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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
but, please join us at our picnic July 30 at Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine
Please join us at our next regular meeting:
Wednesday, Sept 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm
UPCOMING EVENTS 2016 Saturday
July 30 NHAS Picnic
The picnic will be held at Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine (same as last year)
Sunday October 16
NHAS Annual Auction
Monday August 14
BOD meeting at Chuck's house
The Last Meeting:
The speaker for the May meeting was Richard Pierce and his topic was 'The Golden Age of the Aquarium Hobby'. Richard started by giving the audience a choice of five time blocks and asking for a show of hands for the 30’s, post war 40's, the 50's, the 70's and present day. Richard then showed, in today's dollars, what hardware for the hobby cost in those time blocks. It was quickly evident that the heaters, tanks and fish cost hundreds of dollars and the quality was very questionable. In addition, the choices were very limited. Today we have vast choices in tanks of all sizes and materials, a huge selection of fish and an almost unlimited selection of hardware to keep our tanks happy and healthy. The conclusion : The golden age of the aquarium hobby is now. Richard concluded his talk with some great photographs of fish that are not common to the hobby but can still be found if you persist. Once again Richard's presentation was interesting, educational and most importantly, fun. We all thank him for a great talk and look forward to the next time he journeys North to New Hampshire.
After a break for lots of 'fishy' talk and a chance to vote for the bowl show and photo show, the results of the photo contest and bowl show were announced and the winners of the raffle were drawn. The final event was a large and fun filled auction with some beautiful and unusual fish.
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