The next meeting of
The Cleveland Aquarium Society:
Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm
INVERTEBRATES FOR EXHIBITION
by Orin McMonigle
Orin will discuss five different types of invertebrates that have eight or more legs each. All of them are suitable for keeping in an Insectarium or a home display. All are available from captive breeding so there is no impact on natural populations.
-Mr. Bernot may get another BAP award. Come see his Ameca Splendens (commonly known as Butterfly Goodeids) fry.
-Mr. Davis will be exhibiting his Emperor Tetras (Nematobrycon palmeri).
Raffle Grand Prize: Aqueon 10 gal. aquarium (black)
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February 2014 meeting
Do you have a glass heater?
Has the glass ever turned brown near the heating element?
We will have an example at the meeting along with a discusion.
Raffle Grand Prize: Aqueon 50W submersible heater.
Member Door Prize: TetraMin Tropical Crisps
-The monthly meeting of The Cleveland Aquarium Society was held at 7:30 pm on a cold (low 20's) and snowy Tuesday evening, February 4th, 2014, in the Cleveland MetroPark Zoo's Education Building.
-The meeting was opened by our President, Mr. Byrer. Mr. Byrer told us that he has kept his blackworms alive for a month. He explained his method of keeping them and an interesting discussion followed.
-Mr. Bozic brought in a 100 watt glass heater because the glass around the heating element was starting to turn brown. Some members had seen heaters in that condition before and shared their ideas about what was happening and why.
-Mr. Bozic also shared a photo of a flower on his anubias plant which is in his 125 gal. aquarium.
-We then took a look at the updates to our website and facebook page and watched a video that introduced us to rare tropical aquarium fish. Here is the link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ilw1p0FmvI.
-Member Door Prize Winner (TetraMin Tropical Crisps): Mr. Davis
-Raffle Grand Prize Winner (Aqueon 50W submersible heater): Mr. Davis
-Exhibitions: Emperor Tetras by Mr. Davis
Pink Neon Guppies by Mr. Hitchlock
Half Black Iridescent Red Guppies by Mr. Hitchlock
T. Bozic, CAS Member
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For new aquarists, fellow club members can offer a wealth of advice born of years of experience. They can save you (and your fish) from many of the beginnerâ€™s mistakes that can wipe out an entire tank and leave you frustrated and discouraged. Club raffles and auctions can help you build up your collection of livestock, plants, food, and equipment at rock-bottom prices (and youâ€™ll be helping the club at the same time.) Club members can suggest types of equipment (or at least what to avoid); tell you which shops have the best deals, the healthiest fish, or the widest selection; and walk you through various solutions to problems you may run into.
For experienced hobbyists, clubs can help you network so that you can finally get your hands on a hard-to-obtain species. More advanced members (or those who specialize in a particular family) can give you tips on breeding and other more complex aspects of the hobby. Horticulture and breeder award programs can provide challenges and keep you interested in the hobby. Finally, club members provide an attentive audience for your â€śfish stories.â€ť Your friends might not understand whatâ€™s so amusing about the killifish thatâ€™s in love with your cory catfish, but other â€śfish peopleâ€ť will get a chuckle out of the tale.
There is much that you can learn from other club members, and much that you can offer, regardless of your experience level. Old hands love to help newbiesâ€¦ any reason to run our mouths about our favorite fish is a good one! Because the Cleveland Aquarium Society is an all-species club, it will give you the opportunity to learn about a variety of species and different aspects of the hobby that you might not have heard of otherwise. And, of course, itâ€™s fun. You can hang out with a diverse group of people who have an interest in common and maybe make some new friends out of the deal.
The Cleveland Aquarium Society meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Cleveland Zooâ€™s education building. Come by and check out a meeting. You never know what youâ€™ll find!
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