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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TL;DR: Saturday November 10th, 10AM, White Center Eagles. Plants, Fish, Drygoods!
For one year only, we are expanding our traditional November plant auction to include not only fish but also drygoods. Call it a
Mini General Auction or a
Planted Plus Auction. Whatever the name, it means one thing: lots of awesome aquarium stuff being sold by GSAS members, plus a generous selection of plants from Florida Aquatic Nurseries.
Because this is gonna be big, we are holding it on a Saturday morning, and we have also found a much bigger space than last year's plant auction: White Center Fraternal Order of Eagles, 10452 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146. It's super easy to get to from 99/509, and fairly close to I5 as well. Tons of parking right in the lots there, and no stairs. Lots of lunch options close (though we will have pizza slices available).
Bidding starts at 10 AM, preview and setup at 9. Please read the auction guidelines for more information. 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.
Non-members are always welcome -- spread the news, print and hang the amazing poster from Amit! Volunteer to be a runner or recorder for a stretch.
Hope to see our entire membership there on the 10th!
The Home Show 2019 has a couple spots still open for registration at gsas.org/homeshowform.php.
Want to show your tanks? One gallon to infinity; all are welcome!
It's simple: Six of us, a videographer (Erik), photographer (Steev), Chair (Mike), and three judges, come to your house for about 30-45 minutes on the weekend of February 9-10th. You show off your tanks and we ask questions. Results are shown at a meeting in the spring.
Categories for this year are still being decided, so the possibilities are endless for you to create... we could look for minimalism,
maximalism, middle-ground, high tech, low tech, on-a-budget aquariums, fitting into the space (apartment, tiny house, etc).
If you'd like an idea of how much fun it is, see previous years here.
2019 Home Show Chair
Planted Plusauction, White Center Eagles. 10 AM.
For our first meeting of the 2018-2019 season, GSAS is proud to bring back one of our most-requested speakers, plant guru Karen Randall! Karen's expertise is on planted display aquariums and the study and propagation of aquatic plants. She's an author (her book Sunken Gardens was published last year), a photographer, publisher, aquascaping contest judge and organizer.
And the is also an explorer: Karen travels frequently to study aquatic plants in the wild. On Tuesday, September 11th, Karen will be premiering a brand new talk on her most recent exploration to Borneo – GSAS will be the first club in the world to see this talk! Normal meeting time and location, 7:30 PM (6:30 setup and social hour) at Seattle Pacific University Otto Miller Hall, Room 109. Monthly auction to follow.
In addition, Karen has agreed to present a second, beginner-friendly talk on Monday September 10th, entitled “Where Do Our Plants Come From?” This presentation examines collecting in the wild, identification, commercial nursery farming, tissue culture plants and how to use them effectively, and plants that are mostly traded between hobbyists (and why). This talk will also be in Otto Miller Hall, but starting at 7 PM. Because this will be presentation only, we should be out by 8:30 (or 9 if y’all have tons of questions!).