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Friday, Mar. 2 - Rescheduled Annual Holiday Party

We are not having our usual meeting in March, so members can attend the NEC convention in CT.  Click here or see below for more information.  However, we are holding our Holiday Party, which was cancelled in Dec. due to inclement weather.

LIAS Annual Holiday Party

Friday Mar. 2, 7:00 p.m.


502 Commack Road

Deer Park, NY 11729

 Members only.  If you did not RSVP in December, contact Margaret Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.  No walk ins!!

 Club members - $10  *  One additional guest - $18.99  *  Because of limited seating, only one guest per member.

10 menu options (choose at the restaurant), including chicken, pork, fish, steak dinners. Two sides, coffee, tea, soda, assorted desserts.

Alcoholic beverages not included. LIAS takes no responsibility for members or guests who purchase alcohol.

You must reserve a spot.  Walk-ins cannot be seated with the club.  Reserve your spot by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(631-277-6950).

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Monthly Meeting Information

LIAS Meetings are held at SUNY Stony Brook's Maritime Science area.  Room 120 in Endeavor Hall on the State University at Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11790


West onto South Drive off of Nicolls Road (County Rd 97). At the light, make a right onto Marburger Drive and then make the next right (the street has no name but there are signs indicating that you are near the Marine Sciences buildings). Follow the road all the way to the back and you will see three buildings - Discovery, Challenger and Endeavour – the last one is Endeavour Hall.

For more information, see this map on the SUNY Stony Brook website.

General Information:
  • Doors open @7:30 PM, meeting starts @8:00 PM (this may change in the future)
  • Please park in parking lot stalls - not along curb.
  • Meeting is in Room 120 in Endeavour Hall. (After you enter building, take hallway on the right. Room 120 is first room on the left)
  • For more info, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Welcome Back to LIAS!

Welcome to the beginning of a new season for LIAS!  Be sure to check out the item below about a contest for ideas for a theme for the 2014 NEC Convention.  The deadline for submision of ideas is September 14 at noon.

Our first meeting takes place on Friday, September 20th @ 8pm in Endeavour Hall, at the SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Bldg, Room 120. This month is also a bowl show month and I hope you plan to enter some fish. Maybe your fish can place and win some ribbons!

Joining us this month is Guy Van Rossum, who comes to us from the Danbury Area Aquarium Society and will be talking to us about "The Finer Points of Fish Photography." Hopefully, this will help members take great pictures for the annual holiday calendar and the Paradise Press.  

Remember that September is when LIAS membership is renewed.

Margaret Peterson, LIAS President

NEC 2017 Information

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2017 nec poster thumbnailThe Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies is proud to announce our 2017 Annual Convention will return to the fabulous Sheraton Hartford South on MARCH 10-12.

"Going to the NEC" has been a tradition among hobbyists for over 40 years, making it the longest running, and one of the largest, all-species organized aquarium hobby events in the Western Hemisphere. (we must be doing something right!) Last year's "NEC" received much acclaim for its non-stop diversity of offerings and friendly atmosphere.

The 2017 Convention is OPEN TO ALL and will feature 3 days of: multiple speakers and programs, multiple shows/exhibitions, multiple auctions, multiple specialty club meetings, multiple fish/plant/dry good vendors, manufacturer booths, hospitality room, full-course chef-prepared buffet meals, raffles and freebies, amazingly modern and comfortable accommodations, and most of all, the chance to meet and greet friendly hobbyists from around the country (and from other countries!).

Stay tuned for more!  We will be posting updates on this site and our Facebook Event Page at

Click here for 2017 NEC Poster.

Friday September 16, 2016

Welcome Back to LIAS!
"My Adventures Keeping and Breeding L-Number Plecos and Other Fish That Suck"

plecoRuben Lugo has been keeping fish for more than 35 years.  For the last seven years, he has concentrated on Loricariids and other bottom dwellers. Loricariids are commonly known as plecos or suckermouth armoured catfishes ("fish that suck").  Because many of the species have not yet been given official scientific names, they often go by L-numbers.  Ruben has now bred 25 species of bottom dwellers and written articles on the subject for Tropical Fish Hobbyist.  He is currently in third place on Planet Catfish's breeder board and has 30 tanks ranging from 10 to 125 gallons dedicated to bottom dwelling species. 
Hearing Ruben tell us about his adventures with these unusual fish is a great way to get back into the swing of things at LIAS.  Be sure to join us.  Doors open at 7:30 and the meeting begins at 8:00.  As always, there will be raffles and a mini auction.  See below for meeting information.

To keep the momentum going, in October, we'll welcome Michael Marcotrigiano, a nationally ranked fancy guppy breeder, who will talk to us about how he raises champion guppies!

Please Note:   Our photography contest was cancelled due to a limited number of entries.

Getting to Know You

Click here to fill out our "Getting to Know You" form. You'll get free raffle tickets for our next club meeting raffle! And you'll help us all get to know each other better. Thanks!

Free Fish Food for Newcomers!

If you've ever thought about checking out the Long Island Aquarium Society, this meeting would be the time to do it.  All new visitors will receive a Welcome Gift of an 8 oz. package of premium fish food.

fish bowl clipartBowl Show This Month!

Don't forget, odd months mean we have a bowl show. Be sure to bring your fish.

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paradise pressWe're always in need of articles and photos for Paradise Press year round. So send your photos to and your articles to soon.

The deadline for Paradise Press is three weeks before each month's meeting. For tips on articles for Paradise Press, click here. For tips on how to photograph fish, try these sites: