Dr. HernÃ¡n LÃ³pez-FernÃ¡ndez – â€œFish collection in South Americaâ€
Despite being a bit early on a Saturday morning :-), the speaker was present and he enjoyed telling the audience about his many hours of struggling through some pretty rough, muddy, dirty conditions in search of some rather interesting South American fish. In the darkened room, photography was pretty difficult but that only bothered the photographer.
Dr. Stephan Tanner – â€œTechniques for breeding egg layersâ€
Dr. Tanner got lost somewhere in the USA with travel complications and Zenin filled in admirably with and interesting presentation on one of his favorite class of fishes – the Loaches.
1:00 p.m. Les Wilson – â€œFood Nutrition: from the basics to the futureâ€
Food nutrition seemed like a good topic for a lunch time speaker but I headed off to the restaurant to fulfil some of my own nutrition needs.
Jason Baliban – â€œThe Art of Aquascapingâ€
At lunch we heard that the “Rule of Thirds” might apply to the aquarium aquascaping “art” but I was off buying a bag of spiral val from Heinz before heading home to post these photos before returning for Jamie’s SW presentation.
Dr. Stephan Tanner – â€œPleco nutritionâ€
Jamie Baquero – â€œSustainability of the marine hobby tradeâ€
Exhibit and Sales Room
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Confirmed exhibits: Angel Fins, Cobalt, CAD Lights, Johnâ€™s Fish Foods, Ponds and Aquaria, Seachem, and Zoo Med.
Definitely lots to see in the vendor exhibit room.Â The following images will provide some idea of what it was like in that room.
The folks form Big Al’s have a midnight madness sale on tonight to coincide with the Aquamania event, and for those who were present at Aquamania, you might understand why I thought it might be interesting to caption this shot “Watching the coral grow”. The humour will be lost on anyone who didn’t see the display :-).
The folks at Big Al’s weren’t the only ones with some pretty brightly colored items on display. Some of the vendors had set up equally interesting tanks ranging from the tanks of beautiful angels to the racks of coral frags.Â There were also sufficient dry goods to satisfy most interests.
The t-shirts that show up at these events year after year are always interesting to see and this year is no exception.
More youth being added to the hobby every yearÂ :-).
Tomorrow all of the vendor areas will give way to the Giant Auction.Â I can hardly wait!!!
Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron