February 2018 Meeting - Bring in your Amazing Aquarium Inventions - Gadget Contest

Discussion in 'Upcoming MAAH Events' started by Sean S, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Sean S

    Sean S Executive Board

    Welcome Aquarists to the Greatest Innovations in Aquariums since water!

    Well, I might be exaggerating a little bit. But still we are a pretty inventive bunch and previous gadget contests have displayed some pretty amazing problem solving devices. So come and bring your handy DIY gadget or just come see what others bring. The gadget contest is always great fun! And, as always, there will be a mini auction afterwards.

    If you want to show off your gadget let us know ahead of time.

    And, yes, gadgeteers will compete for prizes so you could win something!

    If you are bringing in items for the auction please try to enter them in www.mygroupauctions.com prior to the meeting. This saves everyone time and gives prospective buyers a chance to get their tank setup. If you need assistance entering your items beforehand send me a personal message and I can help you out.

    And I will be bringing in some stuff- anticipated fish and stuff:
    BAP- Mbipia lutea (a CARES species)
    BAP- Limia perugiae
    BAP- Albino bristlenose plecos (maybe, they might have to wait another month, we will see if they are big enough)
    GARP- Riccia for sure, maybe some other stuff (Bolbitis, Anubias are both maybes)
    Not sure what else I will have to see if there is anything else I want to get rid of.
  2. Mike F

    Mike F Executive Board

    Also don't forget to come out to show your support for the club at the Garden Expo THIS WEEKEND! Friday-Sunday Feb. 9th-11th. There are going to be 25 aquascaped tanks! Nineteen 15-gallon aquascapes and six 50-gallon aquascapes. If you're curious about the event come see what it's all about! There will be an aquatic plant themed seminar each day, but there will also be a multitude of seminars on other gardening related topics, from composting to beekeeping to growing giant pumpkins! It's a great distraction from the wintry weather!
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  3. Rachel Kruse

    Rachel Kruse New Member

    Is there any interest in Mystery snails gold and blue, or egg clutches?
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  4. Sean S

    Sean S Executive Board

    We have had mystery snails at the last couple of auctions and there was definitely interest in them.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
  5. Rachel Kruse

    Rachel Kruse New Member

    Thanks Sean I’ll bring some.
  6. AssassinJimmie

    AssassinJimmie Chris B

    I should have BAP julidochromis ornatus
    Possibly apisto cruzi and my secondary group of thorichthys maculapinnus if I have time to grab them.
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  7. Sean S

    Sean S Executive Board

    Agenda for the General Meeting

    General Meeting Agenda

    February 17, 2018



    · Welcome and Introductions

    · Executive Board Communications

    o Garden Expo Aquascaping Competition Report

    o Cataclysm 2019

    o Fall auction 2018

    o Programs

    o BAP

    o GARP

    o CARES

    · Grimey Award

    · Gadget Contest

    · Intermission

    · Auction


  8. Sean S

    Sean S Executive Board

    Executive Board Meeting Agenda (the executive board meets before the general meeting)

    MAAH Executive Board Agenda

    February 17, 2018

    I. Call To Order/ Roll call

    II. Previous Meeting Minutes

    III. Officer Reports (if any):

    a. President’s report (Sean)

    b. Vice President’s report (Steve)

    c. Treasurer’s report (Mike)

    IV. Committee Reports (try to keep reports to 2 minutes or less):

    a. Membership (Beth)

    b. BAP (Steve)

    c. GARP (Mike)

    d. CARES (Sean)

    e. Program (Randy)

    i. Speaker chaperone/ lodging/ etc.

    f. Auction (John)

    g. Website (Randy/ Megan)

    h. Cataclysm 2019

    i. Chair Application

    ii. Deadlines and Actions

    i. Cataclysm Separation (Mike)

    j. Promotion (Nicholas)

    k. Library (Chris)

    l. Bylaws review (Randy)

    i. Recommendations

    V. Old Business

    a. Official government/ legal documentation

    i. Do we have a list of what and when things need to be filed, re-applied, paid, etc.

    b. WPT Garden Expo Aquascaping event.

    i. Report

    ii. Leftovers

    c. MAAH Fall Auction

    d. Forum rights

    e. July meeting

    f. Storage Rental

    g. Olbrich Event

    VI. New Business

    a. Other new business

    VII. Adjournment
  9. SteveS

    SteveS Executive Board

    BAP
    Neolamprologus brichardi
    Goodea gracilis
    Cyrtocara moorii
    Planiborus sp. Brown
    Betta Rubra
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  10. Mike F

    Mike F Executive Board

    What is planiborus?
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  11. Sean S

    Sean S Executive Board

    I think he means Planorbus, aka ramshorn snails
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  12. pogues

    pogues Member

    I have no slick gadgets to bring or fish but we are bringing some Eggrolls to share at the meeting in light of the Chinese New Year, currently being "rolled" as I write this. They do contain shrimp (not from my tanks though!) so there is an aquatic twist to them.
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  13. SteveS

    SteveS Executive Board

    Thank you for the best egg rolls ever and sending me home with a couple. Delicious.
  14. pogues

    pogues Member

    your welcome Steve, good to see you take care
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