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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2014, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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October 10th 2014 meeting announcement

Please join us on October 10th, when Lee Lemert will be discussing Fish Collecting in Uruguay.



Schedule:
7:30 people start arriving, mingling and browsing through the auction goods.
8:00 speaker starts
9:00 ish bowl show
9:15 ish auction. The club does not take any percentage of sales. What people bid is what the seller gets. People have in the past brought fish, macroalgae, corals, plants, equipment, heat lamps for reptiles, aquarium decorations, etc. Feel free to bring anything aquarium related


Club website: Aquarium Enthusiasts of Triad NC
Discussion forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/233500553412439/
Pictures of past meetings: C A A S :: View topic - Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point area club
Parking is free. The lot labeled T on this map is the closest to the building: http://static.wfu.edu/files/pdf/visi...parkingmap.pdf
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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With six votes, Guppies have won the poll for the bowl show fish! Please bring your guppy in a clear, watertight container to October's meeting. The winning guppy will take home their name on this award.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does entering a fish in the bowl show mean it's for sale?
A: No, bowl show fish are not automatically for sale. Although, you're welcome to place them in the auction if you'd like. The bowl show is a great way to make everyone in the club look at your fish. (Bowl show judging is done by us all filing past the fish and voting for our favorite)

Q: Does entering the fish in a bowl show hurt it?
A: No, if properly done a bowl show does not affect the fish at all. Even delicate cichlids are routinely transported to and from a bowl show with no issues . Here is a "How To" from a club with a monthly cichlid bowl show: BowlShow

Q: Can I enter more than one fish in the bowl show?
A: Yes, a person can have as many bowl show entries as they'd like.

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is there a member fee for joining the club, attending the meetings, etc?
A: No, it's free to come to meetings. We won't ask you for money, it's free and always will be.

Q: What's a meeting like?
A: People show up around 7:30 and start setting up and browsing through auction goods. From 8-9, we all listen to the month's speaker. At 9, we have a bowl show. Around 9:15 we start the auction.

Q: Does being in a bowl show hurt the fish?
A: No, we pick species that are easily transported. Most months it is a betta bowl show, and they travel fine. Even delicate fish like cichlids can be shown in a bowl show if the right steps are taken to prepare the fish for travel. Here is an example of a cichlid club that has a bowl show every month and has written instructions for how to transport fish safely to and from the bowl show: BowlShow
This month by popular vote the bowl show topic is guppies. Please bring your guppy or guppies in a clear, watertight container.

Q: Does entering my fish in the bowl show mean it's for sale?
A: No, bowl show fish are not automatically for sale. But if you want to sell your fish in the auction later, entering it in the bowl show is a great way to make people look at it. Bowl show judging consists of everyone walking by the bowls and picking their favorite fish. The votes are then counted and the most frequently favorited fish is the winner.

Q: Auction? Can I have more details about that?
A: Sure. There is an auction goods table and a fixed price table. When you arrive with things to sell, you put them down on one of those tables. During the meeting, people browse through them. At the end of the meeting, our auctioneer asks the seller for their starting bid price and then sees how high people want to go. The winning bidder then gives the seller cash. The club does not keep any of the winning bid, nor charge any money for you entering items into the auction. You're welcome to sell anything aquarium related. We've seen fish, plants, corals, macroalgae, filters, reptile heat lamps, decorations, medications, etc sold in the past.

Q: Cool! I'm interested in coming! Where do I park?
A: Parking is free, and Lot T on this map is the closest to Winston Hall.
http://static.wfu.edu/files/pdf/visi...parkingmap.pdf

Q: Can I bring a friend? My kids? My spouse?
A: Yes! Everybody is welcome. We will even try to have aquarium themed coloring pages for kids at most meetings.

Q: How many people usually attend the average meeting?
A: We've increased attendance since we first started meeting in the fall of 2013 to now expect between 10 and 30 people at each meeting. Make us bigger by bringing your friends The more the merrier!


Schedule:
7:30 people start arriving, mingling and browsing through the auction goods.
8:00 speaker starts
9:00 ish guppy bowl show. Bring your guppy(ies)and see if they're the crowd favorite.
9:15 ish auction. The club does not take any percentage of sales. What people bid is what the seller gets. People have in the past brought fish, macroalgae, corals, plants, equipment, heat lamps for reptiles, aquarium decorations, etc. Feel free to bring anything aquarium related.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-29-2014, 12:06 PM
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I met Lee a few weeks ago at the Raleigh fish auction. I bought some of his Aequidens patricki - a beautiful and fairly peaceful mid-size S. Amer cichlid. Lee is very knowledgeable, and an expert breeder as well as adventurer and collector! This ought to be a good one ...
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