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.
Wabi Kusa is an art form that achieves the simple, natural beauty only found in the slow chaos of nature. The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society invites you to join us at the beautiful Friendship Park Conservatory for a Wabi Kusa Workshop. With instruction from the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society Board, everyone will have the opportunity to create their own Wabi Kusa with materials and aquatic plants provided by the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society. They will provide instruction on how to create a specialized substrate ball, introduce the plants, and care for this low maintenance, living piece of art once you take it home. Entrance is free for Chicago Aquatic Plant Society paid members and $5 for non-paid members.