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[Feb 24, 2018] Quad Cities Speaker Austin Lefevre (Bettendorf, IA)

Discussion in '2018' started by xroads, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

    La Porte City, IA
    +1,014 / 6 / -0
    Join us in the Quad Cities on February 24th
    The Greater Iowa Reef Society hosts a special event:

    Renowned Speaker Austin Lefevre!

    Austin will present on 2 different topics:
    1pm-2pm: Bulletproof Reefkeeping
    30-minute break
    2:30pm-3:30pm: Ditching the "Dump and Hope" approach with livestock

    Hilton Garden Inn
    959 Middle Rd, Bettendorf IA, 52722

    Admission is FREE!

    A $100 gift card to Coral Haven will be given away to attendees following each presentation
  2. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Vendor

    West Des Moines, IA
    +1,818 / 14 / -0
    Here's a short bio on Austin:

    Austin is the Director of Residential and Commerical accounts at Tenji Aquarium Design + Build based in Monterey, California. Tenji specializes in custom aquatic systems for public aquariums, residential, and commercial clients. Prior to joining Tenji last fall, Austin founded and owned Aqua Box. He has been in the aquarium industry since 2002, is known for building immaculate aquarium systems, and is recognized throughout the industry for his knowledge and understanding of marine fish breeding, care, and quarantine practices. Austin has been published in Reefs Magazine, Reefs.com, and Reef Edition Magazine. He has presented at MACNA (2016, 2017), Michigan Coral Expo (2016, 2017), and the Manhattan Reef Swap (2016).

    During his free time, he can be found diving the temperate waters around the Monterey Peninsula or tide pooling with his family. He has a soft spot for Pomacanthidae, particularly twilight zone reef dwellers. He’s been an avid SCUBA diver since the age of 12 and consistently seeks new aquatic adventures.

    And a few pics:


    IMG_20170607_145629389 (3).jpg

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  3. stew Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    Ankeny, IA
    +72 / 0 / -0
    Would love to be there but unfortunately?;) will be somewhere that's it's 80+ degrees!
  4. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
    +450 / 1 / -0
  5. Chief Reef Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids
    +123 / 0 / -0
    I won't be able to make this event :(
    is anybody thinking about recording either speech and posting it to our page?
  6. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

    La Porte City, IA
    +1,014 / 6 / -0
    unfortunately Jeremy who used to do that is no longer with the club, so probably not.
  7. Hello GIRS members!

    I am very excited to meet everyone attending Saturday's meeting! :D

    Although they have been updated since, both of the presentations on Saturday have been filmed before, so I will post the YouTube links after the meeting (to prevent spoilers for those attending) for anyone who can't make the event.
  8. Craig R.

    Craig R. New User

    +0 / 0 / -0
    Will be there
  9. Maureen Experienced Reefkeeper

    Urbandale, IA
    +329 / 0 / -0
    I would be interested in watching the YouTube videos since I was unable to make it yesterday due to the weather.
  10. Chief Reef Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids
    +123 / 0 / -0
    How did the event go? anybody learn anything new or change their reefkeeping methods in any way?
  11. Links to his talks,

  12. Maureen Experienced Reefkeeper

    Urbandale, IA
    +329 / 0 / -0
    Thanks for posting this!

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