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All-Aquarium Catfish Convention

October 16-19, 2014!

Register before July 31 to get the Early Registration discount.


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About Us

The Potomac Valley Aquarium Society is a not-for-profit educational and social organization. The society was founded in 1960 for the purpose of furthering the aquarium hobby by the dissemination of information and advice, and the promotion of good fellowship among the members by organized activities and competitions.


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Saturday, September 6, 1:00pm

Speaker: Les Wilson, President of Cobalt Foods

Les Wilson is one of the founding partners of Cobalt International, parent company of Cobalt Aquatics and Cobalt Pond, overseeing Marketing, Product Development, and Sourcing for Cobalt. Prior to founding Cobalt, Les spent 17 years with United Pet Group aquatics. Wilson began his career with Marineland as an aquatic biologist, working in and then managing the aquatics lab. After eight years, he joined the marketing department as the product development manager. His final position was the Director of Marketing for the Equipment and Consumables group, responsible for the Marineland, Tetra, Instant Ocean, and Jungle brands and private label projects in those categories. Les personally spearheaded many of the projects you know today, including his favorites Marineland LED lighting, Bio-Spira Nitrifying bacteria, Corner flow tanks, and the Marineland Deep dimension aquariums. In May of 2011 he left UPG to start Cobalt International with the goal to get back to his roots as a fish geek and give back to the hobby the lessons he learned.

Join us for the presentation, raffles, refreshments, a door-prize and our (not-so-mini) mini-auction.

PVAS meetings are held at the following location in the cafeteria:

Green Acres School
4401 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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Want to get more involved in PVAS? Serving on a club committee is a great way to meet members and have fun. Click here to read about all the committees at work today.

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