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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GSAS is on summer vacation until September. However, join us at our annual picnic on July 18th, 11am~5:00pm or thereabouts, Lower Woodland Park Shelter #3, 1100 N. 50th Street. Note that we are in a different shelter this year than last year.
For more information, including maps, RSVP e-mail, and Potluck registration, please see this post!
This month's talk is Mini Ponds, Fun for the Whole Family, presented by our own Cory McElroy. Cory, in addition to his full-time job running Aquarium Co-Op, has been active in multiple roles with GSAS for many years, the most impactful of which was the resuscitation of the BAP program (see photo). He was also the lead tech behind our tank revamp-turned reality show a few years ago.
Cory describes himself thusly: Since being diagnosed with Multiple Tank Syndrome, Cory McElroy has worked in the fish trade for seven years. After opening his own fish store a couple years back, the Multiple Tank Syndrome subsided...only to be replaced with an addiction to Koi and outdoor ponds. Cory can be found playing in many ponds from ten to one thousand gallons in his spare time.
We also have our monthly auction and bowl show (aquaponics themed for the latter), plus elections!
Kris Weinhold grew up keeping aquariums, but really fell in love with planted aquariums about a decade ago, diving head-first into researching and experimenting with various plants, growing techniques, and aquascape designs. Kris is a past president of the Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association (the other Washington), 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 showcasing his aquarium and nature photography, and his informative articles on aquarium keeping and aquatic plant ecology. Last month, he chaired the most recent Aquatic Gardeners Conference (see photo).
On May 12th (usual meeting night, usual time, usual place!), Kris will talk will walk through the basic methods for designing, planting, and maintaining an aquascape. His methods will focus on planted aquaria, but are applicable to any beautifully aquascaped tank.
Come back the following night (May 13), same time (but in room 127 right next door) to hear a more advanced talk on tips and tricks Kris has learned over the years of keeping planted tanks. In particular, his low-budget fertilizer auto-doser is a thing of wonder!
After the normal meeting, stick around for the monthly auction and bowl show awards.
A massive thanks to all the attendees and volunteers at our 2015 Big General Auction -- we sold a record number of items, and will be able to keep GSAS running quite healthily for the next year, including some speakers from across the country and the ocean...