October 27th 2017 7:00 pm
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.
November 17th 2017
Topic: Chaetomorpha Reactors
Speaker: Chris Medrano
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.
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”
Fernando Nosratpour | Associate Curator
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego
February 23rd 2018
“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)
This meeting will be at SD Corals located at:
7424 University Ave, 91942 La Mesa, Ca 91942
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 – Details to be announced
Crystal Dynamics Meeting and Tour /BBQ (SPECIAL EVENT) (SPECIAL LOCATION)
May 25th 2018
MASNA Speaks Program
Speaker for this meeting TBA more info to come on this.
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 – Details to be announced
July 27th 2018 7:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Fenner
Topic: Three Sets of Factors that Determine Livestock Health
August 24th 2018 (SPECIAL LOCATION)
Topic: To Announced
Shipwreck Cove Custom Aquariums – (760) 805-6557)
1441 Encinitas Blvd
September 28th 2018
MACNA 2018 RECAP just a open discussion of any new items we saw at MACNA.
October 26th 2018
November 16th- Moved up a week for Thanksgiving
December 28th – No Meeting Pending Holidays