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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, 19 Nov 2020 by Erik

Interactive Livestream with Chantz Cramer

While the pandemic forces us from our in-person convention, the AGA is organizing a series of free public livestream events. First up will be a live tour from Chantz Cramer. The stream will be live November 28th, 11AM PST, 2PM EST, 7PM/19:00 GMT and is accessed via aquatic-gardeners.org/stream - ask your questions in the YouTube chat box, and they will be relayed to the speaker.

Chantz Cramer lives in South Florida, where he grows a large variety of aquatic plants, both at home and at a large future Botanical Garden nursery. For this livestream, he will be taking us on a tour of his facilities, showing his basic plants, rare finds and unusual Aroids. Along the way, he'll be chatting about how and why he grows aquatic plants emerged.

Posted on Sun, 01 Nov 2020 (updated Mon, 23 Nov) by Cheryl

The Aquatic Gardener 33-3

The Aquatic Gardener Vol. 33 No. 3 has been published! This issue includes:
~ From the President by Cheryl Rogers
~ A Planted Tank for Beginners (Part 3) by Curtis Warstler
~ Aquascaping 101: Finding the Right Mentor by Kevin Kelley
~ Key Points for Nature Aquarium Maintenance (Part 2) by Aqua Design Amano
~ Aquarium Photography: A Beginner's Guide by Hunter Koerner
~ Dispose of Aquatic Plants Properly! by Chantz Kramer
~ Echinodorus or Aquarius? by Christel Kasselmann and Heiko Muth
~ Ferrero Roche Aquascaping Contest by Nigel Hoevenaar
~ Methods of Connecting Hardscape by Xiaozhuang (Dennis) Wong

ON THE COVER: “Green Light Diffuse Through Forest" by Guan Liwei, China. First Place Aquatic Garden 320L or Larger 2019 AGA International Aquascaping Contest.

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