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It takes $50 for tank with fish to be maintained for a school year, however, any donation amount is appreciated.
The Colorado Aquarium Society, established in 1947, is an open group for aquarists to share their interest in all facets of the aquarium hobby. Our members consist of advanced expert hobbyists as well as beginners and all levels between. If you are interested in learning about the hobby, sharing your experience in the hobby, or would like to discuss any aspect of fish, invertebrates, plants, aquariums, ponds, and amphibians, The Colorado Aquarium Society General Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome!
The CAS was established in 1947 and incorporated under Colorado law as a non profit organization on November 6, 1962.
For a detailed review of our history go to our history page.
Random Tip #1 - Beginner
Goldfish bowls are not for Goldfish, and Goldfish are not for beginners... Goldfish have very simple digestion and are waste producing machines. It is therefore almost imposible to keep a bowl or small tank from becoming overwhelmed with ammonia. Even in large tanks, goldfish are at least twice the work to keep clean and should be avoided by beginners. A great beginner fish is the common guppy, molly, swordtail, or platty. - T. Fells
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Please help our kind sponsors, Aquamart and Neptunes. The stores were robbed recently. If you know anything about this or find potentially stolen goods for sale, please contact the police.
Video link can be acquired from the Aquamart facebook page. Please let everyone you know to be on the look-out. Over $18,000 in salt water fish & electronic controllers/monitors are missing. High end equipment!! Suspect is white 6ftish mid 20's knows fish...see video he knew where to look for what he wanted.
Announcing The Colorado Aquarium Society’s Annual Spring Auction!
Hundreds of rare and unusual fish, supplies and plants will be available at bargain prices. This is where you meet the experts and buy
Free Gift Bags and Door Prizes!Sellers Come at 8:00am
New and Used Equipment!
Freshwater and Saltwater Fish!
Dry goods, fish foods, and chemicals!
Plants... and much, MUCH More!
Our Spring Auction is an all day event so stop by anytime!
Snacks, Pizza, and Drinks Available!
Viewing Begins at 9:00am
Auction Starts at 10:00am
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Next General Meeting:
Friday, April 4, 2014 7:30pm
April General Meeting
First Universalist Church of Denver
4101 E Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80222Event Open to Anyone
COLORADO AQUARIUM SOCIETY
First Universalist Church
7:30 p.m. To 9:00
Program: Keven Fehringer.
Keven Fehringer will be presenting a program on diseases,
diagnosis, prevention and cure. His
presentation has been well received by other aquarium groups and we are lucky
to have someone this knowledgeable to speak to our group on this important
First Universalist Church:
4101 East Hampden Ave., Denver CO 80222
The church is located on the north east corner of Colorado and East Hampden, next to Magna Carta park. There are several churches in the neighborhood, ours is white and has a steeple in the front, with a distinctive round building to the north.
From I-25 and Exit 201 (Hampden Ave.) head west, toward the mountains. Drive 1.2 miles on Hampden Ave., the church is on the right.
From the west (Broadway, Santa Fe or University), go east on Hampden Ave. Turn left on Ash, which is one block east of Colorado. The parking lot is on the left.
If taking public transportation, take Bus 40 South on Colorado, or Bus 35 on Hampden
Promptness Award: Make sure that you are at the general meeting by 7:30 for your chance to win the Promptness Award.
Bowl ShowCompetition Date: 4/4/2014
Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.
Remember: Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.
For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here
- Invertebrates. Snails; Starfish; anemones; Crabs, Shrimp and other Crustaceans, etc.
- Sharks and Loaches. Singles or pairs may be shown.
- Open Class.
GENERAL MEETINGS: Everyone is Welcome!General Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month, and feature a cash promptness award, a detailed program on a specific aspect of the aquarium hobby, a bowl show, a mini-auction, and announcements of up-coming activities.
General meetings are open to the public. We welcome guests, so please feel free to attend if you are interested in aquariums and ornamental fishkeeping.
For more details on this month's meeting, see our Meetings And Events List
Competitions:The CAS encourages its members to breed and show their fish through various programs such as Bowl Shows, Grow Competitions, Aquarist of the Year, and more. Members who place in these competitions are awarded points that are accumulated towards a number of different awards.
Learn more about CAS Competitions, Bowl Shows, and Grow Contests.
Mini-Auctions:Mini-Auctions are held at the end of each General Meeting and include fish, plants, supplies, and equipment. Please note that there is a 5 item per member limit on items to be auctioned at the Mini-Auction.
If you did not get your labels at the meeting, and would like to pre-print labels, you can print these.
Printable Labels - Normal ItemsIf you would like to print these labels, you must attach them with packing tape that covers the label completely to protect it from getting wet. Also for Minimum Bid, if your printer doesn't print the pink for minimum bid, you will need to highlight in Pink / Red after printing.
Printable Labels - Minimum Bid Items
For more information on Auctions, visit our Auction Information Page.
BOARD MEETINGS: Members OnlyBoard Meetings are held the last Friday of each month at a member’s residence. They are the business meetings of the CAS and are open only to members.
Members are invited and encouraged to attend. Non-board members do not have voting rights but member’s input is recognized and appreciated. It is also a great way to see other member’s aquarium setups.
SPECIAL EVENTS:Throughout the year CAS hosts a variety of educational and fun activities for its members. Annual events may include a fish show, auctions, a Summer picnic, and the Christmas Party / Annual Awards Banquet.
In addition, other special events are held and vary each year. Past years events have included: field trips, collecting trips, workshops, making fish food, and home (fish room) tours.
View Coming Events List
SPRING AND FALL AUCTIONS:CAS holds two auctions annually: a Spring Auction and a Fall Auction. The purpose of these auctions is to generate operating revenue. Auctions are open to the public and we invite everyone to attend. Items include: bagged fish, hardware such as tanks, heaters, filters, etc., and supplies such as food and water conditioner.
For more information on Auctions, visit our Auction Information Page.
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