Meet My Tank

The goal of the Meet My Tank feature in AquaticNews is to introduce your tank(s) to other members and a way to showcase your efforts and expertise.

Please provide photographs of your tanks and fish so we can run a few photos alongside your answers to the questions below.


How long have you been in the hobby?

How many tanks do you have?

How many gallons each tank?

Freshwater or saltwater?

Types of fish?

What do you feed them?

Do you have live plants?

What else do you want to tell us about your tanks/fish/experience?

You’ll also earn extra breeder award points for all newly bred entries.  Send all entries to

David Manuel – Vice President BASNY

50/50 Split on Donated Livestock at our monthly auctions.

Until further notice, we will be having a 50/50 split on donated livestock only (corals, fish and plants in good health) for members only.  There is a 10 bag limit per event.

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 and your return check will be available for pickup at the next regular meeting.

Not a member yet? No problem, become one at the event. Join Now

Supporter Spotlight :: Absolutely Fish

In business for over 20 years, Absolutely Fish is one of the largest retail fish stores in the state of New Jersey. They house over 9,000 gallons of marine fish and invertebrates, as well as 5,000 gallons of freshwater fish from around the world. They are exclusively an aquarium center, carrying no other live animals except fish and is viewed by many as one of New Jersey’s premiere fish stores.

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Presidents Message – April 2024

Dear Aquarist,

February the club featured Joe Yaiullo from Long Island Aquarium who came to speak to us. Joe never lets us down! His talk was on “A Hard Reboot of a 20,000 Gallon Reef Tank and Combating a New Coral Parasite Known Only as THEM.” It was a riveting tale on how he got his showcase tank emptied out and then ready for prime time again. He battled creatures both big and microscopic. In fact prior to the talk, he’d just gotten stitches removed from his hand and arm due to the potent and mysterious mytobacteria. What an incredible story! Joe is the curator of the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, and if you haven’t been there yet, it is worth the trip!!
It takes a lot of effort from many people like our board members who continue to work hard to bring a great show every month. I want to thank them for their dedication, drive and loyalty. Anyone wishing to help out, we will gladly give you something to do! Please ask.

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We have a new sponsor –

Welcome aboard and thank you for your support.

Pop Corals, aka “The Candy Shopis a Brooklyn, NY based company that was started by a few dedicated hobbyists. As hobbyists, we believe individuals should not have to pay crazy prices for quality livestock. Pop Corals has the ability to keep costs low because we own our own facilities and work directly with importers.

Pop Corals offers various products including corals, fish and dry goods.

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Presidents Message – February 2024

Dear Aquarists,

Our January Auction showcased James Perrenod speaking on cichlids,.  As always James gives a great talk. He packs the house.  We had many donations from stores, Manufacturers, and our own members.  The 50/50 is bringing in many bags of donations each month.  Whatever livestock our members bring in they split with the club, 50/50. This is for livestock only.  We will continue to do a 50/50 every month from here on out.  This is a great way to make a little money and enjoy the breeding.  Don’t forget to submit your breeders form to claim breeders bragging rights and submission to the awards points program.  Sending in a photo with short description of the fish and tank description will grant you addition points.

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President’s Message – November 2023

Dear Aquarist,       

Our October Giant Auction event was a great success! We had many donations from stores, manufacturers and our own members. The 50/50 model is bringing in a lot of bags of donations each month. What is a 50/50? Whatever livestock our members bring in, they split the winning bid with the club, 50/50. This is for livestock only. We are going to continue to do a 50/50 every month except during our next Giant Auction which is in May.

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President’s Message – April 2023

Dear Aquarist,

We had a very good turnout in March to see our own David Manuel speak on starting a saltwater tank. This was David’s first time speaking at any club, and he did a great job! This is a topic that many of our members are interested in. Thank you David for once again stepping up for us! Since the pandemic, it has been hard to get speakers to make the trip to Brooklyn to speak. We will continue to do our best to bring you engaging speakers.

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Summer Club Trip 2023

  • 😀 Summer Store Tour😀

Join us for a summer outing to the one and only Monster Aquarium store in Queens.   Monster specializes in hard to find fish of quality and is a long time supporter of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society.

Monster Aquarium ,

131-08 4th Road
Flushing, NY 11354

If you are interested in attending we will have dedicated time at Monster which will allow club members a special discount.   Members can meet at the store  or kindly call David Manuel at (917) 678-4637 for more information.

Thanks much!

We will post our next event as soon

President’s Message – March 2023

Dear Aquarist,

Our March event was a big success thanks to our faithful board members. I can’t begin to thank them enough because without our volunteers, we would not exist! Our board members and volunteers help put our meetings together while making sure they run to smoothly. I don’t think our membership realizes what’s involved in structuring our meetings: from picking up donations, to bringing merchandise to our meeting location and back to our storage at the end of the night. Then we have our publications, advertising, website, bookkeeping, board meetings, sponsors and the arranging of speakers. This is work done throughout the month and year, not just the day of the show. With that said, I thank all the volunteers for their dedication!

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President’s Message – February 2023

Dear Aquarist,

We are finally back in the NY Aquarium!! In February, we had our first meeting since Covid shut us out in 2020. I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are very glad to be back. Our February meeting was a big hit! We had our own Don Lang speaking on breeding fish. Don did a great job filling in as speaker at the last moment. His presentation was well received. He not only delivered his first BAS talk, but he is always there to help where needed, and we’re thankful for his dedication.

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock in February 2023

To kick off 2023 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 and your return check will be available for pickup at the next regular meeting.

Not a member yet? No problem, become one at the event. Join Now

We are back at The New York Aquarium Educational Hall!

We are happy to announce that The New York Aquarium has once again granted us use of the Education Hall for our monthly meetings. (Thank you!)

BASNY 50/50 Auction

We are going back to our normal schedule! Regular meetings every second Friday of the month at the New York Aquarium Education Hall at 7:30pm.  We are very excited!

Schedules, topics and speakers to be posted soon so make sure you check back.

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President’s Message – December 2022

Dear Aquarist,

We are coming to a close on another year at BAS. We finished it off with a great holiday party at Dolce Vita in Brooklyn. With about 40 members and their families in attendance, we had terrific food and even door prizes! It was a very good night! While rapping up our 111th year, we are on hold again. We find ourselves with no place to
have our meetings which is rather unfortunate since we’ve built up some nice momentum meeting at the church’s Parish Hall.

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Open Board Positions – We Need Your Help.

The board members meet once a month to discuss club business, and we can use your help! There are four board positions currently available: corresponding  secretary, treasurer, webmaster and recording secretary. If you’d like to attend a meeting which are held the 1st Friday of the month, September through June, please notify Steve Matassa at (347) 277-4793 by the Tuesday before the meeting.


The MASNA Board is proud to welcome you to MACNA 2022 Gathering and Growing, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

We look forward to having you join our community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as we come together to Gather and Grow.

Reunited after two years of virtual programs, MACNA 2022 Gathering and Growing will bring our community together for the best MACNA to date.

MACNA 2022 will enable us to gather as a community, bringing together the greatest educators, businesses, leaders, cultivators, and pioneers to continue to share and educate.

Growing our industry in a sustainable manner has never been more important. MACNA 2022 will lead the way through its exhibits, speakers, and programs as we continue to achieve new breakthroughs.

MACNA 2022 will be held at the Wisconsin Center, with hotel rooms available at the historic Milwaukee Hilton City Center & the Hyatt Regency.

CLICK HERE for more information