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October meeting – Wednesday Oct 12, 2011

October 4th, 2011 by mlevenson 0 Comments

With the revamping of the club’s coral donation program (COOP), we wanted to provide some background information on the workings of the COOP and how things are tracked and exchanges made. Additionally, We will have a Q&A for anyone having questions about the COOP, so bring questions if you have them. After the Q&A wraps up, we’re going to do a propagation workshop to show how to properly frag corals.

The meeting concludes after workshop and we will have the corals used in the workshop available to take home and will have a raffle on other goods. 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

Stacy Furniture
1900 S Main St
Grapevine, Tx 76051

The meeting runs from 7pm to 9pm. 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 nitrate, nitrite, calcium, magnesium, alkalinity, phospates and chloramines. 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 [b]filled halfway[/b] 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.

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