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  1. Should have (3) new couples sign up for membership to INDMAS and should be attending this there 1st meeting. Vince should be joining the club tonight. Vince & Katie Roberts Paul & Janet Rhonda & Curtis Bowen
    5 points
  2. Sorry, I didn't see some of these lasts posts until this am (Sun). Spoke or texted with a number of the above, But wanted to say thank you for all pitching in and bringing food & drinks etc. I hope some of you who took pictures will post them here because this was great time. WHAT A BLAST! Really enjoyed getting to meet some of the new members. Haven't spent anytime looking for a stray mermaid, but haven't noticed her yet either.... There may have to be some form of retribution to those delinquents who aided in or instigated of hiding of said mermaid.... LOL. 14,236 days... made it through another one!
    5 points
  3. Future meeting hosts, there’s a little game that was started at the summer social this year, involving small mermaid aquarium decoration being hidden in the house. If and when Craig finds it, he’s going to pay it forward to one of you. If you find it, keep it going… 😸
    4 points
  4. Laura and I would like to thank everyone that made the trip down. We really appreciate it. Also everyone who bought coral, thanks and we hope they do well for you.
    4 points
  5. Well the break is over. Bought a tank this week, I’m thinking of doing a build thread if anyone would be interested.
    3 points
  6. Starting this up finally to track progress for myself. Finally somewhat picture worthy after getting some stuff organized and not just thrown around the sand bed. Still some work to go.
    3 points
  7. Thanks to everyone that attended. A pleasure hosting everyone. Hope everyone took advantage of the pay it forward. Can’t wait to see everyone again for the holiday get together.
    3 points
  8. Sorry, I could not make the July meeting so you will not need to hunt... but I may need to. Its possible Connie put it back into the box of freebies and it left the day of the June meeting. As of now (July 20th) its MIA... 🙁
    3 points
  9. I don’t pay attention, obviously
    3 points
  10. These are all from the last time I was part of the club. I think my old pictures were deleted, but I remember we used to be very limited with how many pictures we could post at that time.
    3 points
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  12. So another spawning event last night. This time it was the Rose bubble tip.
    3 points
  13. Looking forward to being there. Will be my first meeting.
    3 points
  14. Just messing around with my new lens filters on my iPhone. I need to work on getting better video.
    3 points
  15. lower right in 2017.. Boy Ryan aged from 2016 to 2017
    2 points
  16. This was from a club meeting in 2016 at Tryfin's (bill's house) I believe it was one of the retro frag swaps
    2 points
  17. So the early bird gets the nicest pick, but the last bird gets the discounts lol
    2 points
  18. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Club!
    2 points
  19. Merry Christmas, happy holidays, whatever it is you celebrate I hope you make it the best!
    2 points
  20. Thank you again Luis and Chanel for hosting it was a great time as always. Beautiful setup!
    2 points
  21. Chanel said she would start with the Achilles. Lol. Happy wife happy life.
    2 points
  22. This is a great lesson for all of us with significant others.................. https://www.newsweek.com/video-woman-cooking-husbands-pet-fish-teach-him-lesson-viewed-7m-times-1639103
    2 points
  23. Wow, what a nice system! Too bad more did not attend it was a fun meeting... well except for that nomination thing!
    2 points
  24. After the board elections this year the following were the results: Elections: New Staff and Board Members 2022 Secretary - Craig Martin (CMRun) Treasurer - Ben Commerce - Co-chairs: Ryan (ryansweet) and Luis (Gonzo620) Education - Co-chairs: Doug Duerloo (dduerloo) and Mike Duffy ((Mike762) Membership - Hector DelaFuente III (HDIII) President is not up for election this year. As you will notice we ran co-chairs for commerce and Education this year. For Commerce as both the chairs are new it will be great for the club for contact with existing vendors and sponsors and for the frag swap. As past commerce chairs can tell you this position can be overwhelming especially around the time of the swap. For Education chair having two chairs to coordinate both in person and remote education topics will do nothing but help the club members learn the science and art of reef keeping Welcome both new and returning Board members and staff. I would like to personally thank the Board members and chairs whose terms will be ending: Mikayla - Commerce Kyle - Membership Brian - Education Bob - Secretary The club would not be what it is today without their contributions and hours of volunteering. Look for more news and updates and as always if you have an idea or something that would help the club be better for all members please do not hesitate to reach out Mike Miller (TankNovice) 317 730 7049
    2 points
  25. Doug and Cheryl Thank You both for hosting I stand corrected the best fishroom in the state not just the club!
    2 points
  26. bump... stars (and starfish) aligned! see many of you this afternoon.
    2 points
  27. Hello everyone, Im Jace! From "Jace Exotics" Marine Fish & more. I'm a Hoosier native, opening a new exotic fish in the heart of Broad Ripple. I fell in love with saltwater while living in Southern California. Surfing & snorkeling with the Garibaldi sold me on everything salt water. After moving back to indy at the beginning of covid and spending most of my time with my tank, I decided to turn a hobby I am passionate about into a something I can share with my fellow aquarist & the Indy Community. Mission: Your destination for well priced unique corals and marine life. Grand opening: September 4, 2021 6528 Cornell Ave (Use Rene's Bakery in your gps if you get lost) Everyone is welcomed to come check the place out! What to expect? 15% off for all INDMAS members An unique array of exotic saltwater fish Much more inventory to come in the following weeks
    2 points
  28. Unfortunately I am not going to make it had to go to Florida to clean out my MIL HOUSE as she passed away
    2 points
  29. FYI for people coming next Saturday. Pending good weather, I have a nice outside area that is directly off my family room/Fish room. I have places for everyone to spread out and kids to play on the playset! I look forward to seeing everyone!
    2 points
  30. Nice! I'm back in the field in Michigan this week.
    2 points
  31. Steve...Shane...Scott...whoever you are, bring them with ya lol
    2 points
  32. Steve, feel free. We’d love to get a new family of reefers to geek out with.
    2 points
  33. Alan and I will be attending! Definitely been a very long time since we attended one.
    2 points
  34. Would it be alright to extend an invitation to a possible new member and his wife?
    2 points
  35. Welcome to the club. Don't forget to enter the raffle for some excellent prizes!
    2 points
  36. Welcome to the club, this should a fun event for you. Plan on taking your time looking around, asking questions and enjoying the group!
    2 points
  37. Vender will supply a small bag, deli cup or specimen container
    2 points
  38. So guessing this means you’re actually new the the hobby all together?. Well there will be lots and lots and lots of coral available to purchase. You’ll have a hobbiest section. Pretty much guys in the club growing stuff in their tanks looking to make some cash to put right back into the their tanks. 🙋🏽‍♂️ Like me! Then you have vendors. They’re the tables that have turned all this into a business. Places like Aquarium World, Modern Aquatix, The Reef, Premium Aquatics, Salt Critters, and some out of town place that do some traveling. This year the building is a large one with a lot of space to be able to get a good look at all the tables before deciding what you want to purchase. Be wary though, don’t wanna come back to a table just find the coral you were thinking about had sold moments ago. Bring a well insulated cooler to keep the corals as comfortable as you can till you get them to their new homes. And lots of money lol 😂 Bring cash just in case it the only method accepted by vender/hobbiest (It’s 2021 no reason other methods shouldn’t be but you never know) Have fun, meet lot of new people, talk fish and coral with everyone.
    2 points
  39. Thanks to ReefNewby82, TankNovice and Mike762 for arranging and setting up a Zoom call to help me experience the meeting today. For those of you that don't know I have a rare muscle disease called Inclusion Body Myositis. For the sake of an easy explanation I have heard it described as like ALS but very slowly progressing. At this point I rely on a power wheelchair to get around (it weighs about 500lbs without me in it) and it is starting to limit the use of my hands. It currently affects my left hand more than my right. Because of this you may not see me at very many meetings however I will be at the frag swap and also plan on attending the cookout if that is still in the works. I just have a hard time getting into people homes and even if I can I don't like to risk damaging anything while I am there. My 10 yr old daughter is in this with me and really excited to get our new tank up once it comes in! So Mike's tank, Wow! Very impressive! Things have come a long way since 2007 when I had my last tank up. A lot of automation, changes in filtration, lighting and just over all much cleaner. I got to thinking after the Zoom, has the club considered setting up a Youtube account/channel and recording everyones setups?
    2 points
  40. Dry rock and live rock both have advantages and disadvantages. There are a couple companies that put dry (mined on land) rock in the ocean and let it sit for a year or two then harvest it as live rock. This is legal to do. Just can no longer take rock off a reef anymore. And you can take some steps to process this rock to get rid of some of the bad hitchhikers that won't kill the good bacteria on the live rock (the reason for buying live rock). You can also do things to the dry rock to help get rid of the nitrates and phosphates bound up in it. This does take longer to do though. I think KP Aquatics is still shipping live rock. Dry rock Pros: No unwanted hitchhikers. Cheaper than live rock Cons: No biodiversity added to the tank. Yeah you can add bottled bacteria but it is not the same as what comes on live rock. Many people are having problems with dinos that start with dry rock. ( dry rock may have nitrates and phosphates bound up in it and leach out into your tank,then you may use product to lower these and bottom out your nutrients which will cause dinos )Many thread about this on other sites. No cool hitchhikers. Longer tank cycle Rock can leach nitrates and phosphates leading to algae problems later. Live Rock from the ocean Pros: Lots of biodiversity Cool hitchhikers Shorter tank cycle Cons: Unwanted hitchhikers Can have lots of algae More expensive than dry rock Live Rock from another Tank Pros: Established rock with biodiversity (know the source where it came from) Cons: Rock my have nitrates and phosphates bound up in it and leaching out. May have infestation of things you don't want, like algae, tons of bristle worm, ich or other disease and parasites and many other things. (know the source of where it came from) There are probably other pros and cons to each of these that I am not thinking about right now.
    2 points
  41. My little one would have it no other way. She grew up watching Octonauts and between that and my love of the ocean she was stuck. 🤣 We have decide to go with the Red Sea Max e-170. Starting out without the sump refuge option, but hopefully adding later. My daughter is a real rule follower and always looking to make peace out of any situation and I think I am going to carry that theme into the tank with a couple of examples of symbiotic relationships and just an overall peaceful tank. Which means I will probably also stay away from corals that have a tendency to take over the tank. We'll see, slow and steady.
    2 points
  42. Welcome back to the hobby and to the club Energy efficient lights with LED and DC powered pumps are some of the better innovations Tyr to make it to the April meeting on the 10th
    2 points
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  44. Wow, very cool. Thanks for sharing!
    2 points
  45. Person on Reef2Reef made a home-made removals tool. I tried it and it worked. Here is the link: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/anemone-removal-invention.778278/ Brent
    2 points
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