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American Cichlid Association

Come join in the largest and most distinguished national organization of the cichlid hobby! Your membership in the American Cichlid Association entitles you to six issues per year of our highly acclaimed “Buntbarsche Bulletin,” and six issues of the coveted “Trading Post,” which provides the opportunity to buy and sell rare and hard-to-find cichlids. Each July the ACA hosts a most fabulous convention not to be missed! Your membership in the ACA will offer so much more, such as participation in international conservation efforts, show sanctioning, a speaker program, book sales, a slide program, special awards and an up-to-date, informative website. We welcome you to become a part of the ACA by logging onto http://www.cichlid.org. Please feel free to contact Claudia with any questions at IvyRose@optonline.net.

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American Killifish Association

The American Killifish Association is dedicated to the propagation, study, and conservation of killifish. Enjoy the benefits as a member. Membership is $26 per year and includes six issues of the Journal of the American Killifish Association and monthly issues of the Business Newsletter, which gives members the opportunity to obtain and sell killifish. Members are also given access to the members-only section of the website. The AKA hosts many events during the year, including the big Memorial Weekend convention and affiliate club shows, which occur all year long. Log on to http://www.aka.org for more information. You can join online or contact Membership Chair Lonny Langione, 4081 Carlisle Road / Dover, PA / 17315-3507, call: 717-292-6824, or email lonlangione@suscom.net.

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American Livebearer Association

Bi-monthly publications, species maintenance program, access to various types of livebearers, annual convention, special publications, slides, and more. For more information, contact Timothy Brady, 5 Zerbe St., Cressona, PA 17929-1513. http://livebearers.org.

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Aquarists Metro East of Puerto Rico

AMEPR meets at San Juan every first Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Interamerican University Metro, 426. Please, visit our website and chat: http://www.amepr.org. We read and write English and Spanish. 787-312-2640, 949-6068.

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Aquatic Gardeners Association

Membership includes a quarterly journal with informative articles for beginners and advanced hobbyists alike. Dues are $20 per year (US, Canada, Mexico), $33 all other countries (multiyear discounts available). For more information see website shown below or contact Cheryl Rogers. For sample copy of The Aquatic Gardener, please send $6 (US, Canada, Mexico), shipping extra elsewhere(contact Diana Walstad for further shipping info), to AGA Bookstore, 2303 Mt. Sinai Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA. Web site http://www.aquatic-gardeners.org.

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Arizona Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

Meets every third Sunday of the month. See forum for additional details. Visit www.azaquaticplants.com.

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Arizona Rivulin Keepers

Arizona Rivulin Keepers is an affiliate club of the American Killifish Association. Meeting are held every month, usually on the second Saturday, starting at 7:00 p.m. (or 6 p.m. if ordering dinner), at Denny’s Restaurant, 4403 S Rural Road, in Tempe. Check the ARK website http://ark.aka.org) for directions and possible changes.

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Atlanta Area Aquarium Association

This association is the largest freshwater aquarium club in the southeast. It meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Athens Pizza House, 1341 Clairmont Road, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30033. There is a monthly guest speaker, fish/plant auction, prizes, newsletter, and spring and fall workshops. Come eat pizza, meet fellow hobbyists, share experiences, and have lots of fun. For more information contact Ken Davis at 770-725-9223, P.O. Box 20951, Atlanta, GA 30320, http://www.atlantaaquarium.com, or fishfarm@mindspring.com.

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Australia New Guinea Fishes Association

The Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) is dedicated to the conservation, keeping, breeding and studying of the fishes of Sahul. You too can discover the pleasures of keeping the native freshwater fishes of both Australia and New Guinea by becoming a member of ANGFA. We invite you to browse our website http://www.angfa.org.au, sampling what our organization can offer those interested in the aquatic flora and fauna of this region. If you like what you see then we ask you to become one of a growing number that subscribe to our publications, Fishes of Sahul and ANGFA News, worldwide. Contact our membership officer at membership@angfa.org.au, PO Box 673, Ringwood Vic 3134, Australia, or use our online facilities to join up.

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Brampton Aquarium Club

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from September to June at 7:00 p.m at Turner Fenton Secondary School 7935 Kennedy Road South. Each month we have speakers, presentations, door prizes and an auction. Visitors are welcome. For more information call Peter Orphanos at 905-567-7425. http://www.bramptonaquariumclub.org.

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Brooklyn Aquarium Society

Meeting the second Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the New York Aquarium’s Education Hall, Coney Island, Surf Ave. and West 8th St., Brooklyn, NY. Saltwater and freshwater events monthly. Knowledgeable speakers, auctions, raffles, refreshments, videotape library, and award-winning publications. http://www.brooklynaquariumsociety.org. Phone, 718-837-4455; write, BAS, Membership, P.O. Box 290610, Brooklyn, NY 11229-0011. The Brooklyn Aquarium Society will teach you how to keep your fish alive and save money too. BAS, noted for educating aquarists, is holding classes in state-of-the-art techniques and products for freshwater and marine aquariums, to help you become a better aquarist and avoid costly errors. Those attending will receive a bound outline of the course, valuable coupons, aquarium products, and free refreshments. Classes will be held at the NY Aquariums Education Hall, located at Surf Ave. 8th St. Coney Island, Brooklyn.

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California Betta Society

Afternoon meetings on the fourth Saturday of each month. Check website for location and contact information. Visit www.cbsbetta.org.

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Canadian Killifish Association

Meets once a month-on the second Sunday at 1:00 PM. Location changes month to month. For further details visit http://www.cka.org.

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Capital District Marine Aquarist Society

CDMAS is a group of reef-oriented individuals from throughout the Albany Capital District area in New York. Meetings are informal and held once per month at a volunteering member’s home. Our main goals when we get together are to share experiences and knowledge, trade coral frags, view other aquariums, and just have fun. CDMAS is always looking for new members. We welcome all levels of marine enthusiasts, from those who are still contemplating their first tank to experts and all levels in between. http://www.cdmas.org.

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Central Illinois Tropical Aquarium Club

Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month and is focused on all aspects of fishkeeping. Visit the centralillinoistac Yahoo! group for more information, or email david@davidzink.com.

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Central Illinois Tropical Aquarium Club

Meets the second Sunday of each month. Please visit the centralillinoistac Yahoo! Group or email david@davidzink.com for more information.

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Central New York Aquarium Society

Central New York Aquarium Society meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and August) at the Liverpool Library, located at 210 Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY. Monthly meetings include guest speakers, raffles, door prizes, mini auctions, bowl shows, and refreshments. For complete meeting and membership information visit http://www.cnyas.org.

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Central Wisconsin Aquarium Society

Meets at least once monthly, and auctions (spring and fall), shows (before fall auction), and other outings are held. Visit www.cwas.org.

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Champaign Area Fish Exchange

Champaign Area Fish Exchange meets the first Saturday of the month (except for holiday weekends, in which case it is the second Saturday. (no meeting in January or July) at 1125 Plant Sciences Laboratory, 1201 S. Dorner Drive Urbana, IL 61801. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and will remain open until 7:00. Enter through the eastern most door on the north side of the building. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., bowl show, door prize, mini auction. For more info contact Jerry Montgomery, 2508 Alton Dr., Champaign, IL 61821. Phone 217-359-6707 or e-mail champaignfishguy1@yahoo.com

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Chicago Killifish Association

Chicago Killifish Association meets the second Friday bimonthly at College of Dupage OCC Building, Room 128A – Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Auctions of fish, plants, live food cultures, raffles, guest speakers and annual show. For more information contact Gene Sladek at 630-910-7553.

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Circle City Aquarium Club

Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Stonegate Early College High School, 2855 N. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, call Hedy at 317-255-0121, email ranchu2@juno.com, or visit www.circlecityaqclub.org.

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COAST Club

The COAST Club meets from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, Victoria Room, 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA. We are a non-profit association in our thirteenth year and offer speakers, presentations, raffles, auctions, and a newsletter each month. Members share interests in a wide variety of fishes and plants and guests are welcome. Membership is $20 per year. For further information, please visit http://www.coastfishclub.com or call 818-360-7102.

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Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFE)

CAFE is an all-species, freshwater aquarium club that meets bimonthly in Columbus, OH. Activities include monthly speakers, raffles, auctions, field trips and more. Visitors are always welcome. This is a family club, open to all ages. Check out the web site at http://columbusfishclub.org. For information contact Jeremy Basch at 614-562-5710, or Pat Sabourin 614-846-1038.

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Connecticut Area Reef Society

We are a nonprofit organization. CTARS meets monthly at various spots throughout the state of Connecticut. Meetings are typically held on the third or fourth Sunday of the month. Meetings include demonstrations, auctions, raffles, and generally a good time with fellow reef-keeping enthusiasts. Membership provides special privileges, being $15 for an individual, $20 for a family. More information can be found at our web site http://www.ctars.org.

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Dallas Killifish Association

Come swap fish stories, get hobbyist advice, and make friends! We meet the first Saturday of every month at 6 p.m. Our meeting place changes from month to month, so be sure to check our website, http://www.DallasKillifish.com for location information, an online discussion board, and other good stuff!

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Dallas-Ft. Worth Marine Aquarium Society

Monthly meetings, newsletter, great speakers, raffles, tank rescue team, question and answer sessions, and refreshments. Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month around the DFW Metroplex. Members range from beginners to experts. Come learn with us. Check out our website at http://www.DFWMAS.com for monthly meeting locations. For information, contact Brad Ward at 817-448-7596 or e-mail award@airmail.net.

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Danbury Aquarium Society

Meets the fourth Friday of each month (except July and December), 8 p.m., at the Carmel Ambulance Corps, Vink Road, Carmel, NY. Visit www.northeastcouncil.org/daas.

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Delaware Reef Club

Delaware Reef Club meets the third Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Library in Governor’s Square Shopping Center, Bear, DE. Join us for guest speakers, raffles, and a chance to meet other local hobbyists. For more information, visit our website at http://www.delreefclub.org.

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Diamond State Aquarium Society

Meets on the second Monday of each month of the school year, September through May, at 7:30 p.m. in the main cafeteria of William Penn High School, 713 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720. http://dsas.topcities.com

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Dry Wash Aquarium Society

The Dry Wash Aquarium Society meets the second Thursday of the month at Peter Piper Pizza at 10300 N. Metro Pkwy, Phoenix. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome. For further info visit http://www.drywashaquarium.org or contact Gary at gkukowski@qwest.net or (623)878-1553.

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East Coast Aquarium Society

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Monthly meetings September to June, including guest speakers, all day special events and auctions. Providing support and aquarium club resources in the Maritime Provinces. http://www.EastCoastAquariumSociety.ca.

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Erie Aquarium Society of Erie Pennsylvania

E.A.S. meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the West Ridge Fire Station located at 3142 West 26th Street (Route 20) & Homer Avenue, Erie, PA 16506. Located east of Hoss’s Restaurant and west of Kmart. New members are always welcome! Annual dues are $12. The club hosts two annual auctions (Spring and Fall). Visit us at our monthly meeting or on the web at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ErieAquariumSociety/ or by mail; Erie Aquarium Society, P.O. Box 8025, Erie, PA 16505.

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Grand Valley Aquarium Club

Located in Grand Rapids Michigan, the Grand Valley Aquarium Club meets on the second Saturday of each month beginning at 7 p.m., after a half-hour social period. Meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Express, 6569 Clay Ave SW, just off Highway 131 at the 68th street exit. They include a speaker, mini-auction, and raffle. Stop by a meeting and talk fish, or check out http://www.grandvalleyaquariumclub.org.

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Great Lakes Cichlid Society

Join one of the midwests top cichlid clubs now celebrating it’s 20th year in progress. Members come from all states surrounding the great lakes area and throughout the nation. The club has hosted the ACA 2000 convention in Cleveland and had one of the largest crowds ever. The club meets on the fourth Friday of every month, excluding July. Meetings are held at the Masters Church located at 771 east 260th St. Euclid, Ohio,10 minutes east of Downtown Cleveland. Meetings start at 8 p.m. There are local and national speakers monthly, raffles, breeder award programs, refreshments, and great fish talk. For more information contact President Dean Mersinas, 216-906-1800, or Speaker Program Chairman Ron Georgeone, 440-944-3245. We also have three cichlid auctions per year. Get directions to a meeting with us on GreatLakesCichlidSociety.net.

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Great Salt Lake Aquarium Society

Meets second Thursday of each month at the Garden Center, Sugarhouse Park 1601 E. 2100 St., Salt Lake City, Utah. Famous speakers, auctions, socials. Doors open 7 p.m., programs begin at 8. Contact Steve Carlile 801-968-1901 (SLC); Bob Allen 801-423-2306 (Salem); or e-mail AfricanLkCichlid@aol.com.

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Greater Chicago Cichlid Association

Join the midwest’s top cichlid club! Attend a GCCA meeting or event to learn more about the hobby and meet people interested in cichlids. The GCCA meets at 7p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at the Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows, close to I-90 & I-290/53. Visitors are always welcome. The monthly meetings include top notch speakers and programs, raffle prizes, mini-auction, library and bowl show. Still looking for that rare cichlid? Read about it first in Cichlid Chatter, the GCCA’s publication. We hold numerous events throughout the year including the hugely successful Cichlid Classic. Individuals, $20/yr; Family, $23/yr. For more information contact Mark Schmidt at (630) 879-3581. Email: president@gcca.net. Mail: GCCA, 9346 Washington Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. Visit the GCCA on the web at http://www.gcca.net.

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Greater Hartford Aquarium Society

Meets 7:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of every month at the LUTZ Childrens Museum, 247 South Main St. Manchester Ct. For details go to www.ghasct.org or call Dave @ 1-860-429-7041.

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Greater Houston Aquarium Club

Meets at a member's home on the third weekend of each month. Visit the website at www.myghac.org for time and location, or contact stevecgg@myghac.org.

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Greater Iowa Reef Society

Reefkeepers' club sharing years of knowledge for success! Monthly meetings include conferences, tank tours, DIY workshops, coral trading, group discounts, guest speakers, and raffles. Save money and find success! Visit www.iowareefs.org.

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Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society

Regular meetings are usually held on the last Friday of the month at the Phipps Garden Center on the corner of Fifth Ave. and Shady Ave. (Mellon Park). The doors open at 7 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30. Guest speakers, fish/plant/dry goods auctions, raffles, door prizes, refreshments, and more! Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike Solito at 412-571-2418 or visit http://www.gpasi.org/index.html.

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Green Bay Aquarium Society

Serving Northeast Wisconsin, Green bay, Fox Cities, and surrounding areas, we meet the second Wednesday of each month at the home of a club member. We are a non-profit, educational organization. The purpose of the Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) shall be to further the study of all forms of aquatic life, to promote interest, exchange ideas, distribute information concerning the aquarium hobby, and to promote the breeding and display of aquatic life. GBAS members enjoy a club paid annual banquet, summer picnic, and field trips. We also have a breeders award program to encourage members of the GBAS to breed and share knowledge concerning the spawning and rearing of fish, to recognize the achievements of society members concerning the breeding of fish, and to promote an interest in and make available a wide variety of fish. For more info on the GBAS, and to find out the location of our meetings, visit us on the web at http://www.gbasonline.org.

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Heart of America Aquarium Society of Kansas City

Meets the second Saturday of the month at Bridge View Hall in North Kansas City. http://kcfishclub.org.

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Houston Aquarium Society

We meet during the fourth week of the month at varying locations. Please visit our website at http://www.houstonaquariumsociety.org for meeting location and dates or contact us at P.O.Box 667579, Houston, TX 77266-7579.

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Hudson Valley Reefkeepers

Group meets monthly at a member's home. Visit the events section of the website at www.hvreef.org for more information.

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Indy Cichlid Club

The ICC is a member-run organization created to educate, spread, and support fellow hobbyists within Indiana. The group holds monthly meetings, where members can meet and discuss the latest information in the hobby. If interested in joining, please contact us!
indycichlidclub@gmail.com

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Inland Northwest Aquarium Society

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Aquarium Solutions, 9516 E. Montgomery Ave., Ste. 18, Spokane Valley, WA. Visit www.inwas.org.

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International Fancy Guppy Association

IFGA is composed of guppy breeders and hobbyists interested in breeding and showing fancy guppies. A monthly publication is available and many shows with over forty color/tail shape classes are held throughout the country yearly. For more information contact Bill Carwile 921 Calohan Road, Rustburg, VA 24588 434-821-3351 or http://www.ifga.org.

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Iowa Aquaria Association

We meet quarterly, on the first Saturday of February, May, August, and November. For more information, please check out our website at http://www.iowaaquaria.com.

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Jersey Shore Aquarium Society

Our meetings are on the second Monday of the month at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Freehold, NJ. We start around 8 p.m. It’s always lots of fun. Please pass on our invitation to any and all to join us any time they want. We always have a great speaker. Our website is http://www.jerseyshoreas.org check it out.

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Kitchener Waterloo Aquarium Society

This society has been operational since 1960. We meet the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August). Our club’s primary goals are to further the study of tropical fish and the hobby, inspire the preservation of aquatic life, maintain a meeting place for our members, develop and maintain a library for our members, promote fellowship, and seek out and establish a kinship with other clubs with similar objectives. Our monthly meetings have something for everyone, including children. For more info, visit our website at http://www.kwas.ca, or e-mail us at somethingfishy@rogers.com or pyrofish@rogers.com.

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LAFishFanatics

This freshwater fish club meets in the San Fernando Valley, the last Sunday of each month. Call 818-370-6930 or email lafishfanatics@hotmail.com.

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Long Island Aquarium Society

This society is the oldest organization devoted to tropical fish in the Long Island area. Meetings are the third Friday of the month (except July and August) at 8 p.m. at the Holtsville Park and Zoo, 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville, NY 11742. Expert salt, fresh, cichlid, killie, plant, and other guest speakers, refreshments, bowl show, auction, and raffles. For more information see our web site: http://www.LIASOnline.org.

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Long Island Reef Association

LIRA promotes interest in and enjoyment of all aspects of the marine aquarium hobby. Through exchanging information with one another, we share our collective knowledge on the care and propagation of these fragile ocean animals, while reducing the demand for wild caught specimens and providing an educational platform to promote the beauty and fragility of the worlds natural coral reefs. The club meets on the first Friday of every month, for more information please visit our website at http://www.longislandreef.org or contact the club at webmaster2@longislandreef.org.

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Louisville Marine Aquarium Society

Welcoming saltwater hobbyists in Louisville, KY and surrounding areas. Speakers, member tank tours, road trips, and monthly meetings. Meetings are usually the third Sunday evening of the month. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.LMAS.org, contact Bob Stocker at 502-426-8911, or e-mail bjstocker@insightbb.com.

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Mason Dixon Reef Club

Also serving Maryland; all meetings open to public. Check our website for times and locations. www.mdreefclub.com

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Medina County Aquarium Society

An all-species club located in Medina, OH. See website at www.geocities.com/MCASfish/index for meeting dates and times.

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Michiana Aquarium Society

Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month, Jan-Nov (second Sunday in June), 6 p.m. at the Roseland Town Hall, 200 Independence Dr, Roseland. Each month features a bowl show, program, auction, raffle, and newsletter. The club hosts three major events every year; Killfish Karnival - a killfish show and auction Feb 26 & 27, Spring auction April 2; and Tropical Magic - General show and auction Sept 29 & 30. For info call Bob McDonnell at (574) 272-5248 or email Matt Bielski at ski82566@aol.com. Or visit our website at http://michianaaquariumsociety.org.

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Michigan Aquatic Plant Group

Check forum for meeting times and locations. Visit www.miapg.com.

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Mid Atlantic Cichlid Keepers

Meetings are held the third Friday of the month at 8 p.m. at he Springfield Township Building in Springfield, Pennsylvania. For further information, contact Lou Pochettino at 610-527-1430 or e-mail: LouisPochettino@hotmail.com.

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Mid-Atlantic Koi Club

For information contract Tom Burton, e-mail: tomskoi@juno.com;. For membership: Floyd and Carolyn Broussard, 2801 John Coffee Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192; 703-4914921; members@makc.com; http://www.makc.com.

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Minnesota Aquarium Society

(MAS) meets the first Thursday of every month (except July) at King of Kings Lutheran Church at 2330 N. Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113.  Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 and focus on a presentation by a speaker, including some nationally recognized experts. MAS tries to cater to all aspects of fishkeeping so our speakers cover the full range of topics. In addition to the speaker program, we have a library for members, a monthly bowl show, an annual fish show, and an auction of fish and plants from our Breeder Award Program and Horticulturist Award Program. However, the biggest reason to attend a meeting is for the opportunity to socialize and exchange valuable information with other members. For more information, please visit our website at www.aquarium.mn.

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Motor City Aquarium Society

Meetings are on the second Thursday of every month at St. Gertrudes Religious Education Building 28839 Jefferson St. Clair Shores, Michigan, north of Martin Rd. (11 1/2 Mile Rd.) near the Blue Goose Restaurant. Enter from the Back of the Building. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Visitors Always Welcome—Come and Bring a Friend!

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Nassau County Aquarium Society

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month (except July & August). Guest speakers, raffle, auction, fellow aquarists. For more info, visit us at http://www.ncasweb.org or call (516)798-6766.

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NE Arkansas Reef Club

Meets irregularly, but always available for online support, especially for beginners, and to share wealth of reefkeeping knowledge. Visit www.nea-reefkeeping.com.

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New England Fancy Guppy Association

Meets the third Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. For more information, visit http://newenglandguppies.org/Members/members-home.htm or email laurasminskins@comcast.net.

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New Jersey Tri-State Tropical Fish Association

Tropical Fish Association Meets held monthly at 7 p.m. at the Barrington Municipal Building, 229 Trenton Avenue, Barrington, NJ. Meetings include videos, lectures, tropical fish discussions, fish and product auctions, and door prizes. The hobbyist-friendly club also has a publication entitled Fish For Thought. For more information, contact Bill Farrell, President, at 856-428-1431 or fish4thought0321@aol.com.

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North American Discus Association

NADA (the North American Discus Association) is a non-profit organization comprised of discus enthusiasts, hobbyists and breeders. Our goal is to educate the general public, encourage new members, provide information on the hobby and promote discus at fish shows. We offer a quarterly newsletter. Please visit our web site at http://www.discusnada.org for more information or contact Carol Roberts at 514-839-6459

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North East Guppy Club

This Gguppy club meets once a month in Central New Jersey. It invites all guppy and aquarium enthusiasts to join us for a relax afternoon with plenty of guppy and aquarium talk, free food, guppies, and goodies. Visit www.igees.org/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=55&func=listcat&catid=17 for more information.

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North Jersey Aquarium Society

Meets every third Thursday of the month (Except August and December) at the Lyndhurst Elks Club, 251 Park Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. Doors open at 7 p.m.; meeting starts promptly at 7:45 p.m. Visit www.njas.net or call 732-541-1392.

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North Jersey Aquarium Society

The North Jersey Aquarium Society (NJAS) is one of the oldest and largest Tropical Fish Clubs in the US. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Meadowlands Environmental Center, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ. Phone (201)460-1700. Doors open at 7:30 pm and meeting starts promptly at 8 pm. Expect an evening of aquatic educational experiences for all including a guest speaker, a tropical fish and plant auction, and refreshments. Meet and Learn from New Jersey’s finest. Annual member and corresponding memberships available. Check us out at http://www.njas.net and call (732)541-1392 for the latest news.

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Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies

The Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies is a group of aquarium societies in the northeast, where we share information about running an aquarium society and generally bring all members of each of our clubs together. The NEC sponsors an annual general tropical fish convention in March or April each year.

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Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society

The Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society (NWAAS) meets at 7pm on the second Saturday of each month in the Community Room at the Rogers, Arkansas Police Department. Meetings are open to the public and include a speaker, door prizes and refreshments. NWAAS is a regional organization with members from Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Visit us at www.NWAAS.com.

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Northwest Killies Club

The Northwest Killies Club is an affiliate club of the American Killifish Association. Our intent is to represent the interests of killifish keepers of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Membership is open to all. Our members are widely scattered, living in various parts of Oregon, Washington, and as far away as Utah. For that reason, we call ourselves a “virtual club,” using e-mail to keep in regular contact and meeting physically only four times a year. We also publish a quarterly newsletter, copies of which are available on our site. For more information, visit nwk.aka.org or call 541-926-1672.

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Oklahoma Aquarium Association

The Oklahoma Aquarium Association has two chapters, one in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City. We have monthly meetings, free to the public, with local and nationally known speakers and roundtable discussions on freshwater fish, planted tanks, brackish setups, saltwater fish, and reef setups. Membership benefits include door prizes, monthly auctions, BAP and HAP programs, private and public aquaria tours, collecting trips, and more. Website and discussion forum at http://www.okcaa.org. Contact 405-263-4769 or email OKAquariumAssociation@gmail.com.

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Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society

The Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society serves the nation’s capital and the surrounding community. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month throughout the year, with the exception of July and August. OVAS meetings are held at the Jack Purcell Community Center, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa ON. Meetings are open to the public and consist of a speaker or presentation, door prizes and a mini-auction. The Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society is a registered member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs. For more information, please visit our website; http://www.ovas.ca, or email info@ovas.ca.

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Otter Valley Aquarium Society

Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except July & August) at the Maclure Library in Pittsford, Route 7 North.

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Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club

For meeting times and location, visit www.palmettomac.com.

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Palouse Region Aquarium Society

Our goal is to bring together aquarists of all ages and skill levels, freshwater or marine enthusiasts, and anyone with a determined or asual interest in the hobby. We will provide an educational and fun experience to our members and will strive to further the hobby as a whole! Visit us at 2400 N.W. Short Court, Pullman, WA 99163. For further information contact http://www.palouseaquariums.org.

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Pennsylvania Fish Culturist Association

The Pennsylvania Fish Culturist Association is the oldest continuous fish association in the country. We meet the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. except for July and August. The meetings are held at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Avenue (Rising Sun Avenue at Comly Street). Tropical fish discussions, lectures, videos, and door prizes. PUBLIC WELCOME! For more information please contact Bill at (856)428-1431 or e-mail: farfish403@aol.com.

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Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society

Dedicated to planted aquaria. Meetings are typically held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at 5:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at A and B Oddball Pets and Aquatics, 262 Joseph St., Pittsburgh, PA. Visit www.homeofpapas.org.

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Potomac Valley Aquarium Society

Meetings held on the first Saturday of each month at Green Acres School, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and meetings begin at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Meetings include a featured speaker, bowl show, door prize, raffles, and a mini-auction. For more information visit our website at http://www.PVAS.com or e-mail Andrew at PVAS@PVAS.com.

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Quad City Fish Keepers

Serving the Mississippi Valley region of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. All are welcome from the beginner to the advanced hobbyist, fresh or salt. Visit www.qcfishkeepers.com.

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Raleigh Aquarium Society

The Raleigh Aquarium Society was founded in 1981 and meets at the North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine on the first Thursday of each month; downstairs, across from the library; at 7:30 p.m. Each monthly program includes a speaker, Q&A period, raffle of aquarium related items, plants, fish, and refreshments. This society was formed from a broad base of interest in the aquarium hobby. Other club activities include native fish collecting trips, an annual picnic, Christmas Party with a mega raffle, along with our Annual Workshop and Auction each February. For more information please visit our website at http://www.raleighaquariumsociety.org.

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Reef Aquarium Society of Charlotte

We are a young club but growing rapidly in Charlotte, N.C. and the surrounding areas! We place value on education, captive breeding/propagation, and the distribution of valuable knowledge for both beginner or advanced hobbyists. We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month from 2-4 pm. Feel free to contact us at http://www.rasoc.org or at chineseknife1@carolina.rr.com.

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Rochester NY Aquarium Society

For aquarium hobbyists in Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas. Meetings once a month, at different locations. Visit www.aquariphiles.com/aquariumroc.

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Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association

The Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association has been serving the cichlid hobbyist community in Denver for over 25 years. The club was honored to host the ACA convention in 2004. The RMCA meets September through June on the second Sunday of the month at the Englewood Recreation Center, 1155 W. Oxford Ave., 1/2 mile south of Hampden and one block east of Santa Fe Avenue. Meetings start at 6p.m. Club activities also include a summer picnic and a holiday party. The club has monthly speakers, presentations and auctions twice a year, and a monthly newsletter. Speakers for 2006 include Ad Konings, Leif DeMason, and Spencer Jack. Guests are always welcome, for more information please visit our web page: http://www.rmicichlid.org.

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Saint Louis Area Saltwater Hobbyists

See www.slashclub.org for meeting dates and times.

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San Diego Tropical Fish Society

Meetings held on the second Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. For more info, contact Victor Tonco by writing to 695 Saturn Blvd., Suite G, San Diego, CA 92154, or call 619-281-FISH, or e-mail fishyquestions@sandiegotropicalfish.com. Visit our website at http://www.sandiegotropicalfish.com.

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San Francisco Aquarium Society

Founded in 1923, the San Francisco Aquarium Society is one of the nation’s esteemed hobbyist organizations. It operates for the express purpose of promoting the hobby through education and camaraderie while spilling as little water as possible. Our membership includes all levels of hobbyists as well as professionals from all facets of aquarium keeping and ncludes nationally known speakers. Meetings are at 8:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month and are free and open to everyone. Meeting agendas include a guest speaker and an auction with mega auction meetings held twice a year. For more information please consult our website at http://www.sfaquarium.org. We look forward to seeing you next month!

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Sarnia Aquarium Society

The Sarnia Aquarium Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the British Canadian Club, 375 Vidal Street South., Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. At our general meetings, we enjoy guest speakers, slide or video presentations, a bowl show competition, raffles, mini auctions, and discussions on fishkeeping, breeding fish, and growing aquatic plants. The meetings are informal and friendly and there are always plenty of opportunities to talk fish with other hobbyists. The club belongs to C.A.O.A.C. (Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs). Its Breeders Award Program and Aquatic Horticulture Programs are nationally recognized and its annual Show is C.A.O.A.C. Sanctioned. The object of these programs is to encourage knowledge on the requirements of individual fish species; to conserve rare and endangered species and to educate the public. There is also a Marine Awards Program. Membership dues are $20 per year per family, payable October 1 each year. New members are encouraged to try the club for two meetings before being asked to join. http://www.geocities.com/sarniaaquariumsociety/.

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Saskatoon Aquarium Society

Meets at the Calvin-Goforth Presbyterian Church at 1602 Sommerfield Ave. (corner of 3rd and Sommerfield) on the last Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. www.saskatoonaquarium.com/

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Seattle Saltwater Fish Association

Meets bi-weekly in west Seattle, Washington. We are open to all levels of hobbyists. We specialize in fish and reef setups. Our emphasis is on sharing coral frags, product info (best skimmers, sumps, dealers, etc.), information about fish/invert specimens, organizing and attending saltwater fish events, and scuba diving/snorkeling in Hawaii (we try to go once a year). We are expanding our area of expertise into (attempted) breeding of several fish and invert species. For more information contact Kristine at 206-935-3212 or via email kvillager@gmail.com. That’s us in a nutshell. We’re a real friendly group and anyone’s welcome to join. We have men and women of all ages and if nothing else we have some pretty interesting tanks to look at!

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Sheboygan Aquatics Society

Meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit http://sheboygan-aquatics-society.webs.com.

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Silicon Valley Aquarium Society

Meets are held every first Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 4302 Moorpark Ave., San Jose (Rt. 280 & Saratoga Ave.). Each month we have fascinating speakers that discuss every aspect of the aquarium hobby, followed by a huge auction of tropical fish and supplies. For more information, call 408-244-3013 or visit http://www.svas.info.

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Southeast Georgia Reef Club

Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Shoney's Restaurant in Waycross, Georgia at 7 p.m. www. segreefclub.com

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Southeast Louisiana Aquarium Society

Check www.selas.us for meeting times and locations.

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Southern California Reef Keepers

Meets at 2642 Cherry Ave. in Long Beach every third Sunday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Tana Hsu at 10-930-5537 or visit www.scrk.org.

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Southern Colorado Aquarium Society

Dedicated to the collection and sharing of knowledge in all areas of the aquarium hobby and promoting fellowship among hobbyists. General meetings are the fourth Sunday of each month at the Boy Scout Center, 525 E. Uintah, Colorado Springs, CO. For more information visit http://www.southerncoloradoaquariumsociety.com, or call (719)272-4025.

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Southwest Florida Marine Aquarium Society

Meets on the third Saturday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at The Imaginarium, 2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers, FL (unless otherwise noted on the club website). www.swfmas.com

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Southwestern Michigan Aquarium Society

Meetings are the first Friday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College at the M-Tec in the Groves (7101 Elm Valley Drive). Each meeting includes a monthly topic, bowl show, and a mini-auction. Other programs such as the breeder and award program and the horticultural award program are also available. For more information, contact George at 616-344-2392 or check out the club’s website at www.swmas.org. Our mailing address is SWMAS, P.O. Box 3095, Kalamazoo, MI  49003-3095.

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Space Coast Reef Club

Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Space Coast of Florida. Visit www.spacecoastreefclub.com.

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St. Catharines Aquarium Society

Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Monsignor Clancy High School, 41 Collier, Thorold, ON. No meetings are held on Mondays that are school holidays; those meetings are held on the second Monday. There are no meetings during the months of July and August. The St. Catharines Aquarium Society is a charter member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs (C.A.O.A.C.). http://www.caoac.on.ca.

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Stark County Aqua Life Enthusiasts Society

(SCALES) meets the second Sunday of every month at the Perry Grange, 6300 Richville Dr., Massilow, Ohio 44646. Meetings are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information about membership and meetings contact Theresa Baad at 330-452-9027 or Don McGuire at 330-833-7194.

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Tampa Bay Aquarium Society

Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.tbas1.com.

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Texas Cichlid Association

Meetings are on the third Saturday evening of each month. All meetings are open to the public, with door prizes and various programs planned. We also host an annual show as well as semi-annual workshops and giant auctions. For more information, contact Kathy Stearns at 817-337-0117; e-mail: tcichlid@flash.net; or visit TCA’s web site at www.flash.net/~tcichlid

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The Angelfish Society

The Angelfish Society is a collection of angelfish enthusiasts, hobbyists, and breeders, who are interested in the advancement of our hobby through improvements in the quality of the fish we keep and breed by employing the standard which this society will develop. TAS is dedicated to the enhancement of the angelfish through high quality breeding programs using standards established by the society. We will also be focused on setting standards for identifying the genotypes of the angelfish we breed and keep and the genetic notations used to describe them. Informative online chatroom meeting schedules can be found at http://theangelfishsociety.org. Membership is $5 annually, which includes the quarterly FinTAStic newsletter.

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The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County

The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County was formed in 1972 and is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the aquarium hobby in South-Central Pennsylvania. Meetings every third Saturday of the month except July and August at That Pet Place in Lancaster. The Aquarium Club of Lancaster’s address is 590 Centerville Road #318, Lancaster PA 17601. For more information visit us on the web at: http://www.aclcpa.org.

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The Aquarium Society of Winnipeg

The Aquarium Society of Winnipeg meets every third Sunday, September through June, in theatre 100 at St. Pauls College, University of Manitoba, 70 Dysart Road. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. Meetings include auctions, raffles, refreshments, and guest speakers. There is something for everyone, from beginner to expert, and visitors are always welcome. Membership includes a monthly newsletter. For more information, visit http://www.asw.ca or write to P.O. Box 301, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 2H6.

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The Big Island Aquarium Society

The Big Island Aquarium Society is located in Hilo, Hawaii. General membership meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Komohana Agricultural Complex. The meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Membership dues: senior members $15; junior members (under 18) $5; family of two $17; family of three or more $20. Corresponding member $10. For more information contact: Ricky K. Ogata, P.O. Box 6807, Hilo, HI 96720; e-mail: kazuor@interpac.net.

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The Boston Aquarium Society

Founded in 1916, this is the second oldest ongoing aquarium society in the world today, according to available information. Meetings, on the third Monday of each month, are held at New England Aquarium, The Exploration Center, Central Wharf, Boston, MA. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. The speaker’s program starts at 8. http://www.bostonaquariumsociety.org.

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The Bucks County Aquarium Society

Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Churchville Nature Center in Churchville, Pennsylvania. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Meetings include guest speakers, auctions, raffles, etc. Convenient to all of Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. For more information call Carol at 215-822-5669 or check our website at http://www.bcasonline.com.

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The Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs

CAOAC is a non-profit association of aquarium, herptile, and pond clubs from across Canada and New York State. Some of the things we offer are: A national awards program to honor those in member clubs who have achieved success in breeding, plant propagation, or other endeavors related to the hobby; a Fish Rescue Program to help those hobbyists with large or unwanted fish to find new homes for them; a national judging program to train and certify judges as well as set standards that all can use to judge their shows; a national forum to express views and opinions; a national voice to deal with legislation that may impact negatively on our hobby and to put forward constructive ideas to politicians and bureaucrats; a chance to become involved with people who share similar interests with yourselves. Please visit our website at http://www.caoac.on.ca for more information.

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The Canadian Rift Lake Cichlid Association

This specialty association is for African rift lake cichlid enthusiasts. The Canadian Rift Lake Cichlid Association is open to all qualified and accepted African fanciers worldwide who are 15 years of age and older. Annual memberships are $25 (payable in USD for out–of – Canada members). Quarterly meetings are held at the University of Guelph, Arboretum Nature Centre approximately 10 Km North from Exit 299 at highway 401 in Guelph, Ontario, which is just 11/4 hours from Buffalo, New York. For more information and temporary membership, visit the CRLCA website at http://www.crlca.com; or e-mail membership@crlca.com; CRLCA contact: Tom Herman CRLCA Depot, 1166 Gordon St., Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1L 1H2; 519-837-8608.

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The Capital Cichlid Association

The Capital Cichlid Association is centered around Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. If your interests are in the keeping and conservation of cichlids, we would like to see you at our next meeting. Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. Whether you are a seasoned cichlid keeper or a novice, everyone is welcome! To join us please visit our website http://www.capitalcichlids.org or contact Pat at 410-838-2055.

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The Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society

The Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society meets monthly in the Greater Washington/ Baltimore area. Join us in exploring the wonders of the saltwater world. Share your experiences with fellow enthusiasts. Novices and experts are welcome. For more information visit our website at http://www.cmas-md.org or contact our President, George Schwab at geofloors@cmas-md.org.

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The Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society

The society meets on the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Rassmussen Room on the second floor of the Schaumburg Public Library. Contact CMAS, 1455 Nottingham Lane, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-2542; 847-622-5371; web site: http://www.cmas.net.

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The Cleveland Aquarium Society

One of the oldest clubs in the United States, The Cleveland Aquarium Society, established in 1923, meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Cleveland Zoo educational building, just inside the main gate, at 8p.m. We are an all-species club. For information contact Albert Malinak at 440-734-4354 or email: ajmalinak@juno.com, or visit our website at http://www.clevelandaquariumsociety.org.

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The Colorado Aquarium Society

The Colorado Aquarium Society is a family-oriented, non-profit club dedicated to promoting the aquarium hobby. Visitors are always welcome. General meetings are held September-June, first Friday of the month, 7:30 p.m., at Lakeside Mall, 44th and Harlan, Arvada, CO. For more information, visit our website http://www.coloradoaquarium.org.

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The Delaware County Aquarium Society

We meet the first Friday of every month except July and August, at the Springfield Municipal Building in Springfield (Delaware County), Pennsylvania. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., meeting starts at 8. Guest speaker and/or special presentation, raffles, bowl show, and auction at each meeting. Open to all ages, admission free. For more information email joejls@msn.com, call Joe at 610-447-0786, or visit http://www.dcas.us.

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The Gold Coast Aquarium Society

A club oriented to the freshwater hobbyist at all experience levels. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the David Park Center in Hollywood, Florida. Check http://www.gcassf.org for more information. Phone at (954)989-3888 or email gcassf@yahoo.com.

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The Great Salt Lake Aquarium Society

Meets the second Thursday of each month at the Garden Center, Sugarhouse Park, 1601 E. 2100 Street, Salt Lake City, UT. Door open 7 p.m., programs, 7:30 p.m. Visit www.gslas.com.

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The Greater Akron Aquarium Society

Begun in 1952, the GAAS is open to hobbyists from beginner to advanced. We meet the first Thursday of each month at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Drive, Tallmadge Ohio. Visitors are always welcome. There is an informative speaker, bowl show, breeders award program, and more at each meeting. Don’t miss our annual show, held the first weekend of August at the Tallmadge Community Center. It has become one of the biggest all-species tropical fish shows in North America. For more information, contact Bud and Cathy White (330-296-6322, bwhite@neo.rr.com or Chad Barger (330-484-4433, wick1959@yahoo.com), or visit gaas-fish.net.

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The Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society

The Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society is dedicated to promoting the interests of the aquarium hobby. Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month, but may vary with speaker and event schedules. Changes to the meeting schedule are posted well in advance at http://www.gcas.org. Meetings are held at the Winton Woods Visitor’s Center, located at 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and include a program with a speaker (a fry and plant auction follows to help promote our Breeder and Horticulture Award Programs). Guests and members of the general public are welcome to attend two of these meetings before joining the GCAS. A Family Membership is $10 per year. Membership entitles entry to all general activities, including, but not limited to, monthly meetings, spring/fall auctions and the bi-monthly FinCinnati newsletter.

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The Greater City Aquarium Society

Meets the first Wednesday of each month (except January and February) at the Queens Botanical Garden, Queens, NY 7:30 p.m.

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The Greater Detroit Aquarium Society

Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise oted) at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 814 North Campbell Road, halfway between 11 and 12 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI, 8 p.m.

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The Greater Portland Aquarium Society

This is an all-fish and aquatic plant club. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Masonic Center at the corner of 57th and Sandy in Portland, OR. Our monthly events include a guest speaker, raffle, and auction (fish, plants, and equipment), plus a Bowl Show. Members receive our GPAS Fish Flash magazine each month. For complete information, visit http://www.gpas.org.

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The Green Water Aquarist Society

Founded in 1957, the Green Water Aquarist society meets the first Friday from January-June, August-November. Meetings include a speaker, raffle, and mini-auction. Auctions are in January and October. Seller check-In begins at 8 a.m. and the auction begins at 11 a.m. Pre-registration can be done through our website. There is food, a raffle, a kids-only auction, free kids activities, and free parking. Swaps are in March. Tables cost $25.00 for non-members, and $20.00 for members. The location is the Apollo Recreation Center, 12521 S. Kostner, Alsip, Illinois 60803. The primary website is http://www.gwasoc.org/index.php. Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreenwaterAquaristSociety.

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The Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino

(G.A.S.) is a cultural and non-profit organization which was founded on January 6, 2000. Gathering more than sixty members of the Salento area (Apulian region, South East of Italy) G.A.S is a forum of lively discussions about the aquarium world. G.A.S aim consists in promoting knowledge relating to the aquarium and, more generally to aquatic habitats as a hobby. So far, we have been organizing monthly lectures by famous speakers, regular member meetings, and visits to museums and excursions to local aquatic biotopes. Articles written by our members are also regularly released on our website. Once a year, the Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino organizes, in the city of Lecce, a three-day national event, known as the Salento Acquari, displaying numerous aquaria representing the most important marine and freshwater biotopes of the Planet. Moreover, the Salento Acquari event hosts national and international competitions of tropical freshwater fishes at the international Mediterranea Discus Contest. For further information, please visit our website http://www.gas-online.org or send an email to info@gas-online.org.

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The Heart of America Aquarium Society

In the Kansas City area, this club meets on the second Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Village Community Center at 7720 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. Got fish? We love to talk about all kinds of fish! For more information, visit http://www.kcfishclub.org, e-mail info@kcfishclub.org, or call Mike Meyer at 913-568-4014.

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The Hill Country Cichlid Club

The Hill Country Cichlid Club was formed in November of 2003 serving the I-35 corridor including Austin, San Antonio, and the rest of the Texas Hill Country. We are a group of cichlid hobbyists who meet monthly to share our passion and promote all things related to the family cichlidae. We are pleased to welcome new members and take on projects oriented towards aquatics. Yearly membership is $15 and includes our monthly publication the Lateral Line and discounts at local fish stores. If you would like more information on our club, visit http://www.hillcountrycichlidclub.com or email hccc@xdeleon.com.

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The Honolulu Aquarium Society

Our general membership meetings are open to everyone. We meet on the first Friday (except holidays) of each month, at 7p.m., at the Kuhio Elementary School Cafetorium, 2759 South King Street, Honolulu, HI. Please check our website for meeting schedule, changes, program topics and location map. Our members receive a monthly newsletter, “I’A O HAWAII”, which contain articles and research information. Visit our website at http://www.honoluluaquariumsociety.org or mail to Honolulu Aquarium Society, P.O. Box 235791, Honolulu, HI 96823 or call Robert Lau (808)738-9527.

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The International Goby Society

The goals of the International Goby Society are to encourage the captive keeping and breeding of gobies (Suborder Gobioidei) and to increase the knowledge and appreciation of gobies in their native habitats. We publish a 20 to 24 page quarterly newsletter on all aspects of gobies, and our members include both hobbyists and professional scientists from around the world. Dues are $12 a year regardless of where you live. For more information or to request a free sample copy of the newsletter, email Naomi Delventhal at naomi@gobiidae.com or euctenogobius@hotmail.com.

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The London Aquaria Society

Based in London Ontario Canada, this society was established in June 1956 and is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs. Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., except July and August. There is a monthly jar show and auction, as well as a spring and fall auction and show. For more info, write to LAS PO Box 45010, RPO Ealing LONDON, ON, Canada N5Z 5A6 or dreimer@wwdc.com, call 519-438-7682, or visit http://www.londonaquariasociety.com.

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The Marine Aquarium Society of Los Angeles County

All are welcome! From beginner to advanced, reef keepers, marine fish only, or people who are just curious about keeping marine life. We meet the second Friday of every month at Denny’s Restaurant 3060 San Fernando Road in the Los Angeles area. Meetings start at 7p.m., come early and snack and mix with other enthusiast. Please see http://www.maslac.org for more information.

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The Metropolitan Area Killifish Association

We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month (third Wednesday in November and December) at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. An outstanding program is presented every month, usually highlighting killifish. Most months feature a bowl show and a fish, plants, and goods auction. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.meadowlands.state.nj.us/.

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The Midwest Cichlid Association

The Midwest Cichlid Association (MCA) is a new and exciting organization dedicated to the promotion of keeping, breeding, and specialization of the cichlid fish hobby. We eat, sleep, and breathe cichlids! If you would like more information about The Midwest Cichlid Association, please email us at Contact@MidwestCichlid.com or visit http://www.midwestcichlid.com.

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The Milwaukee Aquarium Society

We meet on the fourth Friday of every month except July and December. Join us for an informative speaker and/or presentation, raffles, bowl show, refreshments, and a mini-auction. Meetings are held at Hoffer’s Tropic Life Pets, 7323 N. 76th St. Milwaukee, WI. All of our programs are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Our members range from beginners to advanced in freshwater, saltwater, and planted tanks and are available for questions at all meetings. For more information visit the M.A.S. website at http://fishclubs.com/WI/MAS, e-mail requests to afishy_99@yahoo.com, or call 262-695-3383.

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The Missouri Aquarium Society

Meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Dorsett Village Baptist Church, 2240 Bennington Place, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Meetings are free and open to the public. Each meeting features a hobby-related speaker/program, mini-auction, raffle, door prizes, social hour, and more. Dues are $20/yr. and include a subscription to the bi-monthly club publication, The Darter. For more information, contact MASI Membership Info, Attn: Kathy, P.O. Box 1682, Maryland Heights, MO 63043-1682 or visit the website at http://www.missouriaquariumsociety.org.

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The New Hampshire Aquarium Society

Meets on the second Wednesday of every month, September through June, at 7 p.m. at Somersworth, N.H. High School/Vocational school. Meetings include a bowl show, raffles, mini-auction, refreshments,lots of fish talk and fish related programs such as speakers, demonstrations, and other activities. Something for everyone from beginner to expert, young or old, no tanks or many. For more information contact: Lawrence L. Feltz at 603-926-2743 or e-mail fiestax2@gtcinternet.com or see our web page at http://www.nhaquariumsociety.com.

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The Norwalk Aquarium Society

We meet the third Thursday of every month (except July and December) at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, Connecticut. Free admission, includes guest speaker, door prizes, mini fish & plant auctions, raffle, and refreshments. Annual show and auction will be held on September 30th and October 1st. For more information, call John at (899) 219-4NAS or visit our website at http://www.NorwalkAS.org.

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The Ohio Cichlid Association

The nation’s largest cichlid club (other than the ACA), the Ohio Cichlid Association, meets on the first Friday of every month (except July, because of the ACA convention) at our brand new meeting location, the Old Oak Bible Church, which is located at 7575 Old Oak Blvd. in Middleburg Hts, Ohio (north of Fowles Road) just minutes from either the I-71 Pearl Road exit or the I-71 Bagley Exit. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 8 p.m. Meetings feature a monthly speaker, a giant raffle, plenty of free refreshments, a mini bowl show, a mini cichlid auction, a breeders award program, and much more. These meetings are free to the public. For more information, contact Dan Woodland at (440)885-2033 or Marc DeWerth at madbigfoot@aol.com. For more information visit http://www.ohiocichlid.com.

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The Pacific Coast Cichlid Association

Now celebrating its 20th year, the PCCA meets in San Jose, CA the second Saturday of each month. Meetings feature a presentation (past speakers have included Dr. Paul V. Loiselle and Ad Konings) with an auction and raffle following. For more information, write to: PCCA P.O. Box 28145t, San Jose, CA 95159-8145.Or visit our web site at http://www.cichlidworld.com.

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The Philadelphia Area Reef Club

Meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Katherine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154. Discussing topics of interest to saltwater/marine aquarists, speakers, and trades. For more info, e-mail: p.a.r.c@home.com.

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The Pioneer Valley Aquarium Society

Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month from September through June, featuring guest speakers, bowl shows, raffles, and refreshments. PVAS presents a great opportunity for swapping information, fish, etc. For more information, call Linda at 860-745-0785 or e-mail p.parciak@worldnet.att.net.

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The South Jersey Guppy Group

The South Jersey Guppy Group meets on the third Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.. The meetings are held at the Griggs Town fire house in Princeton New Jersey. We have slide presentation, guppy discussions, raffles, auctions and free refreshments. Beginners are especially welcomed. For further information contact Dave Polunas at 732 329 9597 or email Dave at daveguppy@aol.com.

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The South Jersey Tropical Fish Association

Meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month (September-May) at 7:30 p.m. at the Voorhees Community Center in Voorhees, NJ. Meetings feature educational videos, speakers, raffles, mini-auction, refreshments, and, of course, the chance to talk to other hobbyists. All are welcome. Contact Colleen at (856) 809-9947 or crb418@aol.com.

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The Suburban Aquarist Society of Chicagoland

Meets take place at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except July and December, at the Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, between Crawford and Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, IL. For more information, e-mail jhumer@earthlink.net or visit our web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~jhumer/.

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Tropical Fish Club of Burlington, VT

Meets monthly September through June, the second Thursday of the month, the VFW Hall, 176 South Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT. Visit www.tfcb.org for more information.

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Tropical Fish Society of Rhode Island

Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (no meeting in December). Meetings are held at the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) at 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915.

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Wasatch Marine Aquarium Society

Meetings the first Thursday of each month. Visit www.utahreefs.com.

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Western North Carolina Aquarium Society

Meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month in the Aquarium & Planetarium Building at the Catawba Science Center, located at 243 3rd Ave. NE in Hickory, NC 28603. Freshwater and saltwater aquarium enthusiasts welcome.

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Wichita Aquarium Club

Please visit www.wichitaaquariumclub.com for meeting information.

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Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society

Meetings the third Friday of each month at the presbyterian Church, Mineral Ridge, OH, 7:30 p.m. www.yatfs.com

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