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February 19th Skimmer Meeting

Discussion in 'Des Moines & Ames Region' started by jtesdall, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Come one come all this Thursday to discuss Skimmers. Please RSVP in here.
    Thursday February 19[sup]th[/sup] [/b]6:00 PM[/b][/b]

    Meeting – Skimmer discussion

    8665 Harbach in Clive
    I would like to discuss:
    1. how they work
    2. Diferent types and their pros and cons
    3. DIY Techniques
    As always I would greatly appreciate any input from anyone for the meeting. I am in the process of trying to determine how best to make this happen.

     
  2. gb387

    gb387 Inactive User

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    I will be there
     
  3. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    I'll be there.
    I purchased a refractometer in January, and am not sure that it has been calibrated accurately.  I've compared it with my swing arm hydrometer (which I calibrated based on instructions from the forum), and the refractometer is reading higher.  I know better than to put alot of faith in my swing arm hydrometer - which is why I would like to compare my refractometer with others.  If others could bring their refractometer and/or calibration solution to our meeting on Thursday, I would appreciate it.
     
  4. jtesdall

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    I have never calibrated my refractometer, maybe I should. ;0) I think maybe you can calibrate with RO-DI but we would want to research that, I could be wrong. Theoretically ro/di would be 0.
     
  5. Rustin

    Rustin Inactive User GIRS Member

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    I just bought a new one also. If I get it by thurs I will bring it. I will also bring my pin-point salinity tester and compare it.
     
  6. Rustin

    Rustin Inactive User GIRS Member

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    Ive got some calib fluid I'll bring it.
     
  7. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    I initially calibrated with my RO/DI water - then read the instructions again and they indicated to use distilled water.  So, I've tried that.  Not much different of a reading.  But its quite a bit lower than the swing arm (after I calibrated it).
     
  8. Wayne1

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    That's how i always calibrated mine with ro/di water, i will bring mine as well.
     
  9. jtesdall

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    Its great to see you are coming Wayne! Hey do you have some pics of your monster skimmer you can send me? That way when we are talking about your we can show pics. /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/biggrin.gif
     
  10. snowman82

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    i'll will be at this meeting i think joel, as i dont really understand how they work and still need to dial mine in, not sure how much it should be taking out and stuff, got alot of learning to do.
     
  11. Shaun

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    Well I wish I could be there. Have to work. Seriously do you have my work schedule? Ohh well please post about it so I can pick up some info on building my own skimmer, Shaun
     
  12. jtesdall

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    Glad you can make it Snowman.
    Shaun I don't know why this keeps happening. Are you going to the GIRS Kickoff meeting or the swap?
     
  13. Wayne1

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    Joel, i replied to you on RC about that. Now i can't find my usb cable to my camera to upload the photos to send to you. I will bring my camera with card in it, and we will
    see what we can do with it. Are you opposed of myself bringing a couple of cold shasta's? If you are no big deal being it is a place of your employment.
     
  14. jtesdall

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    Bring it on.
     
  15. jtesdall

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    So far we have the following attending the Skimmer meeting:
    Brandon (gb387)
    Jeanette (beckerj3)
    Austin (rustin14)
    Wayne
    Chris (nowman82)
    Cagri
    Joel (jtesdall)
    It sounds like Wayne may bring some suds, does anyone have any other requests for some drinks?
     
  16. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I'll be there as well.
     
  17. jtesdall

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    Awesome Chris, 8 people thus far. I hope everyone is able to make it. If anyone has an old or new skimmer laying around bring it as a prop. My new DIY isn't far enough along to bring so I will just have an empty water bottle.
    Brandon (gb387)
    Jeanette (beckerj3)
    Austin (rustin14)
    Wayne
    Chris (nowman82)
    Cagri
    Joel (jtesdall)
    Chris (tibbs2)
     
  18. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Looks like we will have a good turnout.  I'll bring some treats.
     
  19. snowman82

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    if anyone is bored before hand i will be stopping by iowa pet foods and aquatics before hand just to look and see what they have in, and i need some snails anyways so i'm bringing a cooler :) but i should be there around 5ish if you want my number is 641-891-6465 i feel safe posting it on here....just dont tell the telemarketers its here :)
     
  20. Wayne1

    Wayne1 Inactive User

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    Got an old cpr sr4 skimmer that works. I can bring that if you like.
     

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