The Dallas/Fort Worth Marine Aquarium Society (DFWMAS) is the premier metroplex MAS.
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The DFWMAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public interest in the marine aquarium hobby and the advancement of knowledge in the husbandry of closed marine ecosystems. We welcome hobbyist of all experience levels and their family to join us online or at any of our meetings and events to make the most of the hobby. We are a family oriented club that want to have fun and enjoy the wonderful saltwater world.
The club was established in 1992 as a small gathering of friends at Local Fish Stores by a couple people and the over 750 members are now led by a Board of Directors and Chair committee persons. We look forward to serving you too!
Board of Directors
Sponsorship & Treasurer
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Vice President & Membership
to initiate public interest in the marine aquarium hobby.
hobbyists regarding the importance of the marine ecosystem.
knowledge in the husbandry of the marine aquarium system.
captive coral propagation and marine fish breeding.
The club holds meetings and events, with various speakers, local and national, workshops, enjoy discussions with the members and guests of the club. We look forward to seeing you there! For the most up to date news on the meetings and events, please see our News page and Calendar.
Want to learn about our meetings, newsletters, membership and more? Our FAQ page goes into more detail.
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Sponsorship & Treasurer
Drew Richardson has been in the aquarium hobby for over 30 years. He grew up catching turtles and fish from the lakes near his childhood home and transitioned to the saltwater hobby before becoming a teenager.
Marc is an enthusiastic hobbyist since 1998. He made the conscious decision to sell the very items he himself uses on a regular basis, being a reef lover. His website melevsreef.com is a respected, well-known source people turn to daily.
Software Architect by profession; with the heart of a marine biologist. Specialized on IT Project Management and Lead Management, devoted to his family and proud founder and CEO of EMASIS Software, LLC and Wirefin, LLC.
Hi my name is Drexter Istre everyone calls me Drex for short.I have been in the hobby since 2013. I have always wanted a saltwater aquarium growing up as a kid. My wife and I have 3 boys and when they were young my wife wanted to set up an aquarium for them. I thought to my self how boring. And who would end up taking care of it snd cleaning it. I suggested a saltwater tank. It has been on every since.