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San Francisco Aquarium Society
Covenant Presbyterian Church 321 Taraval St, San Francisco, California 94123
The May SFAS Meeting has us hosting Bart Laurens of the Netherlands. He arrives direct from the Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention in Denver to give a talk on «Dutch Style Aquascaping»
Bart Laurens was born in Palembang on Sumatra, Indonesia and soon after, his parents brought him to the Netherlands. As long as he can remember, he has always had an aquarium. He was 10 years old when he became a youth member of the Dutch NBAT (Nederlandse Bond Aqua Terra).
Keeping an aquarium has always been a hobby and never became a profession. His specialty has always been the Dutch Style Aquarium. Since 2007, he has had a large tank of 3.10m long and 65cm wide and 50cm deep; about 1,000 liters.
Bart has also been working for several years with terrariums. He kept and bred various species of reptiles and amphibians. In addition, he has experience with the cultivation of all kinds of food animals, such as crickets, grasshoppers, fruit flies, cockroaches, butterflies and moths, stick insects, and common flies.
Bart maintains a website about his hobbies. He is an enthusiastic photographer and publishes many photos on the website. He has photographed most of the top aquariums in the Netherlands.