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Discussion in 'General Club Business' started by Coral reefer, Jan 20, 2018.
Yeah -- he seems entertaining.
I volunteer to host a tank screen building party at my house in Mountain View (or other location if folks have other suggestion). Timing: Maybe April or May when it’s less rainy/cold so we can work outside.
My thinking is this would be in line with the club’s stated mission of promoting better fish husbandry. Custom screens can be costly while do-it-yourself kits can be intimidating (I personally bought a screen kit but never put it together).
Hopefully we can get some folks to join who have successfully put together any kind of screen before, to help those learning.
I’m thinking this style screen:
I can look into budget, whether we can get bulk discounts on materials, but it would be nice if the club could subsidize the costs. We would only need a couple sets of tools (we wouldn’t each need to buy a spline tool or screen cutters).
Great idea. April looks like members swap so either combine with that or shoot for may id say.
I used that kit for my 30 X 30. Each person would have to order their own kit so they start with the proper size. If I remember right materials cost me about $40.00 and the screen took me less than 30 minutes to put together. YOu do end up with a lot of extra screen material though which I can pitch in.
Ive seen Bob Fenner 3 times and he will keep people attention. Great guy to listen too
I like the idea of separate NorthBay and SouthBay tours, it’s just too much to try to do all in one day. But since I’d want to go to both, I’d prefer if they weren’t simultaneous.
I think a real (not just virtual) swap meet of reef equipment would be a good stand-alone event. Everyone brings their stuff to sell as opposed to items already purchased. Maybe I’m just lazy, but I would rather bring a carload of my old stuff and sell in real time in a couple hours than post online with pictures, arrange payment ahead of time, answer questions via messages, etc. for months in advance.
I have a ton of old equipment sitting around precisely because I don’t want to bother to arrange selling online. I’m probably not the only one.
We have tried this. It doesn't seem to work so well.
Why not just do both? Set up an online virtual garage sale a month before a swap and then add a row of folding tables down one side of the main sitting area where people can toss old equipment with a price and their name.
Sure. Didn't say we couldn't or shouldn't. Just noting that most people didn't get rid of much when we did it before. Sounds like a good idea to me.
I vote for an April members only swap. My March calendar is filled most weekends this year, plus I have to travel to Phoenix for another organizations meeting. I am the secretary for them also.
Is BAR a member of MASNA? It looks like it's $50/year and we'd have to add MASNA/MACNA to our banners/fb pages, but in turn, they will provide up to $500 reimbursment for up to 2 MASNA speakers a year.
Could be interesting to look into?
Not being a member also appears to be an issue with Neptune Systems.
I don’t think we are. Fine by me if someone wants to make it happen...
Bump - do we have a official schedule this year?
We don’t have the members swap officially scheduled yet. We don’t have a room yet...
We will be having a bod meeting soonish to plan the members swap and solidify the rest of the years schedule (hopefully).
Been busy job hunting so haven't been on here much. But I'm down for hosting something. You guys know our space configuration.
I’d get all the tools and materials together except tank clips/holder magnets that people would need to order to fit their tank. Here is my proposal (I’d like feedback on date, time, yes or no to lunch, and BoD approval for BAR to pay for the materials, or what % to subsidize):
Build a screen top workshop proposal:
Date: Saturday, April 21, 10a-12p (lunch at 12?)
Location: Liz’s house, Mountain View (Shoreline & Hwy 101)
Rough budget: $20/person (asking for BAR to subsidize 100%)
You’d show up with your inner tank dimensions, including dimensions of any cut-outs you need for overflows, cords or pipes, and leave with a custom screen (up to 7’ long). Each person would need to buy their own mounting clips/magnets to their taste/tank dims (e.g. innovative marine clear clips, $10 for 4 at BRS: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/auqa-gadget-screen-top-suspension-clips-innovative-marine.html)
Proposal details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-1_KDo8eB4zj73hA0RhmI3gX3oVs1B6PlaQ_dShA8MQ
Wow, you are on top of things. I’d probably come but just to socialize. I’ve already got a lid.