Emersed Setups

Learn about how to create an emersed set up for your aquatic plants!

About CAPS

The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society is a newly formed 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.

Next Event:

CAPS Meeting – Emersed Setups

Date: June 9, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Skokie Public Library

Learn about how to create an emersed set up for your aquatic plants! There are many beneficial reasons for taking your plants emersed, including a way to “store” your extra plants, multiply plants without having to do an aquarium set up, and get rid of algae and other pests on your aquatic plants. We will walk through example set ups along with helpful tips. We will be raffling off some supplies you can use to create own emersed set up.

Like we do at most of our meetings, we’ll be having a Plant Trade and have a Giveaway Raffle, so please bring plants to trade! If you’re new to the hobby or don’t have any trimmings you’re able to trade, you’re still more than welcome to take part in the trade & raffle. Our meetings are also family friendly so feel free to bring the kids.

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