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 – September 2016

by on Sep.15, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, September is the start of another year at BAS, and it kicked off great. This is our 105th year, and we are still growing stronger and larger. With many familiar faces and plenty of new members joining our ranks, we had a great turn out as well as beautiful weather.  Speaking of familiar […]

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President’s Message – May 2016

by on Jun.21, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, May was a great month for us at BAS, good weather, and a great auction. We were packed to the maximum capacity allowed. The donation tables and aquatic supplies were bustling with excitement. Also, several established vendors displayed their wares at various tables. Discounted shirts, hats and patches kept the crowds looking for […]

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President’s Message – April 2016

by on May.02, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our April event was a great way to welcome Spring — by having a renowned speaker provide a lecture on a fascinating subject. Richard Pierce gave an in-depth talk on mysterious and controversial marine species. His topic for the evening was “Seahorses, Pipefish and Sea Dragons.” He warned our members that these creatures […]

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Inky the octopus escapes New Zealand aquarium.

by on Apr.13, 2016, under Uncategorized

The great escape: Inky the octopus legs it to freedom from New Zealand aquarium   An octopus has made a brazen escape from the national aquarium in New Zealand by breaking out of its tank, slithering down a 50m drain pipe and disappearing into the sea. In scenes reminiscent of Finding Nemo, Inky – a […]

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President’s Message – March 2016

by on Mar.16, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, Our March event was another BAS milestone –- we are now 105 years and 1 month old. To help us celebrate this unique event, we had to bring in a unique speaker. Sal Silvestri came down from Connecticut and brought with him some old Brooklyn friends that have not graced our door in […]

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President’s Message – February 2016

by on Feb.23, 2016, under President's Message

Dear Aquarist, February was cold, but a warm month for BAS, since we had a great speaker, Joe Caparatta of Manhattan Aquarium, who packed the house. Joe spoke on a new marine system for reef tanks called the Triton Method. This was not Joe’s first talk at our club and, as always, he was informative. […]

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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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