*Late Post* November 2nd 2019 Robert Fenner speaks on corals & compatibility


SPS junkie

The Sacramento Aquarium Society (SAS) and the Marine Aquarist Roundtable of Sacramento (MARS) are excited to offer a DOUBLE-HEADER Saturday, November 2nd when we host Robert (Bob) Fenner in Sacramento.

3:00pm "“ 4:30pm: MARS will host Bob for an open Q&A forum. The forum will be preceded by a raffle. This is a great opportunity for you to speak 1-on-1 with Bob and get your aquarium questions answered.

4:30-6:00pm: Dinner break. If you eat dinner at Round Table and let them know you're with the fish club, you'll get 10% your entire food order that night. Over dinner, stay and chat with other aquarium hobbyists!

6:00pm "“ 10:00pm: SAS will host Bob for the presentation, followed by an auction featuring live fish and plants and aquarium equipment and supplies, another raffle, and a bowl show. Bob will give a presentation entitled, "œCoral Compatibility: Reducing Captive Negative Interactions Between Cnidarians," discussing the problems that can occur between different corals when building a reef aquarium, the causes of those problems, and how you can reduce them to create a beautiful healthy reef tank.

This is the first joint SAS-MARS meeting in a long time, and it's the first saltwater talk at SAS in years... and it's going to be a good one. Don't miss this combined event!

Everyone is welcome. Attendance is free.
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About the speaker:
The diversity of life has always fascinated Bob Fenner. More than any other animal group, he was blown away by the expansiveness and mystery of fishes and aquatic life. Bob was born in Rhode Island, but grew up in the Orient as his father was career military. There were very few jobs "on base" for the "dependents" but Bob was fortunate to secure employment at a fish store that was associated with a restaurant in downtown Sasebo. Other vainglorious work overseas included two years working for a Betta culture business, and collecting/processing marines in Manila. Back to the U.S. in the late sixties, Bob was a retail clerk and a livestock wholesale worker (for Pratt's in San Diego), then eventually formed his own aquarium service business with a school friend. It grew into an employee-owned corporation with aquaristic retail outlets, fabrication (principally large acrylic systems), water feature construction, manufacturing and distribution divisions. Later, Bob also worked as a consultant and buyer for PetCo, during their bid to upgrade stores by incorporating livestock.

Bob has been an avid hobbyist since his first memories: Active in the local SDTFS from the sixties; helped in development of all three goldfish/koi clubs in San Diego. He sees no difference between what he does for money and for a living. He writes articles and books for the diving/underwater natural history and ornamental aquatics interests, and manages rentals and securities. A/The central thread to everything Bob does in writing, presentation or action in the interest has been/is "to enhance people's love of their own lives through an appreciation of the living world". Looking forward, Bob sees the hobby/business evolving, with a real interest in biotopes, the underlying science, understanding the technologies employed.
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The Sacramento Aquarium Society meets monthly, on the first Saturday of each month. General meetings start at 6:00pm. Social hour starts at 5:00pm. For more information, please visit http://SacramentoAquariumSociety.info/ or https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sacramento-Aquarium-Society-107773982604147/.

The Marine Aquarist Roundtable of Sacramento meets quarterly, on rotating dates and at different venues for special events, raffles, frag swaps and socials. For more information and to search for upcoming events, please visit http://marineaquarist.org or https://www.facebook.com/pg/MARS-Marine-Aquarist-Roundtable-of-Sacramento-199349736757574/.