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    Free Presentation on Nano Tanks By Karen Randall (AGA) Sponsored by GSAS

    Free Presentation on Nano Tanks
    By Karen Randall (AGA) Sponsored by GSAS


    The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS) is pleased to sponsor a free lecture on Nano tanks and Aquascaping by Karen Randall. Karen grew up with aquariums as a child. While experienced in many facets of the aquarium hobby, as an adult her focus turned to a concentration in planted display aquariums and the study and propagation of aquatic plants. Her articles and photography have been published in six languages in 9 countries. For many years she authored the monthly column, "Sunken Gardens" in Aquarium Fish Magazine. She is an international speaker on aquarium subjects.

    Karen is past president of the Boston Aquarium Society, and serves on the board of the Aquatic Gardeners Association. She was editor of the AGA magazine, The Aquatic Gardener for 5 years and is now technical editor of the magazine. She has served as a judge for both the AGA Aquascaping Contest and the Aqua Design Amano International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest since their inception. In 2010 she had the pleasure to serve as a speaker and jury member for the prestigious live international contest, "The Art of the Planted Aquarium" held in Hannover, Germany. She has also served as a consultant on several major projects at public aquaria.

    She has traveled to South and Central America, Thailand and Taiwan as well as the southern part of the U.S. to study aquatic plants and biotopes in the wild. In Brazil she has assisted with Project Piaba, a conservation program in the Amazon centered on the aquarium fish trade. She regularly does programs on this topic for groups ranging from school children to garden clubs and church organizations.

    Karen started a program a number of years ago to put aquariums in many classrooms in the local public elementary school. Now, with her own children grown, this program is still going strong. In 2003 she was awarded the Northeast Council of Aquarium Society's Betty Mueller Award; a life-time award for her outreach work and other contributions to the aquarium hobby.

    The lecture will be Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 7:30PM at Seattle Pacific University; Otto Miller Hall; Room 109; West Nickerson Street and 3rd Avenue West

    Doors will open around 7:10PM; the meeting will start at about 7:30PM

    The lecture will be followed by a short auction

    Guests welcome; no entrance fee
    Family friendly but no childcare provided
    Free parking, accessible building, no furry or feathered pets
    Go to GSAS.ORG for more information and directions
    Roy
    45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Pressurized CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
    Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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    Karen did the same presentation down here in Miami last year just before the AGA Convention. It was really nice to see it and then get to talk to her afterwards. Very nice lady!
    Thanks

    JJ

    Plants give me peace!

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    Hi Jerry,

    Actually Karen will be doing two talks for us here in Seattle. On Sunday the 11th there will be a talk for "members only" about her most recent collection trip to Taiwan and at our regular meeting, which is open to guests, will be the Nano tank presentation. She was here about 18 months ago and did two different talks and they were so good our members wanted her back!
    Roy
    45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Pressurized CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
    Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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    Yep! She was such a nice lady and willing to answer all of my questions. I had a lot of them lol. She is full of knowledge and has so much experience traveling around the world. It was so a treat to have her here for that meeting! My club is always about fish and very rarely about the plants. Would be great if she came back but I don't see that happening. Anyway congrats on getting her back.
    Thanks

    JJ

    Plants give me peace!

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    If you ever get a chance, go see her talks. Excellent common sense advice.

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    Hi Jerry and Tom,

    All the members are excited about seeing her again, and for the 20% of members that joined in the last 15 months for the first time! I think that Tom still holds the record for best attendance at a GSAS meeting (almost 100), but Dick Au was a close 2nd place!
    Roy
    45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Pressurized CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
    Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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    Hi All,

    In addition to Karen Randall's presentation on Nano tanks at our regular meeting a week from Tuesday (9/13) mentioned above; GSAS has added a second "members only" meeting on Sunday (9/11) where Karen will discuss her most recent plant finding trip to Taiwan with Christel Kasselmann. Information regarding time and location may be found on the new and improved GSAS.org website.

    To kick off our new 2011-12 season GSAS has also added a raffle to regular September meeting!! We will be raffling a brand new Aqueon (All-Glass) 75 gallon aquarium with matching black wood cabinet; members and non-members may participate in the raffle! Please join us for a fun and exciting evening; guests are welcome!

    Identical to raffle item but no top/light/filter
    Roy
    45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Pressurized CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
    Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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    Hi All,

    The regular meeting is this coming Tuesday; the "members only" meeting with potluck is this Sunday afternoon. Don't miss this excellent opportunity!
    Roy
    45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Pressurized CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
    Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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    Hi All,

    Our "Members Only" meeting with Potluck is tomorrow afternoon; Karen will be presenting her most recent trip to Taiwan.

    On Tuesday evening we have our regular meeting which is open to guests where Karen will be doing a presentation on Nano Tanks.
    Roy
    45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Pressurized CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
    Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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    Hi All,

    We enjoyed a very nice presentation on plant collecting in Taiwan and Potluck yesterday. Tomorrow is our regular meeting where Karen Randall will do a presentation on Planted Nano Tanks!
    Roy
    45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Pressurized CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
    Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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