CAPS Virtual Meeting: Aquatic plant Horticulture Methods, are they really all the same?

By March 21, 2021

Date: March 28, 2021

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm CST

Location: Zoom:


The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society is pleased to host Tom Barr, who will give a presentation titled, “Aquatic plant Horticulture Methods, are they really all the same?”

Dr. Tom Barr has been catching fish and invertebrates since he could walk, raised by biologist parents, he has kept a wide range of animals and plants over the decades. He worked at the Fish Gallery in Bloomington IN from 1978-1980. Today he services and installs larger aquariums, collects, and wholesales Manzanita driftwood and Hefe Stone for the aquarium and Vivarium markets. Like his parents, he also teaches Horticulture and Biology at the local college in Sacramento.

Tom’s primary focus in aquariums is planted tanks and horticulture. He was a founding charter member of several aquarium plant clubs and served on the boards of several societies and for other non-profit businesses in the Sacramento and SF Bay area regions. Tom has also published many articles in FAMA, TFH, and other publications in the aquarium trade. He has also discovered several new species of Carabid beetles that his father specialized in throughout Appalachian Mountain ranges.

As part of this event, CAPS will be raffling off a gift card from Bloomtanks. They are a hobbyist-run retail shop specializing in planted aquarium products including high quality plants, lights, hardscape material, soil, nutrients, maintenance tools, and more.

If you would like to participate in the raffle, please visit our Facebook group page. Stay tuned for more details and we look forward to seeing everyone online!

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