Welcome!

Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society (OVAS) webpage. Our club is open to all aquarium enthusiasts in the Ottawa Valley area.

Club meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at
Tom Brown Arena in Ottawa starting at 7pm. Please check our website for club information and full event details.





OVAS is a member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs.

Trivia Night and Pizza – March 27th

It’s that time of the year again in which you can impress your fellow OVASians with your fishy knowledge!  Come and join the OVAS Executive for Trivia Night and Pizza at the next monthly meeting taking place on Monday March 27th.  The meeting will take place at the usual place, Tom Brown Arena starting at 7:00 PM.  Tom Brown Arena has plenty of free parking and is close to the OC Transpo transit routes.

Attendees will be split into several teams and answer the trivia questions as a team.  This is a great time to meet fellow fish keepers and hobbyists and learn some new things.  At the end of the night, gift certificates and prizes will be given to all members of the winning team.

Pizza (Source TBD) will be served at the break.  Drinks will be served as well.

Hope to see you on Monday, March 27th 2017.

Monthly Meeting & Other Cichlids of the World (Part II) Presentation – February 27th

Back in May 2016, Jody McManus gave us a presentation on Cichlids of the World.  Many of you know Jody as manager of the Big Al’s east location and cichlid enthusiast.  The OVAS Executive invites you come out on February 27th to listen to Part II of his presentation, Other Cichlids of the World.  Maybe if we are good, he will talk about his Fish Room.

Jody’s Bio:

I got into the hobby in about 1987, with a 29 gallon community tank.
My brother and I quickly got another, then another tank. He soon discovered girls, and that was the end of his aquarium hobby. I on the other hand, kept at it, and was keeping a bunch of different type of fish, but already my leaning was towards the cichlid family.
I was a member of the Saskatoon aquarium society for a couple of years, then moved to Ottawa, where I didn’t have any tanks for about 5 years. Then one tank, led to another, then another. Again, with many different types of cichlid.
Around this time, mid 90’s I joined OVAS, and soon after was in charge of the bowl show. Eventually, I would become Vice President, and then President of the club for a couple of years.
In 1999, I started working at Big Al’s and except for a 4 month excursion to where I was working in Malawi, I have been there ever since.

Here are some of his past threads on cichlids.

Rio Chacamax salvini
Cichlids
Madagascar Cichlids

 

The meeting will take place on Monday, February 27th at Tom Brown Arena at 7:00 PM.  Tom Brown Arena has plenty of free parking and is close to the OC Transpo transit routes.

The meeting is open to club and non-club members so all is welcome.

We will start off with regular OVAS Club business and then follow up with Jody’s Other Cichlids of the World presentation.

 

In addition, anyone who has any aquarium related items to sell or give away are encouraged to bring them to the meeting.

Munchies and refreshments will be available as well.

 

Hope to see you on Monday, February 27th 2017.


Update – For those of you who are interested, the OVAS Executive is taking Jody out for supper before the meeting this coming Monday.  They will meet at The Prescott located at 379 Preston Street from 5:00 to 5:30 pm.

Monthly Meeting & How to Build a CO2 Regulator Presentation – January 30th

The OVAS Executive invites you come out to the first meeting of 2017.  The meeting will take place on Monday, January 30th at Tom Brown Arena at 7:00 PM.  Tom Brown Arena has plenty of free parking and is close to the OC Transpo transit routes.

The meeting is open to club and non-club members so all is welcome.

We will start off with regular OVAS Club business and then follow up with a presentation from OVAS Club Member, Charlie.  Charlie will be giving a presentation on How to Build a CO2 Regulator for planted tanks.  The presentation will be in two parts.

Part 1 – An explanation as to why we do it, sources for parts with slides etc.
Part 2 – Hands on build by Charlie

Here are some of his past threads on the subject.

Build your own co2 2 stage regulator
Any and everything CO2 regulator DIY build
2 Stage C0 2 reg. build

In addition, anyone who has any aquarium related items to sell or give away are encouraged to bring them to the meeting.

Hope to see you on Monday, January 30th.

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Update – For those of you who are interested, the OVAS Executive is taking charlie out for supper before the meeting this coming Monday.  They will meet at the Boston Pizza location at 1640 Carling Avenue from 5:00 to 5:15 pm.  It’s between the Mazda dealership and the Canadian Tire.  There is parking in the rear of the Boston Pizza and can be accessed two ways, from Carling Avenue and through the CT parking lot from Clyde Avenue.

 

Please RSVP to this thread if you are attending.