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09-16-2012 08:51 AM
Seattle_Aquarist double post
09-16-2012 08:38 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

An absolutely awesome meeting, Christel talked for two hours about her explorations with pictures of plants that we don't even see on the forums. 130+ fish and plant geeks were enthralled the entire time!
09-12-2012 04:28 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Totally, absolutely 100% psych'd....

Only three more days and Christel Kasselmann, the premier aquarium plantswoman living today, will be presenting 'New and Rare Aquarium Plants' at a free presentation for GSAS members and our guests in Seattle.

We have received confirmations from planted aquarium enthusiasts from around the country (Texas, So. CA, Bay Area, Oregon, and the wilds of WA) that are flying or driving to Seattle specifically for this presentation.

Who: Christel Kasselmann (Internationally recognized expert on aquarium plants with 45 expeditions to the tropics)
What: Presentation - 'New and Rare Aquarium Plants'
Where: Seattle Pacific University Campus; Demaray Hall; Room 150 (509 West Bertona)
When: Saturday, September 15th; Social time @ 7:00pm; Meeting Starts @ 7:30pm
Admission: FREE!! (Can you believe it?)

The location has limited seating for 200; we are requesting non-GSAS members to please RSVP to Seattle.Aquarist at Gmail.com. If you have already e-mailed your request you should have received a confirmation yesterday evening, if not please contact me.

Thanks and I hope to see you here!
-Roy
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09-08-2012 03:41 AM
themaryone I will be there will you?
09-07-2012 11:56 PM
Seattle_Aquarist **FREE Presentation 'New and Rare Aquarium Plants' by Christal Kasselmann** - Presented by GSAS.org

The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS) is pleased and honored to sponsor a free lecture on Aquarium Plants by the renowned German plant explorer and author Christal Kasselmann. Christel Kasselmann is an internationally recognized expert on aquarium plants. She has been on 45 expeditions over the past 30 years, published over 400 articles, and for 30 years was the editor and chairwoman of Aqua Planta magazine. Over here in the US, the translation of her book Aquarium Plants still remains the reference "bible" for serious aquarium plant keepers.

Christel's presentation will take you on a journey around the world, showing you interesting and unusual aquarium plants at their natural habitats (ecology), and discussing water chemistry and the cultivation of these aquarium plants in tanks.

This special meeting will be on Saturday, September 15th. The doors will open at 7:00 PM; the meeting starts at 7:30. We have booked a larger hall for this meeting; Demaray Hall Room 150, which is also on the Seattle Pacific University (SPU) campus. Take a look at the handy map on GSAS.org for the meeting location. Doors will open around 7:00PM; the meeting will start at about 7:30PM

The lecture will be followed by a short auction

Open to the public, no entrance fee*
*However, due to limited seating and an expected very large turnout, please RSVP to seattle dot aquarist at gmail.com if you are not a GSAS.org member and would like to attend.

Family friendly but no childcare provided
Free parking, accessible building
No furry or feathered pets
Go to GSAS.ORG for more information and directions

09-04-2012 04:26 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

One week from this coming Saturday on September 15th; Christal Kasselmann at a special Saturday meeting of GSAS! Open to the public, free of charge, but you need to reserve a seat if you are not a GSAS member.

How? E-mail me at:
seattle.aquarist at gmail.com

and get your name on our guest list!

It's been almost 10 years since Christal Kasselmann has done a presentation in the United States.....don't miss this opportunity!

Thanks,
-Roy
08-31-2012 05:35 PM
Da Plant Man I'm going! Bought a plan ticket specially for this lecture! I am very excited!

Thats how big a deal this is, folks. I am flying from California just for the lecture, and I hear a few other people from the Bay area are making the trip up. I can't wait!
08-19-2012 02:33 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

Where will you be four (4) weeks from tonight? I know where I will be and what I will be enjoying.....Christel Kasselmann!!
08-11-2012 03:20 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

Five (5) weeks and counting until September 15th. The room is reserved, the time is set, and the preparations are underway....don't miss out on this awesome event!

Who: Christel Kasselmann (Internationally recognized expert on aquarium plants with 45 expeditions to the tropics)
What: Presentation - 'New and Rare Aquarium Plants'
Where: Seattle Pacific University Campus; Demaray Hall; Room 150 (509 West Bertona)
When: Saturday, September 15th; Social time @ 7:00pm; Meeting Starts @ 7:30pm
Admission: FREE!! (Can you believe it?)

The location has limited seating for 200; we are requesting non-GSAS members to please RSVP to Seattle.Aquarist at Gmail.com. If you have already e-mailed your request you should receive confirmation this weekend, if not please contact me.

Thanks and I hope to see you here!
-Roy
07-28-2012 03:38 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

We are only seven (7) weeks away, you are not going to want to miss this presentation:

Quote:
Christel Kasselmann is an internationally recognized expert on aquarium plants. She has been on 45 expeditions over the past 30 years, published over 400 articles, and for 30 years was the editor and chairwoman of Aqua Planta magazine. Over here in the US, the translation of her book Aquarium Plants still remains the reference "bible" for serious plantkeepers.

Christel's presentation will take you on a journey around the world, showing you interesting and unusual aquarium plants at their natural habitats (ecology), and discussing water chemistry and the cultivation of these aquarium plants in tanks.

This special meeting will be on Saturday, September 15th. Milling about begins at 7 PM, meeting proper starts at 7:30. We have booked a larger hall for this meeting only, Demaray 150, which is also on the SPU campus. Take a look at this handy map for the meeting location.
06-24-2012 04:13 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Christel Kasselmann - Seattle - September 15th.....need I say more?!!
05-22-2012 05:12 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi Jason,

Excellent! There will be plenty of room for GSAS members so you and your family are covered! Our membership chairperson will be sending you a welcome letter and a GSAS membership card in the next week or so.

Thank you for joining GSAS!
-Roy
05-22-2012 04:32 AM
alfalfa
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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist View Post
Hi All,

There are only four more months until the Christel Kasselmann presentation; have you reserved your spot at this once in a decade event? If not, and you want to attend, then get your e-mail off now to seattle dot aquarist at gmail dot com.

I hope to see you there!

-Roy
Just signed up for the family membership.
05-22-2012 03:23 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

There are only four more months until the Christel Kasselmann presentation; have you reserved your spot at this once in a decade event? If not, and you want to attend, then get your e-mail off now to seattle dot aquarist at gmail dot com.

I hope to see you there!

-Roy
04-27-2012 11:08 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

Christel was nice enough to provide us with her Bio and the subject of her GSAS lecture here in Seattle on September 15th. Remember, September 15th is just around the corner and if you are going to be in Seattle and wish to attend this once in a decade event start planning now! If you are not a Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS) member you are still welcome to attend, however to insure a seat you need to contact me at:

seattle.aquarist at gmail.com

We hope to see you here!
-Roy

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Biography

Christel Kasselmann is an internationally recognized expert on aquarium plants. On more than 45 expeditions during the last 30 years into the tropics she studied the requirements of aquarium plants. She has published over 350 articles about aquarium plants in Germany and over 50 articles in foreign countries. These articles deal with the origins of water plants and their growth in their natural environment. Moreover, she described several new species and varieties. For about 30 years Christel Kasselmann has been the editor and the chairwoman of the internationally recognized Aqua Planta magazine on aquatic plants. She wrote four books which were translated in about 10 languages; two of them “Planted Aquariums” and “Aquarium Plants” (Krieger Publishing, Florida) were translated in English. In 2010 the last edition of “Aquarium Plants” was published in Germany with over 450 described species. At home she cultivates six large planted tanks with 4000 Liters (1060 gallons) in total.

About the lecture
With my presentation on "New and rare aquarium plants" I would like to take you on a journey around the world showing you interesting aquarium plants at their natural habitats (ecology), discuss water values ​​and the cultivation of these aquarium plants in tanks. I prefer the traditional growth style known as the Dutch plant aquariums and I will show you many pictures that demonstrate how beautiful tanks can look like. As the title of the lecture implies you are going to see many pictures of new and unusual aquarium plants. Join me on a journey around the tropical regions of the world looking for interesting aquarium plants. I will give my best to entertain you!


After my lecture I would like to discuss aquarium plants, their needs in the aquarium and in nature: light, water, substrate, temperature etc.
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