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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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Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 by Cheryl

July Clippings

The July edition of Clippings, the AGA Newsletter, has been e-mailed to all AGA members. In this edition we have a membership special for renewing or buying a membership for a friend. Also included is a Q&A with Karen Randall, and an announcement from Tropica. Be sure we have your correct e-mail address.

Enjoy!

~cheryl

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 by 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.

Enjoy!

~cheryl

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 by Erik

2015 Convention Disks are Shipping!

It took forever, but at long-last, the video of the 2015 convention is now shipping. All the main talks were painstakingly edited from three cameras, (mostly) crystal-clear audio from the sound board, and the original Powerpoint slides photos and video clips digitally inserted. Some images have been reformatted for 16x9 presentation; in other places, there are zoom-ins or highlighting to help illustrate the presentation.

There are eight main talks, including both halves of Nick Klase on LED lighting, keynote speaker George Farmer, dirt expert Phil Edwards, Cavan interpreter Sean Murphy, Tom Barr, and Rachel O'Leary.

In addition, we've also got a highlight reel of the aquascaping workshop, and a 40-minute edit of the Iron Aquascaper challenge. Finally, three of the micro-talks are preserved (audio and slides only).

If you missed part (or all) of the convention, do yourself a favor and buy this disk. If you've got Blu-Ray, buy it in high-def for the same price!.

Get it at the AGA website!

Posted on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 by Erik

Aquascaping Contest Open!

Our sixteenth annual aquascaping contest is now open for entries!

Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015 by Cheryl

The Aquatic Gardener 28-2

Cover photo: Summers in Algonquin by Jason Litner, Los Angeles, 3rd Place Paludarium, 2014 AGA International Aquascaping Contest

The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 28 No. 2 has been published! This issue includes:
~ Hemianthus glomeratus: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Cavan Allen
~ HAP: What Is It & Why Have One? by Dick van Hyfte
~ DIY Wabi-Kusa by Bob Dempsey
~ The Wabi-Sabi Atmosphere Created by Epiphytic Aquatic Plants by Takashi Amano
~ Thunder Mountain Valley by Fernando Boturao Francischelli
~ Cryptocoryne nurii var. raubensis by Niels Jacobsen (DK), Jan D. Bastmeijer (NL), Herman Bernard Ganapathy (MY), Khairul Nasiruddin Abu Mangsor (MY), Mashor Mansor (MY), Ahmad Sofiman Othman (MY), Siti Nurfazilah Abdul Rahman (MY), Rosazlina Rusly (MY), and Joshua Siow (MY)

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

Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 by Erik

Convention Disks available for Pre-Order + T-Shirts too!

The 2015 Convention is done, but the presentations live on, in our newest DVD or Blu-Ray. We will feature all of the main talks in multi-camera edit and split-screen with the slides digitally inserted as always, and crystal-clear sound from the mixing board. The mini talks will also be there (slides and audio). The aquascaping duel will be edited down to a watchable 30-45 minutes, and the nano workshop into something under ten. Yes, both parts of Nick's fascinating LED presentation will be included. Pre-order your copy at our disk sales page. (Remember: available to AGA members only.)

We also have convention T-shirts for sale if you missed picking one up, or missed the convention and still want one. Go to the AGA T-shirt page to get yours today.

Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 (updated Wed, 17 Jun) by 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.

In this edition of Clippings we announce that the detailed schedule of the AGA Convention registration has been posted. Go to the convention web site to see all the great events we have lined up for you, including speakers, field trips, workshops, and of course the banquet and auction.

Other plant-related events and web sites are listed, as well as special deal for all AGA members from New Dimension Aquariums. Enjoy!

~cheryl

Posted on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 (updated Wed, 13 May) by Cheryl

The Aquatic Gardener 28-1

Cover photo: Passage by Gregoire Wolinski, First Place Aquatic Garden 200L ~ 320L and Best of Show, 2014 AGA International Aquascaping Contest

The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 28 No. 1 has been published! This issue includes:
~ From the President
~ Aquatic Experience 2014 by Gary Lange
~ Adventures in Aquascaping by Jen Williams
~ 2014 AGA International Aquascaping Contest Winners
~ Mini-Aquascapes by Diego Sandoval, by Luca Galarraga
~ Mini Tank Workshop by Diego Sandoval
~ Wabi Kusa and Unzan Stones by Takashi Amano
~ Overall Impression of The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2014 by Takashi Amano

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