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Strengthening the Community
We strive to bring hobbyists together to share information and experiences in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Whether young or old, experienced or beginner, we invite you to join our community.
A fusion of Aquaculture, Ingenuity and Art isn’t just a tagline, it’s our motto. No matter what canvas you use to create art, we invite you to share it. Local artists can gain exposure through events and publications, while fish keepers can show off and critique their aqua-scapes and color morphs.
Creativity Connecting Culture
By empowering the local creative minds to collaborate and produce, we aim to generate increased culture in the community. In turn, the boost in culture will give rise to additional creativity!
Supporting Local Business
With a rich history in Central Florida, dating back to 1967, our key focus continues to be bringing attention to the high quality of aquaculture type businesses we have in the area.
Grow your advertising platform by becoming a sponsor! With a targeted local outreach approaching 30,000 individuals, this is the perfect stage to start your new advertising campaign!
Grow Your Network
We connect producers and consumers, for the benefit of both! Connect with a wide variety of people of all backgrounds that share a common interest. Whether you want an easily accessible knowledge base, a panel of experts or just some local friends to share your aquarium with, we have it all.
Our vision serves as the foundation for which our entire operation is built upon. Strong and stable framework guides every aspect of our business by describing the goals we must meet in order to continue achieving sustainable, quality growth. Since 1967, the Central Florida Aquarium Society has been focused on community. It is the people that make the difference, contributing their knowledge for the benefit of all within our hobby. We work to establish long-term, strategic partnerships with local business, acquiring sponsorship for events that are beneficial to all involved. It is the drive for success and continued learning that mold us to what we are now, and who we will be in the years to come.
Old-Fashioned Values with a Modern Approach
Our values are based around the golden rule. Treat everyone no different than how we would want to be treated – fairly and just. We are a firm believer in karma; delivering positive and knowledgeable content to the community. By working with others to achieve their goals, our own goals are met. We believe and practice that total transparency is key maintaining open community relations. We constantly think to create new ideas and concepts to fulfill or exceed the expectation of all stakeholders – Community members, sponsors, and team members. It is our synergy that allows us to establish relationships when we partner with our sponsors to deliver quality promotional events to the community. It is our passion for art that drives us to promote local artists, infusing culture into the hobby. It is our individual commitment to a group effort that defines our work ethics towards working as a team.
Hello Artists – Title: 2015 CFLAS Community Calendar What is it like under water? Join the Central Florida Aquarium Society and our local community as we embark on this artistic journey for the 2015 year, by having your artwork displayed in the 2015 CFLAS Community Calendar publication. Our 2014 calendar came out amazing, and we want ... more
Congratulations! Our inaugural 2014 Best of Central Florida received a total of 4,412 votes from 536 participants. We would like to thank our largest supporter of this event, Top Shelf Aquatics, who helped promote this great recognition program to the community. Winners, check your mail. We’d love to see some photos! We here at the ... more
Immersed has come and gone for 2014. This premier event was a huge success, thanks to our awesome community, partners, and sponsors like Fish Gallery, Marineland, Tetra, Eheim, Hagen, Fluval, AquaFX, Southern Delight Fish Foods, Top Shelf Aquatics, Fishy Business Aquarium, Fancy Tails Fish Farm, Dropcam, CityArts Factory, Downtown Arts District of Orlando, and Pink Hair ... more
The Central Florida Aquarium Society and Fancy Tails Fish Farm have teamed up to bring you an exciting, fun, and educational class on how to create the beautiful glass aquatic terrariums as seen in our Immersed Aquaculture Art Gallery Exhibit. Cost This is a free class to join and observe. You may either bring your ... more
Hello Aquascapers, Hardscapers, Biotope Designers, ADA members, and Local Fish Shops, Title: Immersed Be the first to participate in Orlando’s first ever Aquaculture Art Gallery Exhibit with Immersed – a fusion of art and living aquaculture. Showcase your talents for aquascaping in the heart of Downtown Orlando for an entire month. This is a great ... more
This isn’t your average fair-style attraction where you shoot fish in a barrel – it’s better! Attaining velocities upwards of 30 feet per second, fish hatcheries around the world may soon be deploying these pneumatic tubes to rapidly transport fish from harvest areas to the wild. Firing fish from a cannon somehow seems reminiscent of ... more
George, a 10-year-old goldfish, underwent a 45-minute operation to remove a life-threatening tumor at Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, last week. George’s owners were reportedly very attached to their finned friend, and upon discovering the tumor, they opted not to euthanize the fish, but to have him operated on. In order to prep ... more
Although it may appear that these fish are spewing blue lava-like nuclear waste from their mouths, what you are witnessing is the defense mechanism of a tiny shrimp-like organism called an ostracod is attempting to make their escape to freedom. These 1mm crustaceans are accidentally eaten by some fish while hunting for plankton. When consumed ... more
Amidst the controversy surrounding SeaWorld, it seems their design engineering team has been hard at work, conceptualizing the whale pools, providing them with additional, arguably much needed space. SeaWorld says the new habitat will feature 10-million gallons of water, a maximum depth of 50 feet, surface area of nearly 1.5 acres, and spanning more than 350 ... more
A few days ago, UK industrial designer and jeweler Mat Brown shared with the Reddit community his ingenious idea for a set of resin inlaid chestnut shelves. Starting with a cracked piece of chestnut wood he mixed standard resin with some mysterious glow-in-the-dark powder he bought on Ebay which he used to fill in the ... more
What a tremendous way to share the hobby and share aquatic life, fresh and saltwater, with the community, do some education, and give artists a way to show off their work in really a different environment. I really applaud them for being creative with this!
It has been such a growing experience and I am so extremely proud of how Immersed turned out!
There’s still time to catch the “Immersed” Exhibit at CityArts Factory!
David Wheeler, Chairman, Downtown Arts District
$3,500 dollar aquarium being auctioned during the CFLAS Immersed show!
CFLAS Immersed opens to rave reviews!
Artistically aquasculpted aquariums.
Orlando’s First Aquaculture Art Exhibit. CFLAS is installing a webcam so that those who are unable to make it to the exhibit, are still able to view it.
Aquariums, whether large or small, are always a form of art, letting the designer express their creativity and style throughout the tank. The Central Florida Aquarium Society (CFLAS) will be hosting “Immersed”, Orlando’s first ever aquaculture art gallery exhibit.
Water and Art come together…. We’ll see this from @officialcflas … The new exhibit will feature a mix of aquascaped and hardscaped aquariums as living art installations, along side a gallery lined with themed photography, paintings, sketches, and sculptures.
Central Florida Aquarium Society visits CowFish North Carolina Location, Hints at Orlando Awesomeness. Aquariums designed and installed by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), the guys from the reality TV show, Tanked!
Recently I was fortunate enough to receive a commission request from the Central Florida Aquarium Society (USA). I was asked if I would be interested in illustrating (and designing) a promotional poster and flyer for their future annual community art exhibition occurring in February. Naturally I said yes. If in Florida during February the 20th swing past the CityArts Factory for this exhibition which unites art with aquatic life.
The move is being welcomed in Orlando and Ray Wise, Vice-Chairman of Central Florida Aquarium Society commented “It’s great to see another cultural attraction coming to the Orlando area. We are excited to see an increased interest in small-scale aquatics. This also means more skilled jobs in our local community.”