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.

Tank Donation to Glebe High School’s Developmental Disabilities Program

 

In keeping with our club`s objective , the club has made it`s second donation, this time to the Developmental Disabilities Program at the Glebe High School.

We have donated a 10 gallon LED starter kit, which was warmly received by coordinator Stephanie King and her students.

Stephanie has promised to keep us posted on the set up and progress of this tank. We look forward to the updates in “Freshwater Tank Builds.”

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OVAS is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the aquarium hobby in Ottawa and its surrounding areas. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in home aquariums and provides many benefits such as discounts at local retailers, easy access to the aquarium community, attend events, and more! The club meets at least once a month at Tom Brown arena from September through to May and maintains the www.ovas.ca website and online forum.

OVAS is a paid member of CAOAC (Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs)

2017-18 Livestock Auction!

Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society

2017-2018 Season – Livestock Auction

November 27th, 7pm-9pm at Tom Brown Arena

The Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society (OVAS) is hosting their annual Livestock Auction on Monday, November 27th at the Tom Brown Arena.  This event is run by club members and is open to the public to buy or sell aquarium related live items.

The following items can be listed in the auction.

  • Fish – Saltwater or Freshwater
  • Invertebrates – Saltwater or Freshwater
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Corals, anemones, etc.
  • Live food cultures

This is a live item only auction so any new or used equipment (aquariums, heaters, filters, etc.), packaged food, driftwood, rocks, aquarium decorations, etc. will not be permitted at the auction.

Unless specified otherwise by the seller, bidding will start at $2 per item and will be sold to the highest bidder.  Cash only.

Sellers: All items must be bagged and labelled properly for sale.  Visit www.ovas.ca/ovas/auctions/bagging-fish for details on how to properly package live items.  The cost to list items is $1 per item for OVAS members (or any other CAOAC affiliated club), and $2 per item for non-members.  All proceeds from the sale go to the seller.  A starting bid price can be specified and must be labelled on the item.  Any items that do not sell will be returned to the seller.

For more information on OVAS auction, please see our Auction Rules page.

 

OVAS is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the aquarium hobby in Ottawa and its surrounding areas.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in home aquariums and provides many benefits such as discounts at local retailers, easy access to the aquarium community, attend events, and more!  The club meets at least once a month at Tom Brown arena from September through to May and maintains the www.ovas.ca website and online forum.

OVAS is a paid member of CAOAC (Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs)

Monthly Meeting & Live Food Workshops – October 23rd

Our next club meeting we will be doing Live Food Workshops where members can create their own live food cultures to bring home!

During the meeting we will learn how to create various cultures, keep them going, and how to harvest them!  These will be hands-on breakout sessions of ~5 people per culture at a time.  If we have enough variation of cultures we will do rotating stations so people have an opportunity to create different ones.

So far we have…
White Worms
Vinegar Eels

Are there any members out there that maintain other live food cultures that would be interested in sharing their cultures and teach others how to? All we ask is for you to bring enough supplies (including containers) for at least 10-15 people to create their own cultures (OVAS will reimburse any expenses with prior approval and receipts).  Please post in the forum if you can bring some cultures, and PM Gilbotron if you have any special needs to run a workshop.