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Well I must say, the January 2018 meeting went great! A meet and greet at the Premium Aquarium made a splendid beginning of the year event. Tons of beverages, pizza, and sweets were provided by the club and Garret so no one was left hungry during their socializing or shopping, I mean who wants to raffle on an empty stomach? As always the shops tanks were packed and looked great! So many fish and corals, so little time, and so little tank space at home. 

I mean take a look at these crisp and clear displays, very nice.

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Even the rock work was not only well planned, it is well executed, made with the forethought of corals growing in.

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You can''t help but stop  and take an extended look, every time it gets me salivating...And envious!

I saw Chef Dave working at getting the tanks looking their best when I arrived, a having a prime reef tank is an endless task.

As far as frags and colonies go there was a very nice blend of SPS, LPS, and soft corals that were available, whats that? You like that chunky teal frag in the middle?SAM_4999.JPG

 well its in my tank now, along with a few others. Had to replace my red dragon and Chris hooked it up with some insane prices. Good man that Chris, good man.

And I know I usually open up with people but I want to throw one more up here and then I will move on from the non human life for a minute or two. Although there were many amazing fish and inverts int the store, I had to throw this pic up of Garret's anemone tank. It is simply spectacular, so many nice anemones it is slightly sickening...And I don't even like anemones that much, but these I had to give props to.

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And believe it or not this picture does not hold a candle to the colors I saw in person. It was a vibrant mix of reds, oranges, greens, and purples...Some having splotches inside or almost that glittery appearance. A couple had the "sheen" to them that makes them glow. looking into this tank and the clam tank would make any one want a lagoon on the side of their tank.

And speaking of colorful vibrant specimens... Here we have Albertareef left and Flashyfins right. As usual they are laughing or giggling about something that I am clueless about. Alberta, I glued down that frag and put it in a tank in my kitchen so that I can keep a close eye on it, I think I can keep this guy going but we will see. And Cherany, Thank You very much for your assistance running the raffles, you and Shaun make a great team. Much appreciated.

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I also realized going through these pics that y'all have such good fashion sense at these meets, where is I have none. 

Hey! Now who is this that walked in the door!? Our wonderful president Emerald and first lady Sirena! 

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I didn't get the goombas names but they are little cuties aren't they. All ready to do some aquarium window shopping and get an ear full about marine biology. We love our geek outs don't we, it always makes me happy to see children enjoying aquarium life, little minds are at work for sure.

And did somebody say Geek Out? No offense meant guys but this...

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This is a geek out right here that I wanted to be part of. Garret of TPA and Gumby to the right are ogling a sweet piece of montipora Jim brought in to share. Garett thinks it very well could be a rare undata. You know I had to snag me a tiny piece to see what it may do in my tank. Thank You, Jim, your corals and assistance is really something. And Thank you Garret, for opening up your store to us, getting all that food setup and taken down, and all the killer deals and information you give us. You are one of the good ones my friend.

Now here we have the rare Stylaster under actinic lighting, I like to keep him under AISol lighting instead of the radions...To get the colors to really just pop!

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But really folks, Roy here is another of the good ones I was talking about. Informative, generous, and kind make this someone you should always give a shout out to when you see him. I didn't get much face time at this meet but I am looking forward to next months meeting in Washington at which point I will be able to just talk his ear off. I saw those treasures you picked up at TPA, and I saw that lowboy thread you started. You know I will be needing some of that reef candy.

Youcallmenny and son here brought some candy themselves, I see that cooler in hand man.

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And wouldn't you know it, he has a beautiful blastomussa frag for me, Thank You guys. It is going next to my TECO blasto frag...YES! Hope the acro frags work for you and if you want a few more I will get some cut for you. I have a killer blue that is pretty nice.

And here are some more of the PNWMAS crew. 

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Emerald smiling on the left and Fishoutofwater on the right.I feel like I was supposed to bring you a frag man, but I just cannot remember what it is that I had that you were interested in. Refresh my memory sometime and I will get you squared away yeah.

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Whats up Man! Higherthinking here and Lauren, on the right obviously. Getting ready to pounce on some of those killer clams TPA had in stock. A maxima and a derasa later and I bet you are feeling much better, get that salt water fix. I hope to see you both soon yeah, see what you have done with your place, and that big reef tank. Have not been out since the calcium reactor talk/meet.

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Bicyclebill and Mark are in the House! glad you made it out to another meeting. Always happy to see either of these two faces. Bill, as usual, was being generous and handing out monti frags like it aint no thing. OG coral gansta style, Insert low bass hiphop beat for a few seconds for bill here...Yeah Yeah.

These next too can have a little theme music too but something softer.

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Gill&Fin on the left and Lexinverts to the right. Both a couple of awesome people who I always enjoy talking with. Holly, I wouldn't mind seeing your setups again soon, or maybe you will be having a meeting in your area sometime this year perhaps?..And Andy, I will drop you a line in the next few days and see if I can't come by and be of some assistance. I know that slimer colony has grown out  the water and need to go under the saw...Not sure if bone cutters will cut that massive stalk. If your lucky folks I will take pictures when I get to that particular event.

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Danlu of Reefi left and Optimus Prime right. I like both of these guys. Daniel has a pretty nice setup going on and I hear Optimus does too, maybe I can sneak a peek some time? I love seeing other peoples setups no matter the size of complexity. Let me know if that Shazam gives you trouble and I will see what I can do. I will be cutting the chongs bongs soon if you want a frag of those. That goes for both of you. I love trading zoas.

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Its Ron! Scoping out some fish and torches no doubt. This guy has a collection going on that he needs to share with us...Relax Ron, I am talking about pictures, I would never want to hurt those scrumptious Glabrecens. 

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I didn't get a chance to speak with everyone and Brandon here on the left was one whom I missed, sorry man, be assured I will be at another meet though. On the right is Paratore of WCC. Cody my man, my son is going to school out at Western which means that maybe I can come by your place and snag something here soon. Maybe get a trade going on. I know your zoa game is strong.

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JFry, glad you could make it man. We gota meet up outside a meeting or working, get to catch up on the business and life. I like talking maintenance, so many experiences, so many right and wrong ways to do things, and along with the other random events thrown in it never gets boring.

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PDXMonkeyboy. Awesome work on that PAR meter man, I saw you test it side by side the Apogee and it was so close it was almost sickening.. Those meters are Sooo much Money. Good work man, and thanks for sharing it with everyone.

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Colby here of PIA, coming in and swooping up a TTON of clown pairs for his massive breeding project in his Tangent facility. I mean it man, I am going to cruise out your way this next week and see whats up. Those systems should be rocking and rollin by now yeah. I be you have some wild stuff in.

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A last couple relevant pictures with Sharklover taking home the MP10 Circ pump. Happy day!!! Just a terrible photo on my part, so sorry, lots of motion.

Eccotechs are some super nice pumps.

And here we have Reefermadness taking home the ATO.

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Very cool man, I swear we were talking about one last month, now you can implement it into the reef tank. And let me know when you want some easy going acros. I got you covered there man, I owe you.

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And I guess I will finish this off with some nice Anthias that were at The Premium Aquarium.

And my usual Big THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU to all the Officers, Board Of Directors, Sponsors, The Premium Aquarium Crew, and club members who make all this possible. I know you are all tired of me saying this but...

You All ROCK!!!

REEF ON!!!

 

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Didn't get to stay too long but my son and I had a great time!  Lots of good frag trades going on.  Thanks for those!  Yea @badxgillen I'll have to take you up on that, lots of sps room left.  Loving that ORA Frogskin and the efflo is just starting to put it's color back on.  I just took a bunch more frags too so plenty to trade!

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19 minutes ago, badxgillen said:

I also realized going through these pics that y'all have such good fashion sense at these meets, where is I have none.

Hey, don't talk about my friend Bert like that!  Who remembers tie-dye badxgillen? :peace:

 

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Super fun meeting! I'm kicking myself for leaving my camera at home, because the male squareback anthias for sale were show stoppers I wish I had pictures of now. If only my tank were large enough! True beauties of the sea.

Thanks so much for having us, Garrett! I know we all appreciate the hookup with that paid club member discount. Love my new acans and starfish! :wub:

Robert, it's always so nice of you to take pictures and post them up. :photo: I'll have to bring my camera next month and make sure you're in a few!

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It was a great meeting that was for sure!  Thanks garret for letting us have our meeting at your shop , you sure have come along way since your garage!  I will definitely  be back for some of that Jackolantern Leptoseris please save me a frag.:clap:

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That was a lot of fun! Can't believe Lauren hung out for three hours! She's a trooper. Yeah, I ended up with a blue, gold-rimmed Maxima and a gold, blue-rimmed deresa. Perfect combination! Also got a couple softies for my work tank.

 

It was great chatting with everyone over there. And yes, Robert, you gotta get back up here! It's quite the journey, I know. Maybe it'll mean I gotta host another meeting to get you up here! After chatting with you I went ahead and tried that putty solution to arrest the little STN that began on my prized colony.

 

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Here it is when not on a chair getting putty all over it:

 

 

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Great write up as always Bert!  Hilarious and informative.  Not so sure about the fashion sense though...

Had a great time seeing a lot of regulars plus some new faces.  Always nice to reconnect with the "southern contingent" of the club since they can't always make it all the way up north for the meetings.  Garret had the shop looking really good and had some nice pieces on display - had to come home with an Aussie lobo even though I'm not normally an LPS kind of guy.  Glad to see several other folk scored some things as well.  I will have to remember the putty trick.

Andrew - I think we have an open spot in the meeting schedule later this year... I was wondering if the Hwy 30 crowd might like to co-host something at your place again if you were up for it @Higher Thinking  We have several members up that way now so might be a nice way to bring everyone together and isn't too much of a drive from PDX.  Plus, I'm sure your tank looks even more impressive than the last time I saw it!  

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Great write up as always Bert!  Hilarious and informative.  Not so sure about the fashion sense though...
Had a great time seeing a lot of regulars plus some new faces.  Always nice to reconnect with the "southern contingent" of the club since they can't always make it all the way up north for the meetings.  Garret had the shop looking really good and had some nice pieces on display - had to come home with an Aussie lobo even though I'm not normally an LPS kind of guy.  Glad to see several other folk scored some things as well.  I will have to remember the putty trick.
Andrew - I think we have an open spot in the meeting schedule later this year... I was wondering if the Hwy 30 crowd might like to co-host something at your place again if you were up for it [mention=15271]Higher Thinking[/mention]  We have several members up that way now so might be a nice way to bring everyone together and isn't too much of a drive from PDX.  Plus, I'm sure your tank looks even more impressive than the last time I saw it!  
I'm game for whatever. Just let me know if I could be of any assistance!

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Thanks for the great recap Bert! You always do an awesome job of that. Man, Garrett has the most incredible selection of acans! I actually bought a couple to find out that acans are the preferred treat of blue faced angels. Needless to say, rigged up my fishing rig and you can now see that fish at Jeff’s.


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23 minutes ago, Bicyclebill said:

Thanks for the great recap Bert! You always do an awesome job of that. Man, Garrett has the most incredible selection of acans! I actually bought a couple to find out that acans are the preferred treat of blue faced angels. Needless to say, rigged up my fishing rig and you can now see that fish at Jeff’s.


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Bummer!  Is this the one that liked newly introduced zoanthids as well?  Shame you had to find out the hard (expensive) way.  Agreed about Garret's acans though - picked up a selection at the last meeting down there and they look really sharp and are doing well.

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38 minutes ago, Bicyclebill said:

Man, Garrett has the most incredible selection of acans! I actually bought a couple to find out that acans are the preferred treat of blue faced angels. Needless to say, rigged up my fishing rig and you can now see that fish at Jeff’s.

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I'm in shock! Not that he likes acans, but that he's gone from your tank now. :teardrop:  

Hopefully Jeff keeps him in a display tank, where his beauty can be appreciated by all.

 

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:nooo::nooo::nooo::nooo::nooo:
I'm in shock! Not that he likes acans, but that he's gone from your tank now. :teardrop:  
Hopefully Jeff keeps him in a display tank, where his beauty can be appreciated by all.
 
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[language filter] Cherany, that is a spectacular picture you took!


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Great write up. It was nice to see everyone. Been out of the loop for a bit. Just FYI that was Dark Angel who has/won the MP10 in that picture. She is pretty though.


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17 minutes ago, Bicyclebill said:

[language filter] Cherany, that is a spectacular picture you took!

I’m especially glad I took it now. I think we’ve all had fish or other livestock lost or traded off that we never did get a nice picture of, so it’s good to have something to remember him by. If only all my pictures came out as nice! Takes snapping quite a few to get a winner. Helps when the subject is as nice as your tank! 

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On 1/29/2018 at 8:48 PM, Bicyclebill said:

Thanks for the great recap Bert! You always do an awesome job of that. Man, Garrett has the most incredible selection of acans! I actually bought a couple to find out that acans are the preferred treat of blue faced angels. Needless to say, rigged up my fishing rig and you can now see that fish at Jeff’s.


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Ummm, not really.... I think he fish lasted at Jeff’s oh say, until I saw it. I guess I need to also thank Garrett for having such a nice Acan collection :highfive:

On 1/29/2018 at 9:31 PM, Flashy Fins said:

:nooo::nooo::nooo::nooo::nooo:

I'm in shock! Not that he likes acans, but that he's gone from your tank now. :teardrop:  

Hopefully Jeff keeps him in a display tank, where his beauty can be appreciated by all.

 

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The fish will will be well cared for, I’ll even toss an Acan frag her way on special occasions.

Great photo btw!

 

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      Personally I have a ton of things I can cut if someone wants to ask for a general type of coral. For now here is a picture of some sweet zoas I have to cut before they attach to something they shouldn't. And I will add some things here once I can go and grab some pictures that don't suck.

    • By badxgillen
      Happy New Years Everyone!!! 2018 is here, and that means another awesome year ahead of us here in the North West. As far as your favorite local club we have a great year opening meeting planned for January at the Salem Premium Aquarium! Be assured there will be plenty of good people with good conversation on the tons of subject matter at the Salem shop, they have a huge variety in salt water stock and that's no joke.

      And don,t worry if you end up being famished from the drive to Salem, there will be pizza and beverages provided for our club members, but feel free to bring a dish or sweets if you would like too. Variety is the spice of life right.
      So make plans to save the date, we always have fun when re roll out to Salem.
      When?---Saturday, January 27th, at 1:00PM - 4:00PM.
      Where?---1875 25th St SE, Salem, OR 97302
      For those of you who have not been to a meeting at the TPA you are in for a good time. The crew there make great hosts and the selection of livestock and goods is always impressive.
      Stay tuned for more info as it comes in on possible raffles and other specials.
    • By badxgillen
      As requested, a thread starter for a Frag Swap at our January TPA Meeting, I used my own previous template, so if it looks familiar...It is.
       Being a meet and greet type of gathering it seems like it would be a good time to get the old coral trades going on.
      If you would like, you can do your trading on the fly by just bringing by a few pieces and hoping that some one will have a desirable coral you want...Or better yet, you can post up what you have to trade and work out a preemptive exchange here on the forums, that method always works best for me. You can feel free to use this thread to post your trade-ables in or start a thread of your own.
      But First, let me get you some of Bert's basis tips for success here.
      1.) make an attempt to have a fragment of reasonable size and health and try and get things cut and ready a few days to a week ahead of time to have the wounds healed up for the exchange. And double/triple check for pest invertebrates or algaes before sending your corals out, we try to keep invasives to a minimum here...And once you get your frags home, just in case, always acclimate the specimens then dip the corals before you put them into your personal aquarium. QT Aquariums are best but good old Revive, Coral RX, Melafix, Iodine, or Bayer will do much better at prevention than nothing.
      2.) Try to package your corals appropriately. This can mean not putting a spiny coral like birds nest into a thin dollar store bag or not utilizing insulation on an extended cold or warm trip. Try a small cooler or Styrofoam. If you can't find either of these and the destination is a long distance, keep the vehicle air conditioned or heated appropriately. As far as packaging goes you can double bag and use thicker mil plastics, or something else like a Tupperware or specimen container. I have even used washed out yogurt or cottage cheese containers that stack well inside the coolers. Just use something that will work, nothing like losing a nice and colorful animal because the bag got too cold and leaked all the water out on the way home.
      3.)Do your best to be courteous and fair to one another by not take advantage of each others ignorance or generosity. These are people of all levels in the hobby so give them the benefit of your knowledge and experience instead of the cold shoulder. And speaking of generosity, that giving nature has always been smiled upon here at PNWMAS and pay it forward tends comes back around these parts.
      Well, the meeting is not too far off now, about one month yeah.
      So Let's see em folks,  Whatcha Got!? Corals that is!
    • By badxgillen
       Another annual PNWMAS December holiday meeting success!
      This meeting we went with a change in venues and the decision to have it held at the Kennedy School was a good one. We rented out a class room for the club and provided some food and drinks, all which was staffed by the onsite restaurant. Very convenient.

      There were some interesting pizza choices here. There was the classic pepperoni as well as a zucchini broccoli pesto. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

      So many faces and so little  time, you would think that 3 hours would be enough but it was not. after all the raffles, white elephant gift exchange, frag swap, food & drink, there was just enough time exchange words with a few people. If I didn't get to converse with you or snap a photo I apologize, there will be a next time I assure you that. That being said, here are some shots of some mighty fine folks...

      Our club treasurer and zoa collector Mr.Bret. He keeps our accounts in line and assists with obtaining and holding PNWMAS raffle prizes. Thank You Sir!...He is also the main man at Paradise Corals of Hillsboro, a collection of fine corals, fine art, and fine fishes..and lets not forget about the jellyfish and seahorses.
      Stylaster made it down from Washington and glad he did, he always brings some interesting conversation to the table. Another sponsor who has been apart of the PNWMAS for some time, Roy runs Pacific Corals in Long View Washington and brings in some island fire. Hope those little baby chalices work out for you, they are Sloooow growing, but beauties. And as you know, there will be more my friend.

      Glittering like priceless gems is FancyFins. Another valuable member of our Board Of Directors. You may have seen her and Albertareef doing an outstanding job on announcements and raffles, not to mention their valuable input behind the scenes. Thank You Cherany.
       

      Reefer madness playing with the PAR meter before it goes off to another set of hands. I got some montiporas you need to snag next time you run through Corvallis my friend. Make sure that urchin and cowrie stay in the sump though. Once the lights go out they will head towards your new frags like a heat seeking missile.

      Danlu here, this guy is one innovative reefer. He has made a few designs to improve his reefing game and has been employing his 3D printer in his aquatics related business Reefi Labs. He makes some very impressive, efficient, and powerful LED lighting that I know grows some very colorful corals. I hope all those acros work out for you, if they don't I will get you some more...If they do, I will get you some more.

      NRC enjoying the holiday cheer, there was certainly a festive cheer in the air making many people all around jolly. I wish I got to have some words with you but I made the mistake of divvying my time poorly. There will be another meeting next month so maybe I will se you then. Cheers my friend.

      SASQUATCH FOUND! Derek used to be a zoanthid hoarder but has since moved into the realm of gorgonians. If you ever get back into the colonial polyp coral game get ahold of me first, and I will give you many of them back. And don't be afraid to drop me a line if you head south through Corvallis yeah.

      Biochemrobyn, Congratulations!! And good luck with the move to Texas, it will be quite a change thats for sure. Hopefully you can find a reefer group as cool as ours here in the Pacific North West...Either way don't hesitate to drop in here once in a while and say whats up, most of us are not going anywhere soon.

      Gumby, on the left, also made a long trip from Washington to attend the get together. Very cool guy! He has helped us with the boys and girls club events we have held and he does some aquarium work for tanks for teachers in the Vancouver Washington area...Not to mention he has a vast coral collection that would have many of us in envy...Much like Gill&Fin to the right here. She has some of the most beautiful systems around, so neat and tidy. She does great work for our PNWMAS club here behind the scenes acting as an important member of the Board of Directors. Thank You Holly, Thank You Jim.

      On the far left we have Grassi, and on the far right we have Reefrun. I didn't get the chance to meet their son but I imagine we will cross paths again at a future meeting. Both very kind people who have a knack for reefing. If I had brought more cash I would have bought one of those corals you had but I spent my cash on food and raffle tickets. I need to get my priorities straight again.

      Youcalmenny and his family center of the picture. If I am not mistaken he just got done making a move into a house. This probably means some upgrading at some point yeah. I wanted to talk some with you about that but you know how that goes. I am sorry I didn't get back at you after you threw me that chalice but I will most certainly get you back when your ready for a frag or two...Just give me the word.

      Kai and his family also made it out to our little shindig. As far as the corals we were talking about Kai, you may need to dip them every few days for a couple weeks or get a wrasse who is hungry for small crustaceans and other inverts. Sometimes even beneficial copopods can bloom to such populations that they actually irritate the polyps themselves causing the retraction and irritation. Throw up a thread if you have any more questions yeah. nd good seeing you man.

      FishoutofWater, another member who has been around for a little while. Here he is getting in on some of that raffle action we all love so much.Which to choose, which to choose? Ad as usual, there is no wrong choice, it's ALL good.

      Kknight far right and her husband sitting at the cool kids table, as usual. Karen is our Head of the Tanks for Teachers and leads the way for several participants in the program.  Without her help there would be alot less marine activity in those kids classrooms. Thanks Karen. OH! And I barely missed that Fireball on the table, by a smidgen. Things were starting to get hot in here, a white elephant gift no doubt. It's Christmas early my friends.

      From left to right people waiting for their number to be called it's Rick, Reefer Madness, his wife , JFry, and HigherThinking. There was so much loot in the raffles and so many participants in the gift exchange it wouldn't surprise me if almost everyone's number was called at some point...Okay, not everyone's, and not Andrew's, he isn't feeling that lucky streak. Just Joshin you Andrew. say hi to Lauren for us.

      Or maybe it just has to do with that gift exchange?...Like DejaVu, this singing is ringing in my ears. Don't worry, this is one Bieber you would let near your mouth...Maybe? Spectra didn't make a showing so it had to go home with someone, hope he is alright with that.

      Kelly Limpet on the left and OptimusPrime on the right.Dodge has some pretty nice zoas just growing awayin his tanks. If that Shazam doesn't work out for you let me know and I iwll get you another one. They are finicky at first but once they get growing it is pretty productive. Kelly here had the most amazing shirt I had seen all day, well next to Cherany's. He has a custom PNWMAS shirt that had me envious as soon as I saw it. I just love the back, so I took a picture.

      Funny  thing is, as I read this I heard it at the same time in Don knotts's voice...Does that mean I am old or just well versed?

      This picture came out Amazingly good, like it needs some Christmas reef around the edges and a bow. Just look at  . Emerald, CuttlefishndCorals, Kknight, and Sirena all in on the group hug. Kim is ourr fearles president who helps keep the ball rolling here at PNWMAS, we appreciate your hard work Kim.  Then Jeff in the center is a helluva team player here at PNWMAS, providing massive discounts for or Tanks For Teachers program along with finding us the best raffle prizes he can when we ask. He also happens to be one of our fine sponsors running the amazing Cuttlefish and Corals found in Portland Oregon. If your around the area you need to stop in his shop, there is a little bit of everything, you are sure to find something you want and need there. Karen as you know is our Tanks For Teachers leader and has served on the Board of Directors for quite a while now, thanks again Karen. Bottom we have the first lady, Sirena. She has done an astounding job contributing in all sorts of our PNWMAS affairs when she can. From planning and cooking to setup and logistics. We all are greatfull for those hours you put in to our club that go without being seen. Your Awesome!
      Some of these next pictures are from when we handed out the quizzes...That's right, we made reef quizzes for all the attendees and we even had prizes for the top scores. We had three categories containing what we Thought were appropriate questions for the three different difficulty levels, novice, intermediate, and advanced. If you see someone in one of these pictures Teed off, it is probably my fault.

      Trailerman isn't afraid here, he has his thinking cap on and is doing just fine. There is alot to learn in this hobby and each category had some easy questions and some rather difficult ones. Even the beginner test had a couple ones that made you think. Super Fun!

      Left is Sharklover and next to him is Ken. Both are getting busy on the quiz. These two are pretty trustowrthy guys. I don't have t worry about them using the cell phone or sharing answers. Let us know when you got your setups running and then maybe we can trade some frags.

      I Also love this picture. They are clearly frustrated with yours truly. Who Writes this Stuff!? Far left is Paratore. He runs West Coast Corals, in Monmouth Oregon, and does a great job. He has some high end pieces for sure, better grab those sunglasses if your going to see those anemones and corals. Middle is R-3. As I have said a few times already, let me know when you want a couple corals for your newe setup and I will grab you something nice. Maybe some time I can come by and check things out. I love seeing other setups. Same goes for you Exodus, on the right. That is, if your still down. I got some frags for your new setup anyhow. 

      Higher Thinking, Emerald, and Sirena laughing it up. These people all have some very good energy to them. Just enjoying themselves at another PNWMAS event.

      Almost as much as this guy. Sharklover takes home the Gold...Apex that is. When I spoke with him it sounded like it is going to some good use. Congratulations.

      Rick snagged the Vortech! OH, I think I actually wanted that one. As long as it is going to be used to grow coral I am happy I suppose. But really, congratulations as well.

      Whoa, its the rare and elusive Badxgillen , looks like I am getting that winter coat for hibernation. Raffle wise I actually snagged myself a gift card for the Salem Oregon Premium Aquarium. Yet another amazing store full of goodness. Talk about a good excuse to go to Salem! Who want to roll with!?

      And speaking of laughter, look at these three! I don't know whats making them laugh but I know that they crack me up. What a team we all make, its always a good time with the right chemistry of people. you probably know the people to right and to the left but in the middle we have Albertareef, a great asset to our club who rightfully sits on our PNWMAS Board Of Directors. Thank You Shaun.
      Well folks, thats about it for my brief recollections.
      I do want to make my usual thanks to all the office members, the Board Of Directors, the Sponsors, and all the PNWMAS crew that make all this possible. Most of you know it but some of you don't, and some just need a reminder, I Love you ALL. Much appreciated..Until next time...
      I hope you all enjoyed the party.

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