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 – 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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President’s Message – October 2014

by on Oct.14, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, October means that Fall is here and the goblins are coming, but so is the BAS Giant Auction! We had a fantastic auction of close to 250 items of livestock alone! We had A LOT of equipment, aquariums, lights, canopies, stands, filters, and much, much more. It was also a packed house with […]

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2nd Annual PHOTO CONTEST – EXTENDED!!!

by on Oct.14, 2014, under Announcements

We have extended our 2nd Annual Photo Contest until October 19th. If you haven’t yet, submit your photos ASAP.   Here is the original post with all the info you need.

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Coral Food: Easy recipe & guide on how the pros do it every day!

by on Sep.17, 2014, under Corals, Saltwater Inverts, Tips & Tricks, DIY

From Christina Duncan at Reefs2Go.com (Our Sponsor)   Coral Food:  We know that corals eat in the wild and yet some forget that corals eating in captivity is the job of the caretakers.  We must take responsibility for directly providing coral food daily.  Target feeding or supplying a large amount of free swimming foods are […]

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NYS Marine Education Association Conference – Registration Open

by on Sep.17, 2014, under Announcements

Dear Friends and Colleagues, On Sat Oct. 25,  NYSMEA,  the New York State Marine Education Association will be celebrating its 36th Annual Conference, “Coastal Treasures and Troubles”, at the Rachel Carson HS of Coastal Studies, and at the New York Aquarium, both facilities in Coney Island. Keynote speakers, workshops, field trips, evening dinner party and […]

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President’s Message – September 2014

by on Sep.17, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Welcome back! After a long and beautiful summer, it is great to be talking fish again. All of us at BAS hope that everyone had a very enjoyable summer. We started our year with a marine guest speaker – Greg Sullivan. Greg’s topic for the evening was “Saltwater For The Squeamish.”  Greg gave […]

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2nd Annual PHOTO CONTEST

by on Sep.03, 2014, under Announcements

UPDATE: EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 19, 2014 SECOND ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST – Take your best shot! We’ve had such great success with our photo contest last year that we decided to do it again. With more categories (19!), more sponsors and better prizes you’ll be silly not to share your photos with us. Read more about […]

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We would like to thank the following people for their generous donations.

by on Jul.21, 2014, under Uncategorized

We wish to acknowledge the very generous donation made by; Steve Galimi, Clem Lebine, Ted Louies, Ann & Mitchell Lowenthal, Ted Louies, Ruth and Charles Stein, Harvey Tieh Thank you all!

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President’s Message – June 2014

by on Jun.24, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, June was our final event of the year and we really ended it with a huge BANG! Our guest speaker was Chuck Davis. Chuck’s topic for the evening was “Gizmos, Gadgets & Other Good Ideas.” Chuck returned to Brooklyn after a long absence – the last time Chuck gave a presentation to our […]

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President’s Message – May 2014

by on May.22, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our Spring Giant Auction was a huge success. We had aquarium products such as lighting, filters, canopies and aquariums. We also had rock backgrounds, gravel, pumps and the list goes on. The plants were beautiful and varied from aquarium plants to pond plants. The live stock selection was varied and contained such a […]

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President’s Message – April 2014

by on Apr.28, 2014, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, April brought our flower to the club event – Rachel O’Leary! Rachel brought in Rapashy foods as donations to our meeting. Rachel put on a great presentation on “Freshwater Nano Diversity – The Ins, Outs & In-betweens” because she mentioned not only what fish, invertebrates and plants would work well in a small […]

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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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