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November 2016 Cuttle Fish and Corals Grand Opening Pictures

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So as some of you noticed our October meeting fell a week late and spilled over into the month of November, but for good reason. We were having our meeting at the new Cuttlefish and Corals but there were some unexpected construction delays pushing our gathering back a week.

No wine before its time is what I always say.

 

In the end it is all worth while to have things done right, and you will notice this place is quite proper. Asides from the much more accessible parking this new stores location has room, and lots of it. The place may very well be 3 to 4 times larger than the last establishment with windows and ceilings to match, it has that open and spacious feeling to it.

 

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Instead of classic Isles like most stores there are what I would call "Islands" of shallow coral holding and frag tanks.

 

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Of course theses were all appropriately full of some fine specimens that were sure not to disappoint the finest coral connoisseur. But we will get back to that later on cause now...

 

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It looks like its time for the party to start.

 

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Various foods for the get together were provided from a beautiful cheese & cracker tray to an assortment of crunchy vegetables, and we cannot forget Holly's delicious chocolate chip cookies can we...

 

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Did I mention Jeff has a nice and comfy couch and table for the weary coral hunter, you could spend quite a bit of time here am I right?

 

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From the beginning to the end Jorge had his work cut out for him, here you can see he has that customer service down.

 

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Speaking of workers, I don't think I ever saw Robyna slow down once! Here are some Cool Cats right here, El Prez Emerald, Robyna, and Spectra all in one shot. And please don't be too upset at me for posting this photo up, I had too, I love it.

 

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Kireek looking into one of those 50 gallon low boy tanks that look oh so sleek, I know I want one too...And are those the grow out ricordeas in there?! Save one for me yeah.

 

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Robert Here checking out the fish aquariums, there is some serious swim space now. Its eally nice.

 

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Our good secretary Miles enjoying the gathering, I bet he found some nice frags in that tank, I know I did. Once my main tank is stable again I will hook you up with some acro goodness.

 

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Ron and family came in for a bit and picked up some killer fish and corals. We need to meet up again some time.

 

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KKnight made it out, she is one of the Board Of Directors and active Tanks For Teachers advocate.

 

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Albertareef getting an idea of whats going into that sweet new tank he has setup. One of everything Right!? 

 

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Stylaster made his appearance with his cooler, always a pleasure exchanging words. I feel bad as I failed to get the name of the gentleman standing next to him but if some one can fill me in that would be great.

 

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Dunpeal in the middle here scoping out the treasures to be had. 

 

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Youcallmenny for another meeting but a first to the Cuttlefish and Corals. It didn't disappoint did it?

 

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Hey its another one of my home boys int the house, HigherThinking! Did you snag that aqua blue clam in that tank we were looking at?

 

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Now look who it is here, Zorro! Good acro talk we had, I hope the piece we got ends up looking as good as that wolverine you showed me, then I would totally be happy.

 

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Vance getting closer and closer to getting his system up and running. I didn't get to talk with you at this one but I will be sure to send you a  message here soon about getting things chugging along.

 

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Pantherguy, I haven't seen you since the Expo, good to see you again man.

 

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The Clark and daughter came down to snag some fine corals and a nice tang, you all keep that ricordea fat and happy alright, Go Team Clark!

 

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Flash21 getting in on the killer raffle for the PNWMAS club. Another apology from me that we did not get to meet properly, I snuck this photo in while I could. Roll out to the December meeting and we can actually have a conversation maybe.

 

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Lady Sabrtooth. Now that you have that Goniopora in the sweet spot you should try your hand at some other flavors/colors like red or lime or even maybe a alveopora. I like to dream big sometimes.

 

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Beer and son...Or Son and...Never mind. If you get a chip off the old pheonix keep me in mind will yah. I think I could make room in my tank for that. And thanks for bringing by that acro for me, I got it in a good spot I think.

 

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Mr Bret our Treasurer who does a mighty fine job I must say and Gill&Fin who also pulls her own weight and then some on our Board of Directors. Kudos.

 

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Haven't seen this guys face in a while, Jack, glad I got to see you even if it was only for a short bit. I presume you snagged that Torch you had your eyes on? So much Candy...

 

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Danlu with his wife. So Daniel, is that 235 gallon rimless already packed or do you still have room for more corals..Wait Don't answer that!...There is always room for one more.

 

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MattV is in da House! Another coral connoisseur with good taste.

 

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You all know who this is, BicycleBill. Now I know you don't have any room in that stacked tank of yours, unless you did some sort of "renovation". Oh hek, there is always room for one more.

 

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Some other good ole reefers I ran into were Drott and Moparfan, its good to be in the club isn't it. All these friendly faces that care about the same thing.

 

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Ken made it to another gathering but there were so many people this time around I failed ot get a word in, my bad. Maybe I will see you all at the December Holiday meeting.

 

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Jeff doing what he does best.

 

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And last but not least is the Cuttlefish and Corals owner and the host with the most, Jeff.

Thank You man, You Rock!

 

It was a great meet.

 

And now for some other shots of the people and corals involved in the days success.

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Look at that long run for those fishies!

 

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There goes my budget!

 

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Group drool shot.

 

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This place got freakin Hoppin! Big turnout I must say.

 

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Picked these guys up too.

 

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Almost bought a wrasse too, Jorge is quite a sales man.

 

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Robyn was slinging things out left and right too. Jeff has good help thats for sure.

 

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Diggin the new layout.

 

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UNGHN!...

 

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Take Me Home!!!

 

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Full House...And wait, thats Nostalgia I believe front and center bottom...Whats up man.

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Thanks for the pics.

Wife Daughter and I got caught up in coral heaven. I'm bad with names. So I'm sure we will see each other soon.

Daughter is looking forward to the grow out competition!

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Great pictures as always Bert! That had to be a record for people but if you build it they will come !

 

Thanks Jeff for the extra giveaways and for hosting such a wonderful meeting !

 

I got a few more corals !

 

Thanks srobertson for the bonus coral give aways too! Hope to see everyone at the holiday meeting on December in Salem!

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That was a good time for sure! I didn't end up getting that blue maxima. I went back and forth so long I even annoyed myself at my indecisiveness. Maybe another time.

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man I wish I could have made this one! Awesome turn out and the store looks awesome

 

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Thanks for the pics Robert - great to see everyone again. I hope whoever got that bright yellow SPS colony gets it growing fast... would love some of that someday!

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Great pics, thank you!  If there was a PNWMAS historian it would be Robert!

 

The place was packed, coral was amazing, deals were hot.  

 

Still smiling thinking about it.

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Nice pictures Bert! I had a great time hanging out and chatting with people. It was a pleasure to see some familiar faces and meet some new members. That banana yellow sps was intense. I knew I should have got in on it! Can't wait to see how the shop progresses.

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Had a ton of fun! Great seeing everyone there.. even encouraged me to sign back in and stay up to date!

 

.... now I may never come back on because that is a terrible picture of me! ???? But the rest are amazing!

 

And don't forget there is a mother party at C&C this weekend! Our Grand Opening event is Saturday! See you all in the shop! ????????????

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Had a ton of fun! Great seeing everyone there.. even encouraged me to sign back in and stay up to date!

.... now I may never come back on because that is a terrible picture of me! But the rest are amazing!

And don't forget there is a mother party at C&C this weekend! Our Grand Opening event is Saturday! See you all in the shop!

I had a wonderful time as well.Thank you for being so attentive Roybn.Your customer service skills are awesome! Have a blast at the Grand Opening.

 

*Thanks to Jeff for being so kind.No matter what the time or occasion.*

 

Special thanks to our board members for all that you do! Kim and Holly in particular for reaching out during these events.You two always help me feel welcome.

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      Rules and Guidelines for The CNC Zoa Grow Out Competition. 
      1.Your first post must include a quick write up of your system in thiis competition thread. Including tank size, flow, lighting, placement of the frag, frag measurement, equipment (ie calcium reactor, dosing, etc), feeding regiment, etc.
      2. You will be required to post photo updates. The contest will start April 20th. You will be required to post a photo update once a month. I will remind you of this when the time is soon to post. I know life gets busy and people go out of town so you have a 2 week window to post.You will have 7 days before the 20th and 7 days after to post your update. If you do not post within the allotted time frame you will be disqualified. 
      3. Please no cheating. This competition is meant to be fun and for bragging rights. Cheaters will be disqualified and banned from any future competitions.
      4. The frags must remain on the original plug. You may modify the plug if needed example cutting off the stem for placement. You may place the frag anywhere you want in your tank and you may move it to a different spot during the competition but it is frowned upon  and you cannot move it to a new tank as the point is to see how the frag does over time in different systems.
      5. Initial photos of frags need to have a top down as well as side shot so we can all see the frag and what you are starting with. No hiding zoa polyps in your photos. Not following the rules will cause you to be disqualified, I know that sounds harsh but it is out of fairness to the rest of the group. Remember a lot can happen in 4 months. During the last growout many were DQ'd due to not posting. It's really simple. JUST DO IT. Length of competition: The competition will run for 4 months. This will give us enough time for       the frag to grow. A lot can happen in 4 months and a lot of people could drop out, so if you are persistent, you have a chance to win the grand prize. This will give EVERYONE the same advantage\disadvantage with acclimation and so on. Pictures will be required frequently for updates. Final post will be July 20th 2015 for the winner. 
      Judging a winner: Should be pretty straight forward this grow out. The most polyps at the end wins.
      But the Grand Prize is... Not going to spoil it yet, you have to play our little game here.
      Our Standing List of Fine PNWMAS Contestants are...
      1. Sharklover
      2. Paratore
      3. Kasasah
      4. Lewisriverfisherman
      5. Spectra
      6. Reefnjunkie
      7. Jtarmitage
      8. Badxgillen
      9. Optimusprime
      10. MJs reef
      11. Sroberts
      12.Flash21
      13. Emerald525
      14.Jeremevans
      15.Kristen Herr
      16.TheClark
      17. Kev 311
      18. JMurray
      19. Pdxmonkeyboy 
      20. Gil & Fin
      21. TheDSBlack
      So lets see who is who among the competition, Who thinks they have a chance against some of PNWMAS finest coral growers? Post em up and lets get this party started. 

      Featured here is the mother colony, not my grow out frag... Although mine might look like that in 4 months, I got the JUICE!!!
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