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MASC - Marine Aquarium Society of Colorado

    1. General Reefkeeping Discussion

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      Latest: Help moving tank in Thornton Balz3352, Oct 26, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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    2. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Projects

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      Latest: Used Tank Cleaning scmountain, Oct 20, 2020 at 5:16 PM
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    3. Tank Builds

      Members can post pictures and detailed information about their tanks.
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      Latest: Nicky J's Reefer 250 Nick Judson, Oct 26, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    4. Newbies Corner

      For members who are new to the hobby and have questions needing answers.
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    5. Expert Info

      For members who have questions about difficult or complex information
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      Latest: Cutting rock TheRealChrisBrown, Nov 5, 2019
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    6. Tank Chemistry

      The place to discuss your PH... or anything else related to Chemistry
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      Latest: Trident users Haddonisreef, Oct 13, 2020
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    7. Foods - Coral, Fish, Anemones, and Inverts

      Discussions on different foods we feed
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      Latest: Mantis shrimp Roxborough Reefer, Sep 8, 2020
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    8. Lighting and Equipment

      A place to discuss all lighting and equipment.
      Latest: Apex/EB8 help quackenbush, Aug 19, 2020
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    9. Inverts and other Marine Animals

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    10. Rock

      Live Rock, Dry Rock, Man Made Rock...This is the place to read, learn, discuss or share info
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    11. Anemones

      Questions, issues, pictures, you name it if it has to do with an anemone this is the place
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      Latest: Looking to Buy Green BTA SynDen, Oct 1, 2020
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    12. Saltwater Plants and Macro Algaes

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      Latest: Looking for Macro Algae Shaunv, Mar 31, 2020
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    13. Clams - bivalve molluscs

      Questions, issues, pictures, you name it if it has to do with Clams - bivalve molluscs this is the place
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    14. Pests and Possible Troublesome Inverts

      Need pest Id help, pest management or anything else related to pest and bad inverst...This is the place to read, learn, discuss or share info
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      Latest: Marinepure Block pest question JuanGutz, Oct 26, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    1. Community Info

      Links to forums of other clubs, other reef sites, and aquarium events NOT sponsored by MASC.
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      Latest: Just saying! Haddonisreef, Jan 17, 2020
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    2. Introductions

      New to our forum? Introduce yourself here!
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      Latest: anyone else in arvada CaptainJack, Oct 13, 2020
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    3. MASC Info

      Announcements and info about club business and MASC in general. Also check out FAQ on the top menu for bylaws and other information.
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      Latest: New member requirements? SynDen, Jun 22, 2020
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    4. All things SCMAS

      Announcements and info about the Southern Colorado Marine Aquarist Society
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      Latest: Long time, no posts Haddonisreef, Feb 9, 2020
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    5. MASC Events

      Information and announcements about MASC sponsored events.
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    6. Recent News

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    7. Club Related Info

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  1. DBTC

    DBTC, stands for Don't Break The Chain--the idea is that it works like a Pay It Foward (PIF) type program where someone donates a particular coral fragment with the idea that the person(s) who get said fragment will grow it out giving to others, who will in turn make free fragments for others, etc.
    1. Instructions for DBTC

      New to DBTC? Check out the information available here!

      We have different sections below to place corals for DBTC, based on its rarity and difficulty level: Beginner, Standard and Extreme. These labels were not put into place to discourage people who are just starting out, but rather to ensure that, for example, a frag of some rare Tyree SPS which normally costs hundreds of dollars is propagated by someone who can and will return at least 2 frags back into the hands of other members who can do the same thing.
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      Latest: DBTC Red Montipora Clhardy5, Oct 6, 2020
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    2. Beginner Corals

      This category contains fairly common corals (non rare zoas, xenia, Kenya trees, etc.) These corals are ideal for members new to the hobby, as they grow well in newer systems or low light systems.
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      Latest: Skimz stuff Angelo, Oct 15, 2020
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    3. Standard Corals

      This category contains the majority of corals in the program, including SPS, LPS, etc. Members propagating this category of coral have a system capable of handling the coral they are asking for (i.e. established system of 4 months +, and satisfying lighting/water requirements for these corals).
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      Latest: DBTC Purple Stylo Vincent, Sep 8, 2020
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    4. Extreme Corals

      This category contains rare or normally very expensive corals (for example, bubblegum watermelon chalice). Members propagating this level of DBTC coral have a system capable of handling any coral they are asking for (i.e. established aquarium with lighting/water parameters suitable for these challenging specimens).
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      Latest: Chalice DBTC Cherub, Nov 16, 2018
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    5. Non-Corals

      Any other captive-propagated marine life goes here! Algae, snails, crabs, shrimp, fish, anemones, etc...
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      Latest: small RBTA SynDen, Aug 5, 2020
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    1. Frags and Livestock for Sale, Trade or Want to Buy

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      Latest: Frags for sale JuanGutz, Oct 26, 2020 at 7:18 PM
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    2. Equipment For Sale, Trade or Want to Buy

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      Latest: 75 Gallon Tank, Stand, Canopy, Sand & Rock - $50 gmate, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    3. Group Buys, Deals and Specials

      Arrange group buys, or let people know about any sales or deals you've heard about. (No posts by vendors please - use the "Vendor Forums" instead.)
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    4. Individual Buyer/Seller Feedback

      Feedback on buyer/seller interactions (individuals) - see below for Vendor feedback
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      Latest: Rigo07 A+ Rigo07, May 25, 2020
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    5. Off-topic For Sale, Trade or Want to Buy

      Non-hobby-related items (cars, houses, televisions, etc.)
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      Latest: Selling my car - 2014 BMW 328d Cherub, Oct 14, 2020
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    6. Jobs: Help Wanted or Offered

      If you need work, or need someone to work for you, post here!
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      Latest: Moving 60g tank downtown denver SynDen, Aug 16, 2020
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  2. Informative Articles and Videos

    This forum is for articles and videos that may be beneficial for our members!
    1. Chemistry

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      Latest: Took Skimmer offline. zombie, Apr 26, 2018
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    2. Conservation

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    3. Instructions on posting Articles or Video

      Please read this BEFORE you post ANY information into these forums.
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    4. Hardware

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      Latest: Apex help neil82, Apr 19, 2019
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    5. Food

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      Latest: Live food SynDen, Mar 14, 2018
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    6. Fish

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    7. Corals

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    8. Informative and Interesting Videos

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      Latest: Nudi eaters yes finally Rumen, May 2, 2016
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    9. Husbandry

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  3. Other Aquatic Pursuits

    For other related topics that our members are interested in that do not fit under Reefkeeping.
    1. "Umm, Photography?"

      Discussion of aquatic and non-aquatic photography, equipment and techniques. Members can get feedback and share their work.
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      Latest: One plus 7t Todd Rozenboom, Nov 24, 2019
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    2. Freshwater Tanks

      Even though we are the Marine Aquarium Society, many of our participants still have freshwater tanks, and are welcome to discuss them here :)
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    3. SCUBA Discussion

      Share about your past trips and chat with others as you plan future trips.
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    1. The Lounge

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    2. Member's Lounge

      Viewable to paid members only!
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      Latest: Free 120DD kchristensen8064, May 17, 2018
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    1. Testing 1 2 3

      A place for testing your posts, avatars, signature, etc.
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      Latest: Just testing neil82, Aug 14, 2020
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    2. Questions & Feedback

      Comments, questions, feedback and suggestions about the website and the forums.
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      Latest: New posts vs recent posts SynDen, Jul 20, 2019
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    3. Website and Mobile Apps - How To Guides

      Need help with figuring out how to do something with the website or on a mobile app, such as post pics, see and vote on polls from your mobile app, etc.....
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    1. Member Run Contests

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      Latest: Zoa Growout Contest Official Thread Jadkins4, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    2. TOTM - Tank of the Month

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      Latest: March 2018 TOtM voting HoosierDaddy, Mar 28, 2018
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    3. MASC Run Contests

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