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.

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Aquatic Experience Aquascaping Live! Contests

Posted on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 by Cheryl

The Aquatic Gardener 27-3

The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 27 No. 3 has been published! This issue includes:
~ A New Style Iwagumi Layout That Makes the Most of Unzan Stones by Takashi Amano
~ Interzoo 2014 by Ole Pedersen
~ Hygrophila lancea by Christel Kasselmann
~ Greenhouse Aquariums, Sunshine, and beating the algae it makes by Dustin Wunderlich
~ Pogostemon helferi Leaf Propagation by Dick VanHyfte

Membership in the Aquatic Gardeners Association includes this magazine free four times per year. To obtain the journal, please visit our membership page.

July Clippings

The July edition of Clippings, the AGA Newsletter, has been e-mailed to all AGA members. Be sure we have your correct e-mail address.

In this edition of Clippings we encourage everyone to enter one of the LIVE! Aquascaping contests at the Aquatic Experience in Chicago November 7-9, 2014.

Dustin’s Fishtanks is offering AGA Members a 35% discount on plants. Dustin will also have a table at the Aquatic Experience. The link to the coupon is included in the newsletter.

Also, planted tank speaker announcements, breaking news about the 2015 AGA Convention, and an interview with Karen Randall about aquascaping contests.

~cheryl

June Clippings

The June edition of Clippings, the AGA Newsletter, has been e-mailed to all AGA members. Be sure we have your correct e-mail address.

This month, the AGA International Aquascaping Contest dates are announced.

This edition of Clippings also contains information about a LIVE! Aquascaping contest at the Aquatic Experience in November 2014.

More information about these events can be found in the menu items of this web site.

~cheryl

Aquatic Experience Aquascaping Live! Contests

The Aquatic Gardeners Association is thrilled and excited to partner with The Aquatic Experience in announcing the biggest LIVE aquascaping contest to be held in North America. (Big prize money too!) Please enter as an individual, or help your local club (or you can put together a small group of friends... you don't have to be a formal, organized club!)

The AGA Board of Directors will choose the 6 final groups to be invited to compete. Please spread the word to any individuals, groups and clubs you know who might be interested. We want this to be an AWESOME contest!

[Read more here]

2014 AGA International Aquascaping Contest

The 2014 AGA International Aquascaping Contest is OPEN for Entries! As usual, entering, judging, and viewing the contest is accomplished entirely online. Visit the AGA Contest Site to register and enter.

The rules can be found on the contest web site above, and also on AquariaSpot.com's AGA NewsFlash page, where a translation engine is available.

You have until September 15 to enter the contest. You do not have to be an AGA Member to enter.

Good luck, and Happy 'Scaping!

Erratum: TAG 27-2

On page 5, we incorrectly stated that the AGA International Aquascaping Contest would open June 7 and close September 20. The contest will actually open June 1 and close September 15. The text was written before the dates were finalized and the Senior Editor (that would be me) did not correct the text. The ad on page 4 is correct. Apologies for the confusion!

The Aquatic Gardener 27-2

The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 27 No. 2 has been published! This issue includes:
~ The Art of the Planted Aquarium 2014 by Ole Pedersen
~ Something Is Changing In Spain by Juan Puchades Rufino
~ A Distant View Created by Stacking Yamaya Stones by Takashi Amano
~ On Cryptocoryne cordata var.siamensis by Niels Jacobsen and Jan D. Bastmeijer
~ An Aquascape by Piotr Dymowski, by Luca Galarraga

Membership in the Aquatic Gardeners Association includes this magazine free four times per year. To obtain the journal, please visit our membership page.

May Clippings

The May edition of Clippings, the AGA Newsletter, has been e-mailed to all AGA members. Be sure we have your correct e-mail address.

This month Green Leaf Aquariums is offering AGA Members a discount on their products. The coupon code is in the AGA newsletter.

This edition of Clippings also contains the AGA International Aquascaping Contest opening, closing, and winners' announcement dates for 2014.

~cheryl

April Clippings

Whoops! Forgot to announce this one. The April edition of Clippings, the AGA Newsletter, has been e-mailed to all AGA members. Be sure we have your correct e-mail address.

This month's newsletter has an important announcement about the next AGA Convention. Find out why it's NOT this upcoming Fall, and where we'll be in November 2014 instead.

Look for May's edition about mid-month, with a special deal from Green Leaf Aquariums for all AGA members!

~cheryl

March Clippings

The March edition of Clippings, the AGA Newsletter, has been e-mailed to all AGA members. Be sure we have your correct e-mail address.

This month Dream Aquarium is discounting their very cool software for AGA Members Only. This software turns your computer screen into a gorgeous aquarium display complete with realistically rendered fish of your choice! The link to the software with the discounted price is in the AGA newsletter.

~cheryl

The Aquatic Gardener 27-1

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.

February 2014 AGA Newsletter

The February edition of Clippings has been e-mailed to all active members. If you don't get it, please make sure we have your current e-mail address. ~cheryl