Joe Fleckenstein

CCAC June 4, 2020 MEETING – CCAC Joe Fleckenstein speaking on Big Ponds

speaker bio

Joe Fleckenstein, past president of the Circle City Aquarium Club in Indianapolis, has been in the hobby seriously for about twenty-five years. He formerly maintained many species of fish in a basement fishroom consisting of over 130 aquariums.  Joe has recently moved to a larger property and is currently working on constructing a separate building in order to expand and update his hobby. Joe has a B.S. degree in Biology/Zoology and an M.S degree in secondary education from Ball State University.  He is employed as a high school science teacher.

Joe will give a program on how he turned his above ground pool into a pond housing tropical fish in the summer.  The talk will include how he maintained his 13,000 gallon oasis in the backyard of his home in Indianapolis.  He will discuss the types of plants and fish he has kept in the pool pond as well as many other aspects of this unusual spin-off of his “aquaristic” addiction.

Please Note – due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, and travel restrictions within Marion County, this will be a “virtual” meeting. We will be using the BlueJeans app for this presentation. The meeting link is below.

We hope to resume a more normal meeting format in July with a very exciting speaker, as well as mini-auction. We will are also planning to hold a combined virtual-live format beginning in July.

Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, Month, Day 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Meeting Location:

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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.


Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online

2020 Spring Collection Trip

Native Fish Spring Collecting Trip

When:  April 4th 2020

Will meet at 11:00AM on April 4th. If you are collecting you will need a valid fishing license. I will be there around 10 AM for those that want to come early

For more details contact Bill Flowers  at or 317-831- 8357

Where:  See below

Directions to #1 (39.775101, -86.420392) collecting site.

Take Rockville Road/I-36 west to I-267.  This is the first light past Speck’s in Avon.

Turn right. Take I-267 north to E 100N.

Turn left on E 100N to E91N Rd.

Turn left on E91N Rd

Follow E 91N to parking lot on Creek Bank.

Directions to Site #2 (39.760515, -86.415222)

Head east on County Rd 91 N toward Stanley Drive

Turn right onto N CR-625 E

Continue onto S County Rd 625 E

Turn right at 98 S County Rd 625 E (Softball Park)

What you need to bring:

  1. Fishing license
  2. shoes or boots to wade in
  3. Clothes for wading in (recommend jeans)
  4. Something to take your fish home in (Buckets, coolers)

  Bill has enough nets for everyone.