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DIY Food

Discussion in 'Des Moines & Ames Region' started by beckerj3, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +565 / 2 / -0
    Are you interested in some great fish/coral food? Generally we try to have a DIY food event annually. But, due to Covid we were unable to hold that event last year. So, its time to make that happen again.

    If you have never been to one, it works like this.
    1) Start with a great recipe. Check this link for the basics of everything that goes into it: DIY Food
    2) Choose a date and location: May 22nd - AM. Paul Horn's house - Ankeny, Iowa
    3) Request people commit to the number of bags of food they want - so we know how much of the ingredients to order.
    4) On the day of, we all participate in thawing, cutting, mixing, filling.... etc
    5) Generally we target for 12 - 16 oz bags. I don't know how much prices for the raw ingredients has increased. But I would initially guess that cost will be around $15/bag.

    Anyone can participate. Must be a member to purchase the food. We allow a small amount of bags to be purchased by those that cannot attend - but there is a higher cost for those bags.

    Although this is being held in the Des Moines/Ames Region - individuals from the other regions are welcome as well.

    Reply to this thread if you are interested!!

    Come and Join us!!

    @GIRS Member
     
  2. vabben GIRS Member

    10
    Tiffin, IA
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    +2 / 0 / -0
    Doesn't look like I'd be able to attend, though I'd be interested in purchasing a bag at a higher price if anyone from the Iowa City area will be attending.
     
  3. Nik Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Windsor Heights
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    +10 / 0 / -0
    I will be there and will need 3 bags.
     
  4. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +1,740 / 14 / -0
    5/22 is far enough out, it might work for me

    Plus I finally got through all my stockpile of DIY food a few months ago so I'll need about 10 bags I think minimum
     
  5. jazzybio13 MBI Breeder GIRS Member

    718
    Ames
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    +0 / 0 / -0
    We don't necessarily need any yet, as we are still getting a tank set back up, but I'll definitely be participating on the next one! :D
     
  6. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +565 / 2 / -0
    Great. Just FYI - it will likely be at least another year until the next one.
     
  7. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    484
    Marion, IA
    Ratings:
    +154 / 0 / -0
    I would like in as well i can try to make it their as well

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  8. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

    280
    Des moines
    Ratings:
    +138 / 1 / -0
    The way it's packaged and frozen it keeps well, I'm only half way through mine from last time and it's still in great shape. Don't be afraid of not using it quickly. It's good food for fish and coral and way less expensive.
     
  9. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
    Ratings:
    +425 / 1 / -0
    I don't believe I can make the event but would be interested in 4 bags at the non-attendee pricing if possible.
    Thank you
     
  10. pwfish

    pwfish Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    286
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    +38 / 0 / -0
    Will take 4 bags.
     
  11. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    484
    Marion, IA
    Ratings:
    +154 / 0 / -0
    I will take 7-8 bags and I should be able to make it

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  12. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +565 / 2 / -0
    I'll take 3 bags
     
  13. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +565 / 2 / -0
    We are 2 weeks out from the DIY food event, so we need to start getting firm counts. I need to check with Bud, but I'm guessing we need final counts by the end of the week, so that we can get the food ordered. Here's what I have so far:

    Name # bags Attend
    Nik 3 Yes
    Bud 10 Yes
    Adam 7-8 Yes
    Dave 4 No
    Paul 4 Yes
    Jeanette 3 Yes

    That's 31-32 bags

    Who else would like to participate???

    @GIRS Member
     
  14. Dave Amelon GIRS Member

    76
    Iowa City
    Ratings:
    +20 / 0 / -0
    Nothing for me.
     
  15. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    484
    Marion, IA
    Ratings:
    +154 / 0 / -0
    Yes

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  16. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
    Ratings:
    +425 / 1 / -0
    Please bump me up to 6 bags if there's going to be enough. thanks
     
  17. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +565 / 2 / -0
    OK
     

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