Past Speakers

Past Speakers

December 2, 2022 – Speaker: Scott Ray

By Geoff Humes | November 1, 2022 | Comments Off on December 2, 2022 – Speaker: Scott Ray

• Presentation: Importing and Treating Tropical Fish • Speaker: Scott Ray • Bio:   Scott Ray is the Owner of I Wish I Were A Fish, based in Erie, PA.  He currently runs the business out of his home and orders various fish, some common, come rare.  He has a B.S. in Environmental Biology, with…

October 28, 2022 – Speaker: Various GPASI Members

By Geoff Humes | September 21, 2022 | Comments Off on October 28, 2022 – Speaker: Various GPASI Members

• Presentation: Big Fish Convention Experiences • Speaker: Various GPASI Members • Halloween Costume Contest (Aquatic Theme) Adult prizes of a $100 gift card for 1st , $75 gift card for 2nd , and $50 for 3rd. All children who wear a costume will be awarded $10   Meeting Location: Crafton Volunteer Fire Department 8…

September 30, 2022 – Speaker: Andreas Tanke

By Geoff Humes | September 7, 2022 | Comments Off on September 30, 2022 – Speaker: Andreas Tanke

• Speaker: Andreas Tanke • You can find information from Andreas to include his bio and previous talks he has given on his website at https://en.amazonoco.de/ Meeting Location: Crafton Volunteer Fire Department 8 Stotz Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15205 Doors open at 6:30 PM; meeting starts at 7:30 PM Turn in your BAP/AHAP Breeders Award Program…

August 26, 2022 – Speaker: Stephan Tanner

By Geoff Humes | August 2, 2022 | Comments Off on August 26, 2022 – Speaker: Stephan Tanner

• Presentation: Egg Layers, Loaches and Legal update • Speaker: Stephan Tanner • Stephan’s bio can be found here. Meeting Location: Crafton Volunteer Fire Department 8 Stotz Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15205 Doors open at 6:30 PM; meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Turn in your BAP/AHAP Breeders Award Program (BAP) and Aquatic Horticulture Awards Program (AHAP)…

June 24, 2022 – Speaker: Grant Eder

By Geoff Humes | May 16, 2022 | Comments Off on June 24, 2022 – Speaker: Grant Eder

• Presentation: Keeping and Breeding Shrimps • Speaker: Grant Eder • Grant Eder owner and operator of The Garden of Eder, has been breeding shrimp for 8 years, and had won several awards for this. Him and his Fiance(Shelby Brown) take care of 300+ tanks and 40+ ponds dedicated just for freshwater shrimp. They have…

May 20, 2022 – Speaker: Jim Cumming

By Geoff Humes | May 1, 2022 | Comments Off on May 20, 2022 – Speaker: Jim Cumming

• Presentation: Keeping and Breeding Central American Cichlids • Speaker: Jim Cumming • Jim Cumming hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has been keeping tropical fish for over 65 years. Other than a fifteen-year sojourn into the world of killifish (his online name is ‘notho2000’) he has kept and presently keeps Central and South American…

April 29, 2022 – Speaker: Gary Hater

By Geoff Humes | March 26, 2022 | Comments Off on April 29, 2022 – Speaker: Gary Hater

Speaker: Gary Hater Gary Hater is a former professional biologist with a bachelors and a master’s degree. His professional career was in the environmental field and centered around water quality, air quality, bioremediation, research and development, and waste water treatment. Gary started in the aquarium hobby in the mid 1960’s and slowly moved into goldfish…

March 25th, 2022 – Speaker: Eric J. Chapman – Talk: “Cool Things You Might Not Know about Freshwater Mussels…and their Recovery in Pennsylvania”

By Joe Doyle | February 2, 2022 | Comments Off on March 25th, 2022 – Speaker: Eric J. Chapman – Talk: “Cool Things You Might Not Know about Freshwater Mussels…and their Recovery in Pennsylvania”

Eric J. Chapman specializes in aquatic ecology, fisheries management, and the restoration of aquatic ecosystems primarily in western and central Pennsylvania. As the Senior Director of Aquatic Science for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Watershed Conservation Program since 2006, he is responsible for the coordination of all scientific monitoring for macroinvertebrates, freshwater mussels, Eastern Hellbenders, and…

February 25th, 2022 – Speaker: Regina Spotti & Eric Bodrock

By Geoff Humes | February 1, 2022 | Comments Off on February 25th, 2022 – Speaker: Regina Spotti & Eric Bodrock

The Ultimate Fish Room Hop Exploring hobbyist and commercial fish rooms from all over the world! Included are visits to the UK, Germany, Norway, Peru and various locations across America. Bring your notebooks and pens………guaranteed you will see gadgets, tricks and ideas that you will want to incorporate into your own fish room. Regina Spotti…