June 2019

June Meeting

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.

Jonathan Stazinsky (right) and GAAS President, Bud White, after Jonathan’s talk titled, “Memoirs of a 1200 Gallon Aquarium” on June 14.

See Jonathan’s bio here.

Long-time GAAS member, Ken McGill (right), is presented with the coveted Breeder Award Program’s “GAAS Centurion Award” for 100 species spawned by BAP Chairman, Wayne Toven, on June 14, 2019. Congratulations, Ken!

**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.

2019 Ultra-Aqua

This beautiful discus and over 360 other show entries graced the 2019 Ultra-Aqua in Tallmadge, Ohio, on June 8 and 9.
“Team Youngstown” dominated the show and won the 2019 Ultra-Aqua Challenge Award. Congratulations on all your hard work!
On Saturday, June 8, Jeremy Basch gave an excellent presentation on his collection trips to Colombia.

We thank Jeremy Basch for bringing a flavor of Colombia to the Ultra-Aqua. Click here to read Jeremy’s bio.

Visit Jeremy’s website amazontropics.com.

We Are Grateful for Ultra-Aqua Sponsors!

Click here for the list of 2019 Ultra-Aqua sponsors

Click here for the Ultra-Aqua page.

May 2019 Meeting

Gary Mendez (right) and GAAS President, 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!

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