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Nov
10

2018 HAAS November 10th Meeting - Joe Bilottta

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   10th Nov, 2018
HAAS is proud to present Joe Bilotta as our November speaker! A word from Joe: So it's with great pleasure that I get to announce my first talk/presentation. I spent a good portion of my life work... HAAS is proud to present Joe Bilotta as our November speaker!

A word from Joe:
So it's with great pleasure that I get to announce my first talk/presentation. I spent a good portion of my life working with fish and developing that passion. First as a student and hobbyist, and now as my career choice. The time spent studying fish in the Amazon fueled a love for blackwater environments and the use of tannins. Now I get to share all the experiences and information I've learned with all of you, and I couldn't be more excited!

A very special shout out to Ryan Anderson for organizing this opportunity and of course to Heart of America Aquarium Society (HAAS) for inviting me to talk!

Also a shout out to Tannin Aquatics for one just having the best variety of botanicals from all over the world, but also graciously providing me with some botanicals to bring to you all.
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Dec
08

2018 HAAS December Meeting - 2019 Planning and Potluck

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   8th Dec, 2018
The December meeting is a potluck meeting and we will be planning our events for 2019/2020. Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to participating in the discussion on what direction we are going. ... The December meeting is a potluck meeting and we will be planning our events for 2019/2020.

Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to participating in the discussion on what direction we are going.
Here are some example topics to discuss
I can't grow plants
There are too many Saltwater discussions
Not enough cichlids
What is a catfish?
More Fishroom tours
Store Hops
Collecting Trips
Anything you want to talk about fishy, here is your chance to be heard.

Bring your appetite and your ideas and lets chat!
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Jul
07

2018 Water Gardens Society 25th AnniversaryTour

  1.   Sister Club Events
  2.   Public
  1.   7th Jul, 2018 - 8th Jul, 2018
Wonderful World of Water Gardens Tour The Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City is hosting their annual tour of ponds and water features throughout Kansas City. There are 40 plus gardens in t... Wonderful World of Water Gardens Tour

The Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City is hosting their annual tour of ponds and water features throughout Kansas City. There are 40 plus gardens in the KC area. Entry drawings for prizes, admire the 9 locations with trains! Tickets for the two day event are $10 per person (ages 14 & older) and are available at Hen House Markets and Westlake Hardware stores and also numerous lawn and garden related locations. For more information see their website www.kcwatergardens.com or check out the society on facebook.
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Oct
13

2018 HAAS Fall Auction - October 13th

  1.   Auctions & Swap Meets
  2.   Public
  1.   13th Oct, 2018
Our annual HAAS Fall Auction will be on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. The event is free to the public for both buyers and sellers! There are rules regarding what you can sell. Sellers will receiv... Our annual HAAS Fall Auction will be on Saturday, October 13th, 2018.

The event is free to the public for both buyers and sellers!
There are rules regarding what you can sell.
Sellers will receive 60% of what their item sells for. If they are a current HAAS club member they will receive 70%!
If you don't have an item to sell, you can still help with the event. The more folks assisting, the easier it is for everyone!
Runners, auctioneers, set up and tear down are all valuable jobs that you can assist with!
Setup will start about 9AM
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Sep
08

2018 HAAS September 8th Meeting

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   8th Sep, 2018
Our September HAAS meeting will be viewing a video called Chasing Corals.

We will also hold our regular bowl show and do our usual mini auction.
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Aug
11

HAAS SWAP - August 11th, 2018

  1.   Auctions & Swap Meets
  2.   Public
  1.   11th Aug, 2018
HAAS 2018 Aquarium Swapmeet will be held on August 11, 2018 at our normal meeting location. Fairview Christian Church 1800 E 65th Street Gladstone, MO 64118 Buyers You can enter the swap area a... HAAS 2018 Aquarium Swapmeet will be held on August 11, 2018 at our normal meeting location.
Fairview Christian Church
1800 E 65th Street
Gladstone, MO 64118

Buyers
You can enter the swap area at Noon
Admission is 100% Free this year!

Sellers
To reserve a table contact swap@kcfishclub.org
Tables are $15 each or 2 for $25
A seating chart will posted periodically up until the swap.
Set up will start at 9AM with teardown starting between 2 and 3PM
If you have BAP entries that you want to sell to get credit for your spawn just let Mike know and the club will sell them for you.

If anyone has questions you can post on the forum or email swap@kcfishclub.org
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Jul
14

HAAS Meeting - July 14, 2018 - DIY demos

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   14th Jul, 2018
Our July Meeting will be like last year where we demo some DIY projects. This will be a hands on opportunity so you will have the chance to participate! Here are some details on what we will be ta... Our July Meeting will be like last year where we demo some DIY projects. This will be a hands on opportunity so you will have the chance to participate!
Here are some details on what we will be talking about Saturday and doing at the DIY meeting. Danon will be doing a presentation on epoxying rock work to build rock structures, like he did for his reef tank.
Walter(if his doctor will allow) will do a presentation on building pleco caves, LED light conversions, and possibly building a K1 filter ( if he can find all the material).
Ryan is going to do a DIY CO2 system, and it looks like someone from Live Art Aquatics will do a presentation how to plug a sump presentation. Keep in mind these are subject to change.
We will also be doing our Bowl Show, discussing the moving of tanks from a former member's home, and we may have some rather large fish for our Mini Auctions if no one claims them before the meeting!
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Jun
09

2018 HAAS Picnic - Ryan Anderson's Home - Lawrence, KS

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   9th Jun, 2018
Ryan Anderson has graciously opened up his home and fishroom for our Picnic this year! The 2018 Annual H.A.A.S. Club Picnic will be held at Ryan's House this year. He will be smoking pork butt & r... Ryan Anderson has graciously opened up his home and fishroom for our Picnic this year!

The 2018 Annual H.A.A.S. Club Picnic will be held at Ryan's House this year. He will be smoking pork butt & ribs for the main dish. Pasta Salad as a side. This will be POT-LUCK style so bring some goodies (side dish or dessert). HAAS will provide drinks, cups, plates and napkins. The Fish Rooms will be open for viewing all day! Feel free to come & enjoy a good day of Fish, Food & Fun!

Even if your not part of the club we hope you take this opportunity to come & meet fish nerds alike. Hope to see you there.

If you have questions, you can email info@kcfishclub.org.

Festivities start at 1 PM. Don't be late or you'll miss out on some great food!

Ryan Anderson's home is located at:
2413 Whitehall Manor
Lawrence, KS 66049

Thanks Ryan for opening up your home to all of us fish finnatics!
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May
12

May Meeting - Jeff Michels from Aquatic Clarity

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   12th May, 2018
Jeff will be talking about Barombi Mbo, in West Africa. The lake, region and fish. In nature and in the aquarium. 11 endemic cichlids found no where else in nature. Jeff Michels Having grown u... Jeff will be talking about Barombi Mbo, in West Africa. The lake, region and fish. In nature and in the aquarium. 11 endemic cichlids found no where else in nature.

Jeff Michels
Having grown up with an aquarist for a father, Jeff Michels started keeping fish at a young age, and now has decades of fishkeeping and breeding experience to his credit. A native of southeast Wisconsin in the Milwaukee region, he has worked in the aquarium industry his entire life. He is the president of the online retailer Aquatic Clarity, and which also provides aquarium and pond services for private and commercial accounts, as well as trade show support and product set-up for advertising for multiple aquarium manufacturers

Be sure to look over Jeff's website for rare and unusual cichlids that he can bring with him to our meeting on Saturday. www.aquaticclarity.com. Lots of cool exotic fish from South America and West Africa.
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Mar
10

2018 HAAS Spring Auction - March 10, 2018

  1.   Auctions & Swap Meets
  2.   Public
  1.   10th Mar, 2018
Our annual Spring Auction. Viewing starts at 11:00 AM and Auction commences at Noon. Buys need to register at www.mygroupauctions.com prior to the event. We just need your name, email and address to t... Our annual Spring Auction. Viewing starts at 11:00 AM and Auction commences at Noon.
Buys need to register at www.mygroupauctions.com prior to the event. We just need your name, email and address to track your sales and reimburse you for your split of the proceeds (60% for non HAAS members an 70% for HAAS, NWAAS and MASI members).
Even if you are not sure if you will make the event, please register and list your items. It is much easier to remove extra items than try to cram a bunch of last minute entries into the system! If you have problems or questions, contact michael at info@kcfishclub.org or call after 5:00 913-568-4014.
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Feb
10

February 2018 HAAS Meeting - Michael Sizemore and lots of plants

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   10th Feb, 2018
Giant annual plant buy and special guest speaker Michael Sizemore
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Jan
13

January 13, 2018 HAAS Meeting - Discus - James Perrenod of Discus "R" Us

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   13th Jan, 2018
James Perrenod is the President of the Jersey Shore Aquarium Society and sits on the Board of Directors of the North American Discus Association (NADA). He is also the owner of Discus R US; they speci... James Perrenod is the President of the Jersey Shore Aquarium Society and sits on the Board of Directors of the North American Discus Association (NADA). He is also the owner of Discus R US; they specialize in Discus and other rare and uncommon Cichlids. James will dispel the myth of difficult discus keeping and answer questions in an open discussion about keeping discus, flowerhorns and other exotic cichlids. You can find more information about his business and preordering fish for the meeting at www.facebook.com/DiscusRus

After the meeting we will have our usual mini-auctions. Be sure to check out his website to preorder some nice discus!!!
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Dec
04

December Pot Luck and Planning Session - BYOB

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   4th Dec, 2017 - 9th Dec, 2017
December's general meeting which is a pot luck and planning session for 2018. We might want to do officer elections too since Nov was offsite. BYOB - Bring your own BBQ Carla and Harlod will be b... December's general meeting which is a pot luck and planning session for 2018. We might want to do officer elections too since Nov was offsite.

BYOB - Bring your own BBQ
Carla and Harlod will be bringing brisket from the club. Please bring other items that will go along with this for lunch.

Fairview Christian Church
1800 NE 65th St
Kansas City, MO 64118
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Nov
11

Nov 11th General Meeting - Lunch and Shrimp Farm tour

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   11th Nov, 2017
November 11th General meeting - lunch and a shrimp farm tour! (Note: We will NOT be meeting at the church this month!) 12:00 - On The Border lunch on Blue Springs Parkway & I-70. 1:30 - Tour of ... November 11th General meeting - lunch and a shrimp farm tour!
(Note: We will NOT be meeting at the church this month!)

12:00 - On The Border lunch on Blue Springs Parkway & I-70.
1:30 - Tour of the shrimp farm - http://www.kcshrimp.com/

Club will pick up the cost of lunch and the tour. At the end you are welcome to purchase shrimp from them if you'd like.

Please arrive at the restaurant and be ready for seating by noon.
On The Border
19921 E Jackson Dr, Independence, MO 64057

Then we will drive out to the shrimp farm as a group when finished with lunch.

35605 East Truman Road
Oak Grove, MO 64075

Should be a fun Saturday afternoon event!
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Sep
09

HAAS September Meeting - Michael Sizemore - Planted Tanks

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   9th Sep, 2017
Michael Sizemore "Aquascaper/ Planted Tank Enthusiast" Years in hobby:7 (seriously involved) Owner of FB Group WaterForest Aquatics Forums I belong to:PRaquatics.com ... Michael Sizemore "Aquascaper/ Planted Tank Enthusiast"

Years in hobby:7 (seriously involved)
Owner of FB Group WaterForest Aquatics
Forums I belong to:PRaquatics.com
ThePlantedTank

I currently keep/maintain several planted tanks ranging from
low-light to highlight setups.
Recently expanded my interest of planted tanks to planted vases.
Below are examples of planted vases I currently keep.


I have kept aquariums since my early teens but only in recent years have I
become drawn to planted aquariums as well as the art of Aquascaping.
Heavily influenced by Takashi Amano,George Farmer,Oliver Knott, & Amartya Ghosh.
What I enjoy the most would be challenge of creating an environment where both fauna & flora thrive together in harmony...
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Jul
08

July 2017 HAAS Meeting

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   8th Jul, 2017
BACK UP PLAN Our speaker fell through, but if won't stop some of us diehards. I will share some experiences of our native collecting trip. We will also talk about a few other subjects. Do yo... BACK UP PLAN

Our speaker fell through, but if won't stop some of us diehards.

I will share some experiences of our native collecting trip.

We will also talk about a few other subjects. Do you have a back up plan for your fish?
- We are going to do a mid year planning session to make sure we are covered the rest of the year.
- Plan out the SWAP for next month
- Plan out the Auction for October
- Talk about our BAP Program
- Make sure our Printer works on site!
Anything else anyone else wants to discuss> Bring it on! Dave will be gone so we can talk about him!
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Oct
14

2017 October HAAS Auction

  1.   Auctions & Swap Meets
  2.   Public
  1.   14th Oct, 2017
Our annual Fall Auction will be October 14, 2017 starting at Noon. Viewing starts at 11:00 AM.

Rules are available in our forum.
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Aug
12

2017 HAAS SWAP MEET

  1.   Auctions & Swap Meets
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Aug, 2017
Annual HAAS SWAP MEET August 12, 2017 Our normal meeting location. Early Bird Entry is 11 AM Normal Entry is at Noon The Swap officially closes at 3 but there may not be many sellers at that time... Annual HAAS SWAP MEET
August 12, 2017
Our normal meeting location.
Early Bird Entry is 11 AM
Normal Entry is at Noon
The Swap officially closes at 3 but there may not be many sellers at that time!

Sellers - 2 entries per table. Tables are $15 each or 2 for $25
To get a table email swap@kcfishclub.org or call 913-568-4014

Please limit swap items to aquarium related items! If you have questions or ideas about the swap, please ask! See the rules in the forum or I can email you a copy if you need.
Mike
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Jun
10

NO HAAS JUNE MEETING!

  1.   HAAS Meetings
  2.   Public
  1.   10th Jun, 2017
Just a reminder that there is no June HAAS meeting scheduled. Please don't drive to the church and be disappointed!!!
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Mar
11

2017 March HAAS Auction

  1.   Auctions & Swap Meets
  2.   Public
  1.   11th Mar, 2017
Spring Auction This spring, we will be using an auction website as the software to run our auction. http://www.mygroupauctions.com/ will be hosting for us. You will have to use this to put items in t... Spring Auction
This spring, we will be using an auction website as the software to run our auction. http://www.mygroupauctions.com/ will be hosting for us. You will have to use this to put items in the auction. I urge you to go create an account but be sure to save off your password - the site has had email problems with password resets. Even if you are not sure about going, it is a good idea to create your account and be prepared. Using pictures on the auction website really helps your sales!

You do not have to be a club member to buy or sell items in the auction, but there are benefits to being a member - mostly an extra 10% proceeds! If you are not a member now, it's ok, you can pay at the auction or join anytime on the website.

Please adhere to the rules for the auction
https://www.kcfishclub.org/buy-sell/auction-rules.html

Please see the forum for more details or you can post questions or highlight what you are bringing on there. If you have questions about the process or need help, please email auction@kcfishclub.org
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