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The idea for our January meeting is to have Jake Adams give an exceptionally interesting speech about the parallels between planted tanks and reef tanks. Jake obviously has a lot to say and it's a great thing to have him in town. Here's his own introduction in another thread:

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/...ic-plant-club/57968-visiting-dfw-january.html

Now, usually we have our meetings on Saturday so more people have a chance to attend. But in this case Jake will be busy with the marine folk the entire Saturday and will fly out Sunday morning. The only time he can meet with us is Thursday night, January 22. He was very nice to tell me that he would love to speak even if only a few of us attend on Thursday.

Since I cannot decide singlehandedly, please write your input. Who would come? Where would be the best place to meet? What time?

--Nikolay
 

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I'd love to make it but i'm in the process of finding a house to rent and preparing for a move so I probably will not know until last minute.
 

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I could make it.
 

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Nico & All,
Please don't get to mad at me for this idea..please
Is there interest or ability to join in with the salt's for their meeting? My first tanks from the early 70's were salt. That said I have seen the light and love planted tanks tremendously. There endeavors into LED's are light years ahead of us. My feeling, LED's are our future.
We live in the Cultural District of FW if we ever need a home.
Supersmirky Garland is a long way~~~Our son teaches there.
What Salt group is he meeting with?

Again please don't get mad at me just an idea!!!
 

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Nico & All,
Please don't get to mad at me for this idea..please
Is there interest or ability to join in with the salt's for their meeting? My first tanks from the early 70's were salt. That said I have seen the light and love planted tanks tremendously. There endeavors into LED's are light years ahead of us. My feeling, LED's are our future.
We live in the Cultural District of FW if we ever need a home.
Supersmirky Garland is a long way~~~Our son teaches there.
What Salt group is he meeting with?

Again please don't get mad at me just an idea!!!
I think this could be a great idea! I might miss out on seeing some planted tanks but oh well.

So I will be speaking to the DFW marine aquarium society which will host their Next Wave event at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens on Saturday January 24th. Visit the site for more information and in the meantime I will contact the DFWMAS to see what the timing will be like.
 

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if it's in the Dallas area I could make it. But I am usually at work in Plano until 6-7pm.

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Yea, the timing might not work for me. No worries, there will be more meetings.
 

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Any idea to make our meetings more dynamic is very welcome, so no need to worry, Cocobid.

How does everyone feel about going to the Next Wave?

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Maybe I am lost, however, what is discussed at a salt meeting that would pertain to Freshwater?

I know they have different lighting requirements etc.

Would they benefit from us being there?
 

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I might be able to make it if it's in Fort Worth.

I like reefs too and meeting with some of those folks is good for some networking, and for bringing some of them to the superior side of the hobby. ;)

I think it's a good idea Coco, and the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens are pretty cool. For those of you who haven't been there, make a day of it and go check out the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (recently completed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando http://www.themodern.org/ )... awesome building. The Kimbell is also great.

Besides, you might be able to bum some pretty good light fixtures off those reef guys who are moving on to LEDs.

That's my $0.02.
 

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I won't ever be able to make it on a weeknight as I work in the evenings.

Nikolay, if you want more responses you'll need to post a message on the dfwapc mailing list because not everyone reads the forum. sigh

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I have an idea! Our home is 1 mile as they say "the crow flies" from the Botanical Gardens. Personally I would not want to entertain the thought of going into that area during the rodeo!!! The center is across the street from the arenas a parking nightmare. Look I by no means have the tanks or knowledge that many of you do.

If there is some way Jake could spare a little time from the NextWave on Saturday he could speak at the house. This may be impossible for Jake, just a thought. If he could maybe some one could run ground transportation and shuttle him over and back. Round trip to the house from there about 4 minutes!
From the way it sounds weekdays are just logistically impossible for many of our members.
The Husband and I have a birthday party to attend that evening.
 

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I have an idea! Our home is 1 mile as they say "the crow flies" from the Botanical Gardens. Personally I would not want to entertain the thought of going into that area during the rodeo!!! The center is across the street from the arenas a parking nightmare. Look I by no means have the tanks or knowledge that many of you do.

If there is some way Jake could spare a little time from the NextWave on Saturday he could speak at the house. This may be impossible for Jake, just a thought. If he could maybe some one could run ground transportation and shuttle him over and back. Round trip to the house from there about 4 minutes!
From the way it sounds weekdays are just logistically impossible for many of our members.
The Husband and I have a birthday party to attend that evening.
I'm down with that. I'll find out what time I give my presentation at Next Wave and I am sure I can work out a sizeable window of time when I can be free for the Plant Club meeting. :clap2:
 

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If we're still talking Saturday, the 24th of January, I would be happy to volunteer my place on the weekend for a stop over or longer; but I also want to meet at Karen's (I would love to see Karen's tanks) for a stop over or longer. Depending on Coralite's schedule, there could be a road trip to several different planted tank homes in the Fort Worth/Dallas Area if time permits with a return trip of course back to his venue/hotel. Just a thought. I might be fun to see different lighting and fert techniques and what successes and problems they bring in the planted aquaria. What do you guys think? Is this doable with the limited time we might have him for? I could bring the Crown.

I am in for whatever we come up with.
 
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