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    by Published on 04-19-2015 02:24 PM

    Saturday, May 16th Sutton, Charles Mazel discussing: The Function of Flourescence on the Reef

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

    Time is Noon-4pm

    The location is:

    American Legion Post 414
    PO box 401
    Sutton, Ma 01590


    Meeting schedule:

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

    12:00-Socializing/Membership Registration/Greeting
    1:00-Break for lunch
    1:30 Charles Mazel
    3:30-Raffle
    3:45-Frag Trading/Socializing

    Water testing link

    Fish Goo Link

    Meeting Sponsor -

    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.

    **THERE WILL BE A KIDS ACTIVITY TABLE**


    Charles Mazel Bio, and a brief description on his topic of discussion.

    Charles Mazel is the founder of NIGHTSEA, and a Principal Research Scientist at Physical Sciences Inc. He became intrigued by the idea of fluorescence night diving in the early 1970s and developed his own equipment for searching for and photographing fluorescence underwater. Only after acquiring his first photographs of fluorescing corals and anemones did he learn that scientists knew virtually nothing about the phenomenon.

    This led him to pursue research on the biology of fluorescence and to develop new tools for fluorescence viewing and photography. He has made fluorescence dives in numerous locations around the globe, measured fluorescence properties underwater, and made the first deep-sea dives to explore for fluorescence from a manned submersible. Through the years he has also provided equipment and imaging advice to numerous marine aquarists and shared his research at aquarium conferences.


    Title and Abstract

    The function of fluorescence on the reef

    Lighting that enhances the fluorescence of reef organisms brings out fabulous colors and enriches the experience of your aquarium. Fluorescence is a beautiful way of viewing the underwater world, but is there any significance to it? In this presentation I will briefly review the phenomenon of fluorescence and its effect on the color of corals, and update on the state of scientific knowledge.

    by Published on 07-02-2012 12:37 PM

    It's that time of the year again!!! Keep Sunday July 22nd free for one of the funnest meetings of the whole year!!! As ...
    by Published on 12-20-2014 01:50 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 January 25th, 2015 noon to 4:00pm, NO PATRIOTS FOOTBALL THIS DAY!

    The location is: Framingham Elks 450 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA

    Round Robin/Hands On Event

    Meeting schedule:

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

    DIY Round Robin Topics to be covered:

    (DO YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE IN THE BELOW AREAS AND WERE THINKING ABOUT GETTING MORE INVOLVED IN THE CLUB, BUT DID NOT WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE DAY TO DAY BUSINESS. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO STEP UP HELP OUR FOR A FINITE TIME ON A SET DAY. DO NOT BE SHY AS YOU MAY ACUALLY ENJOY SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND INTERACTING.) EMAIL THE BOD-officers@bostonreefers.org

    ***WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF SOLIDIFYING TOPICS***

    1. How to link pictures on the forum(General knowledge especially for those who are not tech savvy)-this will be occurring off to the side
    2. DIY Auto Top Off-Learn how to make your own auto top off(Great for someone who is not ready for a fully automated system)
    3. Rockscaping-Learn how to drill, join together and assembly your own rockscape (Great knowledge for a newbie getting started)
    4. PVC floating Picture Box-Learn how to make your own floating picture box to take better pictures (Good for everyone that likes to take pictures of their tank...especially to get clear pictures to ID unknowns)
    5. Tank Drilling-Learn how to drill a tank (Always good to know if you want to link multiple tanks together on the same system)
    6. Fragging-Learn how to frag a coral and mount it properly (Good knowledge to move to the next level of reefing and sharing-learn the does and don'ts)
    7. How to Frag an anemone (Something you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask or attempt on your own)
    8. How to Start a Reef Tank-An area to bounce questions off an Experienced reefer.

    Ardruino Group will be working on their build project. Feel free to check out what is going on.

    Meeting schedule:

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

    12:00-Socializing/Membership Registration/Greeting
    12:15-Start first rotation of "Hands On" demos
    12:30-Start second rotation of "Hands On" demos
    1:00-Break for lunch
    1:20-Start third rotation of "Hands On" demos
    1:50-Start fourth rotation of "Hands On" demos
    2:20-Start fifth rotation of "Hands On" demos
    2:50-Start sixth rotation of "Hands On" demos
    3:20-Raffle
    3:45-Frag Trading/Socializing

    There will be no water testing or fishgoo for this meeting

    Meeting Sponsors - BRS Membership-swap away


    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.

    **THERE WILL BE A KIDS ACTIVITY TABLE**
    by Published on 09-14-2011 01:29 PM

    If you have never been to MACNA, 2012 would be a great time to fix that.
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