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  1. 7 points
    The News we have all been waiting for.... The Grand Prize for the 2018 INDMAS frag swap is the C-VUE 40 gallon aquarium with the C-Ray 200 light by Cobalt Aquatics
  2. 6 points
    So my wifey got me a surprise gift. I love these T-shirts so much. Has anyone else gotten any cool gifts? Here’s a tread to show them off. Post pics of your cool stuff😎
  3. 6 points
    I want to say thank you to everyone for coming out the swap this past weekend. I also want to thank all of the hobbyist and vendors. We had a great attendance for the new venue. And a big thank you to all the volunteers and staff who helped to pull this together on setup, during the event, and tear down. We have lots of new members and lots of renewals. We hope that everyone will continue to stick around and I really hope to get the forums going again.
  4. 6 points
    It was awesome today at the swap. Never been to one before but it was awesome.
  5. 6 points
    NEW INDMAS RAFFLE TOTAL = $8,908!! keep your eyes on this thread for more details and swap sneak peaks!! This is going to be one Rocking St. Patty Day Swap!!
  6. 5 points
    I got an adult Interruptus angle almost 2 years ago and have been on the look out for a juvenile to pair it with. In February I was finally able to get my hands on a juvenile. After quarantine and observation tank for a while I put her in acclimation box in DT for 2 days. Just released her today. Minor chasing for the first couple of hours as seen in the video, and now they are good! No more chasing or posturing. I really am surprise and happy on how well the introduce went. (sorry for the reflections on the glass and all the micro bubbles in tank) https://youtu.be/ykhJowdcLh8 https://youtu.be/fMlf_42tTEM
  7. 5 points
    Hi everyone, hope the reefing has been well these days, I miss it! I just wanted to recognise the fact you all have Sanjay speaking at the swap this year. For anyone that doesn't know this, he is like the Bill Gates of lighting in the reefing world. I will 100% be at this event and everyone should attend this. I just wanted to tell indmas staff that they did an excellent job! I'm pumped! Thanks, Luke
  8. 5 points
    Update on these guys. All is well and they have doubled in size! Found a few more shortly after my first post. A week ago had a couple die do to some kind of slime/bacteria that was covering the two anemone. I think it was caused by some leftover food. With a new total of 20 babies! I hope to not have anymore loses.
  9. 5 points
    Meet The Count He hovers in this area of the tank and has a den right behind him. Some say you never make it out if his den alive. Others say nothing at all...what say you?
  10. 5 points
    Based on the total count, it was somewhere around the 600+ range. We had 78 new members join.
  11. 5 points
    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone this evening during set up. I apologize for not saying it in person, mainly because everyone was so busy. I’m pretty new to this group and I don’t know many, but everyone was so awesome tonight. Made my daughters week being able to help as much as she could. Cannot wait for tomorrow! Drive safe everyone.
  12. 5 points
    You will need to come to the swap to see the complete line up but here are some additional items besides what has been listed above including the fabulous grand prize that was donated by The REEF Our platinum Sponsor 14 gallon bio cube with stand, 24 inch and 30 inch led aqua lights with extra lamps provided by Central Aquatics a platinum sponsor, 2- all event MACNA tickets for this year in Las Vegas, Fragging items and gift certificates provided by Salt Critters a Gold Sponsor, Wide selection of Loc-line products, 7 gallon mini , HOG 1 algae scrubber, Tunze nano stream, 2 part with dosing pumps, Coral magazine subscriptions, polyp lab reef roids, wide variety of DR Tim's products, a wide variety of SERA products, Neptune ATO Kit, Sets of Rod's frozen....... And way too many gift certificates to list. We are closing in on almost $10,000 in total prizes. For the 1st time in an effort to help promote the hobby for the next generation we are having a door prize drawing for a Fluval tank set up donated by Premium Aquatics a Gold Sponsor . This door prize drawing (not a raffle so no ticket purchase necessary) is only for those attendees 13 years and younger. We also have a members only advance special deals provided by the REEF for RPM salt and Premium Aquatics for some RODI filter sets. Please check out the member forums. If you cannot access the member Forums it means you need to join INDMAS for the low cost of $21 a year. But of course the raffle is not the only reason we all go to the INDMAS Frag swap we go... To see Friends and Vendors that we have not seen for the past year. A great speaker a 1st for the INDMAS swap Marc “melev” Levenson check out his website at melevsreef.com. A great selection of corals at the swap from Vendors and hobbyist (make sure to check reef trader as well) . A photo booth provided by Central Indiana Aquatics what better way to remember your INDMAS frag swap experience be it your 1st or 15th. and of course food trucks to help you make it through the day. The only draw back it is only one day and for only 6 hours Hope to see everyone there..... Mike
  13. 5 points
    We have a great list of vendors and sponsors lined up this year everyone!! Let's thank Saltcritters and Premium Aquatics for joining our Silver Sponsors for this year! Thank you to you both for your contribution to this club and for the 2018 INDMAS Frag Swap! GOLD SPONSORS:
  14. 4 points
    I got the tank up and running. So far all is good, no floods. What do you all think?
  15. 4 points
    Since im hosting the August meeting.....it might be a little cramped in my basement...... Kidding aside, cuddos to those making the decision. Its the right one. Things are gonna get worse before they get better. Ross
  16. 4 points
    Will try to make it, at least for a bit. It's been a little crazy the past year and just we just welcomed our daughter Kara to the family this weekend and a nice break outside in the sun on that deck just might do the trick! I'm off for a couple weeks, if weather cooperates I'll try and smoke something tasty.
  17. 4 points
    Finally made my first gallon of RO/DI water!! Thank you all for your help!!!
  18. 4 points
    Little over due update! These guys are getting big and beautiful! Biggest one is now over 3/4” when fully open. Keep your eyes out probably in about a couple of months I’ll be putting these for sale.
  19. 4 points
    She had to have a shirt that matched the rest of the family, so I had one made for her. Now she is saying she is going to have a tank like daddy someday, but only one Nemo, and more coral. 🤣 Always a critic. 🤔
  20. 4 points
    Hey Guys! I just wanted to take a second and introduce myself! My Name is Kyle Delello and I have been in the Hobby for a couple years. I run a Red Sea 750XXL and I am a major fish nerd. I have some soft coral and LPS, but my tank is dedicated to the fish! I don't have a good excuse as to why it took me so long to join here, other than I spend tons of time on Reef2Reef as I am a moderator there. 3fordfamily is a very good friend of mine, I HOPE THAT DOESNT COUNT AGAINST ME I also have 6 QT's in my basement as I am a major fish disease nerd and I am constantly trying new methods for treatment for the betterment of our hobby. Look forward to meeting some local hobbyists!!!
  21. 4 points
    Tank has been on autopilot since the softball season has started. Having a little bit of coral warfare going on with the candy canes and euphyllia, but I knew that was going to eventually happen. Overall good growth and the ricordea I purchased from Luis has split twice since I picked it up from him. I'm still eyeballing an upgrade to a lagoon tank, but right now I love this little tank. Cannot see me ever going larger than 25 gallons to be honest. Love the ease and simplicity of its little footprint.
  22. 4 points
    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!
  23. 4 points
  24. 4 points
    Swap was great. I like the space we had looks like we have room to grow
  25. 4 points
    @Zacagawea7 If you attend the guest speaker Marc Levenson (Melev) I am sure you will get some answers from his presentation as well as maybe being able to talk to him afterwards.
  26. 4 points
    Walt Disney acropora frag just donated to the raffle by Simply Saltwater! Yep...my raffle budget just got upped!
  27. 4 points
    It depends. For ones where you see a progression of the amount of white let's say then yes that's typically the way. But a lot of these designers are by mixing various strains or even species. For example, the long fins were a naturally occurring 1 in a million fish that they then mated with another fish for production, maybe a sibling but maybe not. The point being it wasn't a line bred situation that I typically refer to as a "strain". This convo has sparked my interest. I am going to ask some people about it to see what they say. I will let you know.
  28. 4 points
    So I know how inexpensive plugs are, but I still wanted to give it a whirl. I’m totally a DIY guy so why not plugs. Saves me a few buck and can possibly make some too. Started out by making the mold. First I cut a 3”x10”x2” thick block of delrin plastic work was about to trash into 4 strips. Next I bolted them back together with 6 long bolts. Then I drilled a 3/8” holes in a staggered pattern 1-1/4” deep. This will be the stems of the plugs. Once all the 3/8” holes were drilled I used a 7/8” drill bit to make the crowns. I drilled down 1/4” in depth. Next step was the recipe. I have some old clean sand in a bucket in the garage, and I managed to get some Portland cement from the bricklayers at work. I went with a ratio of 3 to 1. 3/4 cup of sand and 1/4 cup of Portland cement was enough for the mold and a few flat disc. I mixed all the ingredients in a empty calcium supplement container that I cut the top 1/4 off. I added enough water to create a syrupy consistency. This will allow any air bubbles to rise out of the mix. Now comes the fun part. I started scooping the mix into every plug hole in the mold. Once they were all filled I smoothed the surface and started to shake and tap on the mold to work out any trapped air bubbles and settle the mix in in every plug hole. Followed by a top off of mix to any low spots. Dry time is two days. And Shazam! Unbolt the mold pry the strips apart with a flat screwdriver, a few taps hear and there and a wiggle of the plugs and walla. Let me know if you wanna try for yourself. I’ll be happy to give any advice about the process.
  29. 4 points
    Thank you for hosting Bill. Your aquarium and system are terrific! What a great time seeing everyone, and there was enough food for twice the crowd. Joining Indmas just a few short years ago was one of my better moves, not only for all the collective knowledge, but to meet such a great group of people. I wish all of you a safe, relaxing, and Merry Christmas!
  30. 4 points
    Modern Aquatix has donated a $25 gift certificate for tomorrow folks!! We have over $200 in raffles for this meeting alone. Lots of foods, raffles, gift exchange and cool reefers! Sounds like a divine way to end the 2017 INDMAS year to me
  31. 4 points
    If the raffles above aren't enough this month....check out what Luis has graciously added to the raffle this month! He has a colony of gorgeous looking palys he is adding to the raffle! Check these out:
  32. 4 points
  33. 4 points
    Hello Indy! I'm looking forward to coming out next weekend to speak. For anyone that's looking to get some SPS frags PM me your email and I can email a list with photos with what I have. Unfortunately I was a recent victim as all other Photobucket users were and can no longer show my photobucket photos online. I'll post some pics tomorrow. Thanks in advance. Copps
  34. 3 points
    I am installing a new tank in our living room. I needed to remodel it before I pick up the new tank from Jeremy. I could not find my shop lights. Oh yeah not a problem, 2 x 400w MH who needs a shop light anyways. The tank is going where the plumbing is sticking up through the floor. Take care, Mike
  35. 3 points
    I hope everyone has been well. With restrictions being lifted what better way to get reengaged than with the June meeting which is the summer social. While not everyone may yet be comfortable in a group setting for those of you that are the details are as follows: The June meeting will be June 13th from 4pm - 6 pm Craig Martin (cmrun) and his wife Connie are the host again this year . The address is 921 Arrowwood Drive in Carmel IN. The summer social is a pitch in so please reply if you can make it and what you will be bringing. Bring your aquarium questions to the meeting and we will be doing a question and answer I will be there +1 and will be bringing buffalo chicken dip Mike
  36. 3 points
    Thanks for everyone's comments. I would really like to give a shout out to Mike for his above and beyond commitment and time that he put in, not only staying in contact with the Health Office, Hendricks County Fairgrounds, vendors attending other swaps, our local vendors and sponsors but finding an alternative date that will put us past this pandemic and give us time to put all the pieces back together for a successful swap. Great job Mike!!
  37. 3 points
    Wanted to update everyone that the show is still a go for Saturday We also added a couple of Nero pumps and a couple of Radions for the raffle
  38. 3 points
    JR one of the previous education chairs even came to visit me. Was really glad to see an old friend again...stay fishy INDMAS!
  39. 3 points
    I will post pics of my collection for any stick heads that are intrested. I am 3D printing frag transporters for any one that wants to order one they will be $10. They will come in a water tight container and will post other pics latter but PM if you want one as they take 5 hours to make. These are PETG and safe for aquarium use.
  40. 3 points
    Here are a few of the many of mine 😋
  41. 3 points
    Thanks for hosting this! I had so much fun!! I found a Marine Betta for $55 and feel so lucky. Brought home a large lobo and a lavendar tang. My husband and I truly had a great time. 😊
  42. 3 points
    Hello everyone! I’m looking for suggestions. about 1/3 of my display is under LED’s that I chose specifically for my little mangrove shoots. I figured I could grow some cool macro algae on this side of the tank and leave the other 2/3 for coral. Then I got thinking, I wonder if anyone has had any luck with coral under weak light? The front has strong flow, the back has low flow. (Don’t mind the hideous power head, my mp10 broke and I’m awaiting replacement) Maybe some mushrooms? Thanks in advance!
  43. 3 points
    I decided to take the chance and take a few pictures of the dwarf lionfish during feeding time. Pictures taken on note 8 with standard settings.
  44. 3 points
    I know behind the scenes there has been a lot of work, co-ordination... and maybe some panic-ey times... but from my view it looks like a very well organized well oiled machine. Looks like its going to be another fantastic event!
  45. 3 points
    @Kyle Curtsinger from past experience bringing kids to the swap can be fun and challenging. I often bring my 2 yr old and 8 month old to swaps I go to and usually don't have any issues if you come prepared with a smaller stroller. If your kids are into the fish and corals, then you should be good. This is just from my personal swap experience with 2 younger ones.
  46. 3 points
  47. 3 points
    Got it! Better late than never I guess
  48. 3 points
    With the new update it's easier then ever! See the Drag files here to attach or choose files at the bottom of this window? click on; choose files and choose the file from your computer. Done!!
  49. 3 points
    Just starting up a thread on one of my smaller tanks that I have. Currently running a 13.5g fluval Evo tank. Everything is stock on the tank other than a fluval 15g wavemaker and an aquatic life nano skimmer (highly recommend). Current occupants: Lubbocks wrasse, blue/green chromis, and a rainfords goby. Inverts are a few hermits, a few snails, 2 sexy shrimp, a pom pom crab and a porcelain crab. Corals, I have a mix of different zoas and palys, red gorgonian, different mushroom (Yuma, richordea, discoma), a few torches, octospawn, and a bunch of other stuff. Water changes are done weekly. I am looking to add more color to the tank with future zoas and other corals. This tank is also home to a bunch of baby sexy shrimp that were born on 8/10/17 at 11:36 PM. woohoo!!!
  50. 3 points
    The newest upgrade of our software and server has much better photo and video upload and viewing support. 1) File sizes up to 32 MB 2) High res photos don't need to be cropped or downgraded in quality 3) Snap photos and videos; then upload live from your smartphone!
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