Carolina Aquarium Workshop XXXIII
in Raleigh, North Carolina,
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March 1-4, 2018


The Raleigh Aquarium Society (RAS), now in its fourth decade of operation, invites you to attend our 33rd annual Carolina Aquarium Workshop, one of the oldest home aquarium conventions in the country.

We offer many events, including a native fish collecting trip, a guest speaker "Meet & Greet", a full day conference hosting several experts in the hobby, a banquet, and two auctions of aquatic animals, plants, supplies, and equipment.

Our workshop is a unique opportunity to share information, ideas, and enjoyment with like-minded professional and amateur individuals in the home aquarist hobby.  Recent workshops have numbered over 250 people from across the world.

Mark your calendars now for a memorable time - we hope you can join us!


Workshop Schedule


Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:30 to 9:30 pm Monthly RAS meeting @ NCSU Veterinary School
Presentation: Aquarium Science and Fish Room Tools by Greg Sage

Friday, March 2, 2018

1:00 to 6:00 pm  Native fish collecting trip
7:00 to 8:00 pm  Guest speaker "Meet & Greet" at the hospitality suite in the Ramada Raleigh
8:00 to 9:00 pm  Presentation: Wonderful Woodcats, Auchenipteridae -- Jeremy Basch
9:00 to 9:30 pm  Rare Fish Mini-Auction

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Registration Opens:  9:00 am
Speaker Presentations & Company Displays: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Selective Breeding Techniques  –  Greg Sage  (Select Aquatics)
Sunken Gardens: Guide to Practical Aquascaping  –  Karen Randall (AGA)

Lunch Break 12:00 - 1:30 pm --- Ramada Inn lunch special: sandwich/salad/drink for $9.50 or $15 buffet

Fishes of the Maya –  Rusty Wessel (American Cichlid Association)  
Collecting Fish in Colombia –  Jeremy Basch (Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts)
Livebearer Husbandry  –  Greg Sage  (Select Aquatics)

5:15 to 6:00 pm  Break
6:00 to 7:00 pm  Social Hour in Lounge
7:00 to 8:00 pm  Dinner Banquet
8:00 to 9:00 pm  After-Dinner Speaker
Biotopes of the World: Diversity in Aquatic Habitats –  Karen Randall (AGA)


Sunday, March 4, 2018

HUGE AUCTION - Fish, Plants, Inverts, Supplies

9:00 am: Auction Registration
10:00 am: Auction


Please contact RAS with any questions about this event