Durban Specimen collecting Day Saturday

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  1. chikaboo

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    Hi all you Durbanites - dont you guys wanna arrange a specimen collecting day this Saturday 30 May? (weather permitting of course) Then we can shows our pics on the forum like some of our fellow reefers (not mentioning some Aussie peoples names ;);))Low tide at 14:08 so most people knocked off from work by then;) and its month end so more :peroni:Checked 2 weather sites - 0% rain probability :thumbup:but going to be a chilly and cloudy in the morning Think about it and maybe just a social get together - dont know maybe bring and braai (don't know much about these things - I'll bring some cabbage leaves and carrots since vegetarian :lol: )
     
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    good luck mate
     
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    Eish i wish i were in dbn or anywhere near there jst waitin 4 a break and hit the coast 4 some collection

    Ay chicka i hear carrot hotdogs r lekker :p
     
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    Dont get me started about a veggie braai I assure you a corn, mushroom and braai soya sausages with the right spices would put some of the traditional braais to shame - You would swear you eating meat!
     
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    Ok guys should be down again end of this month 29th Thursday till 1st Nov - whose catching what and when with me??????
    Durban - Thu Oct 29 2009
    Low 0.69m@06:58 0.63m@19:28
    Hi 1.41m@00:50 1.63m@13:17
    Sunrise 05:05 Sunset 18:16
    Moonrise 14:15 Moonset 02:11

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    Durban - Fri Oct 30 2009
    Low 0.56m@07:34 0.49m@19:59
    Hi 1.55m@01:29 1.77m@13:48
    Sunrise 05:04 Sunset 18:16
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    Durban - Sat Oct 31 2009
    Low 0.43m@08:05 0.36m@20:29
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    Sunrise 05:03 Sunset 18:17
    Moonrise 16:09 Moonset 03:10

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    Durban - Sun Nov 01 2009
    Low 0.33m@08:35 0.26m@20:59
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    I dont think im gonna make it. :(
    I will be getting back from Richards Bay on that Friday. Then need to organize the new flat as my parents are leaving for Saudi for a month and I got to straighten out the books before they leave :(
     
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    cool danimal - you can pm me your contact number or we can arrange if you coming for month end meeting - we'll try to make up a group on thursday night and keep in contact - I know stressed eric was also up for it the last time we spoke

    No problem Mek but since I hold the same status as King Neptune if you get a break by Sunday just give us a buzz and we'll let you know where we are and "allow" you use my ocean as well;)
     
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    lekker will do. very keen to learn a few tricks from the experienced ou's - i tried my best by myself this morning, all i could manage was a few hermits :whistling:
     
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    Well that's not me buddy - I'm usually very happy in the rock pools in Umhlanga but wanna try some snorkling and catching near vetchies this time one of the days - lets see what the rest of the guys say - where do you normally try?
     
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    i've done vetchies and north pier several times but that was back in the day before i had my own tank, was normally tagging along with mates who were collecting for themselves. recently ive done umhlanga and garvies on the bluff, went there this morning there is a really neat rock pool teeming with life. tide was on its way in though when i found that particualr pool so didn't stay too long. keen to get a net etc and try to actually catch some fish!
     
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    Well you got 2 weeks - try getting about 3 different size nets - really works well - Hows the the existing livestock in your tank - all parameters in check so far - nothing going haywire?
     
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    Ive got 2 clowns, a watchman goby a cleaner shrimp and about 10 hermits, and a few snails. Shrimp moulted last night :)

    Water params are all good - been no surprises as yet. Tanks been going about 9 weeks now I think. Wanna get something real pretty :)
     
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    You gonna be in my front yard, and you talking like that :p
     
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    hey meks you no longer live on north beach you got no more claiming rights! ;)
     
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    But im still on the beach, just +-2km's S. :biggrin:
     
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    Hey guys im keen to join - I have never snorkelled before but im keen to learn
    What would I need to get?
    Wetsuit
    Flippers
    Mask
    What do you guys use as a catch box and how do we keep stuff alive?
    What nets do you use?
    Am I missing anything?
     
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    Hey guys

    I'm keen to join you.

    Have you guys decided where you are going? I was actually wanting to check out Umdloti or Ballito.

    Let me know!
     
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    Chikaboo - I have a quarantine tank if you wanna keep anything while you here and my sump for any inverts;)
     
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