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Suggestions for Meetings and Activities for 2016?

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Forum Name: Suggestion Box/Recommendations
Forum Description: This is the place to submit recommendations to the WMAS presidency.
URL: http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=77913
Printed Date: December 14 2017 at 11:19pm


Topic: Suggestions for Meetings and Activities for 2016?
Posted By: arthuriv
Subject: Suggestions for Meetings and Activities for 2016?
Date Posted: October 14 2015 at 6:02pm

Looking for suggestions and ideas for meetings and activities you like to see us put on next year. Also suggestions for speaker you would like to see us bring in as well.


Thank you!

Arthur



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Posted By: phys
Date Posted: November 17 2015 at 10:23pm
Something on RO systems would be useful I think. Potentially something on calculating dosage and proper testing practices. Methods to reduce and get rid of hair algae. Something about tank cleaning. Could always do more about lighting. Something about the different types of corals and their requirements.


Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: November 18 2015 at 10:29am
These are great. I'd suggest a big demo on how to frag. I'd also be interested in a lecture on unusual inverts.
I'm thinking of heading up a store tour contest for March (tell your about it later).

Adam

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Next Meeting: Garage Sale


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: November 18 2015 at 11:34am
How about a meeting on Controllers, Automation control systems, Emerging tech for aquariums, Filtration strategies (DSB, Barebottom, Berlin, etc...), Anything DIY (reactors, lighting, automationm etc).


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90g (yup, won it!), 40g, 28g, & 10g Systems
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http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=63568&title=krazies-nano-paradise" rel="nofollow - Tank Thread:


Posted By: Hogie
Date Posted: November 18 2015 at 12:19pm
How about more meanings about the big blue ocean like:
Ocean conservation
Best Snorkeling/Diving
Highlight different geographic areas and the animals there

Highlight different fish/animals and their unique qualities/lives

What are current developments for captive fish breeding (like the yellow tang in Hawaii)

Ways to post pics on the website

Aquascaping
different techniques and ideas
freshwater tanks seems to be a lot more creative, why not in salt water?

Recharging DI resin

Fish Food
make your own vs buy
best kinds
most polluted ones

Log Keeping
what info needs to be tracked and why? Benefits?

Process of a fish or coral being in the wild to your tank:
Capture methods-some better than others. How to know and what to look for?
whole sellers-do they hold them somewhere or what do they do with them?
fish stores-what quarantine methods do each of the local stores do around here and what are they doing to ensure I'm getting a healthy fish?

Photography
more than clean your glass, don't follow the fish, use a tripod, etc.
What lighting for photo (get the blue out)
Adjust white balance?
Shutter Speed vs Aperture vs ISO
Principles of photography for an aquarium
Avoid glare off of glass

Corals change color under different conditions:
What are the conditions do what to different colors?
Why does a red planet go green?
Why do they change under LED's?
Water chemistry affecting colors?


Posted By: sleepingdeep
Date Posted: November 18 2015 at 12:24pm
Im with Adam on the fragging. I also am a fan of the DIY options.


Posted By: Jeremyw
Date Posted: November 18 2015 at 1:25pm
I love all of Hogies ideas!! 

J


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Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: November 18 2015 at 4:09pm
Originally posted by Jeremyw Jeremyw wrote:

I love all of Hogies ideas!! 

J

That's what I was just going to say.

Adam


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Next Meeting: Garage Sale



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