This October 13th BAR would like to invite all to attend the 2012 Bay Area Reefers Breeding and Propagation Workshop featuring Rich Ross and Tal Sweet. This free event will feature a discussion on marine breeding by Tal Sweet, a live demonstration of fragging techniques by Rich Ross, Captive bred and propagated livestock for sale by our local fish store BAR sponsors, and a raffle with fantastic prizes including an EcoTech Radion XR30w, MP40w ES, MP10w ES, propagation supplies, a frag tank, various foodstuffs, corals, equipment, and some other items we're currently closing so stay tuned. All attendees will receive a complementary gift bag w/goodies at registration, and lunch will be available.
Marine breeding is the leading edge of our hobby, with more and more individuals succeeding in breeding and raising previously impossible animals. In the morning session, Tal Sweet's Captive Breeding FAQ talk is fun and directed at people that are thinking about getting into breeding and have questions before they jump in.
For the afternoon session, we've selected a variety of corals to propagate during a live propagation demonstration, each possessing a particular challenge. BAR's own Rich Ross will take us through the offerings, applying the correct tools to each challenge, and addressing technique and safety along the way. It is our pleasure to again welcome Rich back to the stage!
Register here: http://barbap.eventzilla.net/
Please take a moment to register if you plan on attending. All registered attendees will receive a free raffle ticket for a special raffle held at BAP.
Breeding Marine Fish with Tal Sweet 11:15-12:15
Coral propagation with Rich Ross 1-2
BAR appreciates the support for this event from the following companies:
AlgaGen LLC, Boston Aqua Farms, and EcoTech Marine.
BAR would like to specifically thank for their continued support our outstanding local fish stores:
Aquatic Central, Aquatic Collections, Diablo Corals, and Neptune Aquatics.
These fine establishments will be on-site purveying fine propagated and captive-bred livestock during the event. Don't miss the exceptional quality our local sponsors will offer, and please do your part to keep them going strong.
We will be selling event T-shirts, raffle tickets, BAR t-shirts, and have a membership registration table at this event. We welcome all, and look forward to seeing you on October 13th.
Tal helped spearhead the Marine Breeding Initiative (www.mbisite.org), hosted several Marine Breeder's Workshops, and has focused on promoting captive breeding through his own website (www.fishtalpropagations.com) and speaking engagements nationwide. It is our pleasure to welcome Tal to our club.
Richard Ross currently works as an Aquatic Biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences, maintaining many exhibits including the 212,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef. He has kept saltwater animals for over 25 years, and has worked in aquarium maintenance, retail, wholesale and has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. Richard enjoys all aspects of the aquarium hobby and is a regular author for trade publications, a frequent speaker at aquarium conferences and was a founder of one of the largest and most progressive reef clubs in Northern California, Bay Area Reefers. He is an avid underwater videographer and has been fortunate to scuba dive in a lot of places around the world. At home he maintains a 300 gallon reef system and a 250 gallon cephalopod/fish breeding system, and was one of the first people to close the life cycle of Sepia bandensis. When not doing all that stuff, he enjoys spending time with his patient wife, his incredible daughter and their menagerie of animals, both wet and dry. Rich maintains an excellent history of informative articles on his website (www.packedhead.net)