President’s Message – February 2015

Dear Aquarist,

February event had the great Joe Yaiullo as our guest speaker. It may have been freezing cold outside, but Joe brought the heat with him as he discussed his topic, “Reef Water Flow – How Much Is Too Much.” Joe provided a very interesting and educational talk on the raising and growing of corals. One main idea he mentioned was that as corals grow, the water movement around them needs to be adjusted as time goes by. What was good water flow a year ago may be bad now because of coral growth, added corals and other changes in the aquarium. Joe was kind enough to bring in coral frags to the meeting to donate to our Society.
March winds will bring in none other than the great Discus Hans. Hans’ topic for the evening will be “Raising Discus.” If you want to see some truly beautiful and large discus, please visit Hans’ web site ( His fish are truly spectacular! His discus location is near Baltimore, MD and is the only outlet for the Stendker discus. These fabulous fish are all bred in Germany and are famous for their high quality.

As always, the meetings will be at the NY Aquarium Education Hall. Doors open at 7:30 PM. And, as always, there is Free Parking and Free Refreshments.

Please visit our website where you can read the Bulletin and enjoy a full color Aquatica. The interactive forums and sponsor sections are truly remarkable. Provided you have given us your email address, you will be getting notifications of club events via email.

I am asking again for your help and support. If you want to see different speakers or try different things, please let me know. The elected officials of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society are here to serve YOU! Please let us know what you want and why. It would be helpful to everyone.

It is important that you visit and patronize our sponsors. It goes full circle: by helping them, they are also helping you as hobbyists and everyone is helping the Brooklyn Aquarium Society, so help us, help you!

For more info, please call our BAS Hotline at (718) 837-4455.

On a more personal note – Any member who desires to attend a Board meeting, which are held at Education Hall of the New York Aquarium on the 1st Friday of the month, September through June, please notify me at (718) 238-1792 by the Tuesday previous to the meeting.

May everyone stay warm and healthy through these cold winter months!

Joe Graffagnino