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joefish72
12-01-2012, 08:50 AM
I'm proud to announce the Florida "Aquarium Fish" Expo for June of 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida. Among the list of outstandng speakers, Jack Watley "IN PERSON" will be giving a talk about discus. The fish show will include categories for discus that will be judged by at least one NADA representative. We encourage everyone with Discus to participate and enjoy the Show.

A full list of fish classes, sponsors and vendors will be posted on the fish show website in January.
Florida Aquarium FIsh Expo website: flafishshow.com

Pardal
12-13-2012, 05:27 PM
That is awesome!
To meet Jack Watley our american Discus legend and maybe if we coordinate well we can visit John at Snook21.
Sounds like a plan .

Julian.

Second Hand Pat
12-13-2012, 05:29 PM
Julian, you will be in the lower 48 by then, right?

joefish72
12-13-2012, 05:57 PM
That is awesome!
To meet Jack Watley our american Discus legend and maybe if we coordinate well we can visit John at Snook21.
Sounds like a plan .

Julian.

A trip to Snookin21's Fish House is one of the trips scheduled for the show.

Pardal
12-13-2012, 06:05 PM
That's even better Joe.

Pardal
12-13-2012, 06:12 PM
Julian, you will be in the lower 48 by then, right?

Yes Pat
I will be stationed in a Ship in Norfolk VA. but I will be checking my house in Jacksonville Fl. and visiting some relatives down South Fl also. I am planning to visit/meet Hans, Larry, John and of course yourself. If I get lucky and I am free at the time will try to make it for the next NADA at the Expo in FT Myers.

Second Hand Pat
12-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Yes Pat
I will be stationed in a Ship in Norfolk VA. but I will be checking my house in Jacksonville Fl. and visiting some relatives down South Fl also. I am planning to visit/meet Hans, Larry, John and of course yourself. If I get lucky and I am free at the time will try to make it for the next NADA at the Expo in FT Myers.

Julian, well if you are in Jacksonville on your way to Ft Myers maybe I can hick a ride since Orlando is on the way :) or I can drive us from my place. Ft Myers is two hours from me.

ChicagoDiscus
12-13-2012, 08:03 PM
Im going I booked a room I have a date with Mr Watley ...LOL... who's going?.....josie

John_Nicholson
12-13-2012, 08:14 PM
I doubt I go but you never know. It is my understanding that there are not any NADA certified judges going. I don't know if that matters to anyone or not but I take NADA judging very seriuosly...LOL. Of course a round trip plane ticket could solve the "no certified judge" problem.......LOL.

-john

yim11
12-13-2012, 09:01 PM
LOL it's not a discus show, but there are discus in the show. Not an official NADA judged event but we will have reps at the show to assist with the discus judging if needed.

Larry Bugg
12-13-2012, 10:33 PM
Chad and I are talking about driving down.

Second Hand Pat
12-13-2012, 10:36 PM
I am thinking about it also.

yogi
12-14-2012, 10:34 AM
Here is a link to the show www.flafishshow.com

Just so everyone is clear this is not a Discus NADA show but it's an all species fish show and Discus NADA is sponsoring the discus class. There will be discus in the show. There are a few discus speakers scheduled like Jack Wattley, Tony Silva and Joe Gargas. There is even a side trip to Snookin21's facility. I plan on going to the show.

There are a few discus vendors within a couple of hours of the show. Florida Discus, Wattley Discus, Discus Origins, Angelfish USA, Joe Gargas and Snookin21.

joefish72
12-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Just to clarify, as part of the NADA sponsorship it has been agreed that the discus classes would be judged using the standards of the NADA. We will have at least one representative from the NADA present to judge and ensure the standards of the organization are upheld. If show sanctioning is within the realm of possibility Id be happy to talk with someone at the NADA about making that happen.

We have already been sanctioned by the American killifish Association and are working with other organizations like the ACA and ALA to get sanctioning from them as well. As always anyone can feel free to contact me through the show website. Also as part of the show there is the opportunity for a trip to Snookin 21's fish house. You will be allowed to buy fish from John and arrange for him to ship them home for you if needed. In addition both Jack Watley "in person" and Joe Gargas will be giving talks, and we will have some of Jack's discus up for bid in our auction.

I look forward to seeing you all in June and again feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you might have.

John_Nicholson
12-14-2012, 12:27 PM
I believe to be sanctioned it would require a NADA senor judge. Currently there are only 3. Dick Au, Mat, and myself. If I attend the show I don't mind judging but I don't know that I am going to be able to make it. Time will tell.

-john

Pardal
12-15-2012, 01:39 AM
Julian, well if you are in Jacksonville on your way to Ft Myers maybe I can hick a ride since Orlando is on the way :) or I can drive us from my place. Ft Myers is two hours from me.

Sounds like a plan Pat :). we will coordinate a the date gets closer.

joefish72
01-16-2013, 11:42 AM
UPDATE:
The hotel is already booking up fast so make your reservations soon. The $89 room rate is only available for a limited number of rooms and after that time the rate will go to the standard rate. Remember to use code "FAF" when making your reservation.

With over 30 scheduled vendors, the Vendor AREA is almost sold out so we will have a huge selection of products and information to see.

There will be over a dozen speakers giving talks about everything from water, to collecting, to breeding just about any species you can think of.

Our sponsors have come through in big ways and our SWAG BAGS will have a value of over $100. This means the first 200 registered participants are going home with more than double thier money back in free gifts.

There are more things in the works and I guarantee this show will have something for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there

joefish72
02-25-2013, 06:57 PM
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we will be giving away over $25,000 in FREE product during the event. Please be sure to check out the sponsor links on our web page.

ChicagoDiscus
02-25-2013, 09:25 PM
UPDATE:
The hotel is already booking up fast so make your reservations soon. The $89 room rate is only available for a limited number of rooms and after that time the rate will go to the standard rate. Remember to use code "FAF" when making your reservation.

With over 30 scheduled vendors, the Vendor AREA is almost sold out so we will have a huge selection of products and information to see.

There will be over a dozen speakers giving talks about everything from water, to collecting, to breeding just about any species you can think of.

Our sponsors have come through in big ways and our SWAG BAGS will have a value of over $100. This means the first 200 registered participants are going home with more than double thier money back in free gifts.

There are more things in the works and I guarantee this show will have something for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there


Thanks Joe I made my Reservations early because I was afraid of them selling out.....Josie

Sandz
02-26-2013, 12:40 PM
I am getting a room about 15min from the Expo. Looking forward to the show! For all looking for a room, priceline got me the best rate at 40 a night at a 3 star.

Larry Bugg
02-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Heck, half the fun is being at the hotel with everyone. It's worth the difference in price. I have my reservation.

Sandz
02-26-2013, 01:07 PM
Something I read on their site was that this happens twice a year. This is my first year back home in FLorida but is that true? Do we have a FFS twice a year?

joefish72
02-27-2013, 09:54 AM
Something I read on their site was that this happens twice a year. This is my first year back home in FLorida but is that true? Do we have a FFS twice a year?

No, that is a typo that was supposed to be corrected, it should say biennial (happens once every two years).

joefish72
02-27-2013, 10:02 AM
Heck, half the fun is being at the hotel with everyone. It's worth the difference in price. I have my reservation.

For some lucky people staying at the hotel they may find a special package in their room when they check in. Anyone who has registered using our promo code FAF will be entered into some free drawings for random prizes.

Sshhhh, I'm not supposed to mention that until next month.

Sandz
02-27-2013, 01:46 PM
Lucky people! I couldnt meet the price point for the 3 nights at 89/night. I will however stay til I am kicked out! Looking forward to meeting everyone who comes down.

Question: Are they going to video tape these lectures? It would be a great idea to have DVD's of the lectures of all these wonderful speakers.

joefish72
03-15-2013, 06:55 PM
Question: Are they going to video tape these lectures? It would be a great idea to have DVD's of the lectures of all these wonderful speakers.

I know the show will not video the lectures.

joefish72
04-04-2013, 03:23 PM
UPDATE: If you plan on attending the show BOOK NOW we were just informed th Holiday Inn sold out unless they get a cancellation between now and the show. We have opened up a block of rooms in the hotel directly next door and all the info is on the contacts page of the show website http://www.flafishshow.com/florida_aquarium_fsih_expo_008.htm

Field trips have limited space and once they are sold out there will be no additional seats added.

There are currently only 5 vendor tables left out of the 50 tables that were available.

joefish72
05-10-2013, 11:36 AM
The awards just came in, will your fish be a champion?
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ChicagoDiscus
05-13-2013, 08:49 AM
what’s going on I will be attending this event I will arrive on the 19th and depart on the 24th I have plans with Marion from Florida Discus but the rest of the event I’m free. If any simply members want to meet on Friday night for a meet and greet at the cocktail lounge at 7pm feel free to post here or PM me or just show up.....Josie

joefish72
05-15-2013, 11:48 AM
what’s going on I will be attending this event I will arrive on the 19th and depart on the 24th I have plans with Marion from Florida Discus but the rest of the event I’m free. If any simply members want to meet on Friday night for a meet and greet at the cocktail lounge at 7pm feel free to post here or PM me or just show up.....Josie

Just an FYI there is a free buffet in the hotel on Friday night, first come first served for all people with show registrations.

UPDATE: The Vendor Rooms are sold out (over 40 tables)
Field trips are booking up fast so make your reservations soon.

joefish72
06-02-2013, 11:33 AM
All Online registration will end Wednesday June 12th
If you need guaranteed tank space book before the deadline.
Remember the first hotel, and the vendor space sold out
All in person registrations are first come first served with no guarantees we will have space left.

joefish72
06-02-2013, 11:33 AM
All Online registration will end Wednesday June 12th
If you need guaranteed tank space book before the deadline.
Remember the first hotel, and the vendor space sold out
All in person registrations are first come first served with no guarantees we will have space left.

joefish72
06-14-2013, 11:45 AM
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the overwhelming support from the fish keeping community.

I can finally say it, we have the best SWAG BAGS in the history of fish shows.
Each SWAG BAG has over $150 in products in it, and weighs in at over 8 pounds.

To show our gratitude for your patronage in addition to the FREE pasta buffet on Friday evening, we have added FREE lunch during the Sunday auction.

ChicagoDiscus
06-18-2013, 11:19 PM
Ok guys just packed my bags and off to the Florida Fish Expo in the morning going a day early so I can do some sight seeing for those who are attending see you there .....Josie

nwehrman
06-18-2013, 11:26 PM
Have fun Josie - wish I was going!

ChicagoDiscus
06-18-2013, 11:30 PM
Have fun Josie - wish I was going!


I know wish you were going to I miss you its been to long....Josie

nwehrman
06-18-2013, 11:32 PM
I know.... It's very sad. This weekend is horribly busy for me - so I couldn't get away. Maybe I will just have to save my pennies and fly up and see you soon.

yogi
06-19-2013, 09:07 AM
I'm driving there tomorrow and I hope to arrive around 2:00 or 2:30.

Second Hand Pat
06-19-2013, 09:27 AM
Have fun Jerry, wish I could be there.
Pat

Larry Bugg
06-19-2013, 09:58 AM
Chad and I will be leaving Atlanta around 6 Friday morning so should arrive late afternoon Friday.

Chad Adams
06-22-2013, 10:42 AM
A few of the discus at the show......
It was tremendously hard to take pictures and the discus for the most part did not like the conditions...

Marion's discus from FloridaDiscus:

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Chad Adams
06-22-2013, 10:44 AM
My Fish:

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Chad Adams
06-22-2013, 10:46 AM
Our Friend that lives outside the hotel.
Hotel Security for the Fish Room


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yim11
06-23-2013, 11:50 PM
Sorry to hear on the conditions Chad, it can be tricky in a any fish show.

How was Wattleys speech?

gillym
06-24-2013, 12:48 AM
Hate to cut in on the expo thread.. I was there too.. Had a nice time meeting Chad, Jerry, Larry, josie, and Marion.

Marion 's discus were beauts.. I esp liked the platinum and the red snakeskin.
Jack didn't show up for the talk unfortunately. It was given by Gabe... And it was a very good one. I learned a lot

Not a single discus at the auction unfortunately.. Kinda strange. Lots of danios to be had thought. A certain member of the above group was stockpiling pepper cories... Thought she will remain nameless :-)

Obviously, a lot of us were hoping to meet jack in person and hear his voice.. Ask him sign our books... Alas.. It wasn't meant to be. Maybe some other time.

All in all. I thought it was a good show and I was glad to make some new friends

Gilly

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2

Larry Bugg
06-24-2013, 08:44 AM
Congratulations to Marion Allen (Florida Discus) and Chad Adams (Sabres1). Marion won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Solid discus class and she won 2nd and 3rd place in the Patterned class. Chad won 1st place in the Patterned class and he won the Best of Show for the Discus division.

Second Hand Pat
06-24-2013, 09:03 AM
Big congrats to Marion and Chad. Well done.
Pat

Discus-n00b
06-24-2013, 10:01 AM
Congrats to both!

ChicagoDiscus
06-25-2013, 07:29 PM
Hate to cut in on the expo thread.. I was there too.. Had a nice time meeting Chad, Jerry, Larry, josie, and Marion.

Marion 's discus were beauts.. I esp liked the platinum and the red snakeskin.
Jack didn't show up for the talk unfortunately. It was given by Gabe... And it was a very good one. I learned a lot

Not a single discus at the auction unfortunately.. Kinda strange. Lots of danios to be had thought. A certain member of the above group was stockpiling pepper cories... Thought she will remain nameless :-)

Obviously, a lot of us were hoping to meet jack in person and hear his voice.. Ask him sign our books... Alas.. It wasn't meant to be. Maybe some other time.

All in all. I thought it was a good show and I was glad to make some new friends

Gilly

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2


Very funny Gilly I couldn't help myself I love those pepper Cories should be a nice addition to my collection....;) .....Josie

DiscusLoverJeff
06-25-2013, 07:45 PM
Congratulations Marion and Chad. Well deserved.

joefish72
06-26-2013, 10:21 AM
Not a single discus at the auction unfortunately.. Kinda strange. Lots of danios to be had thought. A certain member of the above group was stockpiling pepper cories... Thought she will remain nameless :-)

As the chairman of the event I was very sad that Jack did not show up. We did not know he wasn't coming until it was time for Jack to speak and he still wasn't there. To add insult to injury Jack was the one bringing the fish for auction. I have to thank Gabe for stepping up and giving a great presentation in Jacks absence.

Congratulations to Marion on her outstanding fish and for almost sweeping the entire discus portion of the show. Under less than ideal conditions Marion was able to show her superior fish keeping abilities and adapt to the situation. I also have to thank the ADA and the entire discus community for making this a great event. We look forward to your continued support and we pledge to expand the discus portion of the show in 2015.

Discus-n00b
06-26-2013, 10:54 AM
Jack has to be in his high 80s low 90s now right? I'm sure he can't make events like he used to, I can't blame him much for that personally.

zimmjeff
06-26-2013, 04:32 PM
It looks like he might not even be writing for TFH anymore. Jeff

0Dgreen
06-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Very funny Gilly I couldn't help myself I love those pepper Cories should be a nice addition to my collection....;) .....Josie

Somehow i'm not surprised =P lol. I remember a similar situation with cardinal tetras :angel:

ChicagoDiscus
06-27-2013, 12:24 AM
Somehow i'm not surprised =P lol. I remember a similar situation with cardinal tetras :angel:

Very cute Mike :p LOL......Josie

Chad Adams
06-27-2013, 08:38 PM
A few more pics from Sunday/Monday after the judging and settled in a little better. I'll have to admit I was partial to one fish. LOL.


Honestly, It hurts when you raise a fish from an egg, baby it for a year and a half, drive almost 10 hours to support a first time show, win your class and the best in the discus class with your only fish, spawned from Stendker parents against 10 imported Ricky Lim discus, and the chairman doesn't remember you. Tough. I'll be happy to give advice on how to focus on Discus for the 2015 show.

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joefish72
06-27-2013, 08:48 PM
I'll be happy to give advice on how to focus on Discus for the 2015 show.
I'm happy to take all comments and any advice on how we can improve the show experience for anyone and everyone, feel free to shoot me an email at my showchair email address. I hope that with 2 years notice we might be able to have a fully sanctioned discus show as part of the Expo. Also don't be offended Chad, I didn't forget you, I'm just getting back to normal after only about 6 hours sleep in 4 days. Your fish was very cool, and we were lucky to have both you and that fish at our show.

Chad Adams
06-27-2013, 08:56 PM
It's no problem Joe, I'm not offended.
I'm just a firm believer that the way to advance discus in the US will be through the hobbyist.
This is where my comment was directed. We can't forget the hobbyist.
Thank You for being willing to take the comments.

Chad

Chad Adams
06-28-2013, 01:31 PM
Sorry to hear on the conditions Chad, it can be tricky in a any fish show.
How was Wattleys speech?

Yeah Jim. It was Touch n Go for a little bit. I was afraid to even put my guy into the water. Took him several hours to get accustomed to the water. Had a little Tail burn but that was it. Seemed to help adding some Fritz. I know Marion had 1 casualty:(

Of course biggest disappointment was No Jack Wattley. We figured it was a longshot anyhow and would be our last chance ever to see him. Its no ones fault as he is an older gentleman and I'm sure he tried. Gabe was a good sport to step in to let the show go on.


Hate to cut in on the expo thread.. I was there too.. Had a nice time meeting Chad, Jerry, Larry, josie, and Marion.
Marion 's discus were beauts.. I esp liked the platinum and the red snakeskin.
Jack didn't show up for the talk unfortunately. It was given by Gabe... And it was a very good one. I learned a lot.
All in all. I thought it was a good show and I was glad to make some new friends
Gilly
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It was nice to meet you too Gilly.

Chad

kaceyo
06-28-2013, 05:34 PM
Congrats Chad & Marion. Excellent fish and great job raising them.

Discus-Hans
07-08-2013, 09:28 PM
Congrats Chad, well deserved!!!!!!

This is what I like to see more in shows, people like Chad who breed, grow and show (and win) with their own Discus. You won't see that much anymore.

Great job my friend!!!!!!

Hans

DLFL
11-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Sure would like to go and meet so many!