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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It’s almost time for our annual Holiday Potluck meeting on Tuesday, December 12th. The doors open at 7pm, come early and help set up!!
We will have a potluck dinner, for which the club provides ham, rotisserie chickens and bean stew (vegetarian/vegan), drinks, paper plates and plastic utensils. Please bring a dish to share, sweet or savory …. Your choice.
If you would like to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, bring a gift wrapped, fish themed item and see what you can take home (Value ~$10-$15). We’ll also play FISH-O … a roaring game of fishy themed bingo where you can win great prizes. Leslie, our BAP chairperson, will award prizes to the top fish breeders in the club. Roy, our HAP chairperson, will award prizes to the most accomplished plant geeks. We hope to see you there, and bring the family!!
If you could drop me a line at email@example.com to let me know you are coming and how many will be in your party, that would be very much appreciated! We want to make sure to have enough utensils, drinks and ham/chicken/beans for all!
Thanks to everyone who attended our annual plant and fish auction this November. We had unexpectedly-high turnout and the highest overall income from a plant auction ever! Plus, people got some species and cultivars never seen around these parts before.
None of this would have been possible without the massive donations from Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Aquarium Co-Op, Tropica, Aquarium Zen and a discount from local wholesaler G&H Goldfish.
Likewise, our amazing crew kept everything moving smoothly, from the never-tiring runners, and recorders, table managers, treasurer and auctioneers. Thank you all!
We are pleased to announce our October 10th GSAS speaker is Scott Fellman, owner of Tannin Aquatics, who will be giving a talk entitled
Out of the Darkness - Blackwater/Botanical-Style Aquariums. The talk will discuss what blackwater is (including blackwater habitats in the wild), benefits, ins-and-outs of replicating a blackwater system in the aquarium.
Scott has been keeping freshwater and marine aquariums since he was a kid. His passion is creating natural-looking and functional biotopes. He's written for tons of publications (like Reef Builders, Reef2Reef, and Coral magazine), and has spoken at all sorts of reef-end conferences like MACNA. He was co-owner of a successful LA-based online marine livestock retailer, before selling his interest in 2016 to launch Tannin, which specializes in, you guessed it, selling natural materials for blackwater and brackish aquariums!
Usual Meeting Location, Otto-Miller 109, social hour at 6:30 PM, meeting starts promptly at 7:30, monthly auction to follow. Look for
dinner with the speaker announcement on Aistrone a few days before the meeting.
Cory McElroy has graciously agreed to let us make his puffer presentation from our September meeting available to anyone who is interested, even non-members. Thanks, Cory! And for those in Washington state who still have not joined GSAS, we have over 100 videotaped presentations in our library, available exclusively to our members!
Here is the preliminary fall 2017 meeting schedule. The first two meetings are at our usual spot, Otto Miller 109. The remaining two meeting locations and dates have not been confirmed at this time, so check the website for changes!
The video from this year's home show is now available for your viewing pleasure!
Also see the slide gallery and previous years here.