Fish Bowl 2018

Fish Bowl 2018: Aquatic Gardens for Fish and Beyond

The Milwaukee Aquarium Society is proud to host Fish Bowl 2018, being held October 13-14, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee NW (Menomonee Falls).

This year’s event includes an aquascaping contest, plant bowl contest, fish auction, silent auction, vendors, hospitality room and a swap.

To register in advance or for more information visit



Here’s the schedule for this year’s event:

Friday 10/12/2018

5:00-10:00 PM: Doors open for aquascaping contest (must be registered in advance)

Saturday 10/13/2018

7:00 AM: Registration and badge pickup begins

7:00-11:30 AM: Aquascaping contest continues. All tanks must be fully set up by 11:30 AM

9:30-10:30 AM: Jeff Michels, Aquaticclarity, speaks on common aquascaping mistakes

10:30-11:30 AM: Fish auction and raffle

11:30-12:30 PM: Rusty Wessel speaks on livebearers, including videos from livebearers of Central America that he has viewed in their natural habitats

12:30-2:30 PM: Break for lunch and judging

2:30-3:30 PM: Heather Burke will speak on small and unusual fish for planted aquariums

3:30-4:30 PM: Break for auction and raffles

4:30 PM: Aquascaping and plant bowl winners announced

4:30 -5:30 PM Chris Biggs speaking on The Mad Aquarist

5:30 – 7:30 PM Finish auction

7:30 PM Hospitality room open!

Sunday 10/14/2018

8 AM: Vendor setup for swap

10 AM Sunday full swap open


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