May 2008 Meeting
Sergio and his family hosted the 12th meeting of the NJAGC on Saturday, May 10th, 2008.
Wow, Sergio’s tank really drew a crowd, or maybe it was the food, whatever the cause, another well attended NJAGC meeting!
Sergio and his wife put out all sorts of delicacies – stuffed mushrooms, fresh vegetables with some wonderful dip, but the icing on the cake…literally was this:
Since we didn’t have much in the way of club business, Mike F. welcomed all the members, both new and familiar faces, he handed off the meeting to Sergio.
This tank is looking a lot more structured from the last time we saw it in person. The scape is certainly being handled very well and Sergio finally put a background on it! (Was that just for me?). I really still believe that even on these gorgeous rimless tanks, backgrounds of almost any kind really make it pop!
Many options were discussed about the handling of “the valley” that Sergio is pointing to above. Some were suggesting the removal of the two different but somewhat similar stem plants, Rotala rotundifolia and the Rotala sp. ‘Colorata’, while others were suggesting more hardscape. Whatever it becomes, we’ll see something different next time I’m sure.
When the discussions about the tank, aqauscape and hardware were complete, everyone gathered for some cake and the plant swap.
As a side note, recently in the forum, there have been many discussions about emersed growth setups of plants that we normally keep submersed in our little aquatic gardens.
Sergio is also getting into Bonsai Trees – not really emersed aquascape growth, but the humidity from the tank and warmth of the lights probably doesn’t hurt them…
And, here are some other photos from the meeting…
by Robert H – Winner of the May Caption Contest
Thanks to Sergio and Melissa for another excellent job at hosting!
Until next meeting,