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[April 23, 2016] Professional Demo: Reef Aquascaping Techniques by Jestersix

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Enderturtle, Apr 6, 2016.

By Enderturtle on Apr 6, 2016 at 7:39 PM
  1. Enderturtle

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    • Location: Chabot College (Room 405)
    • Date: April 23, 2016
    • Time: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
    • Speaker: Johnny Searcy (@jestersix )
    Meeting Components
    • "Reef Aquascaping Demonstration and Techniques" (such as how to use Emaco) Talk
      • Johnny will build a rock structure and talk about aqua scaping principles!
    • Raffle Prize(s)
    • Pick Up Pre-order Products

    Does your aquascape look like a pile of rocks?

    Want to learn how to make interesting aquascapes that are pleasing to the eye and functional for fish and corals?



    Come learn some reef aqua scaping techniques with Jestersix! Johnny from Jestersix is a professional reef aquascaping consultant. He travels all over California to do custom aquascape builds for hobbyists and businesses. Working with his clients, he can help and teach you how to build aquascapes the right way! Planning and aesthetics are essential! We are very lucky to have Johnny come teach some general techniques of his trade for us.




    Not everyone can build rock structures like Johnny. I personally know people who have crashed their tanks trying to make their own rocks and using concrete improperly.

    Pre-orders on his Regular Stock Items (he can bring them to the Event)
    • Master Emaco N427 and A660
      • #5 Kit: $35
      • #10 Kit: $50
      • #15 Kit: $60
    • Single Space Frag Domes ($10 for 4)
    • Mini Domes ($5 for 20)
    • 7 Dead Frag Racks ($20
    • Perfect 10 Frag Racks ($20)
    • Lucky 13 Frag Racks ($40)
    • BlackJack 21 Frag Racks ($50)
    • Blenny Bottle (Small $15, Large $25)
    • Starwars Frag Plugs
    • Chthulu Disc ($3)
    • Easter Island Head Frag Plug (3 for $5)
    • Mod Skull ($5)
    • Mini Domes (20 for $5)
    • Chalice Rock Rounds Large (4 for $5)
    • Chalice Rock Rounds Small (12 for $5)
    • Chalice Rock Squares (4 for $5)
    • 3.5 Inch Frag Disc ($2)
    • 3.5 Inch Chalice Rock Disc ($3)
    • 1 x 2 Flats (20 for $5)
    • 2 x 2 Flats (8 for $5)
    • Clam Cradles 3.5 Inch ($5)
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    Click to Enlarge Pictures.

    If interested in pre-orders, send an email to jestersix@gmail.com also more product pictures on his Facebook.

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Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Enderturtle, Apr 6, 2016.

    1. Flagg37
      Looking forward to this.
    2. roostertech
      Can you record -> youtube it for the people that can't make it? :D
    3. MolaMola
      Why yes, my aquascape IS a big solid pile of rock and I will be redoing it this summer. What great timing is this demo to give me tips and ideas!
    4. Enderturtle

      Check out this epic gravity defying overhang rock structure made by Jestersix.
      Geneva and Baykes like this.
    5. Flagg37
      I want one of those.
    6. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      I saw the picture of the overhang a week ago on another groups page and contacted Jestersix this week to do my new tank. I'll let you know how it turns out.
    7. sfsuphysics
      As awesome as this is, that would worry me, my mind is just trying to calculate the center of mass for that structure, and while I could see how it is actually over the very tiny edge of the base, if you have too much coral growing on the far side that thing could tip over... unless there's some sort of extended base that is hidden by the sand.
    8. Enderturtle
      What I think.
      Baykes likes this.
    9. jestersix
      I make sure they won't tip. The overhang in question would take around 35 pounds at the tip - to tip. If you can grow 35 pounds of coral in that space - all I can say is WOW. It takes a bit of planning, but really not hard to over engineer them safely. Probably not an easy project for the DIYers, but not too many are looking for that style.
      sfsuphysics and Enderturtle like this.
    10. sfsuphysics
      Well back in my younger days when I was a bit more virile I could grow that much coral... but point taken ;)
      California_Reef_Co likes this.
    11. tankguy
      Im really hoping Im in town for this. I want to do something more than just a bunch of rocks in a pile this time around
    12. Jay Lee
      Jay Lee
      Cool ... will be there!
      Enderturtle likes this.
    13. mray2660
      Note This Demo will be in room 405
    14. Enderturtle
      Yup yup already having johnny bring some goods up for me.

      Frag domes and a lil skeleton frag plug.
    15. coral4me
      My father @lm-coral-keeper and will be attending tomorrow's aquaculture class. Looking forward to seeing everyone and learning some good tips from Johnny.
    16. jonmos75
      I wish I could make it to this event it looks really, cool, fun and educational. :(
    17. Flagg37
      I'm disappointed I couldn't make it to this event. How was it?
    18. Yippee
      Was not sure what to expect, but I was glad that I made it to this event. I came away with a lot of knowledge and information. Thank You, Jester.
    19. Enderturtle
      Yeah I gotta pick up some of the emaco kit. Been using the epoxy sticks with success but its a pain and expensive for the amount.

      Emaco=awesome, quick, and reef safe after +20 minutes.

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