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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:37 AM

==> ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE: <<==
 
WAMAS Winter 2017 Meeting - Oakton High School - February 11, 2017 (Saturday)
 
The Winter Meeting of The Washington Area Marine Aquarist Society (WAMAS) will be on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2016, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181. IN THE CAFETERIA (Use Door #14).
 
Speaker: James Fatherree on Tridacna clams
 
James Fatherree is a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, and has been a reef aquarist and diver for over almost 25 years. He has been keeping marine aquariums for over twenty years, and has spent many days diving in Florida, Hawaii, the Bahamas, Japan, Australia, and Indonesia. He also managed a large retail aquarium store, owned and operated an aquarium design, installation, and maintenance business for several years, and spent a summer working as a diver/collector for an aquarium livestock wholesaler in Florida . James has also published several hundred articles in various aquarium magazines in the U.S. and Europe , and has written and illustrated a half-dozen books on the topics of reef organisms and marine aquariums, including Giant Clams in the Sea and the Aquarium. He has given numerous presentations at aquarium club meetings and conferences in the U.S. and Europe.
 
James will be giving a presentation on the unusual biology of giant clams, and will provide lots of information on their care in reef aquariums. Particular attention will be given to lighting requirements and the needs of different species, as well as whether or not they need to be fed when kept in aquarium systems.

 
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==>> WAMAS Elections <<==
 
This is also our annual meeting. The offices of Vice President and Secretary will be filled at this meeting (two year terms). 
 
See this thread for nominations and election updates.
 
Meeting Agenda
 
1:00 - 2:15 Sign-in / socialize
2:15 - 2:45 Club business (including elections for Vice President and Secretary)
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:15 Speaker: James Fatherree
4:30 Raffle!
 
Miscellaneous
- food & drinks provided
 
Raffle Donations
Avast Marine: Three $25 gift certificates
Avast Marine: Two $50 gift certificates
Avast Marine: Two $100 gift certificates
Spectrapure: RO/DI System: Maxcap 90-GPD 5-stage w/ membrane flush
- Exotic Reef Creations: Five $25 gift cards (for purchase of in-stock livestock)
- Exotic Reef Creations: A Lightning Maroon clownfish pair (fully quarantined using ERC's QT process)
- Pimped Out Aquariums: Three $100 gift certificates for custom acrylic aquariums, sumps, or top off containers
- Reef Nutrition: Two samplers of their bottled reef food products!
- Reef Nutrition: Chroma Boost pellets (3 ounce bags)
- Dr Mac's Pacific East Aquaculture:Five $25 frags
- SaltwaterAquarium.com: Auqa Gadget Reef Rack 50 (frag rack, $50 value)
- SaltwaterAquarium.com: Auqa Gadget Gourmet Grinder (flake and pellet food grinder,. $25 value)
- SaltwaterAquarium.com: Skkye Light Clamp 18 (clamp on LED light for nano aquariums, $129 value)
- BarebottomCorals.com: Two $75 gift certificates.
- Marine DepotAquaMax Hang-on Media Reactor (retail value $58)
- Marine DepotAquaMaxx Media Reactor (retail value $75)

- Capital Aquarium: Aqueon Model 3 Sump ($270 value)

- FishnReef.com:Six frags
 
With more to come!
 
Please come back to this thread for meeting updates (including raffle prize updates).

Special thanks to theses sponsors for their support and donations to our raffles. Please support them & say thanks next time you shop with them. You can find their website address by visiting their forum or the sponsor page on the WAMAS website.
 
WAMAS Platinum Sponsors 
Air, Water & Ice
Artfully Acrylic & Incredible Corals
Avast Marine
Barebottom Corals
Blue Ribbon Koi
Capital Aquarium
Dr. Mac's Pacific East Aquaculture
Exotic Reef Creations
FishnReef.com
LRS Reef Frenzy
Marine Depot
- Pimped Out Aquariums
Premium Aquatics
Pure Reef Systems
- Reef Nutrition
Reef eScape
SaltwaterAquarium.com
 
WAMAS Banner-Only Sponsors 
Cobalt Aquatics
- Live Aquaria
- Industrial Test Systems (makers of the Exact iDip 570 Smart Photometer System)


Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

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Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

Bump. I added a bunch of raffle prizes donated by our generous sponsors Avast Marine, Exotic Reef Creations, Pimped Out Aquariums, and Reef Nutrition. Also included is a donation from Spectrapure. The list will continue to grow, so continue to watch this post for updates!


Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

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Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:31 AM

Bump. If any member or sponsor is going to sell frags/equipment at the meeting, please contact me (by PM) so we're ready for your attendance.

 

Everybody: If you've ever considered keeping a maxima or other Tridacnid clam for your aquarium, or have one today, this is a meeting that you'll want to attend. If you have James Fatherree's book, bring it along to the meeting. Maybe he'll sign it! If you don't have the book (Giant Clams in the Sea and the Aquarium), then there's still time to get it in time to bring to the meeting.


Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:16 AM

Did everybody see what Exotic Reef Creations is donating to the raffle? (A Lightning Maroon clownfish pair!) Interested in getting a chance at these? Then come to the meeting and participate in the raffle.

 

Track the pair in this thread.

 

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Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:40 AM

Bump.Dr Mac has donated five of his gorgeous frags to the raffle!

 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:10 PM

Raffle donations from SaltwaterAquarium.com....

 

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Innovative Marine Auqa Gadget ReefRack 50, a $49 value

 

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Auqa Gadget Gourmet Grinder, a $25 value

 

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Skkye Light Clamp 18 (clamp-on LED light for nano aquariums), a $129 value

 

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Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

Updated first post to indicate that people attending the meeting should use Door #14 to be closest to the cafeteria.


Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 02:02 PM

Updating the raffle to include two $75 gift certificates to our generous sponsor, Barebottom Corals! Please show your appreciation and consider them when making your purchasing decisions!

 

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Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

Add an AquaMax Hang-on Media Reactor (retail value $58) and a regular AquaMaxx Media Reactor (retail value $75) to the raffle. Both have been donated by Marine Depot

 

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Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:21 PM

Zack over at Capital Aquarium is donating an Aqueon Model 3 sump to our raffle! Retail value ~$270.

 

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Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:43 PM

Let me take a moment to acknowledge donations for our meeting raffle from other sponsors, Avast Marine (gift certificates)

 

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and Pimped Out Aquariums (gift certificates)

 

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and, for our meeting sponsor, Spectrapure

 

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Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:33 PM

Adding sponsor donations received from Reef Nutrition!

 

 

Product Sampler Pack #1, four 6-oz. bottles. An $84 value!

 

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Product Sampler Pack #2, four 6-oz. bottles. A $73 value!

 

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Sampler Pack of TDO Chroma Boost Pellet Food (three 3-oz. packs). $25 value!

 

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Tom

Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's for main tank lighting. Four Ecotech Vortech MP40WQDs and 2 Maxspect 250 Gyres for flow. GSA Custom 12 modified with 2 Waveline DC6000 pumps, Avast media reactors running carbon & GFO, Avast Vibe reactor running biopellets, Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer, Korallin C4002 Calcium Reactor modded with internal pH probe, Avast ozone reactor (decommissioned), Reeflo Dart main pump.

Why join WAMAS? Here's one hobbyist's testimonial.

Please support our club sponsors whenever you can. Please support your LFS and realize that your support can help them, you, and future hobbyists that may find their start in the hobby locally.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:24 PM

Fishnreef.com is donating frags from these gorgeous mother colonies!

 

SBC Brick Red Chalice (frag value $99.99)
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Micromussa Green with Blue Center (frag value $59.99)
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Hollywood Stunner (frag value $21.99)
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Toxic Green Trumpet (frag value $39.99)
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Duncan/Whisker Coral (frag value $29.99)
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Tyree Meteor Shower Cyphastrea (frag value $39.99)
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90 g - Reef, 24 g Aquapod - Mini-Reef, 24 g Aquapod - Seahorses, 2 x 10 g Temperate, 29 g - Mantis, 10 g Mantis, 2 g Pico - Flaming Prawn Goby, 5.5 g Pico - Rics & Dottyback, 6 g Pico - Gobies & Sexy Shrimp, 50 g Oceanic Semi-Aggressive (oh, and then there are the planted FW tanks….)

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