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#81299 I'm too soft with young reefers

Posted by Nanomitch on 17 June 2013 - 07:53 PM

Just had some guy come round for corals and brought his 9 year old son with him. Had previously told the guy the frags where £10 each. Then his son pulled £20 out his pocket and said he wanted 2 corals with his pocket money but couldn't choose because there was 4 he liked.

Needless to say I let him have all 4 half price for £20 also threw in some rock leg crabs to control his algae problem and a hand full of brittle star fish as he loved them.

Don't mind loosing out on a bit of cash just to see a young lad who is in love with reef keeping.

#85674 Spare frags for reefer in need

Posted by Tojo on 07 July 2013 - 07:18 AM

Hi guys
As we have seen in another thread Gazc31 has had a full tank wipe out
We at Zoa swap have always prided our selfs on a great family spirit So have a look in your frag racks to see if you have something spare that can help gaz back in his feet
I will start the ball rolling with a Rasta and a Armageddon

#201346 Zoa swap come to this

Posted by Tojo on 07 November 2014 - 10:41 PM

after what I've seen tonight with the tank sale with the squabbling over who had first dips on it I'm really sad to say I've had enough and I resign my position as mod on this forum
I think it's bad that this very friendly forum has turned into this
Is it all just MONEY now lads where's the love of the hobby gone
I used to log on for a great laugh and some good banter now it's all bloody sales

#187263 To the bumpers...

Posted by Jason on 25 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Guys, I am tired of people taking advantage of the auctions and bumping them to the top.


Anyone that bumps an auction again will have them deleted regardless of bids.


Bumping spams up the forum and is unfair to the other people running auctions.

#141359 My sexy fragging glasses :)

Posted by Connorhunter on 20 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

Hmm I think mine might be over kill?


#130301 most expensive zoa

Posted by shawy2510 on 29 January 2014 - 07:47 PM


#201453 Zoa swap come to this

Posted by chopchop on 08 November 2014 - 11:54 PM

Word !! There Scotty

You know the only reason I joined this site ....was the " a little help bit of help" thread by djnash
Where our ole chum....lost all his zoas ...and loads of members chipped in to help his collection by sending freebies...
I've had a tank crash...I've lost loads myself...and ive been helped out......so yeah ive helped...and I still do
I even pay the postage....yeah you do get piss takers...but that's life
But on here I have found a small group that I will always help out.....money don't mean much to me......it's all about the love

And paying forward.............spread the word!!

Oh ...and we have the odd laugh....and wind up Mo in the process......bonus....ha ha!!

#187265 To the bumpers...

Posted by shawy2510 on 25 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

Bump :D

#162587 Selfies !!!!

Posted by Saucyguy19 on 03 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

Well I haven't added one so here is a pic of me and my daughter taken tonight when she came to visit me.


#150739 Zoa Database @ 135 morphs and counting :)

Posted by Jason on 18 April 2014 - 10:26 PM

Man this is tedious but I think it is going to be a great resource for you guys.


I will get it to 150 morphs - then will launch the site :)

#149087 Members please read

Posted by Jason on 13 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hi guys


I have recently noticed a disturbing trend with some members jumping into swap threads, and derailing them with solicitations to buy the zoa.


This is not acceptable. It shows lack of respect to the person trying to swap and goes against the entire foundation that we built Zoa SWAP on.


Anyone soliciting or trying to organise sales in a swap thread will have their post deleted - There will be no exceptions


It is as simple as that.

#142803 Rant time lol

Posted by Flash on 25 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

Life's to short to worry what others are up to Darren. I especially wouldn't give up something I enjoy because of others.
It has been happening for years and will continue to, All those cultured discs that tmc bought in for instance, I bet the only whole disc's that exist are still in the lfs not sold yet.
Enjoy what you do mate,

#104412 sorry guys

Posted by The Reef Master Junior on 16 September 2013 - 05:28 PM



as some people have seen i put a picture of seductions of ebay of listing, but i used a picture from google witch turned out to be some ones on here :/ and i did put WYSIWYG just because i wanted it to sell quicker and i could't be bothered to take a pic of my own lol, but it has been changed now :) 


sorry if i upset some people.

#100911 Our zoa journey

Posted by Jason on 04 September 2013 - 09:02 PM

With almost a thousand members the last 2 years have been a blast on the forum. We have met some real characters so this thread is dedicated to members and things I have read........


Thanks for the memories!


Tony when the new shipment of zoa's come in...




Fear the mods!




DJ and Wayne in the 'good ol days'




Alan trying to win an auction




Ry-m getting excited to frag a zoa, only to glue it to the kitchen floor




Anyone trying to win an auction against Mike




When someone outbids Shawy



#208806 My monster led build for Reefspace 900 inc stormX controller

Posted by chopchop on 01 February 2015 - 09:52 AM

Back in December .....I ordered a Reefspace 900 tank ....... Which means..........new led light build!!!

So here was the plan f5de2eea82871593b175c950926fe8cb_zps69ae

2 x 300 mm heatsinks hanging over the tank, to give me left and right control......seems simple enough!!

But then like all good plans......it changed !!
A chum from UR told me about a old led diy build up for sale on UR....it came with 80% of the bits I need....and after a bit of haggling ....I got it at a steal.

So one dodgy meeting at Victoria station later....I returned with this 83214BC7-D426-49FD-BD49-2A08CE3DF281_zps

A 900mm heatsink with different cree leds glued on in clusters, 350w PSU , spare leds, some mean well LDDs ,arduino touch screen controller....and the icing on the cake for me ...a brand new coralux stormX controller......which if you didn't know, gives you 16 channels of play time!!

So after testing the leds on the heatsink.....I came up with a plan!!

I'm going to take the cool whites and royal blues from each cluster and give them their own channels...as the stormX controller has a cloud setting, so the plan is clouds drifting across the tank.
Also having the CW and RB like this , gives me control over the whole tank ....meaning I can make any part of the tank lighter or darker

My planned channels

1 Royal Blue ( RB). )
2 Cool White (CW). ) cloud 1
3 RB )
4 CW ) cloud 2
5 RB. )
6 CW. ) cloud 3
7 RB )
8 CW ) cloud 4
9 RB. )
10 CW. ) cloud 5
11 Natural White
12 Turquoise
13 Cool Blue
14 Hyper Violet
15 Red (for sunrise/ sunset)
16 Blue ( moon lights)

So after adding more leds and 14m of stranded 22awg wire later.....I did this , and then started to tidy it all up with white acrylic ( promazine idea UR)FAE84AB8-0EB6-4A12-B08D-1A7A49A58D51_zps

Next cut out for the fans......DONT USE a adjustable hole cutter.....if you ain't got a 120mm hole saw ....do it the hard way......loads of little holes...lol0C49144F-0DD9-49DB-8182-7E5BB95BFDB1_zps

Now the fun part sorting out the controller!!
After ordering 16 LDDs and 3 pcb to hold them....I got to work....

Ta daa!!....B365C007-75DB-4557-8BA8-D8F053FCF874_zps....I'm not overly pleased with the box housing I made for the controller....so it will change at a later date....

Here are the lights on by each channelDCDDD4B9-2315-48ED-ACF4-2BDE1BAE8874_zpsAD995E21-084A-46F5-A15F-C094BAB368EC_zps

There is no need to comment on this ........this is more a reference .....for me to look back at !!

#136224 Lets see your tanks.

Posted by Blagdon on 24 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

Yay I can upload pics, moving up in the world :-)





#209476 Time machines

Posted by WelshWizard on 08 February 2015 - 12:00 AM

Well I'm still alive despite my absence, lots going on with work unfortunatly so I'm having to take a step back, but I've been harbouring these little beauties for a few months now and can't help but put this first pic of them up.

Hope everyone is keeping well.