Welcome to our upcoming events page! The Heart of America Aquarium Society is proud to host a variety of guest speakers, each one bringing a unique and informative talk on their specialized field. From husbandry to breeding and technical specifications, our speakers offer valuable insights into the world of Fishkeeping. We also host several events throughout the year, including our Big Plant Auction, two regular auctions and two swaps, which offer an excellent opportunity to find locally raised fish, homegrown aquatic plants, and hidden treasures in the equipment section. In addition, our monthly Themed Bowl Show features a different theme each month that is relevant to the guest speaker. Meetings are held every second Saturday of the month. Regular meetings begin at 1pm, auctions begin at 12pm, and swaps begin at 11am. Dates and time are subject to change, follow us on social media to stay up to date with the latest club news.
2023 Event List:
May 13th – 2023 Spring Swap – 11am-2pm.
June 10th – Justin Titus- Pond Plants 101 – Come see our own HAAS Plant and Pond expert, discuss topics on getting your pond plants going for the summer!
July 8th – Jan Olson – Apistogramma 101 – Discussion on some of the most beautiful and tiny cichlids available. Beautiful fish with awesome personalities.
August 12th – HAAS Summer Swap – 11am-2pm.
September 9th – Julian Aquatics – Wabi-Kusa Workshop
October 14th – HAAS Fall Auction – 12pm-4pm
November 11th – Dr. Steve Thornton – Breeding Tetras – Dr. Steve has an enormous list of fish that he has spawned and his current passion is rare and unusual tetras. Learn some tips and tricks on breeding tetras. – Officer Elections
December 9 – HAAS Holiday Potluck Party. Bring a side dish or dessert and feast with your fellow fish friends while we discuss all the fun 2023 has done and what direction we will go for 2024.
Is there a guest speaker you would like to see, join us for our regular meetings and let us know. Our club organizes club activities around what our members are interested in seeing.