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.

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.

OVAS Season Opener 2017/2018 – Saturday September 16th

The 2017/18 OVAS season is fast approaching and it will be kicked off with its annual Garage Sale.

Please join us Saturday September 16 2017 between 10am and 1pm at the Tom Brown Arena arena.  Tom Brown Arena has plenty of free parking and is close to the OC Transpo transit routes.

This is great chance to get meet up with fellow fishy friends including the new OVAS Executive, clean out the fish room of unused stuff, thin out the fry that showed up unexpectedly over the summer, de-weed that planted tank, etc….

And if you have not already done so, you can Renew Your Membership for this upcoming season in person.

The OVAS Executive is also working on some extras for the Garage Sale so please stay tuned for more info. So mark this in your calendar and we hope to see you all out. Everyone is welcome!

In the mean time if you have any questions, please feel free to visit our forum.


Fun Planted Fish Bowl Contest

All the entries for the Fun Planted Fish Bowl Contest were amazing but Kalem’s bowl was the favourite. Congratulations to Kalemh for the best bowl of the night!

All the entrants and their bowls.

3rd Place – tanksalot360

2nd Place – Gilbotron

1st Place – Kalemh

Fun Planted Fish Bowl Contest

Thank you to all who participated.