DESERT AQUARIST SOCIETY

Tucson's First Aquarium Society

The DAS is an aquarium keeping club.

The Desert Aquarist Society meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month  (except holiday weekends) at 2 pm at the Columbus/Eckstrom Library, 4350 E. 22nd St.  There is no December meeting due to scheduling conflicts.  Our next meeting is at the Eckstrom/Columbus Library is January 8, 2017.  See the "This Month's Program" for details.  The Eckstrom/Columbus Library is on the southeast corner of Columbus and 22nd Street.  The public is invited.  Free--no admission charged.  Each meeting has raffles, auctions, and presentations on saltwater and freshwater aquarium keeping as well terrarium keeping.

For map click here:

Columbus/Eckstrom Library
 

Call (520) 620-6972 for information.



Message from the Club

The November Phoenix Store Trek was a great trip.  There were 7 of us who went on the trip.  I think most people enjoyed the stops including Ocean's Floor, Studio Blue, AquaTouch, and Aquarium Arts.  But the highlight was the visit to Bob Bittner's clownfish hatchery that he has in his home.  Ask anyone who was lucky enough to be there what they thought about his set-up and about the 200 baby clowns who crowd the end of their aquarium.  Some times it appears they are in a huge ball.

Studio Blue is the newest aquarium store and has a unique design, some unique Greek aquariums, and a great selection of fresh and saltwater fish.  Ocean's Floor has every kind of aquarium, filter, and fish you can think of.  AquaTouch has a wonderful selection of plants and has some huge saltwater aquariums.  Aquarium Arts has good prices on freshwater and saltwater fish and seems always to have something you want.  The rummynoses were particularly nice there this trip. 

I look forward to the next Store Trek and I hope more people will be able to go.

Our next meeting is not until January 8, 2017 because December just did not have an open date.  There were just too many members who could not make it on the December Sundays.  I, personally, was going miss our regular date, December 11th, but there was no one who could take over for me so we had to reschedule. 

Our 2016 memberships will end up with 35 people including 10 family and 15 single memberships.  Renewal for 2017 will be in January.  For a Family it is $20 and for a single it is $12.

HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!

Business Items

Since the October auction was the last one we had, I will leave it up to give prospective members a chance to see how much fun it is.  Thanks to Jim Darlack, Sam Murphy, Dan Pape, Dave Padgett, Bob Goemans, Eve Parris, Gabe Skidmore, and Mahlon Wood for making the October auction a good time. 

The October auction included: 

Potpurri of Plants, 4 bags.............................Jim Darlack
Albino Plecotomus Catfish.............................Bob Goemans
Red Ludwigia Plant.......................................Bob Goemans
Foreground Plant.........................................Bob Goemans
Rare Ludwigia Plant ....................................Bob Goemans
Rotala Plant, 2 bags.....................................Bob Goemans
Crinum Plant...............................................Bob Goemans
Aqua Top Heater, 100 watts..........................Bob Goemans
Aquarium Cleaner Pad..................................Bob Goemans
Wardley Fish Food........................................Bob Goemans
Fusion Smart Thermometer...........................Bob Goemans
LED 24 Inch Plant Light.................................Bob Goemans
5 Issues of 2016 Amazonas Magazines............Bob Goemans
Marine Additives:Purple Up, PhosBuster,
Reef Cal, Buffer Plus.....................................Bob Goemans
Frogbit Plant................................................Sam Murphy
Rotala Plant.................................................Sam Murphy
Salvinia Plant...............................................Sam Murphy
Plant--Guppy Grass.......................................Dave Padgett
Plant--Java Moss...........................................Dave Padgett
Red-leaf Ludwigia plants................................Dave Padgett
Plant--Rotala...............................................Dave Padgett
Plant--Narrow-leaf Anacharis.........................Dave Padgett
Plant--Java Fern...........................................Dave Padgett
Bushynose Plecos Catfish--5 juveniles ............Dave Padgett
Betta Gold Food...........................................Dave Padgett
Microworm Culture.......................................Dan Pape
Paraguay Tetras...........................................Eve Parris
Fairy Cichlids...............................................Eve Parris
Bushynose Plecos (5 in the bag)..................Gabe Skidmore
Mr. Aqua 12 Gallon Aquarium .......................Mahlon Wood
Current 36 Inch Aquarium Light.....................Mahlon Wood
Java Moss Plant...........................................Mahlon Wood
Staurogyne Repens Plant (2 bags).................Mahlon Wood

Board Report:  The board did not meet in November and will not meet in December.

Membership Report:  As of November 21, 2016 we have 10 family memberships and 15 single memberships for 25 memberships total.  That is 35 people.

Treasury Report:  Our treasury total as of November 21, 2016 is $1,058.72. 
 
Future Programs

Oceangrafic
Travelogue and Post-Holiday Party, January 2017

Other Potential Topics:
5 gallon or less (Nano) aquarium competition
Frogs and/or Terrariums by Scott MacDonald
Question and Answer Program
Photography II by Tony Teceria
Panda Garras--What the Heck is That? by Dave Padgett

Upcoming events

DRYWASH AQUARIUM SOCIETY--December 8th, Thursday.  The Dry Wash Aquarium Society meeting location is Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 1212 E. Glendale Ave , Phoenix.  The meeting will start at 7:30 PM.  



ARK--December 10th, 2016, Saturday, Holiday Party at Allan Semeit's Home, at 11am.  If interested, send Dan Pape an email at danpape99@yahoo.com .

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