The BRS is proud to announce that Matt Pedersen will be the guest speaker for the June meeting!!! The meeting will be sponsored by Pacific Sun LED Lighting Systems and they have been gracious to donate one of their new Triton LED fixtures for for the raffle
That's right we'll be having a brand new top of the line LED lighting system to raffle off at this meeting This is an amazing new light and more information can be found HERE
Pacific Sun LED Lighting Systems
Matt has been a marine aquarist for 24 years, and an aquarist for 29+. After spending time on every side of the aquarium industry (retail, commercial and private maintenance & installation, wholesale, hatchery), he currently considers himself a “professional hobbyist”. Most recently, Matt has currently spawned 23 species of marine fish, successfully raising 9 of them to date including one worldwide first (the Harlequin Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris), as well as attempted another 6 invertebrate species to date (excluing those that tend to propagate with no special intervention). Most all of this was accomplished with less than 100 gallons of total working capacity, and all in closed culture. In 2010, Matt Pedersen was selected as the breeder of choice to work with the now famous “PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish” from the SEASMART program, and chronicles the efforts to propagate this one-of-a-kind fish online at The Lightning Project.
Matt Pedersen is credited with starting MOFIB (Marine Ornamental Fish & Invertebrate Breeder’s Association) and has written for multiple aquarium-related publications including Coral, Koralle, Practical Fish Keeping, Marine Habitat, Reef Hobbyist Magazine and Reef Builders. Matt has spoken at numerous aquarium clubs and events from coast to coast. He currently sits on the MBI (Marine Breeding Initiative) Council, a project dedicated to bringing the concept of a unified Marine Breeder’s Award Program to hobbyist organizations across the country and around the globe. Matt believes that captive propagation is the one failsafe that ensures the long term viability of our hobby and industry if, or when, all other measures fail. In 2009, Matt was awarded “Aquarist of the Year” honors by both IMAC West and MASNA in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the marine aquarium hobby. Matt is a strong proponent of being a lifelong learner and open sharer of knowledge, knowing that every hobbyist and industry member has the potential to make a discovery or contribute in some great way to our entiry community.
More up to date information on Matt's amazing lightning maroon clownfish project can be found HERE
Tentative schedule for the meeting (this schedule may change, check back to this thread for updates as we get closer to the day of the meeting):
Noon - 1 pm - Meet and greet/membership registration
1 pm - Food
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Matt Pederson presentation
2:15 pm - 4 pm - Fragswap mayhem/socializing/meeting cleanup AKA fun stuff
Reminder: we try our best to keep the meeting on time, but there are a lot of things that are out of our control, so the times are subject to change, do not take these times as gospel please. Check back to this thread for updates as we get closer to the day of the meeting.
So, again the details:
450 Union Ave
Framingham MA 01702
When: Saturday, June 30th 2012
Time: 12 PM - 4 PM