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    Cars, My Audi TT. Football (soccer to many of you) Reefkeeping, Horatio Nelson. Mamod steam engines.

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  1. I sold my 4 x AI Hydra 26s and currently have Radions 1x XR30 Gen 3 pro reef with 2x XR15s Gen 3 pros either side. I will soon move to 3x XR30 gen 3 pros however.
  2. YouTube video of my revamped sump setup.
  3. The Official Sixline Wrasse Thread

    Been a long time since there were any posts on this thread but as the six lined wrasse is one of my fav little fish I thought I would revive it esp as I have just bought a pair. I say a pair as I can usually sex them and have done so on a number of occasions in my 36 years in marines. First of let's dispel this myth stated at the beginning of the thread Quote "Only get 1 sixline per tank because they WILL fight" While males in a small tank may fight I have found a male with one or more females will not. I have kept 3 pairs in my time and believe I have just got another pair not that they actually pair as such just a male and a female or more will coexist well together and even spawn for you if well cared for. Females can be distinguished by having a bump around the anal area and are a little shorter. The males have no such bump and slightly longer and often more colourful esp when courting a female which they tend to do and spawn near dusk. My 2have only just gone in my 100gallon reef tank and are being chased a little by my damsels which I expected. However, my reefscape provides plenty of opportunity to get out of the way at least till they all settle down together. I have plenty of small fish in my reef tank, some might suggestI am overstocked but as I only keep little fish then there is no issues with water quality or compatibility of my stock which have all been chosen carefully.
  4. The passing of Albert Thiel RIP

    Hard copies were all sold out quite some time ago but you can still get the e.version
  5. THE OFFICIAL ASK ALBERT THIEL THREAD

    Yes I know, I posted another thread on the another in the General Discussion Forum seeing there was nothing forthcoming from admin or mods here.
  6. THE OFFICIAL ASK ALBERT THIEL THREAD

    Agreed Paul. I think you know I have posted on here in 2 forums R2R Reef central and some UK and Facebook forums. It is a sad day when the new of the death of such a man who has done so much to help so many gets no mention from the admin of a forum and is simply left to the membership to inform all. Somewhat insensitive to sat the least I could add much stronger of course. Albert did so much to not only help others but to promote the hobby and in turn help make big profits for the reefkeeping industry.
  7. THE OFFICIAL ASK ALBERT THIEL THREAD

    Can somebody explain why there is no nano reef official report or obituary about Albert that I can see. Forgive me if there is one but surely there should be an official announcement. I notified the powers that be on here on Sunday so there has been plenty of time to make an official announcement. Does admin not care or think it warrants one? However, if I am wrong can somebody post a link for me to it and I apologise in advance if there has indeed been such a post. Thanks.
  8. The passing of Albert Thiel RIP

    Can somebody explain why there is no nano reef official report or obituary about Albert that I can see. Forgive me if there is one but surely there should be an official announcement. I notified the powers that be on here on Sunday so there has been plenty of time to make an official announcement. Does admin not care or think it warrants one? However, if I am wrong can somebody post a link for me to it and I apologize in advance if there has indeed been such a post. Thanks.
  9. The passing of Albert Thiel RIP

    I am not sure if I will get informed about any memorial service etc but if I hear of one I will post it here for sure.
  10. The passing of Albert Thiel RIP

    https://www.gofundme.com/albert-needs-our-help-and-support
  11. It is with sadness that yesterday evening my good friend Albert Thiel ( famous professional aquarists and writer of many books on the hobby) passed away I believe late morning around 11am. So sad am gutted for him and his family, wife Sarah and daughter Sharon. We chatted often via email, on nano reefs and a couple of times on the phone. I met him a few times years ago here in the UK before we became friends the last time we chatted on the phone was a few months ago. Albert has been very poorly and lost his fight to cancer and will be sadly missed by many and the hobby has lost a great pioneer and all around helpful guy to all. RIP my friend.
  12. THE OFFICIAL ASK ALBERT THIEL THREAD

    It is with a heavy heart I have just heard the sad new that Albert has passed away. ‎Quote From nano reefs on Facebook. "Michael Del Prete‎ to Nano-Reef Aquariums 57 mins · I am saddened to report the passing of Mr. Albert J Thiel. Mr. Thiel lost his long battle with cancer at approx. 11AM local time in his home in GA on April 23, 2017. There will be a cremation and a small ceremony. - Albert was a well respected author lecturer on various topics in the aquariumindustry. - Albert was my pal, my buddy and my friend. Love you and will miss you. MDP" My heart and condolences go out to Albert's wife Sarah and his daughter Sharon. You are still one of the bes,t Albert Rest in Peace my friend.
  13. THE OFFICIAL ASK ALBERT THIEL THREAD

    My regal Angelfish. My Multibar.
  14. THE OFFICIAL ASK ALBERT THIEL THREAD

    New addition today Multibar Angelfish (Paracentropyge multifasciata) Bit of a challenge but it's been in the LFS 4weeks and I watched it for 20mins and saw it eating brine shrimp. The pic is a library pic as it's only just gone it and even though it is out and about within minutes it is obviously still nervous while it explores it's now home. So far although the other fish have shown an interest in it there has been no aggression towards not even from my Regal Angel apart from a little chasing but nothing serious at all, so, so far so good. Fingers crossed now.
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