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Greetings Fishy Friends!
The New Hampsire Aquarium Society is a non-profit group made up of people that have a common interest in marine and freshwater life and systems.
We meet the second Wednesday of every month September through June at the Somersworth High School. Each meeting has a speaker, Bowl Show, Photo Show, raffle and mini-auction where those present can bid on interesting species that are difficult
to find in local stores as well as used, but still useful hardware. The club also runs a Breeders Award Program and Horticultural Award Program to recognize and celebrate the propagation of fish and aquatic plants.
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There is no monthly meeting in July or August
Please join us at our next regular meeting:
Wednesday, Sept 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm
UPCOMING EVENTS 2016 Sunday October 16
NHAS Annual Auction
(Yellow building on the corner of RT 1 and Rt 1A ) Parking across the street Portsmouth, NH
Monday August 15
BOD meeting at Chuck's house
The Last Meeting:
After a few comments from the group Bob introduced the speaker for the evening, Ira Gardner-Morse. Ira’s topic for the evening was ”A hands on demo in building LED lights for a planted tank.
Ira started with a power-point presentation concerning the science of light. Ira also spoke to the considerable savings from using LED lighting versus common fluorescent lighting. If the lights are on for twelve to fourteen hours a day the payback time to cover the initial cost is about two to two and a half months. It is important to note that the expected life of a LED strip is 50,000 hours, which at fourteen hours per day is about ten years. Following the picture presentation we adjourned to the next room where we were given all the bits and pieces to construct a LED aquarium light for either a ten or twenty gallon tank. After much fumbling and mumbling and considerable coaching from Ira and his wife, most everyone ended up with a working light. (In fact mine is now sitting on a twenty gallon long and working beautifully.) Everyone seemed to have a great time helping each other and merrily talking about fish and lighting. I suspect it was one of our more memorable meetings and we all thank Chuck Smith for bringing Ira to NHAS. We certainly thank Ira for a great presentation (and auctioneering!), which left us with more knowledge and a new light for one of our tanks. I, for one, intend to build some more lights in the near future.
Thank you Ira. Come again soon.
June is the culmination of nine bowl shows with the voting for the “Best of the Best” for the year. Congratulations to Martha Bonney and her beautiful Congo Tetra, Phenacogrammus interruptus. A well deserved win.
The evening ended with the monthly raffle, the announcement of the winners of the photo contest and a lively and substantial auction.
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