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Saturday, April 14 (Spring 2018) Meeting - Justin Credabel - Coral Color

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
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). 

 

Door prize: AutoAqua Auto-Water-Changer and Auto-TopOff http://www.coralvue.com/autoaqua-auto-water-change
 
Refreshments provided by WAMAS.
 
Speaker: Justin Credabel Grabel
 
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Topic: Coral Grafting and Advanced Coral Color Chemistry

 

In this talk I’ll be speaking about the techniques and biology underpinning successful grafting and fusion in coral. I will show some examples of coral fusions in the wild, as well as updates on my latest grafts.
 
Then we’ll cover some advanced chemistry related to getting the best growth and color from you coral. We’ll discuss Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, and others. I’ll also go over how to use hydrogen peroxide in your aquarium to reduce nutrients and enhance color.
 

Agenda:
 
1:00 - 2:50 Sign-in / socialize / frag sales
2:50 - 3:00 Club business
3:00 - 4:15 Speaker: Justin Credabel
4:15 - 4:30 Break
4:45 - 5:15 Raffle!
 
Speaker Biography:
 
Justin has been working in the aquarium industry for over 20 years at the retail, wholesale/importer, or coral aquaculture divisions and is a native to New London, CT. He has established 4 commercial aquaculture facilities in addition to numerous educational systems. He created the coral foods Justin Credabel's Goniopower, Chalice Power, and NutriGorg which are sold throughout the world through Two Little Fishies.

He was the lead coral culturist for the Global Coral Repository, a project that deep freezes coral tissue for up to 10,000 years.Justin spent 3 years as a resident scholar at the Science and Technology Magnet School in New London where he developed aquaculture systems and curricula for the students. He appeared on all episodes of Season One of Animal Planet's "Tanked" and travels around the US and internationally to give talks at conferences on coral aquaculture and marine science breakthroughs.

Long term projects are currently focused on establishing a research and exchange program with St. Martin’s. When his hands aren’t in water, they are wrapped around a bass guitar while playing with several local groups (Incognito Sofa Love and T Wreck).

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:

https://goo.gl/maps/bKz79Y9HmQF2

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
Avast Marine
Blue Ribbon Koi
Capital Aquarium

- ChemiPure (Boyd Enterprises)
Dr. Mac's Pacific East Aquaculture
Exotic Reef Creations
FishnReef.com
LRS Reef Frenzy
Marine Depot

- MASNA
Pimped Out Aquariums
Premium Aquatics
Pure Reef Systems
Reed Mariculture (Reef Nutrition)
Reef eScape
SaltwaterAquarium.com
Supreme Reefs
VelasCorals
 
WAMAS Banner-Only Sponsors 
Cobalt Aquatics
Coralvue
Jellyfish Art
Live Aquaria
Spectrapure
Two Little Fishies
 
Raffle Prizes*
- 1-year subscription to Coral Magazine - From  Reef to Rainforest Media

- $50 Gift Certificate (2 chances to win!) - From Avast Marine 

- 12-pack (one year's worth) of Chemipure nano and two 11 oz. Chemipure Blue (treats 75g) - From Boyd Enterprises

- Two boxes of Reef Crystals (2 chances to win) - From Exotic Reef Creations

- $200 gift certificate for custom PVC sump at Pure Reef Systems.

- Five $25 gift certificates for VelasCorals (5 chances to win) - From VelasCorals

- $200 Gift Certificate to Pimped Out Aquariums for custom stands, sumps, aquariums, and topoff containers

5 ounce jar of Ultra Worm Medley premium fish flakes (with black, blood and earthworms!), value $17 (1 chance to win) - From Cobalt Aquatics

- 5 ounce jar of Pro Breeder premium fish flakes, value $13 (1 chance to win) - From Cobalt Aquatics

- 1 Cobalt Easy-Therm heater, 75W, value $50 (1 chance to win)- From Cobalt Aquatics

- 4 ounce pack LRS Reef Frenzy Nano (two chances to win!) - From LRS Reef Frenzy

- 8 ounce pack of LRS Reef Frenzy Original - From LRS Reef Frenzy

- 8 ounce pack of LRS Fish Frenzy (2 chances to win!) - From LRS Reef Frenzy

- 8 ounce pack of Herbivore Frenzy - From LRS Reef Frenzy

- Innovative Marine 10 gallon Nuvo Fusion Nano with Custom Caddy 20 Media Basket from Marine Depot

- Full Conference Pass to MACNA 2018 in Las Vegas (2 chances to win!) from MASNA

- Five $25 gift certificates for Premium Aquatics (5 chances to win) - From Premium Aquatics

Reef Nutrition: Samplers of their bottled reef food products! (2 chances to win!)
Reef NutritionChroma Boost pellets (three 3-ounce bags raffled together)

- 1 ME Coral product sampler pack from SaltwaterAquarium.com (value $135)

- 1 Neptune Apex Breakout Box Module from SaltwaterAquarium.com (value $40)

- 1 frag pack from Supreme Reefs (value $70)

 

Get Free Raffle Tickets!

 

We have a "bring your receipts" program where if you bought stuff from one of our sponsors since the last meeting you can bring your receipts to the check-in desk to get one free raffle ticket for every $25 that you spent at a sponsor.  

 

We don't need to keep the receipts, but would like to see them in hardcopy form (not on your phone because it takes too long) to give you the free tickets.

 
Sponsors on-site:

FishnReef.com

- To be announced

 
Members selling on site:
- gws3

- copps

- Mr. Chalice

- Leishman

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

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Topic updated with abstract:

 

Topic: Coral Grafting and Advanced Coral Color Chemistry

 

In this talk I’ll be speaking about the techniques and biology underpinning successful grafting and fusion in coral. I will show some examples of coral fusions in the wild, as well as updates on my latest grafts.
 
Then we’ll cover some advanced chemistry related to getting the best growth and color from you coral. We’ll discuss Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, and others. I’ll also go over how to use hydrogen peroxide in your aquarium to reduce nutrients and enhance color.

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For the raffle from our sponsor Boyd Enterprises: 12-pack (one year's worth) of Chemipure nano (1 chance to win) and 11 oz. Chemipure Blue (treats 75g) (two chances to win!)

 

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For the raffle from Exotic Reef Creations: Two boxes of Reef Crystals (200g each)

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Also posting a quick reminder that we have a "bring your receipts" program where if you bought stuff from one of our sponsors since the last meeting you can bring your receipts to the check-in desk to get one free raffle ticket for every $25 that you spent at a sponsor.  

 

We don't need to keep the receipts, but would like to see them in hardcopy form (not on your phone because it takes too long) to give you the free tickets.

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Added a $200 gift certificate for a custom sump from Pure Reef Systems to the donations thread.  Thanks, Brandon!

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New donation for the raffle:

 

5 gift certificates to VelasCorals for $25 each! 5 chances to win.

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Donated by Cobalt Aquatics for the raffle.

 

5 ounce jar of Ultra Worm Medley premium fish flakes (with black, blood and earthworms!), value $17 (1 chance to win)

5 ounce jar of Pro Breeder premium fish flakes, value $13 (1 chance to win)

1 Cobalt Easy-Therm heater, 75W, value $50 (1 chance to win)

 

Thanks, Cobalt!

 

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From Larry at LRS Reef Frenzy. Thanks, Larry! We appreciate your sponsorship!
 
- 4 ounce pack LRS Reef Frenzy Nano (two chances to win!) from LRS Reef Frenzy
- 8 ounce pack of LRS Reef Frenzy Original from LRS Reef Frenzy
- 8 ounce pack of LRS Fish Frenzy (2 chances to win!) from LRS Reef Frenzy
- 8 ounce pack of Herbivore Frenzy from LRS Reef Frenzy
 
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Just donated:

 

Two Full Conference Passes to MACNA in Las Vegas, NV, September 7-9, 2018! Compliments of MASNA. 2 chances to win. (One pass per drawing.) $159 value each.

 

In addition at the meeting we will have a code for up to 20 people to get $10 off a MACNA full conference pass if you don't win one of the two free ones.

 

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Quick reminder to bring receipts from our sponsors to get free raffle tickets.  

 

Please have the receipts printed out so we can tally them up and mark them as counted.  You get 1 free raffle ticket for every $25 spent at a sponsor.

 

 

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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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Reed Mariculture also donated a three-pack of their TDO Chroma Boost pelleted food. Perfect for your autofeeder! $25 value.
 
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Just arriving today: A great donation from our generous sponsor, SaltwaterAquarium.com that we'll be adding to Saturday's raffle. 

 

1 Neptune Apex Breakout Box Module (value $40)

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Also 1 Product Sampler Pack of ME Coral Products (total value $135) consisting of:

  • 350g biopellets ($20)
  • Magnesium mix (to make 1/2 gallon) ($13)
  • 4 oz. Super CoralFood ($17)
  • 250 g Granular Activated Carbon ($15)
  • 8 oz. ME Amino Polyp Extender ($15)
  • 225 g. High Capacity Granular Ferric Oxide 4x ($20)
  • 20 g. tube of Coral glue (cyanoacrylate) ($35)

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In addition, Ken from SaltwaterAquarium.com sent along an assortment of t-shirts and a few smaller sample products that we'll be giving away to some lucky folk. So come early to grab some free stuff and stay for the raffle! See you Saturday.

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Ben at Supreme Reefs has donated a frag pack with $70 value for store pickup.  

 

Be there at the meeting to win it and then go see Ben to get your frags!

 

Thanks Ben!

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The wheels are in motion. WAMAS officers are on the road preparing for today's meeting. Doors open to the membership at 1 PM. I hope that you can make it! Again, we're a few minutes off the Beltway in North Bethesda. See the first post for the address and link to a map.

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