We are a club for everyone interested in all aspects of the aquatic hobby: freshwater fish, marine fish, plants, invertebrates, ponds and anything else that captures our interests. We are based in Madison, Wisconsin, but have members from all over south-central Wisconsin. Our purpose is to promote the aquatic hobbies through education and fellowship through events and aquatics-related activities.
Please come join us for an event and see what we are all about!
Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 1pm at Dreamlanes Bowling Alley – 13 Atlas Ct, Madison, WI 53714.
Doors open at 12:30pm. Please come early if you need help entering auction items into the online system.
Dues are: $25 for individuals and $40 for a family membership.
Guest are able to attend General Meetings as well by paying door fees.
single person = $5 per event
family* = $8 per event
* a ‘family’ is defined as a person, a spouse and their under the age of 18 dependents
Plan on making a full afternoon of it and join us at the east side Great Dane for food and drinks with the speaker after the event.
Previous events can be viewed on this page.
March 18, 2017 | Joel :
East Earl, PA
Born on the Southside of Pittsburgh in 1962, Joel’s first brush with the organized hobby came in 1976 when he found an ad for the American Killifish Association in an old aquarium hobby magazine. Having always appreciated the beauty of these fishes from the color plates in the old “Innes book”, and not seeing them in local stores, he joined in order to acquire some. A few years later Joel found the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, where he was a member for a few years before graduating from the University of Pittsburgh and moving out of the area. Joel is now living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where he is an active member of the Aquarium Club of Lancaster County. Joel has earned the club’s Breeder of the Year award twice, it’s “Mighty Fin Award” for most points earned in the club’s Writer’s and Artist’s Award Program during a year twice, has been honoured with the club’s Hobbyist of the Year Award, and has been selected the recipient of the club’s President’s Award twice, and was the FAAS Author of the Year for 2012. Joel is also the only member of the ACLC to be awarded the club’s annual “CARES Member of the Year” award since the ACLC joined the CARES Program in 2011. Most recently, Joel has just been honoured with lifetime membership in the ACLC for completing the highest level of the club’s Writer’s and Artist’s Award Program. Joel has maintained anywhere from a few to about 60 tanks at any one time throughout his adult life and has kept many different species of fish. He is often amazed at how some species were once very common and now seem to be non-existent despite their attractiveness and ease of care and husbandry, seemingly pushed out of the hobby by the “next great thing.”
Komments on Killiekeeping
This program is an introduction to keeping killifish and is loosely based on my column “Komments on Killiekeeping.” Some basic care and breeding information is shared, as well as some interesting – at least I think so – trivia on certain species. I also give a brief run down on some of the various groups of killifish and touch on some of the new nomenclature. There is always something new added to this program every time I present it.
April 15, 2017 | Gadget Contest
May 20, 2017 | Rob Lupton: Fresh Water Shrimp
June 17, 2017 | Matt:
July 15, 2017 | Member Picnic
August 19, 2017 | Jack Spencer
September 16, 2017 | Cataclysm
See link in main menu for the website for this event.
October 21, 2017 | Mike Hellweg: Bettas (not Betta Splendens)
November 18, 2017 | TBD
December 16, 2017 | Member Holiday Party