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Forum: SCUBA/Snorkeling 01/10/2008, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Patwa
'PADI certification + Dives' Package Deals...worth it?

anyone got an opinion on those tours that offer package deals which include PADI open water certification plus X number of dives on a liveaboard ship......i've seem some package deals in Cairns...
Forum: SCUBA/Snorkeling 01/10/2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By Patwa
thank you so much for posting these pics...

thank you so much for posting these pics :).....i'll be heading to the GBR in late April....can't wait!!

Zach.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,869
Posted By Patwa
I love skirting the line between crazy and nutty!...

I love skirting the line between crazy and nutty! :) plus i'm on a wicked caffeine high right now woohoo for ceylon tea! :)

Zach
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,869
Posted By Patwa
yeah gimme some of whatever he's smoking too! LOL...

yeah gimme some of whatever he's smoking too! LOL

seriously though, I think that $600/polyp one you are talking about is Japanese - and we know the story about Jap corals.......IIRC, that is/was a...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,869
Posted By Patwa
^^^ I would love to hear a response to...

^^^ I would love to hear a response to this.....more so, i've been hearing from lots of folks, including some vendors, that the aussie coral export market will close very soon......contrast that with...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Patwa
depends....acans can handle lots of light, but...

depends....acans can handle lots of light, but they are fine under PC, T5 or MH...basically anything you can throw at them (with proper acclimation to the high output configurations, of course).
...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Patwa
not sure mate....how old is your carbon? TMPCC...

not sure mate....how old is your carbon? TMPCC is great...i personally don't use it, but i know lots of people who do.

Zach.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/09/2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Patwa
got a better pic? some micros' polyps can get...

got a better pic? some micros' polyps can get big..almost as big as acan lords tho

Zach.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/09/2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,816
Posted By Patwa
a little creature??? a baby clam? i'd...

a little creature??? a baby clam? i'd definitely investigate until you have a positive ID...the worst case is you have an irritator that is somehow affecting the dendros.....you did say they do...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/09/2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Patwa
definitely a scolymia/donut coral....we had an...

definitely a scolymia/donut coral....we had an lfs bring a bunch of these in from indo recently....all $40 each.......funny though...just as with the US, we still have people up in Canada trying to...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/02/2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Patwa
get rid of the tangs, do the testing for the...

get rid of the tangs, do the testing for the water params......whoever told you it's OK to put 2 tangs (let alone 1!!) in a 55gal should get a slap upside the head.

Zach
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/20/2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Patwa
lol.......got pics? if it's indeed a button...

lol.......got pics? if it's indeed a button polyp, then it's as hardy as ever...it might be fine if you just lop it off and glue to a larger rock

Zach.
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/20/2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By Patwa
I don't think you have brown jelly or any similar...

I don't think you have brown jelly or any similar ailment......if you did, your entire colony would have been dead already, that's for sure.....and yeah, definitely move it away from the...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 12/20/2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By Patwa
Brown jelly....it's a bacterial infection i...

Brown jelly....it's a bacterial infection i believe, and is a notorious and exceptionally fast killer of acans and other mussids such as micros. It's very easy to control though, but it does tend to...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/26/2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patwa
those asking for frags...yes, i have lots of...

those asking for frags...yes, i have lots of frags available, but as much as I would love to trade with you Yanks, i can't....i'm in Canada....border/permit issues are the prob.

best to contact...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/26/2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patwa
don't undermine what? you are using absolutely...

don't undermine what? you are using absolutely no references at all in identifying this coral....that's the point...you're just going on your supposed amazing IDing skills in telling everyone that...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/26/2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patwa
question: has your "giant cespitularia" grown a...

question: has your "giant cespitularia" grown a foot/stolon/whatever like this

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/Patwa2/IMG_7114.jpg

I see a few problems with what you're regurgitating...
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 11/26/2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patwa
No. it is an efflatounaria...not many people have...

No. it is an efflatounaria...not many people have this coral, but the ones who do have it are pretty convinced that it's an efflatounaria.

i've got the same coral and it does grow by forming a...
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/15/2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Patwa
I've had a juvenile seagrass in my display for a...

I've had a juvenile seagrass in my display for a couple months now....he's been very reclusive, but defintiely not damaging to any degree.....so yeah..maybe i should stick with the juvy......thanks...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/15/2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Patwa
yeah...i'm thinking juvy as well.......thanks for...

yeah...i'm thinking juvy as well.......thanks for the responses! ....you're right....the young one will prolly be able to adjust a bit better than the adult.

Zach.
Forum: Reef Discussion 11/14/2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Patwa
Seagrass Wrasse for my frag system? adult or juvi?

Hi..

I am getting a wrasse for my frag system.....luckily for me, my LFS has lots of seagrass wrasses in stock....perfect!

Only question is whether I should go for a fully grown (4" to 5" long)...
Forum: Soft Coral Identification 11/14/2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Patwa
Re: Re: ID these corals...please

pic #1 is a toughie, fo sho.....but my bet is that it's a yuma rather than a florida.

Zach.
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/14/2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Patwa
Seagrass Wrasse for my frag system? adult or juvi?

Hi..

I am getting a wrasse for my frag system.....luckily for me, my LFS has lots of seagrass wrasses in stock....perfect!

Only question is whether I should go for a fully grown (4" to 5" long)...
Forum: Soft Coral Identification 11/13/2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Patwa
r. yuma yumas have 'bubbles' that go all the...

r. yuma

yumas have 'bubbles' that go all the way up to the mouth....floridas do not

Zach
Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 10/24/2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,151
Posted By Patwa
WOOHOO!!! finally....a solid, corroborated ID on...

WOOHOO!!! finally....a solid, corroborated ID on this coral.

I had a feeling it was efflatounaria after I found the link I posted above (see:...
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