The NJAGC held our January 2016 meeting on the 30th, at Jim’s home in Bloomingdale, NJ. This meeting was rescheduled due to a blizzard the prior week. The meeting was called to order at 2:25pm by our President, Jerry Smith.
In attendance were:
|Paula B.||Ross A.||Johnny|
|Jay||Darek K.||Jerry S.|
Jay provided a brief Treasury report. Jerry spoke to the group about upcoming events and field trips as well as NJAGC branded items coming soon.
Jim gave the group a tour of his tanks.
Included in his collection are a 55 gallon convict cichlid tank,
His 55 gallon tank is lightly planted mostly with anubias and new Crinum calamistratum.
A 55 gallon saltwater reef tank
A heavily planted 40 gallon breeder tank with micro fish. A few members assisted Jim in installing co2 and a new heater in his 40 gallon tank.
Video of Jim’s aquariums
A 55 gallon driftwood tank
Plant swap table
A plant swap took place and consisted of over a dozen plant varieties.
Johnny brought a jaw dropping Cryptocoryne cordata var. siamensis that he grows potted in his 180 gallon tank.
Shortly thereafter many participated in the re-scaping of Jim’s 55 gallon driftwood tank.
This time around Jerry showed us his dark side, not only did he step on a perfectly fine Java Fern Trident but he also created an ever lasting mark in Jim’s tank using his index finger. We still can’t explain this action or the reason behind his motives.
This spontaneous rescape required a lot more hardscape than what was available at the time of the meeting. Executive decision has been ordered to dig out rocks right from Jim’s backyard.
Jerry, Raymund and Gus washed the rocks in hot water.
Several compositions have been arranged on Jim’s carpet and the final layout has been selected by the participating members.
Image above shows the updated tank. Join NJGAC to see this tank as it stands today.
On behalf of NJAGC, we would like to thank Jim for hosting this meeting. Additionally, we are very grateful to our members for their ongoing support and participation. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting in March, which will be hosted by Gustavo.