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LilRobb
03-02-2010, 7:20 PM
Better late than never!

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9692/marcwithsump.jpg

After some logistical nightmares and special help from our treasurer Simon - we are happy to announce the MARCH Meeting.
We have a very special guest for this who is also host of the popular "Pod Cast" show, Reefcast (http://www.reefcast.com/).

Our special guest has made sure that you know the difference between a Scypha sponge and sphaeromatid isopods on his Critter ID (http://www.melevsreef.com/id/index.html)pages that we reference so often here on our forums.

Our guest is also the first person many of us turn to when we want to jump into a DIY project and get some great ideas. If you do not already know, you might have guessed, our guest this month is none other then Marc Levenson from Melevsreef (http://www.melevsreef.com/index.html).

As of lately he has also started a new webproject that he will be presenting during our meeting - stay tuned, more to come soon!


We asked Marc to talk about his absolute specialty, Sump Design this year, noticing that many of our members and guests here have questions when upgrading.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 9th, starting at 7:00pm.
The location for this month (as usual) will be at Steve Shindell's office.

And just the usual reminder - we are guests at this medical office complex, please absolutely NO SMOKING in or around the building!

Directions to Steve Shindell's office building -

From I-75 South-bound:
Take Exit #255, West Paces Ferry and Northside Parkway. Turn left off the exit ramp. You will pass under I-75. Turn right at the first light onto Northside Parkway. Go to the second light, and turn right on Howell Mill Road. Go up the hill, and turn left on the first street, Downwood Circle. Go straight on Downwood Circle into the parking deck (all the way down the road). The building will be on your left.

From I-75 North-bound:
Take Exit #255, West Paces Ferry and Northside Parkway. Turn right off the exit onto Northside Parkway. Take an immediate right onto Howell Mill Road. Go up the hill, and turn left on the first street, Downwood Circle. Go straight on Downwood Circle into the parking deck (all the way down the road). The building will be on your left.


3200 Downwood Cir Nw
Atlanta, GA 30327

Or MapQuest directions can be found here (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=%5b3100%2d3274%5d%20Downwood%20Cir %20Nw&city=Atlanta&state=GA&zipcode=30327&country=US&title=%3cb%3e%5b3100%2d3274%5d%20Downwood%20Cir%20 Nw%3c%2fb%3e%3cbr%20%2f%3e%20Atlanta%2c%20GA%20303 27%2c%20%20US&cid=lfmaplink2&name=).


We hope to see many of you at this milestone meeting with Marc, as usual, frag trading and dry good swaps are encouraged - but please keep silent during Marc's presentation, we want to see him back here soon!

Thanks to Brandon whom I adapted this text from.

blu_devl_06
03-02-2010, 7:30 PM
Awe man!!! This is going to be one AWESOME meeting!! I can't wait!! I WILL definitely be there!!!!:D:D:D Thanks guys for working so hard to get this awesome speaker set up!!!:up:

Hackman72
03-02-2010, 7:32 PM
You've outdone yourself on this one. Excellent!!

johnr2604
03-02-2010, 7:33 PM
This will be great. I know Mark's site is the one I always go to when I have questions about something.

Smoothie
03-02-2010, 7:37 PM
Sweet! See you guys there

Mockery
03-02-2010, 7:43 PM
Sweet! See you guys there

Sweet man can't wait to meet you in person!

And nice job Robb and the BOD for putting this together.

coolsurf
03-02-2010, 7:45 PM
Very cool. Looking forward to it.

Ralph ATL
03-02-2010, 8:06 PM
WOW! nice! great job!

twocute2b4u
03-02-2010, 8:21 PM
BOD, Simon and Robb, thank you so much for making this happen. I am sure that it was not easy. I have to say that you may have outdone yourself so much that we may have a larger turn out then the February frag meeting :thumbs:

You guys rock! :grouphug:

Kirru
03-02-2010, 8:25 PM
I wonder if you could build me a sump as a demonstration to the club lol that would be cool.. definitely wont be missing this.

Hackman72
03-02-2010, 8:32 PM
I wonder if you could build me a sump as a demonstration to the club lol that would be cool.. definitely wont be missing this.

WOW...that would be very generous of you...to let them build you a sump lol wish I'd thought of that.

Kirru
03-02-2010, 9:20 PM
haha hackman, yea that would be great, I am about to redo my sump tho if I could get one built the way I want to redo my sump as that would be even better lol but its all hopes and dreams.. tho i can't wait to meet Marc, that would be awesome in and of itself.

Smoothie
03-02-2010, 9:25 PM
Also be sure to check out Marc's new site reefaddicts.
It is just taking off, but already has a spot for arc members along with many many other reefers

Hackman72
03-02-2010, 9:28 PM
haha hackman, yea that would be great, I am about to redo my sump tho if I could get one built the way I want to redo my sump as that would be even better lol but its all hopes and dreams.. tho i can't wait to meet Marc, that would be awesome in and of itself.

in all seriousness, might check with Rob or Ans about getting a short spot on sump building since we use his site so much just for that and bring your stuff along...couldn't hurt to ask anyway

Amberjack
03-02-2010, 10:33 PM
Sorry guys, we can't allow people to start building sumps in that office building.

Take good notes

downtime89
03-02-2010, 10:57 PM
I so wish i could make this meeting! But i am tied in at work :(.

AndyMan
03-03-2010, 7:07 AM
I'm definitely there for this one!

Atlanta Aquarium
03-03-2010, 9:20 AM
Going to be awesome!!!

LukeStimp
03-03-2010, 9:23 AM
I've been an ARC member for 3 years or so. Never been to a single meeting, not even the yearly Frag swap. I am going to be at this meeting come Hell or High Water! Already put in for the day off just to be sure I don't get called on a trouble late in the day and be forced to miss it..!! Perfect Timing, I need a sump Design for my 60 Cube Build that's coming up.. THANKS BOD, and everyone envolved!

By the way are Non-members allowed to come as Guests?

JennM
03-03-2010, 9:27 AM
By the way are Non-members allowed to come as Guests?

Meetings are always open for everyone to attend, regardless of membership status. :)

(And of course, what better way to *encourage* someone to become a member?)

Jenn

HoneyB627
03-03-2010, 9:32 AM
I'm sure KayakATL and myself will be there, I can't see us missing this one with the 92corner to start setting up and all... perfect timing.

LilRobb
03-03-2010, 9:32 AM
By the way are Non-members allowed to come as Guests?


EVERYONE is welcome at our meetings!

Ayveq
03-03-2010, 10:40 AM
Aw man...I am going to be in DC on a business trip.

Reefjunkee
03-03-2010, 11:14 AM
I live in Augusta and plan on making this meeting if anyone from Augusta needs a ride.Just send Me a pm.

Barbara
03-03-2010, 11:16 AM
Ah, Marc.....

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm51/rlmblm21/stuff/1_Marc_Barb.jpg

.....sigh.......

I think I might be his biggest fan in the ATL. What a great guy. This will be a wonderful meeting. Maybe I can get an updated pic?

jmaneyapanda
03-03-2010, 11:41 AM
Ah, Marc.....

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm51/rlmblm21/stuff/1_Marc_Barb.jpg

.....sigh.......

I think I might be his biggest fan in the ATL. What a great guy. This will be a wonderful meeting. Maybe I can get an updated pic?

This year's has to have your tongue in his.......ear.

Barbara
03-03-2010, 12:15 PM
This year's has to have your tongue in his.......ear.

LOL! I was kind of "stalker-ish" with him when I first set up my tank. Bless his heart, he answered every email and I even called and talked to him on the phone once. I don't think he publishes his number anymore. (I hope it wasn't because of me.:D). He's a good sport, for sure!

Seedless Reefer
03-03-2010, 3:26 PM
For people new to the club this is a great meeting to attend.

tnyga
03-03-2010, 3:28 PM
My Wife and I will be there...She is now a proud Teacher/Owner of an Oceanic 8 gallon Bio :)

I need everyone to give her a hard time about my Red Skimmer :)

Thanks for your hard work guys!

Amberjack
03-03-2010, 3:46 PM
Please Wear your Name Badges!


We have members and visitors who complain that they don't know who's, who. It's also a great way to get conversation started.

Alot of work goes into making these. Please pick yours up at the meeting.

AndyMan
03-03-2010, 3:47 PM
:d

Barbara
03-03-2010, 4:28 PM
Please Wear your Name Badges!


We have members and visitors who complain that they don't know who's, who. It's also a great way to get conversation started.

Alot of work goes into making these. Please pick yours up at the meeting.

I expect you guys to be able to pick me out from my picture posted above! LOL.

Smoothie
03-03-2010, 4:36 PM
I found mine in my bag O loc-line. Will have it this time

Treyeleven
03-03-2010, 4:42 PM
Marc helped get me into the hobby mainly through his reef logs on melevsreef.com I learned my first mandarin training techniques and he has been an invaluable resource along the way, I hope I can make this meeting- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Jaycen B.
03-03-2010, 4:50 PM
I would like a name badge please. How do I get one?

weaglereefer
03-03-2010, 4:50 PM
I found my name badge in the back of BigC07's car, so I should have it on this meeting.

Amberjack
03-03-2010, 6:17 PM
I would like a name badge please. How do I get one?

Tamara is our membership coordinator. Send her a PM @ 'tjherman'

PAINDOCC
03-04-2010, 3:07 AM
Wish I could make it ...i am on call

Oil_Fan
03-08-2010, 4:12 PM
I'm sooo going to be there!!

DrNecropolis
03-08-2010, 4:16 PM
Tamara is our membership coordinator. Send her a PM @ 'tjherman'
If you request a name badge, Please make sure you pick it up. I talk with Tamara after every meeting and there is ALWAYS tons of them that were requested but not collected. She takes her own time to make these for members and its rather rude not to get it after it was requested. Im not pointing fingers or anything like that. I do understand that things come up at the last minute and people cant make it to the meeting.

You never know.. We might take notes on who picks up their name badge at a meeting and do a special raffle for those that did collect it..

johnr2604
03-08-2010, 4:53 PM
If you request a name badge, Please make sure you pick it up. I talk with Tamara after every meeting and there is ALWAYS tons of them that were requested but not collected. She takes her own time to make these for members and its rather rude not to get it after it was requested. Im not pointing fingers or anything like that. I do understand that things come up at the last minute and people cant make it to the meeting.

You never know.. We might take notes on who picks up their name badge at a meeting and do a special raffle for those that did collect it..LOL, well in that case I need a new name badge

DrNecropolis
03-08-2010, 5:00 PM
Totally hypothetical.. For now..

johnr2604
03-08-2010, 5:04 PM
totally hypothetical.. For now..:d

Amberjack
03-08-2010, 7:15 PM
If you request a name badge, Please make sure you pick it up. You never know.. We might take notes on who picks up their name badge at a meeting and do a special raffle for those that did collect it..


Actually it wouldn't be such a bad idea if it didn't seem like we were rewarding procrastination.

grouper therapy
03-08-2010, 8:03 PM
Actually it wouldn't be such a bad idea if it didn't seem like we were rewarding procrastination.

Procrastination is not always a bad thing ask the second mouse with the cheese :yes::)

johnr2604
03-08-2010, 9:35 PM
Procrastination is not always a bad thing ask the second mouse with the cheese :yes::) :lol2:

DrNecropolis
03-08-2010, 9:41 PM
Actually it wouldn't be such a bad idea if it didn't seem like we were rewarding procrastination.
Perhaps we could check people off the list of those that requested them that month and picked up at that months meeting...

hmmmmmmm.......:thinking:

Smoothie
03-09-2010, 12:50 AM
Ride backed out. I can no longer go.
Rob tell Marc I said thanks and sorry I couldn't be there. You guys have a blast

atreyu917
03-09-2010, 2:44 AM
Sad I'll be missing this one. what a great speaker he's gonna be

LilRobb
03-09-2010, 6:20 AM
Noooooooooo Keith!
That's just not right - you did quite a bit of work for this meeting!

Mockery
03-09-2010, 9:28 AM
Ahh dang Keith, really wish you could have come tonight. But thanks for helping organize this.

Smoothie
03-09-2010, 10:48 AM
Yeah I'm pretty steamed, but you guys won't be if you go. It is going to be nice. Have a blast and try to hold Barbara back

Barbara
03-09-2010, 10:58 AM
Yeah I'm pretty steamed, but you guys won't be if you go. It is going to be nice. Have a blast and try to hold Barbara back

Impossible! I will get my hands on Marc before the night is up!!!

Smoothie
03-09-2010, 11:00 AM
Impossible! I will get my hands on Marc before the night is up!!!
HA HA HA HAAAAAAA:lol2:

Barbara
03-09-2010, 11:13 AM
Just watch me! He tries to run, but I'm good at cornering him.....

DrNecropolis
03-09-2010, 11:27 AM
Marc is going to end up filling a restraining order on us because of Barbara.. Well maybe not.. Those are some legendary hugs she gives..

Smoothie
03-09-2010, 11:29 AM
I don't know. Marc's been working out. He's quick now like a bunny

Barbara
03-09-2010, 11:30 AM
I don't know. Marc's been working out. He's quick now like a bunny

Yeah, but I know how to trap him. I will bait the trap with pumpkin ice cream!

Smoothie
03-10-2010, 12:20 AM
Did you guys take him on the Steak and Shake trip with you?

johnr2604
03-10-2010, 12:55 AM
Did you guys take him on the Steak and Shake trip with you?You know we did, but we kept it tame LOL

Smoothie
03-10-2010, 8:39 AM
I bet you guys had everyone in there laughing

melev
03-12-2010, 3:42 PM
I don't know. Marc's been working out. He's quick now like a bunny

I've been called many things, but that's a first for sure. :lol2::lol2:

Smoothie
03-13-2010, 1:35 AM
i've been called many things, but that's a first for sure. :lol2::lol2:
:d

Smoothie
03-13-2010, 1:38 AM
Why did my smiley show up as a d?

Kirru
03-13-2010, 1:39 AM
Cuz u did it lower case I assume..

:D <--- worked for me

:d <--- doesn't work

Smoothie
03-13-2010, 1:40 AM
:dcuz u did it lower case i assume..

:d

Kirru
03-13-2010, 1:41 AM
check your caps lock.. may be on

:D still works for me.. hmm weird

Smoothie
03-13-2010, 1:45 AM
:D I'm scared. I need an adult


Edit:Hey there we go:up:
check your caps lock.. may be on

:D still works for me.. hmm weird

Kirru
03-13-2010, 1:46 AM
what was it?

Smoothie
03-13-2010, 1:47 AM
Nothing I know of. I just tried it again. Before I tried everything and edited edited edited, but that time it worked

Kirru
03-13-2010, 1:49 AM
eh, o well.. at least it works right?

ibleedblue65
03-13-2010, 2:20 AM
:d

ibleedblue65
03-13-2010, 2:20 AM
lol