Spring Auction – Same venue, different day!

The Spring Auction is approaching, and we are gearing up!

This year, the auction will take place Saturday (NOT Sunday), March 17 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 551.

In addition to the change from a Sunday to the Saturday, we want to remind you of a few differences from our previous auctions:

  • with HST in effect, there will be no sales tax charged
  • the auction (and all foreseeable auctions in the future) is CASH only
  • we now accept lightly used equipment, including tanks up to 40 gal (if you can’t carry it in by yourself, don’t bring it!).  All equipment must be in working order

For more details, check out our Spring Auction page.  Don’t forget to get your seller’s number in advance by contacting Albert (

By | February 11th, 2012|Categories: Announcements, Event|Tags: , |

Fall Show and Auction Update

This year we are doing a cash only auction.  Buyers must pay for items immediately with cash.

We are also accepting lightly used equipment, including tanks up to 40 gallons.  All equipment must be in good working order.

By | September 29th, 2011|Categories: Announcements|

Fall Show and Auction Update

New Show rules posted


By | September 22nd, 2011|Categories: Announcements|

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.

Meetings page

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|

Spring auction update for sellers

Anyone requiring a seller’s number in advance can contact Albert ( before March 5 to be sent a printable version of the number.

By | February 18th, 2011|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Spring auction approaching. NO TAX on auction sales.

With the new HST in effect, H&DAS is no longer collecting sales tax on auctions.  We apologize for any confusion due to this change not being listed on the information pages for Spring and Fall auctions. They have been updated with the correct information.  Stay tuned for the Fall auction date, and mark your calendar for the upcoming auction:

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2011

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551

79 Hamilton St N

Waterdown, Ontario


Spring Auction information

By | February 10th, 2011|Categories: Announcements|

The bulletin has gone public!

As of this month, the H&DAS Bulletin will be available to the public at no charge. Member-subscribers will still receive the printed version and/or electronic copy in advance of the public, and the current issue will remain protected for 2 weeks. After that, all archives will be available for free download. We are looking forward to more contributions of articles and photos. So get inspired, and send us your tips, articles, photos and ideas!

By | February 10th, 2011|Categories: Announcements, bulletin|

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|

Fish Rescue

Anyone interested in helping Tom Mason rescue fish, please contact:

By | September 25th, 2010|Categories: Announcements|