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melev
05/21/2007, 04:17 PM
...it appears RC was down. I just wanted to explain that this was on purpose. You see, I didn't want anyone catching up with my post count, so I unplugged the modem until I got back. :lol:

Pictures from my trip to follow.

Rochester N.Y. is in the upper section of the state. There is a lot of farm country for miles and miles, which was very beautiful. Rochester gets a lot of snow being on the east coast, but this is their spring time. URSNY asked me to come speak to their club, and as we drove Saturday morning to Batavia I snapped a few pictures.

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/farm1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/farm2.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/silos1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/silos2.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/silos3.jpg

This is a house that belongs to KentE. He has a 400g plywood tank currently, and is building a new one that holds 900 to 1000g in his basement.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/kente_house.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/kente_house_o.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/kente_400g.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/kente_sump.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 04:23 PM
His tank looks like a toolbox or lunchbox, depending on your perspective. When you open the doors at the top, you can see his Luminarc reflectors that roll back and forth on a light mover. His tank only has two MH bulbs over it.

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/light_mover.jpg

Because his focus is upon the new tank currently under contruction, the current tank is not nearly what it could have been. He's planning on cooking all his liverock and setting up the new one with as few pest problems as possible. By starting over, he hopes to enjoy a nice reef again. This time he'll go back to a DSB over a barebottom system. He's got many frags growing in the sump (in the previous post), and an Imperator angelfish swims beneath.

A couple of pictures from the 400g.

Devils Hand fraglet
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/devils_hand.jpg

BTAs (I thought the clowns were hosting in a Torch)
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/btas.jpg

Gigas Clam
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/gigas.jpg

Torch coral
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/torch.jpg

Btw, check out his view from his house.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/kente_view.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/kente_view2.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 04:29 PM
This is the new tank, which is going to hold between 900 and 1000g. It is 5.5' wide, 9' long, and 30' tall. It's being made of birch plywood and then coated with a resin that can handle up to 1600PSI. I think it'll look amazing when done.

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/1000g.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/1000g2.jpg

His son crawled underneath, inside the stand. There are no central uprights because of a hump in the concrete foundation. It looks plenty strong to me.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/1000g3.jpg

The inside joints are all lined with an angled board to reinforce the 90 degree connections. His last tank was built the same way.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/1000g4.jpg

Kent on the right, Scott (bosborn1) to his left.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/1000g5.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/1000g6.jpg

Here is another tank that has been built and has the resin already completed. It is super shiny, and is a black background. It feels hard to the touch, and very smooth.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/resin1.jpg

This is the front, where the glass will be.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/resin2.jpg

Taken with a flash.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/resin_flash.jpg

alan214
05/21/2007, 04:30 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9985988#post9985988 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by melev
...it appears RC was down. I just wanted to explain that this was on purpose. You see, I didn't want anyone catching up with my post count, so I unplugged the modem until I got back. :lol:



Curses, my master threadcount overthrow plan foiled again!

Nice pics of the NY countryside. Was it still cold up there?

melev
05/21/2007, 04:34 PM
Having already had breakfast, it was time to drive to Batavia where the meeting was to be held. I had two presentations prepared, and between those a frag swap would occur.

Check out the raffle prizes! :eek2:

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/shelby0.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/shelby1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/shelby2.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/shelby3.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/shelby4.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/shelby5.jpg

Just kidding. Still, a reefer can dream right? These run about $100k, and I was told by one of the people there that this particular car is sold in Fort Worth & Dallas area more than any other place in the U.S.

Mark is their club president, and here he is talking to the attendees.

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/mark1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/mark2.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/a_v.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 04:36 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9986067#post9986067 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by alan214
Curses, my master threadcount overthrow plan foiled again!

Nice pics of the NY countryside. Was it still cold up there?

I checked the weather before packing and it was supposed to be 65F in the daytime, 35F at night. Figuring I'd be indoors I packed tshirts and a pair of jeans. A pullover would have been a smart move on my part. Oops. Friday night when I arrived it was pretty cool, but I survived. Saturday morning, the sky was clear, bright blue and sunny - the perfect day. Sunday morning it was cold, overcast and rainy. Not quite what I would think of as spring.

Here's another shot of the landscape.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/landscape.jpg

And of a Douglas Fir tree. They were everywhere, and one of my favorite kinds of trees. I grew up in California, hiked a lot and saw many pine trees. The same when I lived in Switzerland. It was easy to feel comfortable around so much greenery.

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/douglas_fir.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 04:44 PM
I gave two presentations. The first one was about sumps. The second one was about how to build one with acrylic. Since I did the presenting, and really what would be the point of a picture of a guy standing by a powerpoint slide, we'll just move on to the frag swap pictures.

I have to say I loved these little frag-holding tanks.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frag_tank0.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frag_tank1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frag_tank2.jpg

Each were lighted with these PC light fixtures.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frag_tank3.jpg

A small powerhead maintained circulation and a heater was under the rack.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frag_tank4.jpg

Another tank contained frags and even a clam!
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frag_tank5.jpg

Frags were brought in a bucket that had levels of eggcrate so that they could be stacked. A bucket held many frags. You can see them stacked in the third picture of this post.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/bucket_o_frags.jpg

Some were bagged up, already sold.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frags_bagged.jpg

Glue was for sale as well. (Cyanoacrylate)
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/glue.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 04:50 PM
Here are some shots of the frags.

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frags1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frags2.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frags3.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frags4.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frags5.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/frags6.jpg

What really impressed me was that these were all what I would consider unusual or rare corals, the kind you normally don't see at frag swaps. And this makes them more expensive. The more I looked in the tank, the more I realized I wanted. Since you can't carry on liquid on the plane, I resisted the urge to buy any. Until I saw this one.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/sunset_monti.jpg

I bought it, and 7 hours later we finally put it in Scott's tank. The next morning, we bagged it up along with a couple of other pieces from his system, sealed them in a plastic container, placed this in a large ziplock bag, and then wrapped my clothes around it to try to insulate it from the cold. It was within my suitcase for the trip home, and then acclimated late last night to my system. I hope it survives. It is called a Sunset Montipora, one I'd seen in Naka's tank earlier this year.

melev
05/21/2007, 04:54 PM
More macros of the frags. This one is called an Australian Rose. I'd never seen it before, but he had a bunch of them for sale.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/australian_rose1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/australian_rose2.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/rare1.jpg

This one was $90, unless you wanted just a frag of it. I don't recall the exact name (Pavona something), just the price.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/90dollars.jpg

A rainbow montipora with a hitchhiker. :eek2:
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/rainbow_monti.jpg

Acans
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/acan1.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/acan2.jpg

Duncan(something).
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/duncan2.jpg

http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/duncan.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 05:02 PM
A milli.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/milli.jpg

Echinata?
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/echino.jpg

After the event was over, I decided that we had to go look up Gary Majchrzak, another Team RC member. We were looking forward to meeting at the event, but he was unable to attend. Btw, I did meet Guy, another TRC member. With all of us together, is it any wonder RC was down? ;)

Gary's tank was already shutting down for the night as we got there kind of late, so I only have a couple of shots.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/gary_reef.jpg

With actinics only
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/gary_act.jpg

The plumbing leading down to the sump
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/gary_sump1.jpg

The sump with an external skimmer. This sump is set up so that he can do a water change with the system running. Water is pumped into the return section (right end), while the water draining down from the reef exits the left side into a nearby sink.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/gary_sump2.jpg

This is his auto-feeder. It drops in food every 12 hours to keep the anthias fed. The food falls into the funnel, down the pipe and into the return section where it is pulled into an Iwaki pump and sent up to the display. He blames this system for his Texas-sized aiptasia. ;)
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/gary_autofeeder.jpg

alan214
05/21/2007, 05:02 PM
What a huge assortment of goodies! I doubt I'd be able to walk out of that place with any money left in my pockets. Like you said, it looked like there were so many corals that you don't see around here very often, if at all.

melev
05/21/2007, 05:09 PM
Once we left, we got something to eat and some :beer:

Sunday morning I was up at the crack of 7:30am so we could head up to the Seneca Zoo. The URSNY maintain a reef tank there, and have been doing so since 2002. David Playfair (a former RC regular that had many followers) was one of the guys that got this project going.
http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/seneca_zoo.jpg

Members of the club can make any corrections to what I'm about to describe, but as far as I recall it is a 540g reeftank made of glass. It is installed in a large room that has huge windows to view polar bears on the left and sea lions to the right.

Each Sunday, one or more members go to work on the tank. On the ladder is Guy, the Team RC member I mentioned before.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_cleaning.jpg

Because it was relatively early, the actinics were on and taking pictures of fish is nearly impossible with my camera. I tried a few settings, and here are some of the better images. You'll notice the Sohal Tang in many of these pictures because I was hoping to get a good picture somehow.

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act1.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act2.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act3.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act4.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act5.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 05:16 PM
I had to resort to the flash. That Sohal Tang is just stunning, under actinics as well as under full lighting. It had to be 14" long, easily 1" thick, and ruled that tank. Its scalpel was over 1" long. Is it any surprise this is the RC logo fish? I may photoshop about 7 of them into my reef to get past this craving. :D
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_flash1.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_flash2.jpg

Here are some closeups under actinics, and also under MH lighting when they finally kicked on after waiting a while.

Octopus Coral (similar to Frogspawn, but with more dots)
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act_octopuscoral.jpg

Orange plate coral
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act_plate.jpg

Candy Cane
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act_candycane.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_act_candycane2.jpg

This is a really pretty green tabling Acropora milleopora. I don't recall seeing this color before, but apparently many members there have it.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_green_milli.jpg

Hawkfish
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_hawkfish.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 05:29 PM
This huge Torch colony was being hosted in by some Ocellaris clownfish.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_torch.jpg

Sohal - man those streamers are gorgeous!
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_sohal.jpg

These huge rose bubble tip anemones hosted a pair of Cinammon Clownfish. The main one used to be 24" wide before the split. It was about 12" wide that morning.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_rbtas.jpg

Lobophytum
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_lobo.jpg

I asked about the maintenance. They'd changed 40g that day, and the zoo feeds the tank each day. They have specific rules, such as you can't kill anything in the tank. So aiptasia can't be nuked, and flatworms get to thrive. Kind of crazy, but the signed contract requires that they follow the guidelines. In front of the tank are two permanent binders that have heavily-laminated pages about each animal or coral in the tank.

The sump beneath uses Miracle Mud. The skimmer (not pictured) is a My Reef Creations, running externally at the end of the tank. The Aqua Controller II helps track tank parameters.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_sump.jpg

Closed loop plumbing; eggcrate keeps jumpers in the tank.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_closedloop.jpg

The pumps employ timed gate valves that switch the flow from one side of the tank to the other. Calcium Reactor in the forefront
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_pumps.jpg

A control panel to see what is on or off.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_controlpanel.jpg

Icecap Ballasts
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_ballasts.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 05:34 PM
A laptop tracks water parameters around the clock.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/zootank_laptop.jpg

And then I had some time to see more critters. How about a polar bear that just got fed some tasty fish?
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/polar4.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/polar3.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/polar2.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/polar1.jpg

The cougar had a crawlspace under its habitat. You make your way through that and you can view them from a glass hut at ground level.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/cougar1.jpg

The glass section is to the left of the cougar. It was nicer to take a picture without the fence in the way, right?
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/cougar2.jpg

melev
05/21/2007, 05:37 PM
Elephants.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/elephant1.jpg

http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/elephant2.jpg

Tiger
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/tiger1.jpg

Emus
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/emus.jpg

And finally a white wolf.
http://melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/wolf.jpg

As it was raining, we quickly made our way back to the truck, and I got to eat the "World's Greatest Cheeseburger" before catching a flight back to DFW. Once I got home, my corals were acclimated, my skimmer needed some help, and RC was plugged back in. http://melevsreef.com/g/yowza.gif

bosborn1
05/21/2007, 06:19 PM
Turns out the problem with RC was do to the local TW node. Apparently anyone with roadrunner in Western NY couldn't connect.

Problems solved now.

I will have to get some pics of you giving your presentation up too.

Once again on behalf of all the members and BOD of the URSNY, We thank you for coming to speak. It was great spending time with you and hearing all your great stories.

nebraskareef
05/21/2007, 06:41 PM
Wow, thanks for sharing the great pics Marc!

Hop
05/21/2007, 07:11 PM
Sounds like a good weekend:) It's a lot to take in, but I agee on the tang:lol:

landy
05/21/2007, 07:40 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9986083#post9986083 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by melev

Check out the raffle prizes! :eek2:


http://www.melevsreef.com/pics/07/05/ny/shelby0.jpg


hey!!!!
i won last year

these things ROCK :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:
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spleen93
05/21/2007, 08:30 PM
Great pics, Marc. I was in upstate NY for 6 years for college and assorted stuff afterwards so I'm having a nice memory trip (or is it flashbacks?) :D That Sohal tang is gorgeous and that frag swap is sweet!! I would have thought that Gary's tank would have more anemones in it?? Congrats on the new sunset monti - hope it acclimates well to your tank. Was that a pokerstar monti to the right of the pic of your sunset monti?

(edit: nevermind - I just figured out that that coral was the same coral pictured in your rainbow monti picture ... :rollface:)

Spleen

fat-tony
05/21/2007, 08:36 PM
good to see I kept out of the pics :)

How did the food make the voyage back?

melev
05/21/2007, 09:26 PM
The frozen food was a little thawed but the ice packs were still cold. I tried it out tonight and Spock seemed pretty excited for a different flavor of food.

fat-tony
05/21/2007, 09:32 PM
very cool. They did a great job throwing that stuff together.

xtm
05/21/2007, 09:54 PM
NICE TANK

melev
05/21/2007, 09:56 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9988348#post9988348 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by xtm
NICE TANK

Which one? There are three on that page alone.

SkiFletch
05/21/2007, 11:39 PM
Nice to see my my hometown area portrayed so well, thanks Marc :D

zooqi
05/21/2007, 11:49 PM
I thought they were going to raffle those cars and I will win so I told my ride to leave when we got there :D ... Nice pictures and nice presentation. My buddy talked about acrylic all the way home and I have not seen him since. I think he is coming up with something in few days (more tanks or sumps) :)

melev
05/22/2007, 02:03 AM
It was nice to meet you Mo.

zooqi
05/22/2007, 07:12 AM
you too mark and it was worth the trip.

plandy
05/22/2007, 09:34 AM
I am from Central NY. Thanks for posting great pictures!

melev
05/22/2007, 01:11 PM
Than you Peter. Before this trip and my time spent on Google Maps, I didn't realize how large the state of New York was. So much attention goes to Manhattan & Long Island (imho) that I didn't think it was so far from one area to the next. There were a number of people that I would have enjoyed meeting in person that were hours and hours away from each other.

One person drove 5 hours to that meeting & frag swap. He was up by the Canadian border. Mo drove 4 hours and when I mentioned someone drove 5, he told me he'd drive back slower so he could make it 6 hours. :lol:

plandy
05/22/2007, 01:20 PM
Hi Marc,

Indeed NYS is surprisingly large with huge forest preserve spanning from the Catskills Park across the Adirondak preserves. On the eastern border it tags Connecticut, Massachusetts & Vermont. Since Long Island is surrounded by sea it makes for a very interesting collection experience around their various seashores. I've heard in some areas there you can catch lion fishes among other summer migratory species from south.

melev
05/22/2007, 02:00 PM
Y'all live in a beautiful state. I'll need to go back again in the future and see more of it.

fat-tony
05/22/2007, 06:35 PM
you haven't seen half of the treasures. You were up the road from the original home of Jell-o, Letchworth State park is a must ( http://www.wyomingcountyny.com/letchworth_park.html ) and of course Niagara Falls. Out in the fingerlakes region is wine country which is a couple hour tour acrossed easily.....so yeah, you definately need to come back

gman0526
05/22/2007, 09:15 PM
Hope you don't mind Marc , same tank (Senca Park Zoo) a year ago (July)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i303/ReefPR/SenecaZoo1.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i303/ReefPR/SenecaZoo2.jpg

I can see they HUGE birdnests are not there anymore, but still looks great and the sohal tang was great too.

Kent E
05/22/2007, 10:52 PM
Melev you are a blast! I'm glad to have met you in person. Anytime you want to come back we'll make you more than welcome.





It's weird seeing a thread on RC featuring my "neighborhood". I have to show my wife, she'll get a kick out of it.

Gary Majchrzak
05/22/2007, 11:09 PM
Nice meeting you , Marc :)

melev
05/22/2007, 11:14 PM
Gman, I heard about that birdsnest but WOW does that picture show how huge it was. Thanks for the pictures.

Kent, it was great meeting you and seeing your home & tank.

downset
05/22/2007, 11:23 PM
Hometown represent :d

acdraindrps
05/22/2007, 11:52 PM
I feel kind of spoiled when you say that the majority of the corals you saw were rare species.

I see them almost everyday :)

melev
05/23/2007, 12:07 AM
<b>Gary</b>, please let your wife know that I appreciated her kind hospitality and that in the future she'll have more notice. Thanks for showing me your tank and spending some time with me Saturday evening.

<b>acdraindrps</b>, I'm probably not explaining myself adequately. At most frag swaps, and I've been to many of them over the years, there are many regular items. Usually the cool stuff would come in as a special purchase for the club's raffle. One or two individuals would bring a bunch of unique stuff, but these two little tanks were crammed with goodies that I would not have expected. I mean, I could get any one of those corals from Extreme Corals (as they are local to DFWMAS). Maybe you are spoiled! :lol: I would have spent some serious cash had I been a local. :eek:

on3ofak1nd
05/23/2007, 08:51 AM
Wow great post.... I live in Rochester and I am very sad that something like this took place and I didn't have a chance to attend. None the less I am glad to see that things like this can/do happen in Rochester! Is there someplace I can get more info about URSNY?

If I am correct on the dates you visited you were in town during the Lilac Festival... an annual Rochester tradition. Obviously you were busy with a lot of things to do but I bet you would have enjoyed stopping by that for a bit. It's quite a sight... all the lilac trees in bloom.

Anyway glad you enjoyed your visit!

gman0526
05/23/2007, 12:48 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9997831#post9997831 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by on3ofak1nd
Wow great post.... I live in Rochester and I am very sad that something like this took place and I didn't have a chance to attend. None the less I am glad to see that things like this can/do happen in Rochester! Is there someplace I can get more info about URSNY?

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=117

supateddy
05/23/2007, 01:13 PM
Wonderful pics!

I was curious. You said the plywood for the home-built tank was coated to strengthen it and make it waterproof. I was wondering if you knew what the name of the stuff was.

melev
05/23/2007, 01:21 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9997831#post9997831 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by on3ofak1nd
Wow great post.... I live in Rochester and I am very sad that something like this took place and I didn't have a chance to attend. None the less I am glad to see that things like this can/do happen in Rochester! Is there someplace I can get more info about URSNY?

If I am correct on the dates you visited you were in town during the Lilac Festival... an annual Rochester tradition. Obviously you were busy with a lot of things to do but I bet you would have enjoyed stopping by that for a bit. It's quite a sight... all the lilac trees in bloom.

Anyway glad you enjoyed your visit!

I heard about it from several people, but didn't get to see it. I did visit one of the supermarkets that I was told was amazing and it reminded me of Central Market, a place that should not be missed.

Supporting the local club by participating in each scheduled event is so much fun and benefits you and your tank greatly. I hope you find the time to get involved with them.

melev
05/23/2007, 01:22 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9999462#post9999462 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by supateddy
Wonderful pics!

I was curious. You said the plywood for the home-built tank was coated to strengthen it and make it waterproof. I was wondering if you knew what the name of the stuff was.

I saw it described in the official thread about that tank. The initials were MAS, if I recall correctly.
http://fingerlakesreef.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=413

supateddy
05/23/2007, 02:15 PM
Thanks!! Yet another project! My wife will be thrilled.....

acdraindrps
05/25/2007, 12:37 AM
I would have spent some serious cash had I been a local.


You have no idea...:p

greghigham
06/13/2007, 12:22 AM
Hey, Kent E...
Totally off-topic, but that that stand out front... bird of prey?
G curious :)