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Been Mired last won the day on March 31

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    55G Reef w/ 20g sump & 20g 'fuge

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  1. DIY ATO?

    I 😍 that your keyboard autocorrect against DIY
  2. DIY ATO?

    B/c I've had my aqualifter fail / a tube come off, and not have the proper consideration for failsafe... I would like to remind everyone: NOTE: this project deals with electricity in sufficient quantities to damage equipment, harm livestock, cause fires, and even KILL YOU. I am going to be as clear and concise as possible, but if you are at all unsure about what is shown here or you are not 100% confident in your ability to work with electricity, DO NOT attempt anything here. This is no joke. 🤦
  3. DIY ATO?

    For only ten bux I bet this would keep something topped off... just not accurately enough to maintain salinity, right? https://photos.app.goo.gl/K6z0RDKQjy5vxLxI3 What else could you see getting in the way of pulling this off successfully as a DIY? Tee-hee, the brand is "Dare-o-matic"... anyone Dare me to try it?
  4. Crab belly

    Great pic from a crazy angle! <3
  5. 2018 Frag Swap Numbers

    Newb-Foot has been duly inserted into mouth, and will be removed only when I've got 2018 numbers lined up to compare exactly to last year and the year before. Sorry for jumping the gun. BTW, If someone had said 15th annual to me last November... I might have pushed that milestone much harder. I want this to be the swap that "Dirk brings a trailer to" so it sounds like we are on the same path! 😀 -Ben
  6. 2018 Frag Swap Numbers

    I actually reviewed the past 3 years of numbers posted to make sure I was bring true to how Amanda communicated before me, and I disagree specifically with the way you have interpreted how this last year was calculated. If you look again at the link, last year she included not only the membership fees from the entrance in the profit, but the $3500 from vendors includes raffle donation value that just went to people winning the items, not directly to the club bottom line. If anything, I am reporting a more conservative valuation this year than last because of that difference. I'm trying to be as transparent as possible, and I believe the clubs books are to be open to any member if the detail posted here is not enough so don't stop asking! However, as the one who raised his hand to volunteer on staff putting in the work and shouldering the financial responsibility ... I'm really bothered by the insinuation that I'm trying to skew the numbers. Do you want to see how much I spent on sausage burritos next, or how much I paid to hit the minimum on the food truck because I didn't hand out enough food vouchers this year? Want to spend a few hours inputting new membership forms for Kyle? Know any cool speakers you could turn Daniel onto for monthly events? As you know, there is A LOT of detail in the planning, budgeting and execution of the swap... I sure learned a lot this year being involved "behind the scenes" and made my share of mistakes but wow, don't accuse me of fluffing the numbers. If you want to engage in a dialogue about how I should better report our financials to the club, or how I am doing compared to Amanda, please do so with a mind towards how you want to run the position of Treasurer after me sir. Respectfully, -Ben
  7. Have the par meter still there? I'm down for an evening fiddling with it over beers sometime. No charge. 😉
  8. 2018 Frag Swap Numbers

    Yeah, we did our best to split the difference between $5 entries and $20 memberships for a quick estimate that day. After I discuss the #'s Kyle worked on this week documenting all the new membership, renewals, etc I'm sure we will be able to publish the count of both down to the 0.001... Right now it looks like 130+ $5 daily fees and another 150+ members, & their ??? Family Members/guests to get to our 600+ wristbands handed out. The educational speaker cost us about $1,000 to fly in and treat to a nice Friday night in Indy. MACNA did generously reimburse a portion of his speaking fee.
  9. 2018 Frag Swap Numbers

    We're waiting on a last few invoices to come in yet (day-of-show items like raffle security, flag/banner, etc).... but including those estimates I'd say we cleared about $3000 this year.
  10. I'm lurking, but honestly feeling naive myself about lighting/par after trying montipora a couple times with no success ... I blame that on lack of light since all my other coral is "happy" enough to survive anyway, but haven't borrowed the club par meter yet. 😍
  11. Thank you everyone for attending this year's frag swap, and helping make it another successful year Entrance headcount via wristband: 606 Total 2018 Attendance ~550+ (less Vendors, Hobbyist, maybe a couple volunteers: ~50max?) New Member Joined : 78 Wow!! Renewals : 50+ Income Raffle Ticket Sales : $3,895 Entry Fees : $3,274 This doubled Last Year's Total... Membership Drive and Ed Speaker a success! Many thanks to our awesome sponsors for making this year's raffle a reality. Congratulations to all the winners! Please support these companies with your Hobby $'s this year! Finally,... many thanks to you (us), our membership ...for coming out, supporting INDMAS, and being a great community of people!
  12. This decision is at the direction of the Indiana Charity Gaming Commission who has authorized and licensed this year's raffle.
  13. Why yes, I do have the same pricing model prepared for this year. (Thanks @MrsBugmaster for setting all that up last year!) Raffle Tickets start at $1 each, and the discounting structure will be posted at the purchase table. Please note: Cash or Debit only for Raffle Tickets. You gotta use that credit on livestock at a Vendor table and not your chances to win fabulous INDMAS prizes, sorry!
  14. 1:45p for the early raffle items and 3:45p last call for everything. Grand prize drawing will be 4pm sharp!
  15. Many hands make light work for tear-down I'm sure. 😀 10am registration for everyone that want to get into the educational speaker area. 7a setup for vendors 😉