Reef Central Online Community
Tunze USA

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Reef Discussion
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 09/17/2007, 01:25 PM   #26
BlueCorn
Retired
 
BlueCorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 32,908



__________________
Doug

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made when establishing tonal relationships. ~ Ansel Adams
BlueCorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 01:31 PM   #27
fisheebill
Premium Member
 
fisheebill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hamburg, NY
Posts: 308
Great Pictures!


fisheebill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 02:53 PM   #28
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
Kev, I just downloaded all 800. I'll see what I can do. Keep in mind I tend to take pictures of stuff more than people, which The Lounge apparently isn't used to.


melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 03:02 PM   #29
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
First picture. MASNA Award 2007 goes to Randy Holmes-Farley.



melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 03:48 PM   #30
dc
Moderator Emeritus
 
dc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 44,684
Cool! Marc I also stickied a thread in the reef forum.


__________________
Debi
~60 Cube~

Why? Because I said so of course.

-Sent via Tapatalk Smoke Signals-
dc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 04:07 PM   #31
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
Here are more pictures, in no real particular order. Just go with the flow if you will.

Comments are mine, and Reef Central as well as the United States Reefing Community do not nor have they ever associated with me nor my thoughts no matter how humorous and usually do all they can to keep themselves without legal obligation or fudiciary responsibility. Names have not been withheld to protect the innocent; melev never remembers them when he needs to... but never forgets a face, pretty or not. End of disclaimer.

My day started much too early after being up much too late with much too much to do for much too much too long. A bit much, right? Anyways.... (btw, do you ever notice if you type one word too many times, it begins to look like it is spelt wrong? )


I start off my day with a good breakfast daily.


The night before, I ran into a shady looking guy with a cardboard box. Quickly I knew he had to be tackled, relieved of his stuff, and.. um, I better not add any more details to avoid legal action.


When asked later about the incident, he remained silent.



melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 04:14 PM   #32
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
This is Randy, owner of Champion Lighting


Some products, including Ken Stockman's overflow drain (white PVC thing)


Coming soon: 1.5" Sea Swirl with all black PVC connections. Kinda neat.


Deltec set up a pass-through booth, where you could enter from a couple of directions and see all their goodies. Prices vary, and often what you see is already sold prior to the show. That way the new owners can pick up their newest toy at MACNA. Doug was smiling non-stop; he loves MACNA almost as much as I do.










This is Anthony Calfo, who just celebrated the 12 month anniversary of his magazine "C - The Journal." His magazine featured several pages about the conference and carried the program schedule within. Every person that attended the show got a free copy.

To his right is the owner of Reef Exotics, who owns acropora.net where I've purchased my ReefLux bulbs.



melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 04:20 PM   #33
dc
Moderator Emeritus
 
dc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 44,684
You mean there was actually fish stuff there?


__________________
Debi
~60 Cube~

Why? Because I said so of course.

-Sent via Tapatalk Smoke Signals-
dc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 04:22 PM   #34
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
Reef Exotics sells this new reflector. I saw one in the Sunday raffle as well.


Here is the MACNA XX booth for 2008. If you want to go, or even think you MIGHT go, sign up immediately. Full package price is a mere $89 for a few more days. www.macnaxx.com


This is the MASNA booth. To the right is smiller, RC moderator. I don't remember the sweet woman's name to his left so feel free to fill in the blank.


Here is Geo's booth, and look at the beautiful reactors. Geo himself is seated direction beneath the ".com" of the banner.


I don't know who this tall guy is, but how could you not buy one from a salesman with that smile?


I've never heard of this site, but did wander through this area to meet some RC Lounge Lizards.


Hikari was represented.


The view from my room in the hotel wasn't bad. To the left, some beautiful green trees rose up the hill, and to the right of a tall building was a view of the nearby mall. On Thursday night we walked over there to eat dinner at Hoolihans.





melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 04:24 PM   #35
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
Quote:
Originally posted by dc
You mean there was actually fish stuff there?
Yes, and a few people noticed. However, once it was firmly established the Debi wasn't going to arrive, this one tank was quickly drained and taken to the dumpster crusher out back.







melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 04:37 PM   #36
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
PFO Lighting, with Joy (formerly of Harbor Aquatics) who has now become their rep. Joy was the person to sell me my very first blue Maxima clam in 2002 at MACNA Fort Worth. Their booth compared the Solaris LED lighting to a MH bulb with two tanks using PAR meters.


Pure Reefs was selling their Cati-Ani system, as well as a few other products. They are based out of Colorado, I believe. Kip's a friend of mine, but he wasn't in these pictures. We met via RC years ago, and at MACNA Boston actually shook hands for the first time.






Reef Sanctuary, owned (at least in part) by Travis Staut of Reef-Life.com - I saw Travis later that day.


These were the 12 pictures that won Picture Of The Month on their site. The guy on the right is a swell guy with no name.


Tunze was represented by Roger of course, based in Austin. I think he blinked as he normally appears smiling and relaxed.





melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 04:40 PM   #37
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
Random shot of what I would call an intersection between some booths.


Salty Critters






This dendrophyllia (closed up) was $250. Two years ago, they sold for $50 a polyp.




This Maze coral was hyper-extended, with the green barely visible and the brown tissue literally moving in the flow. Very unusual and interesting.


Seachem's booth was full of goodies.




That's it for now. More later.


melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 05:14 PM   #38
dc
Moderator Emeritus
 
dc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 44,684
You could have delivered that tank to me you know.


__________________
Debi
~60 Cube~

Why? Because I said so of course.

-Sent via Tapatalk Smoke Signals-
dc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 05:45 PM   #39
kev apsley
Moved On
 
kev apsley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 4,424
Marc, thanks for bringing it to life for those who could not attend!

did you see the Vortech with the controller in operation?


kev apsley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 06:12 PM   #40
lshark21
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Huntingdon, PA
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally posted by kev apsley
did you see the Vortech with the controller in operation?
Yeah, they had the controllers operating. Pretty cool. One set up had them pulsing creating a wave affect. Very nice set up esp. with the battery back up they had.


lshark21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 06:23 PM   #41
kev apsley
Moved On
 
kev apsley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 4,424
Quote:
Originally posted by lshark21
Yeah, they had the controllers operating. Pretty cool. One set up had them pulsing creating a wave affect. Very nice set up esp. with the battery back up they had.
Thanks


kev apsley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 06:29 PM   #42
Double-J
Premium Member
 
Double-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: IA
Posts: 1,061
Awesome pics... Anymore?


Double-J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 07:09 PM   #43
melev
Moved On
 
melev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
Posts: 43,217
Quote:
Originally posted by kev apsley
Marc, thanks for bringing it to life for those who could not attend!

did you see the Vortech with the controller in operation?
I shot some video of it, but haven't done anything with it yet. Here's a video someone else posted that looks pretty good:

Quote:
Originally posted by mrcrab
Check out the Vortech demo at MACNA:

Vortech Wireless Driver



melev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 07:34 PM   #44
yrema
Lounger
 
yrema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 331
sweeeet!!! 'wish i could go there at least once.


__________________
Warmest Regards,

Marty, Amery and Seth :)

Current Tank Info: 100gal Low-tech, Low-cost Mixed Reef
yrema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 07:36 PM   #45
kev apsley
Moved On
 
kev apsley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 4,424
Thanks Marc!


kev apsley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 08:57 PM   #46
cato
New England
 
cato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CT
Posts: 5,450
Nice job on all the pics guys. This was my first MACNA. All I can say is OMG!!!! It was a blast. Already lookin' fwd to next year!


__________________
-Cato
I swear it's an illness...

Current Tank Info: On Hiatus
cato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 09:06 PM   #47
KEstep
Premium Member
 
KEstep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Amarillo, TX
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally posted by melev
Reef Exotics sells this new reflector. I saw one in the Sunday raffle as well.


I have one of these and they are really bright. Quiet a bit more than the older version.


__________________
A bartender is just a pharmacist with limited inventory.
If you drink don't park, accidents cause people.
If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
Have a great day.
Kris

Current Tank Info: 150g. DAS Oak Aquarium, 3 250w. Reeflux 10k on Coralvue Dimmable E-ballasts, 150lbs. Live Rock, DAS EX-2 Skimmer, Remote Deep Sand Bucket, Reefkeeper 2, 10 gallon fuge, 2 Vortechs, Coralvue Dual Chamber Calcium Reactor, Coralvue Kalkwasser Reactor.
KEstep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 09:31 PM   #48
Lunchbucket
Premium Member
 
Lunchbucket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brookings, SD
Posts: 12,924
SWEET MORE PICS!!

Lunchbucket


__________________
Trying to lose weight by walking is like trying to bake a cake w/ a cigarette lighter
- Lunchbucket -

"Nancy-Boy Extraordinaire"
- maxxII-

Current Tank Info: 58gal Oceanic RR, 2x400w MH (20k XM and 10k XM), Deltec PF601 Ca Rx, Deltec AP701 skimmer, mag950 return, iwaki 55rlt w/ an Oceansmotions 4-way unit, Tunze 7300 and 6000 each w/ controller, fluidized po4 rx
Lunchbucket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 09:33 PM   #49
Aliie
Simply Complicated
 
Aliie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ignacio, CO
Posts: 708
I added a few in the Breakfast club thread of Loungers.


__________________
Shut your holster ~ Jason
You!!!! had one job ~ Dave
I can have fun at home, lying on the floor, trying not to fall off ~ Bart

Current Tank Info: Torn down & packed away for now
Aliie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/17/2007, 10:10 PM   #50
IRISSERVICE
Registered Member
 
IRISSERVICE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Beechhurst,New York
Posts: 609
we want more


__________________
Tank-125G Starphire
Lighting- 2 x 250 Radiums in Lumenmax Elite with 24 Blue LEDS
Skimmer- H&S A150-2001
MRC Sump Refugium---Circulation Tunze Wave Box---Main Pump - Seq3200 3phase W/ VFD
Cooling

Current Tank Info: 125 gallon Starphire euro braced
IRISSERVICE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.