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  1. 12 points
    SAVE THE DATE! The March meeting will be held at my house on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PM me for the address, or look on the PNWMAS Facebook page. There will be food, festivities, and fun! Badxgillen will be presenting Pests and Hitchhikers. Don't miss it!
  2. 9 points
  3. 9 points
    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. Even the rock work was not only well planned, it is well executed, made with the forethought of corals growing in. 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? 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. 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. 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! 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... 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! 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!!!
  4. 8 points
    As usual PNWMAS had an outstanding monthly meeting. Just In case you were not there or aware, this month one of our old school members that you all know as Stylaster opened up his home for the February 2018 gathering. Not only did he host the meet but he also put on a coral fragging demonstration for the club of two very different corals, a chalice and an acropora. But before I dive into the demo we should take a look at things from a proper order. Due to the distance and a couple small accidents causing traffic Miles and I were a tad late to the party, but its cool. The demo had yet to begin, people were just getting social, raffle tickets were getting sold, and there was plenty of shrimp on the platters for me to "sample". I have to give some credit to the hosts offerings and all who brought a food item, the appetizers put out were very tasty and much appreciated. So Yummy. After making some quick greetings I made my way around to snap some pictures of Stylaster's main tank, and let me tell you, shes a beauty thats for sure. Such nice dimensions and such clear acrylic, not sure how he keeps all that coraline algae at bay without scratching it all these years but he does and it is crisp! The dimensions make it necessary to take this shot in at least 3 parts. Each side being just as in depth and diverse as the other. These fish are really lucky to have made it into Roy's tank, they got it made in there. Once I got a number of pics of the display I made a dash to the garage...That is were the reefers were aggregating at, and I know why. This thing is a straight operation! Pacific Corals Is In The HOUSE!!! Actually I am in the house of Pacific Corals but you know, I just wanted to raise the roof on this one. Who wants some Corals!? Roy has got a Plethera hiding out in his frag tanks, a straight treasure trove i'm tellin ya. Better get those bone cutters out man, I am gonna need my Acro fix after seeing these colors pop.But I suppose thats enough of the marine systems for now, I will move onto some of the Human members who attended...Sorry Princeton and Max. OH SHOOT!!! The Frag Demo is about to begin. Gather round to see what Roy has in store for us. The club funded the purchase of two colonies for the meet with everyone attending getting one of each coral cut during the demonstration. How Freaking Cool is That!? Great idea Roy! Here are the pieces half cut, getting ready for their turn under the saw for division amongst the club. An interesting Chalice here with UFO ringed eyes And... This Crazy green tabling Acropora, I swear I saw something very similar at The Premium Aquarium a couple weeks ago. Good Stuff right here. Love this shot. Both of these guys are veterans to the reef hobby but Roy, right, being the owner of Pacific Corals was leading the demo for us today. And Roy is going to show us how its done! For the chalice he used an Inland diamond bladed band saw to make short work of the plating coral. Just so oyu know Inlands do not normally have that nifty light unit attached tot he side, that is Roy's idea...That I am going to use. Love the little improvements and tricks each ingenuitive reefer has to develop. You cannot tell by the picture but the band saw allows for very precise cuts even curved slices are able to be made. Something you can see in this picture though is to the bottom right is a HUGE thing of super glue. So many frags.. The acropora got its turn in the spotlight as well, Roy payed a special amount of attention here as some of the branches overlap making it harder to get the proper cuts. Right after the Chop! The fresh frags go into a bit of tank water with a few drops of Lugols Iodine in it, this helps prevent infection to the damaged tissue. These Bad Boys are now ready to be glued down or simply placed in the aquarium now to heal up. The whole process is actually rather quick, especially on a band saw. As usual it was super fun getting to see many familiar faces and a couple new ones from the North. The Clark here, he is kinda like super man, though he won't admit it. He is one of our IT Tech guys along with the Chief. He keeps the forum purring like a kitten, whenever there is trouble Clark and Chief are on the case. Good seeing you man, I am always glad to see you at a meeting. You always have some good ideas about reefer related equipment and have been a generous guy all around. Weather is warming up again so maybe we can work something out again ship wise. Oh, and I will be moving some GI Joes up in the tank for some higher PAR...Gonna BLAST em and see if I can get the effects you were talking about. OptimusPrime, I didn't know you were getting into SPS. I could have brought you some frags just to try out in your tank. If you ever have too much problem with some of your zoas trying to mess with your acro base feed em a little bit of kalkwasser paste and they will go away right quick. In coral wars someone always loses, it is neveer fun but sometimes you have to pick a side. I will also see about getting you a frag of the Chongs Bongs and something else different. Looking forward to seeing your tank in the near future man. Got to formally meet Lewisfisherman, left under the 460 nanometer LEDs. Hope you like the frags I brought over, the zoas are bright and beautiful and so is the yuma...But be careful, as that Ricordea will get pretty good size when it is happy and will win many coral to coral confrontations. Hit me up if you need a few more flavors at some point yeah. Gumby on the right is another Outstanding member who lends a helping hand when he can in addition to doing a bit of behind the scenes work for the club here and there, he actually helped land the Fragfest Venue for us...What a guy. He is another person who also has some pretty intense corals in his system. With his connects in Washington it is not uncommon for Gumby to have something special on his frag rack. Here we have Karen, our head of the Tanks For Teachers program and a great member of our PNWMAS BOD. We really didn't get to chat much this time around Karen, sorry about that.Don't forget though, if you want a coral or two for a TFT tank give me a shout out and I will see if I can get something your way. I always have something I can trim back or rehome. And apologies on the photo, I had very few pictures of her this time around so I apologize about the slight blur. Apparently I need to take more pictures, who would have guessed? Now I know this is a saltwater reefer forum here but I thought that this picture of FlashyFins and the Carissa with their canine kin was too cool to not post up. They were both such well behaved animals...Cherany on the other hand!.. Just kidding, I kid, I kid. FlashyFins , left, does a great job sitting on our PNWMAS Board Of Directors making great use of her abilities in organization and enthusiasm. She did much of the coordination with Roy to make this meeting a success.Thank you Cherany, and thank you Roy and Carissa. Well, instead of being redundant with some of the pictures taken I decide that some of the raffle photos could serve as some "profile" shots as well. We had an impressive number of sponsor gift certificates to be had, as well as some killer door prizes given out by Pacific Corals. Upscales!, Barrier Reef!, Pacific Corals!, Seahorse Aquarium!, and some of my favortie frozen foods Rod's fish food! Some of the ORA posters were Great! I scored one for myself but there were so many kinds it was a hard decision on which one to choose. Now I gotta collect a few more and get them laminated, they need to be in a fish room or by an aquarium. A funny pic here of AlbertaReef far right, enthused about his raffle win! You can practically hear him sayin, YES!!! Middle is The Clark, and Far left is Stylaster. Look at that blue background glow, like our own kind of Party lighting for a reefer atmosphere. MilesMiles won in the ORA drawing and snagged this Sweet coral poster, way to go Miles! This is another member of our PNWMASS officers always trying to do his part for the team, good man. What a good looking bunch right here. Danlu and family made it out to the meeting, as you can see Daniel took home the ORA Tridacnid clam poster. And you can also see that his son doesn't need no regular blue, he wants a nice black and gold striped Maxima. He knows whats up. Always fun to watch the next gen reefers grow up. Before I say thank you I have to apologize on not getting everyone picture in here, as well as not having all the raffle shots. I was having some technical difficulties with my camera battery dying and am now ordering a brand new one, I think the existing one is no longer holding a charge. Who knows how many photos I have taken with it though so it is what it is. To those I did not have in here, please forgive me, maybe Cherany or someone else had a few pictures to share with us that will have a different set of faces in it or another vantage point. And at last I must say a BIG Thank You to all those who made this possible. Thank you to the Officers of PNWMAS and to the Board Of Directors for keeping this whole Marine Aquarium Society thing running, it is no easy task that no one person could do. All of your selfless participation means everything to the club. So Keep up the good work! And a BIG Thank You t the club members to whom without there would be no club at all, thank you all for being who you are, considerate, conscientious and thoughtful reefers. Thats what we all try and promote here. Thank you to all that is PNWMAS!
  5. 8 points
    Fellow fish lovers and coral enthusiasts, now is the time to clear the date on your calendar for February's PNWMAS meeting! February 10th at 2 pm Held in @stylaster's home in Kelso, Washington 244 Sparks Drive, Kelso WA 98626 Owner of Pacific Corals and keeper of a spectacular 312 gallon reef tank, Roy is one of the club's coolest! He's happy to have us all geek out with him this month with some coralicious activities, including an organized frag swap raffle (details below) and a fragging demonstration on an LPS chalice coral and an SPS acropora coral. Attendees will learn some tricks and walk away with a free frag! To participate in the frag swap raffle, just bring a labeled frag or two. All frags will be separated into one of three tiers: beginner, mid level, or high end. This primarily relates to the value, so we can keep things fair. You'll be given a raffle ticket per frag, and when your number is called, it's your turn to choose from the level matching what you brought. Be generous with your cuts, do your best to keep from bringing pests with you, and enjoy trading for something new! If you have more than 2 frags or other livestock you'd like to trade, prearranged trading/selling is always encouraged. Appetizers and beverages will be provided by our host, with all attending welcome to bring something to add to the mix. We'll also be raffling off gift certificates to the best shops around, so don't miss your chance to win! Paid members of the club receive one free raffle ticket just for showing up, and all attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets. See you there!
  6. 8 points
    It was another killer meeting for the PNWMAS, Miles and I carpooled and got home rather late from the long drive around 8. For me it was dinner and acclimating corals...Actually, scratch that, it was the other way around. Then a little work this morning, attending a birthday party, meeting up with a few of our local members, and am now going through the pictures I took yesterday. Bear with me and I will have some good ones to share with you all. Thanks Roy! Thanks PNWMAS's killer Officers and Great BOD! And thanks to all who attended. It was awesome!
  7. 8 points
    Well decided to take the day off and make a quick trip north. Stopped off at Rudy’s which is awesome by the way and then hit up Cuttlefish. Planned on hitting a couple more stores but something got in my way. It looked really lonely sitting there all by itself. Shoved in the corner like it it had done something wrong lol. I couldn’t pass up the deal offered and I guess I’ll be setting up a different tank before the other one barely get started. I guess it was meant to be. I guess it was meant to be. Now I just need to build a stand, sell my 150 and get this baby going. Can’t wait! Thanks to Jorge and Ron for loading it up and to Jeff for the great deal. PS- Before you say it Kim.....you told me so!
  8. 8 points
    If you manage to take this home and your other half found out the cost, you will not get a kiss tonight
  9. 8 points
    I spent a few days in cabo with my wife. This morning, before the flight out, she asked if we should take one last walk on the beach. Obviously, the answer was yes. And I'm glad we went, because this little guy washed up at our feet.
  10. 7 points
    Well here it goes..... To start of I got a used 20gal Nuvo Fusion from Paratore and heater. I understand that I am the 3rd owner of this tank. I am using a combination of live rock and dead rock, about 25 pounds worth. This rock came from stylaster and Emerald525 thanks to the both of you! I started the tank with cycled water from Roy's system, there is about 12 gallons of saltwater in my system after rock and sand displacement. I have about 10-15pounds of Caribsea special grade reef sand from pdxmonkeyboy washed in tap water and then rinsed in saltwater. Thanks Brian! The components are as follows.... 20gal Nuvo Fusion tank AI Prime HD light (white) 75W Cobalt Neo Therm Heater Uniclife UL400 return pump(upgrade later) Jebao PP-4 wave maker Tunze Osmolator Nano 3152 ATO IM Minimax Media Reactor 2 Spin Streams 2 IM Fusion In Tank Media Baskets Vertex Cleaner Mag Duplex IM Desktop Ghost Skimmer It's going to be a mixed reef. Since I'm limited on room probably gonna focus on higher end corals. I want to have a zoa and shroom garden. I was thinking about putting GSP on the back wall of the tank, but we will see. Fish list is kinda undecided yet for the most part. 1 fish that I know will be in my tank will be some sort of Mandarin Goby. I haven't decided which 1 yet but will probably be an ORA Tank Raised. My tank will be empty of fish for a while, I need to establish a pod population. There will also will be a high end wrasse of some sort like Rhomboid, Flame, Mystery or labouti. I really like the Potters Wrasse but I think my tank will be to small for one of those. Thinking about a Shrimp/Goby pair as well, just throwing ideas around at this point. Still have lots to research at this point. Sand bed Pic of the tank before I bought it Aquascape I just want to give a big shout out to all those that helped me with pieces of this build. Kim, Roy, Cody, Brian and rbusta thank you all so much!!!
  11. 7 points
    @Brian Tesch deserves credit for this one as he's the one who tipped me off but I think this vendor deserves to be shown off in the club. You can custom order just about any macro from them. They offer different types of coralline algae and snails. Most importantly to me, they offer half a dozen beautiful gorgonian specimens. The icing on the cake is they also sell different types of sponges like ear/finger/ball. Items come in and out of stock almost daily. If it's not in stock, it will be shortly from what I've observed in the last couple weeks. That's all well and good but here's the real reason I'm so excited to share it: they're dirt cheap, ship super fast and sell gigantic specimens. I love my sps but sea fans and sponges fascinate me but they're not the easiest things to source. Anyways, hope this doesn't violate any rules but I'm not affiliated in any way, just wanted to make some people aware that they are a legit option for these things. Enjoy! https://www.live-plants.com/index.htm edit: Forgot one thing, they actually ship gorgonians in drilled frag plugs which is really handy. These things slough flesh off so keeping them glued or attached to anything can be a nightmare if they're not prepared this way. Thoughtful!
  12. 7 points
    I love seeing photos from our meetings; it feels like we're have the fun all over again! I took a few pictures at this one, as well. Bert is such a dedicated documenter, he rarely ends in the pics, so I made sure to remedy that as soon as he walked in the door! Our club VP and overall terrific guy, badxgillen joined me in adding a splash of color to the group! Groovy tie dye, dude. Is it just me, or is Sean giving a look of, "WHY would you take my photo?!" Well, I did, and I'm posting it here! Gotcha! His lovely wife Darcy put up with our club shenanigans rather well. Lewisfisherman & theclark, labeling themselves and eyeing the tasty selection of appetizers. Miles here, doing a bit of socializing with dog and baby, reefers by association. Our gracious host, Stylaster, standing by to control the amount of drool falling into his frag tank as members came through to eye up the goods. Dodge & Jeremy, checking out the display tank of wonder: 312 gallons of colors and textures galore! How does the lemonpeel hybrid do with all these corals? Well, there's your answer! Black Lemon didn't wait for Roy to tell his business to anyone; he just showed us! Apparently, this is the only fish in the tank who cannot be tricked into a trap. The tangs will be feasting away and having a grand time in it, while the angel looks on all-knowing and wisely stays out. Who can blame him for wanting to leave such a rich buffet? He probably has it better in this tank than he did on the reef in the wild! Look at those beggars! Always at the front of the tank wanting more food, despite being incredibly well fed. Vlamingi enjoying a bit of personal attention from his human. Ahhh, yeah, that's the spot! Scratch right there! Impossible to view without a sense of calm washing over. At least until the envy sets in! Time for some fragging! I joked the loser of the raffle would get this frag of putty being sawed off, but there ended up being enough of each coral that everyone went home with a frag of each! (Except for Beth, who left without taking hers. If you're reading this, let us know! She couldn't remember her username at the meeting, so we don't know who to contact.) Intense concentration from these guys! If you enjoy playing Where's Waldo?, you can play Where's Bert? and Where's Karen? in this photo! Old Man Max checking in on how the fragging demo is going. He's thinking of starting a tank now that he's reached retirement age. Miles getting in a bit of bonding time with my 14-year-old fur monster. Big thanks to Roy for welcoming Princeton to the party! Yours truly, happy to have spent the afternoon with fine friends of the reef keeping variety! See you at the next one!
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    I will just temporarily ban everyone auction time !! Disclaimer: Totally kidding or am I?
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    The only way to watch.
  16. 7 points
    About a year ago, I lost most of my acros when I was over dipping my corals to kill black bugs. At the time I wasn't 100% sure if I got rid of the black bugs and figured I'll just wait till all my acros are dead and start over. From my tests, it takes about 2 weeks for black bugs to strave to death. I also added a few yellow wrasses to help with natural solution. After losing so many expensive acros, I stopped focusing on my water parameters. Whatever acros I had left started to die back. Couple months ago, I noticed my Montiporas are spreading like crazy and some of acros still have a couple polpys here and there. I miss not having large acro colonies in my tank and I told myself I won't buy anymore acros until I see these start to grow again. I started testing for ALK multiple times a week instead of once every month or two. I'm seeing some comeback. Still a lot of dead skeleton from before, so it'll take a couple more months to hopefully cover up. Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
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    Its cool to get to know what people do!! I received a wildlife science degree from OSU and then 3 years in the peace corps primarily working with the EU on getting new national parks off the ground and lots of environmental education and alternative livelihood projects. Upon returning to the US I spent a little over a decade as a wetland biologist/restoration ecologist and had projects all over the west coast. I got tired of consulting and about 5 years ago decided to grow marijuana full time. So now i own and manage a 7,000 sq ft production facility in NE portland. So now I am part engineer, part electrician, part permit cordinator, part botanist and full time baby sitter. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  20. 6 points
    Wow, I’m embarrassed to say that today was the day that I learned that pvc glue doesn’t have to be blue. After skimping with application of the blue stuff to avoid poor aesthetics, I had leaks. Needless to say, my new plumbing project with clear cement looks very clean! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The winner is: Bubbles
  24. 6 points
    This frags marching to Florida Frag Swap this weekend. Enjoy, don't drool on your keyboard
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    I totally get why it seems flooded, and I agree there is probably a way to fix it. [emoji4] but it’s super nice having access to sweet deals that outsiders don’t. Helps keep pricing down for locals. So in reality, Rudy is doing everyone a favor lol. And I would be interested to see any solutions that come up. If we find a solid way to do this that helps keep thing “clean” I would consider posting my own auction also [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 6 points
    Bill I’d like to thank you for choosing acans as your new coral for your tank!! As you may recall I tried a Blue Face in my tank but it ate acros all day long so after waiting months to add it, I had to rehome it :( #sosad Fortunate for me, your new sought out coral was I assume a weakness for your Blue Face and you opted ( (to my good fortune) for the acans and took it Jeff at Cuttlefish where I quickly sucked it up and it now happily is residing in 400 gallons of serenity If I got any part of that story incorrect my apologies, I thought that was how it played out but regardless, thank you for taking such great care of such a beautiful fish, I!m grateful to you AND Jeff for having the opportunity to add “her”
  27. 6 points
    It is with great pleasure I welcome Marine Depot as out newest sponsor! I am sure many of you are familiar with them and they are a great online resource for all of your dry goods. I have ordered Brightwell products , as well as frag plugs and their prices are reasonable with free shipping !! Thanks for your support of our local club!
  28. 6 points
    If you're a Pacific Northwest Marine Aquarium Society member and haven't shopped with MD before, please stop by, give us a try, and save 10% on your first order!* Use coupon code PNWMAS https://www.marinedepot.com/ *Excludes items that are out of stock, drop shipped, already on sale, or prohibited by MAP restrictions. Offer ends 1/31/18.
  29. 5 points
    i enjoy reading, knitting, scrap booking, and canning vegetables. LOL Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  30. 5 points
    I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started reefing! Saltwater reef keeping isn’t an easy task and I have gone down a bumpy road and made several mistakes but luckily I survived first year without crashing my tank, with the help and valuable advice from you guys. I am truly grateful! [emoji56] http:// Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 5 points
    If I’m not reefing I’m prolly bowling. Me and the wifey currently in the process of purchasing our own center. Bowling, pool, whisky/beer, reefing ,,,,,, All in one place. That’s the goal, then it won’t seem like work. Lol. A nice tank in a bowling alley is gonna be cool I think.
  32. 5 points
    After the countless hours and days thinking what our daughter would like for her bday...we asked her. She says something nature and green. I said oh I know what that means to an 8yr old. She is not a toy kid. She loves her pets and is spoiled! So so here’s the new additions to our Zoo. Yellow Black and A Blue Black. If anyone has information or tips please share.
  33. 5 points
    I'm super excited about this new ReeFi product line. I've finished designing the prototype board and have send it off to get it made. Once testing is completed, I will work with manufactures to get it mass produced. No more sweat shop from my garage. haha Here are some sneak preview on specs... More unique spectrums - same old favorites plus new requests. Every spectrum diodes can be controlled, no more grouping color spectrums. WiFi controlled and possibly Bluetooth as well. Either regular display or touch display. More max power for larger and deeper tanks. Multiple light sources to combat shadowing. Modern sleek look. Sensors to notify when it's time to clean off the fan dust for optimal performance. http://www.reefi-lab.com/index.php/2018/02/16/new-reefi-led-products-design-completed-prototyping-and-testing-now/
  34. 5 points
    I work as a biopharmaceutical manufacturing technician, we make the drugs and fill them into vials (liquids not pills) used to treat many different things. At the site i work we focus on a drug for breast cancer, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and other types of cancer.
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    Meeting is tomorrow! Bring an appetizer or dessert to share, if you'd like. Bring a labeled frag or two if you wish to participate in the frag swap raffle. Bring cash or card for raffle tickets to win LFS gift certificates! Bring your wonderful self for the fragging demo and take home a frag!
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    This guy decided to punch the side of a net and got his weapons caught in it. I have heard the stories of people getting their thumb nail cracked open by these with their anvil like hammers...didn't know they had a scorpion like needle at the end. Pics before I got the rest of the net off his anvils.
  37. 5 points
    Still need some oven time to perfection...
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    Ill be doing frag demo with bone clippers and bandsaw. Ill also show what dips i go through after cutting a coral and how i mount corals to frag plugs and then placement back into the system for healing
  40. 5 points
    Yes, I was gonna try to make it over for this years event. It is kind of a crappy time of year for me to travel that way, but for right now, my plans are to try . I don't know if the farthest distance traveled is noteworthy, but die hard reef folks do what they have to sometimes.
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    Jf jack-o’-lantern it covers the hole rock both sides
  42. 5 points
    On the upside Fiji retracted their coral export ban and soon we can bring corals in from Fiji again. Woohoo now if we can just get hawaii to cooperate
  43. 5 points
    About Marine Depot We are a fast growing online aquarium supply company located in Garden Grove, CA. We’re looking for smart, creative people who will give 100 percent. Ideal candidates must be dedicated, detail-oriented team players that will thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume e-commerce work environment. The office atmosphere here is casual and collaborative. We have regular company pot lucks, celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day EVERY DAY and have a great benefits package that includes discounts on aquarium and pet products. Although it is not a prerequisite to working with us, most of our employees are pet/aquarium owners. We love what we do! About The Position We are looking for a Customer and Technical Support Representative to join our team. You will be the front-line of our company and engage with customers on a daily basis via phone, email, live chat, and social media. Your job is to make customers happy by resolving problems and providing accurate information in a professional and timely manner. You'll answer all manner of hobby-related questions and teach customers how to properly use the products we carry. You'll also answer questions about order status, order tracking, returns and site navigation in a prompt and courteous manner. We offer paid training, flexible scheduling (great for students!), and an excellent healthcare package. Qualified Candidates Should Possess: Excellent verbal and written communication skills An outgoing, positive attitude about providing superior customer service Experience working in a problem-solving capacity Multi-tasking capabilities Computer literacy Ability to share your knowledge Saltwater reef and fish experience and/or willingness to learn about the hobby Duties and Responsibilities: Assist customers with a positive shopping experience Works well in a team environment Work with the Customer Satisfaction Index to benchmark and improve our service execution Respond to and resolve customer issues with urgency Ensure implementation and development of the Family Friendly Concept Assume responsibility for projects and tasks as they occur Location You can work in the office at our Garden Grove, CA headquarters or remotely from your home. Contact Us If you’re interested in joining our team, please email your resume to hr-csr@marinedepot.com for consideration.
  44. 5 points
    Thank you for the very warm welcome, everyone!
  45. 4 points
    We have a Catalina 320 sailboat and enjoy sailing on the Columbia River
  46. 4 points
    I am an OSU graduate with a degree in zoology. I worked with animals and owned my own aquarium maintenance business for years. I have since sold my business, and now work as a firefighter/paramedic.
  47. 4 points
    I normally just use salt creep to stop all my leaks so this whole thread has been informative.
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    Here's a blue shot of the seahorse tank. Gorgonians and ricordeas are going wild!
  50. 4 points
    Hey TalorHardy, I didn't see you at the last meet. I brought a nice piece of tierra del fuego and the upscales microlados for our trade but I did not see a name tag in the crowd and the people I asked where not sure either. I presume you are attending this meet, maybe we can work something out for that a tenuis frag and another acro? When at a PNWMAS meeting you can usually spot me pretty easily. I am the old red skin, with odd hair, and no fashion sense. I will make sure to have my name tag visible this time around too.