FOTAS

Federation of Texas Aquarium Societies

2012 Annual Convention

Hosted by the Texas Cichlid Association

Celebrating 63 Years 1952 – 2015

September 25 – 27, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn DFW South

2001 Valley View Lane, Irving, Texas 75061

(972) 313-2800

Special room rate of $99 per night for convention attendees

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 25th

9:00am         FOTAS Show, IBC Betta Show, CARES Show, Discus Show Set Up

5:00pm         Registration Opens

7:00pm         Pizza Party – Gerald Griffin  “Betta Genetics”

9:00pm         Smackdown!  Old World vs New World moderated by Steve Edie

Saturday, September 26th

8:00am        FOTAS Board Meeting

9:00am        Laif Demason “What’s new in the hobby?”

10:30am       Ad Konings “Collecting in Lake Tanganyida”

12:00pm       Kids Tank Decorating Contest

2:00pm         Greg Steeves “Victorian Cichlids & CARES”

3:30pm         Jim Powers “The Botiidae and Hillstream Loaches”

5:00pm         Awards Ceremony – Spencer Jack “Confessions of a Cichlaholic”

Sunday, September 27th

10:00am       Registration begins

11:00am       Auction begins

Convention cost:         Total package, includes Day 1 and 2, and auction $45.00

Day 1 only, includes pizza party $25.00

Day 2 only, includes speakers and auction $20.00

Pre-registration:         Contact David Andrews 4318 Basswood, Granbury, TX 76049

Register by 9/01/2012 Save $10 on total package

 

FOTAS Show entries must be pre-registered by 9/10/2012.  Contact Page Ullman at   ullman8@charter.net

The CARES Show consists of single species displays which may or may not include live fish.  Displays may be in the form of tri-fold displays, aquariums with live fish, posters, or videos.  The species being depicted must be reserved in advance.  Contact Greg Steeves at gasteeves@gmail.com.  Criteria judged include presentation, educational value, and extra points for a CARES species.

Contact Gerald Griffin for information on the IBC Sanctioned Betta Showherpchat@yahoo.com

Contact John Nicholson for information on the Discus Shownicholsons_discus@yahoo.com

All plants will be sold at the silent auction on Sunday.  Seller split is 75% to seller, items over $30, 80% to seller.  The seller will not receive a split for items selling for $1.00.

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