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A Noobs Guide to ReefStock

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping Discussion' started by scmountain, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. scmountain

    scmountain Amphipod

    Since I know we have first-timers like myself, and some well-seasoned vets, it would be nice to hear what are some Do's and Dont's? Tips and tricks?

    The first lesson I have heard is don't forget to bring a cooler/insulated container if you plan on purchasing coral.
     
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  2. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hit the atm bring plenty of cash! Come in knowing what your looking for and try and fight off impulse buys. I like to make rounds to all vendors before I decide what I want.
     
  3. scmountain

    scmountain Amphipod

    isn't this how we all got into the hobby? haha
    How quickly do items get bought up?
     
  4. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Buy raffles. And dont drink entire bottle whiskey at the bar with your friends.

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  5. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Lol for sure we have all been there..... just depends on the item most will have multiple of the same coral. And yes as @Andrew_bram said drink whiskey! And buy raffle before you drink whiskey!
     
  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Do you even raffle bro?
     
  7. ianryd

    ianryd Copepod

    I saw ICP has a booth, anyone know if they do on site water analysis?

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  8. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Ya, bring a cooler or something for bringing them home, but while at the show, just leave the frags with the vendors and pick up when you ready to leave. And yes, raffles FTW!!!
     
  9. halmus

    halmus Sardine Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Someone else can correct me but I don’t believe so.

    I’m pretty sure their equipment is stupid expensive and way too big to transport.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they would take samples on site and then email the results but can’t even guarantee that. Wouldn’t hurt to bring water along. Maybe a 20oz soda bottle worth and dump the excess. Might save a little time and shipping that way.
     
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  10. larryl

    larryl Copepod

    Nope, according to the Facebook page:

     
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  11. scmountain

    scmountain Amphipod

    welp, there is 1 purchase already.... this is going to be a rough weekend hahah
     
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  12. Rigo07

    Rigo07 Cuttle Fish

    Do kids get in free


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  13. scmountain

    scmountain Amphipod

    @Cbp5280 (to help with your questions from other thread)
    I have had corals shipped from FL that lasted in a styrofoam cooler and 1 hand warmer for over 12hrs. (WWC shipment)
     
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  14. scmountain

    scmountain Amphipod

    from the FB page "Kids 13 under are free"
     
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  15. quackenbush

    quackenbush Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I was there yesterday helping set up. It's gonna be awesome. Place is huge. ICP has their equipment on site.

    $6 parking though....
     
  16. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Sooooooooooo, how did everyone do?
     
  17. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Don’t even think I’m going now that @Andrew_bram bought the only coral I wanted! Lol hope to make it tomorrow we’ll see.
     
  18. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I still have a coral for you.
     
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  19. scmountain

    scmountain Amphipod

    I am happy, bank account is not
     
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  20. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Yep, same :)
     

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