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.
CCAC Summer SWAP
When: SATURDAY JUNE 9th 2018
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: Waterfront HOTEL
2930 Waterfront Parkway W. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Free Admission to the public
Vendor Info: Sellers keep 100% of their profits!
Tables 8ft. = $25.00 https://www.paypal.me/circlecityaqclub/25.00
** Effective 5-20-2018 Price increase**
Tables 8ft. = $30.00 https://www.paypal.me/circlecityaqclub/30.00
You must pre-register to reserve a table.
There are a Limited number of tables available.
Rental fee must be paid in full at time of registration through Paypal.
For more info or to reserve a table, contact us at: email@example.com
1. Room will open up at 9AM for setup. All items must be out of the room by 3PM
2. All items sold or traded must be aquarium related.
3. All items must be clearly marked as to their working condition.
4. Neither Circle City Aquarium Club nor Waterfront Hotel is responsible for any lost or stolen items or the quality, identification, or working condition of any merchandise.
5. Acceptance of checks is at the discretion of the seller.
6. It is the responsibility of the sellers to provide their own change.
7. Sellers must clean up their own area.
8. Power will be available, but sellers need to bring their own extension cords.
Membership Mailing Address:
Circle City Aquarium Club
Attention: CCAC Membership
6018 Thrushwood Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46250
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CCAC Monthly Meetings, which include a variety of speakers, raffle prizes, mini auctions and more.
CCAC Newsletter – Fancy Fins published bimonthly
CCAC Apparel (when available)
Fish room tours
The Winter Holiday Party
Native Fish Collection Trips
Discounts at various pet shops around Indianapolis:
The Reef Aquarium Shop : 15% off (must show CCAC card to get discount)