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.


Events




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

Club Meeting – MONDAY, MARCH 23 AT 7:00 PM

LARRY JOHNSON – SWIMMING WITH CICHLIDS
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 7:00PM, TOM BROWN ARENA, 2ND FLOOR

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Larry will be presenting pictures and tales from his latest safari at Lake Malawi in the fall of 2014. He will also provide an update on the re-introduction of Pseudotropheus Saulosi at Taiwanee Reef, part of his involvement with the Stuart M Grant Conservation Fund. For more information on Larry, and to see some of his picture galleries, please visit his site:http://www.malawicichlidimports.ca/about/

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He will also be bringing some of his prized livestock for auction at the event. Here are some of the species up for grabs:

  • Aulonocara walteri
  • Aulonocara Ngara flametails
  • Aulonocara bicolor ‘chitimba bay reef’
  • Metriaclima zebra  Chilumba ‘luwino reef’
  • Metriaclima Callainos Pearly Zebra ‘Ruware’
  • Protomelas taeniolatus ‘Namalenge Island’ a truly awesome Red Empress!

This event is a great opportunity to see cichlids in their native habitat, ask questions on keeping various species, and even purchase some great quality livestock! Hope to see you in great numbers!

Club Meeting – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 7:00

Hey everyone, on Monday night, or own Errol Choo, along with Rah, will be presenting “Understanding CO2 in the planted tank”. They will cover what CO2 does, how it helps plant growth, and how to set-up your equipment for success.

For those of you who don’t know Errol, he is “Charlie” on our site, or own resident expert on aquatic plants. He has many years experience on the subject. His tanks are a delight to see, as witnessed by his pics on the site.

Rah will demonstrate a nano table-top planted tank set up with smaller plant species, moss and perhaps some hardscape. He will incorporate a little bit of plant types (stem, rosette, epiphytes, floaters, etc.) and talk about propagation methods for each and how to subsequently plant them with that in mind. There will also be discussion on livestock selection for those planted nano set-ups.

Don’t miss this opportunity to educate yourself on plants for your aquarium. This will be a fun night!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 7:00 PM AT TOM BROWN ARENA, 2nd FLOOR.

SEE YOU THERE!

December-January Picture of The Month Contest

Here are the December-January photo contest winners from Stussi613 (“Designer Zoa”) and Holly (Dwarf Frog).

Thanks to all who participated!

 

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