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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Join us on Monday (Note the special day and different week), November 14th for our annual Aquatic Plant and Fish Auction! This is our second-largest fundraiser of the year, and a great way to acquire new plants, fish or invertebrates. The stock is mostly brought in from members, but we also get some commercially-grown aquatic plants. There will be specimens suitable for beginners and advanced aquarists alike!
Just like the April auction, we will be holding it at the West Seattle Christian Church at 4400 42nd Ave SW. This is a great large space, easy to navigate to from I-5 and the West Seattle Bridge, and has a lot of close parking on the street and in two lots.
Bidding starts at 7, preview and setup at 6. Please read the auction guidelines for more information. Non-members are welcome! If you are a member, please pre-register your items. Also, if you have a large number of donations, contact auction chair Erik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bid early, bid often, support your club!
GSAS is proud to present Mark Duffill from Great Britain as our October speaker. Mark will be presenting on loaches, a fish we have never had the privilege of a full meeting's treatment!
Mark has a long history with the hobby. He primarily works with Loaches, Rasboras and other Asian species. He is the founder of the International Loach Association, has written books and worldwide magazine articles on the subject. He has spawned 20+ loach species (some considered unbreedable at the time). He comes to GSAS in the midst of a multi-club North American
tour of sorts.
After the meeting, we will have our usual monthly auction, plus door prizes and other giveaways.
September 13th, 7:30 PM (social time 6:30)
Normal location, SPU Otto-Miller 109 directions here).
Join us for our first meeting of the fall with the return of Jay and Carol, who will present Beyond the Can of Flakes, Part 2: Feeding Tips and Strategies!
During Part 1, Jay & Carol highlighted the various types of foods and cultures used in feeding their fishroom, but according to them, there is more to feeding than just the food itself. In Part 2 they will share some tips and strategies they use when feeding not only their adult fish, but also fry.
After the presentation, there will be the return of our monthly auctions. Expect the September auction to be a little longer than usual, with all the good stuff people have built up over the summer!
Our 2016-2017 season is just around the corner, so here are some dates to save (apologies that we don't have an exact date plant auction and holiday party yet -- there's a scheduling conflict with the venue on our normal day):
A huge thanks to all the attendees and volunteers at our 2016 Big General Auction -- we sold a ridiculous 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 even the ocean (hopefully no cancellations this time!)...
Thanks to the generosity of the entrants, the home show video is available in its entirety here!
Please feel free to share the link to this free presentation to friends, social media, etc. Spread the word about GSAS! Also please check out the photo gallery and previous year archives.