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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 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 by Erik

2017 Aquascaping Contest Now Open

The 2017 AGA Aquascaping Contest is now open for entries. Entry is still free, and there are still cash awards for the 1st through 3rd place in each category. New for this year: The photo release is now entirely online -- no more printing the form out! Contest closes September 17th, so get those entries going...

Posted on Tue, 06 Jun 2017 by Erik

Convention Video Now Available!

Missed our excellent convention in Denver back in April? Or maybe just want to take another look at a talk in more detail? Video of the whole convention is now available!

Everyone has been bugging us to offer video online, so so new for 2017, we are offering unlimited online high-def streaming for only $20. If you prefer, you can add a traditional DVD set or Blu-Ray for a few bucks more.

Included are all five main speakers (Luca, Karen, Bart, Ghazanfar and Rachel), Luca's big demo (edited down to a very watchable one hour packed with nonstop tips on how to improve your own aquascaping), the Wabi-Kusa demo and workshop, highlights of the nano workshop, and seven micro-presentations.

We also included Bart Laurens' full two-hour presentation in Seattle, in addition to his truncated convention version. All in all, almost nine hours of stuff to watch!

Get your copy (or access) now at the AGA media store.

Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 (updated Tue, 06 Jun) by Cheryl

The Aquatic Gardener 30-1

The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 30 No. 1 has been published! This issue includes:
~ From the President by Cheryl Rogers
~ Species Spotlight by Rachel O'Leary
~ Scientifically Speaking by Cavan Allen
~ Great Aquashops Around the World by Luca Galarraga
~ 2016 AGA International Aquascaping Contest Winners
~ The Use of Layout Materials in Nature Aquarium by Aqua Design Amano
~ Meet the AGA--Dorothy Reimer
~ Some Comments on the 2016 IAPLC Winner by Karen Randall
~ What Exactly Causes BBA? Bacterial Imbalance? by Andy McDowell

ON THE COVER: 2016 AGA International Aquascaping Contest Best of Show and First Place 320+L Aquatic Garden, "Dreamland" by Wang Chao.

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