Upcoming Events

Aquarium Club of Lancaster County- Monthly meeting
Sat, Mar 19 2016 at 01:00 PM

Bird-in-hand fire company
313 Enterprise Dr
Bird in Hand, PA

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Cichlid Club of York
Sat, Mar 26 2016 at 02:00 PM

50 N east st
Spring Grove, PA

I will be presenting on setting up outdoor containers for breeding fish! Preorders will be taken

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Greater Chicago Cichlid Association- Cichlid Classic
Fri, May 27 2016 at 05:12 PM

Best Western Plus
4400 Frontage Rd
Hillside, IL

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North Jersey Aquarium Society
Thu, Jun 16 2016 at 12:51 PM

Quality Inn
10 Polito Ave
lyndhurst, NJ

I will be presenting on Asian Dwarf Hillstream Species! I will be taking pre-orders


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Louisville Tropical Fish Fanciers- Kentucky
Sun, Aug 14 2016 at 07:30 PM

Bon Air Branch Library
2816 Del Rio Pl
louisville, KY

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All-Aquarium Catfish Convention
Fri, Oct 14 2016 at 12:56 PM

Hyatt Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd
Herndon, VA

I will be attending and selling at the Convention.

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Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
Tue, Jun 13 2017 at 12:44 PM


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Past Events

Potomac Valley Aquarium Society
Sat, Mar 6 2010 at 04:01 PM

Green Acres School
4401 Sideburn Road

Spoke for the very first time! The grand debut of Freshwater Invertebrates: Myths and Misconceptions.


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Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society
Fri, Aug 27 2010 at 04:04 PM

Phipps Garden Center


My first “away” speaking event! Had a wonderful time staying with Eric Bodrock and Regina Spotti.


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Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society
Sat, Aug 28 2010 at 04:06 PM

Oddball Pets & Aquariums
262 Joseph St

I got to debut a new presentation with a wonderful rountable on breeding invertebrates.


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Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
Sat, Mar 19 2011 at 04:08 PM

That fish place
237centerville road

Spoke at the most local of the clubs I attend.


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Bucks County Aquarium Society
Thu, Jul 7 2011 at 07:30 PM

Churchville Nature Center
501 churville lane

Got to visit some more local people, and my good friend, Mark Denaro while presenting again on invertebrates.



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Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association
Sat, Sep 24 2011 at 04:13 PM

I had a wonderful time visiting GWAPA and was overwhelmed at the turnout and their auction! Great group of enthusiests!


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Delaware County Aquarium Society
Fri, Nov 4 2011 at 04:16 PM

Springfield Township Building
10 Powell Road

Had a fun time visiting another PA club!


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Milwaukee Aquarium Society
Fri, Nov 18 2011 at 07:30 PM

Hoffer's Tropical Life Pet Store
7323 north 76th st

Had a fun time presenting on myths and misconception and spending time with Ted Judy and his family!


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Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists
Sat, Nov 19 2011 at 04:28 PM

Dream Lanes
13 atlas ct

I presented to a surprisingly large group on breeding freshwater invertebrates. I got to meet some long time customers and even won a Grimey award! http://madisonaquatichobby.com/


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Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies Convention
Fri, Mar 23 2012 at 07:30 PM

Crowne plaza
100 Berlin Rd.
Cromwell CT

I will be making the event! Please feel free to message me to place your pre-order in the week leading up to the event. Please remember, I will not have tanks or water change equipment with me, so picking up friday is best!

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Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society
Fri, May 18 2012 at 08:00 PM

Bermuda Aquarium, Lector Room
40 North Short Rd

I am extremely excited to be traveling to Bermuda for the first time! I will be presenting on small tanks and their occupants the third weekend of April! More information about the club can be found on www.fryangle.com

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Cleveland Aquarium Society
Tue, Jun 5 2012 at 07:30 PM

Cleveland Zoo educational building
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland OH

Presenting on Freshwater Invertebrates: Myths and Misconceptions. Pre-orders will be taken. More club information at this site: http://www.clevelandaquariumsociety.org/

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ACA 2012!
Thu, Jul 12 2012 at 07:33 PM

Wyndam Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Drive
Indianapolis IN

ACA conventions have been an annual tradition for me. Hope to see you there!

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Danbury Aquarium Society
Fri, Aug 24 2012 at 07:30 PM

Carmel Ambulance Corps
6 Garrett Place
Carmel NY

Speaking engagement on freshwater invertebrates. Pre-orders will be taken. More information on the host club can be found at: http://www.northeastcouncil.org/daas/

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CCA Monthly meeting- Anthony Tu speaking on Frontosa
Sat, Sep 8 2012 at 02:00 PM

JFK High School
1901 Randolph Rd
Silver Spring

I will be attending the monthly CCA meeting this weekend. As always, preorders are available. There will be the normal raffles, mini-auction, and refreshments available. Anthony Tu is speaking this month.

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GWAPA September meeting and Group buy
Sat, Sep 22 2012 at 02:00 PM

GWAPA group buy


GWAPA is having its September meeting on the 22nd at 2pm. I will be taking orders for a group buy (members get 10% off) and taking driftwood for the members to buy. Please go to the GWAPA forum,

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Greater City Aquarium Society
Wed, Oct 3 2012 at 07:30 PM

Queens Botanical Garden
134-20 Dahlia Ave
Flushing NY

A presentation on breeding freshwater invertebrates including dwarf shrimp, crayfish, and snails will be given. More information about the club can be found at: http://www.greatercity.org/

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All-Aquarium Catfish Convention
Thu, Oct 18 2012 at 07:36 PM

Hyatt Dulles
2300 Dulles corner blvd
Herndon VA

I will be able to bring preorders for this convention!

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Potomac Valley Aquarium Society
Sat, Nov 3 2012 at 03:00 PM

Green Acres School
4401 Sideburn Road
Fairfax VA

PVAS  was my first speaking engagement and I am excited to go back and share with the members all the new things I have learned! This presentation will be on breeding invertebrates and stocking the nano tank. Hope to see you there!

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Capital Cichlid Association — AquaMania
Sat, Mar 9 2013 at 12:00 PM

Hilton Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, Maryland

AquaMania will feature awesome speakers (Ad Konings, Ken Davis and Rachel O’Leary), Registration is only $30. For details head to capitalcichlids.org – register today!

I will be speaking at the event, as well as taking pre-orders and selling on Sunday at the swap meet.

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38th Annual NEC Convention- Cromwell, CT
Fri, Apr 5 2013 at 01:07 PM

Crowne Plaza
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT

I will be speaking at NEC this year, and will update this page when I have specific times. As always, I will be taking pre-orders. I will be arriving Thursday night, and staying through Sunday morning.

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Tampa Bay Aquarium Society
Mon, Jun 10 2013 at 07:15 PM

Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida

I am pleased to announce that I will be visiting the Tampa Bay Aquarium Society on June 10, 2013 to present on Diversity within the Nano Aquaria.

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Gold Coast Aquarium Society-
Wed, Jun 12 2013 at 07:00 PM

American Legion Hall
9081 SW 51st St
Cooper City, FL

I will be presenting on freshwater nano species in the home aquaria at the Gold Coast Aquarium Society of South Florida.

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North Jersey Aquarium Society
Thu, Jul 11 2013 at 07:45 PM

Nutley Elks Hall
242 Chestnut St
Nutley, NJ

I will be visiting NJAS to present on invertebrates and nano fish. Please note, this meeting is on a different schedule than they normally use, and is the 2nd Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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Dead Fish Order "Secret Society" meeting
Sat, Jul 27 2013 at 12:30 PM

I am excited to be traveling to Winnipeg the weekend of July 26th. I will be speaking at the “Secret Society”, the Dead Fish Order. Tickets will be available at Afishionados for $25 each. Address for the event is private, and will be provided when tickets are purchased.

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Jersey Shore Aquarium Society
Mon, Sep 9 2013 at 08:00 PM

Knights of Columbus Hall
70 E. Main St
Freehold, NJ

I will be presenting on nano fish and invertebrates in Freehold NJ for the Jersey Shore Aquarium Society. Pre-orders will be taken.

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East Coast Monster Fish Konvention
Fri, Sep 20 2013 at 07:00 PM

Sheraton Parsippany Hotel
199 Smith Road
Parsippany, NJ

A convention in NJ. I will be presenting on nano aquaria with a focus on invertebrate husbandry. My presentation will be Friday evening at 730pm. Pre-orders will be taken for pick-up on Friday.


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Aquafest 2013
Fri, Oct 18 2013 at 04:03 PM

dulles hyatt

Several speakers for only $20! I will be presenting on Nano diversity and will take pre-orders for pickup. More information can be found at: http://aquafest2013.org/

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OCA Extravaganza- Ohio Cichlid Association
Fri, Nov 22 2013 at 05:13 PM

Holiday Inn
15471 Royalton Road

I will be attending the meet as well as taking pre-orders to be picked up on Friday. I will be doing room sales, as well, throughout the weekend.

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Capital Cichlid Assocation Aquamania 2- The Big Fish Deal
Fri, Feb 28 2014 at 04:44 PM

Hilton Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, Maryland

The CCA is having their Spring event! I will be in attendance, and will be selling at the Sunday Marketplace as well as taking pre-orders for pickup on Friday night.

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MASI Spring Event, Auction, and Workship- Missouri Aquarium Society
Fri, Apr 4 2014 at 12:00 PM

Crowne Plaza
11228 Lone Eagle Dr

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Brooklyn Aquarium Society
Fri, Apr 11 2014 at 07:30 PM

602 Surf Ave

I will be presenting at the BAS. I will be taking pre-orders and look forward to returning to New York this Spring!

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Bermuda Fry-Angle Club- Home show
Fri, May 16 2014 at 11:59 AM

Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
40 n shore rd
flatts village, Bermuda

I am very excited to be returning to Bermuda! I will be speaking on Friday, and then visiting the members’ homes to judge their home show on Sunday.

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CCY-Cichlid Club of York
Sat, May 31 2014 at 01:00 PM

CCY Clubhouse
50 North East St
Spring Grove, PA

I will be presenting on Freshwater Invertebrates, and their application to a broad spectrum fish room.

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TFCB- Tropical Fish Club of Burlington, VT
Fri, Jun 6 2014 at 06:30 PM

holiday inn

south burlington

TFCB is celebrating 25 years! This weekend event will feature four speakers; Eric Bodrock, Regina Spotti, Rachel O’Leary, and Stephan Tanner, as well as a Tour of the Vermont Microbreweries, a dinner cruise on Lake Champlain, and a Friday night social barbecue! More information can be found at www.tfcb.org I will be speaking both Friday and Saturday. Pre-orders will be taken!

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CCA- Capital Cichlid Association
Sat, Jun 21 2014 at 02:00 PM

JFK High School
1901 Randolph Rd
Silver Spring, MD

I will be giving a new presentation on breeding fish in container gardens. Pre-orders are being accepted.

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ACA 2014- Louisville, Kentucky
Thu, Jul 10 2014 at 05:19 PM

Crowne Plaza
830 Phillips Lane

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MCA- Michigan Cichlid Association
Fri, Sep 12 2014 at 07:30 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church
45160 Van Dyke

I will be presenting on applying invertebrates to a dedicated fish room. I will be bringing food donations, and may be able to take pre-orders. More information can be found on their website: http://michigancichlid.com/

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GVAC- Grand Valley Aquarium Club
Sat, Sep 13 2014 at 07:00 PM

Holiday Inn express
6569 Clay Ave SW
Grand Rapids

I will be presenting on Nano Aquaria: the Ins, Outs, and In betweens.


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All-Aquarium Catfish Convention
Thu, Oct 16 2014 at 06:26 PM

Hyatt Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard

I will be selling at the spree on 3, as well as attending the convention all weekend. Pre-orders will be taken as well. Here is a link to convention details:


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PCCA- Pacific Coast Cichlid Association, San Jose, CA
Sat, Nov 8 2014 at 05:30 PM

Harry's Hoffbrau
390 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129


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PVAS (Copy)
Sat, Feb 7 2015 at 01:00 PM

Green Acres School
4401 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, VA

I hope to debut a new talk at this convention on hillstream fishes, their care, and good tank mates.


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Raleigh Aquarium Society Spring Workshop
Fri, Feb 13 2015 at 02:47 PM

NC State Fairgrounds’ Martin Building
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd
raleigh, NC

Raleigh Aquarium Society Workshop

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Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention
Fri, Apr 10 2015 at 07:00 PM

sheraton Reston

reston, VA

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Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs
Fri, May 15 2015 at 03:00 PM

Burlington holiday inn and convention center
3063 S Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3E9, Canada


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Atlanta Area Aquarium Society
Sat, Jun 6 2015 at 01:30 PM

Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive N.E.


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American Cichlid Association Convention
Thu, Jul 30 2015 at 02:54 PM

Sheraton Springfield
one monarch place
springfield, ma


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Milwaukee Aquarium Society
Fri, Aug 14 2015 at 07:30 PM

Central aquatics
oakwood park drive
milwaukee, wisconsin



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Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists
Sat, Aug 15 2015 at 11:00 AM

Dream Lanes Bowling Alley
13 Atlas Ct

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Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society Monthly meeting
Sun, Aug 30 2015 at 07:30 PM

Winton Wood's Visitors Center
10245 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH


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New Jersey Aquatic Gardeners Club
Sat, Oct 17 2015 at 12:00 PM

More information can be found by members on their forum: http://www.njagc.net/forum/forum.php

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GWAPA Speaking presentation
Sat, Oct 24 2015 at 01:00 PM

to be announced

I will be presenting my lecture on an Introduction to Dwarf Hillstream Species- Preorders will be taken!

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Aquatic Experience Chicago
Fri, Nov 6 2015 at 12:29 PM

Marriott Renaissance Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau

I will be attending to work with the AGA and competing in the aquascaping contest. Preorders can be delivered.


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Ohio Cichlid Association 21st Extravaganza
Fri, Nov 20 2015 at 12:40 PM

Holiday Inn
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville, Ohio

I will be taking preorders and attending the OCA this year! I may or may not be selling from the room! See you there

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