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    by Published on 04-09-2014 12:09 PM

    Boston Reefers Meetings are open to all Paid, non-paid and prospective members(family friendly environment)

    The next meeting of the Boston Reefers' Society will be: on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 noon to 4:00pm

    The location is: VFW Oxford, 20 Federal Hill Rd, Oxford, MA 01540

    Craig Bingham - "Todays state-of-the-art in reef keeping: analysis and discussion of survey results"

    Meeting schedule:

    **All topics and times subject to change at any time**

    12:00-Socializing/Membership Registration/Greeting
    12:15-Members presentations
    12:30-Ardruino Build #1 with Johntan/John Sousa
    1:30-Lunch
    1:45-Ardruino Build #1 with Johntan/John Sousa
    2:45-Craig Bingham
    3:45-Raffles
    3:30-Frag Trading/Socializing

    Water Testing-see details below-
    Fish Goo Sign Up-

    Meeting Sponsor- ???????????????

    There will be the usual frag swap at the end of the meeting. A frag swap thread will be posted separate in "Reef Talk" for those members wishing to trade frags.

    There will be many great raffle prizes offered up to support the club by our sponsors and members. Items will be posted as we get closer to the meeting date.

    **NEW ADDITION TO THE MEETINGS IS A KIDS ACTIVITY TABLE**



    Bio:

    As with many of us, Craig became interested in aquariums at a young age, with a 10 gallon meta frame freshwater tank, with an improbable mix of neon tetras and swordfish. He was unduly fascinated with the bottles of pH up and pH down. Along the way, he kept a variety of freshwater planted and marine systems. Many years later, when he should have been concentrating on his dissertation, he became very interested in the chemistry of reef aquariums, in particular, with calcification. While in New York as a postdoc, he met Terry Siegel and started writing for Aquarium Frontiers. Through an arc of dozens of articles, he explored calcification support, trace elements, auto fluorescent pigments in marine organisms, and interactions between chemistry and aquarium light. Although his work keeps him quite busy, he maintains a keen interest in the chemistry of semi-closed aquarium systems.

    This talk is structured around responses to a survey that he has used for the last couple of years to probe the current state of the art in reef keeping. Contemporary practice will be examined against his foundational contributions to the reef aquarium hobby. The talk will be interactive, and if you filled out the survey, it will be "about you" too.
    by Published on 03-12-2014 10:17 AM

    BRS Official Meeting 'Evolving' Calendar for 2014

    Meetings are open to all paid, non-paid and prospective members. (family friendly environment)

    This is the evolving BRS calendar for 2014. While we are working out the details for some of the speakers later in the year our calendar will be influx. Keep a close eye on it as we will be updating it frequently. We are TRYING to lay out the meeting schedule far in advance. This is to give the membership ample time to plan for the meetings that they would like to attend this year.


    January 19th (Sunday) - Noon-4 PM - VFW Oxford, MA-DIY Fragging Demo meeting info (Meeting Sponsor) (link to detailed meeting information)

    Everything below this line needs to be edited and corrected

    February 8th (Saturday) - Noon-4 PM - Newburyport Elks - Warren Gibbons from Ocean Explorium "Reef Keeping Disasters and how to Prevent Them" (Yard Sale tables available) (link to meeting details)

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    March 9th (Sunday) - Noon-4 PM - VFW Taunton - Christine Williams - "Recognize and treating fish illnesses" - Underwater World will be our meeting sponsor, along with 2014 Official Growout Competition

    April 5th (Saturday) - 11am - 4pm - Framingham Elks - BRS AUCTION - (NO FRAG TRADING OR SALES) (link to meeting details)

    May 4th (Sunday) - Noon - 4pm - Noon-4 PM - Oxford VFW Oxford, MA - Craig Bingham - "Todays state-of-the-art in reefkeeping: analysis and discussion of survey results" (Meeting Sponsor-)

    June 7th (Saturday)-Noon - 4pm - Noon-4 PM - Newburyport Elks - BBQ/HORSE SHOES (Meeting Sponsor-)

    July - No Meeting

    Aug - No Meeting

    September 14th (Sunday) - 11am - 4pm - Salem Elks 39 Shadow Lake Rd, Salem, NH - Marc Levenson - Meeting Sponsor; Aqua Addicts and Jays Aquatics

    October 18th - (Saturday) - 11am - 4pm - Framingham Elks -

    November 15th (Saturday) - Noon-4 PM - VFW Taunton - Gary Parr - Photography- Meeting Sponsor; Love The Reef - Official Grow Out Contest

    December 6th (Saturday)- 2015 Elections Framingham Elks (must be held before Dec 15th per BRS By-Laws)

    **NEW ADDITION TO THE MEETINGS IS A KIDS ACTIVITY TABLE**
    by Published on 02-24-2014 12:42 PM

    Lets give a nice welcome to our new sponsor "Reef Breeders LEDs"

    Here's their site, check'm out

    http://reefbreeders.com/

    Thank you for supporting the Boston Reefer Society
    by Published on 02-09-2014 07:29 PM

    Hello, I trust that everyone is doing well this sunny afternoon.

    Attached you will find the January to May 2014 BRS Newsletter.

    I would like to thank everyone that took time to write up pieces on their reefing experiences or knowledge.

    Included is a list of the clubs forum and banner sponsors as well.

    On top of our monthly calendar and yearly auction.

    Stay warm and see you all sooner rather than later. ***Tomorrow is Meeting Day***

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