Getting ready for Summer travels! Florida is up first- Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale

Getting ready for Summer travels! Florida is up first- Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale

This Summer will be a busy one! I am starting out the season by heading to Tampa to speak at the Tampa Bay Aquarium Society on Monday, June 10. I won’t be taking pre-orders, as it is a pretty loooong drive, but I will be bringing donations for the club. That same week, I will be speaking near Ft. Lauderdale at the Gold Coast Aquarium Society. I am really looking forward to this trip! This week I have gotten in a bunch of new livestock. I...

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All-Aquarium Catfish Convention THIS weekend! Pre-orders now being taken!

All-Aquarium Catfish Convention THIS weekend! Pre-orders now being taken!

I am very excited about the All-Aquarium Catfish Convention being hosted by PVAS in Herndon, VA this weekend! This is, in my opinion, one of the VERY best conventions. Hans-Georg Evars, Heiko Bleher, Ian Fuller, Eric Bodrock, and Mark Sabaj Perez will be presenting talks.  It only happens every other year, so please do your best to attend! I am ready to start taking pre-orders for delivery. I will be arriving Friday afternoon, and will be...

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Back from speaking at GCAS, and a visit with Ricky Chawla- goby hoarder

Back from speaking at GCAS, and a visit with Ricky Chawla- goby hoarder

I had the great pleasure to visit the Greater City Aquarium Society to present a new talk on the diversity within nano aquaria this week. What a great turn-out! Many friends and customers from the greater NYC area came out to support, and I had a really great time, despite some technological and traffic issues. I would encourage anyone that has a local club, to join and support! This is THE best way to make fish friends, share plants or fish,...

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Hey Gwapa! Gobies, ember tetras, shrimp OH MY! Group buy time!

Hey Gwapa! Gobies, ember tetras, shrimp OH MY! Group buy time!

Ok GWAPA folks! You get first crack at the new livestock! 🙂 Meeting is this Saturday, September 22nd in Ijamsville, MD. More information and directions can be found on the website. Please post in their thread if you are planning to attend, as these meetings are held in people’s homes. I promise that you will be amazed at the plant auction and would have a really great time! I will be updating the group buy thread today. I hope that you...

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Taking a trip to beautiful Vermont this weekend

Taking a trip to beautiful Vermont this weekend

I am heading out-of-town for some non-fish related rest and relaxation! I will be gone from Friday through Monday, so please excuse any delays in communication. I will be posting the much-anticipated sale when I get home on Monday night. I will do my best to keep up with correspondence while away, but please know I am not ignoring any of the questions which you may have, but I am not sure what my internet status will be. Enjoy your holiday...

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September is full of local clubs! CCA, ACLC event, and GWAPA!

As many of you know, I am a big fan of regional fish clubs, and am a member of about five of them which are relatively local to my area (within a two-hour or so drive). This September, I will be visiting several of them to attend speakers, the mini-auctions, and to just hang out with other fish geeks without having to give the presentation. It is a great time, and anyone in the area that has not checked out any of the “local” clubs...

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Getting ready to head to the Danbury Aquarium Society in Carmel NY! MEETING CANCELED

Getting ready to head to the Danbury Aquarium Society in Carmel NY! MEETING CANCELED

In preparation for a few different club visits and group buys, I have been trying to update my pictures of new livestock. I hope to finish the new species profiles as well as do a few new informational posts this week. Pre-orders will be available for pick-up at this meeting. I hope to see some of you there! It will take place Friday the 24th of August in Carmel, NY. More information is available at the link below as well as on my events page....

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Stocklist for pick-up at ACA in Indianapolis

The following are available for me to bring to the ACA Convention in Indianapolis. Please note, I will be arriving Wednesday evening and will need any pre-orders picked up by Friday. I am not taking water, tanks, etc, so all fish and invertebrates will be bagged while there. I need all pre-orders submitted by Monday at 6 pm EST. Apistogramma- special for ACA! A. barlowi (mouthbrooder) $35/pair A. Kelleri “jutai” 1 pair $100 sold A....

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Out-of-town; ACA 2012- preorders being taken! Updated stocklist by tomorrow

Out-of-town; ACA 2012- preorders being taken! Updated stocklist by tomorrow

I am once again going out-of-town! I will be taking orders this week for MONDAY ONLY shipping. I leave early next Wednesday to travel to Indianapolis for the American Cichlid Assocation’s 2012 Convention. I AM taking preorders. I would prefer any preorders to be picked up by Thursday, if possible, as I am not taking water and tanks with me and everything will likely be bagged up Tuesday night. I have a bunch of new stuff (including...

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Bucks County 1st Annual Workshop- a huge success!

Bucks County 1st Annual Workshop- a huge success!

This weekend I had the great pleasure to attend the first annual BCAS Workshop. It was held at a wonderful Nature Center in Bristol, PA. I arrived shortly after 11am with my two daughters. We registered at the desk and then dropped off my donations to the livestock table. I really liked how they set up the livestock sale. People were able to purchase desired livestock (which was pre-priced) in the order that they registered. This gave a lot of...

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A busy summer so far! Up next- Bucks County Workshop!

I feel like I have been all over the place this summer, and it has just begun! I just returned home from visiting the Cleveland Aquarium Society in Ohio, where I had a great time! The best part was how interested some  of the children of members were. I even received a lovely picture from one of the younger members, Cassandra, that I will scan and add later. While there, I visited a brew pub (score!) and also got to visit a store, Something...

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Going out of town again- Here I come Ohio!

Going out of town again- Here I come Ohio!

I will be out of town again next week for a few days while I visit Cleveland, OH and the Cleveland Aquarium Society. I will be shipping Monday, but only Monday. The meeting will take place at the Cleveland Zoo on Tuesday at 7:30pm. I will be taking pre-orders, though any orders will have to be picked up and paid for off of the premises, either before at a dinner or after during drinks. Please email any orders you would like for me to bring. I...

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