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We are happy to announce that the PNWMAS May meeting will be a behind the scenes tour of North West Aquatics marine aquaculture breeding facility.

The lead aquarist Colby will be giving a talk on wild caught and captive marine fish quarantine procedures as well as ideal treatments to follow. After the speech he will take us on a tour of his facility and explain some of the details of clown fish & seahorse breeding and what goes into culturing the live foods to keep them happy.

At the end of it all we will get a chance to see his prized weedy sea dragons in person and that is a rare treat indeed. These things are amazing! These cell phone pictures do them no justice, I will have my real camera next time I go in, the first shot is when they were tiny babies.

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Once the actual presentation and tour are over there will be a raffle and frag swap to participate in, that is if your not too busy engaging in conversation with all the other reefers there. Miles and I will be bringing in an aquarium to put the corals in so we can do this proper, as usual there will be a separate thread for that exchange here shortly.

North West Aquatics will also be offering up a very nice frag pack for the raffle in addition to our usual PNWMAS prizes so stay tuned for that,  let me tell you he has some pretty good looking corals up in there.

So come one come all and join us for a another great PNWMAS meeting and a killer coral exchange, these are going to be some informative discussions that's for sure, you won't want to miss out on this one..

Oh, almost forgot to mention that pizza and sodas will be provided so not to worry if you get the munchies before the raffle, your club has you covered!

Being only two weeks away you really want to get that day off of work fast so you will be able to attend,

the day will be Saturday May 6th: 2 -4 p.m. at North West Aquatics 

33740 99Hwy East Tangent Oregon

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These guys are so cool, mother nature s so incredible.

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This meeting is going to be worth the drive, Portland peeps!

Do you want to know how to breed seahorses or clownfish? Colby is one of the best and can show us how he does it in his facility.

Do you want to know how to raise live foods? Colby has that going too.

How about how to prevent the spread of common fish diseases and the optimal quarantine setup. Colby's got that covered too.

I should take a notebook along to this meeting. Fish school is in session. :yippee:

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Looking forward to it!  I think the weedy sea dragons are going to be real popular in our household. (looking around to see where we could possibly fit a specimen tank :unsure:)

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26 minutes ago, stylaster said:

oh bummer ill be in the Caribbean then, you all have a great time

Haha!  I'm not sure that being in the Caribbean that weekend qualifies as a bummer but I get what you mean... Enjoy your trip!

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Would love to see those sea dragons in person!

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Would love to see those sea dragons in person!

I got to see them yesterday! They are so cool! Talk about majestic lol.


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I have a very well behaved 10 year old that will definitely want to come w me - kids allowed?


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10 minutes ago, Mchums said:

I have a very well behaved 10 year old that will definitely want to come w me - kids allowed?


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Of course kids are welcome! We like to try to suck them into the hobby too! They are the future! :)

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13 minutes ago, Mchums said:

I have a very well behaved 10 year old that will definitely want to come w me - kids allowed?


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Great to have kids interested in attending to help carry the torch.   Be prepared to come home with a sea dragon though - I can't imagine a kid (or adult really) who won't want one of those!

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Are those dragons leafy or weedy? I watched a couple vids and they look leafier to me. They are amazing!

I can't make the meeting this month but look forward to the next one!

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1 hour ago, Stugots said:

Are those dragons leafy or weedy? I watched a couple vids and they look leafier to me. They are amazing!

I can't make the meeting this month but look forward to the next one!

These are weedy sea dragons.

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Ahhh, I'm so excited for this one!  I was even blabbing away about it this afternoon to co-workers, most of whom gave blank stares, followed by looks of, "Wow, she's into some weird stuff." :laugh: 

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As if sea dragons were not enough as usual there will be raffle items!!

How about a one year subscription to Coral Magazinr?

 

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How about another raffle item? I have 2 25 dollar gift certificates to TPA Wilsonville. Also officially in May they will be known as All Things Aquarium. This is still the same great store under the same ownership rhe only thing that has changed is the name !

 

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14 hours ago, Emerald525 said:

How about another raffle item? I have 2 25 dollar gift certificates to TPA Wilsonville. Also officially in May they will be known as All Things Aquarium. This is still the same great store under the same ownership rhe only thing that has changed is the name !

 

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Did you spill a little saltwater on those gift certificates, Kim? :laugh:

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1 hour ago, Lexinverts said:

Did you spill a little saltwater on those gift certificates, Kim? :laugh:

Don't judge our queen. How could you?!

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I recently made my own amino acid solution. It consists of only the top five amino acids that corals take from the water column and a buffer of acetic acid to prevent growth of microbes and increase shelf life.

It's nothing fancy, but if anyone is willing to try some, I'd be happy to bring you a solution. I've been using it for two weeks with a dosage of 5mL per 100 gallons per day. 

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How about another raffle prize ? We have 2 Marineland pumps up for grabs! Who doesn't need a pump and those of you who have been doing this for a while know a backup pump is always a good thing to have!! These are roughly 600 GPH .

 

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We have some great prizes as always!! Oh yes the meeting is this Saturday!!

How about a 50 dollar gift to the Premium Aquarium in Salem!

Stop on the way back from the meeting ! Hands down this is the best store in Salem!!

 

 

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How about another prize !! We have a brand new algae turf scrubber from Santa Monica Filtration!! I have seen the great results that other people have had with these and just got two for my own tanks. These are hand made and the owner is great about answering questions. 

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22 minutes ago, Emerald525 said:

How about another prize !! We have a brand new algae turf scrubber from Santa Monica Filtration!! I have seen the great results that other people have had with these and just got two for my own tanks. These are hand made and the owner is great about answering questions. 

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Fortunately I was already planning on coming because I could use this!

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22 minutes ago, albertareef said:

Fortunately I was already planning on coming because I could use this!

Yes I'm excited about getting mine up and running !! They cost about 200 dollars so a chance to win one would be great!!

I tend to wait and see with new technology and I have seen enough successful tanks using them with great results , I took the plunge!

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On 4/29/2017 at 11:16 AM, milesmiles902 said:

Don't judge our queen. How could you?!

I judge the queen! There is BBQ sauce on something the club owns... Kim knows all about it. :laugh:

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      After all the Fun, and after getting up at 3:30 to try to get to Washington by 6:00 then closing down the event by 5 to make the trip back home... As many of the rest of you know, it then came time to acclimate, dip, and place corals into their appropriate places. What we won't do for the hobby yeah!?
      I do have to make another round of applause for those who made this spectacular even a reality.
      Our Deserving Officers and Board of Directors- Stylaster, FlashyFins, Albertareef, LexInverts, JeremyEvans, Badxgillen, KKnight, Emerald, The Clark, Chief, Paratore, Youcallmeny, and Lewisfisherman.
      Our Washington Sisters and Brothers-- Stacy Pziezak, Jim/Gumby, and family,
      And some of our hardcore PNWMAS Crew- OptimusPrime, Steve, ReeferMadness, and many I am forgetting in the mix. All your help was appreciated!
      And as usual, last but not least, the people who all make this all really possible...The PNWMAS Club, to without it, would not be possible..
      THANK YOU ALL,
      YOU PEOPLE ROCK,
      REEF ON!!!!
       
      And for your viewing pleasure, I have a ton more pics on their way, especially on the guest speaker Mr Saltwater.




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