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    Posted: September 14 2010 at 4:32pm
Hey, for those that don't know...
we are doing a booth at MWRF.  We are looking for suggestions on what to do at the booth.  We want it be be AWESOME.

We also want some volunteers from the the club to help staff the booth.  Most likely we will need 8 volunteers...four 2-hour shifts with two people per shift.  We may need more based on what we do.  Volunteers get free entrance into the show plus a free club shirt (must wear the shirt at the show).  Send me (or any presidency member) an IM if you are interested in volunteering.

Now...Please, lets hear your suggestions for our booth!
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Touchpool tank!
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PM SENT! I also have my frag tank I could clean up a bit and bring for the touchpool tank, it's 48x36x12, holds about 108 gallons

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How about a couple of flat screen monitors on either end of the booth with a kick butt slide show of club events, tank of the month and reef tour pics.  Give the grown ups something to do while the kids are touching the sea stars!
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Lighting Comparison. PC T5 LED MH same tanks same Specs and as close similiar Corals. PAR Ratings
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Love those ideas!!!!

Eco friendly tank set up??? (utah rock, sand, captive frags, captive fishes, etc)

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Gadgets vs. "Mark's" way (Sorry Mark, couldn't come up with another way of saying it)  to show there are many ways of setting up and maintaning a reef.
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What about a demo on reefkeeping on a budget since a lot of people are hitting hard times right now. 
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I like the touch tank the best so far. My daughter is six and will be there and will LOVE it.
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I say go for a "total experience":
 
 - Promote the Club name with banners / posters, etc
 
 - Touchpool set up for the kids
 
 - A tank setup more for adults
 
 - Monitor(s) set up with video  loop of TOTMs, BBQ, Club Meeting photos, Winter Banquet, Reef Tour, outings to get rock / sand, BSD trip, etc - all the fun stuff the Club has done
 
 - Laptop with internet to show off the website features / allow people to buy a Membership, etc
 
 - Club business cards, flyers, any promo items (if we have them)
 
 - Can we get an LFS or 2 to agree to a WMAS-related coupon or some kind of deal in time to give them out at the booth?
 
 - A popcorn or candy give away (if the hotel is OK with having food handed out)
 
 - I'll think a bit more and see if i can come up with anything else
 
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That's a great idea! Maybe a demonstration of fragging, or something like that as well. I really like the idea of the touch pool, AND the "eco-tank" I have plenty of awesome quality LBTR, and could get my hands on some awesome captive raised fish.
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I'm with Bob!!! Plus I like the whole Techy vs. Mark idea as well. There are some people out there and on this board that believe that if you don't buy the Lamborghini of systems then you shouldn't even be in this hobby! I think more people would take up this hobby if they new they didn't have to spend every last penny they had buying the top of the line techy stuff.

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I like all that everyone has said so far.

My thoughts:
Even adults like to touch.Embarrassed
What if we had a Carlson Surge on the display tank? Hardly anyone these days knows about that. I know, I know, that's a gadget.Wink
Whatever setup we go with for a tank, a suspended reef would also be something cool to show off.Smile
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This all sounds great. I think Will should pick up on all those ideas and then assign a part of it to someone. Like Touchtank- Steve Ekins, Surge Device- Mark, Banners and Posters- Bob, Two tank setup- Lewy....

Would be way cool!

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I love all of these ideas.

I am planning on putting together a touch tank as the main draw to the club booth.  I could use 1 or 2 people who can help set this up on Friday (November 5th).

I am also planning to have WMAS advertising material available such as business cards and flyers available.

I would also like to see some of the other stuff happen as well, but I will not have time to put them together myself so I will need help from club members to make it happen.

Could we please have volunteers for the other projects we would like to have there. 

- Picture Slide Show.  We need someone who can gather the photos, put together the slide show, bring the equipment to show it and set it up.

- Low Tech Reef Setup.  We need someone or a team of people to set up a low tech tank showcasing how a reef can be kept on a budget.  We need someone to donate the use of their tank and equipment for the 2 days of the show as the club does not have the funds to purchase it. 

- High Tech Reef Setup.  It would be cool to have this as well to show off.  We would need someone to donate the use of some of their high tech equipment such as the tank itself, a controller, a skimmer, an advanced lighting system (T-5's, LED's of similar), a wave maker or Tunze streams, or similar, and any other advanced gadgetry we would like to showcase. 

- Posters - Anyone who would be willing to make posters highlighting things the club does, interesting topics in the reefing hobby etc.  We also need to plan a way to display these posters.

If there are any other great ideas, please post them and if possible help us find a way to make it happen.  ie. volunteer to help.

These displays will need to be set up during the day on Friday.  I believe the rooms will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Thanks in advance for your help.  We really appreciate it.

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I would love to help setup a touch tank!
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I have acquired a setup to use as a Low Tech Reef Setup/Cost Effective Reef Setup.

Is there anyone who can help with the High Tech Reef Setup?
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I can definitely help w/ the touch tank, I may have some stuff for the high tech reef, what were you looking for? I have a 55 gallon tank that you could use, It's not drilled at the moment but I can easily fix that before November.

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Steve your 55 would work great for the high tech tank.

The other equipment we would need could vary, but here is a small list of possibilities.  We would only need to borrow this equipment for the weekend. 

Equipment such as the tank itself, a controller, a skimmer, an advanced lighting system (T-5's, LED's of similar), a wave maker or Tunze streams, or similar, and any other advanced gadgetry we would like to showcase. 
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Ok, I'll see what I can do
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