CCAC January 3rd, 2019 MEETING – Jennifer Dillon “Tips and Tricks of the hobby”

Jennifer Dillon is a self-professed “plant geek”.  She’s been keeping planted tanks for going on 18 years.  Her hobby began at 16 years old, working her first job at PetsMart.  She moved on to Speck’s Pet Supply in Avon, and then worked at Inland Aquatics through college.  She is a former moderator on The Planted Tank forum (as JenThePlantGeek), and a long-time member and volunteer with the Aquatic Gardner’s Association.  She’s the former HAP chairperson for the Circle City Aquarium Club and is currently serving as its President.
When not elbows deep in planted tanks, Jen enjoys outdoor gardening, curating her Little Free Library, crafting, chasing her two wonderful children, and working by day as a Software Engineer.

Meeting Time:

Thursday, January 3 , 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites                                                                                                                        5120 Victory Dr.                                                                                                                        Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a  brief intermission

  The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and  a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm

Red Raffle Tickets are priced as follows:

1 ticket $1.00              6 tickets $5.00            15 tickets $10.00            35 tickets $20.00

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/

 

CCAC September 6th, 2018 MEETING – Matt Parkinson “Freshwater Invertebrates”

 

Matt Parkison is the general manager of Aquatic Arts, an internet-based aquarium livestock and plant company in the Indianapolis, IN area. Matt began keeping aquariums at the age of eleven, and he has since logged 24 years of private aquarium-keeping as well as several years of working in the industry at various times over the past 20+ years, beginning with overall management of the aquarium department at an Anderson, IN pet shop at the age of 14 (i.e. – as soon as he could get a work permit!). Matt is responsible for the product stocking, overall management, and strategizing expansion and sales at Aquatic Arts.

Matt’s interests in the aquarium hobby are very diverse, but his longtime interests have included ancient, predatory, and venomous fish, particularly the scorpionfish family. He is also a herptile enthusiast, especially regarding turtles. Since he has worked for Aquatic Arts, Matt has become very interested and more well-versed in freshwater shrimp, crayfish, snails, invertebrates, nano fish, and plants.

In addition to his passion for the aquarium hobby, Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance (Guitar) from Butler University and has played extensively in several musical acts and taught guitar and bass privately to hundreds of students. He enjoys attending concerts, reading, and spending time with friends and family.