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Discussion in 'Waterloo / Cedar Falls Area' started by DavidM199, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. DavidM199

    DavidM199 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I just thought we should have a thread that everyone could put a little about them. Describe your setup, how long you been in the hobby for and so on.
    That way if someone is interested in corals, they know who to get a hold of. 
    I am David, live near Hammond Ave in Waterloo. I have a 75 gal RR tank w/ a 100gal stock tank sump in the basement. I run six t5s and have a little bit of everything from mushrooms to softies to sps. I have been in the hobby for about 3 and half years.
     
  2. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    I'm Adam, I live close to campus on Olive St. in Cedar Falls. I have a 72 gal bow front tank with a 55 gal sump. I run 4 VHOs and 4 PC bulbs retrofitted in a canopy. I too have pretty much every type of coral. I've been in the hobby for about a year now. I work at Mad Hat Pets in Waterloo, so you might see me there sometime...
     
  3. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

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    Hi, my name is Caig & I am a reefaholic.

    I have been in about 5 years now. I am working on my fourth set up. I have a good size fish room that will hold 2 in wall 250G tanks. One will be for sps & 1 for LPS. Each tank currently has a 100 gall fuge that is 8ft x 4ft x 1 ft. I will be adding a frag tank that will be 8 x 2 x 1 on each one in the future.

    I am also setting up some tanks to breed fish. I am going to start with clowns & pseudochromids & peppermint shrimp.

    I live just south of La Porte City.
     
  4. wolfman1973

    wolfman1973 Inactive User

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    dan here and i live on madison st in waterloo.i have a 90 in wall mixed reef, 75 fish only and a 29 mantis tank with some shrooms and zoes. i have had some sort of fish only setup off and on for the past 15 years. i have been getting into corals for about a year now. started with mainly different frags here and there and a couple of clams.everything is doing well and growing. i to am becoming a reefaholic and it seems to be more addicting than crack!!!!!
     
  5. champ23

    champ23 Inactive User

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    I'm Champ, I live in Cedar Rapids by Kirkwood. I have a 12 gallon aquapod (small, i know right.) with a 16.5" 70w Sunpod. I've got some zoos, sps, but mainly lps. I have a 40 breeder I'm currently thinking about turning into a reef tank. And like everyone else am turning into a reefaholic.
     
  6. Waverz

    Waverz Expert Reefkeeper

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    I'm Jeremy M from Evansdale, I have a 125 gallon display that is light with 3 400 watt 20k XM bulbs from there it goes to a 30 gallon sump that holds a Octopus NW-200 and some red mangroves. Next it goes to a 55 gallon propagation tank that is lit by a 250 watt XM 10k, this tank can hold 100's of frags and also my Warner Marine Skimmer. Finally, a 100 gallon refugium which is lit but some normal output flourecent bulbs, and holds a huge wad of cheatomorpha. From there it goes back to Blue Line external pump which pumps the back up to the display. I also have a very large CA reactor which helps keep my Alk and Ca levels up to par. The tank is mostly SPS dominated but has a few softies, clams, and LPS species For fish i have a Coperband Butterfly, 10 lyretail anthias, a Hippo Tang, Royal Gramma, 4 stripe damsel, and a few others i can't think of right now. Also I should mention the entire system is controlled by an Aqua Controller III.

    I also have a 29 gallon Bio Cube, which is lit by the stock lighting and has Sapphire Aquatics Skimmer. For inhabitants i have lots of different zoas, softies and some LPS corals.

    I used to be a reefoholic, now i just have a lot of stuff.
     
  7. Jfalcons

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    I'm Jay. I live off of Rainbow Dr. in Cedar Falls. I have a 55 gallon reef with mushroom leather, torch, frogspawn, xenia, kenya tree, trumpet, zoas, and different mushrooms. For fish, I have yellow tang, sailfin tang, singapore angel, and 2 saddle-back clowns. Today I purchased a 90 gallon tank. I'm moving in about a month, so I figured it would be a good time to up-grade!!!!! This is a VERY addicting hobby!!!!!
     
  8. Waverz

    Waverz Expert Reefkeeper

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    Right on J, welcome to the site, where are you moving too?
     
  9. Iamaxxer

    Iamaxxer Inactive User

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    Hey, Ross here. I live out in rural Waverly. I would call myself a newbie at SW.
    Kids gave me a 90g reef ready tank for Christmas. I ordered my skimmer today a MSX200. Will pickup up my glass panels from Allen's Glass on Monday to assemble the 30g sump. So I'm very much in the building/ learning stage of this hobbie.
    A few of my other interestes include, a liscened FFL dealer, anodizing aluminum,hunting and kayaking....
     
  10. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

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    OK I will be the first to ask, what is an FFL dealer sell?
     
  11. Iamaxxer

    Iamaxxer Inactive User

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    Guns
     
  12. DavidM199

    DavidM199 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    i will be the second to ask! Where do u go kayaking at. I have been going up to upper iowa a couple times a year for the last couple. We have been wanting to get a couple, maybe this year.

    I also have two jetski, and i am on the cedar river all summer anywhere from waverly down to the dam in cedar falls
     
  13. Iamaxxer

    Iamaxxer Inactive User

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    We do the Cedar, Shellrock, Turkey, Iowa and the Winnabago, and the lake in Minnesota where the father-inlaws house is....
    Check out Crawdaddy's up in Waverly they have 3or4 kayaking trips on local rivers during the summer..and even trips up to the boundry waters....Last summer I was banned from the yak by my shoulder, hope that don't happen this year......
     
  14. Waverz

    Waverz Expert Reefkeeper

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    I need to stock up on some guns, I'll be in touch. Maybe we could trade some frags for say a .357 or a .9mm

    LOL
     
  15. DavidM199

    DavidM199 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    its always fun to move a tank. How far do u have to move it?
     
  16. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Lee Weber
    I currently Live in Cedar Rapids where I keep a 20g mixed reef, but also travel to waterloo/CF at least once a week where I take care of UNI's 220g mixed reef and attend class.  I also have a 125g weed tank in Jesup, IA that is overgrown with GSP, xenia, leathers, and a few other things.  I've been in the hobby since approx. 2003/2004.  I like to hang out here on the GIRS site quite a bit so I can procrastinate from doing my homework /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/wink.gif
     
  17. DavidM199

    DavidM199 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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     Trader!!  /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/mad.gif
     
  18. matt1971 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I'm from Waterloo and have a 55g and 75g reef- both are packed with some LPS and soft corals- 100's of watermelon mushrooms, about 100 green ricordeas, an 18" diameter bubble tip anonome, mats of star polyps that are greater than 12", a sun coral, zoas, buttons, candy cane, and a lot of other usual stuff. I'm running compact PC and need to upgrade to metal halide/t5. I like to trade or pick up cheap frags. I've got about 10 years experience but don't invest a fortune on supplies anymore. I'm disappointed in all the LFS in this area and like to visit other stores when I travel. I'm just now starting to check out this site.
     
  19. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

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    Hey welcome to the site.

    Sounds like you have some pretty cool stuff, you shouldnt have any problem finding trading partners or buyers for frags.

     
  20. DavidM199

    DavidM199 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    welcome You will find lots of deals here!

    what part of waterloo do you live in?

    I live right of hammond
     

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