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[Aug 6, 2022] CANCELLED: Hot Iowa Summer Reefing (Turbo's Aquatics Workshop, Grimes, IA)

Discussion in 'Events & Fests' started by Bud, Jun 16, 2022.

CANCELLED: Hot Iowa Summer Reefing
Posted By Bud

Turbo's Aquatics Workshop, Grimes, IA
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 10:00 AM
(ends Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 02:00 PM)
Timezone: America/Chicago

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  1. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    *** CANCELLED **
    UPDATED 8/3


    I'll leave the original post as-is below, however per my post today in this thread, this event is cancelled due to lack of interest. Sorry!

    I'm going to host an event at my workshop in Grimes on Saturday August 6th. I've got about 1500 SF of conditioned display-floor space that I can clear out (mostly into the other half of the space). So, why not?

    Address/map is in the 2nd post. Time will be 10am - 2pm (or whenever)

    This will not be an "official" GIRS event - this is just mine so I'm going to keep this pretty simple. Small scale, old fashioned get-together.

    Here's the event description as listed in the FB Event (created on 7/28):

    Hot Iowa Summer Reefing

    Free Admission & open to all Saltwater aquarium people! Or anyone else that wants to attend...

    I'm opening up my workshop (Turbo's Aquatics) in Grimes for an old-fashioned get-together.

    The building is located on the SW corner of S 17th St and SE Miehe Dr in Grimes, across from the DOT Maintenance Garage & next to Regal Plastics. My space is on the east end/corner of the building.

    Spaces/tables will be open to local/Iowa hobbyists and vendors. The only cost that I would need to cover is for rented tables. If you bring your own table, no charge! I will have 1500-2000 SF of space available.

    I can do night before and early morning setup on request (contact me). It's going to be hot & sunny, but my shop is very well temperature controlled so that's not a problem.

    You can:
    - Bring a small tank for a few frags
    - Bring frags in cups or bags
    - Go full-send & bring a packed frag tank setup
    - Bring used/unwanted equipment & supplies to sell
    - Meet up with someone in the parking lot
    - BYO drinks & food and just hang out

    I'll set up a "community tank" with temperature controlled tap water for keeping bags/cups with frags/fish for people who only have a few things to bring, or if you're meeting up with someone for a pre-arranged transaction.

    There's plenty of parking at the building, and it's just off the main road so there is plenty of street parking as well.

    If you're interested in a table/space, shoot me a DM.

    If you are planning on attending, please post!

    Share on your personal timeline or in your groups!

    Also I have posted this in various local/Iowa FB groups

    Greater Iowa Reef Society | Facebook
    Waterloo Cedar Falls region Greater Iowa Reef Society | Facebook
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    Greater Iowa Reef Society (QC Region) | Facebook
    Greater Iowa Reef Society (Iowa City/Cedar Rapids) Region | Facebook
    Iowa Marine Aquarium Association | Facebook
    Log into Facebook
    Midwest Aquatic Hobbyist | Facebook
    Log into Facebook
    Midwest Saltwater Community | Facebook
    Iowa Salt Hobbyists | Facebook
    Aquariology | Facebook
     
  2. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    The address of my workshop in Grimes is:

    1820 SE Miehe Dr
    Unit A (East end of building)
    Grimes, IA 50111

    Here's the overall map, it's just a few blocks east of Highway 141 (near the Kum & Go, halfway between 80/35 Rider Corner & the main Grimes exit)


    HISR Area Map.png


    Here's a detailed map of my shop location


    HISR Location.png
     
  3. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    Well, things pretty much went completely nuts right after I posted this event!! I had a planned vacation for the first 10 days of July, then in the week after I posted this I got 4 projects, 2 investigations, 5 scrubber orders, and a slew of ATO orders...among other things.

    I never got around to posting a FB event or sending out a mass email, etc. So I have not been contacted by anyone who has said they want a table or are even interested in attending.

    I'd still like to have an event, and this date is still good for me...
     
  4. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    Just posted this on FB

    Greater Iowa Reef Society | Facebook

    I posted up an event for 7/23 about a month ago, but then things got crazy on my end (slammed with work, then 10 days fully disconnected from the world pretty much) so I didn't get it posted on FB.

    I haven't had anyone contact me saying they are interested in a table.

    I'm still 100% game for doing it, even if it ends up being only hobbyists bringing frags in a bag or used equipment, etc...whatever

    ...so...who would come? Who would bring a tank of frags? Who would bring frags in bags? Who would bring some used equipment to sell? Who would just come to hang out and chill?
     
  5. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

    288
    Des moines
    Ratings:
    +144 / 1 / -0
    I was planning on attending. I might have some small Kessils to peddle.
    ...plus I'd like to see your operation.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2022
  6. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    Updated 1st post
     
  7. Dave Amelon GIRS Member

    105
    Iowa City
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0 / -0
    I have it down on my calendar and plan on attending.
     
  8. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    FYI, I'm going to push this event a week or two. There is some interest but if I was locked into this coming weekend, I'd just cancel it.

    I'm going to push this off to 8/6 to allow enough time for getting the word out properly.

    Sorry for the flip flopping.
     
  9. Dave Amelon GIRS Member

    105
    Iowa City
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0 / -0
    Ok, I will not be able to attend. Thanks
     
  10. stew Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    519
    Ankeny, IA
    Ratings:
    +72 / 0 / -0
    I plan to be there as an attendee.
     
  11. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +595 / 2 / -0
    I've got a bunch of frags and would be able to make it.
     
  12. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    Created a FB event and posted in several groups, please share!

    Hot Iowa Summer Reefing

    Here are the details as posted in the "About" section of the FB Event (I'll update the event details on this thread as well)

    Free Admission & open to all Saltwater aquarium people! Or anyone else that wants to attend...

    I'm opening up my workshop (Turbo's Aquatics) in Grimes for an old-fashioned get-together.

    The building is located on the SW corner of S 17th St and SE Miehe Dr in Grimes, across from the DOT Maintenance Garage & next to Regal Plastics. My space is on the east end/corner of the building.

    Spaces/tables will be open to local/Iowa hobbyists and vendors. The only cost that I would need to cover is for rented tables. If you bring your own table, no charge! I will have 1500-2000 SF of space available.

    I can do night before and early morning setup on request (contact me). It's going to be hot & sunny, but my shop is very well temperature controlled so that's not a problem.

    You can:
    - Bring a small tank for a few frags
    - Bring frags in cups or bags
    - Go full-send & bring a packed frag tank setup
    - Bring used/unwanted equipment & supplies to sell
    - Meet up with someone in the parking lot
    - BYO drinks & food and just hang out

    I'll set up a "community tank" with temperature controlled tap water for keeping bags/cups with frags/fish for people who only have a few things to bring, or if you're meeting up with someone for a pre-arranged transaction.

    There's plenty of parking at the building, and it's just off the main road so there is plenty of street parking as well.

    If you're interested in a table/space, shoot me a DM.

    If you are planning on attending, please post!

    Share on your personal timeline or in your groups!
     
  13. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    Well, with 3 days to go until this event, only @beckerj3@beckerj3 has expressed interest in bringing frags and @Waterrat41@Waterrat41 in bringing equipment to sell. On the FB event page, only 3 are "going" and 8 "interested". But if there's not much buying/trading/etc going on, I can't see many people attending.

    I'm still up for hosting an event like this at my shop, but I'm thinking that pushing it off into the fall during the more "normal" time frame for events

    If you were going to come - sorry!! There'll be another time for sure

    That all being said, Jeanette said that if anyone wants some of her frags or just wants to see her tanks (which are really beautiful), she will be there from 11am - 1pm on Saturday, kind of like an open house!
     
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  14. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

    288
    Des moines
    Ratings:
    +144 / 1 / -0
    That's a bummer Bud!
     
  15. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,770 / 14 / -0
    Yup, but the positive side is that I'll have the whole shop to myself by the time the fall event rolls around.
     

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