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  1. Will be there. Anyone want any Xenia or Kenya? Will trade for anything - beer, hugs, high fives.. You name it
  2. INDMAS is pleased to announce that Dr. Sanjay Joshi will be the featured speaker at this years Frag swap on March 16, 2019 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds Bio: Sanjay Joshi in real life is a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University. He has been a reef addict since 1992, and currently keeps several reefs aquariums at home including a 500G SPS dominated reef. He also co-manages the 500G aquarium at Penn State. Dr. Joshi is actively involved in educating the hobby on various topics such as lighting, aquarium system design and general reef husbandry through his publications in reef magazines and lectures. He has published articles in magazines such as Advanced Aquarist, Reefs Magazine, Coral, Marine Fish and Reef Annual, Aquarium Frontiers, and Aquarium Fish. In addition he has been an invited speaker at several marine aquarium society meetings in the US and Europe. He received the MASNA award in 2006, for his contributions to the marine aquarium hobby
  3. Got the pork butt brining, going to do pork belly burnt ends too. Will have buns/bread for pulled pork, and also have black bean burgers for the veg only folks. Think ill prolly do some scotch eggs as i've had a few requests Might smoke some cheeze-itz too...tried them the other day and they are SO good! We have 2 large tents out back so if it does rain, there is plenty of dry space inside and out.
  4. Ah, so its only in messages - forums it works fine? Is this on an iphone?
  5. Would love to add another tank to my setup that would go above my current sump. The wall behind it is concrete/cinder block and wondered if I could drill it and put rebar in then have the tank on top of that? Not sure how to determine how much weight concrete and rebar could hold? There just isnt much room at all to be able to build a wooden stand, so wondered about this as an option.
  6. They MIGHT...but IME I didn't have much luck. From what I remember it's best to go by the MM (millimeter). Fact check me but I think you need a 45mm for standard 1" plumbing but its 3mm larger for sch80 plumbing...
  7. Definitely something to discuss tomorrow too is finding the RIGHT sized bit! It's not as easy as buying a 1 1/2 drill bit for a 1 1/2" PVC! I know i have a good diamond bit that's used for doing a 1.5" hole - if interested in that. We did a drilling demo last year at the meeting at my house and RyanSweet did the demo without cutting off Brandon's finger.
  8. I think i'll be there, gameday decision for the others.
  9. rhwimmers

    Dive knife

    Anyone happen to have one I could borrow for a week?
  10. Hey I just found out that Dr. Sylvia Earle will be speaking at Emens Auditorium on March 27th at 7:00 pm and it's free! This thread is to see who is interested, arrange carpooling, and plan for the day. Muncie doesn't have much...but they do have the best hibachi/sushi restaurant i've been to - and there is also a guy that sells corals etc so could possibly see if he wants a group to come in. Here is some info on the speaker Environmental advocate, oceanographer, and TED Prize winner, Dr. Sylvia Earle will be speaking at Emens Auditorium on March 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Sylvia A. Earle is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, Founder of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.) / Mission Blue, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research Inc. (DOER), Chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute and former Chief Scientist of NOAA. Author of more than 200 publications and leader of more than 100 expeditions with over 7,000 hours underwater, Dr. Earle is a graduate of Florida State University with M.A. and PhD. degrees from Duke University and 27 honorary doctorates. Her research concerns the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems and development of technology for access to the deep sea. She is the subject of the Emmy® Award Winning Netflix documentary, Mission Blue, and the recipient of more than 100 national and international honors and awards including being named Time Magazine’s first Hero for the Planet, a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, 2014 UNEP Champion of the Earth, Glamour Magazine’s 2014 Woman of the Year, member of the Netherlands Order of the Golden Ark, and winner of the 2009 TED Prize, the Walter Cronkite Award, the 1996 Explorers Club Medal, the Royal Geographic Society 2011 Patron’s Medal, and the National Geographic 2013 Hubbard Medal.
  11. If it's aiptasia you are wanting to get rid of berghia nudi is by far the best method
  12. Hey I think it would be cool if everyone took pics of their frags NOW, and then maybe every 2 weeks or every month and see the different growth we all get. Would be a neat experiment since they all came from the same frag. Brandon - what were the tank parameters on what the coral is used to? What kind of lights is it used to? What kind of flow and where in the tank were they at? Anyone interested?
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