MACNA may be more than a month past but the density of high quality speaker presentations continues to be felt on a weekly basis with releases from BulkReefSupply every seven days. Up this week are talks from Nick Klase of BuildMyLED, and Laura Birenbaum and Justin Credabel both from ReefGen.
Nick Klase has been pushing a very pragmatic approach to solid state LED aquarium lighting with his BuildMyLED striplights. Earlier this year we auditioned Nick Klase’s LED presentation at ReefStock 2014 and we found his presentation to be one of the most information-dense on the basics to the specifics about LEDs, and their different technologies.
We give an LED presentation ourselves, mostly on how to use LED with aquariums, but Nick’s LED presentation goes straight to the heart of how LEDs work, and truly understanding what makes one chip better than another. Like Jim Walter’s mandatory presentation for LFS people, Nick Klase’s talk is assigned watching/listening for anyone who wants to know more about “light emitting diodes”.
On a lighter note, Laura Birenbaum gave a nice talk on keeping and breeding cuttlefish, with special attention to Sepia bandensis, an aquarium-suitable cephalopod species that is easy to keep and breed at home. Further down, Justin Credabel offered up a new topic format for a MACNA presentation, instead of talking about one single topic he chose to jump around to several unique ideas which are fascinating in their own right, but also best introduced in smaller bite-sized chunks. We haven’t yet watched Laura of Justin’s talks but if you get there before us, be sure to let us, and them, know how they did in the comments below.