Specimen Collection ......

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  1. chikaboo

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    Hey there guys ..... I'm in Durbs area around the 11th of June for a wedding and I see that there's a lllloooonnnngggg weekend after that (17th June school holiday) and looking at the low tides ......

    2011-06-17 4:26 AM SAST 1.88 meters High Tide
    2011-06-17 6:49 AM SAST Sunrise
    2011-06-17 10:39 AM SAST 0.23 meters Low Tide
    2011-06-17 4:53 PM SAST 1.87 meters High Tide
    2011-06-17 5:03 PM SAST Sunset
    2011-06-17 10:59 PM SAST 0.34 meters Low Tide
    2011-06-18 5:04 AM SAST 1.84 meters High Tide
    2011-06-18 6:50 AM SAST Sunrise
    2011-06-18 11:16 AM SAST 0.26 meters Low Tide
    2011-06-18 5:03 PM SAST Sunset


    Seems like favourable times and conditions for a get together and specimen collection .... I'm the juvies will be around too and if the sardines come round then at least you can have enough fish to fill the freezer .... What do your'll guys say ..... Pretoria/Gauteng members should hire a bus and get their butts down to the coast too for a mass MASA braai ... A little bit far but all those going south of Durbs are also invited ..... Heck all the way down to Cape .... would be nice to have mass meet!
     
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    Almost 50 views and no replies .... bad.... very bad!
     
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    I will be coming down to durbs some where from the 28th of march and then go to hiberdeen till the 8 of april if all goes well
     
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    I'll make the trip if i can tie it in with some work :D
     
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    Cause people are only drooling over the collecting times as they are not as fortunate as you to be able to go to da sea :lol:
     
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    i might be able to make it - but think i will be going to Hole in the wall on a fishing trip:)
     
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    Cool work can always be mixed with pleasure ... not the other way around;) Would be nice to have as many guys around

    I'm drooling at it my self .... Compared to the last two years this the longest I had to wait to get to the beach:whistling: Its a long weekend ..... SA's government was kind enough to give friday off to school children ... just blame them and say they want to go to the beach .... BTW .... The guys up north coast are also most welcome ...... Looking at my post now realised I forgot about your'll:blush: .... sorry .... or we could like maybe all meet up like by Ballito ..... And we can all stay by Andreas .... I heard once he said we are all most welcome ... he can even sleep in his car to make us comfortable .....:lol:

    Bud I'm there for the whole week from 10th till 20th of June ... We must catch up on some snorkling somewhere .... Dont mind if I scale some cheato when I'm down there again ... Please stash a big bucket away for me ...... Making some nice romantic scenery for my pods to multiply in the fuge ....
     
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    As a new member, i would love to meet some of the more experienced reefers and get some good insight into running a good setup.....:1:

    And the "catching fish part" dont sound to bad either....:thumbup:
     
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    Still no progress on a get together ..... Shame ..... I'm in desperate need of a beach trip ... I haven't been to the beach from the beginning of the year and that is so not me ..... I used to be like at least every forth month at the sea ... Come guys make this happen .....
     
  11. KeeganP

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    come on dude, what ya waiting for.... :tt2:
     
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    Count me in.....
     
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    I am in St Lucia for the weekend, leaving for Cape Vidal in about an hour. You are more than welcome to join me Chika.......lol
    Also, I will be in Durban from Monday afternoon untill Thursday morning.
     
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    Btw. June is a bit far into the future to do planning for a short visit. I am sure you will get a lot more responses closer to the date.
     
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    I knew there was a difference in price of petrol at the coast and inland but I didn't think its such a difference that your'll think its cheap :tt2:.... besides remember my vehicle has a 93 litre tank and is a drunkard ..... BTW ... just before the petrol price went up I went and topped the tank up .... The pump read 99.2 litres .... How is that possible ... 1 or 2 litres extra is understandable but 6 extra ... and I physically got down and checked ... no leakages! .... Puzzling very puzzling ..... In June I'm just stealing a weeks holiday because of a wedding in the family ... Life's becoming too hectic......
     
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    BWAHAHHAHAHA, man u are funny, :thumbup:

    Think your car understood the price increase and decided to pack a few litres away
     
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    @Immo why dont you go to the meetings we set up an meet the guys
     
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    @animalia would love to go to the meetings. Just dont know when the next one will be. I'll be heading down to the beach today, just to see what the rock pools have to offer. Won't be taking anything just yet, as i want to learn a bit more before taking stuff out of its natural environment
     
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    It used to be on the last thursday of every month and then moved to last tuesday and is usually help at the diving club at Vetchies Pier (just past uShaka Marine World) your best bet would be to private message lIghty and ask him when the next meet is or Andreas .... I will keep bumping this thread every weekend to remind the guys closer to the date and I'm sure we can have maybe like a bring and braai at the beach and then collect some goodies for the tank....
     
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    Check out this thread ..... March 2011 meeting - Marine Aquariums of South Africa .... Follow it closely and meet up .....
     
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    :) this sounds awesome. cant wait.
     
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