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Compendium of Reef Resources

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping Discussion' started by Gomojoe, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

    I have a friend, that is very interested in getting himself a reef setup. At work I have shown him several sites which have gotten him even more excited to start a reef tank. So much so that, over the weekend he showed his wife and got the OK[​IMG] to proceed with the reef setup (SCORE!!!). So he came in yesterday and wanted me to give him a good listing of websites and resources for him to research his new found addiction. I provided him the following, but am thinking that this group could greatly expand on this to the benefit of all[​IMG]. Here is the starting list:

    Research, Information, group buys, local coral farmer info, bargain sales:
    www.wetwebmedia.com (National)
    www.thescmas.com (Local Club)
    www.reef2reef.com (National)
    www.reefcentral.com (National)
    www.marinecolorado.org (Denver/Boulder/Greely Club)

    Retail (Hardware):
    www.marinedepot.com
    www.drsfostersmith.com
    www.aquariumspecialty.com
    www.reefgeek.com

    Retail (Fish, Corals, and Rock):
    www.liveaquaria.com
    www.saltwaterfish.com
    www.bluezooaquatics.com
    www.reefkoi.com (Local-peyton)
    www.gonzoscoralfrags.com (Greely)
    www.cherrycorals.com

    Local Fish Stores:

    Fishy Business
    2395 B Academy Place
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1698
    (719) 637-1159
    www.afishybusiness.net

    Seascape Aquatics
    5038 N Academy Blvd.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    (719) 388-8504

    Neptune’s Realm
    2640 W Colorado Ave
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904
    (719) 471-9154
    http://Neptunesrealm.com

    Mr. Aqua
    105 E Fillmore St
    Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    (719) 577-9898
    www.mraqua.com

    Aquamart
    3225 S Wadsworth Blvd # D
    Lakewood, CO 80227
    (303) 716-5700
    http://www.aquamartonline.com/

    I realize now that I sent this to him that I could of included books, magazines, manufacturers, etc...

    What does everyone else know of that is not included here!

    -David
     
  2. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well, I always have to throw in a plug for Aqua Imports as they've been very good to me. I haven't been to Don's Hobbies in Greeley yet, but my bet is that it's fantastic, too.

    You really have to take him to see Neptune's in Highlands Ranch just to stand in awe before that huge hammer coral.

    And, I would start getting him to buy books. A good place to start might be Fenner's _Conscientious Marine Aquarist._ Then bring him to meet Fenner this weekend.

    What would he like to do in the hobby, specifically? Keep corals? Borneman's coral book is good. Breed fish? Wittenrich's fish breeding book is fantastic.

    Breeding inverts: http://www.reefstewardshipfoundation.org/forums/

    I can't recommend the MOFIB community any longer, but there's still tons of information there.
     
  3. hudson2212

    hudson2212 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    www.nano-reef.com/

    If you have or want a small tank, you can most likely find information about it there.

    Lot of good DIY guys there, particularly if you decide to dabble in LED lights.
     
  4. Zooid

    Zooid Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    For more information on good/bad invertebrates...
    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/cleanupcrew.html

    If you want to breed fish, Andy is right about Wittenrich's book, Joyce Wilkerson's book "Clownfishes" is also very good. Or you can just ask Andy how to breed the hard fish and I can help with the clownfishes...LOL
     
  5. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    ... and I'll tell you what Wittenrich said.... :)
     
  6. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  7. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  8. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

    FWD: from LDogg

    _____________________________________________

    www.zoaid.com (CoralPedia.com-The Definative Repository for all Named Corals)
     
  9. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  10. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  11. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

    FWD: from Kirblit
    ________________________________________________

    Here is a site that has always been very helpful to me, there are a lot of knowledgeable people on it www.reefsanctuary.com. They are a east coast website, mostly people from NJ. They are all very nice and like to help others.
    __________________
    Kirby
     
  12. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  13. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  14. doctorbmw

    doctorbmw Copepod

    i also foound www.marineandreef.com has good deals on hardware they also carry repair parts for mag drive pumps and upgrades. also for lfs todd''s tropical fish on hampden and oceans aparts on cherry creek drive-they only open show room on sat.
     
  15. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  16. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

    Oh yeah, a popular one with DIYer is:

    http://www.melevsreef.com/

    He has a lot of good designs and tips for how to build your own sumps, as well as a few other things.
     
  17. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

    FWD: From dreamer
    _________________________________________________

    This stuff is Crazy High End and Amazing Never dealt with them Myself But Thought you guys Might just want to take a minute and Look for yourselfs

    http://www.extremecorals.com/

    Be Safe
    Mark
     
  18. dtech

    dtech Copepod

    Just bought some bulbs for my fuge from:
    Facility Solutions Group
    2010 Delgany St.
    Denver,CO 80202
    (303)295-1800
     
  19. Gomojoe

    Gomojoe Amphipod

  20. Clown-N-Around

    Clown-N-Around Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

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