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This newsletter is to keep you abreast of what is happening at Please take a moment to read through all of the interesting and exciting things that are taking place (and there's a lot of them!). To quickly summarize all of the changes and options:

  • Speaker on #reefs: Mike King
  • New Additions to our Online Library
  • New Survey Section
  • New Powerbuys for October
  • Our Sponsors

Speaker on #reefs: Mike King

This Sunday, October 6th, at 8 PM EST, Mike King will be giving a presenting on #reefs about his continued work with C.O.R.L., the Coalition of Reef Lovers.

Mike's Biography:

Mike currently possesses a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Environmental Health. He also received minors in Chemistry, Biology, and is two classes short of a B.S. in Geology. Mike has owned two retail stores- Enclosed Ecosystems from 1982-1988, and The Coral Reef Tropical Fish (The Coral Reef or TCR) from 1994-2002. He started the Coalition of Reef Lovers (CORL) in 1999. C.O.R.L. (501-c3 pending) was formed to give anyone who cares about the world's coral reefs a way to directly and indirectly contribute to the protection and sustainable use of the world's coral reefs. Please refer to his website for additional information:

Door Prize:

At the conclusion of Mike's talk, a door prize will be awarded. This week's door prize is being donated by Inland Reef ( The door prize is a two book set and is a $70.00 value!

1) Fairy & Rainbow Wrasses and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Selected Labroids by Rudie H Kuiter:

2) Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Acanthuroidei by Rudie H Kuiter and Helmut Debelius:

Cover photos:

Come join the chat to learn more about C.O.R.L. and maybe you'll be the lucky one to walk away with this two-book set! To join in the chat, please see the following webpage:

Future speakers:

Our next speaker will be Martin Moe on Sunday, October 20th. Please mark your calendars! To check our speaker list, please look through our online calendar: It is our goal to have both veteran and new speakers in #reefs every 2-3 weeks.

We look forward to seeing you there!

New Articles Added to our Online Library:

Nine new articles and a Member's Tank Talk have been added to our online library:

  • Richard Durso's Member Tank Talk, 22nd September 2002
  • Analysis of EcoSystem's Miracle Mud, Testing Performed by Inland Reef and Lars Sebralla
  • Analysis of TLF Combisan, Testing Performed by Inland Reef and Ron Shimek, 2001
  • Basement Sumps - Why Do People Do It?, Various Authors
  • Dehumidifiers: Why can't we use the collected water for our tanks?, Mike Kirda, Aaron
  • Sand Clumping- the How's and Why's, Mike Kirda and Shane Graber
  • Iron and Seagrasses, Various Authors
  • In the Wall Tank Owners and Fishroom Considerations, Various Authors
  • CO2 Needle Valve Alternatives, Mike Kirda, Wade Lehmann, Brian Ferguson
  • Treating Those Darn Dinoflagellates, Todd Crail

A new download has been added to the library:

  • Sandbed Depth Calculator, courtesy of Inland Reef

New Survey Section:

While we all enjoy the simple one question polls you can do here on the bulletin board, we felt it was time we got back to doing more complete surveys like we used to, with our Mandarinfish survey and the like.

We just finished installing a brand spanking new survey system, and we even wrote up a fun survey, so have a look at the brand new Surveys section and vote in our first new survey. This one's just for fun so we can break in the new system. Our new survey section can be found here:

If you have an idea for a survey, or an organization that would like us to run a survey for you, please contact one of the administrators and we will see what we can do to help you out.

New Powerbuy's for October:

Here is a summary of the October Powerbuy's:

  • Inland Reef: Magnavore Cleaning Magnets
  • Reef Fanatic: SL reflector kit
  • Canreef Aquatics: Model 2 series Calcium Reactors
  • Coral Reef Aquarium: 25% off maxi-jet powerheads
  • Premium Aquatics: Refractometer

For complete details, please visit our Powerbuy forum:


Finally, do not forget to support those who support Our sponsors help fund this invaluable online reefkeeping resource. Please support the sponsors found on our sponsor page.

Happy Reefkeeping!

-- Staff

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