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  • Birthday 08/28/1978

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  1. Hi all! It's that time of year again, we need to plan out our 2018 meeting schedule and need host volunteers. I have laid out a schedule below, please feel free to post in the thread or PM me if there is a month you can host. We will also need two floating backups in case an emergency replacement is needed. So, if you have a tank you want to show off, a tank you would like to have some eyes on to provide advice, or anything in between we would appreciate your help! Janunary- February - March - Frag Swap (no meeting) April - May - June (Summer Social) - July - Club Fieldtrip August - September (Retro Frag Swap) End of September club speaker - details will be announced soon! October - November - December (Holiday Party)
  2. I got you covered. Hint: the raffle.
  3. Thanks. I have the first two covered but hadn't thought of the last one.
  4. If anyone has any specific questions related to the topic please feel free to post here or PM me and I will make sure to include information. My goal is to educate in general on the topic as well as discuss some thoughts/ideas related to it in order to pique some curriosity and drive experimentation with different options.
  5. Which aquarium heater is best?

    I have been using some of the Finnex HMA recently and I am pretty happy with them so far.
  6. Play Taps

    Sorry to hear. But yes, he had a good run I would say.
  7. I wanted to post and say I will not be able to make it to this meeting due to coaching a soccer game for my daughter's team. It ends at 4 and I was going to try to make it to the meeting but with the change across town I won't be able to make it there before the meeting ends. Since I am nominated for the education chair, I wanted to type a post to give just a bit about me and my aquarium keeping experience. I have had aquariums all my life, my father had marine and freshwater aquariums when I was a kid. Some of the first memories are of a seahorse, a iridescent shark and a stingray he had in various aquariums. As I grew older I kept freshwater aquariums myself and as a kid loved raising mollies and swordtails. I even kept freshwater aquariums in college. Finally in 2004 I started my first reef tank and it has grown from there. I have a huge interest in breeding fish and so I have focused more on that than keeping a large reef tank. I do have a 10g nano reef but then I also have probably 120+ gallons of various cultures and broodstock tanks. I have successfully raised a few species of clownfish, some gobies, and a couple inverts. I am excited to be the education chair, if elected, as I think the thing I enjoy as much as anything is the constant learning and research that is required for reefkeeping in general and especially (for me) breeding the marine species. I look forward to trying to present information for each meeting in a hopefully new and exciting way and really using our club not only as a gateway to be hobbyists but also better hobbyists. Thanks! Daniel
  8. Previous comment is correct. Unless you have a massive tank adding another pair is not a good idea. They would likely fight and you would end up having only 2.
  9. Best way to go fallow

    Get some Dr Tim's One and Only or Fritzyme 9. Several professional aquarists I know use those, especially Dr Tim's, and those two are legit. Make sure you get good fresh batches though.
  10. 13.5g Fluval Evo

    Cool to hear about the sexy shrimp larvae. I have wanted to try and raise some, I am jealous. Wish I lived closer to talk you into letting me scoop some out.
  11. Hi all. Just thought I would post this for anyone who might be interested in fish breeding. This is an awesome conference and not only do you get to hear the speakers you get to hang out and rub elbows with them and other fish breeders (people like Kathy Leahy - first person ever to breed coral beauty angels, Matt Pedersen - former MASNA Aquarist of the year, Chad Vossen of the famed Vossen Larval Trap, seahorse and frozen food nutrition expert Tami Weiss, Larry DuPont owner of LRS, Chad Clayton plankton expert from Reed Mariculture, Matt Carberry of Sustainable Aquatics, and several professional aquarists from various facilities around the US) at a Friday night reception and Sunday BBQ. I love going, if you have any questions let me know.
  12. May 2017 Monthly Meeting

    I will be there.
  13. 2nd half down 7....let's Go Purdue!

    Yea that became painful to watch.
  14. LPS retracting a bit

    How much GFO are you using? I believe it will cause alk issues and strip elements from the water if too much is used.