President Colin welcomed members to a quieter than usual meeting and introduced Brian and Mandy to those members who missed last weeks meeting and Brian gave a run through of his tanks and the fish he and Mandy enjoy keeping. Colin mentioned the bus trip and meal at the Jasmine still have a few spaces left.
Brian was asked how his shed was coming along and told members its now fully treated and ready to be insulated by Colin and him sometime this week although truthfully he thinks he will spend most of the time holding the wood while Colin screws it in tightly . Brian asked for suggestions on how to hold the insulation up while getting the wood into place Graham suggested using a little silicon or a small tack and Robert told members he likes caulk (decorators) for situations such as this.
A short discussion was then had on fry in community tanks with Joe mentioning he would love to be able to get his Brichardi fry out of the tank to raise but its very tricky to do in practise.
Eric asked members if anyone would be able to donate prizes for the specials classes at the upcoming Fair City Open Show and Auction and that all donations of filled rolls and baking etc would be warmly welcomed. The Christmas meal was discussed with a number of possible venues suggested no firm decision was taken and this will be discussed further.
The meeting then broke for refreshments and the raffle. Next week is a talk and slideshow by the ever popular Julian Dignal from Planet Catfish on Fishes of North East India.