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ronreefman

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About ronreefman

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    Moving Into The Fish Room
  • Birthday 04/26/1949

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    SW Cape Coral
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    Photography, sports cars & sport car racing, snorkeling, Formula 1,Everblades & Red Wing hockey, college football & basketball, gardening, boating

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  1. ronreefman

    Gates; A Future Marine Biologist @NOVA

    Are you kidding me?!?!? Where does all the time go? Gates is off to college. That's so cool! Please pass along to Gates our sincere congratulations. A full ride scholarship, picking Oceanography, ROTC accomplishments... we are genuinely thrilled to hear all this news. Mike, we have always been impressed by both Gates as a youngster and now as a young adult as well as his parents who obviously have done a wonderful job raising Gates! Regards, Ron & Elaine
  2. ronreefman

    Hobby Library for sale

    Sold. Thanks.
  3. ronreefman

    Hobby Library for sale

    OK, I'm going to offer them up on Reef2Reef and Craigslist and lower the price to $50 plus shipping. Of course you can just pick them up in person for $50.
  4. ronreefman

    2018 Meeting Schedule

    Yea! Thanks Jeff. I don't mean to be pushy, but do we have a location and time? It's only 4 weeks away and I already have 3 of the 5 weekends in September booked.
  5. 20180811_095240 by Ron Lindensmith, on Flickr I have 16 books related to the aquarium hobby and the vast majority of them are in excellent condition. I have everything from getting started to aquarium chemistry and breeding, from fish to coral to inverts. I’ve gone online and looked up each book and took the lowest used book price I could find for books in the same condition as mine. The total cost of all 16 books was $200. New they would be over $350. I’d sell them all for $100. Dr Burgess’s Marine Aquarium Fishes Atlas, by Burgess (2nd edition)............................. $15.00 The Conscientious Marine Aquarist, by Bob Fenner............................................................ 20.00 Marine Chemistry, by Chris Brightwell.................................................................................. 30.00 Aquarium Corals, by Eric Borneman..................................................................................... 15.00 Reef Notes, by Julian Sprung.................................................................................................. 1.00 Marine Aquarium Handbook – Beginner to Breeder, by Martin Moe (signed)..................... 5.00 Marine Aquarium Handbook, by Martin Moe......................................................................... 5.00 Marine Aquarium Reference – Systems & Inverts, by Martin Moe....................................... 5.00 The Reef Tank Owners Manual, by John Turllock.................................................................. 2.00 A simple Guide to Marine Aquariums, by Kurty...................................................................... 2.00 Breeder Guide to Marine Fishes, by Wittenrich......................................................................25.00 Reef Fishes, by Scott & Michael..............................................................................................10.00 Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives, by Kuiter........................................................... 20.00 Anglefishes and Butterflyfishes, by Scott & Michael............................................................. 35.00 Reef Inverts, by Calfo & Fenner................................................................................................. 5.00 Reef Secrets, by Nilsen & Fossa................................................................................................ 5.00 Total............................................................................................................................................. $200 Buy them all for just $100
  6. Sold to George, thank you! They couldn't have gone to a nicer guy!
  7. Free Corals, Cheap Corals and a great all in one deal: 15+ frags and 5 small colonies of Palys I’ll give away for free. 5 frags of Eagle Eye zoas $1 to $5 3 small rocks with some Eagle Eye zoas for $1 to $5 3 small colonies of Little Money zoas for $3 to $5 8+ other corals: 2 green porite sps frag, small leather lettuce frag, blue ridge sps frag, 3 to 5 other zoa frags, bright orange mushroom with a baby $3 to $5 1 colony of Cinnamon Plays (20+ heads) with a small zoa population on a small rock $20 OK, here is the real deal, buy all of it, 35+ corals, for just $60 And if you are interested for $15 more I’ll add a bright colored baby rock flower anemone (born and raised in my tank). That's $75 total. Or for $40 more a small rock with Eagle Eye zoas and 2 baby rock flower anemones (1 fluorescent orange and the other fluorescent green). That's $100 total. Reply here at your own risk, text me at 239 699-6339 and you have a better chance getting it all!
  8. ronreefman

    2018 Keys Trip/meeting June 15, 16 &17, 2018

    We've seen it a few times in the past 15 years. It seems to last about one summer and then improves dramatically if conditions weather remain 'normal'. This wasn't nearly as bad as the summer after we had such cold weather that it was killing fish about 8 years ago. That summer the crappy algae was thick and covered everything. Then we saw queen conch start to recover. Last year we saw a lot of big queen conch roaming around. This year, at Little Money Key we saw no live queen conch and a couple dozen empty shells.
  9. ronreefman

    2018 Meeting Schedule

    So I'm guessing no club meetings in Aug, Sept or Oct? And no Reef Conference this year? That leads me to the obvious question, will there be a SWFMAS at all next year? Maybe just a website?
  10. ronreefman

    2018 Keys Trip/meeting June 15, 16 &17, 2018

    Hi John, I collected a rock flower anemone that is pretty typical of the shallow water (kind of ordinary colors) and it's doing well in my tank. That was so long ago I had to think about what, if anything, I collected! And were been back to the Keys again last week. Weather was rainy for 2 of the three days but we did get a good 3+ hour snorkel at Little Money Key. There is a lot of somewhat uncommon ugly macroalgae growing there. We've seen this a few times before and it always seems to be the summer after some serious weather (hurricane or very cold winter temps) in the Keys. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good to see either. Last year we were happy to see the queen conch population at Little Money going up and up over the last several years. All we saw this year were couple dozen empty queen conch shells, no live ones. You can read and see a lot more about our snorkel trip here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/snorkeling-collecting-discussion-group.412414/ I collected a couple of sea stars and an all white rock flower anemone. And it's not just white, it's pure bright white. We saw several while snorkeling and I found a very small one (less than 1/2 an inch when fully open) attached to a tiny chunk of dead coral and a sponge. It's been in my tank for 5 days now and is doing fine. Here is a photo of the adult all white rock flower we saw (photos by Elaine). P8020124R1 by Ron Lindensmith, on Flickr This is the star I couldn't pass up. In the sun light the central disk almost seemed to sparkle! star blue disk serpent by Ron Lindensmith, on Flickr
  11. Hey Charlie, if Robin is going to grow flowers in the 180g tank, Elaine has a green orchid she can frag for you. I know green stuff has always grown well in your tank. Just kidding! Although Elaine does have a green orchid. I hope all continues to go well on your re-set. After selling 3 of my 4 tanks, I'm getting close to finishing the re-set of my 40g cube with a new sump/refugium and a second cabinet.
  12. ronreefman

    Reef Visions Frag Swap July 21 in Sarasota

    This is possible, any idea about what time it runs or how many vendors will be there? I'm not a Facebook user.
  13. ronreefman

    Snorkeling in the Keys... Ouch..

    Are you afraid of sharks? Why? Here is some info to ease your fear. https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/11-animals-more-likely-to-kill-you-than-sharks OK, calling mosquitoes killers is a bit of a stretch, it's malaria that is the killer, not the bug. But how about number 2? Hippos! Bees are number 4 and mans best friend, the dog is number 5. Even in the ocean, jellyfish are more deadly than sharks at number 7. Heck, on average, over 20 people per year in the US alone are killed by cows and 20 more by horses. And even numbers 9 and 10, spiders and snakes average 6 people killed in the US. Sharks, on average, in the US kill less than 1 person per year. And 5 to 10 people in the state of Florida die from lightning strikes. The odds of getting attacked and killed by a shark are 1 in 3,748,067. In a lifetime, you are more likely to die from fireworks (1 in 340,733), lightning (1 in 79,746), drowning (1 in 1,134), a car accident (1 in 84), stroke (1 in 24), or heart disease (1 in 5). So why hype a shark attack?
  14. So Charlie, what time would you like help (and spectators) to show up?
  15. Christian, I just sold my65g shallow reef , my 120g main tank and my 25g frag tank so all I have now is a 50g cube, but at $250 for all this, I'm almost considering where I could put it in my house! What a deal on a spectacular tank and stand.
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