Every year we devote one meeting to a hands-on workshop, usually in August or November. However, this year it will be in September. We regret that might pose a challenge for some members who may be travelling over the Labor Day weekend, but the scheduling couldn't be helped.
In February 2021 Dean Tweeddale gave a fantastic virtual presentation on his fry raising system. We immediately asked him if he would be willing to conduct a workshop with us when we could get together in person again, and he agreed.
Members are welcome to attend to watch only, or you can sign up to build your own during the workshop. These systems are effective and beautiful, and also require a lot of materials to build.
If you would like to build a system in the workshop, you MUST sign up (firm commitment) by August 25 and commit to bringing cash or a check to the September workshop. The club will source and provide all the materials you need at costexcept a 20 gallon long tank and water pump which you will need to supply yourself. The systems require aluminum bars, PVC pipe, joints, and caps, air valves, water valves, plugs, cement, silicone, various types of airline tubing, and more. It may seem pricey, but trying to source all the materials on your own would be even more expensive. At Dean's request, we will not be publishing the supply list or design as this is his proprietary intellectual property.
$125 for set up with 4 large trays
$150 for set up with 6 small trays
Other Materials Not Included:
20 gallon long tank
Dean Tweeddale is a master breeder who started keeping fish over 50 years ago. He started with guppies, moved on to discus, and has since bred countless species of freshwater fish. Always an innovator, Dean has, throughout his fishkeeping career, built three in-house fish rooms and developed an incredible fry system. Some of his proudest moments in the hobby are developing a system to raise discus artificially, breeding many rare dwarf cichlids, continuous spawning of German blue rams, and spawning several L-number plecos. He has collected and bred wild fish from Peru and has appeared on a number of YouTube channels including Aquarium Co-Op, Swishkey, L.R.Bretz’s Aquatics, Bentley Pasco, and Dustin's Fish Tanks.
Sign up by responding to this forum thread. We would be happy to answer questions but there could be a delay in the response as Michael is leaving for Peru today and will have intermittent internet access during the collecting trip.