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Post  Amp2020 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:18 am

Unless someone volunteers to host a meet, I suggest we combine our meet with the James River Aquarium Society. I'll have to check with Dennis the club president but I doubt he'll have any problem with it. At the last meet there was an auction with lots of plants, some plants and aquarium equipment and supplies. I scored some super cheap plants at the meet.

When?
They meet every fourth Wednesday of each month.

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' (VDGIF) in the 4000 Training Room adjacent to the Headquarters' Board Room at Virginia Department of Game and Inland
Fisheries (VDGIF) Headquarters, 4010 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230. (We meet here every month.)



There's usually a dozen members each month and plenty of room for more. Each month is something different with guest speakers discussing something different each meet. This would be a great time to have a plant swap, auctions, sales, meet other members in person, and to share our experiences.



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Post  williemcd on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:02 pm

I'm up for it!.. Or I don't mind squeezing a number of folks into the man-cave... Whatever.... Bill

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Post  williemcd on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:35 pm

Victor.. have you had the opportunity to speak with Dennis? That meeting you referenced is 10 days away. If we are to combine meetings initially, it behooves us to get the word out. Bill

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Post  Amp2020 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:54 pm

I emailed Dennis to post here. I'll send him another soon.

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Post  AimeeDean51 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:01 pm

This sounds like an awesome idea! and we can also do our own little meeting on the side, i would love to maby meet at a decently local lake, or river, and hold a collection (imm not sure if thats what its called but i rememeber bill and ira talking about one before) in the summer of course haha the weather has been absalutly dreadfull latly. I was up in DC yesterday and im amazed i still have all my fingers and toes.

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Post  verbal on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:43 pm

Dennis and his wife joined the PVAS bus trip about 1 1/2 years ago. I only met them briefly, but I have heard good things about them.

Bill I can pass on his email address if you want to contact him directly.


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Post  Amp2020 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:11 pm

This is a copy and paste message from the monthly news letter that gets sent out by Dennis of the JRAS. The area code of his phone number has been edited to avoid spammers. But locals should be able to figure it out.


Hello all,

Enclosed please note advance notice for our James River Aquarium Society's (JRAS's) Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 Monthly Meeting. Detailed information will be mailed this weekend in Newsletter form.

What: James River Aquarium Society's (JRAS's) February 27, 2013 Monthly Meeting

When: The 4th Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, from 7:30 PM – ~8:45 PM

Where: Atlantis Aquarium, www.atlantisva.com , 9602 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA ...... Note: This is an on-site program sponsored by Atlantis and is NOT our usual meeting location.

Questions: Please direct any questions to Dennis Bragg: Cell/Text: eightofour-690-2152 or Scott Cox, Cell/Text: (eightofour) 539-5360. We hope to see you there! Mailing address: James River Aquarium Society (JRAS) 5409 Falmouth Street, Richmond, VA 23230

About This Month’s Program:

Atlantis has two interesting programs planned, one 30 minute program for the novice SALTWATER enthusiast and a second longer program for advanced enthusiasts.



AGAIN.....Detailed information to be emailed this weekend as to the program topic and YES, We Will be having our AUCTION!

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Post  neogeo20041 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:49 pm

I can totally make it Smile
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Post  Amp2020 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:48 pm

A little info about the auction part. Last meet there was an auction at the end. Basically members brought in unwanted livestock, plants, and equipment to donate. The funds generated went towards the club and will help to fund future events. I got several nice freshwater plants for about a buck a piece, and some plant fertilizer for next to nothing. I also donated several bag fulls of trimmings from my overgrown tanks.

For those interested in auctioning off their items for profit, in the future there are plans for holding regular auctions for sellers and vendors. But right now the groups are small and mostly intended for fun and sharing. Great way to get rid of the junk in the fish closet and help others in this hobby.

Just wanted to note that Rama from Skoolz of Fish has been an active member and IMO is the "go-to LFS" for freshwater fish and supplies. Even has some nice prices on used setups for those interested in getting big tanks, without dropping a couple grand on a new setup. So if you're tired of same old thing offered at Petco and Petsmart, check out his shop or give him a call. I haven't seen any other LFS carry what he has, and I hear that he does a lot of custom ordering for his customers. It's very nice to have local suppliers taking interest in a small local fish club. I feel very fortunate to have that here. Both a freshwater store and a saltwater store helping a local club. Nice Very Happy

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Post  Doxiemom on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:27 am

I'm in!...So how many "fish addictz" will be joining? Annnd...what are you bringing to auction? Question
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Post  COCOBIRD on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:09 pm

I will do my best to make this.

I am in the process of setting up and am looking for plants and substrate.

Thanks for replying to my inquiry on cl. Looking forward to meeting others!
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Post  Alowishus on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:22 pm

COCOBIRD wrote:I am in the process of setting up and am looking for plants and substrate.

In about two weeks I'll have around 100lbs of well-established PFS available. You're welcome to as much as you'd like.

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Post  COCOBIRD on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:47 pm

In about two weeks I'll have around 100lbs of well-established PFS available. You're welcome to as much as you'd like.

I don't know if I'm that patient. I'm hoping to get everything set up this weekend.
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Post  Alowishus on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:36 pm

First tank?

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Post  COCOBIRD on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:47 pm

It will be the only tank in my house. My prev one left about a year ago.

I've had about a 55 gal in my bedroom since I was a wee tot. I've always loved watching my angels swimming back and forth, but after going to skoolz last week I may have to try some discus. enchanting.
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Post  williemcd on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:24 pm

When ya drop by tomorrow for the plants, you'll get a view of 15 Discus!... Your 55 is capable of hosting up to 5.. and that might be pushing it a tad if you err on the side of safety... TO ME? They are the king/queen of the fresh-water world. Bill

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Post  williemcd on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:26 pm

CocoB.. Prompt me tomorrow to pull some filter floss out for jump-starting your seeding. Bill

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Post  COCOBIRD on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:31 pm

ok.

i ordered most of my supplies last night from Amazon, and they won't get here until Monday.

i just bought some quilt batting at the store.
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Post  FishVixen on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Seeding floss helps to jump start your bacteria so little or no 6 to 8 week wait for ammonia levels to rise and fall. Seeding floss is just floss from an established filter and Bill's tanks are well established. LOL
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Post  williemcd on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:55 pm

Vix.. with seeded material from one of your tanks, I had a cycled 29G tank in 3 days. Dumped in 12 quarter sized discus and reared them to twice the size in 6 weeks. Sold off 1/2 of em and almost recouped my total investment!...

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Post  VeeSe on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:01 pm

Anybody going to the 7:30pm meeting at Atlantis tomorrow? I may not be able to make it, but if I can, I plan on going. Always cool to learn a little more about saltwater aquarium keeping, even if I don't have any plans for one.

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Post  williemcd on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:35 pm

I'm about 90% sure to be there. Nothing is 100%!

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Post  Amp2020 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:37 pm

I'll be there.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:06 am

I live like few mins away from it Smile so I will be seeing you guys there.
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Post  glyphic on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:00 pm

Maybe next time. Keep us posted on this. I have a work meeting tonight til 730. :'( also have a question about rama, his site says they are appointment only? Is that the case or can I just drop by?

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