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Our Mission:

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NWOAS Board Members

Adam Errington - President

How long have you been keeping aquariums? 5 years

Tell us about your fish room and set-ups. I have 37 tanks and over 1200 gallons.

What species do you most enjoy keeping? Why? I like plecos and lake tanganyika fish mostly shell dwellers.

Time to brag a bit… tell us about some of your accomplishments in the hobby. Nothing to brag about What are your future goals in the fish-keeping hobby? More apistogramma and dwarf crayfish.

Kelly Burghardt - Vice President/Old Grumpy Guy

How long have you been keeping aquariums? Got my first aquarium when I was 11 so I’ve been in the hobby 50 years.

Tell us about your fish room and set-ups. Currently, I have 25+ tanks from 65 to 10 gallons. I have wooden custom racks I built for 10, 20H, 20L and 40 breeder tanks. Cramped into a 13×13 room in the basement. I run a central air system and sponge filters in all tanks. I use a lot of diy stuff from lights, lids, etc. it can be an expensive hobby but you can save money in a lot of places.

What species do you most enjoy keeping? Why? Humm, let’s see…Corydoras! Duh. I’ve got over 20 different species. Some I’ve even breed. But I do have some others that I have tetras, rasboras and a few live bearers and plecos. I had some paleatus (peppered) corys that spawned (without any help from me. I didn’t have a clue back then.) and I was hooked and amazed at the spawning ritual of the species. I enjoy Corydoras for their carefree and chill personality they can get along with any fish. There are so many different species and patterns too. I want them all!!!

Time to brag a bit… tell us about some of your accomplishments in the hobby. I don’t like to toot my own horn but beep beep! I always wanted to say that. Not much to brag about. I’m just happy to have a fish room. ( tricked my wife. Cindy thought it was gonna be a man cave. But she still loves me anyways, I think. Turns out it’s a cory cave haha!). But I totally enjoy it! I have collected some rare and hard to find Corydoras. I’ve spawned about a dozen species.

What are some of your future goals in the hobby? Future goals would be to: 1. Learn more about water parameters and management for breeding certain species. 2. Get into the co2 game. Who doesn’t want healthy awesome plants? 3. Educate people about the joy of keeping Corydoras. ( they’re not just a clean up crew.) They have needs! And they’re awesome and cute, whiskers and digging in the sand come on. 4. I would like to spawn every species of Corydoras I currently have. 5. I want to spawn more egg scattering tetras and rasboras and do more outdoor summer tubs. I have plans for some ponds/water gardens.

Josh Phillips - Secretary

How long have you been keeping aquariums? On and off for my whole life but seriously over the last 8 years

Tell us about your fish room and set-ups: Currently getting ready to start my second fishroom, right now I have about 40 tanks running, mostly breeding setups.

What species do you most enjoy keeping?  Why? I enjoy nano species the most. There is something interesting about the smallest aquatic species on the planet and building environments to showcase their unique natural behaviors

Time to brag a bit…  tell us about some of your accomplishments in the hobby. I believe I have bred over 20 species so far and won Glass City Breeder of the year in 2019

What are your future goals in the fish-keeping hobby? I have 4 species of plecos in my fishroom I have yet to breed I would like to successfully spawn in the next couple years. L199, L134, L129, and L201

 

 

 

Brent Duganiero - Membership Director

How long have you been keeping fish?

40ish years

What is your favorite fish?

Fahaka Puffer

Do you keep freshwater/saltwater aquariums?

Freshwater

What has been your favorite fish to breed?

No Favorites

What is your dream fish you want to have one day?

Freshwater Stingray

Jenny Gagne - Treasurer

How long have you been keeping aquariums? The better part of 15 years.

Tell us about your fish room and set-ups: I have a 75 gallon in the Dining Room and two side by side 55 gallon aquariums in the finished basement. Community tank with Pristella Tetras, Red Eye Tetras, and Emperor Tetras. Also Swordtails (my favorite) and a variety of guppies. I love plecos and have Albino, Blue eyed Yellow and Super Red. I recently started breeding them. First batch of pleco fry: 57 Albino Fish room: * 20 gallon long with six African Dwarf Frogs * 20 gallon long with Aspidoras Spilotus and albino Corys * 10 gallon with Black Rose shrimp.

What are your future goals in the fish-keeping hobby? My future goal in the hobby is to not add any more tanks!!! I started with my 75 gallon and insisted that is all I would ever have. Four years later that changed

Vlad Neeko - Educational/Meeting Director

How long have you been keeping aquariums? The better part of 15 years.

Tell us about your fish room and set-ups: My fish room is more or less the whole house. Projects and spawning are usually are set up in the garage while display tanks are in different rooms to complete the aesthetic.

What species do you most enjoy keeping?  Why? I can’t pick a single species, I like building ecosystems that exist in harmony with themselves. The closer to nature I can get, the better.

Time to brag a bit…  tell us about some of your accomplishments in the hobby. I have successfully spawned pea puffers and managed to distill my own guppy strain for a time. I ended up losing all my fish during a move and had to start from square one.

What are your future goals in the fish-keeping hobby? One day I’d like to be seen in the same light as people like Takashi Amano. I want to have my biotopes featured in publications.

Andrew Errington - Board Member

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Andy Henson - Board Member

How long have you been keeping aquariums? Been keeping aquariums about 30 years, have had at least one pretty much all the time since I was about 11 or 12.

Tell us about your fish room and set-ups. I have about 22 tanks, all 40 gallons and under except one 93 cube display tank in my bedroom. All tanks have plants except a few.

What species do you most enjoy keeping? Why? I’ve always loved angelfish, will always have a few in my tanks. Also love discus, just got some recently after not having any for 10 years or so.

Time to brag a bit… tell us about some of your accomplishments in the hobby. I was spawning angelfish and discus when I was in high school, was selling to a couple of LFS, have kept a full blown saltwater reef tank with SPS, LPS and soft corals.

What are some future goals you have in the fish-keeping hobby? Some things I want to accomplish, getting my leopoldi angels and my wild Heckel discus to spawn.

Jonathan Jones - Board Member

How long have you been keeping fish?

On and off for 40 years, seriously for about 2 years

What is your favorite fish?

Apistogramma’s and Ram’s

Do you keep freshwater/saltwater aquariums?

Freshwater

What has been your favorite fish to breed?

Apistogramma

What is your dream fish you want to have one day?

Some really cool wild caught apistogramma or ram

Robert Tomczyk - Board Member

How long have you been keeping fish?

For about 2 years

What is your favorite fish?

Tie between Rummy Nose Tetra’s and Denison Barb’s

Do you keep freshwater/saltwater aquariums?

Freshwater

What has been your favorite fish to breed?

Bolivian Ram’s

What is your dream fish you want to have one day?

Yaoshania pachychilus known as the Panda Loach

Cory Taylor - Board Member

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