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Old 01-31-2011, 12:34 AM   #16
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Just a suggestion, because Milwaukee is WI's largest city, thus more fish geeks.

And it wouldn't be just one meeting in just Milwaukee, but it would be nice to have one in Milwaukee.

Just my logic though, and it can be twisted. Most of the time
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #17
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Skype would be a great idea. We would just need to find someone with a good laptop and if possible a video camera. (You can use a normal cam' when Skyping, right?)
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #18
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I know you can have the obvious webcam, but you would need some cords to stream it direct to the computer, and thus to skype, no? Or can that not be done?
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #19
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I know you can have the obvious webcam, but you would need some cords to stream it direct to the computer, and thus to skype, no? Or can that not be done?
(Just erase the "stupid" part.)


I think first we should talk with the Madison group. Maybe see if they would be willing to expand a bit or join with our group(?). Also, we need to start spreading the word as LFS, forums, everywhere!
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:22 PM   #20
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You could have left the stupid on the sign: I'm in a ridiculous airhead stage. Anyhow, you made me laugh, thanks (and I don't really know if that skype thing can be done, it was just an uneducated guess)

We should get some more details finalized, and get feedback for an official name (should we make a poll, and people add their suggestions, -otherwise it'll just be Jake and I bouncing the same names off each other-?). Anyone know how to contact Madison?
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:31 PM   #21
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http://www.aquariumgardeners.com/com...id=12&Itemid=3
That's how to contact Madison's, should we need. I'd like an official name first, and preferably a website with a handful of members (looks like we have future members, woohoo!) before we get too far ahead of ourselves.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:41 AM   #22
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I'd love to join, but I live in Superior so I'd have to Skype, unless meetings switched areas every once in a while.
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I'd love to join, but I live in Superior so I'd have to Skype, unless meetings switched areas every once in a while.

Wow theres actually someone else thats into fish and plants in superior
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:40 AM   #24
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Not sure what to say. I like the idea of a group but without a bunch of people in the same area it may or may not work. Let's just say I'm not to keen on spending 40 bucks in fuel just to attend a meeting. I live in Oshkosh so to drive down to Mil or up to GB would mean at least 30 in fuel for my truck. I know people have different vehicles but think about the expenses that people may not be willing to put their money towards just to hear and talk about fish when they can come on a forum like this for next to nothing. Never dealt with Skype so I have no idea how that works.

Not trying to be debbie downer, just another view on the topic.
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And I do thank you for your view; it lets us know what people are thinking. It's what I've been trying to stimulate I'm also still for switching meetings around. I think it's a great idea; WI is a big state for a relatively little group of fish crazies to meet in. There'd probably be more meetings in cities though. If it's what the people want, they'll join. If not, there's no members.

Jake has thoughts?
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:22 AM   #26
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Hey I enjoy long drives as much as anyone, hence why I drive to Nebraska every ear to hunt. I also drive a lot for work. At least when it's for work, they pay for it instead of me!

Sidetrack, any good LFS' in Madison area? I'll be working there the next three weeks.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:37 AM   #27
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I'd consider joining, fee or no fee. Be nice to meet some people. But I'm not too big into planted tanks at the moment. I've got one up still though. Everyone's favorite enclosure so what the hay.

Bnbfishin - I'd go to Living Art Aquarium, but I think it may be under new management. Its not as nice :S The plants look pretty bad IMHO, lotsa algae too. But I got some nice cambomba and wysteria which is doing great. It was at its prime when I believe his name was "Craig" was working there, the monotoned guy who knew his stuff :p

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Thanks for the info Lil'! I'll check out the phone book at the hotel when I check in and see what is in the area.
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I'd consider joining, fee or no fee. Be nice to meet some people. But I'm not too big into planted tanks at the moment. I've got one up still though. Everyone's favorite enclosure so what the hay.

Bnbfishin - I'd go to Living Art Aquarium, but I think it may be under new management. Its not as nice :S The plants look pretty bad IMHO, lotsa algae too. But I got some nice cambomba and wysteria which is doing great. It was at its prime when I believe his name was "Craig" was working there, the monotoned guy who knew his stuff :p

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No problem. Its basically a hit or miss there.

They do have nice saltwater there though. Corals look nice. We have a small saltwater tank with a clownfish, a blue demphsy, and a brittle star.
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What if we stopped trying to cover the whole state, and made a SE area society, and a northern area society, that were sister groups?
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