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 that time of the year, GSAS is having their HUGE Annual General Auction – Now is the time to stock up on tropical fish, plants, food, and equipment of all kinds. Items are offered by members as well as from major national donors and local sponsor stores. Admission is free and open to the public. Members are allowed sell items but anyone can bid and join in on the fun, so come join us!
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Doors open at 9:00am.
Auction starts at 10:00am and lasts until roughly 4:00pm
This year’s NEW location is:
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Please feel free to print out our poster and help advertise our biggest fundraiser of the year!
March 13, 7:30 PM, usual meeting location of Otto-Miller 109, SPU.
Join us for the return of
My Favorite Fish, GSAS's series of member micro-talks, where members have just a few minutes to plead their case as to why their favorite fish should also be your favorite as well! This meeting was very well received in 2017, so we're bringing it back. This year, we have opened the category up to include a plant or two, an amphibian, an invert and even a parasitic organism. Should be a lot of fun.
After the meeting, stay for the monthly auction.
We have a location and a date for our big general auction: Saturday April 21st, at the Bitter Lake Community Center in North Seattle, 13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133. More details to follow...
Our guest speaker is Lawrence Kent, who we're lucky enough to call our own! For his day job, Lawrence works for the Gates Foundation, traveling around the world (notably Africa and Southeast Asia). But he also manages to take time in those travels to discover and collect tropical fish in the
At home, he raises and spawns them in his basement fishroom of 25 or so tanks---You can see this in our 2014 home show (though most of the fish are now different as he moves on to new species challenges!). Lawrence is one of the top participants in the C.A.R.E.S. program (both for GSAS and the country). He has written articles for the big national magazines, and has spoken at several big conventions.
Each one of Lawrence's presentations has been new and unique, and it has been a few years since we last had him speak for GSAS, so we are very excited to have him back. His latest talk is titled
How a Cichlid Guy got into Labyrinths.
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!