Fellman, Scott

TFCB, sept 10 2009 -This presentation will benefit all marine and reef hobbyists! Mr. Fellman is a nationally recognized marine and reef hobbyist and is being sponsored by The Tropical Fish Club of Burlington and the Vermont Marine Aquarists at their combined monthly meeting.   My name is Scott Fellman, and I’m a total fish geek. Not a casual aquarium keeper, mind you-I’m a full-on, frozen- fish- food- in- the- family- refrigerator, wet-containers-all-over-the house kind of fish geek. If there’s a way to cause water damage or frustration, I’ve mastered it! It sure seems like I spend a lot of time wiping spills off of the floor, scraping algae, and ungluing my fingers! Is it me, or does that seem oddly familiar to you ? I’ve been keeping marine aquariums since I was around 12 years old, and have kept everything from Anthias to Zebrasomas , with quite a few creatures in between! My specific areas of interest are reef aquarium husbandry, biotope marine aquariums, and finding new ways to stash away allof the hobby junk I’ve accumulated over the years. If you visit Bob Fenner’s WetWebMedia.com website, you may have seen my responses on the “Daily FAQs” page, where I’ve been fortunate to help mentor hobbyists from all over the world since 2002. I’ve had several articles published in Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine, Anthony Calfo’s “C Journal” , and several other online venues. I served as co-editor of WWM’s “Conscientious Aquarist” online publication, along with Adam Cesnales. I was honored to provide contributions to Anthony and Bob’s Reef Invertebrates book, and am fortunate to have cultivated friendships with so many wonderful hobby people over the years. In addition to doing presentations around the country at various hobby clubs, I am past President of my local club, the Marine Aquarium Society of Los Angeles County. When I’m not working at duplicating my little piece of the ocean in my own aquarium, I can be found in the ocean weekly, continuing my childhood love affair with my other obsession, surfing. I reside in the Los Angeles area Programs: New Reasons to Think Small: The Rise of the Modern Nano Aquarum Marine Biotope Aquariums: Taking Insoiration from Nature and Natura Botope Aquariums Aquascaping for the Aesthetically Challenged (Workshop)