Meetings

January Meeting

H&DAS is kicking the year off with a bit of business and a bit of fun!
January is our elections month, so we will be taking a few minutes during the meeting to confirm our executive for the upcoming year.
In place of a traditional speaker, Jessica will be running a Wabi Kusa soil ball workshop! Save your plant trimmings, as we’ll be planting cuttings into pre-made substrate balls to grow out of the aquarium. Members will be supplied with materials but extra cuttings are most welcome and will help spice up the mix! Don’t forget to bring taper point tweezers if you have them, and your glasses if you need them! Youll need a display container at home – large jars, vases, terrariums etc all work.
Doors open at 7pm for set-up, meeting begins 7:30pm.
We meet downstairs at the Church of the Resurrection, 435 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1X1
Our meeting will have the usual members draw, raffle table, donutfish, and a mini auction.
*** President Mike will be bringing a magical mystery box to test your fishy knowledge! Will it be fish? A Plant? An Invertebrate? Remember to bring your thinking caps!
Guests are welcome to come and check out a meeting for free!
Suitable plants to bring:
Most stem plants (Hygrophila, Ludwigia, Hydrocotyl, etc)
Rosette plants (small Cryptocoryne)
Bolbitis ferns
Mosses

True aquatic plants such as Hornwort, Vallisneria and Blyxa are not suitable for Wabi Kusa.

By | January 8th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, Meetings|

Jar Show Standings 2016/17

Name October November January
Peter DeSouza 11 12 6
Nicki Vella 3 2
Catherine Salmon 4 5
Valerie Winger 7
Margaret Dent 3
Jessica Bullock 7
Carla MacDonald 1
Albert Van Montfort 3
Karen Rogers 2
By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Meetings|

February Speaker

What is a Ball Python you ask?

Not too big, not too small, non venomous, a gentle disposition, and with the limitless colors and patterns being produced each year, it’s almost overwhelming trying to imagine what the diverse variations will be developed into.

We have been keeping Reptlies for over a decade now, and the Ball Python phenomenon has grown into a thriving industry.

Join me on the 14th of February for a Q & A on these fascinating snakes.

Adrian

By | January 14th, 2013|Categories: Meetings|

September meeting

Our first meeting after the summer is all about the Hamburg Matten Filter.
Udo will have a demonstration of the construction of this new filter that is used by a lot of European hobbyists.

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By | August 29th, 2011|Categories: Meetings|

HDAS March Program

The presentation is about setting up a marine system and the different ways you can achieve it.

Clarification between Fish only systems, Fish with live rock and Full blown reef systems.

An introduction to the basics of the Nitrogen cycle which occurs in marine systems and how they differ from each of the systems mentioned above.
 

By | February 26th, 2011|Categories: Announcements, Meetings|

October 14, 2010

The New Guinea Rainbowfish Aquarium
by Ken Boorman
Ken, is originally from Australia, but is now living in Ontario, Canada with his new wife Lisa and their daughter Kathleen in Chatham. Ken has kept fish for more than 45 years, since he was 10. A good part of this time he has dedicated exclusively to collect, keep and breed Australia and New Guinea native fishes in his numerous home aquariums, these fish belonging to several families. He has been a member of the Australian New Guinea Fishes Association for many years and is currently the North American co-ordinator for that group. He is also president of the newly formed Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society and is active in CAOAC where he is presently 1st vice president. He will be familiar to many people as the person who operates Lisa’s Lair Bookstore. He is well-read on most aquarium and terrarium subjects. The title of Ken’s current talk is The New Guinea Rainbowfish Aquarium

By | November 9th, 2010|Categories: Meetings|