Getting Together!
Meetings are held at 7:45pm on the second Wednesday of each month, except for July and
August, at the:

CRCS St Zotique                                              Note: The room number will be posted
75, Sir Georges Etienne Cartier Sq                          on the board directly in front
Montréal, QC H4C 3A1
                                               of the entrance

You can see how to get there by
Clicking Here

To reach us via public transit, get off at the St Henri metro station (orange line), go out
the exit directly in front of you as you go through the turnstiles. Once outside, go right to
Notre Dame, then right along Notre Dame to Sir Georges Etienne Cartier and left to the
address above.

Each meeting consists of an introduction of the night's activities, followed by a presentation
by a speaker on various subjects related to tropical fish keeping. There is a break during
which raffle tickets are sold. We then draw for monthly door prizes (members in attendance
only) and the raffle (open to all who purchased tickets). Finally, there is a monthly auction
during which anyone can buy the items up for sale. (Note items in the auction can only
come from members)

                                             Our Next Meeting >>>

                 Wednesday,  October 11, 2017.

   Meeting starts at 7:45 pm Door is open at 7:15
             This month's presentation will be by
            David Viau  &  Eduardo Amador               
                   and the presentation is entitled

              It's Not Magic......It's a Dirted Tank!
   (See the Bios & an overview of the presentation Below)

         This should be a very interesting evening,
              so mark your calendars and join us !!!

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                 Montreal Aquarium Society

Membership Fees

> Individual - $25.00 per year

> Family  -      $30.00 per year

> Visitors -     $4.00   per meeting

Celebrating over 80 years of promoting the aquarium hobby
              The Bios
David Viau

Having the curiosity and mind of a mad
scientist, David Viau always enjoyed
experimenting with different things,
whether it be in Photography, Painting or

After four years as a hobbyist, David is
only sure of one thing; he doesn’t know
everything. That is why he encourages
everyone to try for themselves. What is
good for his aquarium might not be for
yours. Since very early, he started playing
with different substrates for his planted
aquariums and has been perfecting his
“dirt” recipe for about 3 years now.

David can also be seen posting on
various facebook groups and is very
involved in the “aquarium botanicals”
scene. He is also an avid aquascaper and
have won two competitions in the last
three years

Eduardo Amador

Eduardo is someone who considers
aquarism as an art full of subjectivity. He
believes that aesthetic appreciation,
knowledge and understanding of nature
should be in unity. As a psychologist he
understands the connection between
aquarism and relaxation, the passion to
create "small underwater worlds" and the
discipline that it requires.

Ten years after starting in this art he has
managed to be accepted in several
organizations and social networking
groups of which he is an active member.
He has also been published in AGA's
March 2016 magazine. Eduardo aims to
bring valuable contributions to the hobby
so that everyone can achieve the
aquarium they want!
                                 Overview of the Presentation

Dirted tank 101:

During this month’s presentation, we will present to you the basics of a
“dirted” aquarium. We will talk about the theory behind the soil we use,
the ingredients we add to it, what they do and what types of aquariums
would benefit from such a substrate. We will then put our knowledge to
practice and do a small workshop during which we will cover how to
efficiently layer the substrate and fill the aquarium.