The auction you all heard about, or experienced, that brought hobbyists from Seven States to standing-room only, is our GIANT SPRING TROPICAL FISH AUCTION AND FUNDRAISER! This is a LIVESTOCK auction (fish/plants/inverts). Dry goods are minimal so the focus is on the fish (yes, there are that many and it goes all day!). Sell your surplus to a captive audience, too!
Open to the Public. The North Jersey Aquarium Society (NJAS) will be hosting their annual Fall auction fundraiser on Sunday, April 22, at the Days Hotel in East Brunswick, NJ, right off the NJ Turnpike exit 9. Historically the largest tropical fish auction in the Garden State! Many hundreds of hard-to-find hobbyist-raised, hatchery & imported fish, invertebrates, plants...all sorts of aqua-fabulous goodies at bargain prices!
Ocean to Ocean, Border to Border, it's the Best & Biggest Single-Day Auction Event Extravaganza for Fish Fans!
Buyers & Sellers: Send us your "wish list," and tell others what you are bringing at our Events Page.
Sellers: Here's helpful information on bagging your fish for auction (improperly bagged entries are subject to a $5 re-bagging charge)
Please Note...The auction will start at 12:00 noon sharp! Viewing will start at 11:00 am and close at high noon. Viewing will not be allowed after 12:00 pm.
Saturday April 21, 2018
12:30 PM at the Clark Public Library, Clark NJ
Snacks & Refreshments will be served. Following the program and discussion there will be an auction of fish and plants, from local hobbyists and shops, many rare and hard-to-find. Doors open at high noon and feature a door prize, raffles, sales table, Breeder & Grower Award Programs, and a Plant, Fish, and Sponsor of the Month. Meet and greet hobbyists from around the region! Clark Public Library, just off exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway. All are welcome!
UPCOMING NJAS MEETINGS:Schedule specifics are subject to change -- as of now we've got this exciting line up!
Note Schedule Change 2018: New meeting day/time and location -- we change to 3rd Saturday of each month -- afternoon meetings begin at 12:30 pm -- and we're moving to the conveniently located Clark Public Library in Union County, just off the Parkway at exit 135. This new locale gives us a lot of flexibility to provide you with fuller, fantastic programs! Many of the meetings will include a light lunch, and we'll have participation from vendor reps from time to time. We look forward to this exciting new venue and we'll see you there!
Remembering our Friend, Frank Zillito
For those that have not heard on our closed Group site (Finaddicts) Frank Zillitto, longtime NJAS member and leader, passed away last week after struggling with pneumonia since early November. Frank was a fixture in the New Jersey metro area club and show scene for many decades. He received NJAS' highest honor - Lifetime Member -and the highest level in our Growers Award Program is named in his honor.
Frank was well known and regarded for his expertise with aquatic plants, ponds, and IFGA guppies. He served on the Boards and as President of various NJ aquarium societies over the years. Never an unkind word for anyone, Frank was loved and respected for his kind, generous, and gracious nature. For all these things he will be remembered fondly. Frank Zillitto's official obituary, highlighting a life of diverse accomplishments and service, can be found here with an option to post condolences and tributes: LINK
NJAS is an organization of aquarists with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. From cichlids to killies, livebearers to labyrinths...plus plants, aquascaping, breeding, do-it-yourself help...we cover a wide range of topics, and we especially encourage newcomers to join us! Our location in Lyndhurst is convenient to major highways and bus routes, and enables us to welcome a large number of attendees. We invite you to join us and look forward to meeting you.