June 2019 Events

Save the Dates for the Ultra-Aqua!

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019

More Ultra-Aqua Details

○ 60-Class All-Species Tropical Fish Show
○ All Cash Prizes
○ Tallmadge Community Center
  80 Community Drive, Tallmadge Ohio 44278

All Ultra-Aqua Events Are Open to the Public

View and Download the Ultra-Aqua Flier

Saturday June 8
Show registration: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Table Swap Vendors: Noon to 5:00 pm
Dinner and Program Speaker: 7:00 pm

Sunday June 9
Exhibit Hall Opens: 10:00 am
Auction: Fish, Plants, and live food only
Auction Registration begins at 10:00 am
Auction begins at 11:00 am
Ultra-Aqua Award Ceremony: 5:00 pm

Do not miss the banquet and program speaker on Saturday at 7 pm. Jeremy Basch will share his stories of his trips to Colombia in 2018 and 2019. Both trips had spectacular views, interesting wildlife, and various challenges. Join Jeremy as he shares his most recent travels to go and collect some of the rarest freshwater fish in Captivating Colombia! (Cost for dinner is $5—or free if you have a fish registered in the show.)

Visit Jeremy’s website amazontropics.com.

Colombian water course.
Jeremy Basch collecting in Colombia.

**We have updated our BAP and HAP rules. We encourage you to read these revised rules before participating in the BAP and HAP award programs.

Our June Meeting Is Friday, June 14, 2019.

Program: Jonathan Strazinsky specializes in Central and South American cichlids, and he will present “Memoirs of a 1200 Gallon Aquarium,” which delves into the do’s and don’t’s of aquarium building. Jonathan will cover fish keeping success, failure, and even some shenanigans. It’s a complete history of the tank with updated video.

See Jonathan’s bio here.

June Bowl Show: Native Fish; Homemade Aquarium Equipment; South American Cichlids

May 2019 Meeting

Gary Mendez (right) and Bud White after Gary’s talk on building a koi pond in his backyard.

We thank Gary Mendez for presenting “Building a Backyard Pond” at our May meeting. Gary’s talk was witty and informative as he described the challenges of building and maintaining a koi pond. Thank you, Gary!

Looking for locally bred Koi? Checkout Moffit Koi Keeper.

April 2019

April 2019 Meeting

We thank Michael Haidet for covering the basics of the saltwater hobby and for showing us the technical aspects of his large saltwater tank. We appreciate his valuable knowledge in the saltwater side of the hobby, and we enjoyed the Q&A that followed Michael’s talk.

Michael Haidet and Bud White at our April 2019 meeting.
Michael Haidet speaks about his tropical saltwater tank as he holds a coral frag in his left hand.
Bettas, Gouramis, and Non-Suckermouth catfish were on display at the April Meeting.

Click here to see more of the April Bowl Show.

March 2019

March  2019 Meeting

The club thanks Ray Hunziker for presenting  “Fish of a Different Color” at our March meeting. Ray also assisted with judging the photography entries of the Bowl Show and was our guest auctioneer of the BAP and HAP entries.

Bud White (left) with Ray Hunziker at the March 2019 meeting.
Guppy Family at the Bowl Show.
Fish Photography and Homemade Aquarium Decoration entries at the Bowl Show.

Spring Auction—Thank You!

The Greater Akron Aquarium Society’s Spring Auction was a great success because of the large attendance and the quality items made available for auction. We thank all of the sellers, buyers, auctioneers, and GAAS members who made it all happen. Please save the date of June 9, 2019, for our next auction.

Spring Auction 2019
Spring Auction 2019

February 2019

February 2019 Meeting

Our hats are off to Brian Shrimpton for his talk on February 8 titled, A Guide to Growing Aquatic Plants, From Low-tech to High-tech.  Brian  also generously donated a 40-gallon Breeder tank, LED lights, and other goodies that were auctioned off at the end of the meeting. Thank you, Brian, for a great program on aquatic plants and for your donation to the club! 

Brian Shrimpton presented ” A Guide to Growing Aquatic Plants, From Low-tech to High-tech”
An axolotl’s view from the February 2019 Bowl Show.
GAAS members, friends, and guests enjoy the February 2019 meeting.
Wayne Toven (right) awards Rich Serva with his second “Centurion Award – 100 Species Spawned.” Awarded  to Rich on February 8, 2019.

January 2019

The January Program was provided by Brian Zimmerman: Brian is an expert on Ohio’s native fishes. Visit Brian’s business at Zimmerman’s Fish (http://www.zimmermansfish.com/).

Brian Zimmerman (left) with Bud White in January 2019.

You can order Brian’s new (2019) book at the Ohio Biological Survey.

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Fishes of Ohio is a modern review of Ohio’s native fishes.