General Discussion : Banned from Fish-4-U

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:38
Author: fishyman19
Subject: Banned from Fish-4-U
Posted: February 21 2017 at 3:38pm

First off, I mean no offense to you at all by this post and I do apologize before hand if I do offend you, you have given me some useful data on here, but why did you feel the need to post about this? Do people really come to this forum to look for posts like this? Or care at all?
And in my opinion it's the store owners complete right to ban anyone he deems unfit to be in their store. Especially if you have already been asked to stop promoting the forum there. Especially if you are outside talking to people about getting added things from what they bought. You acted like a used care salesmen. No one likes those. Who knows maybe people have complained about having you out in the parking lot approaching them. 
 And then you have the balls to assume that he has been this way towards you because his store might be struggling. I just find it really hard to respect a person that tries to justify getting in trouble or "banned" by a store for something they did wrong, by assuming the other person must be at fault. I mean come on man, you screwed up, not Kris. He asked you to stop before and you continued to think that he's wrong about this and you know best so you honestly got what you deserved. Grow up be a man and don't come on here looking for sympathy.  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Corals For Sale NOW 25% off!

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:20
Author: K24turtle
Subject: Corals For Sale NOW 25% off!
Posted: February 21 2017 at 3:20pm

Are the jawbreakers still available
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General Discussion : Banned from Fish-4-U

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:19
Author: reefnfeef
Subject: Banned from Fish-4-U
Posted: February 21 2017 at 3:19pm

sounds pretty reasonable if you're soliciting in their parking lot, especially if it wasn't the first time. I'd probably do the same thing if I were Kris. I don't see any good reason for this vain post. 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Kenya trees fs

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:03
Author: brandonp
Subject: Kenya trees fs
Posted: February 21 2017 at 3:03pm

I have larger Kenya's for $10 or smaller pieces for $5. They are in my tank at work in Sandy of interested. Texts are best 801-698-8646
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : ACRO's Needed

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:49
Author: Trevor40
Subject: ACRO's Needed
Posted: February 21 2017 at 2:49pm

I have Palmers Blue Mille as well as IceFire Echinata which is very similar to Hawkins.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Utter Chaos, Rose Ane, Ricordea, Torch, Mohawks ++

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:12
Author: suiso man
Subject: Utter Chaos, Rose Ane, Ricordea, Torch, Mohawks ++
Posted: February 21 2017 at 1:12pm

pm sent
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : February POTM

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:57
Author: love2skiutah
Subject: February POTM
Posted: February 21 2017 at 12:57pm

Hogie wrote:

Love the pictures! Aaron, you're making me jealous with that gold flake. (were you at blue lemon last night?)

Yeah I was lol. Was there with my daughter. I went there just to get chicken curry and they were out. Then they forgot my steak tacos! #1stworldproems

Next time say hi!
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : February POTM

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:44
Author: Hogie
Subject: February POTM
Posted: February 21 2017 at 12:44pm

Love the pictures! Aaron, you're making me jealous with that gold flake. (were you at blue lemon last night?)
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:37
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 12:37pm

Even if the diode is touching both sides if it's damaged internally then it will make it not work. If you want to quickly test things then take a wire and touch from the negative to the positive for just that diode. DONT HOLD IT ON THERE FOR MORE THAN A COUPLE SECONDS. That should turn the rest of the channel on. If not then there is more than one issue.

A couple seconds won't hurt anything but if you keep it on there longer you could damage the other LEDs
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:26
Author: Seth
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 12:26pm

The diode is not connected on the positive side can move it so it's touching but made no difference. I'll get more pictures tonight
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:18
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 12:18pm

A loose diode will stop a channel from working. These LED's are wired in Series like Christmas lights so if one light goes out they all go out.

Without seeing a picture or something of the black box I can't tell you if that is part of the problem or not.
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:38
Author: Seth
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 11:38am

The only trace I found to be damaged was the channel for the 3 moonlights (didn't want to use them anyways). The other was a box looking think that I nicked the end of. But on the same channel I have a lose diode. Could that be the issue with the channel?
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:35
Author: Seth
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 11:35am


Here is a picture of the rough split. Still have some rewiring to do so they can be more spread. And going to add a sheet of metal to the open sides and mount fans to that to pull heat out. I will be doing all of this once new leds arrive. So I can solder it all in one go .
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General Discussion : Banned from Fish-4-U

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:40
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Banned from Fish-4-U
Posted: February 21 2017 at 10:40am

Yep, I am not welcome at Fish4U. About a month ago I was talking to a gentleman out in the parking lot, giving him a WMAS business card and suggesting he get some lively LR to add to the LR he had just purchased. This was not the first time I had been reprimanded for talking about the club at Fish-4-U. It was the final straw.
I know that I am a little too aggressive at promoting the WMAS. In some ways it is my baby, albeit, grown up.  I believe the WMAS has made the local hobby stronger and has helped the LFS do more business by helping more locals enjoy the hobby longer. I conclude this from the comments we hear from people moving here or visiting from out of town. They remark how many LFS there are for the size of Salt Lake City and also how the LFS here are of such good quality.
Kris Fidone is always such a friendly guy and a great WMAS supporter.  Yesterday I tried to apologize. According to our conversation, it's not the club, it's just me that he doesn't appreciate. He believes I am driving business away. I am not sure about that. They have been my top rated LFS for many years and I state it often here in the forum. 
I'm pretty sure Kris is feeling the same pinch that resulted in the closure last year of the valleys two largest LFS. The pinch is evident in how he and Carrie have been spending more time at the store and how they seem to have less employees.
I wish them all the best. 
Aloha,Mark  
P.S.Hows that for drama. 

Edited by Mark Peterson - 3 hours 33 minutes ago at 11:27am
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Meetings and Events : March Meeting - Physics of Aquarium Lighting

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:35
Author: theresawhite
Subject: March Meeting - Physics of Aquarium Lighting
Posted: February 21 2017 at 10:35am

I'm excited!!!!
Dave - better clear some room in our tank :-)
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