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 – March 2014

by on Apr.04, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our March event brought in a different type of guest speaker. Gene Ritter, an experienced diver in NYC waters, was our guest for the evening.  His topic was “Reef Diving in NYC.” Gene’s presentation and videos were fascinating. He spoke of his many different exploits and findings beneath the waves in our own [...]

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President’s Message – January 2014

by on Feb.06, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, We kicked off 2014 with a great event. Pat Donston, the owner of Absolutely Fish, a fabulous aquatic retail store in Clifton, NJ, was our guest speaker. Pat’s presentation for the evening was “Stronger Fish, Healthy Aquariums.” The members and guests had a great time listening to Pat giving detailed information about the [...]

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President’s Message – December 2013

by on Dec.27, 2013, under President's Message

President’s Message The December 2013 Holiday party was a fun time for all. I think this is the most enjoyable event of the year – at least for the Board and Officers of our great Society. This is the one time all year that we can relax and enjoy the wonderful foods and pleasant conversation [...]

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Save The Date – NEC Convention – March 28-30, 2014

by on Dec.01, 2013, under Announcements

Read more below… http://northeastcouncil.org/NewNEC/index.php/convention

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Thanksgiving Specials for BAS Members – Don’t miss out.

by on Nov.27, 2013, under Announcements

Our new sponsor New Island Aquarium, 1963 Utica Avenue (between Ave. K & L in  Brooklyn) – will have a 25% off livestock and a 10% off dry goods sale this Friday [Black Friday]. Mention you’re a BAS member and you will get an additional 5% off any livestock! Brooklyn Zoo & Aquarium, 2377 Ralph [...]

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President’s Message – November 2013

by on Nov.26, 2013, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, November event was an interesting meeting. Our guest speaker for the evening was John Coppolino. John’s topic for the evening was “SPS Success”. Although the coral pictures and John’s methodology in growing them successfully was very interesting I think most people were interested in his new home which has a 1,300 gallon marine [...]

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President’s Message – October 2013

by on Oct.15, 2013, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Happy Halloween! I’m afraid we didn’t have any pumpkins at our Giant Auction, but we had plenty of fish, plants, corals, filters, lights and aquariums. There was plenty of haunting going around or maybe that was hawking our wonderful shirts, donated books and magazines and our donated items at our freshwater and marine [...]

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock at November 8, 2013 event.

by on Oct.10, 2013, under Announcements

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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2012/2013 Award List is here…

by on Oct.10, 2013, under Announcements

2012/2013 BAS Award List   Please click here to download (PDF Format)  

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President’s Message – September 2013

by on Sep.26, 2013, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, September has arrived and with it is the start of a new year for BAS. So to kick off the year with a jump start, we had a very special guest speaker – me! I must admit my talk was mesmerizing. It was a fun topic called “Knowledge of Useless Stuff I Acquired.”  [...]

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1st Annual PHOTO CONTEST

by on Jun.14, 2013, under Announcements, BAS Events, Hobby Related News

FIRST ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST – Take your best shot! FLYER: Front | Back Deadline – September 30th, 2013 Freshwater Categories: Best Aquascape Best Nano Aquarium (2 ½ – 10 gallons) Best Med-sized aquarium (15 – 40 gallons) Best Large aquarium (50 + gallons) Spectacular Freshwater Fish Most Fabulous Plant Most Amazing Freshwater Invert Best Freshwater [...]

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President’s Message – June 2013

by on Jun.13, 2013, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, June has come and gone. June marks the end of our fiscal year and we plan on having a much needed rest over July and August. June was also club officer and Board member elections and we basically have the same crew as last year with one exception. Mike Roman must leave his [...]

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President’s Message – May 2013

by on May.22, 2013, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, May, what a beautiful month! Not only does it bring flowers, but it brings our Giant Auction. What a great array of fine aquatic creatures donated by our members and friends! There were over 200 items at the auction and everyone left with great bargains. There were freshwater fish, marine fish, corals and [...]

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Tilipia Mariae

by on Apr.29, 2013, under Uncategorized

TILIPIA MARIAE This beautiful yellow and green cichlid from Africa would be a great addition to any aquarium. The Tilipia Mariae, also known as Tiger Tilipia and Tilipia Marie, is not your average African cichlid. It is not well known or a publicized aquarium fish and that is why it’s not easy to acquire, but [...]

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President’s Message – April 2013

by on Apr.14, 2013, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, The month of April was a busy month for our speaker Mark Denaro. Last week, he gave a couple of wonderful presentations at the Northeast Council convention in Connecticut and last night he was with us in Brooklyn. He sure does move around. Mark is the President of the Bucks County Aquarium Society [...]

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock at June 14th, 2013 event.

by on Apr.09, 2013, under Announcements

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President’s Message – March 2013

by on Mar.16, 2013, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our monthly events seem to be on shaky ground. Our November meeting didn’t happen because of Hurricane (tropical storm) Sandy. Our February meeting never happened because of Blizzard Nemo. This event came close to being cancelled because of the snowstorm that hit our area. The weather man predicted that the snow would stop [...]

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock in March 2013

by on Feb.20, 2013, under Announcements

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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President’s Message – February 2013

by on Feb.16, 2013, under President's Message

February’s meeting never happened. Unfortunately, no one was able to hear and see Kathy Cardineau’s presentation on “Ponds – The Easy Way.” I personally was looking forward to enjoying her lecture because I want to have a large (for Brooklyn) pond in the back yard of my new house this spring. We had another BAS [...]

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Big Donation – Big Thanks To Brooklyn Zoo

by on Feb.09, 2013, under Announcements

Thanks to The Brooklyn Zoo for their generous donation and their continued support to the Brooklyn Aquarium Society. Please visit their website at http://brooklynzooandaquarium.com/ Remember to show them your BAS membership card to both show your support and get additional discount. Once again, thank you!

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