Reefapalooza 2018 Anaheim

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Chromis, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Sharing some of my RAP 2018 experience for those who didn’t make it down:

    First, some of the conference swag:

    I was excited to get samples of an all-in-one alk/Ca/trace supplement (calcium formate). I will try this out on my quarantine tank where I would be hesitant to setup more than one doser.
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    I spoke with Lou Ekus at Tropic Marin about the possibility of giving a videoconference talk to BAR about reef chemistry. We could build an event such as potluck or pizza at someone’s house around it.

    Dr Tim’s gave out a fish food powder that you mix with boiling water, then freeze in a cube tray (which they sell separately). You can add whatever other supplements you want to make DIY frozen food.

    Kessil announced their new Tuna Blue + RGB puck, A360X. It’s “X” because it comes as a “W” wide angle source, but you can buy an accessory lens to convert it to “N” narrow.

    Although the configurability is a plus, the A360X will cost about $100 more than the A360W/N and the narrow conversion lens is additional.
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    And corals - I didn’t go there for the LPS but they made for the best photos.

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  2. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

  3. powdertang05

    powdertang05 Guest

    Would love to hear feedback on the carbo calcium


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  4. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    Just got into the office after driving back. Time to dip and into the tank for now.

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  5. I don't see my Nepthea!
     
  6. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    It's not in the pic. Neither is the doc's burning banana. ;)
     
  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Go to SoCal and come back with something called burning banana... to be fair I'd expect that more from a return trip from Vegas.
     
  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    I brought it home from vegas.
    Well technically I had it shipped to me...via bruce...
    so I guess I should say, I went to vegas, and now I have the burning banana
     
  9. That I gave him.
     
  10. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    There be alienz!!!

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    Went to Daikokuya for ramen last night before heading back up north. While waiting in line, one of the waittress came running out and we saw this in the sky. Didn't know what it was at the time, but one of the most mesmerizing things that I've seen in a long time.
     
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  11. Apon

    Apon Supporting Member

    I think that is more than you brought back from MACNA.!

    As for your alien pic.....to me it looks like 2 spotlights (helicoptor?) flying over a fire at night, but can't explain all the black space around it.
     
  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    that's the spaceX launch into the space.

    Here’s my iPhone shot

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  13. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    very cool shot
     
  14. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    @Ibn what gems did you find?
     
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    @Chromis I actually want to see your stash before I post my 3rd world pickings. :p

    Let's see what you picked up!
     
  16. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    So what’s the benefit of the 360X over the current 360W? Is it $100 more just for the new form factor?
     
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    IIRC, it's supposed to be 25% brighter.
     
  18. They told me 20% brighter and a larger spread pattern, but remember they said that the upgrade to the AP700 was also 20% brighter. Also there's a new controller for them that has more functionality. My thought on both of those is -- umm,,, great. One of the reasons we buy Kessil's is they require no "functionality" since the color mix is optomized at all brightness and color settings for color growth. Also -- no one runs their Kessils on 100% so do we need 20% brighter that we won't access anyway. One last change is the size of the light. The casing is much thinner and more of a Tuna can look than a Soup can look. I
     
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  19. Raptor72

    Raptor72 Guest


    I was going to pick up one of those frag containers but remembered halfway home. Does anyone know where I can get one?[​IMG]
     

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