The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society is a non profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Washington. The primary purposes of the society are to promote interest in the aquarium hobby, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information among aquarium hobbyists.
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Please note that this is a DIFFERENT DATE and DIFFERENT LOCATION!! Our usual room is being rennovated, and no other venues were available on the usual date.
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Join GSAS for our annual Big Plant (and Livestock) Auction on Tuesday November 12th. Preview and registration starts at 6:30ish, bidding at 7 PM sharp.
Last year we outgrew our previous location, so we're holding the plant auction at the West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42nd Ave SW. The location is very easy to get to from the West Seattle Bridge.
What can you expect? Tons of plants, hand-grown by GSAS members, and purchased from the country's best commercial nursery. Member-spawned fish. Shrimp. Maybe an axolotyl or two. What you won't see are any dry goods, tanks or filters (come back in April for the general auction).
Anyone, member or not, may bid. GSAS members may sell up to 20 items (22 if you preregister them). Sellers, only three of the same item, please, and remember, plants and livestock only! See the auction guidelines for further details.
It takes a ton of volunteers to help run this event, so if you are able to be a runner, computer or handwritten recorder, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please feel free to print a copy of the poster (click the image for full size) and hang it in your favorite store.
Mike Wise has been a fish hobbyist for over 35 years, specializing in dwarf cichlids.
He curates Apistogramma at the Cichlid Room Companion web
site, has had articles published in several magazines and
received writing awards from the ACA and FAAS. Mike has also
translated into English three German language books on dwarf
cichlids, as well as many scientific and hobby related
papers. He is one of the contributors to the German/English
book South American Dwarf Cichlids a
(Sonderheft) published by the German magazine DATZ. Among
his many experiences are two, month-long collecting trips in
which he of lived, ate, and collected fish with native
collectors in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Mike has given
programs at ACA & BCA conventions, as well as to local,
regional, and international fish clubs on the various
aspects of collecting, identifying, keeping, and breeding
Mike will speak for us on the genus Apistogramma. If you thought Apistos were just Triple Red Cacatuoides, you're in for a surprise!
In addition to the regular meeting Tuesday night, Mike has also agreed to do a second for GSAS members only, Saturday October 5th, 5PM (talk starts at 6), at a secret undisclosed location.
We are absolutely thrilled to have Ian Fuller kick off our 2013-2014 season. Ian comes to us from the UK, where he has been keeping Corydoras catfish for almost 40 years. To date, he has spawned over 130 species, written many articles, published four books, and runs the successful website Corydoras World. He is also the current president of the Catfish Study Group. Ian will, of course, be speaking to GSAS on Corydoras catfish (specifically on how to breed them)!
Because of the popularity of this meeting, we're holding it at a different auditorium: Demaray Hall, Room 150. (For your GPS, the address is 509 West Bertona.)
In addition to the regular meeting Tuesday night, Ian has also agreed to do a second for GSAS members only, at a secret undisclosed location.
Thanks to all our members and guests for making our 2013 general auction the most succesful in GSAS history! Please take the time to visit our national manufacturers & retailers and local sponsor stores who all donated items!
We look forward to serving you for the next year with fantastic speakers, first-rate contests, and excellent events!