Linked Events

  • Natural Aquariums with Mike Wickham: August 06, 2013

Author Topic: Natural Aquariums with Mike Wickham  (Read 2755 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline vequalsir

  • CAS Vice President
  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 9
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
    • Vequalsir.com
Natural Aquariums with Mike Wickham
« on: July 31, 2013, 05:34:13 AM »
Mike Wickham will speak on The Natural Aquarium,  Tuesday August 6, 7:30 PM at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Education Building. 

The Education Building is the first building on the left as you enter the zoo grounds.  Park in the first lot on the right and follow the fish people :)  Enter thru the double doors at the front of the Education Building and go straight ahead to the meeting room.

Bio: Mike Wickham has been a hobbyist since 1964 and was an aquarium retailer for 25 years. He wrote for Aquarium Fish International magazine for over 20 years, including 10 years as the “Freshwater Q&A” columnist. Mike has also written for Aquarium USA, and Pet Product News and is the author of several aquarium books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freshwater Aquariums. He currently serves on the Board of the Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society.

Presentation: The Natural Aquarium
(1) setting up a natural aquarium,
(2) design rules to make an eye-pleasing, beautiful display, and
(3) aquarium plant species.

You'll learn not just about setting up a planted aquarium, but about the elements of aesthetic design that make the layout look natural and beautiful. The conclusion is a review of common aquatic plant species.

More info:

http://www.mikewickham.com/



Offline mewickham

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 0
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Aquariums with Mike Wickham
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 08:05:42 AM »
If you would like to help publicize this event, please download, print, and distribute the following poster to local pet stores, aquarium shops, community bulletin boards, etc.

http://mikewickham.com/images/Mike-Wickham's-Natural-Aquarium-Talk-Poster-CAS.pdf

Offline Dan and Vi McMonigle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Aquariums with Mike Wickham
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 09:02:41 PM »
At least a couple people will be donating fish and live aquatic plants at this meeting and perhaps some BAP/HAP items to be auctioned at the end of the meeting.
Breeding trio OB peacocks
barred hillstream loaches,
white shirt tetras,
Julidochromis,
Cryptocorynes, swords, aquatic ferns, Saggitaria, Vallisneria ( cichlid resistant)

Offline mewickham

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 0
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Natural Aquariums with Mike Wickham
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 08:22:04 AM »
Thank you very much CAS for hosting me. I had a great time and the talk seemed like it was well received. Extra special thanks to Dan McMonigle who helped set things up, and acted as chauffeur and tour guide while I was there. He went above and beyond the call of duty. Your club is lucky to have dedicated members like Dan!

I wish I wasn't traveling at the time, as I saw some good buys in the auction!