Spring Auction 2017
- Accounts must be paid in full before you leave the auction. PAYMENT OPTIONS - Cash, Check, Credit Card.
- Buyers may set up a TAB (with valid ID), or pay cash at the time of winning bid purchase.
- Bids will be in dollar increments.
- A FOUR Color dot system will be used to assure a fair mix of different items.
- $3 EXPRESS BIDS: After the end of the First Table, buyers/sellers may pay a $3 cash fee to have the item auction off immediately during the auction.
- DONATIONS: Please specify donations as “Donation” or “Marzina Fund.”
- Any items not claimed or left behind become property of GPASI.
- NO PRIVATE SALES. NO RESALE OF PURCHASED AUCTION ITEMS. PLEASE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON BEFORE BIDDING AS ALL SALES ARE FINAL, Buyer Beware. GPASI does not guarantee any item and is not responsible for any loss..
- Split is 70% to the seller and 30% to GPASI for bags $2 or more.
- Bags that sell for $1 the split is 0% seller, 100% GPASI.
- Bags are to be labeled with an alpha numeric numbering system (ex. ABC 01, ABC 02).
- The seller chooses the 3 letters and bags are numbered in ascending sequence. Please ASK the registration table if your 3 Letter seller code has been already taken.
- All sellers MUST register BEFORE taking your items to the “Check In” tables. Bags MUST be marked Clearly with the following: Bag Number, Your Name, Phone Number or Email Address, Scientific name of Fish, Common Name (if applicable), and actual number of fish in bag. BAGS WITHOUT THIS INFO WILL BE CHARGED $3 TO BE CORRECTLY LABELED OR WILL NOT BE AUCTIONED.
- Appropriate terminology: PAIR = 1 male and 1 female of same species, MATED PAIR = pair that has spawned, TRIO = 1 male and 2 females of same species, REVERSE TRIO = 2 males and 1 female of same species.
- Sellers MUST bring items to be auctioned off to the “Check In” tables. Do not place bags on any colored tables.
- GPASI reserves the right to refuse sale of obviously sick/deformed fish, fish that are to small / young or fish regulated by the state of PA.
- All Equipment should be labeled as to its conditions ( Example: New, Used, Works, Noisy, Leaks, etc).
- If an item does NOT sell, it will be set aside and will NOT come up for sale again.
- All fish MUST be housed in suitable bags/buckets. NO Ziplocs or Baggies or buckets without lids.
- Catfish, cichlids, and others with sharp spines MUST be DOUBLE BAGGED.
- $3 REBAGGING FEE - for fish improperly bagged - Play it safe and double bag everything!
- Sellers are limited (per household) 5 BAGS OF ANY SPECIES OR COLOR/FIN TYPE OR ITEM TYPE. This will be enforced! Extra bags/items will NOT be sold.
- Sellers may not remove items placed in the auction after they have been checked in.
- Seller’s proceed check will be mailed to the address given to GPASI at registration table.
April 2017 GPASI Regular Meeting
Friday April 28th, 2016
MEETING LOCATION HAS MOVED see bottom for directions..
William “Garden” Peragine (Just call him Chance) has been keeping and breeding cichlids since he was just a child. As an adult, he took a brief side trip into breeding clownfish when the hobby first began dabbling into it. Due to travel for work he was forced to close down his clownfish breeding operation before it could ever truly get off it’s feet, but staying out of the hobby was just not a plausible option. After several years he again found some time and started up a small low tech freshwater tank. He spent quiet a lot of time experimenting with low tech, medium tech, and high tech setups until discovering the genus Apistogramma. With Apistogramma it was love at first site. He now runs a large setup of over 30 tanks with every one dedicated to breeding Apistos, or raising Apisto fry. His love of plants still runs deep though, as every tank, from fry tank to breeding tank is all a low tech planted tank. He has, however, devoted his life to Apistogramma, and spends extensive amounts of time studying species and their habitat. He also runs the popular Apistogramma breeding business The Cichlid Garden.”
FISH LIST--- email preorder to:
for delivery at meeting:
Apistogramma cf. eunotus
group of 6 $45
Apistogramma cf. sp. Nanay
group of 6 $55
group of 6 $75
Pyrrhulina australis F1 tank raised
group of 6 $15
Apistogramma cf. ortegai (pebas) males only
Apistogramma gibbiceps males only
Apistogramma sp. Abacaxis females only
MEETING LOCATION HAS MOVED directions here..
Free parking for our visitors is available in the center island on Schenley Drive. Metered street parking available on either side of Schenley Drive is also free after Monday – and all day on Sundays. Accessible parking is available near the Conservatory's front entrance, running parallel to the bike lane as seen in this image.
Location marked with orange is Botany Hall in image below
May 2017 GPASI Regular Meeting
Friday May 19th, 2017
I started keeping aquariums in 1991 at the age of 12. One of my first aquariums was a thriving 29 gallon planted aquarium with African Cichlids. Luckily, the cichlids did not destroy the plants because that aquarium led to a lifelong passion of mine. I’ve been fortunate enough to acquire over a decade and a half of experience working in and managing aquarium retail outlets, fish rooms and hatcheries.
In 2005 I helped found the Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society (PAPAS) where I have held all officer positions at one time or another. I have also been chair of the Aquatic Horticultural Award Program (AHAP) with the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society Inc. (GPASI) for the past 12 years. I have given numerous lectures on many aspects of planted aquariums and have written many articles for local aquarium related newsletters and websites on the subject of aquatic plants.
Contributing my photos to the Plantfinder identification guide on aquaticplantcentral.com, the aquatic plant database for http://www.flowgrow.de/ as well as the Aquatic Gardener Associations quarterly journal has also been a fulfilling experience for me.
Currently I am keeping well over 150 species/varieties of aquatic plants including 30 species of moss in my six aquariums. I am interested in all aspects of planted aquariums and continue to grow as a hobbyist and contribute whenever I can.
My talk will be on “Aquascaping Basics” and I’ll be doing a live ‘scape of a Fluval Spec V which will be auctioned off at the end of the meeting