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April 2008 Meeting Recap and Pics

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Topic: April 2008 Meeting Recap and Pics
Posted By: Adam Blundell
Subject: April 2008 Meeting Recap and Pics
Date Posted: April 04 2008 at 9:33am
Date: 4/3/08     Attendance: 66
 
Calcium Reactors- how, when, why, and building your own
subtitled- can I get high off that joint
 
Tank of the Month-
Lorraine (BluespotJawfish)
 
 
Calcium Reactor Presentation-
Corey Price our resident structural engineer led the way with a discussion on the uses of Calcium Reactors.  Corey began be discussing times when you would want to use a calcium reactor, and times when you would not.  Different methods of adding calcium and carbonates are available and Corey discussed the pros and cons to each method. 
If a Calcium Reactor is right for you, then we've got a way to save some money.  Corey put together a parts list of what you need to make a reactor for under $100.  The most difficult part about this is getting two flanges to perfectly align.  Have no fear the club has laser cut flanges available for purchase!
Corey hooked up the reactor in about 20 mins (including the time needed to glue!) and we were able to give one away as a raffle prize. 
Here's how it all went down...
 
Club members ready to go
 
 
Corey begins to glue (weld) the acrylic
 
Corey Constructing
 
Jake showing off his mad drilling skillz
 
 
Some of the needed parts
 
The Key Flanges!
 
 
Adam


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Next Meeting: Holiday Social



Replies:
Posted By: sumostorm
Date Posted: April 04 2008 at 12:38pm
And I won a fancy NEW reactor!!!!  THANKS!!!  Now I just need to rip out the wall in our family room and start working on the built-in 210 I want to put in there so I can use it!  This hobby is addicting!  Big%20smileBig%20smileTongueTongueBig%20smileBig%20smile


Posted By: Dion Richins
Date Posted: April 04 2008 at 12:41pm
Originally posted by sumostorm sumostorm wrote:

And I won a fancy NEW reactor!!!!  THANKS!!!  Now I just need to rip out the wall in our family room and start working on the built-in 210 I want to put in there so I can use it!  This hobby is addicting!  Big%20smileBig%20smileTongueTongueBig%20smileBig%20smile
 
 
Right on. Dont stop at a 210. Go Big!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: April 04 2008 at 6:49pm
Congratulations sumostorm!
 
Mike


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Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: April 10 2008 at 4:31pm
Will update the tank of the month portion soon...

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Next Meeting: Holiday Social


Posted By: Debbles
Date Posted: April 10 2008 at 4:44pm
Jake looks like he is mad at Corey and is heading for his back with that drill! LOL
 
DebBig%20smile


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


Posted By: Shane H
Date Posted: April 10 2008 at 5:24pm
subtitled- can I get high off that joint
 
Who would want to miss a meeting with that subtitle? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BTW,  the answer to that question is a resounding YES! LOL


Posted By: Corey Price
Date Posted: April 10 2008 at 5:31pm
Jake looks like he is mad at Corey and is heading for his back with that drill!

Yikes! Was I that big of a slave driver???



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