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San Diego Reef Forums FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

I've registered but cannot post!

This is THE MOST frequently asked question. Basically, when you register you MUST confirm your email address in order to activate your account. Sometimes the confirmation emails are filtered out into "Junk Mail" folders, so check there.

In review:

1. Check your e-mail for confirmation email.
2. Check your Junk Mail folders.
3. Follow the link contained in the email.

Click here: Resend Codes

What is Scripps Water?

Basic Answer: Scripps Water is free NSW (Natural Sea Water) that is available at Scripps Pier in La Jolla. Its filtered for use by the Birch Aquarium and they graciously allow hobbyists access. Please be polite and respect the free benefit they provide us. There's a small hose at the front of the pier where you can pull in and fill up.

For more in depth information regarding Scripps Water, check out this link there are multiple posts with comments and current info.

And for directions, go to the main page and click on 'Directions to Scripps'

Where can I find the rules for SDR?

SDR's posting guidelines are posted at the top of most forums in the form of a 'sticky'. Please read them before posting and use common sense. Assume your employer, family, and children are reading your posts.

How do I become a premium member?

A premium membership is an annual subscription that some members choose to make to help with the upkeep of the site. You become a stakeholder and invest yourself personally in supporting the site. This includes helping us add more features, keep the site running fast and database upgrades, etc. The cost is $25 per year. Your username will go "orange", "I support SDR" logo under your name, 750 private message space, and access to the premium lounge. As we upgrade to the latest version, features will increas. I can assure you that somewhere here you will find a savings of $25 either from our sponsors or a member to justify the minor investment. email if you have any questions or PM (SanDiegoReefs) Thank you in advance for your support.

To sign up, click on 'User CP' on the navigation bar, then on 'Paid Subscriptions' towards the bottom of the page on the left. The site will walk you through it. PM us with any questions.

How does one go about advertising on this site?

We do allow members to sell their frags and used equipment on the forums, but when a member or a business wants to sell on a commercial level, that individual or company should become a sponsor the site. If you are interested in sponsoring the site, please email or PM (SanDiegoReefs). Thank you

How do I sell items on SDR as a business?

We have sponsorships from Platinum to Advanced Hobbyist levels. If someone or an entity wants to sell their items on SDR they should become a sponsor. There are multiple sponsorship plans to suit your business's needs and we will work with most everyone at all levels. Sponsors of SDR are the first shops our members go to and is a valuable business partnership. Sponsors must renew each year, and there are no refunds for sponsorships. To contact us and discuss how we can partner, please message SanDiegoReefs or email for more information.

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