November 2016 MAS General Meeting

November’s meeting will be the last at Central Aquatics. The doors open at 6:30, and the meeting will start at 7.  The first half hour is for introductions and catching up.  Doors close and our speaker will begin as promptly at 7 as is possible. During the presentation, please  be respectful of the other attendees, as well as the speaker and take any private discussions to the lobby, oh, and please silence your phones. 

Our speaker for November is Kris Weinhold.  Kris grew up keeping aquariums, but really fell in love with planted aquariums several years ago, diving head-first into researching  and experimenting with various plants, growing techniques, and aquascape designs. Kris is the vice-president of the Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association (GWAPA), and has published articles in The Aquatic Gardener ( He also maintains a website/blog ( showcasing his aquarium and nature photography, and his informative articles on aquarium keeping and aquatic plant ecology.

His talk to the Milwaukee club will be: Photography — how to take good pictures of fish, plants, and whole tanks. I cover some photography basics, as well as, things you can do even if you don’t have a more expensive camera.

Our meeting will follow the standard format, club business (including the election, though all candidates are running unopposed), presentation by the speaker, mini-auction (but hopefully not as mini as September’s), and we head to Mulligan’s for dinner and drinks.

This will, once again, be our last meeting at Central Aquatics.  They’ve been  very gracious hosts these last two years, and the club appreciates it more than I can describe.

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