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  1. 10 points
    The board and officers have been working really hard to bring you a frag show! I wanted to get the word out because you don't want to miss this! We will have several vendors with their choice corals to sell you! We will have a Macna level guest speaker that we will be flying out all the way from Australia to do a talk! You thought we had good raffles at our meeting , the raffles will be bigger and better! The show will be at the Boys and Girls Club in Vancouver Washington and the proceeds will go to Tanks for Teacher. We want to replace the tank they have and also get new livestock as they lost most of their coral and fish due to the school closing due to inclement weather! There will be food provided by the excellent culinary services known as Sirena. You had her ribs , you won't want to miss what she has in store for you! The DATE is Saturday October 14 !! Save the date! This will be a blast! This will be like a regular meeting on steroids! Some of the coolest corals I have had are from these type shows as the vendors bring their best! More details coming! Just wanted to get the word out so you can take the time from work , cancel your other vacation plans to come to this show!!
  2. 9 points
    Came back from a 3 week trip and the corals are growing out of the water!
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  4. 8 points
    Cuttle Fish & Corals proudly announces its partnership with Saltwater Harmony to offer pre-quarantined fish. Saltwater Harmony acclimates and preventatively treats each fish for the most common diseases and parasites such as ich, velvet, and flukes. When you purchase a fish, you will receive a Quarantine Summary, which explains the procedures used, medications and dates administered, types of food given, salinity, and temperature information. Come into Cuttle Fish & Corals to see the currently available pre-quarantined fish, or order a fish to be quarantined and pick up at a later date (usually 4-6 weeks). For more information, including currently available fish, go to www.saltwaterharmony.com.
  5. 8 points
    When? Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Where? All Things Aquarium, 30789 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070 What? Food, fish, and fun! We're lucky to get club member milesmiles902, who is a graduate researcher in physical chemistry at OSU, to do an "enlightening" presentation on florescent proteins. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring a side or dessert to share, but it's not required. Everyone will get a free raffle ticket (one per family, please), and supporting club members will get two. There will be no ticket sales, so everyone who attends gets a chance to win! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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  7. 7 points
    Our oldest son got out his DSLR camera and got way better shots than my terrible cell phone pictures. All in all it was a great day. I didn't see a whole lot different going on in the tanks but maybe we were preoccupied with the eclipse.
  8. 7 points
    Such an awesome event. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 7 points
    Through 2 rainbow nems in the sump for temporary housing, now have 9 from what I can see. Quite colorful and bubbly, I might add... [emoji41] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  10. 7 points
    What: BBQ ribs, Potluck , Raffle Extravaganza and Swap Meet! When: Sunday August 13 12 noon to 4 pm Where: 1506 SE Martins Street Portland, OR 97202 Next meeting is the summer barbecue and potluck!! Sirena is going to fire up the Traegar and make some delicious ribs! You are in for a treat!! If that's not enough , bring all that equipment you have been hoarding and trade or sell with others. Make some money and make your significant other happy you finally cleaned out the garage!! We will have a canopy and tables and it will be secure in the backyard! But wait there is more !! We will have a 1000 dollars worth of raffle items including a members only grand prize!! That's right folks this is a great time to become a supporting member and everyone gets an equal chance at the prize!! More to come !!!
  11. 7 points
    Well Shoot, I just upoaded a few dozen pictures in another thread I was starting but I will consolidate them here for one single pic heavy thread. Usually there is a bit of order to my pictures but this time things got posted a little off...Which is okay s this BBQ meeting was all casual. Just eat and socialize until raffle time. And when raffle time came it was big. Willapa and family won killer reef tank supply kit. Get that little girl to help with some maintenance early on, just don't let her feed the fish until she is a little older. I know from first hand experience and kids feeding fish...Grilled cheeses, fruitloops, and tortillas. I think everyone had a good time, once people started talking with one another it got contagious as was the laughter. This is what gatherings like these should be like. Squipupus is new to the reefing game so what better place for the refractometer to go to, I would be excited too, mine is permanently off by .02 so I am always shooting for 1.027...But it sure beats using those little plastic hydrometers you have to rinse out all the time. Happy winner of the Hanna Alkalinity checker. These things are super easy and pretty accurate from my experience, remember to rinse the vials in RO though. WHAT WHAT! Another appropriate win, Roy is always getting his Frag On! Cut one for me my man. This little guy did a fantastic job of designated raffle ticket drawer... Is that a title, I think it is now. He never did pull that 155. The winner of the Gyre 230, that should solve any unwanted dead spots in that 40, or when you get a larger tank you can turn it up some and be just as good. Now here is a happy man, taking home the Gyre and a Hanna Alk checker! Whoop Whoop!!! Can't You Just Feel The Love!? Lets hear it for Albertareef!!! Now that the pics are already posted I think I am going to juts leave them here, Albertareef won the members only raffle and is doing the happy dance, and who could blame him? Look at this thing, the sleek nano everyone is talking about! Looks like you need to make room for another tank my friend. This one could be that specialty tank you have been wanting, they sure make good seahorse tanks yeah. Two of our newest members Kai and Aaron, welcome aboard man, we have a great crew here that's for sure. Emerald, Danlu, Grassi, mingling in with the kitchen crowd. I made several passes that way but photo angles where rough without me intruding on other folks personal space. And you wouldn't want that. As mentioned in the intro thread, the raffle table was LOADED!!! Not a thing up there I wouldn't mind having...Although my wife would disagree on the tank, unless maybe it went her way Trailerman having a chat with Willapa about all things aquarium, NO not the meeting at All thing aquarium next month in Willsonville, but just aquarium related stuff...Sheesh. I had to leave these two cute kids in the right corner, getting an ear full of aquarium chatter they are still just doing their thing. Presidente greeting OptimusPrime at the door, Kim is a great host as is Sirena. Prim here brought some goodies too along with some brews, he is a pretty cool cat too. Reefer Madness taking that top down look into Emeralds frag tank. I swear she just set this thing up but it is filled up. I know I saw several things I gotta have, all in good time. I know I might get a little flak on picture quality on this one but I did not get many pictures of these two here. Gill&fin on the left and Bicyclebil on the right. Barely got to talk to either this time as there was so many conversations going on at the same time. Would love to check out your tanks again sometime soon. Sounds like you are gettign some really nice fish Gill&fin and Bill I may need to hit you up for some of that indomitable Undata sometime. Albertareef and Higherthinking, talking big tanks no doubt..Come t think of it I need an upgrade These two are acquiring some pretty nice colored sticks last time I heard, maybe we can work out a frag exchange here in the not too distant future. I know I am going nowhere Fast. And Andrew I will cut a piece of a few acros for you and tuck them away for out next meet up. I Love this picture! Sasquaattch on the left and Stylaster explaining coral behavior to Squidipus. Roy sure knows a thing or two and has some experience to share thats for sure. I forgot to ask you about the new lowboys at Pacific Corals. Jeremyevans caught a large number of dungenous crabs and generously shared them with all of us at the BBQ. They were delicious. And just as a heads up, you should be able to snap that frag base off the lepto plug with some wire cutter dykes then glue it down to any rock you want. Flashyfins and Sasquatch in the back. Missed chatting with you Cherany, did you end up snagging that little guy Roy had? I know you have some interesting fish in your new 20. Another new member joined us, Squidipus. Make sure to keep that Xenia at bay form other rocks and corals once you find where you want it. And if it gives you trouble just BURN IT with Kalkwasser/calcium hydroxide. And tell Sasquatch to give you one of those red mushrooms when he has one free. Gumby here, I like this guy. Coral head with good taste. He also helps with the boys and girls club tank in Vancouver as well as giving us a some inside connections on our meetings there. Thanks Jim. Vance up on the deck, talking about a possible frag tank? I know when you have a larger aquarium it can be difficult to place tiny frags in there and not get them lost when fish, snails, hermits, and urchins are just rolling through the reef like they run the joint. Maybe you can have your cake and eat it too kinda thing, grow those corals out on rocks n the shallow tank then bring em on over to the large reef. Another good picture, Papa Willapa Trevor, nice looking family here. Nice getting to talk with you for the brief moment it was. Maybe I will see you next meet and we can pick up on our conversations yeah? Our club treasurer Mr.Bret. This guy is one busy dude. He runs two businesses does reef tanks, and has a family at home. In his little spare time he runs our books here at PNWMS and is also working on our incredible upcoming Frag Fest. Much appreciated man, wish I could have told you in person but you were gone before I knew it. I will go by the shop Paradise Corals next time I am in that area. Stylaster! I Agree! Two Thumbs Up! This shindig is hopping! If I had known you were coming I would have seen if you would have brought me something. I only came with a few things you probably already had or I had already promised someone. There will be a next time though, Oh Yes, there will be a next time. Squatch Knows! Rocking some new scnerey in his current reef tank. Mostly gorgonian themed, it seems this time around he is only after the finest of zoas, can't have those rampant growth variants when real estate is prime. I will see about setting aside some slow growers for you. Grassi and...Other Grassi. Glad you two made it over. There are people here from at least 3 different terms here at PNWMAS, in the past this guy here did some time serving our club as well. It is great to have people that stick with our crew for years and years. I think it really says something about us. FME! It's a full house for sure! And here I as worried that I wouldn't have enough good company. I could talk to the people in this one room for the whole weekend and still not be board. Gonna get my reef on! AND SO MUCH CRAB Probably my favorite food that comes from the sea so it was a treat for me, time to put the camera down and get messy, ribs and dungenous crab here I come! I mean look at this spread!!! Corn casserole,potato salad, fruit salad, melpns,crab, ribs, salmon, chips, beer, and then some. This here is what Mike was looking at, top down frag tank goodness. I think you need to trim those colonies back into frags Kim. And that T-5 you got is rocking some pretty nice colors, corals are popping. The Seahorse tank is also looking stacked! Getting that gorgonian action going on, a few months and this one will be getting full. Hmm, maybe I should have left out the picture with the gloves but its already here so hey But really here is one of our awesome hosts Sirena prepping part of the days meal here. She did a fantastic job on "manning" the grill and keeping things in order. Thank you so much Sirena and Kim for letting us into your home and for providing such great atmosphere. It truly was a splendid time.
  12. 7 points
    I ended up going out in the ocean yesterday and now I have more Dungeness crab than I can eat. I'll bringing some along today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 7 points
    I know this doesn't count. But there is a relationship here. She must be dreaming of which one to eat first.
  14. 7 points
    I'll have a go- meet Frank and Al- I actually don't remember buying Frank (the shrimp goby)- I think Al (the pistol shrimp) built him from spare fish parts... they have been "together" for at least five years...
  15. 7 points
    A big thank you to Sid and the Hatfield Marine Science Center for having the PNWMAS club out to the facility. It is thoroughly enjoyed by us and much appreciated, we know it is not easy being in your shoes. Keep up the good work yeah. Thank You Emerald, for taking the lead on so many things in the club, I just thought I should remind you that you are doing a fine job as acting club president and I also appreciate that. Thank You Sirena for taking the time once again to prep up some fine foods and appetizers and being so helpful towards the club. It does not go unnoticed. Thank You Miles, Mr Bret, Chief, Clark, Gill&Fins, KKnight, FlashyFIns, Albertareef, Lexinverts, Cuttlfish, And Zoolander for taking on the job of working behind the scenes to make this club the awesome place it is. I know I have said it a few times before but that means no harm in saying it again, Ya'll at PNWMAS ROCK!!!
  16. 7 points
    After the workshop was finished we all headed out to the courtyard adjacent to the west wing building and proceeded to mingle and have our BBQ. UH OH, The fish talk is ON! Looks like I am going to have another geek out! But as you all know sometimes I cannot help myself. Danlu on the left, Intothemystic in the middle, and Sirena on the right. Jeremyevens and Albertareef playing it cool in the shade. These two were great helps to Sid and the days events, sometimes I forget that there are other people behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly. Thanks for hanging with us and being a helping hand, looks like the animals here are in good hands. Look at this little guy, great place to give the tiny person some future incentives...Marine Biology anyone? And speaking of little guys, look who else came for the fish health workshop! Pay attention now and you will be an ace with aquariums by the time your our age. Had to post this one too. First students here starting early, cute right? Our president Emerald here, wouldn't be a party without you...Did I say party? I meant "Meeting". Blue sky, blue hair, and blue scales. Flashyfins is another social butterfly who always has something to add to the group conversation. Kim put also went out of her way to snag a killer prize for this meeting, a digital Milwaukee refractometer. And look who our winner was for the raffle, Danlu! We all had an even chance for winning on this one since there was no buy in, only a ticket for attending and a ticket for being a member. Talk about some fair and even odds.
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  18. 6 points
    The best pictures I got out of the eclipse;
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  21. 6 points
    With all this talk of seahorses, I couldn't help but post a few pics of the amazing new additions to my "family" that Jeff from Cuttlefish ordered from me over the last few weeks. I have never seen such a beautiful group of seahorses in my life. Thought that they may have robbed one of the aquariums in Cali. The reddish orange female that is absolutely stunning. They are also the hippocampus ingens- one of the larger variety of seahorses. So far I they have also been eating more frozen selcon enriched mysis than I can almost keep up with. They also get the occasional phytoplankton enriched frozen brine. I know I am horrible about posting lately... I just have too many amazing corals to stare at and already spend so much time on research for work. However, think you will find these little guys quite attractive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 6 points
    Found a pic of @reefnjunkie 's new saw blade! (If you saw his colonies, you might, just maybe, might believe this)
  23. 5 points
    Some crappy cell phone pics through the telescope. It wouldn't focus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 5 points
    You asked for it you got it!! Thanks Zoolander and Cherany for working on getting these printed up!! I will pass them out at the September meeting !! Next goal is to get t-shirts made !! ( Disclaimer the kitten has NOTHING to do with this post at all just looked cute when I was taking pictures !)
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  26. 5 points
    My first time attending a BBQ/meet and I must say, "what took me so long?!" The spread was awesome! I finally was able to sample the famous ribs that Serena 'qued up and it did not disappoint! They weren't no cheesy little baby backs either! The crab legs, OMG, fresh and yummy for sure! There were other great dishes, as well! Great assortment of brews to boot! I was able to finally put some of the names to the faces after all these years of being on the forum. It was great to meet you all! Kim, was and is a great host for sure! Had a great time talking about 'da Boyz! I have good vibes for them this year! I'm still a bit jelly about you and Serena going to their home opener. [emoji12] Unfortunately, I left empty handed from the raffle but, I went home with fun memories, new friends, a full belly and a slight buzz[emoji12], haha. Thank you, Kim and Serena! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  27. 5 points
  28. 5 points
    Well you voted and asked for this and you got it! You could win this all in one Red Sea Max Nano! I have one of these and these are truly an all I one including the light , skimmer, and top off reservoir!! All you have to do is sign up and become a supporting member to our local club the PNWMAS: http://www.pnwmas.org/store/?do=register Then come to the meeting August 13: http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/topic/41193-august-annual-bbq-swap-meet-and-raffles-galore/ Everyone gets an equal chance at this great prize !!
  29. 5 points
    Well, as the epic Saga in the quest for the most beautiful nano, Jeff @ Cuttlefish has once again opened the door for what I officially consider the most alluring tank I have ever owned. In terms of a system, the Red Sea max series is so nice. Honestly the tank sort of just runs itself and I just tinker. I can't take credit for all of the curating, though. The staff at Cuttlefish just sort of tells me what looks good and I buy it [emoji51] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  32. 5 points
    Well folks, it was an amazing workshop provided by the fine folks at the Hatfield Marine Science Center yesterday. I procedures performed were both engaging and informative while at the same time very entertaining. Sid and his assistant Mallory did an amazing job in their diagnostic procedures and shared much of the nitty gritty that goes on in a routine fish anesthesia and examination. I suppose that I should back up just a bit and mention a few things about the day before hand. As most of you know it has been rather hot lately but here at the Newport coast it was a mild 70 degrees with not a cloud in the sky. It was also nice to have the majority of the area to ourselves at first. Not too many people had arrived yet so it appeared we had beat the crowds. Here we are, back at the good ole Hatfield Marine Science Center. I am starting to have very good memories from attending the PNWMAS meets and getting to meet some of the good people behind making it the special place it is. Lets take a peek inside.. Right after the front desk and greeted by the overtly talkative old timer you get a visual overload of things to look at first of which is the tide pool replica touch systems that are full of colorful wild inverts of all shapes, sizes, and colors. In these pics I only captured a couple anemones and urchins but there was several mollusks such as muscles and snails as well as a Huge sea cucumber of sorts that had to be as big as my fore arm. Lots of educational displays to accommodate the the many aquariums, bones/fossils, replicas, and interactive demos. Looks like Albertareef and Jeremyeveans found the tropical reef area. Can't leave without taking a look at the tank with the PNWMAS corals. The devils hand and the Plerogyra is going into beast mode. I kinda wanted to ask about a frag of the table acro in the center but I had nothing on me to trade, maybe next time. The Capricornus also had an interesting growth pattern to it, some big colonies in there now. The majority of the aquariums are temperate/coldwater tanks that house all types of fish and invertebrates. In addition to the tropical and cold water systems there are a few fresh water things going on too. All with their own educational or artistic value. There was even a new Rio Negro south american tank on display full of discus, pencil fish, and nice rummy nose & cardinal tetras. and for those of you who have not visited the HMSC before or it has been a little while make sure you do. The pictures provided by myself and others do not do justice to the facilities well kept aquariums livesstock and the educational interativities...Okay Okay, I will get to the demo. This year was very different from the usual behind the scenes tours we have had in the past at HMSC. Right off the bat we were diverted into the west wing of the science center and into the animal health area containing a quarantine and treatment facility made for housing various marine specimens both tropical and cold water. There are very large pump buildings that pull water from out the Newport coast here and bring it through plumbing into the various holding tanks for efficient clean salt water on demand. You probably all know Sid from the Hatfield Marine Science Center, AKA Intothemystic, and introducing his assistant Mallory.
  33. 5 points
    It was definitely a fun filled day! So sad that I had stupid work stuff that got us there late ? However the chatting it up with such a great group of people over a ? I mean BBQ ? Was fun!! I always enjoy chatting with everyone. Thank you Sid for being such an amazing down to earth... totally hysterical host ? And for the great recommendation for seafood. We had a little there and for some to cook at home. Right off the boat and taaaaasty!!
  34. 4 points
    I agree with Emerald.Sea foam Palys also known as Texas Trash, not worth much.They are great for use in Predatory fish tanks or with Non-reef safe fish.These Palys also make a nice addition to a sump .
  35. 4 points
    Fantastic food spread including all the great ribs and all the fresh Dungeness crab you could eat. Many thanks to the hostess/chef team of Kim and Serena, the great crab catcher Jeremevans and all the many pot-luckers. I especially enjoyed talked with some of you. But it is frustrating that there are so many others I have not met. Guess I will just have to keep coming to meetings.
  36. 4 points
    Looks like I can make it after all, it was a close call but I will be seeing everyone at the BBQ! I will also be bringing a Lepto frag from Miles for the share the love winner. Have not had crab in a while, maybe I can talk you out of a leg or two.
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  38. 4 points
    If I can't see the organisms without a microscope. It's not counted.
  39. 4 points
    Stumptown Corals and Golden Basket Reef fires coming to CFM Bay Area show this Saturday
  40. 4 points
    One of the best week of shipment ever here at the shop. Hard to top the last few but I think we did.
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    Woohoo! I always love seeing your pictures after our meetings, Robert. Great time had by all, and @IntoTheMystic deserves extra special thanks for always being such a fantastic host and putting together interesting and educational tours for us. Looking down the throat of that wolf eel was quite the experience! It was wonderful getting to know our friend Sid on a personal level this time, thanks to the BBQ. Lovely chatting with you! @Sirena, you were a pro with that setup, wheeling in coolers of food, cooking up the meal, and packing it all back up at the end like it was a simple picnic basket. Props to @Emerald525 for not catching anything on fire that she shouldn't. Who knew she had such a pyromaniac side to her? Fabulous group of people we have here, and I'm glad to be a part of it.
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    My warpaint is developing an iridescent green ring. Thought I'd share, apologies in advance for the potato pic.
  45. 3 points
    Super sorry folks, had an emergency work call and must have hit the post button on the computer when I left, I will get these sorted out in a few minutes. Although it is kinda funny the order the computer decided to put the pictures up.
  46. 3 points
    Just wanted to share my hammer tank pic... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  47. 3 points
    definitely keep that puppy between the temps of 72.1 and 72.6 degrees! haha these frenchies like to overheat! Here are mine basking in the AC
  48. 3 points
    Hmm... that could be another interesting prize - a full set of Hanna checkers.
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    I converted my attached 40b frag tank into a nem tank a couple months ago. There's other nems but about a dozen RFA's including ~4 ultras. I'm really looking forward to them breeding because that was the intention behind seeding so many to begin with. I'll have to get some shots up on here. I love rock flowers! They're probably my biggest fixation right now.