After 36 years, Two Turtles Pet Center is closing. The owners, Rick Johnson and Mary Kay Roediger, are retiring. A going out of business sales event commenced on Friday August 16, 2019. The store will permanently close September 15, 2019. For more information, please contact Mary Kay Roediger at 330-374-6765. Two Turtles Pet Center is located on 760 West Market Street in Highland Square.
Rick Johnson is a life member and former officer of GAAS. Over the many years that Two Turtles has been in business, both he and Mary Kay have supported GAAS in many ways. We thank them for their past support and wish them well in their retirement!
August Meeting—Club Picnic
The Greater Akron Aquarium Society’s Annual Member Appreciation Fish Swap and Picnic was well attended and everyone had a good time. This picnic is a means to show how much the club members are appreciated for their volunteer participation and contributions to the club throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who brought food and contributed items to the swap!
On July 12, Teri and Randy Seufert presented their excellent talk on “The Little Catfish”—the smaller species of the catfish family—those of the genera Aspidoras, Brochis, Corydoras, and Scleromystax. Teri and Randy’s enthusiasm for their fish was evident through the details of their program, and we appreciate their friendship with the club. Thank you, Teri and Randy!
At our June 14 meeting, Jonathan Strazinsky shared his challenges of building and maintaining a 1,200 gallon aquarium. Jonathan specializes in Central and South American cichlids, and he showed several videos of the fishes that he has enjoyed in the huge tank. We are grateful for Jonathan’s insights and contributions to the hobby.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!