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Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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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Posted on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 by Jay

GSAS Huge General Auction is April 22nd

Here we go again Seattle... One of the largest aquarium societies in the country is having their largest event of the year. The annual General Auction is scheduled for April 22 at the West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42 Ave SW. There is nothing related to the aquarium hobby you won’t be able to find at this event. Last year we had a blast and so far this year it is shaping up to be even bigger. Check out our Facebook page for all updates and photos of just a sampling of what will be at the auction. This is one event that you will not want to miss.

There is plenty of free parking both on-street and in nearby lots. Registration starts at 9AM and we start the auction at 10AM. We don’t stop until everything is gone at around 4PM. So come out for a few minutes or stay all day and see what great items you can get for a bargain.

We have new items donated by both the local sponsor stores and major aquatic companies. Our members bring amazing items that they have collected over their years of aquarium keeping that are considered treasures in the hobby. Come on out and don’t let that deal of the year slip past you.

You can even help out by printing out one of the five collectible posters, and hanging them on local boards that allow it.

Posted on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 by Erik

2017 Home Show Video now available

The video from this year's home show is now available for your viewing pleasure!

Also see the slide gallery and previous years here.

Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 by Erik

Big General Auction is April 22nd

Mark your calendars! April 22nd is our annual Massive General Auction (note special date, time and location)! Once again, we are holding it at the West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42 Ave SW. There is lots of parking on-street and in nearby lots. Registration starts at 9AM, and bidding at 10AM sharp.

You might see about anything at the General Auction -- aquatic animals, plants, tanks, decor, drygoods. Items come from local store donations, national product manufacturers, and most importantly, our members themselves. You might find that brand-new LED light fixture, or maybe a box of 20-year-old heaters... Check our Facebook page for a photo gallery throughout the March and April as we approach the date. Also many members post what they are selling on our mailing list Airstone.

You can also help by printing out one of the five collectible posters, and getting it put up in your favorite store or community bulletin board.

More information to follow...

Posted on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 (updated Thu, 16 Feb) by Erik

GSAS Spring Season Dates and Topics

Here are the upcoming meetings for the first half of 2017!
January 10, 2017
"My Favorite Fish" - Eight Individual Perspectives from the GSAS membership.
February 14
Tom Barr - something about aquarium plants
March 14
Home Show Presentation
April 22 (Saturday)
General Auction, West Seattle Christian Church.
May 9
Bart Laurens - Dutch Aquascaping
June 13
Rachel O'Leary - Nano Fish
Posted on Wed, 30 Nov 2016 by Erik

Plant Auction - THANK YOU!

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our big plant auction this month... Florida Aquatic Nurseries, who gave us hundreds of dollars worth of free plants, Wholesale Fish and Pets who gave us a nice discount on our order and included some freebie tissue culture bags, Aquarium Zen who spontaneously donated some new and unusual species, and the mysterious new Member #1160 who donated all the items she brought.

Thanks also to auctioneer Phil and his record time of 2.85 items per minute, our crack team of recorders, registrar, preview entry kids, and runners.

Finally, thanks to all of you who came and purchased things. We are hoping to have two very cool plant speakers next year to make up for the recent drought on the topic.

Posted on Tue, 17 May 2016 by Erik

Thanks to our 2016 Auction Donors

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!)...

Please buy stuff from all the local stores and national companies that provided us with the huge variety of donations this year! We are really appreciative of their support.

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