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GSAS B-I-G Annual General Auction

GSAS B-I-G Annual General Auction



The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (your local aquarium club since 1971) is having its B-I-G annual General 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 WA prohibited plants).

You must be a member to sell; everyone can buy: cash and credit cards are accepted; for GSAS members personal checks are also accepted

Our auction will be held at the same larger location we have used the last two years. 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

The auction is Saturday April 18th the auction 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, Dick Au, Ted Judy, Christel Kasselmann, Mike Wise, Greg Sage, Ian Fuller, Rusty Wessel, and Juan Asas just to name a few. Please help us to continue to bring these world class speakers to the Seattle area!

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

See our web page at GSAS.org or our Facebook page for more information.

Keywords: Aquarium Fish Tank Fishtank Tanks Aquarium Aquariums Aquatic Plants Tropical Fish CO2

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Hi All,

Here are a couple of the items that we will have at the GSAS General Auction in 3 weeks (Saturday, April 18th)!!

Looking for lights?


Maybe a UV sterilizer?

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Hi Roy, is this an actual auction where you have to wait for the item you want to come up for bid?
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Hi nwcorner,

It is an actual auction that takes about 5 or 6 hours; however the doors open at 9:00AM and the auction starts at 10:00.

However, if someone sees something on one of the tables and doesn't want to wait for it so come up in order - the item can be 'bumped' to the front of the line for $1....saves time for some folks that can't be there the whole time.

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Hi All,

Just a week from next Saturday (the 18th) for the B-I-G GSAS General Auction!

Did I mention door prizes and raffles? There will be a Foster and Smith Gift Certificate as a door prize. Raffle tickes for a 55 gallon set-up, Evolve 4 Nano Cube, T-5 lighting, and ???

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Hi All,

The General Auction is coming up next Saturday, the 18th......we hope to see you there! The auction pre-registration has already started and there are over 100 items already listed!

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Hi All,

Just a few more of the awesome items donated by our GSAS Sponsor Stores for the big auction this Saturday!

55 gallon LED Kit - The Fish Store


Eclipse 12 Kit - The Fish Store


New 93 Gallon Rimless (frameless) Marineland Cube / 72"X18" Canopy Denny's Pet World


NIB 30" 2X65 watt Coralife w/moonlights / slightly used 48" 4X65 watt Coralife - Denny's Pet World

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Wow, up to 170 items and we haven't even the last minute folks (like me) start to input!

More generous donations for GSAS Sponsor Stores

From Midway Tropical Fish - 3 new HOB Filters, Foods, Additives


From Sierra Fish and Pets - $50 gift card

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This is a great auction! I have been looking for a second set up and I scored a tank. stand, cover, T-5 light fixture, heater, powerheads, canister filter, 3 other filters and a bunch of misc for less than $125. I'm so glad I went and I'm still kicking myself for not bidding higher than $20 for that bag of substrate, It's the only thing I need now. Great auction!
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Hi nwcorner,

I'm glad you were able to make it and had a great time! To those of you that missed it; hopefully we will see you next time.

Our generous GSAS Sponsor Stores, national donors, and GSAS members provided 900 items which we auctioned in 5-3/4 hours - just over 2-1/2 items every minute.....it is fast paced! There were complete set-ups, rare species of fish and plants, new and used equipment, fish related artwork, even old metal frame tanks. We raffled a new 93 gallon rimless cube, lights, gift certificates, and nano tanks.

We use the funds we raise to fund our various club programs like C.A.R.E.S. and placing aquariums in schools to help educate and garner the interest of the younger generation about our hobby. We also bring in outstanding speakers, including international speakers, for our members and guests to help expand their interest and enjoyment of the hobby.

The next guest speaker that we have the opportunity to host will be Kris Weinhold (AKA Guitarfish) from the aquarium club in the "other Washington" - GWAPA. He will be at our regular meeting on on May 12th!

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