MAY 25TH MONTHLY MEETING
WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 2022 7:00 PM
LOGO ADVANTAGE 8700A MECHANICSVILLE TNPK
TUBS, PATIO PONDS, AND WATERGARDENS
BY COOPER SALLADE
COOPER HAS BEEN IN THE POND BUSINESS FOR OVER 14 YEARS. HE ATTENDED VCU, WHERE HE GOT HIS UNDERGRADUATE IN BIOLOGY. HE WORKED AT FIN N FEATHER LAKESIDE DURING MIDDLESCHOOL, AND HAS WORKED THERE EVER SINCE. HE HAS RUN THEIR POND MAINTAINANCE SINCE 2010, AND ESTABLISHED "AQUA FAUNA" A SISTER COMPANY TO THE FIN N FEATHER POND DIVISION. HE HAS BEEN RUNNING THE POND STORE AND THIS COMPANY SINCE 2018, WHERE HE HAS BEEN DESIGNING, INSTALLING AND MAINTAINING PONDS. COOPER WILL WALK US THROUGH EASY PATIO POND IDEAS AND INSTALLATIONS.
THIS IS A REGULAR MEETING. LIGHT BEVERAGES AND SNACKS AVAILABLE.
WE WILL MEET AT ABOUT 5:30 FOR DINNER AT "MEXICO" RESTAURANT PRIOR TO THE MEETING.
FOLKS: this is a perfect opportunity for you to bring ricefish, snails, livebearers, and plants to
this meetings mini auction. It's the season for setting up tubs and patio ponds and some of our members have been very successful with breeding many types of fish, and you have the chance to distribute some of these critters to others.... Cooper may give you ideas for other species you may want to try as well... And a tub or small patio pond is a very aesthetic way to get back to nature.
January Monthly Meeting
The monthly JRAS meeting will be held Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm at Logo Advantage, 8007A Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
The speaker is Mark Kaprow. His topic is Tanganyikan Secretive Cave Spawning Cichlids in the Home Aquarium.
Mark, a long-time Potomac Valley Aquarium Society member, will present his experiences keeping and breeding Tanganyikan secretive cave spawning cichlids to the club. He has successfully bred 10 different species of Tanganyikan cave spawners/rock dwellers.
Don't forget to bring any items you may want to enter in the mini-auction being held after the program.
You are welcome to meet for dinner at 5:30 before the meeting at the Mexico Restaurant at 7162 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
GO TO FORUM/ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY MEETING FOR DETAILS AND RULES ON THE BOWL SHOW
JRAS MONTHLY MEETING
*NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS MONTH WED. JULY 20
JRAS BOWL SHOW
MEETING STARTS AT 7:00 pm ENTRIES FOR SHOW MUST BE ON TABLE
BY 8:00 PM FOR JUDGING
JAMES RIVER MONTHLY MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022 7:00 pm AT LOGO ADVANTAGE
Les Wilson of Cobalt Aquatics - LIGHTING FOR YOUR AQUARIUM
THIS IS AN "IN-PERSON" MEETING
(mask wearing optional)
we will have our monthly mini-auction following the lecture
JRAS JANUARY MONTHLY MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING
MYRTLE BEACH DISCUS TOUR
Myrtle Beach Discus, breeds and imports some of the finest discus in the world
and features over 30 different strains of the most sought after discus. At Myrtle
Beach Discus, our imported discus are hand-picked from internationally recognized breeders. Our breeding pairs are selected from the finest purebred strains.
Their latest shipment with 44 boxes arrived with discus ranging in size from 2.5 - 6.5 inches. After our normal quarantine procedures the discus will be ready for purchase and listed on our Myrtle Beach Discus website.
Myrtle Beach Discus' process goes beyond selling you these beautiful fish; they are there every step of the way from sales to delivery, to taking care of your new fish.
Jovan Fisher will provide a tour of the facility, and insights into keeping your discus via our zoom meeting. Jovan has kept discus for years and decided to open Myrtle Beach Discus in 2016, when he purchased his first large shipment.
for more on Myrtle Beach Discus and Jovan, visit his website:
This November meeting will be held at Logo Advantage, our normal meeting location, and will be an IN-PERSON meeting. We will practice proper distancing, and masks are optional.
PLEASE GO TO FORUM/MARKETPLACE TO LIST SALES ITEMS
JRAS FALL TAILGATE TAGSALE OCTOBER 23, 2021
JRAS will be hosting it's FALL Tailgate Tagsale, on Saturday October 23, from 1-4 pm.
Location will be the Logo Advantage Parking lot (same as where are meetings are held in non-covid times)
Anything fish related may be brought for sale.
If the weather is extremely bad, JRAS may consider an alternate date... please check our website for such notices.
Rules and Conditions:
Please be considerate of our host (LOGO ADVANTAGE) and keep your area clean, and pick up after yourself.
trash containers will be available.
While JRAS will not be offering food and drink, there are vendors nearby for those that wish to purchase items.
We are still adhering to current Covid guidelines so we ask that everyone follow proper distancing, Masks are not mandatory, but recommended, and please be considerate of others... If a vendor has a line, please do not congest around, rather keep safe distanc
It is recommended that sellers put together a list of possible sales items, and post it on the website. Please go to the "marketplace" thread in the forum and list your items there. Do not post on other threads, so that buyers can find your sales items in one place.
There will be a space fee of $10 (for members) or $20 (non members) to be able to sell, we do ask that you consider being a "PAID UP MEMBER" (memberships can be paid at the site on the day if you are not sure, please check at our membership table)
JRAS will assign spots on a first come first serve basis. Please be considerate of others.
JRAS will not be supplying tables or electric. Bring your own selling equipment.
Please bag all live goods properly and be aware of the weather, as it could be warm, or cold.
All sales are between seller and purchaser.
JRAS is not responsible for any guarantees of products and holds no responsiblity for condition of equipment, plants or fish.
JRAS Tailgate Committee has the right to ask anyone to leave if they are not complying with tailgate sale conditions.
Please make sure electric products are in working condition, and JRAS discourages the sale of used heaters, or used gravel. It is the buyers responsibility to ask these questions and consider the caveats to purchasing such items.
AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1:00 pm
THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING
The August Monthly meeting will be this coming Saturday,
August 28th at 1:00 pm
at Logo Advantage,,, 8007A Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville Va 23111
this notice below is what i plan to send to the communications group this evening.
please read it over,,, call me or email me asap, if you have concerns.
I realize this is all very fluid, but i need to make sure there is nothing here
that shouldn't be printed......
THIS WILL BE AN "IN-PERSON" MEETING - OUR FIRST IN PERSON MEETING SINCE NOVEMBER 2019... WITH PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING... MASKS RECOMMENDED, AND WE WILL SET UP FOR THE MEETING WITH PROPER DISTANCING.
THIS WILL BE CONSIDERED A REGULAR MEETING AND WE PLAN TO HAVE A MINI AUCTION AFTER THE LECTURE. THERE WILL BE UPDATES ON HOW THE SOCIETY PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MEETINGS AND EVENTS.
OUR SPEAKER THIS MONTH:
Mr Jim Long, will be our speaker
the lecture will be "BROADENING YOUR HORIZONS"
"CULTURE MAINTENANCE vs CULTURE HARVESTING"
Jim will have live cultures on hand and we will have an opportunity to bid on and possibly win some of these cultures at our mini auction.
as per usual, we need to respect our hosts facility (Rick Parsley, Logo Advantage)
JRAS will have some drinks (water and soda) on hand, but we will not be offering any foods
We have Great News!!!
The July Meeting will be held, IN PERSON at the residence of our President, Lee Shadbolt. Lee will be giving a presentation on the build of his pond, and JRAS will be hosting a PICNIC, with food and drink supplied. We will be having a responsible in person meeting, with proper spacing for social distancing, and it will be held outside on Lee,s patio. We will be able to view the pond and it's inhabitants. Lee is planning on putting a large monitor outside so we can do an actual presentation.
JRAS will be supplying the picnic food, and there will be plenty for all.
Actual start time for this meeting will be 5:00 pm
JRAS JULY MEETING
SATURDAY JULY 24, 2021
AS THIS IS CONSIDERED A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING, WE WILL BE HAVING A MINI AUCTION AT THIS MEETING. BRING YOUR AQUARIUM RELATED ITEMS FOR THE AUCTION AFTER THE MEETING.
If you want to publish what you will be bringing to the mini auction, please go to the marketplace thread in the forum and make your posting there: we will start a thread you can reply to on the marketplace forum.
**NOTE** If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to Dennis Bragg at the following # 804-690-2152
(if no answer, leave a voicemail with your number and Dennis will reply)
or email: email@example.com please give a number of guests you are bringing
OUR JULY 24TH MEETING AND PICNIC WAS A HUGE SUCCESS, WITH ABOUT 28 MEMBERS AND FAMILY ATTENDING. LEE SHADBOLT, GAVE A FANTASTIC PRESENTATION ON THE BUILD OF HIS BACKYARD POND, WITH FABULOUS PHOTOS, AND DETAILS, AS ONLY OUR PRESIDENT COULD DO, FULL OF GREAT IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE POND BUILDER. NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN, WAS THE FINISHED RESULT, COMPLETE WITH IT'S INHABITANTS, (ALL NAMED BY LEE'S DAUGHTER BY THE WAY!)
THERE WERE SOME STORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA, AND WHILE SOME THOUGHT WE MIGHT GET A BIT WET, THE RAINS SUBSIDED AND THE SKY CLEARED AND THE MEETING WAS ON. SO FOR THE FIRST MEETING IN PERSON, IN OVER A YEAR AND A HALF, OUR PRESIDENT, LEE AND HIS WIFE CHRISTIE, GRACIOUSLY SHARED THEIR BACKYARD FOR OUR GET TOGETHER. WE HAD ABOUT 28 PEOPLE TAKE PART AND THE SOCIAL INTERACTION WAS STRONG AND EVERYONE SEEMED TO ENJOY THE IN PERSON INTERACTION.
WE STARTED THE MEETING WITH A GREAT SELECTION OF BARBEQUE FOOD, FRIED CHICKEN WITH ALL THE FIXINGS, AND PLENTY OF SIDES TO KEEP EVERYONE HAPPY AND WELL FED. THERE WAS CHILLED WATERMELON AFTERWARDS, THAT HIT THE SPOT AND EVERYONE MUNCHED AND WERE FOCUSED ON OUR PRESIDENTS LECTURE ON PONDS.
I HAVE PERSONALLY BEEN A WITNESS TO SEVERAL TALKS ON PONDS AND POND BUILDS OVER THE YEARS AND THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE WATCHED. WHILE THERE WERE A FEW QUESTIONS AFTERWARDS, LEE PRETTY MUCH HAD MOST OF THE ANSWERS DURING HIS TALK, SO EVERYONE LEFT KNOWING ALL THERE WAS TO KNOW ABOUT HIS POND BUILD.
AFTER THE LECTURE, WE HAD OUR MONTHLY MINI AUCTION, WHICH I THINK WAS A BIG HIT WITH FOLKS AND SOMETHING WE WERE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPERIENCING. I BELEIVE THERE WERE ABOUT 30+ ITEMS AND FOLKS GOT SOME GREAT ITEMS FOR REASONABLE PRICES.
HOW TO GET STARTED IN OUTDOOR PLANT AND FISHKEEPING
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JRAS MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 7:00 PM
*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE*
FOR ALL THE DETAILS ON OUR TAGSALE, PLEASE GO TO : FORUM/MARKETPLACE
FOR DETAILS, AND READ SELLER RULES, POST SALES LISTS, AND RESPOND TO SELLERS FOR THEIR SALES ITEMS.
I JRAS APRIL ZOOM MEETING
WEDNESDAY APRIL 28, 7:00 PM
COLOR GENETICS IN GOLDFISH
OUR SOCIETY'S RESIDENT GOLDFISH EXPERT, WILL EXPLAIN GENETICS IN COLOR IN GOLDFISH, AND EXPLAIN HOW EVEN SUNLIGHT IMPROVES ON COLOR IN YOUR FISH, WHETHER IN AQUARIUMS OR IN A POND.
JRAS MARCH MEETING
WEDNESDAY MARCH 24, 2021
ZOOM MEETING STARTING AT 7:00 PM
TOPIC - FILTRATION
JRAS VIRTUAL MEETING: JANUARY 27, 2021
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FEATURED SPEAKER Dr. Michi Tobler
Ever since childhood, Michi has had a weird obsession with fish and other animals that live in water. Studying biology and becoming a scientist has allowed him to make his passion his profession. Today, Michi primarily studies the ecology and evolution of fish species in Latin America, allowing him to travel to exotic places and observing fish in their natural environments. In addition, Michi studies the genetics and physiology, and behavior of fish in his laboratory at K-State. At work, he oversees a fish facility with over 250 fish tanks, all devoted to livebearers. And yes, he still keeps fish tanks at home too.
“Livebearers: What they are, where to find them, and how to keep them”
Livebearers of the family Poeciliidae are among the most popular aquarium fishes and can be found in pretty much every pet store
around the globe. They are often considered good fish for beginners to keep. But there is more to them than guppies, mollies,
platys, and swordtails. In fact there are almost 280 species of poeciliids, that occur from North Carolina all the way south to
Argentina. I will provide an overview of the different groups of livebearers, their reproduction, and the ways they have adapted
to all kinds of weird habitats. I will be able to show pictures and tell stories from over 30 collection trips throughout Latin America and share experiences from 25 years of keeping livebearers. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about livebearers, fish keeping, and observing fish in their natural habitats.
JRAS CHRISTMAS GATHERING: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020 TIME: 7:00 pm - ?
if you wish to take part in the gift exchange, navigate to our forum and read the rules and details to join in on the fun.
This Year's December meeting will be our Christmas Party, however, because of covid, this will be a virtual meeting/party, and we will host it through ZOOM.
To take part in the meeting, for a social get together, and our Gift exhange, simply click on the link provided to be part of our party. Full details of the Gift Exchange rules will be posted on our forum under announcements.
follow the following link to log on to the zoom meeting.
NOVEMBER JRAS ZOOM MEETING
ZOOM MEETING WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
(just click on the zoom meeting invite)
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Kris Weinhold, will be giving us an enlightening talk on Aquascaping basics,
and easy plants to work with in low tech setups.
Kris Weinhold grew up keeping aquariums, but really fell in love with planted aquariums over 15 years ago, diving head-first into researching and experimenting with various plants, growing techniques, and aquascape designs. Kris on the board of the Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association (GWAPA) and the Aquatic Gardener’s Association (www.aquatic-gardeners.org). He has published articles and photographs in a variety of aquarium-related periodicals, and is currently a judge for the AGA’s internationally renowned aquascaping contest.
Please go to the FORUM tab NAVIGATE TO THE MARKETPLACE THREAD, and look at the rules and directions for attending, selling or buying at our upcoming Tailgate/Tagsale. You can also follow the rules for our Auctions page when understanding what you can and cannot do at this event.
There will also be a table set up for anyone that wishes to DONATE items towards the sale for JRAS.
Sellers are responsible for their own sales setup. JRAS will not be supplying tables, and please note:
*LOGO ADVANTAGE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR ANYONE DURING THE EVENT*
please plan accordingly for any food/snacks/water, or facilities on your own.
SEPTMEBER VIRTUAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 7:00 pm
EASY TECHNIQUES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FISH AND AQUARIUM
SEPTEMBER ZOOM MEETING:
JRAS will be holding its September 23rd meeting as a ZOOM MEETING, for our second virtual meeting during this pandemic.
When we mention David Snell, most of you think of Dave as our ever prominent Auctioneer. Dave has done a stellar job of being our official auctioneer during our larger events, so he is well known throughout the mid atlantic fish clubs. One of the other areas Dave has been very interested in is photographing his fish, tanks and documenting some of his various collecting trips. He spoke with the JRAS folks about 4 years ago, This may be a very good topic to embrace right now with the ever present heath issues and the fact that we are not able to show off our fish and aquariums as easily to others. Maybe we can embrace some of his ideas to show off our hobby to other members through our new website. In the forum section, you can post photos in the "GALLERY" link.
here is the ZOOM invite and link to attend the meeting:
** IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS LINKING TO THE MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID SOMBACH.
Sept zoom meeting:
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David Snell has been a tropical fish hobbyist since 1993. Specializing in killifish since 1996, having been mostly “dry” for about 5 years or so due to work, family and a Master degree, he’s back in the hobby. Since ‘93 he has spawned and raised numerous killifish, as well as various tetras, a few corydoras, and the occasional cichlid. He has been active in the tropical fish hobby in the Washington DC area serving in former PVAS positions to include: Treasurer & Board Member, 3 terms as President, and 1 term as VP. He launched PVAS’s original website in the late 90s. He’s been a member of the American Killifish Association (AKA) member since 1996, lifetime AKA member since 2006, as well as a member of the Chesapeake Area Killifish Club.
David is an avid photographer. He has had articles and photographs published in FAMA, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Journal of the American Killifish Association, ACA’s Buntbarshe Bulletin, and NANFA’s American Currents.
He has collected trip fish in Venezuela in 2002, and Peru in 2007 & 2013.
08/26/2020 JRAS MONTHLY "ZOOM" MEETING: Wed Aug 26, 7:00 pm
We will have a zoom meeting (virtual) for our August Meeting.
Following a brief business report from President Lee Shadbolt,
Mike Barber, our ZOOM HOST, will give us a short talk on "Collecting in Florida".
Afterwards, Devon Graham will join us for a briefing on Project Amazonas, and how things are doing in Peru amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.
To join the ZOOM meeting simply go to the following link:
Please join us for this virtual meeting
Johnathan and Michael sorting through the days catch,
in the Esperanza dinning hall, narrated by Devon.