Hi! Welcome to Brooklyn Aquarium Society.

We are a friendly, family oriented, non-profit organization which welcomes hobbyists who want to learn more about aquaria keeping, and want to share their expertise with others. The Society is multi faceted, with interests; from marine fish and reef keeping to freshwater tropical fish and plants to goldfish and ponds. See ya around!

President’s Message – January 2016

by on Jan.19, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, The new year is here, and we rung it in with our speaker, Jeff Bolbach. Jeff has spoken at BAS before and this time his discussion was great again. Jeff’s presentation was about “Getting Rich Breeding Fish.” Although It was a cold night, we still had approximately 100 members show up for Jeff, […]

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Scientists Sequence Genome of Asian Arowana

by on Jan.09, 2016, under Freshwater Fish, Uncategorized

An international team of researchers from Malaysia and Australia has successfully sequenced the genome of a famous ornamental fish species called the Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus).   Read more here…  

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President’s Message – December 2015

by on Jan.06, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Another year has come and gone in our club, and we still see so many familiar faces, and of course so many new ones, as our club continues to grow. We still maintain as the largest and oldest aquarium society in the country – thanks to our dedicated members. December’s event was our […]

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President’s Message – November 2015

by on Nov.19, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our November auction was another big hit, with a great presentation from our speaker Mark Denaro on “Fishes for the Reef Aquarium.” Our members really enjoyed his talk. The weather was great and we had a “standing room only” crowd. With over 200 bags of livestock and lots of aquarium related supplies, aquariums […]

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President’s Message – October 2015

by on Oct.29, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our October giant auction has come and gone. Even though we had a rainy night, that did not keep our members home. We had a great turnout, with plenty of fish and supplies for sale. We had a busy night with over 200 bags of fish, plants, marine fish and corals, all donated […]

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President’s Message – September 2015

by on Sep.20, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, We had a great night weather wise, and not too bad fish wise either. We started our September event with Rick Borstein as our guest speaker. Rick spoke on ideas for the aquarium, titled “60 Tips in 60 Minutes.” Rick has spoken at our club before and was remembered and well received by […]

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Whale Watching Trip – Friday, July 24th

by on Jul.10, 2015, under Announcements

From Breezy Point, Rockaway Queens. Aboard the American Princess. We have a group rate of $38 for adults, $25 for 5 to 12 years of age. . We need to have a definite count and all paid, no later than July 10. If we have 90 people we can have the entire boat for our […]

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3rd ANNUAL BAS PHOTO CONTEST IS OPEN!!!

by on Jun.23, 2015, under Announcements

The 3rd edition of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society’s Photo Contest is officially open! Once again, we are very fortunate to have such a generous outpouring of support for our club and our contest from the generous sponsors who have provided us with numerous, truly fantastic prizes. All entries will be accepted starting Saturday, June 13th, […]

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President’s Message – June 2015

by on Jun.20, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, June is one of the more enjoyable months of the year and it was made more so by our guest speaker Lou Ekus. Lou brought his family with him and a warm, fun family they are. Lou is a great guy and a very knowledgeable speaker on Reef Chemistry, which was his subject […]

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President’s Message – May 2015

by on May.20, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our May meeting is traditionally one of BAS’s largest events. This year we had to take the Giant Auction off site to Saint Mark’s school auditorium, East 18th Street and Ave. Z, because of a temporary problem at Education Hall. I want to personally thank Messrs. George Donnelly and William Bunch and also […]

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IMPORTANT – Giant Spring Auction – NEW LOCATION

by on May.04, 2015, under Announcements, BAS Events

ALL, This year’s GIANT SPRING AUCTION on May 8th, 2015 @ 7:30PM will be held at: Saint Marks School Auditorium 2602 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235 See you all there; this one is going to be FISH-TASTIC!

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President’s Message – April 2015

by on Apr.20, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, We had beautiful weather for our April event and our members packed the house for our guest speaker Todd LaJeunesse. Todd is a professor at Pennsylvania State University and his topic for the evening was “Coral Physiology, Ecology, Symbiosis & Evolution.” We had a great turnout for Todd’s talk on corals and our […]

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President’s Message – March 2015

by on Mar.30, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, The winds of March blew strong enough to deliver Discus Hans as our guest speaker. He came from Baltimore, Maryland to talk about his love for the discus. He was kind enough to bring and donate many bags of his world renowned Stendker Discus, which were created in Germany. Discus Hans and his […]

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2015 ALA Convention – Lancaster PA

by on Mar.03, 2015, under Announcements

The American Livebearer Association & The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County Presents PA Dutch Livebearer Weekend a.k.a. the 2015 ALA Convention May 1-3, 2015 Ton of great speakers and special events. See Flyer | Download Registration Form

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Grouper vs. Lionfish – A very rare view.

by on Mar.03, 2015, under Hobby Related News, Saltwater Fish, Uncategorized

Great video believed to be the First Ever Recorded of a Grouper killing an invasive Lionfish. See for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKLkQaMY8KQ

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President’s Message – February 2015

by on Mar.03, 2015, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, February event had the great Joe Yaiullo as our guest speaker. It may have been freezing cold outside, but Joe brought the heat with him as he discussed his topic, “Reef Water Flow – How Much Is Too Much.” Joe provided a very interesting and educational talk on the raising and growing of […]

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NEC 40th Annual Convention – March 20-22, 2015

by on Mar.03, 2015, under Announcements

Official Info Music Video for the All-Species All-Hobbyist Extravaganza celebrating the non-profit Northeast Council of Aquarium Society’s 40th Anniversary Convention! Rocky Hill, CT. 15 speakers, vendor & hobbyist sales, IGEES Guppy Show, Silent & Live Auctions, Hospitality Room, 3 Full Course Buffet Meals, Prizes, Raffles, Freebies, MORE! Come for a day or stay the weekend. […]

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President’s Message – November 2014

by on Nov.18, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, We had a fun time at this month’s event! James Fatherree was our speaker and he delved into his topic of “Reef Basics” head first. He showed how easy it was to set up and maintain a marine aquarium. Just keep it simple and stay with the basics. He had a great presentation […]

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“Giant Clams In The Sea and The Aquarium” by our speaker James Fatherree

by on Nov.10, 2014, under Announcements, BAS Events

Just recommending a good read by our speaker James Fatherree.   Order from Amazon with Prime and have in in time to have James autograph it for you at our meeting on Friday, November 14th. Order Here Full Disclosure: Brooklyn Aquarium Society receives a small percentage of proceeds from book sales from our sponsors.  Your purchase will support […]

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock in November 2014

by on Nov.10, 2014, under Announcements, BAS Events

We will once again be having a 50/50 split on donated livestock only (corals, fish and plants in good health) for members only. Members must sign in at the donation desk that they want 50% of whatever their livestock items are auctioned for (no reserves). The total of all donations must be greater than $5 […]

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