Aquarium Expo 2013


AquariumExpo 2013 Guests and Speakers

International Guest Speaker Jake Adams.

Jake Adams















Local Speaker: Sean Jefferis

Sean Jefferis

Sean Jefferis will be doing a live aquascaping demonstration.


Jake Adams is a professional marine aquarist from Colorado. He has a Bachelor's degree in Marine Science and he has worked with spawning corals in Puerto Rico. Jake is the senior editor of the popular reef aquarium blog, Reef Builders.


He has consulted on the design and installation of large reef tanks, retail stores and research tanks and when he isn't speaking to reef clubs or writing for marine aquarium publications, Jake also likes to work with freshwater planted aquaria.

These are the topics he will be speaking on for this years Expo.

"Water Flow is More Important than Light"
Jake has written extensively on topics of water flow. In addition to making the case for more aggressive water movement in reef aquariums, Jake also introduced the "gyre flow" method of mass water movement for achieving higher flow speed. In this presentation Jake will show some of the different characteristics of aquarium water pumps, how their placement and orientation can dramatically affect overall flow, and how flow can change depending on your aquascape and the size of your aquarium.

"Using LEDs to light freshwater and marine aquariums"
Jake’s other topic is on LED aquarium lighting. Jake has years and years of examining and testing various LED systems and this topic will make sense of all the different LED systems out there. Jake describes this presentation as anything but a “lightweight fluffy” presentation and grab a chair and a beverage.

A huge thank you to Nemos Janitor for sponsoring Mr Jake Adams visit to South Africa.



We also have some local speakers giving talks, more info on these talks after the break. :)
Guest Speaker Arno Naude

Jake Adams



Arno Naude, Vice Chairman of SAPTA and lecturer at Tuks, was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and has kept snakes from the age of 12. He is the Chairman of the Transvaal Herpetological Association and with his extensive knowledge of snakes he has drawn up a number of courses on reptile husbandry and assists with snake removals and provides training on snakebite identification and treatment.
Local Speaker: Dallas Goldswain

Dallas Goldswain

How to start a marine aquarium
Local Speaker: Riaan Pretorius

Riaan Pretorius

Whitespot - Know your enemy



Programme:

Friday 2 August 2013

10h00: Expo opens
16h00: Riaan Pretorius "Whitespot - Know your enemy"
17h00: Dallas Goldswain "How to start a marine aquarium"


Saturday 3 August 2013

10h00: Expo opens
11h00: Dallas Goldswain "How to start a marine aquarium"
12h00: Arno Naude Biodiversity act and legislation
13h00: Sean Jefferis Live aquascaping demonstration
14h00: Jake Adams "Using LEDs to light freshwater and marine aquariums"
15h00: Riaan Pretorius "Whitespot - Know your enemy"
16h00: Jake Adams "Water Flow is More Important than Light"
17h00: Dallas Goldswain "How to start a marine aquarium"

Sunday 4 August 2013

10h00: Expo opens
11h00: Dallas Goldswain "How to start a marine aquarium"
12h00: Arno Naude Biodiversity act and legislation
13h00: Jake Adams "Using LEDs to light freshwater and marine aquariums"
14h00: Riaan Pretorius "Whitespot - Know your enemy"
15h00: Jake Adams "Water Flow is More Important than Light"
16h00: Dallas Goldswain "How to start a marine aquarium"




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