Mission Statement

The Honolulu Aquarium Society is dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of the Aquarium Hobby. We share knowledge, experience and fellowship among all our members, both novice and old-timers. We endeavor to preserve the natural habitat of Aquatic Life. We seek to gain personal development in the breeding and showing of aquatic life, and to stretch the boundaries of Hawaii to like minded people throughout our nation and the world.

Meeting Information

The Honolulu Aquarium Society meets on the first Friday of each month at 7:00 PM (unless it falls on a holiday, in which case it will be moved to the following Friday). Please check the News and Home Page for the latest updates. Meetings are held at the Kuhio Elementary School Cafeteria.

To get to Kuhio Elementary School, take the University Avenue exit from the H-1 Freeway and head towards the intersection of University Avenue and King Street. Get on to King Street and head east and turn right at Kahoaloha Lane (first street after all the shops on the right hand side of King Street as you are going east).


Please come out and join us in 2017.  We are looking for volunteers to give presentations at the monthly meetings. If you would like to give one of the monthly presentations, please contact the Board of Directors to coordinate the details.  On behalf of the Board of Directors, Mahalo to everyone for their past support, especially to Wayne and Betty Steljes for their years of dedicated service.  Please help fill in this year's calendar with interesting presentations for our entire group.  For information related to our monthly newsletter "I'A O HAWAII", please contact the editor, David Yoshishige at 808-455-8839 or via email at yoshishige@hawaii.rr.com. 


January 6th's Presentation:  "How to set up a 150 gallon planted tank" by Margie Fukuda-Chang

This year's grow out fish will be the long-fin Tiger Barb.  It will be available for purchase at the March 3rd meeting.  Good luck to all who are entering the contest.

February 3rd's Presentation: "How to set up a 150 gallon planted tank" by Margie Fukuda-Chang (rescheduled due to technical difficulties)

March 3rd's Presentation: "Biological Filter Media" by Dennis Tse

April 7th's Presentation: "The right filter for the right tank" by Shane Takasane 

May 5th's Presentation: "HAS SWAP MEET"  Come out and get some of the best deals on the island.

June 2nd's Presentation:  "How to repair a metal framed aquarium" by Lowell Thom.

July 7th's Presentation: "How to reseal an aquarium" by Shane Takasane

There will be no summer picnic this year.

August 4th's Presentation: "Gel Bacteria Balls & Cleaning Seachem Flourite" by Brandon Nishimoto.

September 1st's Presentation: "Water De-chlorinators" by Brandon Nishimoto and "2017 Fish Show Rules" by Robert Lau.

October 13th's Presentation: “HAS Mega Auction”  The annual Fish Show is October 12-14.

November 3rd's Presentation: "Wild Tropical Cichlids" Charles Rambo will discuss the problem of feral aquarium fish that have escaped or been released into the wild.  Mr. Rambo is a past president of the Pacific Coast Cichlid Association and national chairman of the American Chichlid Association twice.

December 1st's Presentation: There will be no December meeting.  Please join us December 9th for the annual Christmas party aboard Fort Shafter at Hale Ikena (building 711)

The cost is $30 per adult and $20 per child 4-12 years, under 4 is free.  Please provide payment to Wanda Wong or Lori Tanioka prior to November 15.  Cost at door is doubled.  Please see upcoming events for more  details.

Please bring a $5 grab bag item (no fish food or nets) if you wish to participate.

We look forward to seeing you at our major events, the annual summer picnic, the fall fish show and the Christmas party.  These events may replace the regular monthly meeting.


Please help make 2017 the biggest and best year yet. MAHALO!