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March 2008 Meeting Recap and Pics

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Topic: March 2008 Meeting Recap and Pics
Posted By: Adam Blundell
Subject: March 2008 Meeting Recap and Pics
Date Posted: March 07 2008 at 9:57pm
March 6th, 2008
Attendance- 48 people when we started playing Bingo
 
Tank of the Month- Jim Brimley (WingNut)
Jim has a 210 gal aquarium (72x24x29)
He uses 250 watt reeflux halides, a standard sump and large ASM skimmer.
Jim has 20 species of very diverse fishes, tons of corals, but also many invertebrates.  The three things I found most interesting were 1) he has a Garibaldi damselfish that he brought home from Mexico 2) he does a 40 gallon water change every week 3) while he has fishes and coral like everyone else, he also has a very large collection of shrimp and crabs.
A great looking tank, near the Sugarhouse area (by our club meeting location).  To learn more about Jim's tank please click on Tank of the Month on the left <---- or contact him to see it in person anytime.
 
Game Night-
Tonight we played a version of Reef Bingo.  This meeting was led by Debbie Morril and Eva Rushton.  The two of them did an absolute fabulous job of running the show.  They made a bunch of bingo cards with all sorts of reef words and phrases. 
Each paid membership was worth two Bingo cards.  Additional cards sold for $5 each, or 3 for $10. 
A powerpoint slide show presented questions and the first person to raise their hand with the correct answer (this was a little more chaotic than expected) earned a small prize.  After playing for 40 minutes we had several Bingos in the crowd.  Each time someone got Bingo they were given a ticket for the final raffle. 
The final raffle included many prizes by some wonderful sponsors and donors.  To see a list of our club sponsors please visit our sponsors page (Ahhemmm, Jake- the sponsors page?).
 
Congrats to all the winners, thanks to the many club members who came to play, and a HUGE THANK YOU to Debbie and Eva for putting together one of the most fun and entertaining meetings we've had.
 
Next Month's Meeting- Calcium Reactors
Please join us as club member and calcium reactor guru Corey Price leads the way.  Corey will be explaining everything you need to know about building calcium reactors, and he'll even build one in front of us.  We'll also have a nice raffle during that meeting, guess what the prize will be....
 
Tables Set Up
 
Prizes to win
 
Bingo Cards
 
 
People Playing Bingo
 
Some of the goodies
 
 
Our Item of the Month For Sale
 
Check out the new nametags!
 
 
Adam


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Next Meeting: Holiday Social



Replies:
Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 07 2008 at 10:04pm
Will this include the TOTM or will Corey create a new thread for that?
 
Mike


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Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 7:31am
Hmmm, not sure.  The last two months I included TOTM and was planning to continue doing so.  I don't think Corey is planning to start a thread each month, just to update the site under the tank of the month heading <--------------
Adam


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Next Meeting: Holiday Social


Posted By: Corey Price
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 7:50am
Yeah, Jake has the TOTM write-up, which has far better looking pictures than what was on the projector. I believe he is going to post that soon, right Jake?


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 8:58am
Thanks!
 
Mike


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Posted By: bannshy
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 9:25am
Alright, I give up what is TOTM?  Tank of the Month?


Posted By: Debbles
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 11:11am
Originally posted by bannshy bannshy wrote:

Alright, I give up what is TOTM?  Tank of the Month?
 
Yes.  I laughed when I read this because the other day Jeff said the exact same thing.  He had looked everywhere including on the back of the WMAS card for the abbreviation TOTM. 
 
DebBig%20smile


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Yes Mikey...I still have fins!!!


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 12:05pm
Yes TOTM=Tank Of The Month. Congratulations WingNut! (Jim Brimley)
 
Mike


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Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 1:26pm
Okay. I didn't bring my camera to the meeting so I didn't get a picture of the great turn out, many new faces, and happy people winning tons of prizes at the Bingo game! I did however bring my camera to Jim's house to see his awesome and well deserved Tank Of The Month. Here's one of his Blue Jaw Triggerfish.
 
Mike


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Posted By: cl2ysta1
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 2:05pm
nice mike!!! what type of camera are you using again? also what lens
We've been looking into a cannon rebel XTI, but I'm really a nikon fan. there is such a huge price difference in the two. As far as i've heard though the body really doesnt matter it's the lens????
 
thanks


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I <3 Boxers
Achilles tang lover


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 2:36pm
Nikon D40 and Sigma 150mm macro. I had to really shrink that picture down to fit it on the page. That was also shot handheld with a moving fish. I will try to post more later. Go with whatever camera manufacturer/body has the best ergonomics to you. I've used Canon and Nikon and I like the feel of the Nikon as well as the location of the buttons and menu setup. I think Nikon has a better overall flash system but most people don't get in to photography that deep.  I'm sure you would be happy with either one.
 
Mike


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Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 8:01pm
Are Damsels supposed to have teeth? Here's a picture of Jim's Garibaldi Damsel.
 
 
Mike


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Posted By: dcros90
Date Posted: March 09 2008 at 5:35pm
great pics Mike!

Are you planning on a book?



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I brush my teeth with bristle worms


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 09 2008 at 5:53pm
A book?
 
Mike


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Posted By: dcros90
Date Posted: March 09 2008 at 5:58pm
yeah, like a picture boo, published and everything.

With pictures like that and your stuff.....what do you think?



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I brush my teeth with bristle worms


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 09 2008 at 6:11pm

Thanks for the compliment!

 
Mike


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Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 09 2008 at 6:14pm
How about his Purple Tang.
 
Mike


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Posted By: Corey Price
Date Posted: March 09 2008 at 11:04pm
I wish these pictures would have been visible on the projector.


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 09 2008 at 11:22pm
Me too. We seriously need a new projector to do justice to the Tank of the Month presentations.
 
Mike


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Posted By: boogey247
Date Posted: March 10 2008 at 12:58pm
I can get really good prices on projectors. I work in the electronics industry and would be willing to help the organization with acquiring a projector. Please let me know if the organization is planning on buying one.

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29 Gallon Bow Front
55 Gallon with 25 gallon sump
24 Gallon Nano
Pond
2 dogs + 2 cats + fish + 1 year old daughter = zoo. Welcome to my house.
Josh


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 11 2008 at 9:56am
Jim's Helfrichi Firefish.
 
 
Mike


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Posted By: TriggerHappy
Date Posted: March 11 2008 at 11:09am
Very nice pictures Mike!

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T-r-i-double gha-er


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 11 2008 at 11:27am
Thanks Bill!
 
Mike


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Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: March 15 2008 at 11:24am
The rest of the pics have been added.  If you have something else you want me to add to the recap let me know, otherwise it is done.
Adam


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Next Meeting: Holiday Social


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 15 2008 at 11:28am
Smile!
 
 
Mike


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Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 15 2008 at 11:32am
Jim's Wrasse.
 
 
Mike


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Posted By: BobC63
Date Posted: March 16 2008 at 12:49am
Originally posted by Adam Blundell Adam Blundell wrote:

The rest of the pics have been added.  If you have something else you want me to add to the recap let me know, otherwise it is done.
Adam
 
When I click on the "TOTM" link on the left
 
<-----
 
I only see up to August of 2007 (Corey, I think)
 
Where are all the rest ??? Confused


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* Marine & Reef tanks since 1977 *


Posted By: cl2ysta1
Date Posted: March 16 2008 at 2:03am
Ohio was on the bingo cards!!!!
 
 
was it like.. which is the best state in the US?


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I <3 Boxers
Achilles tang lover


Posted By: bbauman
Date Posted: March 16 2008 at 3:41pm
It was something like Which state is it illegal to get your fish drunk in or something? ErmmLOL

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28g Cube
http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=23030 - Beginners Guide to Saltwater Aquariums
Brandon in Magna


Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: March 29 2008 at 12:02pm
Well it is almost April and time for another meeting recap so I thought I should post a few more pictures of Jim's gorgeous tank that was featured as TOTM at the March meeting. Here are a few of his corals.
 
 
 
 
 
Mike


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