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General Discussion / Re: Wanted - Eggs
« Last post by azkillie on January 20, 2019, 09:57:07 PM »
When will he will be in Tucson?  Was is his name?  At what hotel will he will staying?
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Club News / Re: 2019 Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event (SAKE)
« Last post by azkillie on January 13, 2019, 01:43:50 PM »
These are the people who have registered for the 2019 SAKE.  If you are not listed, see the registration instructions above.  You can still register at the door.

      Name                  Club Affiliations (if any)     City, State   

   1. Allan Semeit......AKA, ARK, DWAS, GPPS, SAS....Phoenix, AZ
   2. Derek Tang......ARK, DWAS, VSKS....Chandler, AZ
   3. Tyler Gaston....Tempe, AZ
   4. Bill Blair......ARK, DAS, AAPE, SAS....Sun City, AZ
   5. Sherry Blair......ARK, DAS, AAPE, SAS....Sun City, AZ

   6. Sarah Walker.......ARK, DWAS, AAPE, DAS, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
   7. J.D. Uker.......ARK, DWAS, AAPE, DAS, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
   8. Art Brinkmann......ARK, DWAS....Glendale, AZ
   9. Bonnie Brinkmann......ARK....Glendale, AZ
 10. E-Jay Christopher......AAPE, AKA, SAS....Mesa, AZ

 11. Jenny Christopher......AAPE, AKA, SAS....Mesa, AZ
 12. Justin Bratten......ARK, DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 13. Jessica Bauer......ARK, DWAS...Phoenix, AZ
 14. Bob Goemans......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
 15. James Hall......ARK....Gilbert AZ
 
 16. John Kukowski......ARK....Glendale, AZ
 17. Haydee Kukowski......ARK....Glendale, AZ
 18. Jeremy Kurtz......ARK....Mesa, AZ
 19. Marita "Rita" Lammie......ARK....Gilbert, AZ
 20. Tara Launders......ARK....Peoria, AZ
 
 21. James McIntosh......AAPE, ARK....Glendale, AZ
 22. Ben Melesio Jr......AKA, ARK....San Tan Valley, AZ
 23. Sam Murphy......DAS, ARK, AKA....Tucson, AZ
 24. Ken Pace......AKA, ARK, DWAS, SAS....Mesa, AZ
 25. David Padgett......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ

 26. Dan Pape......ARK, DAS, AKA....Tucson, AZ
 27. Dave Ryan......ARK, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
 28. Gabe Skidmore......ARK, AKA, DAS....Tucson, AZ
 29. Ron Sower......ARK, SAS....Florence, AZ
 30. Kristen Stewart......ARK....Mesa, AZ

 31. Richard Strickland......ARK....Scottsdale, AZ
 32. Chris Strickland......ARK....Scottsdale, AZ
 33. Hannah Tift......ARK, SAS....Mesa, AZ
 34. Johnny Tse......ARK, SAS....Tempe, AZ
 35. David Villapudua......ARK, SAS

 36. John Willmon......AKA, AAPE, AGA, ASHS, DAS, IAS, TAVS....Tucson, AZ
 37. Debra Howard......ARK....Mesa, AZ
 38. Tina Launders....Peoria, AZ
 39. Ron Whaley......ARK, AAPE, DWAS, SAS....Sedona, AZ
 40. Rebecca Oakley......ARK, SAS....Glendale, AZ

 41. Jeff Hostetler....AAPE....Sun City West, AZ
 42. Melissa Etheridge......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
 43. Tim McCullough......AKA, ARK....Flagstaff, AZ
 44. Bill Maynard....Phoenix, AZ
 45. Jason Lumactod......DWAS, SAS....Maricopa, AZ

 46. Scott Rakich....Phoenix, AZ
 47. Dan Smith....Mesa, AZ
 48. Jeff Rhodes......SAS....Phoenix, AZ
 49. Ramona Rhodes......SAS....Phoenix, AZ
 50. Jim Jundt....Peoria, AZ

 51. Ellie Jundt......Peoria, AZ
 52. Kerry Schultz......DWAS....Avondale, AZ
 53. Tom Wilkinson......ARK....Goodyear, AZ
 54. Danelle Chaney......ARK, AAPE, SAS....Peoria, AZ
 55. Patricia Seifried......DWAS....Glendale, AZ

 56. Lynn Cain......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 57. Lori Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ
 58. John Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ
 59. Keeley Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ
 60. Ashton Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ

 61. Adelle Torres....Tonopah, AZ
 62. Brandon Perez....Tonopah, AZ
 63. David Huie......COAST, SDTFS, SDKG....El Cajon, CA
 64. Samuel Portillo....Buckeye, AZ
 65. Abigail Molina....Buckeye, AZ

 66. Travis Moore....Glendale, AZ
 67. Jesse Moore....Glendale, AZ
 68. Mark Milliken......AZBH....Peoria, AZ
 69. Caleb Milliken......AZBH....Peoria, AZ
 70. Kenny Wong......DAS....Tucson, AZ

 71. Jim Russell......SCKC....Yorba Linda, CA
 72. Jim Rae......SCKC....Corona, CA
 73. Chris Breitkreutz......SCKC....North Edwards, CA
 74. Kathleen Breitkreutz......SCKC....North Edwards, CA
 75. Tanya Vaughn......SAS....Anthem, AZ

 76. Kylie Vaughn......SAS....Anthem, AZ
 77. Shawn Ryan....Goodyear, AZ
 78. Matt Pfeilstucker....Phoenix, AZ
 79. George Garcia....Phoenix, AZ
 80. Phil Farrell......NANFA, SAC....Placerville, CA

 81. Harold Ansell......DWAS....Mesa, AZ
 82. Ron Harlan......SCKC, SDKC, AKA, SDTFS....Fallbrook, CA 
 83. Lucy Ross......VSKC....Phoenix, AZ
 84. John Pitcairn......SDKG, SCKC, SDTFS, AKA, COAST, SCWG....San Diego, CA
 85. Chris Armstrong......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ

 86. Emily Jacobson.......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 87. Brittany Griwzow......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 88. Tom Roberts......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
 89. Robert McRae......DWAS, AAPE, FRAG....Phoenix, AZ
 90. Shelly McRae....Phoenix, AZ

 91. Sheila Hoppe....Tempe, AZ
 92. Lee Roop......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 93. Simon Vu....Peoria, AZ
 94. Richard Self......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 95. Cathie Rasmussen....Sun City West, AZ

 96. Holly Rutan......IBC, BBU.....Los Angeles, CA 
 97. Nelson Snook......IBC, CBS, AZBH....Livermore, CA
 98. Tim Gunty......AAFS, AAPE, AZBH, FRAG, SAS, SIA....San Tan Valley, AZ
 99. Crystal Gunty......AAFS, AAPE, AZBH, SAS, SIA....San Tan Valley, AZ
100. David Spector.....AZBH....Vancouver, WA

101. Steve Mac Auley......AZBH....Rancho Mirage, CA
102. Karen Mac Auley......AZBH....Rancho Mirage, CA
103. Samantha Levell......COAST, IBC, ALA....Riverside, CA
104. Stacey Stanislaw....Tucson, AZ
105. Rune Stanislaw....Tucson, AZ

106. Mike Jones......SAS....Phoenix, AZ
107. Brianna Nunez......ARK, DWAS, SAS....Phoenix, AZ
108. Leonardo Gutierrez......ARK, DWAE, SAS....Phoenix, AZ
109. Dave Combs....Fountain Hills, AZ
110. Diane Krenn......SAS....Glendale, AZ

111. Richard ( Rick ) Waldhouse......DWAS....Peoria, AZ





 
Key to Club abbreviations:

AAFS = Arizona Aquarium Fresh and Saltwater
AAPE = Arizona Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
AC = African Cichlids
ACIA = African Cichlids in Arizona
AKA = American Killifish Association
ALA = American Livebearer Association
AGA = Aquatic Gardeners Association
ARK = Arizona Rivulin Keepers
ASHS = American Society for the Horticultural Sciences - Industry/Academic Society
AZBH = Arizona Betta Hobbyists
BAKA = San Francisco Bay Area Killifish Association
BBU = Betta Breeders United
CA = Cichlids Anonymous
CBS = California Betta Society
CKC = Colorado Killie Club
COAST = California Organization of Aquatic Show Tropicals
DAS = Desert Aquarist Society (Arizona)
DFWKA = Dallas/Fort Worth Killifish Association (Texas)
DWAS = Dry Wash Aquarium Society (Arizona)
FRAG = Arizona Fish & Reef Aquarium Group
GPPS = Greater Phoenix Pond Society
GSAS = Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
IAS = International Aroid Society
IBC = International Betta Congress
HCCC = Hill Country Cichlid Club (Texas)
MAS = Minnesota Aquarium Society
NAAC = Northern Arizona Aquatics Club
NANFA = North American Native Fishes Association
PCCA = Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
SAC = Sacramento Aquarium Society
SDKG = San Diego Killifish Group
SDTFS = San Diego Tropical Fish Society
SFAS = San Francisco Aquarium Society
SAS = Southwest Aquatic Society
SCAPE = Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
SCKC = Southern California Killi Club
SIA = Southwest Inverts and Aquatics
SWC = Southwest Cichlids
TAKO = Texas Area Killifish Organization
TAVS = Tucson African Violet Society
VSKC = Valley of the Sun Koi Club (Arizona)
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We encourage you to patronize the companies listed below and to purchase their products. Please mention the Arizona Rivulin Keepers when you contact them.

Sponsoring Local Stores:

    The Cichlid Shack  455 S. 48th Street #104, Tempe, AZ 85281, Phone: 520-414-3580  http://thecichlidshack.com


Sponsoring Mail Order Companies:

    Amazonas magazine  http://www.reef2rainforest.com/amazonas-magazine/
    Back to Nature Filtration  http://www.backtonaturefiltration.org/

 
Sponsoring Aquarium Product and Distribution Companies:

    Central Aquatics - distributor of Aqueon, Coralife, Kent Marine, and TFH brands  http://www.central-aquatics.com/
    Lifegard Aquatics  http://www.lifegardaquatics.com/
    Omega Sea, LLC  http://www.omegasea.net/
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General Discussion / Wanted - Eggs
« Last post by francoisve on January 08, 2019, 12:52:38 AM »
Hi all.  A friend is visiting the US on business later this month and staying in Tucson.  Anyone willing to ship eggs to his hotel room to bring back to me in South Africa?  Willing pay off course.  Best regards Francois van Emmenes francois@supremehygiene.co.za
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Club News / 2019 Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event (SAKE)
« Last post by azkillie on July 13, 2018, 12:25:02 PM »
The 2019 Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019. We will have several programs, a giant raffle, and both a silent and a regular auction.  There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.  We do encourage you to donate fish, aquatic plants, live food cultures, and aquarium items for the auctions to help us defray our expenses.

LOCATION: SAKE will be held at:
    La Quinta Inns & Suites
    2510 W Greenway Rd  (NE corner of I-17 at Greenway)
    Phoenix, AZ 85023

    In 2018, early registrations had to be closed when we exceeded what was allowable by the city fire code. 
    To solve that problem, we have added another large room and almost doubled the space for 2019 SAKE.
 
REGISTER NOW:  There is no registration fee to attend SAKE.  You can register at the door; however, we encourage you to "register" before the event.  There may be some incentives offered at the event for those who register early. To register early, on or after January 14, 2019, please send an e-mail to azkillie@yahoo.com.  The e-mail to register must include:

    1.    Your name
    2.    Any current aquarium club affiliation(s), if any
    3.    Current hometown (and state)

If you are registering a spouse, children, or a friend, please include the same information for each attendee.  Children aged 8 and under do not need to be registered.  When your registration has been processed, you will see your name listed below.  The deadline for early registration is April 22.

PROGRAMS:
  • "LED Aquarium Lighting, Past, Present, and Future" by Bob Goemans, "Mr. Saltwater"
  • "Building Biotopes & Breeding Killifish in Planted Tanks" by John Willmon
  • "Planted Tank Base Essentials" by David Villapudua
  • "Five Easy Pisces" (Care and Breeding of 5 of My Favorite Killies) by Dr. Ron Harlan
  • topic will be Bettas by speaker to be determined
    SPECIAL FEATURE:
    • International Betta Congress Sanctioned District show co-hosted by the AZ Betta Hobbyists

         See the Betta show rules posted below.

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
     9:00 a.m.     Set up begins (log in and sort mailed in fish shipments; set up Silent Auction and raffle tables; etc.)
     9:30             Doors open for attendees
    11:30            Betta Show opens in the Rose Room (behind the cafeteria)
    11:30            Silent Auction begins in the Rose Room - the Silent Auction closes at 3:00 and items will be distributed starting at 5:00 (if you can’t stay until then, please do NOT bid on items in the Silent Auction)
    11:45-12:15  First program: David Villapudua
    12:15-12:45  1st Raffle Drawing session
    12:45-1:15    Second program: Bettas
     1:15-1:45     Break
     1:45-2:15     Third Program: Bob Goemans
     2:15-2:45     Regular Auction – first session (you can pay for your items during either the next break, when the Silent Auction items are distributed, or after the evening auction)
     2:45-3:00     Break
     3:00             Silent Auction ends and Betta Show closes
     3:00-3:45     Fourth program: John Willmon   
     3:45             2nd (final) Raffle Drawing session 
     4:00-5:00     Fifth program: Dr. Ron Harlan
     5:00             Silent Auction distribution begins
     5:00             Dinner break starts
     5:45-6:45     Fifth program: to be determined
     6:45             Break
     7:00             Regular Auction - second session - until completed

    RAFFLE ITEMS:  If you have items you would like to donate to the raffle, they are certainly welcome.  However, all raffle items should be new and in the original packaging whenever possible.  Partially used or "not new" items should go into the auction.

    EVENT SPONSORS:  We encourage you to buy products from the companies who are donating to SAKE.  For the list of companies from whom we have received raffle items, go to
    http://forum.azrivulinkeepers.org/index.php?topic=1125.0

    AUCTION DONATIONS:  Since SAKE is a FREE event we ask that you donate your auction items in order to help offset our costs. Expenses for SAKE run from $1,500 - $2,000 so every donated auction item helps to defray costs.

    AUCTION SALES: In past years some sellers, mainly those coming from out-of-state, would both donate and sell items at the auction. Trying to split an auction account became both complicated and tedious with 500+ auction lots.  Our solution is that if you are planning on selling your items at SAKE, all items of yours will be sold with a 50% split.  We would still like to approve all sales items ahead of time.  If you would like to sell something at SAKE, please contact Allan Semeit at azkillie@yahoo.com or we will consider your items as donations.

    AUCTION ITEM REGISTRATION: If you are bringing items for the auctions, it would greatly help if you fill out an auction form BEFORE you arrive. Please e-mail your list to - john.kukowski@gmail.com and bring the form with you and turn it in when you check in at SAKE.  The form is attached as a pdf file below.  If you are unable to print the pdf, you can provide the same information on the e-mail.  Almost anything "fish-related" is welcome as a donation. 


    This page will be updated as more information is confirmed. [/list][/list]
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    This is a tentative list of fishes (and some aquatic plants) expected to be available in the SAKE auctions

    KILLIFISH:
    Aphanius farsicus Lake Maharlu

    Aphyosemion aureum GEB 94-9
    Aphyosemion australe BSWG 97-24 Cap Esterias
    Aphyosemion australe "Harlan's burnt orange"
    Aphyosemion batesii GEMGV 12/05
    Aphyosemion bivitattum Funge
    Aphyosemion bivittatum Mbonge
    Aphyosemion bivittatum Ombe River System
    Aphyosemion cameronese
    Aphyosemion campomaanense campomaanense ABK 07-181
    Aphyosemion coeleste Mounana
    Aphyosemion elberti Bafole
    Aphyosemion exiguum Mefameboto ABDK 10-369
    Aphyosemion hera
    Aphyosemion lamberti PEG 2009-14
    Aphyosemion musafirii AVD 2007-01
    Aphyosemion occellatum Sika Sika GJS 00-5
    Aphyosemion ogoense GHP 80-24
    Aphyosemion poliaki Monea
    Aphyosemion punctatum Bolo Bai (formerlyBoung Bai)
    Aphyosemion rectogoense PEG 95/16
    Aphyosemion species affinis wildekampi ABDC 10-408 Nbateka
    Aphyosemion species COFE 2010-23
    Aphyosemion species Lobaye
    Aphyosemion species Ntoba FCCO 2013-15
    Aphyosemion splendopleure
    Aphyosemion splendopleure Tiko green
    Aphyosemion splendopleure Ekondo Titi
    Aphyosemion volcanum Chutes D’Ekom HLM 99/1
    Aphyosemion volcanum Ekondo Titi CB3SR

    Aplocheilus lineatus Red

    Archiaphyosemion petersi

    Austrofundulus affinis myersi
    Austrofundulus limnaeus Quisiro PODRABSKY Lab Strain

    Campellolebias dorsimaculatus

    Epiplatys dageti
    Epiplatys fasciolatus CI-08
    Epiplatys lamottei Koule GRC90/178
    Epilatys roloffi

    Fundulopanchax amieti
    Fundulopanchax cinnemomeum Kurume ADL 13-35
    Fundulopanchax filamentosus Ijebu Ode
    Fundulopanchax filamentosus Majidun NG NM 14
    Fundulopanchax gardneri Lafia
    Fundulopanchax (gardneri) nigerianus Dumbo ADL 13/15
    Fundulopanchax gresensi Takwai
    Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Dwarf Red
    Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Niger Delta
    Fundulopanchax spoorenbergi
    Fundulopanchax spurrelli

    Fundulus cingulatus

    Jordanella floridae American Flag Fish
    Jordanella floridae Tampa 2006-3

    Lucania goodei

    Moema species Paliou II BPB 2015-28 Rio Grande, Chiquitos Province, Bolivia

    Nematolebias whitei Tamoios

    Nimbapanchax petersi Banco Park

    Nothobranchius guentheri
    Nothobranchius guentheri Zanzibar
    Nothobranchius jubbi
    Nothobranchius korthause Red
    Nothobranchius korthausae Yellow
    Nothobranchius krysanovi Quelimane MOZ 04-9
    Nothobranchius species Mugeta K2011-18

    Pachypanchax playfairii
    Pachypanchax sakaramyi
    Pachypanchax sparksorum

    Procatopus similis Kumba

    Pronothobranchius seymouri Kasseh GHALOZ 03-16 40

    Rachovia species Monteria

    Rivulus affinis weberi PAN 2012-03
    Rivulus cryptocallus
    Rivulus fransvermeuleni Bakhuis SUR 2010-12
    Rivulus fuscolineatus Serderus Oasis Cano CR 01-11
    Rivulus (Melanorivulus) species Aqua Boa Hoetmer HvdB 2014/27
    Rivulus rectocaudatus
    Rivulus species affinis irridescens Dos de Mayo
    Rivulus species Apaporis River Crossing ICE 2015/18
    Rivulus species Kuna Yala PAN 2009-29
    Rivulus taeniatus Morelia ICE 2016-03
    Rivulus (Laimosemion) xiphidius SFG 04 Crique Blanche
    Rivulus (Laimosemion) xiphidius Crique Boulanger

    Scriptaphyosemion banforense Banfora
    Scriptaphyosemion cauveti Kindia
    Scriptaphyosemion etzeli Lungi LOL 99-10
    Scriptaphyosemion geryi Dandayah
    Scriptaphyosemion guignardi Sougheta
    Scriptaphyosemion guignardi Mamou
    Scriptyaphyosemion liberiense Calabarica
    Scriptaphyosemion species Guinea

    Simpsonichthys santanae

    Spectrolebias reticulatus Rio Xingu

    Valencia letourneuxi Corfu

    ANABANTIDS:
    Betta rubra
    Royal Blue Betta splendens

    BARBS:
    Pethia conchonis Rosy Barb

    CICHLIDS:
    Anomalochromois thomasi
    Apistogramma baenschi
    Apistogramma cacatuiodes "Tripe Red"
    Apistogramma cf. urteagi
    Apistogramma erythrura
    Apistogramma nijsenni
    Cryptoheras panamensis
    Julidochromis dickfeldi
    Koi Angels
    Pelvicachromis pulcher (Kribensis - both common and super red)
    Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor Victoriae

    LIVEBEARERS:
    Heterandria formosa (Least killifish)
    Limia tridens

    AUSTRALIAN/NEW GUINEA FISHES:
    Chlamydogobius eremius (Australian Desert Goby)
    Pseudomugil gertraudae
    Melanotaenia australis Drysdale
    Melanotaenia splendida splendida Deep Water Creek
    Melanotaenia parva

    PYGMY SUNFISHES:
    Elassoma affinis evergladei
    Elassoma gilberti
    Elassoma okefenokee Pygmy Sunfish

    AQUATIC PLANTS: - We are only listing those are being brought by John Willmon
    Cryptocoryne affinis ‘Metallic Red’
    Cryptocoryne hudoroi
    Cryptocoryne usteriana ‘Bogner’
    Cryptocoryne striolata ‘Jongkong’ (WILD)
    Cryptocoryne nurii var. raubensis
    Cryptocoryne cordata var. siamensis
    Cryptocoryne moehlmannii
    Anubias barteri var. barteri ‘Butterfly’
    Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Red Round’

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    We encourage you to patronize the companies listed below and to purchase their products. Please mention the Arizona Rivulin Keepers when you contact them.

    Sponsoring Local Stores:

        Aquarium Arts  1810 W Baseline Rd #1, Mesa, AZ 85202, Phone: 480-820-8688  http://aquariumarts.net/   

        The Cichlid Shack  455 S. 48th Street #104, Tempe, AZ 85281, Phone: 520-414-3580  http://thecichlidshack.com

        The Ocean Floor  2347 W Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009, Phone: 602-254-8252 http://www.oceanfloorstore.com/

        The Pet Shop  2235 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209, Phone: 480-807-7840   http://thepetshopaz.com

        Tropical Treasures  3502 W Greenway Rd #7, Phoenix, AZ 85053, Phone: 602-903-2347 http://www.tropicaltreasuresaz.com/


    Sponsoring Mail Order Companies:

        Amazonas magazine  http://www.reef2rainforest.com/amazonas-magazine/

        Back to Nature Filtration  http://www.backtonaturefiltration.org/

        Brine Shrimp Direct  http://www.brineshrimpdirect.com/

        Chewy  https://www.chewy.com/b/fish-885

        Dr. Tim's Aquatics  http://drtimsaquatics.com/

        Drs. Foster & Smith  http://www.drsfostersmith.com/

        Green Oasis Farms  https://www.greenoasisfarms.com/

        Tannin Aquatics  http://www.tanninaquatics.com/

        The Pleco Feeder  http://www.theplecofeeder.com/

        Truvu Aquariums  https://www.truvuaquariums.com/

        Wet Plants  http://Wetplants.com

     
    Sponsoring Aquarium Product and Distribution Companies:

        Acurel  http://www.acurel.com/
     
        Aquatic Life  http://www.aquaticlife.com/   

        Blue Life USA  http://www.bluelifeusa.com/

        Boyd Enterprises - manufacturer of Chemipure products  http://www.chemi-pure.com/

        CaribSea  http://www.caribsea.com/

        Central Aquatics - distributor of Aqueon, Coralife, Kent Marine, and TFH brands  http://www.central-aquatics.com/

        Cobalt Aquatics  http://www.cobaltaquatics.com/

        Ecological Laboratories, Inc.  www.microbelift.com

        Fluval  http://www.fluvalaquatics.com/

        New Life International  http://www.nlsfishfood.com

        Sera  https://www.sera.de/us/

        Tetra USA  http://www.tetra-fish.com/

        Xtreme Aquatic Foods  http://www.xtremeaquaticfoods.com/

        Zoo Med Laboratories  http://www.zoomed.com
       
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    Past Programs / SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
    « Last post by azkillie on January 09, 2018, 10:26:31 AM »
    Dr. Ron Harlan (also known as Piranha Ron) can trace his interest in tropical fish to his childhood in Rangoon, Burma.  He helped a family friend, U Cho, drag a seine through streams collecting tropical fish.  Ron joined the American Killifish Association in 1965 and was a member of the BAKA during his high school years when he lived in a bedroom with with 35 species of killies and dwarf cichlids.

    More recently he had been the resident Rivulus expert in the Southern California Killi Club and keeps a slightly more modest number of species.  Ron has taken 6 fish collecting trips into the Peruvian Amazon as well as collected in Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and most recently in Myanmar (Burma). Professionally, Ron was a biology faculty member, department chairman, and Dean of Instruction at Glendale College (California) for 33 years. Now retired, he is the owner of Back to Nature Filtration founded in 1985 and still provides affordable reverse osmosis systems to the tropical fish and orchid hobbyist.

    Nicholas Saint-Erne, DVM has been keeping exotic pets since getting his first pet turtle in 1966, and setting up his first aquarium in 1968.  His major field of study was Fisheries Biology for his Bachelor of Science degree.  In 1984 he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. He practiced small animal and exotic pet medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada for 15 years (1984-1999), the last 5 years of which were at a PetSmart Veterinary Service clinic within a PetSmart store in Las Vegas.  Nick was the consulting veterinarian for the Las Vegas Zoo, and for many of the performers with animal acts in Las Vegas, treating lions, tigers and other big cats, as well as performing birds and primates. He also supervised health care for the koi ponds at many of the Las Vegas Resorts.

    Since 1999, Nick has lived in Arizona where he is the Quality Assurance Veterinarian for PetSmart Inc., which is based in Phoenix. His current role is to supervise the care of the fish and reptiles sold at over 1600 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  This includes annual visits to pet breeder’s facilities in the US and Canada, and supervising the health care of the tropical fish in 5 distribution facilities, each containing over 4000 fish tanks with state-of-the-art recirculating filtration systems.

    Nick is an Executive Board member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association and the WAVMA President for 2016, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, as well as the Valley of the Sun Koi Club in Phoenix.  He was the 2010 Chairman for the AVMA Aquatic Veterinary Medical Committee, and is currently the Executive Editor for the WAVMA quarterly journal.

    John Willmon is a lifelong hobbyist, getting his first aquarium in the early 1990’s as a present on his seventh birthday. He is finishing his Plant Sciences undergrad this year at the University of Arizona, where he hopes to continue on to Graduate school. John is the current Vice President, as well as the Media Director, of the Desert Aquarist Society in Tucson. He has been keeping planted aquariums since 2011, and currently has close to 15 planted tanks. John keeps a variety of fish but has a bit of an obsession with two genera specifically, the Apistogramma dwarf cichlids, and Nannostomus (Pencilfish); although, he has also been keeping killifish since SAKE 2017. Much of John’s focus within the planted tank hobby has been the collecting and growing a large variety of rare aquatic plants. One genus in particular that John has focused on is Cryptocoryne, an aquatic member of the Aroid (Araceae) family, of which he keeps almost 50 species and varieties. He also keeps quite a few species of several other genera of aquatic or semi-aquatic plants within the Aroid family, including Anubias, Bucephalandra, and Lagenandra. John is a current member of the American Killifish Association, the Aquatic Gardeners Association, International Aroid Society, and the American Society for Horticultural Science.

    Gabe Skidmore was raised in Ohio where he enjoyed spending time exploring the creeks and streams. He got his first fish tank at ten years of age. In the 90's, he became interested in cichlids from Lake Malawi.  While serving as a missionary in Sierra Leone for 12 years, one of the things he did was show local people how to raise tilapia as a food source. He's been married to his high school sweetheart for 25 years.  As international volunteers and world travelers they have enjoyed observing many fish in their natural habitats, particularly when they spent time snorkeling in Lake Malawi.  In 2015, he saw his first killifish. Now, he uses the majority of his aquaria for keeping them.

    Sarah Walker has been keeping fish since college.  She primarily is keeping killifish and snails.  Her interest in killifish started one year ago at this very conference.  She will be giving a presentation reflecting on her experiences during this past year. From purchasing the first fish to raising babies, Sarah has learned a lot (many of it the hard way).  She is passionate about sharing the gospel of killifish to regular hobbyists.  Most people do not realize what a special fish community we have here in Phoenix.  Sarah currently has 32 aquariums, 10 tubs, and countless live food cultures. Her partner in crime, Jed Uker, manages the live food and builds the infrastructure.  Sarah works in Scottsdale, AZ as a Certified Public Accountant and volunteers with the A.K.A. as the Communications Director for the Killifish Conservation Committee.

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    Past Programs / People who have registered for 2018 SAKE
    « Last post by azkillie on January 08, 2018, 10:26:43 AM »
    These are the people who have registered for the 2018 SAKE.  If you are not listed, see the registration instructions above.  You can still register at the door.

         Name                  Club Affiliations (if any)     City, State   
      1. Allan Semeit......AKA, ARK, DWAS, GPPS....Phoenix, AZ
      2. Sarah Walker.......ARK, DWAS, AAPE, DAS, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
      3. J.D. Uker.......ARK, DWAS, AAPE, DAS, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
      4. James Hall......ARK....Gilbert AZ
      5. Danelle Chaney......ARK, AAPE....Glendale, AZ

      6. Rebecca Oakley......ARK, AAPE....Glendale, AZ
      7. Tara Launders......ARK....Peoria, AZ
      8. Tina Launders....Peoria, AZ
      9. Scott Jacobson......ACA....Shepherdstown, WV
     10. Dan Pape......ARK, DAS, AKA....Tucson, AZ

     11. David Padgett......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
     12. Gabe Skidmore......ARK, AKA, DAS....Tucson, AZ
     13. Derek Tang......ARK, DWAS, VSKS....Chandler, AZ
     14. Tyler Gaston....Tempe, AZ
     15. Harold Ansell......DWAS....Mesa, AZ

     16. Dave Ryan......ARK, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
     17. Matt Pfeilstucker....Phoenix, AZ
     18. Mark Milliken......AZBH....Peoria, AZ
     19. John Willmon......ARK, AKA, AAPE, AGA, DAS....Tucson, AZ
     20. Philip Sarelis......DAS, AAPE, ARK....Tucson, AZ

     21. James Darlack......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
     22. Jim Russell......SCKC, AKA....Yorba Linda, CA
     23. Ken Onulak......FRAG, AAPE....Scottsdale, AZ
     24. Howard Wu......AKA....Bishop, CA
     25. Nick Saint Erne....Phoenix, AZ

     26. Ron Harlan......AKA, SCKC, SDKG, SDAS, COAST....Fallbrook, CA
     27. Phil Farrell......SAS, NANFA....Placerville, CA
     28. Joseph Meinholz......ARK, AKA, DWAS, ACA, ALA....Prescott, AZ
     29. Tim McCullough......ARK, AKA....Flagstaff, AZ
     30. Bill Blair......ARK, DAS, AAPE....Sun City, AZ

     31. Sherry Blair......ARK, DAS, AAPE...Sun City, AZ
     32. Leonardo Gutierrez......DWAS, ARK, AAPE....Tempe, AZ
     33. Brianna Nunez......DWAS, ARK, AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
     34. Sondra Walker......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
     35. John G. Pitcairn......SDKG, SCKC, SDTFS, AKA, SCWG....San Diego, CA

     36. Kerry Schultz......DWAS....Avondale, AZ
     37. Ron Sower......ARK, GSAS, AGA, AAPE....Florence, AZ
     38. E-Jay Christopher......AAPE, AKA....Mesa, AZ
     39. Jenny Christopher......AAPE, AKA....Mesa, AZ
     40. Alexis Christopher....Mesa, AZ

     41. Jaxson Christopher....Mesa AZ
     42. Bob Goemans......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
     43. Lynn Cain......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
     44. Bob McRae......DWAS, AAPE, FRAG....Phoenix, AZ
     45. Shelly McRae....Phoenix, AZ

     46. Sam Murphy......DAS, ARK, AKA....Tucson, AZ
     47. James McIntosh......AAPE, ARK....Glendale, AZ
     48. Kenny Wong......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     49. Johnny Tse......ARK....Tempe, AZ
     50. Jennifer Washington......AAPE....Glendale, AZ

     51. Joel Minisquero......DWAS....Peoria, AZ
     52. Chrissy Kim......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     53. Ramon Bojorquez......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     54. Kristen Stewart......ARK....Mesa, AZ
     55. George Garcia......Phoenix, AZ

     56. Deena Dunham....Rio Verde, AZ
     57. Art Brinkmann......ARK, DWAS....Glendale, AZ
     58. Bonnie Brinkmann......ARK....Glendale, AZ
     59. Richard Self......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
     60. Cathie Rasmussen....Sun City West, AZ

     61. Tom Wilkinson......ARK....Goodyear, AZ
     62. David Huie......SDTFS, COAST....El Cajon, CA
     63. Peter Fischer....Phoenix, AZ
     64. Albert Joiner....Glendale, AZ
     65. Earnest Pearson......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ

     66. Resureccion Baetiong....Phoenix, AZ
     67. Marita "Rita" Lammie......ARK....Gilbert, AZ
     68. Randy Dobson......DWAS....Waddell AZ
     69. Ben Melesio Jr......AKA, ARK....San Tan Valley, AZ
     70. Chris Breitkreutz......COAST, SCKC....North Edwards, CA

     71. Kathleen Breitkreutz......SCKC....North Edwards, CA
     72. Kenneth Peacock....Surprise, AZ
     73. Tonia Peacock....Surprise, AZ
     74. Duane Heller....Phoenix, AZ
     75. Sara Heller....Phoenix, AZ

     76. Alena Mahaffey....Mesa, AZ
     77. Armando Brown....Mesa, AZ
     78. Kim Sundberg....Peoria, AZ
     79. Travis Moore....Peoria, AZ
     80. Jesi Moore......ARK....Peoria, AZ

     81. Melissa Etheridge......ARK....Phoenix,AZ
     82. Jennifer Hinds....Cave Creek, AZ
     83. William Kamphaus....Tucson, AZ
     84. Tyler Lutsic....Tucson, AZ
     85. Ryan Yoder......ARK....Mesa, AZ

     86. Jeff Hostetler......AAPE....Surprise, AZ
     87. Russ Feilzer......SCKC, BAKA....Arroyo Grande, CA
     88. Jay Bohland......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     89. Ramona Azure......AAPE, AAFS....Phoenix, AZ
     90. Jeff Rhodes......AAPE, AAFS....Phoenix, AZ

     91. Pat Seifried......DWAS....Glendale, AZ
     92. Gary Bagnall....San Luis Obispo, CA
     93. Emily Jacobson......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     94. Allan Barber......SCKC....Hacienda Heights, CA
     95. Benilda Barber......SCKC....Hacienda Heights, CA

     96. Brittany Griwzow......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     97. Ray Keeling....Litchfield Park, AZ
     98. Steve Connolly....Sun City, AZ
     99. Cody Connelly....Sun City, AZ
    100. Julio Cantabrana....Phoenix, AZ

    101. Holly Collins....Prescott, AZ
    102. Sebastian Collins....Prescott, AZ
    103. Pearl Mahar....Peoria, AZ
    104. Ellie Yar....Queen Creek, AZ
    105. Shawn Yar....Queen Creek, AZ

    106. Lorena Caballero......ARK....Flagstaff, AZ
    107. Isabel Zeilman....Flagstaff, AZ
    108. Victoria Kean....Flagstaff, AZ
    109. Tanya Vaughn......AAPE....Anthem, AZ
    110. Alyssa Vaughn......AAPE....Anthem, AZ

    111. Kylie Vaughn......AAPE....Anthem, AZ
    112. Greycen Robson......AAPE, DAS....Phoenix, AZ
    113. Richard Wilson....El Mirage, AZ
    114. Katt Wilson....El Mirage, AZ
    115. Robert Meyers......SDKG, AKA....El Cajon, CA

    116. Jason Lumactod......DWAS....Maricopa, AZ
    117. Taira Emmett....Glendale, AZ
    118. Bob Corcoran....Surprise, AZ
    119. Richard L. Pfaff......AKA....Corrales, NM
    120. Ron Whaley......ARK, AAPE, DWAS....Sedona, AZ

    121. Tom Roberts......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
    122. Jim Rae......SCKC....Corona, CA
    123. William Curtin....San Tan Valley, AZ
    124. Luis Espinoza......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
    125. Max McDuh....Flagstaff, AZ

    126. Monica Shang....Flagstaff, AZ
    127. James Largo......Owner of The Cichlid Shack....Tempe, AZ
    128. Rebecca Largo.....Owner of The Cichlid Shack....Tempe, AZ
    129. Laurie Weber....Phoenix, AZ
    130. Stephanie Weber....Phoenix, AZ

    131. Carson Weber....Phoenix, AZ
    132. Lisa Moore......AAPE....Surprise,  AZ
    133. Kristi Carreon......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
    134. Barbara Skidmore....Tucson, AZ
    135. Jeremy Bolanos......PCCA, BAKA....Tempe, AZ

    136. Dale Orman....Phoenix, AZ
    137. Vicki Orman....Phoenix, AZ

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


    A strikethrough means the registrant notified us that they cannot attend after all.
    Names in purple have notified us that they will be arriving after the attendance cut-off time.

    Key to Club abbreviations:
    AAFS = Arizona Aquarium Fresh and Saltwater
    AAPE = Arizona Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
    AC = African Cichlids
    ACIA = African Cichlids in Arizona
    AKA = American Killifish Association
    ALA = American Livebearer Association
    AGA = Aquatic Gardeners Association
    ARK = Arizona Rivulin Keepers
    AZBH = Arizona Betta HEADS
    BAKA = San Francisco Bay Area Killifish Association
    CA = Cichlids Anonymous
    CKC = Colorado Killie Club
    COAST = California Organization of Aquatic Show Tropicals
    DAS = Desert Aquarist Society (Arizona)
    DFWKA = Dallas/Fort Worth Killifish Association (Texas)
    DWAS = Dry Wash Aquarium Society (Arizona)
    FRAG = Arizona Fish & Reef Aquarium Group
    GPPS = Greater Phoenix Pond Society
    GSAS = Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
    IBC = International Betta Congress
    HCCC = Hill Country Cichlid Club (Texas)
    MAS = Minnesota Aquarium Society
    NAAC = Northern Arizona Aquatics Club
    NANFA = North American Native Fishes Association
    PCCA = Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
    SAS = Sacramento Aquarium Society
    SCAPE = Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
    SCKC = Southern California Killi Club
    SDKG = San Diego Killifish Group
    SDTFS = San Diego Tropical Fish Society
    SFAS = San Francisco Aquarium Society
    SIA = Southwest Inverts and Aquatics
    SWC = Southwest Cichlids
    TAKO = Texas Area Killifish Organization
    VSKC = Valley of the Sun Koi Club (Arizona)

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