View Full Version : Legendary Reef Chemist Craig Bingman at BAR This Saturday, June 8th

CVR Mission Statement

Central Valley Reefers is a group of dedicated marine aquarium hobbyists committed to bringing together people with similar interests throughout Central California. In doing so, we support ecologically-friendly propagation techniques, sharing knowledge through planned events and activities, and providing assistance to fellow enthusiasts in an open and friendly atmosphere.

06-03-2013, 11:02 PM
Who: Craig Bingman, pioneering reef chemistry expert
When: Saturday, June 8th, 1:00pm
Where: Room 722, 25105 Hesperian Boulevard Hayward, California 94545
Why: To pick Craig's brain!
More Information: http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/15713

Bay Area Reefers (BAR) is pleased to present Craig Bingman as our featured speaker for our June meeting.

Talk Title:
Everything you always wanted to know about reef aquarium chemistry, but was afraid to ask.

Talk Synopsis:
Bingman will take you on a comprehensive, whirlwind tour of the important water quality parameters that contribute to a successful reef aquarium. The tour spans billions of years and millions of miles, and winds up in your sump. The talk is interactive and engaging: you may never look at your test kits the same way again.

Speaker Bio:
A seasoned veteran of aquarium chemistry, Craig's involvement in the marine aquarium hobby reaches back to the early 1980s. He has been involved in the reef aquarium movement since the early 1990s. Author of dozens of articles, primarily in the dearly departed Aquarium Frontiers, Craig has written extensively on reef aquarium chemistry, with an emphasis on calcification and related parameters. He is also interested in auto fluorescent pigments in corals, nutrient management, foam fractionators, activated carbon, and the biochemical dynamics of semi-closed systems.


As always, BAR general meetings are open to the public - we welcome everyone to come to learn and participate in discussions with fellow local reefers.

About Bay Area Reefers:
BAR is a not-for-profit organization of reef hobbyists and professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the objective to promote, foster, and encourage education and appreciation for the ethical husbandry and propagation of marine life; and to acquire and own such property as may be necessary for any or all of the forgoing purposes.