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Seattle_Aquarist 03-23-2012 02:21 PM

GSAS B-I-G General Aquatic Auction
The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (your local aquarium club since 1971) is having its B-I-G Annual Auction!!

There will be new and used equipment (plants/fish/substrate/lights/filters/tanks/ stands/etc) mostly freshwater but marine folk can score great deals too - we never know what will show up! Most of the plants and fish available will be locally grown: corys, killies, cichlids, shrimp, koi, common and rare aquatic plants (No plants off the “do not sell” list).

You must be a member to sell; everyone can buy: cash or personal checks preferred

Our auction will be held at a new, larger location this year. It will be at the West Seattle Christian Church Gymnasium, 4400 42nd Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA. The church is conveniently located at the intersection of SW. Genesee St. and 42nd Ave. SW just 6 blocks from the West Seattle Bridge.

No admission charge, accessible, family friendly (but no furry/feathered pets please), lots of free parking

Saturday April 14th starts at 10:00 until ??; Registration and Check-in starts at 9:00; early check out available

The money raised at this auction helps GSAS bring world class speakers to our community for our free lecture series presented at our regular meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. In the last year we have offered presentations by Ad Konings, Karen Randall, Oliver Lucanus, Lawrence Kent, Chuck Rambo, Tom Barr, Gary Lange, and Dick Au just to name a few. Next September GSAS is pleased to sponsor a presentation by international speaker Christel Kasselmann who will be our lead off speaker for the 2012-13 season!

We are generously sponsored by many of the local fish stores and numerous aquarium supply manufacturers.

See our web page at for more information.

Keywords: Aquarium Fish Tank Fishtank Tanks Aquarium Aquariums Aquatic Plants Tropical Fish

SteveMcQueen 03-23-2012 06:12 PM

Oh, this is too close to miss. Hopefully get some shrimps. Thanks!

alfalfa 03-24-2012 01:42 AM

Saturday will work great. Even last night my wife gave me a hard time about taking her to our first auction on Valentine's Day. But she quickly said, "YES" when I asked her if she was going to go to April's with me. :D

Seattle_Aquarist 03-31-2012 04:04 PM

Hi SteveMcQueen and alfalfa,

Glad to hear that you are going to be there! Our auctions are always a lot of fun and there is usually a wide variety of fish, plants, hard goods, available!

Seattle_Aquarist 04-04-2012 10:30 PM

Hi All,

Just a reminder that our GSAS B-I-G General Auction is coming up a week from this coming Saturday (April 14th) and that we are having the auction at a new, larger, more accessible location in West Seattle. Visit for more information about the location and time of the event.

Kehy 04-05-2012 06:36 AM

too bad I'm on the wrong side of the state, sounds like it'll be great!

Aqua_chem 04-05-2012 08:40 AM

I would probably spend guilty amounts of money on this if it was anywhere near me. But alas! Tis not so!

Seattle_Aquarist 04-05-2012 03:32 PM

Two words.........Road Trip!!! lol

Seattle_Aquarist 04-10-2012 02:13 PM

Hi All,

Our GSAS B-I-G General Auction is just four (4) days away (Saturday - April 14th); don't miss out! Click here for more information!

Da Plant Man 04-10-2012 03:11 PM

I WANNA GO! But alas, I cannot.

I did post some posters in Spokane though :)

Seattle_Aquarist 04-10-2012 04:03 PM

Thanks PlantMan!

Seattle_Aquarist 04-13-2012 04:16 PM

Hi All,

Just a quick reminder that our GSAS B-I-G General Auction is tomorrow, April 14th at the West Seattle Christian Church gymnasium. The first 300 bidders in the door will receive a Foster and Smith gift bag with coupons, food, and a $20 F&S Gift Certificate.

In addition to all of the excellent corporate donations, our LFS Sponsor Stores have donated generously to our auction again this year. This is just some of what we will have:

For just a few of our GSAS Sponsor Stores

This too! 60" X 24" and 72" X 18" canopies and a 72" 3X MH 2X 96watt CFL fixture.

3X MH + 2X 96 watt CFL Fixture

Seattle_Aquarist 04-15-2012 04:52 PM

Hi All,

I just wanted to thank everyone that came out and supported our club yesterday. Our new, larger General Auction space worked out great and thanks to you we had record attendance, items sold, and revenue for our club! Thanks to you we will continue to be able to invite first class speakers to our meetings such as Dick Au, Ad Konings, Oliver Lucanus, Tom Barr, Karen Randall, and coming next September....Christel Kasselmann!

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