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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 1:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M. (Speaker starts at 3 PM)
Where: North Bethesda Middle School
8935 Bradmoor Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
 
WAMAS members get in free. Guests are $5 each (paid at the door). 
 
Refreshments provided by WAMAS. This meeting includes barbecue from Rocklands.
 
Speaker: Matt Pedersen

  • Marine Fish Breeder
  • Founder of MOFIB (Marine Ornamental Fish & Invertebrate Breeders) Association
  • MASNA Aquarist of the Year (2009)
  • Author (Banggai Cardinalfish: A Guide to Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History)
  • Writer (Coral, Koralle, Practical Fish Keeping, Reef Hobbyist Magazine, Reef Builders....)
  • Sr. Editor of CORAL & AMAZONAS

Topic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Clownfish (and More!)
 
Join Matt on a three part overview of the fish that launches more marine aquarium hobbyists than any other, the beloved clownfish. Matt will discuss the hidden biogeographic diversity of this group in the wild, illustrate the genetic mutations that drive the guppification of nemo, and look at the good, and bad, as species lines are blurred through accidental and intentional hybridization. And you thought you knew all there was to know about clownfish.
 
 
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Agenda:
 
1:00 - 2:50 Sign-in / socialize / frag sales
2:50 - 3:00 Club business
3:00 - 4:15 Speaker: Matt Pedersen
4:15 - 4:30 Break
4:45 - 5:15 Raffle!
 
 
Speaker Biography:
 
Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor & Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media LLC, involved with CORAL & AMAZONAS Magazines, as well as the publication's online presence at Reef2Rainforest.com.Originally from Chicago, IL and currently living in Duluth, MN, USA, Matt's professional background is in interactive software development.Additionally, Matt has experience as a professional orchid breeder, a part-time fly fishing guide, and certified fly rod builder.
 
Matt has been a marine aquarist for 30 years, and an aquarist for 35. After spending time on every side of the aquarium industry (retail, commercial and private maintenance & installation, wholesale, hatchery), he currently considers himself a "professional hobbyist". Matt has currently spawned 31 species of marine fish, successfully raising 9 of them to date including one worldwide first (the Harlequin Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris), as well as attempted another 6 invertebrate species to date.Most all of this was accomplished with less than 100 gallons of total working capacity, and all in closed culture. In 2010, Matt Pedersen was selected as the breeder of choice to work with the now famous ""PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish"" from the SEASMART program and chronicles the efforts to propagate this one-of-a-kind fish online at The Lightning Project. In 2016, Matt launched the online retailer MiniWaters.fish to compliment his wholesale livestock offerings (primarily consisting of regionally produced aquacultured freshwater and saltwater aquarium livestock).
 
Matt Pedersen is credited with starting MOFIB (Marine Ornamental Fish & Invertebrate Breeder's Association) and writing for multiple publications including Coral, Koralle, Practical Fish Keeping, Marine Habitat, Reef Hobbyist Magazine, Reef Builders, Reefs.com, Advanced Aquarist and more.Matt has spoken at numerous aquarium clubs and events from coast to coast.He currently sits on the MBI (Marine Breeding Initiative) Council, a project dedicated to bringing the concept of a unified Marine Breeder's Award Program to hobbyist organizations across the country and around the globe.In 2009, Matt was recognized as "Aquarist of the Year" by IMAC West, and subsequently awarded with the MASNA Award, aka. "Aquarist of the Year" by MASNA in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the marine aquarium hobby.
 
 
Directions to North Bethesda Middle School:
- NOTE: The school is just inside the north edge of the beltway near Old Georgetown Road.

Here's a map from Google Maps:

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Special thanks to theses sponsors. 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
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
- Reed Mariculture (Reef Nutrition)
Reef eScape
SaltwaterAquarium.com
Supreme Reefs
 
WAMAS Banner-Only Sponsors 
Cobalt Aquatics
- Coralvue
- Industrial Test Systems (makers of the Exact iDip 570 Smart Photometer System)
- Jellyfish Art
Live Aquaria
- Spectrapure
 
Raffle Prizes*
- Reef Frenzy premium frozen food, a $25 value. (5 chances to win)
- Reef Nutrition: Samplers of their bottled reef food products! (2 chances to win!)
- Reef Nutrition: Chroma Boost pellets (three 3-ounce bags raffled together)
- 200 gallon box of Instant Ocean salt from Exotic Reef Creations (2 chances to win!)
- One Typhoon III Extreme RO/DI from Air, Water & Ice. A $280 value!
- $50 Gift Certificates to Avast Marine (3 chances to win!)
- 8-gallon Microvue 20 cube aquarium donated by Cobalt Aquatics (a $140 value)
- Innovative Marine SKKYE LED Light - 18W, donated by SaltwaterAquarium.com.  ($25 value, 1 chance to win)
- Gourmet Grinder Pellet/Flake Food Feeder, by Innovative Marine. Donated by your friends at SaltwaterAquarium.com. ($129 value, 1 chance to win)
- $200 gift certificate good toward the purchase of a custom PVC sump from Pure Reef Systems! (1 chance to win)
- $25 Gift Certificate to Premium Aquatics (5 chances to win!)
- $25 Gift Certificate to Supreme Reefs (9 chances to win!)
- $100 Gift Certificate to Pimped Out Aquariumsfor custom stands, sumps, aquariums, and topoff containers (2 chances to win!)
- One Accel Aquatics BioPellet and Filter Media Reactor (FR-30) from Marine Depot (a $60 value)
- One AquaMaxx Prism LED Light Fixture 13-20 inches - 24 Watts from Marine Depot (a $100 value)

- $25 Gift Certificate to Capital Aquarium (3 chances to win!)

- 40# bag of Caribsea Seaflor Aragonite substrate (reef sand) from Capital Aquarium!

- 20 coral frag pack from FishnReef.com
 
- More to be announced
 
Sponsors on-site:
- Supreme Reefs

- Dr. Mac's Pacific East Aquaculture
 
Members selling on site:
- Copps (John Coppolino)

- gws3 (Graham Schill)

- Mr. Chalice (Walter Gomez)

 
 
Watch this space for more information to be made available as it arrives!


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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

Thumbs up for this.  Matt Pedersen will be a great speaker.  



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:27 AM

Updated first post with more topic and speaker information. Beginning to list raffle items as they come in. Stay tuned!

 

Clownfish are a standard in the hobby. Popular and relatively easy to keep, and even to breed if you have a little experience under your belt. Come join one of the best known names in the hobby, author Matt Pedersen, as he presents an in-depth look at clownfish.  

 

Mark your calendar.


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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

For the meeting from our friends at LRS Reef Frenzy: Packs of Reef Frenzy premium frozen fish food - the best! $25 value. Five chances to win!

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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 (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

And, courtesy of Marcos over at Exotic Reef Creations: 200 gallon boxes of Instant Ocean salt mix. Two chances to win. Thanks, Marcos!

 

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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

Platinum Sponsor, Reed Mariculture has donated sampler packs of their feed products to our raffle. Come on out! Two chances to win!

 

Pack #1 ($84 value):

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Pack #2 ($73 value):

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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

Reed Mariculture also donated a three-pack of their TDO Chroma Boost pelleted food. Perfect for your autofeeder! $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 (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:27 PM

I love RO/DI systems from Air, Water & Ice.  They've generously donated one unit of their famous Typhoon III Extreme to the raffle. A $280 value.  Make it yours. 
 
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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:59 PM

Need a skimmer? A media reactor? A top-notch auto top off? Well, here are $50 gift certificates donated from Avast Marine - 3 chances to win! 


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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:16 PM

From our wonderful sponsors over at Cobalt Aquatics, A Microvue 20 cube aquarium.  It's a complete 8-gallon glass aquarium kit with a 6 Watt LED light, internal filter and bottom pad. It's a $140 value. Thanks, Cobalt!

 

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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

Donated by our friends at SaltwaterAquarium.com:
 
1 Gourmet Grinder ($25 value) and
1 Skkye Light Clamp 18W nano LED light from Innovative Marine ($129 value)
 
Be sure to thank them for their support with an opportunity to win your patronage!
 
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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

Many thanks to Pure Reef Systems for donating a $200 gift certificate to the raffle. It's good toward the purchase of one of their custom PVC sumps.
 
Here's a picture that I took of one of their sumps sometime last year. This one is gray, but I've seen others that are white. This will give you an idea of what they can do and the thought behind their designs, though. Don't look at it too long, though. You may start thinking it's time to upgrade your old DIY sump for something looking more purpose-built.

 
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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 (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:51 AM

We received five $25 gift certificates for the raffle from Premium Aquatics, too. That's five chances to win!

 

You can only win if you play. And, you can only play if you come to the meeting.

 

See you there.

 

Please shop with our sponsors to show your appreciation for their continued support.


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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:30 PM

Supreme Reefs is opening their doors on their shop and, to celebrate, Ben has donated NINE $25 gift certificates to the raffle. He'll also be at the meeting. Make sure to stop by and see what goodies he has that would look great in your tank.

 

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And...

 

Jeff (aka NAGA) from Pimped Out Aquariums has just donated two $100 gift certificates as well. They're valid on custom steel stands and acrylic aquariums, sumps and reservoirs.

 

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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 (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:44 PM

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Shout out to our friends at Marine Depot who are donating  to the raffle!
 
One Accell Aquatics BioPellet and Filter Media Reactor (FR-30) (Value $60)
 
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And one AquaMaxx Prism LED Light Fixture 12-20 ich - 24 Watts (value $100).
 
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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

At the meeting, the first 20 WAMAS attendees to check in (not including vendors, vendor helpers, or officers who all get in early) will receive free blue-blocking glasses to let you see coral color and fluorescence in a more neutral light.We will have some extra pairs for sale at $5 each and will probably put some in the raffle too.  
 
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The manufacturer says that the glasses block 86% of the blue between 400nm and 700nm, so that still leaves some to come through in fluorescence.I got a pair of them at MACNA and enjoyed walking around the floor looking at corals with them on.  
 
Sometimes a coral that just looks boring brown under blue light actually has a bunch of color when viewed through these and the color will show up nicely under your lights at home after a while. You can end up getting a nice bargain on a pretty coral.
 
Below is a demo of the effect. (Apologies for the cruddy looking tank of just frags and algae. It's young)
 
Here is an un-retouched phone photo:
 
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And here's a photo from the phone of the same corals through the lens.You can really see that the top rock is actually brown ceramic in this picture and you can see the yellow in the pectinia:
 
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

Rocklands BBQ added to the meeting menu

 

In addition to the snacks, soda, and water we will have Rocklands BBQ.Chicken, pork, corn muffins, and salad.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

Rocklands BBQ added to the meeting menu

 

In addition to the snacks, soda, and water we will have Rocklands BBQ.Chicken, pork, corn muffins, and salad.

 

Yummmmm....


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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:10 PM

Donated to the raffle from our friends at Capital Aquarium (right in the heart of Manassas). 

 

One bag of Caribsea Seaflor Aragonite substrate ($62 value), one chance to win

 

Three $25 Gift Certificates

 

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I was by the store today to pick up the stuff for the raffle and saw a little of what you can select from if you're lucky enough to win one of those Gift Certificates. Check out these rainbow bubble tip anemones! (My camera did a little color balancing for me. But, still, you've got get by to see these for yourself!

 

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Main tank: 210g display (mostly SPS), 50g custom NAGA-built frag, 20g & 15g aux. tanks, and 100g Rubbermaid sump. Three Ecotech Radion XR30W's (G3) 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 (sometimes), 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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