Weinhold, Kris

Aquacarium is kindly donating an aquarium for

Kris's hands-on aquascaping demo at the 2018 Convention

Thank you, CNYAS, for your generous speaker donation

for Kris Weinhold!


Kris Weinhold grew up keeping aquariums, but really fell in love with planted aquariums in 2004, diving head-first into researching and experimenting with various plants, growing techniques, and aquascape designs. Kris is the vice president of the Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association, and has published articles in The Aquatic Gardener, Aquarium International, and had his photos appear in several other publications. He also maintains a website/blog  (www.guitarfish.org) showcasing his aquarium and nature photography, and his informative articles on aquarium keeping and aquatic plant ecology.

Kris's first talk will detail how to get good pictures of your aquariums and their inhabitants, even if you don’t have fancy camera equipment. He will also give some more advanced tips and tricks for those with the fancy equipment.

For Kris’s second presentation, he will conduct a demo of using various hardscaping materials to create pleasing displays. Hardscape, or rocks and wood, are the structural foundation of any aquascape, so it’s very important when trying to create appealing layouts in your aquarium.


  • North American Native Plants
  • Basic Methods for Designing, Planting, and Maintaining An Aquascape
  • Beautiful Planted Aquariums Made easy
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Past Speaking Events

Event Name Date
NEC 2018 Convention Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00 to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 18:00
2020 NEC Convention Cancelled Friday, April 17, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 20:00
NEC 2011 Convention - "100 Years of the Advances of the Hobby" Friday, March 25, 2011 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 18:00
NEC 2014 Convention - "Fins with a Flare" Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 18:00
NEC 2018 Convention news Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 21:00