October 17th, 2015

The October NJAGC meeting was held on Saturday the 17th and hosted by Phil and his wife Julie in Long Valley, New Jersey. The meeting was officially called to order at 1:11pm by Jerry, the club’s president, with the introduction of our new member Manny, who brought his fiancé Cat.Oct 2015 (5 of 9)

A brief unofficial treasury report was given, as well as showing off the club’s new banner to be used at public events and auctions. It was announced that the date of the next meeting will be determined, but hosted by George at his house in North Jersey.

Oct 2015 (1 of 9) Rachel O’Leary was the club’s guest speaker. She is the owner of Invertebrates by Msjinkzd located in York Pennsylvania. Her website is http://msjinkzd.com/. Rachel is a member of several aquatic online communities and has served as moderator in many of them as well.

Oct 2015 (2 of 9)Our members listening attentively to Rachel’s presentation.

Oct 2015 (3 of 9)John captured the video while others listened.

While attending our meeting, she spoke about nano aquaria as well as the challenges, filtration preferences,and the process of siphoning and cleaning the tank, and feeding of aquatic life. Other topics included the breeding and raising of shrimp, snails, micro crabs, dwarf crayfish (while legal) and fish in general.

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There were 23 people in attendance, 20 members, 1 guest and 2 non-members. Group pictures were taken as well as tours given of Phil’s 240 gallon and 29 gallon tanks.

Oct 2015 (7 of 9)Phil’s 240

Oct 2015 (6 of 9)Phil’s 29g tank

 

Oct 2015 (4 of 9)Tradition plant swap took place at the end of the meeting.

Oct 2015 (8 of 9)Phil also donated one of his slightly outgrown Aponogeton plants.

Thank you to Phil for grilling his noteworthy spare ribs and for opening his home to the club and to all others who brought food and made donations. Thank you to John for filming and editing the event and again to Rachel for making the long drive to share her knowledge with us.

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