Its open to the public. Take a look at the website. Non member dues are $5.00, but there is a coupon that allows you in for free. I'd personally help support them for the $5.00 since there is free food/snacks/drinks there.
Hey Gordon. Looks like I missed the Brooklyn aquarium auction. Regarding discus, there's a club here in the northeast for discus, called the NEDA, a meeting to be held in April. You can go check it out at simplydiscus.com. There are no fees to join, and all are welcome.
If anyone is going to be in manhattan (upper eastside) anytime soon, I have some cheap plants for sale...local pick-up only:
Blyxa japonica $2 per stem (nice, plush, deep rooted)
Crinum thainum $2 per plant (deep rooted)
Java moss (small free bunch if you purchase any of the above)
Christmas moss (small free with any of the above purchases)
Im a grower but right now I haven't really been able to grow stuff outside of things like Anacharis and Water Wisteria.
I was pretty bummed when AA closed.
Does anyone know a good place to buy Utah Ice? I use it in my aquarium for keeping things pretty steady and most of my pieces are close to being melted away. I don't really want to buy 50lbs of it over the internet