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"
**All topics and times subject to change at any time**
12:30-Ardruino Build #1 with Johntan/John Sousa
1:45-Ardruino Build #1 with Johntan/John Sousa
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**
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.