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October Meeting 10/5 - Reef Pests W/Marc Levenson

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Printed Date: October 22 2017 at 1:25pm


Topic: October Meeting 10/5 - Reef Pests W/Marc Levenson
Posted By: jdinchak
Subject: October Meeting 10/5 - Reef Pests W/Marc Levenson
Date Posted: September 03 2017 at 7:51pm
WMAS is excited to announce we have a very special guest for our October club meeting, Marc Levenson will be joining us from Texas to talk about Reef Pests in the Aquarium: How to identify the good guys and the bad guys and how to remove them.

10/5 at 7pm
Rose Garden Building 
Sugar House Park
1601 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT



We will have snacks, coral vendors and some awesome raffles for this meeting.  

Raffle Update:
  • Revive and Coral RX for all your coral dipping needs
  • Gift Card to Rusty's Reefs
  • Gift Card to Aquatic Dreams
  • Assorted Masna Goodies (including Macna Tshirts)
  • 2018 Macna Vegas Full Passes (2x) - $280 value
  • and more!!!
Paid members will get two free raffle tickets, all other guests will receive one.  Paid members must show their 2017 keychain or forum login to receive additional ticket.  We will have additional tickets available for sale

If you buy a paid membership at this meeting it will run through 2018 and we will be giving 5 free raffle tickets with purchase!

As this is the meeting before our Reef Tour in November, we will be giving out Reef Tour yard signs for hosts.  

This is going to be a FANTASTIC meeting, you won't want to miss it!

A little more about Marc -




Marc "melev" Levenson has been in the hobby since 1998, blogging his experiences about his own reef on his website melevsreef.com to help others learn husbandry skills. Most recently he's become an online personality with tens of thousands of followers on his YouTube channel (melevsreef) also geared at helping other reefers through his personal experiences.  His website's articles, blogs, and Critter ID cover topics like pest control, feeding techniques, working with acrylics, reef photography and water chemistry to name a few. His online store carries many products like his RODI systems, custom sumps and even includes some items that he himself invented as clever solutions to make reefkeeping easier. Marc is a nationally recognized speaker, who regularly recommends supporting local club events, shopping local fish stores, and interacting with others via social media.  His other hobby is diving, exploring natural reefs.  His current tanks are a 400-gallon reef and a 60-gallon anemone cube, filled with captive bred fish and aquacultured corals.  youtube.com/melevsreef








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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)



Replies:
Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: September 03 2017 at 9:20pm

How would you like to come face to face with this bad buy in your tank?


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: phys
Date Posted: September 05 2017 at 4:14am
Looks like a good time!!!! Cant wait to see whats presented!


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: September 14 2017 at 9:48pm
3 WEEKS!  Can't wait, this is going to be an EPIC event.


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: September 25 2017 at 9:13am
Less then 2 weeks until this EPIC night!

Did you know we are a MASNA club? We support Masna which helps support education and study of everything salt water.  They are helping us pay for Mark's travel to Salt Lake and they are also throwing in some goodies for our raffle and some other surprises. 

You want to go to Macna next year in Vegas, great meeting to come to!


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: sleepingdeep
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 12:28pm
I love his youtube channel, this sounds great!


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 12:46pm
Final arrangements have been made and Marc will be here in just over a week. He's a great speaker and this should be some very good information. So clear your calendars and get yourself to the meeting. You won't want to miss it.!


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


Posted By: Corey Price
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by jdinchak jdinchak wrote:


How would you like to come face to face with this bad buy in your tank?


You mean one of these?



Yes, as a matter of fact, I have!


Posted By: sleepingdeep
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 2:39pm
just be glad you're not this guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq08mk7zzb0




Posted By: Corey Price
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 4:50pm
Originally posted by sleepingdeep sleepingdeep wrote:

just be glad you're not this guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq08mk7zzb0




I think I'd rather have the bristleworms than a Bobbitt worm!


Posted By: chuckfu5
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 7:58pm
Can anyone come to the meetings or do you have to be a paid member?

Also I've always wanted to join but what do I get for my membership and how much is it?

Can I sign up at the meeting?


Posted By: BobC63
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by chuckfu5 chuckfu5 wrote:

Can anyone come to the meetings or do you have to be a paid member?

Also I've always wanted to join but what do I get for my membership and how much is it?

Can I sign up at the meeting?


Anyone can come to meetings; you do not have to be a Paid member to attend - and the meetings are (almost always) FREE. And you can bring your spouse / significant other, kids, etc. All are welcome.

Paid membership is $26 for a year and gets you the following (and maybe more I have forgotten):

 - Access to the Paid members Forum on the Board (which you can't see right now)
 - Entrance to the Paid members BBQ for you and your family
 - Discounts at some of our Local Fish Stores (you get an ID keychain to show for the discount)
 - First crack (and a discount) at tickets to Special Events like our Winter Banquet
 - The knowledge that you are helping to financially support our Non - Profit club... and that support allows us to bring in great guests like Marc Levenson!!! ClapClapClap

And yes, you can sign up right at any meeting. You can pay for your membership w/ cash, check or credit card right at the meeting. Or you can sign up online here - just click on the "About Us" link on the left side of your computer screen



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- My Current Tank: 150g Mixed Reef -

* Marine & Reef tanks since 1977 *


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: September 27 2017 at 1:43pm
1/2 off corals at our frag fests...


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


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: September 27 2017 at 2:14pm
We use that money to also put on events:

The food provided
Speaker fees and travel
Raffle prizes

Having club fee's helps offset that.  Again we are non-profit and our mission is to be community and knowledge sharing.  

Paying the fee also adds to the members "buy-in" with the club and I think adds to your participation as you are apart of it.  

What I always tell people is come on in and go to an event and see what you think before buying.  


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: September 29 2017 at 6:49pm
These raffle items seem appropriate for next weeks meeting on Reef Pests! Rustys Reefs even donated a $25 gift certificate (thanks Rusty). We will have plenty more next week. Everyone who attends will get a raffle ticket!



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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: September 30 2017 at 11:41pm
Got a box full of cool things donated for our meeting next week by MASNA (whom WMAS is a supporter of and is helping us bring Marc to Utah). These are all giveaway items for the meeting. Want to see what's in the box? Come to the meeting.



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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: phys
Date Posted: October 02 2017 at 12:56am
I probably wont be able to make it due to work but I have some frags to donate for the raffle if someone can pick them up. 


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: October 02 2017 at 7:52am
Check original thread for more raffle items!

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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: October 02 2017 at 9:31am
Updated original thread:

Raffle Update:
  • Revive and Coral RX for all your coral dipping needs
  • Gift Card to Rusty's Reefs
  • Gift Card to Aquatic Dreams
  • Assorted Masna Goodies (including Macna Tshirts)
  • 2018 Macna Vegas Full Passes (2x) - $280 value
  • and more!!!
Paid members will get two free raffle tickets, all other guests will receive one.  Paid members must show their 2017 keychain or forum login to receive additional ticket.  We will have additional tickets available for sale

If you buy a paid membership at this meeting it will run through 2018 and we will be giving 5 free raffle tickets with purchase!


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: October 05 2017 at 11:10am
This meeting is today! I hope everyone is coming because it's going to be a great meeting!!!!!! See you all there!


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


Posted By: shaggydoo
Date Posted: October 05 2017 at 11:54am
I'm planning on going to the meeting, and am excited to see who is in the club now. Its been over a decade since I've been to an event.

Quick question, how long is the meeting, and is the venue wheelchair accessible? I have a walker but more than a couple stairs will put the brakes on my plans.


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60g LPS Cube


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: October 05 2017 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by shaggydoo shaggydoo wrote:

I'm planning on going to the meeting, and am excited to see who is in the club now. Its been over a decade since I've been to an event.

Quick question, how long is the meeting, and is the venue wheelchair accessible? I have a walker but more than a couple stairs will put the brakes on my plans.

Great to have you back!

I believe the building is fully accessible


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: Wrogers
Date Posted: October 06 2017 at 7:14am
Well how was it??? Sorry I missed this one..Unhappy

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William Rogers


Posted By: shaggydoo
Date Posted: October 06 2017 at 8:10am
I thought it was great! Very informative and entertaining. It also seemed to be a fairly good turnout.

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60g LPS Cube


Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: October 06 2017 at 8:53am
Hands down one of my favorite meetings. Marc was great at MACNA and he didn't disappoint here locally either. Very personable and willing to talk to anyone who asked. He had so much info that we let him run over and then went to dinner after. We will have him back for sure.


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


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: October 06 2017 at 9:15am
I had the good fortune to be able to hang out with Marc once he flew in.  He is a great guy, lots of fun.  We showed him some local tanks and took him to Rusty's Reefs and Lonestar for tacos.  Was a good day.  

We sold 12 memberships last night, 11 I think were new which is really exciting.  I love meeting new people and really appreciate them coming out and checking us out.  So happy to continue building our member base.  Adding in additional experience builds our overall knowledge base and makes us better.  

Theresa outdid herself on snacks for the meeting!

Marc was great, very entertaining. I learned a lot last night.  

The raffles were fun, I loved the enthusiasm for Macna and really hope to see a HUGE WMAS presence Macna next year.

Having both Reef Kingdom and Reef Dynasty selling coral was really cool too.  They always seemed to have a crowd around them.  

It was a lot of fun.  I will try to get some pictures in later, Bob took a lot.  I really enjoy last night and it was great seeing everyone.  

Wrogers we even had your name on the presentation!  

Thanks everyone for your continued support of the club!  If you have any suggestions to improve our meetings let me know.  


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: BobC63
Date Posted: October 09 2017 at 9:13pm
OCTOBER MEETING RECAP:

Sorry that this recap is a few days late... but, if you were there, you already got the scoop! And if you weren't there... no amount of words or pictures is going to do it justice...

One word = AWESOME!!!

Advance word was that this was going to be one of the premiere Club meetings of the year - and it didn't disappoint Clap


Meeting started about 7:15, by the time the crowd all got settled into there seats. Most of the WMAS Presidency was busy meeting & greeting and getting all the new Paid Members signed up (!)
This month we ran a special promotion... join and get the rest of 2017 and ALL of 2018 as a Paid member for the usual single-year price... AND you got yourself an additional 5 FREE Raffle Tickets for the big raffle!

Pretty sweet deal... and we signed up at least 11 brand new Paid Members!

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As I noted before, most of the Presidency was busy doing something useful... Wink




Jon, Jeff & Dave started things off with a warm welcome - and updates on recent Club
activities like our Frag Grow - Out Contest results Star


They also gave a shout all to all the sponsors who helped bring Melev out to Utah
and / or donated prizes for the Raffle...



Spent a little time talking about the upcoming Reef Tour on November 4th
DON'T MISS IT!!!



Then it was time for Marc to do his thing!



A truly AWESOME presentation; full of facts, fun, personal stories covering Marc's over 20 years
of "Melev's Reef"... there was something to learn for every member of the audience!


"Good" pests, "Bad" pests... how to truly and effectively get rid of the ones you don't want



The audience was glued to their seats! (Except when we had to trot over to the refreshment table!)



Dozens (maybe a hundred?) of slides, topics and sub-topics... Marc laid it all out in plain
English, so that even the newbies to the hobby could understand and learn




Then it was Halftime... or should I say, CORAL TIME!!! Clap



Both Dave (from Reef Kingdom) and Skyler (Reef Legends) really brought the heat!!!



When we advertised HUNDREDS of frags to choose from... WE WEREN'T KIDDING!!!


Our Members and Guests got to cherry - pick their choices at special Club Meeting prices Shocked



Did I mention we had TWO Coral Vendors and literally HUNDREDS OF FRAGS FOR SALE???!!!



Prior to the second half of Marc's presentation, we held the Raffle (!!!)
Must have gave away 25 prizes in all! T-Shirts, Gift Cards, Coral Dips, BENEREEF Coral Food, a bunch of MACNA swag...

And then the GRAND PRIZE = 2 Full Paid 3 -Day Passes for MACNA 2018 in Las Vegas! ShockedShockedShocked



And here is the lucky winner! She and her Dad ('Achilles Tang' on the Forum) are going to MACNA!!!



After all that excitement, it was time to once again yield the floor to Marc.

He still had a TON of info to go over!



Marc had so much to share that we actually ended up going over the usual 8:30 PM end time by
almost an hour!



Wrapping up,  Marc and WMAS President Jon Dinchak thanked the crowd and reminded everyone
that next month we have FRAGSTOCK!!!



After the meeting, a bunch of Club Members went over to the Dodo Restaurant in Sugarhouse and
had a great dinner with the one & only Marc Levenson!

How's THAT for an awesome end to an awesome meeting???!!!





If you missed it..?


Well, next month (November 2nd) is the return of FRAGSTOCK - so make sure you make it out!!!


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- My Current Tank: 150g Mixed Reef -

* Marine & Reef tanks since 1977 *


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: October 09 2017 at 9:23pm
Great recap!


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FragStock (11/2)

Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: BenchsTanks
Date Posted: October 12 2017 at 8:19pm
Where can I buy tickets to MACNA 2018? Do I get them from this site or is there a coupon that save money that you have to purchase?

Thank you
Bryan
801-598-34374


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400 Gal Island Mix Reef
20 Gal Wall Tank Mix Reef
14 Gal Bio Cube Mix Reef
PADI Dive Master


Posted By: jdinchak
Date Posted: October 12 2017 at 9:46pm
Originally posted by BenchsTanks BenchsTanks wrote:

Where can I buy tickets to MACNA 2018? Do I get them from this site or is there a coupon that save money that you have to purchase?

Thank you
Bryan
801-598-34374


Bryan, your account didn't link up correctly.  I fixed so you now have your Paid Member Forum Access.  The coupon code is in that thread on this forum.

To buy tickets you go to Macna website

http://macnaconference.org/2018/


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Reef Tour (11/4)


Posted By: phys
Date Posted: October 12 2017 at 9:50pm
Looks like I missed out! :(


Posted By: sabeypets
Date Posted: October 12 2017 at 9:54pm
You have to buy tickets directly from the MACNA 18 site.

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Shaun
American Fork
"Would you leave a dead cat in your kitchen till tommorow?" Builderofdreams



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