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Mockery
01-04-2010, 4:50 PM
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The ARC Tour of Tanks will be held on January 30 beginning at 9 AM.

We will meet at Optimum Aquarium on Barrett Parkway at 9 am and tentatively leave by 9:30. From there we will visit five members tanks, we will also be stopping at 3 sponsors and have a break for lunch. Each stop will be about 30 min, so that we will be able to see every tank and sponsor.

The days itinerary will be as followed:
Mockery
Johnr2604
LilRobb
Lunch (Chic fil a or other near by fast food)
Kelloggreef
Sponsor stop: Creations Reef
James S
Sponsor stop: Imagine Ocean
Sponsor stop: Optimum Aquarium

Any question feel free to post or PM me.

Look forward to seeing everyone on the 30th.

Curator
01-04-2010, 4:52 PM
Nice work organizing this...thanks!

Simon.Kruger
01-04-2010, 5:03 PM
count me in as well.

MarkL
01-04-2010, 5:04 PM
Im going this time

johnr2604
01-04-2010, 5:16 PM
If you havn't done one of these yet, they are fun. Great time to hang out with other reefers plus you get to see a multitude of different setups. I have seen some of the systems and they are great, I'm excited to see the others.

justindville1987
01-04-2010, 5:23 PM
I would like to buddy ride with someone if they don't mind, my truck is out of commission.

Amberjack
01-04-2010, 5:26 PM
Thanks for organizing this, sounds really good. :up:

I'm looking forward to the tour on my side of town.

johnr2604
01-04-2010, 5:32 PM
Thanks for organizing this, sounds really good. :up:

I'm looking forward to the tour on my side of town.You know, there is nothing keeping from attending this one Micheal. :up:

Amberjack
01-04-2010, 6:56 PM
You know, there is nothing keeping from attending this one Micheal. :up:


Afraid so, I'm working. Gotta let Ansley represent.

Seein' your setup would be worth it though. There'll be something good over this way.

twocute2b4u
01-04-2010, 7:46 PM
I was on the TOT's last year and absolutely loved it. Like many have said, if you have not been on one, this is a can't miss event.

gnashty
01-04-2010, 7:52 PM
I would LOVE to be included in this - I can drive and hold 3. PLEASE PUT ME DOWN.:yay:

theplantman
01-04-2010, 7:54 PM
Hopefully we can be there.

atreyu917
01-04-2010, 8:08 PM
Not sure if I'm off work yet. Wish my tank could have been included but like I said I dunno of I'm even off

wannareef
01-04-2010, 8:14 PM
We will be there! :yes:

Mockery
01-04-2010, 8:14 PM
Glad to see this is getting such a great response.

If you are interested in attending please post so that we can get a head count.

Also like posted above please post if you are will to drive other people and how many your car can seat.

donn3057
01-04-2010, 8:33 PM
I will be there.

Keithb
01-04-2010, 9:34 PM
I want to go may have to car pool, any one wanna let me tag-a-long?

gnashty
01-04-2010, 9:40 PM
I want to go may have to car pool, any one wanna let me tag-a-long?

If you can get up this way - you can ride with me all day from optimum and back. Cant make a trip to Stone Mountain though :)

I have room for 3 total if anyone else is interested..

blu_devl_06
01-04-2010, 9:42 PM
What an awesome day!!!! I wish I didn't have to work Saturday's!!! You guys are gonna see some great tanks, and visit some really cool sponsor stores!! I am soooo jealous...:sad:

Keithb
01-04-2010, 9:45 PM
If you can get up this way - you can ride with me all day from optimum and back. Cant make a trip to Stone Mountain though :)

I have room for 3 total if anyone else is interested..
okay :-) i can see your tank too. eh?

rsjoiner
01-04-2010, 9:46 PM
I will certainly be there! Always great to see other peoples works of art.

AndyMan
01-04-2010, 9:49 PM
With that many sponsor's I have a feeling that there may not be many making it all the way to Optimum as the final stop... I for one will be keeping my eyes open for a "deal" and if it's alive, I'll be running straight home to get it acclimated! (LUCKILY all 3 of these sponsors are my local ones

gnashty
01-04-2010, 9:51 PM
okay :-) i can see your tank too. eh?

Im not on the tour but afterwards...SURE i guess..its a poor mans tank, nothing special........YET!!

Rockdog
01-04-2010, 9:55 PM
I was on the TOT's last year and absolutely loved it. Like many have said, if you have not been on one, this is a can't miss event.


going on this one? Karson and I would love to join you, or you and C could join us!

Keithb
01-04-2010, 9:55 PM
ekks I am afraid I will see a deal and buy on impluse lol

twocute2b4u
01-04-2010, 10:16 PM
going on this one? Karson and I would love to join you, or you and C could join us!

That would be awesome, we will be going. Wanna do like we did last time? I'm more then happy to drive :yay:

Rockdog
01-04-2010, 11:23 PM
10-4 will be in touch...

Lilbluelude
01-05-2010, 12:43 AM
This sounds exciting... A bit of a drive, but Ive come further for less... Ill be sure to add this event to my list and see what I can do about attending.

Hackman72
01-05-2010, 12:48 AM
ekks I am afraid I will see a deal and buy on impluse lol

I'll hold your wallet for you...:D...it's ok really, I don't mind a bit

Keithb
01-05-2010, 8:04 AM
I'll hold your wallet for you...:D...it's ok really, I don't mind a bit
I bet you would

Corigan
01-05-2010, 8:19 AM
I plan on attending the tour. Should be a good time. I would show my tank but the lights really don't come on until 8 at night and everything isn't fully open until around 9.

kday25
01-05-2010, 12:01 PM
I think this will be awesome....Id love to join. good way for me to meet some people....I haven't been to any meetings in a while (no excuse), but i plan to attend the meeting next week. Thank you for setting this up....i love this club!

Dakota9
01-05-2010, 2:23 PM
I plan on attending the tour. Should be a good time. I would show my tank but the lights really don't come on until 8 at night and everything isn't fully open until around 9.


Add some Jello-shots and Techno and you could be the Crown Jewel of the Tots!

Corigan
01-05-2010, 9:50 PM
Add some Jello-shots and Techno and you could be the Crown Jewel of the Tots!LOL, no thanks.. :D

Smoothie
01-06-2010, 2:01 AM
Someone please post pics of this (stores included) to rub it in my face while I am at work

WT*JayJay
01-06-2010, 10:58 AM
this sounds really cool! ill be there! but do we really have to stop at 3 stores?.. my credit card is getting close to maxed out :p

Keithb
01-06-2010, 11:01 AM
push a car payment or 2 back. Haha j/k:lol2:
this sounds really cool! ill be there! but do we really have to stop at 3 stores?.. my credit card is getting close to maxed out :p

johnr2604
01-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Someone please post pics of this (stores included) to rub it in my face while I am at workColin took lots of pictures last year. I'm sure he will do the same this time around.

toeside
01-07-2010, 2:13 PM
I'm still kicking myself for missing TOT last year... won't miss this year! Count me in...

photongreen
01-07-2010, 2:47 PM
Im definitely doing this sounds like fun i can pick up others close by if they need a ride.

fishgardener
01-08-2010, 7:01 PM
count me in. I been to a few TOT and loved it.

cr500_af
01-08-2010, 7:11 PM
Hope you guys have a blast!

twistoflime
01-08-2010, 7:35 PM
I should beable to make it :)

panzermensch
01-08-2010, 9:58 PM
I'm in!

Mr Difficult
01-10-2010, 12:57 PM
I may go with you guys But will not go inside Creation or have any part of them due to a issue with that place sorry if I posted something wrong just the way I feel and should be able to express my feelings.

Midas
01-13-2010, 7:13 PM
My son and I will join, and we can fit 2 more in our vehicle - looking forward to it!

Atlanta Aquarium
01-13-2010, 7:48 PM
Man, I'm itching to join the TOT but my display tank is not ready yet!!!! That frag tank is about ready but the display isn't yet. Hadn't been for the crash over the summer, I would have join in the fun. When is the next TOT?

justindville1987
01-13-2010, 7:55 PM
My son and I will join, and we can fit 2 more in our vehicle - looking forward to it!
I'm looking to ride with someone if you don't mind

Mockery
01-14-2010, 12:41 AM
Rit the next TOT will be in April or May. It has yet to be determined.

Were about 2 weeks away. Hope everyone will come out and enjoy.

photongreen
01-14-2010, 1:56 AM
I will be able to pick up other members as i got lost going to the January meeting and would help if someone rode with me that knew the area.

BASSCYN
01-14-2010, 7:40 AM
This will be my first one! Something always comes up...but I have cleared the date!!!

Hey, I assume there will be a specific route.
Got maps for everyone or something?
Might be hard for this many vehicles to coordinate a convoy.

How does this work??

Mockery
01-14-2010, 8:19 AM
We are going to conyo to everything. I'm hoping that we can ride with other people and we can take as few cars as possible.

I will have maps to handout.

ctec377
01-14-2010, 1:31 PM
With any luck, I'll be there! Was a good to meet a few folks at the meeting a couple days ago - would be good to meet a few more... and would love to see other tanks!

gwen

DrNecropolis
01-14-2010, 2:17 PM
I think jamie and myself will be joining you guys.. We can fit another 4 people in with us..

Mockery
01-14-2010, 2:37 PM
I think jamie and myself will be joining you guys.. We can fit another 4 people in with us..

Mind if I ride with you guys if you do make it??

DrNecropolis
01-14-2010, 2:40 PM
Sure.. I'll let ya know closer to time..

Curator
01-14-2010, 4:41 PM
I'm in. Is anyone from the Buckhead area going?

atreyu917
01-14-2010, 8:31 PM
Ans, I'll ride with you and the wifey! I should be able to go!

Curator
01-15-2010, 1:38 PM
Will any of the three stores we are going to be having specials?

Atlanta Aquarium
01-15-2010, 10:43 PM
Ok, ok. This looks like it's going to be too much fun. I can't miss out on this. I'm not ready but I want in anyway if it's not too late to join.

DrNecropolis
01-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Ans, I'll ride with you and the wifey! I should be able to go!
Good deal...


So far it will be
Jamie
Me
John
Colin
Kelsey

One more spot open..

atreyu917
01-16-2010, 12:22 AM
Omg party in Dr N's car! Ha ha

Tuckdaway
01-16-2010, 12:26 AM
This will be great...sorry I am going to miss it. I will be out of town. Hopefully I can be a stop on the next one. Great idea.

jt955
01-16-2010, 3:41 PM
is anyone from the southside planning on going that either wants a ride or wants a passenger?

ctec377
01-16-2010, 5:08 PM
I'm in Tyrone - about a mile off of 74 and Palmetto/Tyrone rd. I am planning on going and will have room for folks if they want a lift.

jt955
01-16-2010, 5:52 PM
I'm in Tyrone - about a mile off of 74 and Palmetto/Tyrone rd. I am planning on going and will have room for folks if they want a lift.


sounds great i am right down the road.

LilRobb
01-16-2010, 6:04 PM
Hey Gwen,

I'm a stop on the tour - can you bring that socket, please?!

Thanks, Robb

Dave Green
01-16-2010, 7:51 PM
If I'm not in Seattle that weekend, then I'll probably make it for this one!

Rockdog
01-16-2010, 11:17 PM
Rob,
I'll try and remember to bring the fixture I have too!!!

Keithb
01-17-2010, 12:09 AM
who am I riding with again?

wannareef
01-17-2010, 12:18 AM
If anyone wants to ride along with us just let us know. We live in Buford, off of Buford Dam Rd.

twocute2b4u
01-17-2010, 12:24 AM
I will either be driving with my roommate, Rockdog (Jason) and his son or my roommate and I will be riding with Jason. If I am driving I have two more seats in the back of the pacifica. So if anyone in this area (Lawrenceville) would like to ride with us, you are more than welcome to.

Denise

phatphong
01-17-2010, 12:59 AM
Can non-member go?

Smoothie
01-17-2010, 1:15 AM
Can non-member go?
Please do

Son of Adam
01-18-2010, 8:12 AM
I will be going!:yay:

I have a large Nissan Titan sits 5 good all day, 6 if you don't smell funny.:thumbs:

Son of Adam
01-18-2010, 8:36 AM
Can I bring a dvd reorder? Is it cool with all involved to be posted in here on a short movie of the tour?

jt955
01-18-2010, 1:34 PM
Can I bring a dvd reorder? Is it cool with all involved to be posted in here on a short movie of the tour?
as long as i am portrayed as the sexiest man alive its cool with me:D

Dave Green
01-23-2010, 10:09 AM
Can someone going on the tour give me their cellphone number? I need to drop my daughter off for a girl scouts trip at 10am.

Mockery
01-23-2010, 3:40 PM
Ok one week till the tour! Hope everyone is excited!

Rockdog
01-23-2010, 5:24 PM
I am I am!!

Dakota9
01-23-2010, 5:58 PM
I'm going to ask for a schedule switch for next week so I can attend the whole tour, otherwise, I'll have to join up in the middle.

I'll massage Denise and ask her for her's incase I have to join in somewhere in the middle of the tour.

atreyu917
01-23-2010, 7:30 PM
I'm really excited! First ARC function in months I can actually attend!

BASSCYN
01-25-2010, 7:50 AM
I'm going to ask for a schedule switch for next week so I can attend the whole tour, otherwise, I'll have to join up in the middle.

I'll massage Denise and ask her for her's incase I have to join in somewhere in the middle of the tour.


I'm sure a good massage will persude her? :doh:

wannareef
01-25-2010, 12:09 PM
Yay, it's almost here!!! Again, if anyone wants to ride with us just let us know. We are in Buford, kind of right between Buford and Cumming, near Buford Dam Rd.

twocute2b4u
01-25-2010, 2:01 PM
Looks like we have a big crew going on this TOT - this will be awesome. Cindy and I are putting the pooches in doggie daycare for the day so we don't have to worry about getting back early to let them out :-)

Mockery
01-26-2010, 8:45 PM
Ok 4 more days! Hope everyone is excited!

James S.
01-27-2010, 7:07 AM
Now that it is getting close Im wondering how many people are planning on coming out? Im in for sure...

Rockdog
01-27-2010, 7:46 AM
my son and I are in...

LilRobb
01-27-2010, 10:00 AM
I will be one of the "stops", but as of right now it doesn't look I can make the whole tour.
Too much work left to make the tank room somewhat presentable... LOL

Son of Adam
01-27-2010, 1:10 PM
I have not been on a tour of tanks yet.......

How do you get that many cars to all locations without loosing folks at a stop light? Can we get a list of addresses we will stop at in case I get left behind? That way I can GPS stuff.

Thanks
Scott.

jt955
01-27-2010, 1:15 PM
what we need is a gypsy wagon

Mockery
01-27-2010, 1:51 PM
I have not been on a tour of tanks yet.......

How do you get that many cars to all locations without loosing folks at a stop light? Can we get a list of addresses we will stop at in case I get left behind? That way I can GPS stuff.

Thanks
Scott.

Well I'm hoping a lot of people will ride together. I will also be give out maps to the drivers.

johnr2604
01-27-2010, 1:55 PM
So, how many people are we expecting ?

Dakota9
01-27-2010, 2:00 PM
Is anyone coming up from the southside that I can ride with? A friend will need my car that day to go to work. I may end up sitting this one out......

Mockery
01-27-2010, 2:03 PM
So, how many people are we expecting ?

I'm thinking 10-20. Should be a good turnout!

johnr2604
01-27-2010, 2:04 PM
I'm thinking 10-20. Should be a good turnout!Nice :up:

JennM
01-27-2010, 3:34 PM
Numbers would be good - not sure what kind of stampede to expect...

Jenn

Mockery
01-27-2010, 3:49 PM
Numbers would be good - not sure what kind of stampede to expect...

Jenn

Jenn, I'd be happy to call ahead of time with the number of people we have with us.

Also if your thinking off attending please post and say. So we could get an approximate head count.

twocute2b4u
01-27-2010, 4:43 PM
I have not been on a tour of tanks yet.......

How do you get that many cars to all locations without loosing folks at a stop light? Can we get a list of addresses we will stop at in case I get left behind? That way I can GPS stuff.

Thanks
Scott.

I've been on one previous ToT's and when we all meet, the organizer will hand out a list of stops and addresses.

I will be there as well along with my roommate.

Son of Adam
01-27-2010, 4:44 PM
Well I'm hoping a lot of people will ride together. I will also be give out maps to the drivers.

Thank you for the map prep in advance!

Is anyone coming up from the southside that I can ride with? A friend will need my car that day to go to work. I may end up sitting this one out......

You are a good friend!

BASSCYN
01-27-2010, 5:21 PM
I will be going with my son. This is the first tour we have been able to attend. Been looking forward to it all month.

However, it doesnt look like I will be able to offer a ride to anyone.
Depending on time frame...we may not be able to complete the tour and make the final stops.

Midas
01-27-2010, 5:36 PM
My son and I, plus 3 other reefers are going - 5 total.
First tour for most or perhaps all of us.
Looking forward to it!

Mockery
01-27-2010, 6:19 PM
If your going please post in this thread here (http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=38457). We are trying to get an approximate head count as to the number of attendees.

JennM
01-27-2010, 6:21 PM
Thanks, Colin. I'll keep an eye on the attendance thread.

Jenn

blu_devl_06
01-27-2010, 6:49 PM
Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to make it. I have to have my new product ready for a trade show, and this demands that I field test it this weekend, so I will be fishing all weekend....:sad:

Dave Green
01-27-2010, 8:07 PM
My deepest sympathies on the occasion of a weekend spent fishing, Cliff...

...from the heart of my bottom

weaglereefer
01-27-2010, 8:09 PM
Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to make it. I have to have my new product ready for a trade show, and this demands that I field test it this weekend, so I will be fishing all weekend....:sad:


They already make a pocket fisherman, Cliff.

johnr2604
01-27-2010, 8:33 PM
:lol2:They already make a pocket fisherman, Cliff.

blu_devl_06
01-27-2010, 9:01 PM
Thanks for the love and support.....gentlemen!! Yes, fishing is my highest passion, closely followed by reefing, so it is fitting to be doing this....

justindville1987
01-27-2010, 9:22 PM
Are any of the sponcers going to have any sales going on for the event?

gnashty
01-29-2010, 7:59 AM
Calling for some winter weather just north of the Tour area tomorrow, whats the possibility of a cancellation? Im going but if it gets cancelled I would like to know before I go to bed tonight....

no sense waking up early on a saturday for nothing :D

JennM
01-29-2010, 8:07 AM
Are any of the sponcers going to have any sales going on for the event?

Possibly ;) What are you looking for?

BASSCYN
01-29-2010, 9:15 AM
Calling for some winter weather just north of the Tour area tomorrow, whats the possibility of a cancellation? Im going but if it gets cancelled I would like to know before I go to bed tonight....

no sense waking up early on a saturday for nothing :D


True dat!
VERY questionable weather moving in.


Another disturbing smiley
:deadhorse:

James S.
01-29-2010, 9:28 AM
Possibly ;) What are you looking for?

Salinity Salt for $40 a bucket!!! :D

JennM
01-29-2010, 9:38 AM
Good luck with that. I can't buy it for that. I sold out of Salinity in just under 3 hours... more coming next week.

I do have Seachem Reef salt in stock...

Jenn

wannareef
01-29-2010, 12:50 PM
Not only is the weather looking bad, but Mary has a very bad cold, so it is doubtful we will make it because of both counts.

twocute2b4u
01-29-2010, 12:54 PM
Not only is the weather looking bad, but Mary has a very bad cold, so it is doubtful we will make it because of both counts.

That is sad - I was looking forward to seeing the two of you again tomorrow. I am wondering the same thing though - whether the weather will cancel our outing. :sad:

Son of Adam
01-29-2010, 1:02 PM
Make it next Sat. ?:up:

Then put me on the tour list and all come to see my 200 Gal Marineland deep dimension reef? I am in Austell area.

If that is interesting and can be added I am game.

Mockery
01-29-2010, 1:24 PM
As of right now the TOT is on. I'm looking at couple different models right now and all it looks like is some rain and cold temps.

I will keep everyone updated with what the plan is and will let everyone know if that plan changes.

DrNecropolis
01-29-2010, 1:26 PM
Just a chance of rain and being cold.. Nothing to worry about.. Its the old Georgia thing.. "There is a 1 in 100000 chance it MIGHT sleet, RUN AND BUY ALL THE BREAD AND MILK!!!"

LOL..

Come on guys.. Colin and all the stops have went out of their way to make sure this goes as smooth as possible..

wannareef
01-29-2010, 1:26 PM
That is sad - I was looking forward to seeing the two of you again tomorrow. I am wondering the same thing though - whether the weather will cancel our outing. :sad:

We were looking forward to seeing you too!! :sad:

blu_devl_06
01-29-2010, 1:35 PM
Guys, the ice will be far to our North!! and the rain will be over by 9:30 or so...

jt955
01-29-2010, 4:59 PM
cold and sleet!!!!!!! we are all gonna die!!!!!:D

Blue Water
01-29-2010, 8:58 PM
I am in! This sounds great.

Mockery
01-30-2010, 8:02 PM
Thanks to everyone who came out today! Just got home few minutes ago! Personally I had a blast! Great tanks, people and sponsors!

ctec377
01-30-2010, 8:29 PM
me too... great tanks, nice folks and great cookies!!!

Thanks to all,
gwen

johnr2604
01-30-2010, 8:40 PM
Had a lot of fun Mockery, Thanks. We had a huge turnout.

JennM
01-30-2010, 8:57 PM
Thanks to all who stopped in at the end. I know it was a long day for all of you but it sounds like everybody had a great time.

Hats off to Colin for bringing it all together - JOB WELL DONE!

Jenn

twocute2b4u
01-30-2010, 9:35 PM
Cindy and I had a really good time as well!!! I personally had a really good time with everyone! Colin - Thank you so much for putting together an outstanding ToT's!!!

AndrewG
01-30-2010, 9:46 PM
Wish my daughter and i could have gotten there earlier but were blown away by the tanks we saw. Thanks for having us.

James S.
01-30-2010, 9:57 PM
Great Job Colin! Enjoyed it..

LilRobb
01-30-2010, 9:58 PM
Sorry for my "tank" display - obviously didn't quite make my own timeframe...
Hope the cookies made up for the "mess" you had to see...

Robb

DrNecropolis
01-30-2010, 10:00 PM
Good work Colin.. You never cease to amaze me.. Had a blast guys!!

Corigan
01-30-2010, 10:32 PM
I showed up late as expected as I was helping a club member in need with a frag pack.

I got to john's house as everyone was leaving so then drove to Robb's. Nice looking stuff and that build is going to be amazing. I hope when it is all done I can come on over and check it out.

I then apparent went to the wrong chick-fil-a as I went to the one down by Darren's house near Mars Hill and Cobb Parkway. So then I drove to Kellog Reef's place but the wife called with an emergency so I had to split. Luckily everything is ok.

I had a great time with the brief moment I was there chatting with everyone. I look forward to the next one.

Dave Green
01-31-2010, 8:46 AM
That was fun... I had to split at Kellogg's between parking and "daddy duty."

Rockdog
01-31-2010, 8:59 AM
Had fun everyone!! Sorry for the scenic roots!

Jason

Dave Green
01-31-2010, 10:15 AM
Hey, Colin... who was the long-haired guy who does metalwork? I want to see his stuff and I think I know a couple guys to introduce him to who may be able to open a couple doors for him.

DrNecropolis
01-31-2010, 10:34 AM
That would be Scott (Son of Adam)
I think the name of it is Creative Metals..

johnr2604
01-31-2010, 12:57 PM
That would be Scott (Son of Adam)
I think the name of it is Creative Metals..Yep, Scotts work is amazing