GWAPA’s annual Holiday Potluck was hosted by Nagesh Kanvinde in Annandale, Virginia on December 1. There was no speaker or planned topic, but plenty of good food and conversation, and the chance to view Nagesh’s lovely tanks (one planted, one reef). The winners of our yearly aquascaping contest were announced, and next year’s board elected. Members who participated in the Brightwell Aquatics group order through the local store Quantum Reefs also picked up their orders. Our usual mini-auction was held as well. More »
Viktor Gyorffy hosted the October 26 meeting at his home in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Shane Linder, of PlanetCatfish.com spoke on the topic of “Catfishes and the Planted Aquarium.”
Julie Weis hosted the September 28 meeting at her home in Ijamsville, Maryland. The topic was setting up a pressurized co2 system.
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