Basic Principles of Aquascaping

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:

Basic Principles of Aquascaping

Date: February 23, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Deerfield Public Library

Basic Principles of Aquascaping

We will be presenting the “Basic Principles of Aquascaping” and conducting an aquascaping demo after the presentation. The goal of the presentation is to provide basic design guidelines, tips on choosing hardscape, and other tips and tricks that are used by aquascapers. We will focus on setting up a lower maintenance, no CO2 aquascape, but will also incorporate information about setting up a high tech planted tank. The meeting will be on February 23rd from 1-4pm at the Deerfield Public Library in the meeting rooms in the basement. The library is at 920 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015. At every meeting we also trade plants and have a raffle. So please bring plants to trade/share. Our meetings are also family friendly so feel free to bring the kids.

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