DFWMAS meeting – Wednesday September 14, 2011
September 2nd, 2011 by mlevenson 0 Comments
With many of the club’s Board of Directors attending MACNA 2011 in Des Moines Iowa, you can expect a great recap of what went down the weekend of Sept 9, 10, & 11. The latest products, the latest tips and tricks, the crazy stories – it’s all fair game. Be sure to attend and see the visuals; images galore, usually with some funny commentary. We’ll have a huge announcement that night, actually two if you’ve not been keeping up with the latest chatter on our site.
The meeting concludes after the big raffle. You’ve gotta be there to win, of course.
We meet at Stacy Furniture in Grapevine Texas from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Map to location: Google Maps
1900 S Main St
Grapevine, Tx 76051
Please park on the side, NOT in front of the building as requested by management. Enter the building and take the elevator to the third floor. We meet in the common room. At the end of the meeting, we are required to clean the room so please look around your area and leave it super clean.
** Water testing will be performed at our meeting. Bring your salt water and tap water samples in brand new ziplock bags to avoid any contamination, and we can test for Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloramines, TDS, and Alkalinity. These tests are to confirm your own measurements, not to do them for you. We also can test the calibration of your refractometer… we’ve got the right solution (35ppt).
TDS & Chloramines - If you are coming straight from home, please bring a small sample of tapwater in a CLEAN container. We are going to measure the TDS of your water, the Chloramines level, and notate that with your zip code. This information is going to be compiled to create a map of the metroplex to show how our source water varies across N. Texas. Run the (cold water side) faucet for 2 minutes, then collect a sample for us to test. Collect the water in a brand new ziplock baggie and put that in a container to avoid spillage at our event. To get an accurate TDS level, you MUST use a brand new baggie; otherwise it will measure higher than what is actually coming out of the faucet due to contamination.