June Meeting

Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 7:44 am

Our June 27th meeting will feature Scott Fellman of Tannin Aquatics, who will speak about Blurring The Lines: Mental Shifts, Aesthetics, and Benefits of the Botanical-Style Aquarium. This meeting will be online via Zoom.

Scott Fellman

Scott Fellman, Tannin Aquatics

My name is Scott Fellman, and I’m the consummate “fish nerd/entrepreneur/provocateur!” I’ve been keeping freshwater and marine aquariums literally since I was a pre-schooler, and during that time, I have maintained all sorts of aquariums, fish bowls, plastic boxes, and just about anything that can hold water. My lifelong passion is creating natural-looking and functioning aquariums which represent unusual ecological niches. I love this hobby and the crazy, talented people in it!

I’ve written many of articles for numerous publications and many online venues, including Amazonas, Reef Builders, Reef2Reef , Coral, and elsewhere as well as my daily blog, “The Tint”, on my Tannin Aquatics web site, where I cover a variety of aquarium-related topics.

In addition to my writing, I’ve racked up the frequent-flyer miles, traveling all over the U.S. and internationally, speaking at clubs and major events (MACNA, RAP, etc.) about all sorts of reef-and now freshwater aquarium-related stuff. I keep threatening to complete a book before this century is over…

I was co-owner of Los Angeles-based online marine livestock retailer, Unique Corals, which specializes in sustainably-collected, aquacultured, and captive propagated corals, fishes, and invertebrates to the hobby. We enjoyed amazing growth and developed a large fan following in the four years I was with the company. Following my lifelong passion to embrace and replicate unusual aquatic niches, I sold my interest in Unique in 2016 to launch Tannin Aquatics, which specializes in providing natural materials for creating blackwater and brackish aquariums. And it’s happening all over again!

And I’m really just getting started! Stay Wet!

We have curated a collection of all sorts of natural materials, ranging from seed pods to branches, as well as other goods and ideas for specialized aquatic hobbyists. We’ve enjoyed some pretty meteoric growth, and have turned on many hobbyists to this exciting speciality since we’ve been in operation! A community has exploded…a movement is happening!

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