President’s Message – March 2018

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 the evening was “The Science Behind The Spectrum.” He discussed the various lighting fixtures and styles and what works best with corals, plants and fish. He explained where and how halogen, florescent, LED and even incandescent lights worked best for plants, corals and/or fish. It was a very informative meeting.

April showers will also bring in a ray of sunshine in the form of Joe Ferdenzi. Joe was the President of our sister club Greater City Aquarium Society for 23 years. Joe is our April guest speaker and his topic for the evening will be “Basic Marine Aquariums.” This is for all of you that want to try a marine aquarium, be it for corals, marine fish, plants or all of the above. Joe makes it easy and inexpensive. If you ever thought about a salt water aquarium this is the meeting you want to be at. It’s great for all of those that are new to marine tanks. Come on down, you will learn a lot.

As always free parking and refreshments. Doors open at 7:30 with the speaker going on at 8:30. We will have an auction after, with fish, coral, plants, even dry goods. So get there early to view all the items. Hope to see you there.

We would like to thank our members and our sponsors for their constant generous donations that keep us going. Anyone who has any aquatic items, supplies or equipment, and that would include healthy livestock of fish, corals or plants, we always welcome the donation.


Steven Matassa