07-24-2013, 10:25 AM
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| | Re: CAPE - Our club's big break - need some volunteers
It's either the last weekend of September or the 1st in October. I'll let you know when I figure out which.
Anyway, Michael, I think your list of categories could use some revision. "Nano tank" is a bit redundant since they're all going to have to be small setups, for one, and I don't think there's a point to having "shrimp tank" as a separate category since you could theoretically put shrimp in any setup. Nor am I sure how "natural planted tank" differs from "driftwood & rock" unless you're trying to differentiate the Walstad & Amano approaches... in which case, from a design standpoint, I don't think Walstad-style tanks should be separated since you can more or less apply any of the tank layout styles to it... people at a luncheon/dinner won't be investing much effort in determining what kind of substrate the tank in front of them utilizes. o_O'
Nor, for that matter, do I think we'll be filling quite so many tables.
I'd break the tank "categories" as follows:
And if we need to fill an extra table, we can do 2 different Biotopes featuring different parts of the world or whatever.
We also need to figure out what the presentations for the luncheon/dinner will be—that's probably going to be the main draw, after all. I kind of want to do a thing on emersed plant culture, myself. NAS has already heard my talks on Bornean aroids and native plants. Does anyone else have a good subject that they're willing to speak about?
And Tom, if you're reading this, can we count on you & your wife to supply dessert in the form of Panera goodies?