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    cmpenney - Reefkeeper Club Coordinator
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    Default The MBI Wants You!

    In an effort to encourage captive breeding of marine fishes and Invertebrates, MASM is happy, and proud, to announce the start of the MASM Breeding Initiative!

    MASM would like to involve everyone that is currently breeding as well as those that are interested in giving it a try.

    In the next few weeks we will set forth the guidelines for the Breeding Initiative, which will take place over the course of the next year and is open to anyone that would like to get involved, MASM membership is not a requirement to participate in the MASM Breeding Initiative. The initiative will include a Breeder's Challenge where anyone that is interested in breeding ornamental marine fish or Invertebrates will have the opportunity and support to do so. We will be organizing a group buy for equipment and materials for the Initiative, and we will have dedicated forums for participants to create breeding logs to document, and to ask questions about, their project.

    We are also extremely happy to announce that master breeders Matt Wittenrich, author of “The Complete Illustrated Breeder's Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes” and Matt Pedersen, MASNA’s 2009 Hobbyist of the Year, have volunteered to act as advisors for the MASM Breeding Initiative and will help answer the more difficult breeding questions posted on the MASM forums.

    As a special treat, we will be holding a "Breeder's Workshop" in March 2010 where both Matt Wittenrich and Matt Pedersen will be in town to speak with us! This will be more than a simple lecture. A short lecture and Q&A session from each speaker will be followed by a social gathering where attendees will have plenty of personal, "one on one" time with both Matts. This will be a great opportunity to get individual questions answered by the experts and to share your successes and difficulties experienced through the first several months of the Breeder’s Challenge!

    We will have more specific details about the Breeder's Challenge and a date for the Breeder's Workshop in the next few weeks.


    We already have the two forums created that will be used for this Initiative. You can see them at: MASM Forums

    They are both marked with a: answeredQ - The MBI Wants You! on them so they are pretty easy to pick out.

    While there are a few details up in the air one requirement is that anyone involved in the initiative must have a thread( or two ) in the Breeding Journal forum detailing their progress though out the challenge. Anyone that does have a regularly updated thread will at the very least be guaranteed of receiving a certificate of participation. There will be other awards as well given out during the course of the Initiative for achieving specific milestones and at the end of this year's initiative.

    We seriously hope that this will be an ongoing yearly event for us.
    Last edited by cmpenney; 10-18-2009 at 06:35 PM. Reason: missing information

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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    This is going to be a very fun and exciting program. We hope that some of you will join in.

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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    What, no one wants to make babies?
    Save a fish, Breed your own!
    www.fishtalpropagations.com

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Some day I'll have to give it a try. No time now though.

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    The way my clowns are acting, I might be jumping on board some time soon.

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    I'm here and working on it.

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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Good to hear guys! I know Amy already started one but, we have a forum dedicated to Breeding Journals: http://www.masm.org/mForums/tt.aspx?forumid=86

    It's a nice place to keep everything in one spot. :D
    Save a fish, Breed your own!
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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Be sure to share your experience here as well. We'd like to see the setups and progress documentaion.

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    Rook - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtal View Post
    What, no one wants to make babies?

    Are we still talking about fish?
    MMC 2012. Attend Michigan's premeire Marine Aquarium Conference.
    http://www.midwestmarineconf.org

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    fishtal - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    You can find a list of suggested species here: http://www.masm.org/mForums/tm.aspx?m=31555&high= Feel free to add to the list if there is something else you'd like to work with.

    Yes, Rook... we're still talking fish, and inverts.
    Save a fish, Breed your own!
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