Sacramento Aquarium Society

Bringing Aquarium Hobbyists of the Greater Sacramento Valley Together Since 1952


The Sacramento Aquarium Society (SAS) is a local fish club that meets at 6:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month.  We are a non-profit organization with an objective to encourage and further the interest of the care and breeding of tropical fish and to promote the exchange of information between amateur aquarists.  Meetings typically include a guest speaker, bowl show, raffle, attendance prize, and an auction which includes fish, aquatic plants, and aquarium supplies.  Many of the auction items go for less than wholesale prices.

Next Meeting - March 7th

Program: Barbie Fiorentino - "Tips and Tricks for Plumbing"

Charlie Mueller

BRIEF SUMMARY OF TOPIC: In this talk Barbie shares her insights for planning a fish room, which she only learned by getting the floor wet a time or two. Details include how to use a sump, inject CO2, how to make an overflow silent, and all sorts of other sculptures in plumbing and set up.

Barbie Fiorentino is from Spokane, Washington. She is proprietor of Aquarium Solutions (, a specialty aquarium shop in Spokane, full of fish, corals, plants, and natural type decor. Barbie is also known around the world as an experienced and knowledgeable forum moderator, and as a pleco authority on Besides fishkeeping and breeding plecos, Barbie also devotes her time to raising, training, and occasionally breeding mastiffs (, and to developing healthy foods for her dogs.


01/03/2020 - New Article

A new article has been posted on the SAS website from Jeremy A. Rich - My 2019 Asian Thanksgiving

11/30/2019 - ACA 2020

ACA 2020

08/12/2019 - Monthly Auction Rules Updated

General Meetings start at 6:00 pm. Auction Lists are Limited to 20 items and must be checked in by 5:30pm. Click here for Monthly Auction Rules.

06/10/2015 - Historic Tropical News Online

Modesta Moréy has digitized historic Tropical News going back to 1955 and they are now available via Google Drive for those members that have a Google account. If you have a Google account and you do not see the Tropical News in your "Shared with me" folder send me (Tony Griffitts) an email and I will share it with you.

"Members Only" Web Pages

The Members Only section is available to members of the Sacramento Aquarium Society.  It currently contains articles, current and past digital issues of the Tropical News newsletter,  email addresses for club members, contact information for club officers and committee chairs, a list of sales table products, and  Board of Directors meeting schedule.

Contact Tony Griffitts (SAS Webmaster) for access.

Website Design

Please send content ideas, usability suggestions, or problems with this site to the SAS Webmaster Tony Griffitts.