The next CAPS event will be the tour at Apet, the biggest wholesaler of aquarium livestock in the Midwest!

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:

Wabi Kusa Workshop 2018

Date: April 15, 2018

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Garfield Park Conservatory, Jensen Room 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624

Wabi-kusa is an art form that highlights the simple, natural beauty of aquatic plants in an indoor aquatic garden.  The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society invites you to join us at the beautiful Garfield Conservatory in Chicago for a Wabi-kusa Workshop.

We will provide instruction on how to create this small garden and provide the materials and aquatic plants for you to create your own art to take home.  We will provide instruction on how to create a specialized substrate ball, introduce the plants, and care for this low maintenance living piece of art in your home.

Entrance to the event is $5 per person or free for paid members of the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society.

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