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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Just about a week until Gary Lange arrives to douse the Puget Sound area in Rainbowfish knowledge! Gary is giving a general talk on Rainbowfish for our normal meeting on March 11th, and a special collecting talk for members only on March 9th.
If you're interested in purchasing some of the eggs and/or fry that Gary is bringing, there will be opportunities at both meetings, but last time we had Gary, some of the eggs were already hatching, and had to be sold at the earlier talk.
If you know of a fish store or other aquarium related business, please consider printing the special poster and putting it up to help spread the word!
We've had tons of requests to have Gary Lange back after he visited GSAS in 2011. Gary is one of the most prominent experts on Rainbowfish in the country, as well as a columnist, author, photographer and collector. He's also a professional chemist. You may even occasionally see his insightful posts on Airstone! Here's what Gary has to say about his talk:
“Just a Taste of the Most Amazing Tropical Fishes of All: Rainbowfish from Australia and New Guinea”
Rainbowfish are truly amazing fishes. When you think of every color of the rainbow, they’ve got you covered. When you think of a fish that every single day shows you its spawning colors, rainbowfish are the perfect choice. When you think of a fish that really makes this looks good, and in a planted tank, rainbowfish are the ones to choose.
We’ll go over how to keep, breed and raise rainbowfish. We’ll talk about what foods they like and how to keep them happy and healthy. We’ll go over quite a few of the different species, named and unnamed at the moment from Australia and the island of New Guinea. Every single trip for me and many other explorers are yielding new species of rainbowfish, almost too many to imagine!
Gary will also giving a second "Members-Only" meeting at a secret location in the North end... details here.
Meeting is in our usual location, Otto-Miller 109. Refreshments and social time start at 6:30, talk starts at 7:30. Monthly auction follows the talk.
The GSAS 2014 Home Show Registration is now open! The Home Show is a way to showcase the talent and dedication we have in the club, and a way to challenge each other with a little competition.
Exhibitors will receive a visit from the Home Show team on March 22 or 23 for recording and judging. Prizes will be awarded when the club watches the show together at the June GSAS meeting.
We're planning to head a bit farther north than usual for part of the route this year, so if you live in that direction from the city, this is a good year to register.
Update 2/27: Registration is now closed!
Everyone loved Kat Hentsch's 2-day emergency
fill-in talk on Aponogeton last meeting, now see the talk she actually had scheduled to present this month:
Native Fish of the US: Ohio/Mississippi River Basins and Great Lakes Ecosystems. Explore the realm of Midwestern native fish suitable for aquaria with species profiles and compatibility. Learn the different habitats and explore collection sites as Kat brings you to her secret spots for the best specimens. Even some native inverts make the cut!
Kat mentioned she's been working on this one for a while and is really looking forward to presenting it. We're hoping to have some tie-ins for Fish-of-the-month as well.
Meeting is in our usual location, Otto-Miller 109. Join us for refreshments and social time at 6:30. Meeting and presentation are at 7:30, followed by our monthly auction (members preregister your items here).
Join us on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:30 PM at our usual location, Otto-Miller 109 (social hour at 6:30). GSAS member Kat Hentsch will be presenting "Aponogeton sp. A Guide to the Overstated Needs of this Bulb-Bearing Genus."
There is some kind of surprise for the first 50 people at the meeting, plus a few live demo Aponogeton plants that will be in the auction.
Speaking of the auction, be sure to stick around for the usual monthly auction -- deals to be had for sure!