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 17th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
TL;DR: Saturday November 9th, 10AM, White Center Eagles. Plants, Fish, Drygoods, Local Store Donations!
We held it off from April, but it's finally here! The GSAS 2019 General Auction! Lots of awesome aquarium stuff being sold by GSAS members, donations from local stores, and more!
Like last year's expanded plant auction, we will be holding our general auction at the 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. We go until everything's gone (likely mid-afternoon). Please read the auction guidelines for more information. If you are a member, please pre-register your items.
Will there be more giant logs like the one sold last year? Who knows! Check Airstone and our Facebook page through weeks leading up to see some of the items we're pulling from the donation vault!
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 9th!
October 8th, Otto Miller Hall, 7:30 PM
The snow got us back in February, but we rescheduled! Our October meeting's presentation is Fishes of Cambodia - Hidden Gems, presented by Dr. Anthony Inder Mazeroll. He describes the talk as a photographic guide to the fishes he encountered in different habitats in Cambodia.
Dr. Mazeroll is a professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Soka University of America. He has been keeping fish since the age of 8, and currently has a 2-car garage converted into a fishroom, as well as a 500-gallon Peruvian Amazon biotope tank in his living room. He divides his time between Southern California and Peru, where he is the executive director of the Amazon Research Center for Ornamental Fishes in Iquitos.
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM, 6:30 social, with traditional monthly auction to follow.
Home Show 2020 is now open for registration at gsas.org/homeshowform.php.
It's simple: Six of us, a videographer, photographer, Chair, and three judges, come to your house for about 30-45 minutes on the weekend (not the Super Bowl). You show off your tanks and we ask questions. The GSAS Home Show is open to all members, from
I've just got one, to
I have a fishroom. Everyone, including you! Results are shown at a meeting in the spring.
Did you participate in one of the workshops at last May's AGA Convention? Or did you win a tank in the auction or raffle? We would like to come visit!
If you'd like an idea of how much fun it is, see previous years here.
GSAS kicks off our 2019-2020 season with Rick Borstein, webmaster of the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association, president of the Chicago Livebearer Society and president of FAAS. Rick has spawned over 200 species of cichlids in his basement fishroom of 44 tanks ranging from 5 to 240 gallons.
Rick will present two talks for us! On our main meeting night, Tuesday September 10th, it's Sixty Tips in Sixty Minutes, rapid-fire ways to make it easier, faster or more fun to breed your fish, pack and ship, change water and lots more. Some do-it-yourself projects are included. Usual location in Otto Miller 109. Meeting starts at 7:30 (6:30 social time and setup). Usual monthly auction to follow.
On Monday the 9th, he will present a bonus talk, The Rationalized Fishroom. Experience Rick's journey building his dream fishrooms (one tropical and one sub-tropical) from scratch! This talk came highly-recommended by our own Lawrence Kent. This will also be in Otto Miller 109, but no meeting overhead, no auction... talk starts at 7:30 sharp.