Jackson, Larry

Larry Jackson has been keeping aquatic environments since 1958 and began the long journey of leaning how to keep a reef aquarium in 1990.  He currently maintains a 200-gallon hard coral reef tank, a 125-gallon soft coral reef tank, and a 10-tank coral propagation system.  Larry is an avid suba diver and underwater photographer, and is a member of the International Society for Reef Studies.  He has completed dives all over the Caribbean, Mexico, the Florida Keys, the Great Barrier Reef, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and the Philippines, to name just a few.  The beautiful underwater photography Larry is known for was featured at a sponsored art show at the former San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and was displayed in their Children’s Art Museum for the summer of 2004. Larry enjoys sharing his experiences and has made preseentations on a variety of subjects at aquaurm clubs and conventions all over the US, including several MACNA conventions and the 24th NEC Convention, as well as public schools, universities, and civic groups. At MACNA XII held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2000, he was presented an award by the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America “For Outstanding Contributions to the Marine Aquarium Hobby.”  He shares his successes, failures, and insight in hopes of maing marine aquarium keeping more enjoyable for those who can benefit from what he has learned.  His diving experiences have had a considerable impact on his reef keeping philosophy.  His presentations are beautiful as well as imformative!