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 2018

by on Nov.15, 2018, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, November brought in cold wind and lots of rain but we were warm and dry with our guest speaker Greg Sage. Greg came in from Colorado (yes, his arms were tired from flying that far), and he gave us a very interesting topic for the evening – “Selective Breeding.” Greg runs an interesting […]

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2018 BAS HOLIDAY PARTY

by on Nov.15, 2018, under Announcements

            Brooklyn Aquarium Society Holiday Party All you can eat buffet with Asian, Spanish and American foods plus plenty of sushi and desserts on the menu. We will have our awards ceremony to thank our sponsors, donators, Board members and regular members. Friday, December 14, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 […]

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Wow, We’re going to start the bid at $200 – SOLD!

by on Oct.10, 2018, under Announcements

Update: 11/15/2018 – SOLD To The Highest Bidder   Announcement Rare for the Brooklyn Aquarium Society and will sell at Auction for the Right Price When: October 12th, 2018. Where: Brooklyn Aquarium Society Brand New – 55 gallon Ocean View seamless cube bow tank set with furniture Bidding will start at $200 – Retail Price […]

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People are paying $300,000 for this pet fish — here’s why

by on Oct.01, 2018, under Freshwater Fish

No seriously, see for yourself. Read on CNBC

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President’s Message – September 2018

by on Sep.26, 2018, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, September starts our new year and as usual we do it right. We started with a great plant program headed by Justin Spall. This was Justins first speaker presentation in front ofd a live audience. You would nevere know it because he was a pro. Justin is the owner/operator of www.H2Oplants.com, he is […]

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Great Opportunity to Work in the Industry

by on Sep.24, 2018, under Announcements

Looking for an aquarium-loving coworker or contractor – with potential to become a business partner or co-owner. We are a small yet dynamic company, based in Queens, New York, that designs, manufacturers, and wholesale unique, up-scale aquariums in variety of sizes and styles and supply them to pet stores, hotels, restaurants, offices, as well as to interior designing […]

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NEC 44th Annual Convention – April 12-14, 2019

by on Sep.19, 2018, under Announcements

Official Info Music Video for the All-Species All-Hobbyist Extravaganza celebrating the non-profit Northeast Council of Aquarium Society’s 44th Convention!   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. ALL WELCOME! http://northeastcouncil.org See […]

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President’s Message – June 2018

by on Jun.26, 2018, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, June brings warm weather and sunny skies, but it is also the final event before our summer hiatus. We ended our fiscal year with a fantastic speaker – James Perrenod, President of Discus R Us, he is also the President of the Jersey Shore Aquarium Society. James topic for the evening was “Discus […]

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President’s Message – May 2018

by on May.25, 2018, under Uncategorized

Dear Aquarist, May felt more like April with the cool and wet weather, but we always have sunny skies at our Giant Spring auction. We got new style hats in a light blue color with our logo in gold. We ordered more of our BAS shirts and they should arrive by our next meeting. Our […]

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President’s Message – April 2018

by on Apr.19, 2018, under Uncategorized

Dear Aquarist, April has brought in Joe Ferdenzi as our guest speaker. Joe’s topic for the evening was “Basic Marine Aquariums.” Joe discussed the basics on setting up and running a small marine aquarium for fish or corals. His information was on low cost and easy to run aquariums. This is what beginners need to […]

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock in April 2018

by on Apr.06, 2018, under Announcements

The Brooklyn Aquarium Society will have a 50/50 auction split for all livestock at our April event. You must inform the BAS officer at the donation table that you want to participate in the 50/50. The limit is 10 bags per member and it must be either fish, plants or coral in healthy condition. We […]

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GREAT Opportunity For Aquarium Aficionados

by on Apr.01, 2018, under Announcements

New York Aquarium has a GREAT opportunity for Aquarium Aficionados. New York Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help share its new exhibit Ocean Wonders: Sharks as it prepares to open this summer! We are looking for volunteers to be part of the education department and fulfill roles as Ambassadors and WCS Now Interpreters. Ambassadors act […]

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President’s Message – March 2018

by on Mar.18, 2018, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist,   March has played games with us weather wise. At times it’s a pussy cat and other times it hits us with Nor’easters and snowstorms. However, we were lucky for our event because the weather was beautiful for Nathaniel Curtis of ZooMed came in from California as our guest speaker. Nathaniel’s topic for […]

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President’s Message – February 2018

by on Feb.22, 2018, under President's Message

  BAS President, Steve Matassa with our speaker John Coppolino   Dear Aquarist, Our February 2018 event marked another milestone for BAS – our 107th Birthday! Happy Birthday to all of us! We are strong and prosperous thanks to you. We all know that February is a cold and bleak month, but we had a […]

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President’s Message – January 2018

by on Jan.18, 2018, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, We hope that everyone will have a safe, happy and healthy 2018! Our January meeting was a cold and rainy night, but never the less a packed house. We had Joey Mullen from Canada as our speaker, a.k.a. King of D.I.Y. Joey’s plane was delayed in Boston, and we had a large crowd […]

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President’s Message – December 2017

by on Dec.19, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our December Holiday Party at Mama Rao’s Restaurant on 11th Avenue in Brooklyn was fantastic. The food was great and the waiter service was spectacular. They made a beautiful holiday cake for our dessert (see pictures of the event). We handed out awards for the past year’s recipients and certificates for Officers and […]

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BAS Holiday Party – It’s Not Too Late

by on Nov.27, 2017, under Announcements

All members, If you act now and you can still make it to the Holiday party dinner. Call Marie Licciadello our 2nd VP at 718-377-7749 and tell her you want to attend the dinner and how many are in your party. The cost is $41 per person. You can bring your payment, either check or […]

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President’s Message – November 2017

by on Nov.22, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our November event was on a cold night, as low as 23 degrees F., but it was red hot at our BAS meeting with the great Joe Yaiullo as our guest speaker. Joe spoke about his 20,000-gallon Bonsai Reef aquarium. He always provides a great talk and stays after his presentation to answer […]

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President’s Message – October 2017

by on Oct.17, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, October is our Giant Auction. As always we had close to 300 items for your aquatic pleasure. We had tropical plants, and because of Victoria, we had house plants. We also had marine and freshwater fish species, corals and an extensive array of aquarium products and supplies. The place was rocking and everyone […]

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President’s Message – September 2017

by on Sep.28, 2017, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, The start of our new fiscal year was a great success. Our guest speaker was Joshua Wiegert of Batfish Aquatics. Joshua’s topic for the evening was “Brackish Water Species.” It was a terrific power point presentation on the various types of species, how to care for them and what would be possible tank […]

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