Future Meeting Dates

October 27th 2017  7:00 pm


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Topic:  “Reducing Negative Cnidarian Interaction” – Part One – By Bob Fenner

Too many people envision the reefs of the world to be some aquatic equivalent of “Bambi crossing a meadow” with some sort of miraculous “balance” amongst the life that occurs there. This is a dangerous precept for aquarists, as these areas are veritable battle zones with the life competing for space, food, mates… at a “tooth and claw” level. Most all benthic life we keep continues with this behavior in captivity. Overgrowing, shading, poisoning, stinging, eating its neighbors… Sometimes at great distances. Herein will be my statements re approaches to alleviate the major thrusts of this issue with stinging-celled life… All out competition is an omnipresent situation in captive reefs. Proper set-up… Starting with smaller specimens, placing the less noxious to more in order, careful maintenance… and observation are all useful tools here.

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November 17th 2017

Topic: Chaetomorpha Reactors 12507155_10206667276735174_8072835953299610922_n

Speaker: Chris Medrano fountains

Since the dawn of mini reef tanks, exporting nutrients to keep aquarium water clean has always been one of the most important tasks to having a successful, thriving tank. Between activated carbon to protein skimming, carbon dosing and denitrification, algae scrubbers have been in the conversation of nutrient export since the beginning but it’s making a big resurgence with the increasing popularity of chaetomorpha reactors.

Chaetomorpha Reactors are one of the more interesting newer developments in the reef aquarium hobby.

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December 22nd 2017- No Meeting Pending Holidays

January 26th 2018 7:00PM


Topic: “SECORE Coral Reproduction Workshop: Applying workshop techniques to efforts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps”

In Oct. 2015, I attended a SECORE workshop on the island of Curacao. Getting to work with scientists and other aquarists in the field and in the lab, to help restore coral reefs, was a great experience!
I hope to employ the techniques and knowledge gained from this workshop to my work with coral reproduction at Birch Aquarium.

Fernando Nosratpour | Associate Curator
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego10d2e11

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February 23rd 2018

showntell“Show n Tell” Your Aquarium Setup & Socializing Meeting (More details to follow)

March 23rd 2018 (SPECIAL LOCATION)

Topic: Fragging Corals 101

Speaker/ Instructor: Chris Gagnon  (Owner of SD Corals)sdcorals

This meeting will be at SD Corals located at:

7424 University Ave, 91942 La Mesa, Ca 91942

Directions to SD Corals

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March 25th 2018 (SPECIAL EVENT)

Educational Field Trip for Club – Details And Reserving Your Spot On This Event 

Discounted admission with “Behind the scenes tour of Birch Aquarium”


April 21st – Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (SPECIAL EVENT) (SPECIAL LOCATION) 


PLEASE READ…..We had to cancel the tour and meeting for Crystal Dynamic Aquarium Mfg. They had asked if we could move to the 28th of April instead of the 21st as one of the designers was called away. Unfortunately Andrew will be out of town and I will be at a annual training at LKFP which left only two board members to run the whole event. After talking with Zoya (CD Aquarium Mfg) it worked out even better that we hold it in June/July as a special event along with monthly meeting. They may even have a few tank builds going so that will a plus…. We will be looking forward to working with Crystal Dynamic Aquarium Mfg in setting up this event in June or July.




May 25th 2018- MASNA Speaks Program MASNA Speaks flyer

6:00-6:45 pm (Meet and greet along with dinner.)

6:45 pm (Introduction)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Chad Clayton)

8:30-9:00 pm (Closing with raffle)


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MASNA Speaker: Chad Clayton

Topic: Mixed topics from,

Reef Nutrition products and their uses -Culturing and Proper Utilization of Rotifers- Culturing and Proper Utilization of Copepods – Biosecurity -Why enriching rotifers is paramount.


We will also have MASNA and MACNA swag to give out at the event including T-shirt’s, poker chips, and playing cards.  We will also give you codes to raffle off 2 full conference passes as well as codes for discounts on full conference pass purchases for your attendees.

June 22nd 2018 7:00 pm


Speaker: Jason Salonen – Lighting Presentation

Topic: Reef Tank Lighting with Saltyfilmfolks, Jason Salonen

PAR, PUR, Lux, and Particle Physics made easy. What you should know about lighting your corals.

July 14TH OR 21ST 2018 (Exact date and time to be announced)




August 24th 2018 @ 7pm (SPECIAL LOCATION) 

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Topic: Three Sets of Factors that Determine Livestock Health

Environmental, nutritional, social factors, infectious and parasitic pathogens. As conscientious aquarists we need to be aware of the root causes of diseases of our captive charges and do our best to identify, prevent, and if necessary treat to cure them or reduce their ill effects.

And there is much aquarists can and should do. Careful, intelligent livestock selection, properly acclimated and kept in an optimized, stable environment with its myriad factors, plus excluding and weakening infectious organisms are the primary aspects of prevention and control of disease.

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Shipwreck Cove Custom Aquariums – (760) 805-6557)

1441 Encinitas Blvd 

Encinitas, California

Directions to Shipwreck Cove

MACNA 2018

For full information and ticket purchase for MACNA 2018


September 22nd 2018



RSVP FOR HEAD COUNT FOR BBQ  let us know if your coming and we will have a plate of food and refreshment’s waiting for you!

Directions to Event

October 26th 2018 7:00 PM


Speaker: Jason Salonen – Lighting Presentation (Part II)

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November 16th- Moved up a week for Thanksgiving

December 28th – No Meeting Pending Holidays