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Old 10-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saturday was fun, there was a huge fish competition where people brought in hundreds of different kinds of fish and won cash for the best bred fish. Amanda won 6 categories.



After the fish show Amanda and I presented on how to set up a planted tank and how to set up an emersed container. The fish-people enjoyed the presentations. We also sold food at $5 a plate.

Then on Sunday (today) we had the giant fish and plant auction. I don't know how much our club made from donations (they'll tally it up later), but we sold more food on Sunday and made over $100 for our club.

Here is the auction there were soooo many fish and plants.

I think Amanda has more pictures, hopefully she will upload them.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome!!
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I missed yesterday's auction! Too tired after last Saturday's event :/
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Had a great time at the auction, made out like a bandit! Thank you CAPE for helping to put it on
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I do have more photos, but I'm holding them hostage LOL.

It was a lot of fun (and very exhausting)—thanks everybody who attended and/or contributed!
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Post those pictures! We have new CT people on the boards and they must know how fun it was!

I was absolutely pooped after the weekend, but then again 8 hrs/day will do that to you!

Great fun though, I bought 2 types of Apistos which I accidentally mixed together on the way home. Luckily they are easy to tell apart. I've got a pair in my 90g, hopefully they'll breed soon.

Also, I saved that HC you murdered, its pearling happily in my tank. Do check out the macro and microscope pics I took of it though on my other thread: https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...hc-fungus.html
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What kind of apistos?
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I didn't murder the HC, I just set it aside in an emersed tank for a couple days! As evidenced by its ability to pearl ("happily") 2 days later, I clearly didn't kill it!

On a financial note, Our club funds have nearly tripled—we now have a total of ~$300 to do... something with. Buy door prizes, import a speaker who isn't me, buy ingredients for the FFFF, whatever...
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Very nice! Perhaps we should get a PAR meter?

Or maybe save it and put it towards the forum or something. Will have to make a topic about it at the next meeting.
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