Local Pet Store Deals and Specials

CCAC Specials (Must show valid membership card)

The Reef Aquarium Shop
5613 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46200
317-253-9695

Monthly CCAC Specials:

November 2019- all plecos are 30% off!

ON GOING SPECIALS:

1. *15% off Purchase (May not be eligible with other offers)

2. *Tropical and Marine livestock deliveries on Thursdays.
30 % off bag special when purchasing entire bag before the fish are acclimated into
the Reef’s aquariums. (includes special order fish if picked up before acclimated)

Please see store for details.

15% off all purchases with a CCAC membership.

 

10% off with CCAC Membership  (Greenwood store only)

 

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CCAC Summer Trunk Sale and BAP/HAP Silent Auction August 8, 2020, 6pm-8pm Aquatic Arts Parking Lot in Brownsburg, Indiana

Circle City Aquarium Club is hosting a Trunk Sale.

WHAT: CCAC Trunk Sale

WHEN: Saturday August 8, 2020, 6pm – 8pm

WHERE: Aquatic Arts Parking Lot, 554 Pitt Rd, Brownsburg, IN 46112

WHO: All CCAC members as well as the public.

What you need to know.

  • CCAC will staff a table to answer questions, accept BAP and HAP submissions and to renew memberships. The 2 for 1 membership will be in effect during the Trunk Sale.
  • Aquatic Arts is graciously letting us use their parking lot, however, this event will occur after normal business hours. We will not be permitted inside the building.
  • All sales are exclusively between the buyer and the seller. CCAC does not guarantee any item bought or sold.
  • BAP Points may be earned by submitting completed paperwork at the CCAC table.
  • All state and local requirements for PPE and social distancing must be followed.
  • Pre -registration is not required. But CCAC reserves the right to remove any individual from this event.
  • This a free event to buy or sell. CCAC, however, will NOT be providing tables, umbrellas or tents.

BAP and HAP – While BAP and HAP would not normally be accepted at a trunk sale, due to the COVID crisis and the unusual circumstances in which we find ourselves the club is making provisions for members to earn points. The process will be as follows:

  • All BAP and HAP submissions will be sold using a Silent Auction method.
  • BAP submissions must include completed paper work, failure to complete the form properly will result in submission not being accepted. You can find the BAP forms and rules here. You can find HAP forms here.
  • Acceptance of any submission is entirely at the discretion of the BAP and HAP chairperson(s).
  • All submissions must be turned into the CCAC table by 6:25pm. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Sellers will be sent a check for proceeds at some point following the date of the trunk sale.
  • Donations to the club are accepted.
  • The Silent Auction will run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • You do not need to be a member or have a bid number to participate.
  • Highest bid on each item wins. Winners of the auction items must be present to pick the item up.
  • For the Silent Auction, credit cards will be the only accepted form of payment. No checks. No cash. Transactions between buyers and sellers are up to their agreed upon discretion.

Keep in mind that we are living in a very dynamic situation. Please stay tuned to this page. As we get closer to the event, your leadership team will use this page to communicate those changes.

You may leave a comment below with questions, a list of what you are bringing, or a list of what you are looking for. Web Admins must approve all comments and reserve the right to refuse or delete any or all comments.

Fall Auction September 29, 2019

The Fall Auction will be held September 29th, 2019. There are a few key points to remember, please read them carefully.

  1. Registration for buyers and sellers begins at 9:00 am.
  2. Sellers MUST be in line for registration at 10:15am sharp.
  3. We do have rules and they will be enforced. For example, all fish must be double bagged and have a proper label. Please see the Auction page on this site for all rule details as well as a downloadable seller sheet.
  4. All members are encouraged to lend a helping hand to make this a success.

CCAC November 5th, 2020 MEETING – CCAC Mark Denaro speaking on Biographical Namesakes in the Hobby

Speaking on the topic of “The Namesakes – biographical information about some of the people who have had fish named after them or been influential in ichthyology”, Mark Denaro has been keeping freshwater aquariums since 1970 and marine aquariums since 1976.  Mark has been keeping planted and biotope aquariums since the mid-70s and was keeping reef aquariums before that term was coined.  He has bred well over 200 species of freshwater fish and propagated over 150 species of aquatic plants.  He has spawned 10 species of marine fish and propagated over 40 species of marine invertebrates.  Mark is a coauthor of Adventurous Aquarist Guide to the 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species, published by Microcosm, Ltd. in September of 2014.  He has written articles for several national and international magazines and wrote the recurring column ‘Into the Labyrinth’ for “Tropical Fish Hobbyist” magazine.  He is currently a Contributing Editor and writes feature articles for TFH.  Mark has been involved in the organized hobby since 1984.  He is a past president of the International Betta Congress, the Indianapolis Aquarium Society and the Bucks County Aquarium Society.  He is a founding member and the inaugural president of the American Labyrinth Fish Association.  He is a well-known speaker and judge and has lectured to over 50 aquarium societies in more than 20 states plus Canada and Bermuda and spoken at numerous regional and national conventions. Mark runs the fish room for Pets Plus in Lawrenceville, NJ.  He also makes videos that he shares on YouTube as All Natural Aquatics.

Your club leadership is planning on this being an in-person meeting with a virtual speaker.    The club is also seeking nominations for Board of Directors and various leadership positions.   If you are interested, pleas reach out to a current BOD member.

Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, Month, Day 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites

5120 Victory Dr.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a  brief intermission

  The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and  a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm

Red Raffle Tickets are priced as follows:

1 ticket $1.00    6 tickets $5.00     15 tickets $10.00    35 tickets $20.00

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/

Welcome New Member

Welcome new member! Thank you for joining the Circle City Aquarium Club. Listed below are just a few of the benefits the club provides. We are thrilled to have you as a new member of our club. We hope you have a wonderful time. If you ever have any questions, concerns, new ideas, or any input please feel free to talk to any of the board members. You can find their information in the back of any newsletter or on our website. We value our members input and would love to hear what you have to say. Thanks again and we are happy to have you as part of the club. 

CCAC Monthly Meetings:

Monthly Meetings are typically held at:

La Quinta Inn and Suites
5120 Victory Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Meetings typically start right around 7:30 pm and can last until 9:30pm or a little later, it all depends on how many items are entered in the mini-auction.

Please check out our website as well at www.ccacaqclub.org. There you’ll find information on upcoming events, speaker line up as well as their bios.  To the left of this screen, if viewing on a computer, you’ll see a list of upcoming speakers

What a meeting entails: Tons of knowledge to be learned of course. Here is what you should expect at the beginning of each meeting; you should be given a blue ticket which will be your ticket number for a door prize at the end of the presentation. Locate the registration table, there will be a sign-in sheet available. Please sign in that you are attending this meeting with your name and member number. Feel free to mingle with others until the presentation starts. We will then have a speaker for the evening and a short break after our guest speaker. Furthermore, in the event of a raffle, there will be red tickets that can be purchased 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. Please put your name and member number on any non-winning tickets and deposit them in the container on the table near the front used to collect them. Non-winning tickets will be kept for the big auction prize at the December Banquet. A mini auction will then follow at the end of each meeting for items, fish or plants that are brought. Of course have fun talking with all of your new fellow club members and friends. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Discounts at various pet shops around Indianapolis:

The Reef Aquarium Shop: 15% off (must show CCAC card to get discount) Plus they offer Different Monthly Specials that are fantastic deals.
Aquatic Arts: 15% discount (You will need to reach out to info@aquaticarts.com to get the discount since they are currently an online store)
Uncle Bills (Greenwood location only): 10% off
(must show CCAC card to get discount)


CCAC Newsletter: Fancy Fins published bimonthly and sent to your email (please make sure that you provided a valid email to receive Fancy Fins)

Two large auctions: these are open to the public and we usually have fantastic turnouts with tons of items to bid on. You may bring items to sell as well. Please check out our auction rules on our website.  

CCAC Apparel, bags, or bumper stickers: (when available) We try to do new apparel every few years or so. We’ll start a contest to design the T-shirts or other apparel. Then we’ll take orders for the items. We don’t order extra to keep on hand. These are only available to club members.

Occasionally we have fish room tours, native fish collecting trips, Fish Swaps, and Special events.

The Winter Holiday Banquet
At the end of the year we have a banquet where we give out awards for our different programs like the Breeder Award Program, Specialist Breeder Program, and Horticulture Awards Program. More information on these programs can be found on our website. We have had a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange in the past. Club members bring in plants or fish in a nondescript bag and exchange it with others.

Additional Information: Here are several links for you to look over. 
CCAC By-laws 
CCAC Handbook
An example of Fancy Fins

Thank you for joining the club. We are glad to have you!

Sincerely,

The Circle City Aquarium Club

 

 

CCAC October 1st, 2020 MEETING – CCAC Dr Eric Thomas speaking on Setting Up To Breed Plecos and Corys

Dr. Eric Thomas started keeping fish in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, when he was about 8 years old.  With his older brother Bill, Eric kept and bred mouth-brooding cichlids (Geophagus and several Lake Malawi mbuna species), along with Steatocraneus casuarius… and convicts (who doesn’t start with convicts?). Eric and Bill were members of the now-defunct Tri-City Aquarium Society of Southern California. In college, Eric studied captive husbandry of vertebrates; with his mentor Professor Rudolfo Ruibal at UC Riverside, in 1978 Eric was the first person to breed the Budgett’s frog Lepidobatrachus laevis in captivity.  In Dr. Ruibal’s lab, Eric learned about and began studying skin glands and their function. Eric went on to earn a Ph.D. under Dr. Paul Licht at UC Berkeley, studying reproductive endocrinology and the influence of sex hormones on frog skin glands. Currently, Eric is an associate professor of Biology, co-chair and director of graduate studies for the Biological Sciences Department at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Eric’s research is split between reproductive pheromone production in frogs and self-poisoning in Corydoras catfishes. At home, Eric’s interests are keeping and breeding catfish, primarily Corydoras and Loricariids.  Between home and work, Eric runs up to 27 aquaria and currently has over 40 species of catfish.  Socially, Eric operates a YouTube Channel (Bekateen) and FaceBook page (Bekateen’s FishRoom) for sharing his knowledge and experiences with fellow fish keepers; he is also the program coordinator for the Sacramento Aquarium Society and a moderator on PlanetCatfish.com.



Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, Month, Day 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites

5120 Victory Dr.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a  brief intermission

  The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and  a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm

Red Raffle Tickets are priced as follows:

1 ticket $1.00    6 tickets $5.00     15 tickets $10.00    35 tickets $20.00

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/