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:

Annual CAPS Holiday Party & Silent Auction – PAID MEMBERS ONLY

Date: December 14, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Friendship Park Conservatory

Annual CAPS Holiday Party & Silent Auction – PAID MEMBERS ONLY

The annual Chicago Aquatic Plant Society Holiday Party will be on Saturday, December 14th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Friendship Park Conservatory at 395 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, ILCAPS will be providing a catered buffet-style dinner for paid members and one guest. Chilled beer and wine will be available for purchase.

We will also be having a huge silent auction to raise funds for CAPS to continue our programs in 2020. Many items have been donated by our sponsors; a full list of items will be posted later. If you are interested in donating something for the silent auction, please message Jo Ann Fujii directly. We will also have a Free Stuff Table so bring your used but working aquarium items.

THE RSVP PERIOD IS OPEN NOW UNTIL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the party so come out for a great time, great food, and to support CAPS!


Some Recent Member Tanks