The Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc. is an international nonprofit
organization of aquatic plant enthusiasts, which appeals to both beginners and
experienced hobbyists alike. The AGA publishes a (paper) quarterly journal called
The Aquatic Gardener (or
TAG), the only English language
journal devoted to aquarium plants and planted aquaria. AGA
members receive a FREE subscription to TAG and all
special publications. Members also can purchase back issues,
DVDs, and t-shirts. We also hold a bi-annual convention and an online aquascaping contest.
Hello everyone. We have an exciting announcement to make! As of this year the AGA International Aquascaping Contest is going to include a Dutch Aquascape category! After consulting with past national NBAT champions we’ve taken what we believe to be the most appropriate NBAT judging criteria and incorporated them into existing AGA rules, with some slight modifications. Our goal is to help encourage people to keep Dutch aquariums and do our part to preserve this beautiful traditional style. As such, we have tried to stay as true to traditional NBAT rules for the style where appropriate for a photo-based internet competition. We hope you are as excited as we are to see this category added to the contest and all of the beautiful aquascapes you come up with. For examples of the very best of the best of true Dutch aquascapes please visit the NBAT website and look under the Gezelschapsaquaria category in the Keuringen section.
The new AGA Dutch Judging Guidelines follow after the jump...
The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 27 No. 1 has been published! This issue includes:
~ Prez Wordz by Cheryl Rogers
~ Techniques Employed in the Nature Aquarium Gallery by Takashi Amano
~ 2013 AGA International Aquascaping Contest WINNERS!
~ Discovering Mexico by Karen Randall
~ Take Time to Smell the Calas by Gary Lange
~ Aquatic Experience 2013 by Jen Nevis
Membership in the Aquatic Gardeners Association includes this magazine free four times per year. To obtain the journal, please visit our membership page.
The AGA now has a monthly Newsletter! All active members should look for January's edition in their e-mail!