For the Best results (Posting Suggestions)

Discussion in 'New To The Hobby' started by Jason McKenzie, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Posting on 3Reef.

    I'm amazed at the amount of positive and informative people that have gathered here on 3Reef. We have a vast knowledge base here and a great bunch of people. It is important that we do not lose these people or discourage them from posting. We have an increased number of new people to reef keeping with a lot of great questions.

    Not trying to sound like an elitist snob (I'm anything but that), here are some guide lines to eliminate the frustration of those responding to the questions.
    These are not meant to intimidate anyone.

    No posts will ever be removed. If someone asks you what the water test results are (Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite, Calcium, Alk, PH, SG, Temp, Phosphate)
    You should find out. This is the only way an Aquariest can accurately diagnose a problem. Water chemistry is essential during all stages of a Reef aquarium.
    Testing needs to be done from the first minute salt hits water and continue as log as you own your tank. I simple log book to record your test results is a must..
    On line forums are the fastest and easiest way to find information, but relying on opinions of amateur aquariasts is only 1/2 of the answers.

    Many of the people that help us out daily have read numerous books and articles on reef keeping. Reading is the best way to contribute to the community at 3Reef.

    Try to keep to one subject per thread. A great deal of good information ends up lost in an obscure thread because the thread was taken off topic.


    Feel free to open as many topics as you have questions and always be respectful of everyone's time and effort.
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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  4. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    thats a good one [smiley=thumbs_up1.gif]
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Veets try posting in the "Newbie" forum. I'm sure you will get a lot more replies

    J
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    very true...i hope i can stay to code SIR! (SALUTES)
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    trying it again Skunk Shrimp

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    Free software

    Infinity software has a program called reefcon. It keeps track of water parameters, tank maintenance, livestock and more. Just search reefcon and it will come up. Not too bad for free
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  9. Monacle

    Monacle Skunk Shrimp

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    great "trying it again" I am definitely going to try that. Jason... a couple of questions. One is what does "bump" mean. And the other is what does &quot(something)&quot mean? I've seen both of those things a few times and they are not in the glossary. Thanks
  10. serotonin

    serotonin Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Bump is something you do to a thread to get it back to the front page again. A lot of times, new posts will push important topics down the list and off the page. Rather than make the thread "sticky" where it stays at the top of the first page always, you may just simply repost in the thread which bumps it up to the top again.
  11. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    Its a typo basically or a formatting error. Some of them came up when Matt switched software and sometimes people just type it wrong. They where after "something". It makes some of the older threads hard to read.
  12. Monacle

    Monacle Skunk Shrimp

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    AHA-- Thank you very much for the info. I was just recalling Jason's words up above about staying on topic within a thread.. I hope I didn't stray too far with my questions. LOL THanks again guys
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    RCBruce Astrea Snail

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    OK, I got a couple I can't find. 1) what does the karma thing do? 2) I see some ppl have a yellow banner under that with smiley expressions, for what?
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  15. jonathan

    jonathan Aiptasia Anemone

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    karma is something that is given to you by other members or moderators on this site. mods can give you karma for making contributions to 3reef, where members can give you karma for giving good advice...i think it's definitely a way to show other members how serious you are about the hobby, how inciteful you are when answering questions and/or giving advice. basically if you've made a strong point about something and someone agrees with you....more than likely karma will be given. just a way to show their appreciation. you can actually see the latest karma that has been given to you or others via their profile page.

    the smilies (mood) are located under edit options at the bottom of the page. the edit option is located under your user cp...where you go to change your signature, avatar, profile photo, etc.

    i hope that helps,
    jonathan
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    Uvajed Flamingo Tongue

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    I'm new to 3reef, and I really like the forum policies. As a noob to marine fish, I'm impressed with the kindness folks have shown to me. Thanks 3reef, the mods and staff, you are running a top notch site. Keep up the good job! Uvajed
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    coldshot Blue Ringed Angel

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    Now that we are back on topic...hhmmmm...What was the topic?
    Danny
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    R34dawn Ocellaris Clown

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    Great post Jason! it is nice to know that free help is always appreciated, as advanced and new enthusiasts alike get together in one forum to help each other!!!

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  19. Karen

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I am always writing my info on pieces of paper and end up losing them. LOL I am not the most organized person you will ever meet.. Plus, space in my house is very limited right now.. This will help a LOT!! Karma 2 you!!