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.
The AGA is sanctioning a couple of aquascaping contests at the the Aquatic Experience in Chicago this November 4-6, and we need entrants. You don't have to be an aquascaping expert, everyone from beginners to advanced are entered. It doesn't matter if you win, just come play!
The passers-by who will be watching the event know little or nothing about aquatic plants; anyone with a wet plant in their hand is an expert. This is a chance to spread the word about our cool hobby.
We need YOU to attend. There's not much time left! Go to the AGA web site at www.aquatic-gardeners.org/aquatic_experience.html to learn about the Aquatic Experience LIVE! Aquascaping Contests sanctioned and presented by the Aquatic Gardeners Association.
Even if you don't win, who cares, YOU GET TO KEEP THE TANK.
The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 29 No. 2 has been published! This issue includes:
~ From the President by Cheryl Rogers
~ Species Spotlight by Rachel O'Leary
~ Scientifically Speaking by Cavan Allen
~ Aquaminiatura: Pico Tank Contest by Diego Sandoval
~ Great Aquashops Around the World by Luca Galarraga
~ Ideal Environment Produced by Aquatic Plants for Fish by Aqua Design Amano
~ Meet the AGA--Karen Randall
~ Growing Under Water - How Plants Cope With Low CO2by Ole Pedersen et al
~ Constructing Paludariums by Chris Teem
~Book Review: Origin of Creation by Karen Randall
ON THE COVER: Photo by Gregory Thom e Silva, Second Place Aquatic Garden 28-60L, 2015 AGA International Aquascaping Contest
Membership in the Aquatic Gardeners Association includes this magazine free four times per year. To obtain the journal, please visit our membership page.
It is our pleasure to announce the opening of this year's Aquatic Gardeners Association International Aquascaping Contest. So, get your tanks pruned, get the cameras ready, register for the contest! You have until September 18th to complete, and the winners will be announced November 12th.
We eagerly look forward to seeing your entries!
For you paid-up AGA members, all but the most recent issue of The Aquatic Gardener can now be read online! Go to the AGA web site, and under the Membership tab, find the "Members-only Portal". You will have to create a password the first time you log in. Instructions are on the site.
Look for more in the coming months!
I'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to Erik Olson and Kris Weinhold for their long-term and ongoing effort on this project. Can you believe that these folks are volunteers? Be sure to thank them personally if you get the chance.
If you are not a paid-up member and would like access to the TAG Archives and future exclusive features, join us!