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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Now you can earn karma by submitting articles to 3reef!


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    Is there something you've learned a lot about in this hobby and would like to share with others?

    Have you learned how to take good pics of your tank?
    Know some easy ways of adjusting protein skimmers?
    Know a lot about different halide bulbs?
    Do you have a fish/coral that you think should be Fish/Coral of the Month?


    Well now you can earn 50 karma for each article!
    In addition you will get a 3reef Contributor badge in your profile!
    8)

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    I'd like to make 3reef the 'Wikipedia' for reef enthusiasts and I need your help. 3reef has grown so large that most of my time is now spent doing security updates and software upgrades. I have very little time to write new content... besides my experience is limited ... it would be better to have all 3reefers contribute!

    So the 3reef Articles Section is now open to all 3reef members. Simply click the 'new thread' button and post like you would in the forum. Then your article will be displayed and views and ratings of your article will be logged. You will have a permanent spot in 3reef history! :) After there are several articles in the section, I will add categories and organize the content.

    Your article should be at least a page long or so and will be reviewed after posting by 3reef moderators for content. Reef-related articles only.

    (Fish of the Month should be submitted via PM to Matt Rogers or fellow moderators. Use the Template posted below)

    So if you'd like to help 3reef be a more dynamic content-rich site and earn some karma doing it, please post below and I'll add you to the initial sign up sheet.

    THANK YOU 3REEFERS!

    Matt

    SIGN UP SHEET:

    • March '06 Fish of the Month (DONE! - April is available though.)
    • March '06 Coral of the Month (DONE! - April is available though.)
    • Lighting Comparisons and Observations - Halides, T5, PC, NO, etc.
    • Sand Beds
    • Refugiums
    • Protein Skimmers
    • Maintaining calcium and alkalinity
    • Coral Compatibility
    • How to frag corals
    • Fish Foods
    • Acronyms List
    • Digital Camera Tricks and Tips

    RULES:
    All user submitted articles on 3reef must be original work of the user submitting them.

    NO COPY AND PASTE FROM OTHER SITES.

    YOU WILL GET BANNED.


    This list is by no means complete. Feel free to submit articles reflecting your own experience. Reef Calculators are also needed for the new calculators section.

    So, 3reef needs you. Are you game? :yaknow:
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Fish of the Month Template

    Here is the Template for a Fish of the month. All you have to do is click edit and copy all the code to your new post. Add your specific fish info and your good to go




    Fish Common Name Latin Name
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    Reef Safe:
    Attitude:
    Diet:
    Care:

    Origin:


    Personal Observations:






    Feeding:
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Coral of the Month Template

    Common Name Latin Name
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    Type:
    Family:
    Origin:

    Aquarium Needs -

    Lighting:
    Water Quality:
    Current:
    Temperament:
    Supplemental Feeding:
    Frag Difficulty:


    Personal Observations -

    PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH THIS CORAL.
    Especially if you have a better pic than mine.
     
  5. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    What happened to Uncle Sam face Matt?
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    That's my sense of humor. You don't recognize a puffer when you see it? :)

    Looks like we have a contributor for coral of the month - keep them coming guys. 8)

    I really appreciate it and think it will help me, the site and everyone here. It doesn't have to be a book. Just think of it as a permanent post. ;)

    Who's next?
     
  7. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    Did you see my algae thread Matt? What did you think?
     
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  9. Bruce

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    Dont worry Matt! once its past March 10th i will be typing like crazy!...This science fair is driving me crazy!...i have 2 type up about 50 tables of various coral growth by tomarrow! ahhh!
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks for your contribution Bruce! I gave you 50 karma and the Contributor badge. 8)

    (Jason did the Fish of the Month - Thanks Jason! 8) )

    I couldn't find it Covey. Can you PM me the link?

    WHO'S NEXT? :)
     
  11. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    Awesome!

    Fantastic job Covey. Everybody should check it out! :thumbs_up :clapping:

    I love the examples. The only thing I'd add, if anything, is a bit for newbies on how to expect algae blooms during their tanks initial cycle.

    Great subject to cover and you did it well.

    Reef Lover thanks for your contribution too. Another great subject. My 2 cents would be just to throw a bit in there on how they relate to aquariums - your experiences with some of them in the aquarium, that sort of thing.

    I've updated both of your profiles and gave you each 50 karma. Thanks a lot!! I really appreciate it. 8) 8) 8)

    Who's next?

    :)