Bob Bock will be speaking about Native Killifish for our June 27th meeting. Bob is a member of the local killifish club as well as a member of the North American Native Fish Association. Bob is also our go-to guy for finding places to go collecting fish, teaching people how to keep live fish foods, and explaining how to convince many fish species to breed in our tanks. The meeting will be held at Sean Murphy’s home in Germantown, MD.
The May meeting for GWAPA was held at the home of Doug Gross, in Takoma Park, MD. The guest speaker was Becca Goldring. There was a good turnout, around 20 people, pretty good considering it was memorial day weekend. Decent size auction as well. It was so nice out that much of the meeting people were eating and talking in Doug’s beautiful back yard. We even had the auction on his back patio. More »
The March GWAPA meeting was held at Joshua wiegurt’s home/business in Silver Springs MD. Joshua is the owner, operator of Batfish Aquatics, which specializes in unusual, rare, and quality aquarium fishes, aquarium plants, and other animals. He has quite an impressive set up of over 300 aquariums. On top of that he is very active in many of the local aquarium clubs. He is a member of PVAS, CCA, GWAPA, Aquarium Club Lancaster County, Cichlid Club York, American Cichlid Association, American Killifish Association, American Livebearer Association and the Raleigh Aquarium Society to name a few.
Featured Tank – Francine Bethea
See Francine Bethea's winning aquascape in GWAPA's 2011 Dutch-style Aquascaping Contest. Judging was by popular vote.
Featured Tank – Lorena Rodriguez
Lorena Rodriguez's 2.5G Aquarium Winner of GWAPA's 2007 2.5G Aquascaping Contest (Beginner Category)
Featured Tank – Jeff Ucciardo
Jeff Ucciardo 29 Gallon Filter: Filstar XP1 Substrate: Eco-Complete Dosing: Daily dosing of KNO3, PO4, K, 2ml Flourish, 1 ml Flourish Iron Lighting: 65 watts PC 9 hours, with an additional dual Coralife T-5s for 7 hours in the middle total 101 watts CO2 diffusion: Glass diffusor CO2: Azoo regulator, 5lb. tank Fauna: Harlquin radboras, neons, ottos, cherry and bee shrimp, nerite snails
Featured Tank – Robert T Ricketts
Robert T Ricketts 55 Gallon Low-Maintenance Tank Substrate: Plenum based with mixed Estes' Nutmeg and Flourite Filtration: Two internal Eheims for mechanical filtration, plus a prefiltered external Eheim 2213 for bio. Lighting: 1-Two-tube strip light, 1 single-strip light. 12 hours/day. Plants: Val, Crinum, Anubias nana and a couple of other small nana cultivars, A. nana petite, Marimo balls, and Java Moss Fauna: school of glass cats, a school of Debaui cats, Otos, one male cherry Barb, Amano and Red Cherry shrimp, ramshorn and common pond snails.
Featured Tank – Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy's 8-inch cube tank 2.2 gallons. 13 Watts. Soil Substrate with Tahitian Moon Sand. Plants: Hemianthus callicthoides, Microcarpea minima, Bacopa var. fagilis, unidentified microsword