January Meeting Summary

Sunday, January 28th, 2024 at 12:44 pm

Close to thirty people attended the first GWAPA meeting of 2024. Rick Dotson, a GWAPA founder and ex-president of the club, covered various topics. He talked about how heaters should be chosen based on how much warmer the tank should be compared to the room temperature and not on the generic watt per gallon recommendation. Then he talked about the importance of GFCI outlets and having a drop in the cable right before it goes into the outlet. Rick also explained the effects of CO2, pH, and carbonate hardness in the planted aquarium. He touched upon CO2 injection, including the importance of dual stage regulators and CO2 tubing. Then Rick discussed dosing, dosing equipment, lights, and the importance of measuring PAR. Finally, he went into the topic of automation devices.

After the engaging talk, a few items donated by Oase and Seachem were raffled off. The meeting ended with a monthly auction which included not only plants, but fish, shrimp, and some equipment, as well.

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