A Walk Through MACNA 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Join me for a pic-heavy stroll through MACNA 2014. My camera battery was charged and my belly full from the wonderful fare of Denver, Colorado. It took all I had as MACNA was dense with new products, great speakers and more than a few frags. You might want to sit down. Here come 78 photos in the first installment of the 3reef MACNA 2014 series.

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    This bear outside really wanted some fish.

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    Want jellyfish?

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    I put my raffle ticket in on these.

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    New nano pump from Hydor on the way.

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    I loved this debate.

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    Dr. Jean Jaubert was a highlight for me.

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    This young man knows his Wrasses.

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    Logan from Reef Breeders

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    You can get these arms for the Radions now.

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    It will curl your hair and make waves!

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    Mike Rice from Elite Reef came prepared.

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    Dr Tim was a busy man.

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    One of Dr. Moe's Urchins.

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    Fun with Dragons.

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    This is your aquarium on drugs.

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    This is where that Stone Henge from Spinal Tap went.

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    And there we are! Believe it or not, I took a lot more photos than this. Over the next two weeks I'll post about some new products, speaker highlights and more. Look for them on the 3reef homepage.

    Thanks to all for another great MACNA. Denver was a lot of fun.


    matt
     
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  2. NittyGritty

    NittyGritty Millepora

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    Great job, bud.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Really enjoyed the images, thanks Matt!

    Shout out to Mike Rice. :2thumbsup: I like the pic :grin:

    So much to see, the EA sumps and such caught my eye.
     
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    Great shots Matt.
     
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  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    WOW Matt great walk through. I think I have too many questions now though.
    Like was Mike Rice drinking a Westmalle or Westvleteren Beer judging by the Bottle :;)
     
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    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    I want to know more about the curling iron water mover...
     
  7. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    So what was the lecture on refugiums? Whats the distraction?
     
  8. Va Reef

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    Yeah curious about the lecture too. And what is the hair curler/wave maker?
     
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    Looks like a great time. Really kicking myself for not taking time off and going.
     
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    What a great time it was nice meeting you! Next time I want to hang out a bit more. I ended up getting my wife that Nuvo 40 from the AI booth, pretty sweet setup.
     
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    A friend of mine went. These are a couple pics he sent me.
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  14. RoloSaez

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    Looks like an awesome time. Great pictures. I was also wondering about the distractions of a refugium.
     
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    that jelly fish tank looks cool! Real jellys?
     
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    this might be simple to some of you. But it seems like a difficult process for the vendors to get tanks in there. Make the water and then add the frags. Water levels are so important. Yet I’m sure they have it down to a science
     
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    Yeah I am sure it's a lot of work for some. No doubt.

    Yeah real jellys. The last couple years there have been a lot of jelly tanks springing up.
     
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    My LFS has had one of those jelly tanks and a few jellies for about a year. They have a large cylindrical tank (60" tall?) with an Ecoxotic Cannon that they were going to setup as a full jelly tank...I don't know what happened to that plan. It is empty and has been for a few months.
     
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    Is Aquatronica new to the states? Never heard of them before.
     
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