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    joefish72

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    American Cichlid Convention 2012 report

    Post by joefish72 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:48 pm

    I just got back from the ACA 2012 convention and I have a lot to tell. This is a top notch gathering of cichlid fans from all over the country and they know how to party. The big name products companies send loads of stuff to see and sell.

    We had a nice gathering of people from AFA(Association of Fish Addicts), TBAS (Tampa Bay Aquarists Society), and GCAS (Gold Coast Aquarists Society). Since I'm a Ft Myers resident I represented the AFA along with Ladia. Mike Lobello and Jim ??? from TBAS, along with Chuck Davis, Irwin ??, and Daniel Bates from GCAS. Florida had a nice representation in both the fish and art shows with several 1st-3rd place wins. I got a first place award in the art competition and Ladia took multiple places in the fish competition. Both of the other Florida clubs also had multiple wins in the competition.

    The ACA convention was an all around first rate production. From the speakers to the field trips to the competitions everything was just top notch. It was almost too much to take in over just three days and they had stuff going on from 9am - midnight every day.

    I'll have more to tell at our next club meeting.
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    Fern
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    Re: American Cichlid Convention 2012 report

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:46 pm

    I wish I had been able to go, sounds like yall had fun!


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    reefkpr

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    Re: American Cichlid Convention 2012 report

    Post by reefkpr on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:24 pm

    Glad your trip was enjoyable. Hope you got some good info to share with the group.
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    zeketaz

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    Re: American Cichlid Convention 2012 report

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:11 pm

    Congratz on the wins. Sounds like it was a blast.

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    Re: American Cichlid Convention 2012 report

    Post by joefish72 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:16 pm

    Here are the Awards winners from the three Florida Clubs:

    AFA Represented by Joe (Joefish72) Verdino and Vladislav (Ladia) Jerabek

    Class 2. Herichthys, Thorichthys & Similar 3rd place ExCishlasoma Sagici now known as ExCishlasoma Sajica entered by Vladislav Jerabek

    Class 4A 3-dimensional art, 1st place Apistagrama Charactoidees etching entered by Joe Verdino

    Class 20 Hemichromines, Lamprologines and similar 1st place Hemichromis Liffali entered by Vladislav Jerabek


    GCAS Represented by Chuck Davis and Daniel Bates

    Class 3A Frameable art and t-shirt designs, 3rd place Painted Luggage entered by Chuck Davis

    Class 4B Old World Cichlids, 1st place OB Peacock entered by Daniel Bates

    Class 11. All Other South America 2nd place Astronotus Ocellatus entered by Daniel Bates

    TBAS Represented by Mike Lobello

    Class 2B Angelfish (genus Pterophyllum )3rd place Koi entered by Michael Lobello

    Class 3B New World Cichlids (other than discus and angelfish) 3rd place convict anatitilania entered by Michael Lobello

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    Re: American Cichlid Convention 2012 report

    Post by Fern on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:48 pm

    Very cool!


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