The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society is an organization that emphasizes educating hobbyists about starting, keeping, and maintaining aquatic plants in the aquarium.
This site, and also our Facebook Community, serve as a platform where hobbyists can ask questions, exchange ideas, learn about aquascaping principles, and gain other information relevant to keeping planted tanks. If you are in Chicago or the surrounding area, come join us.
CAPS Virtual Meeting: Building a Better Betta Tank
CAPS VIRTUAL MEETING – SATURDAY January 30th FROM 7:00 – 9:00 PM CST
The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society is pleased to host Karen Randall, who will give a presentation titled, “Building a Better Betta Tank”. Karen’s focus has been on planted aquariums and the propagation of aquatic plants. Her articles and photography have been published worldwide and she authored the monthly column, “Sunken Gardens”, for the Aquarium Fish Magazine. She has traveled frequently to study aquatic plants in the wild and presented to clubs and various organizations on many aquarium subjects.
Karen is past president of the Boston Aquarium Society and the Aquatic Gardeners Association which she is currently serving as a Board Member. She also served as a judge for the AGA International Aquascaping Contest, the ADA International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest, and served on the jury and chair of many live aquascaping contests.
Her book, Sunken Gardens, A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums, is available from all major book retailers. Karen also started a popular Facebook group, “Planted Nano and Betta Tanks”, to help aquarists and plant enthusiasts properly care for the beautiful betta fish.
As part of this event, CAPS will have a raffle at the end of the live presentation. Stay tuned for more details and we look forward to seeing everyone online!