BAS Events

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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“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 our great club.
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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 and your return check will be available for pickup at the next regular meeting or during our board meeting on July 13th.

If you have any questions regarding this event please don’t hesitate to contact us or just post your questions below.

Not a member yet? No problem, become one today http://membership.basny.org/

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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 Photo (any category)
  • Spectacular Cichlid

Saltwater Categories

  • Best Aquascape
  • Best Nano Aquarium (2½ – 10 gallons)
  • Best Med-sized aquarium (15 – 40 gallons)
  • Best Large aquarium (50 + gallons)
  • Spectacular Saltwater Fish
  • Most Breathtaking Corals Reefs
  • Most Amazing Saltwater Invert
  • Best Saltwater Photo (any category)

 

SPONSORS (Thank YOU):

Aqueon 

Aqueon Products Inc. Sponsor Banner

Coralife

Kent Marine

Hikari

Seachem

 

PRIZES – From Sponsors Above – Thank you!

Freshwater Categories:

Best Aquascape

  • AquaVitro Plant (Premier, Envy, Proper, Carbonate, Mineralize, Synthesis, Activate) by SEACHEM

Best Nano Aquarium (2 ½ – 10 gallons)

  • Evolve 2, water care products, food, siphon, cleaning magnet by AQUEON

Best Med-sized aquarium (15 – 40 gallons)

  • Evolve 4, water care products, food, siphon by AQUEON

Best Large aquarium (50 + gallons)

  • $100 worth of HIKARI products.

Spectacular Freshwater Fish

  • $100 worth of HIKARI products.

Most Fabulous Plant

  • 500ml Bottles of Prime, Flourish, Flourish Excel, Flourish Iron, 600g Bottles of Acid Buffer, Alkaline Buffer, Equilibrium, Nutridiet Flakes (30g), 1L Matrix by SEACHEM

Most Amazing Freshwater Invert

  • Evolve 4, water care products, food, siphon by AQUEON

Best Freshwater Photo (any category)

  • $100 worth of HIKARI products

Spectacular Cichlid

  • $100 worth of HIKARI products

 

Saltwater Categories

Best Aquascape

  • AquaVitro Reef (Alpha, Balance, Calcification, Eight.Four Fuel, Ions, Vibrance) By SEACHEM

Best Nano Aquarium (2½ – 10 gallons)

Best Med-sized aquarium (15 – 40 gallons)

Best Large aquarium (50 + gallons)

  • $100 worth of HIKARI products

Spectacular Saltwater Fish

  • $100 worth of HIKARI products

Most Breathtaking Corals Reefs

  • SEACHEM 1L Bottles of Reef Fusion 1& 2; 1L Containers of Matrix Carbon, Phosguard & Matrix; Nutridiet Marine Flakes (30g)

Most Amazing Saltwater Invert

Best Saltwater Photo (any category)

  • $100 worth of HIKARI products

 

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win

HOW TO ENTER

The 1st Brooklyn Aquarium Photo Contest will be announced June 14th, 2013 at the monthly Society’s meeting, all entries will be accepted until September 30th, 2013. The results of the Contest as well as the award ceremony will take place on October 11th at the Society’s monthly meeting. Digital photos must be submitted to BROOKLYN AQUARIUM SOCIETY YAHOO GROUP in JPEG format. Photos submitted must be 6 MP (mega pixel) or greater. As a condition of registration, you will be required to click where indicated to signify that you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. With each submission, participants must include the following: 1) Name of Photographer, 2) Address of Photographer, 3) Phone Number, 4) Email, 5) Category of Freshwater or Saltwater photo is to be entered, 6) Scientific and Common Name of Subject in Photo.

> Brooklyn Aquarium Society @ Yahoo Groups < Submit your photos here.

Photo Eligibility
To enter, you do not have to be a member of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society or a member of the BAS Forum, contest is open to all, no age restrictions. BAS judging individuals and their immediate family are not eligible. BAS non-members taking part in the Contest and winning a prize for any of the 17 categories will receive a free 1 year membership to BAS. Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified.

Image Modifications
Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

Number of Entries
An individual may submit a maximum of 3 photos per category, any category.

Photo Subject Restrictions
Photos must be appropriate for category entered. Photos unrelated to the contest or of questionable content will not be considered. BAS retains sole discretion as to what constitutes appropriate content. Photos must not contain people or other objects other than the subject for the category entered.

Deadline
Contest ends midnight September 30th, 2013. Any late entries will not be considered.

Judging
Entries will be judged on the basis of photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the beauty and/or unique character of the object in their respective categories. A panel of judges consisting of representatives of the Contest’s sponsors as well as members of the BAS Board will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final.

Winners
The judging panel will select 17 winning entries (one per category). Winners and all prizes will be announced and presented during the BAS October 11th 2013 meeting. Any winner not able to attend the October 11th 2013 meeting, the prize will be kept at BAS until the December 13, 2013 meeting. If the winner/s fails to collect the prize as mentioned earlier, the prize/s will be auctioned at the January 10, 2014 meeting.

Photographer/Copyrights
Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than yourself. You must be the sole owner of the image submitted. By submitting your photo, you guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo. By submitting, the contestant waives all rights upon submission and therefore has no recourse whatsoever in the use of the photo.

Additional Terms and Conditions
BAS is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, BAS is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. BAS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice. BAS is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. BAS reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that BAS has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules.

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February 8, 2013 Event CANCELLED!

by on Feb.08, 2013, under Announcements, BAS Events

Dear members,

It is with deep regret that we must cancel our February 8th “Ponds; the easy way” by Kathy Cardineau event due to severe storm warning for our area.

Please note that there will be NO meeting tonight. The next meeting is scheduled for March 8th, 2013 and will feature Kevin Kohen of LiveAquaria.com

The 50/50 split for livestock only will be at our March event.

For a complete list of upcoming events please kindly visit Our Events

Please download the latest copy of The Aquatica and our Bulletin for your reading pleasure.

P.S. Everyone who has received a bottle of STARTSMART COMPLETE for either fresh or marine aquariums please send your product evaluation to the our P.O. Box or email it to me at JoeGraffagnino [at] yahoo.com.

Stay warm and safe,

Joe
President

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2012-2013 BAS Sponsor Calendar – Available For Download

by on Sep.10, 2012, under Announcements, BAS Events

2012-2013 BAS Sponsor Calendar –

For a list of our upcoming event please visit “Our Events

You can now download/view/print your own copy of Sponsor Calendar.  See all area events happening each month at BAS and all sister societies around the tri-state area.

Many thanks to our board member Gene Kogan for creating this nifty calendar.

Enjoy, and let us know (by leaving a comment below)  if you’d like to see something included/changed.

2012

September 2012 | October 2012 | November 2012 | December 2012

2013

January 2013 | February 2013 | March 2013April 2013May 2013

June 2013July 2013 | August 2013

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Hagen GLO T5 High Output Lighting System

by on May.14, 2012, under Announcements, BAS Events

Our own member, Robert Debonis (Big Thanks!) donated a brand new HAGEN GLO T5 36-inch light which will be auctioned at our June 8th event.

You don’t wanna miss it!

http://www.hagen.com/uk/aquatic/glo/index.cfm

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BAS Event – GIANT SPRING AUCTION, May 11, 2012

by on May.14, 2012, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on May 11, 2012

Title: GIANT SPRING AUCTION

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

Event Donors

Individuals

Bernard Deren, Louis Beltran, Louise Bergstresser, Bonnie Biancardi, Matthew Bronsnvag, Joe Caparetti, Anthony Denicola, John Fox, Lita Goldberg, Joe Graffagnino, Marty Karfinkel, Gene Kogan, Kay Martin, Steve Matassa, Seth NovickScott Peters, Chris Potter, Dan Puleo, David Ramirez, Nelson Rowe, Charles Stein, Ken Walsh, Michael Weiner


Local Stores

Absolutely Fish, Aquarium Village, Aquatic Empire (Tommy), Brooklyn Zoo, Mark’s Discus, Pacific Aquarium, Pet Shanty, Petland Discounts, Royal Aquarium, Tri County
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BAS Event – “Setting Up A Fish Room” by Larry Jinks, April 13, 2012

by on May.14, 2012, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on April 13, 2012

Title: “Setting Up A Fish Room” by Larry Jinks

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

Event Donors

Individuals
Bill Amely, Norman Benjamin, Walter Chow, John Fox, Joe Graffagnino, Brian Goldstein, Mike Gallo, Abid Ikram, Larry Jinks, Marie Licciardello, Kay Martin, Steve Matassa, Frank Nell, Scott Peters, Dan Puleo, Lisa Quilty, Dan Smith, Ed Vukich

Local Stores
Brooklyn Zoo & Aquarium,Fauna,Mark’s Discus, Pacific Aquarium, Petland Discounts, PetQua, Royal Aqua World,

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BAS Event – “Successful Reef Aquariums Around The World” by Tony Vargas, March 9, 2012

by on Mar.18, 2012, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on March 9, 2012

Title: “Successful Reef Aquariums Around The World” by Tony Vargas

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

Event Donors

Individuals
Ray Camacho, Anthony Denicola, Michael Gallo, Joe Graffagnino, Joe Magnoli, Kay Martin, Steve Matassa, Joe Morra, Dan Puleo, Charles Ridgeway, Dan Smith, Cap Streeter, Al Turco

Local Stores
Absolutely Fish, Brooklyn Zoo, Fauna, Long Island Aquarium, Mark’s Discus, Pacific Zoo & Aquarium, PetQua, Pet Shanty, Python Products, Royal Aqua World

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The Coral Reef Aquarium: “From Inception to Completion” by Tony Vargas

by on Feb.19, 2012, under Announcements, BAS Events, Hobby Related News

This great book is finaly available for order directly from Amazon. We highly recommend this book to all reefkeepers and those looking to start in saltwater hobby.

Order your copy today!

ORDER HERE >> The Coral Reef Aquarium: From Inception to Completion

As an added bonus you can bring the book to our March 9,  2012 event and ask Tony to sign it for you. You can’t get that anywhere else :)

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BAS Event – “Visits To Various City & State Aquaria” by Peter Warny, February 10, 2012

by on Feb.19, 2012, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on February 10, 2012

Title: “Visits to Various City & State Aquaria” by Peter Warny

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

Event Donors

Individuals
Bill Amely, Stephen Chen, Walter Chow, John Fox, Demmi Jay Coxe, Gene Kogan, Kay Martin, Steve Matassa, Scott Peters, Dan Pulea, Charles Ridgeway, Mike Roman. Al Tureo


Local Stores
Absolutely Fish, Brooklyn Zoo, Mark’s Discus, Pacific Zoo & Aquarium, Royal Aqua World, Pet Shanty, PetSolutions.com

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BAS Event – “Nutrient Control in 20,000 Gallon Reef Tank” by Joe Yaiullo, January 13, 2012

by on Jan.20, 2012, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on January 13, 2012

Title: “Nutrient Control in 20, 000 Gallon Reef Tank” by Joe Yaiullo

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

Event Donors

Individuals
Benjamin Basile, Louise Berelstresser, Matt Bronshwag, Nick Caputo, Anthony DeNicola, Bernard Deren, Ray Downs, Joe Graffagnino, Jim Hanna, Gene Kogan, Steve Matassa, Seth Novick, Scott Peters, Dan Puelo, Mike Roman, Roger Schillizi (estate), Robert Stark, Joe Yaiullo

Local Stores
Absolutely Fish, Brooklyn Zoo, Mark’s Discus, Pacific Zoo & Aquarium, Petland Discounts, Petqua, Royal Aqua World

Manufacturers
E.S.V., Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center (formerly Antlantis Marine World)

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2011 BAS Holiday Party in Pictures. Enjoy!

by on Jan.12, 2012, under BAS Events

Our holiday parties are not to be missed; see for yourself.

Photography for this event has been provided by our own member Abid Ikram.  Many thanks.

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Earn 50%* on donated livestock in January, 2012

by on Nov.15, 2011, under Announcements, BAS Events

We will be having a 50/50 split on donated livestock only (corals, fish and plants) 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.

If you have any questions regarding this event please don’t hesitate to contact us or just post your questions below.

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BAS Event – “African Cichlids” by Anthony Stissi, November 11, 2011

by on Nov.14, 2011, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on November 11, 2011

Title: “African Cichlids” by Anthony Stissi

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

 

Event Donors

Individuals

Bill Amely, Benjamin Basile, Frank Campo, Steve Chen, John Fox, Mike Gallo, Walter Gallo, Pauline Griffin, Joe Graffagnino, Dexter Haynes, Kay Martin, Chris Matassa, Steve Matassa, Scott Peters, Dan Puleo, Lisa Quilty, Louis Rodreguez, Roger Schillizzi (estate)

Local Stores

Absolutely Fish, Clifton, NJ, Brooklyn Zoo & Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY, Mark’s Discus, Brooklyn, NY, Pacific Aquarium, New York, NY,  Pet Shanty, Scotch Plains, NJ, Royal Aqua World, Brooklyn, NY

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BAS Event – “GIANT Fall Auction”, October 14, 2011

by on Oct.19, 2011, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on October 14, 2011

Title: “GIANT Fall Auction”

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

 

Event Donors

Individuals

Bill Amely, Vincent Babino, Amanda Dabydeen, Joe Graffagnino, Gene Kogan, Jim Kupriam, Kay Martin, Steve Matassa, Lisa Quilty, David Ramirez, Roger Schillizzi, Dan Smith, Michael Weiner

Local Stores

Absolutely Fish, Clifton, NJ, Aquatic Express, Queens, NY,  Brooklyn Zoo & Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY, Mushkan Tropicals, Richmond Hill, NY, Nasau Discus, Hicksville, NY, Pacific Aquarium, New York, NY, Pet Shanty, Scotch Plains, NJ, Petland Discounts, Long Island, NY, Royal Aqua World, Brooklyn, NY, Tri-County Tropicals, Richmond Hill, NY

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BAS Event – “Unique Corals You Can Keep” by Joseph Caparatta, September 9, 2011

by on Sep.16, 2011, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on September 9, 2011

Title: “Unique Corals You Can Keep” by Joe Caparatta

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

 will be posted soon…

Event Donors

Individuals

Frank Campo, Steve Chen; Joe Graffagnino; Marty Karfinkle, Gene Kogan, Scott Peters, Dan Puleo, Mike Roman, Roger Schillizzi, Dan Smith


Local Stores

Absolutely Fish, Clifton, NJ, Brooklyn Zoo & Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY, Mark’s Discus, Brooklyn, NY, Pacific Aquarium, New York, NY, Pet Qua, New York, NY, Pet Shanty, Scotch Plains, NJ, Royal Aqua World, Brooklyn, NY

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BAS Event – “Collecting in Peru” by Carol Ross, June 10, 2011

by on Jun.29, 2011, under BAS Events

This BAS meeting was hosted at the New York Aquarium on June 10, 2011

Title: “Collecting Fish In Peru” by Carol Ross

Event Flyer: Download / View Here

Event Photos

 

Event Donors

Individuals

Bill Amely, Steve Chen, Brian Dunn, Joe Graffagnino, Pauline Griffin, Kay Martin, Scott Peters, Dan Puleo, Dan Smith

Local Stores

Absolutely Fish, Clifton, NJ, Brooklyn Zoo & Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY, Mark’s Discus, Brooklyn, NY, Pacific Aquarium, New York, NY, Pet Qua, New York, NY, Pet Shanty, Scotch Plains, NJ, Royal Aqua World, Brooklyn, NY

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