Aquatic Gardeners Association
- AQUATIC GARDENERS ASSOCIATION
by vnk-at-gnv.ifas.ufl.edu (23 Oct 91)
Date: 23 Oct 91
A lot of netters have been asking me for info on The Aquatic Gardeners
Association. So, here it is:
It was put together to
1. disseminate information about aquatic plants
2. to study and improve upon techniques for culturing
aquatic and bog plants in aquariums and ponds.
3. to increase interest in aquatic gardening
4. to promote fellowship among its members.
The journal of the AGA is called _The Aquatic Gardener_ and we put out
6 of these a year. The Sept - Oct issue deals mainly with algae
control. Here's the contents page:
Bleach treatments, Daphnia, Ostracods and snail: strategies
for algae control by Paul Krombholz
Algae control - a three statge attack by Emmit W. Stewart
Chemicals to control algae - the use of copper by Neil Frank
Using plants to control algae - the aerial advantage by Diana Walstad
(this is IMO an EXCELLENT article and am looking forward to
part 2 in the Nov - Dec. issue)
Amazon sword Growth greatly affected by pH by Wickham S. Thomson
Broad leafed Amazon sword plant by Richard T. Pon
Monthly feature QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS by Dale Speirs
Dale answers questions such as:
1. Do plants have a nitrogen preference for nitrates or ammonia?
2. I want to eliminate the undergravel filter in my tank because I blame
it for poor plant growth. Is there a way to simply turn off the UGF
so I dont have to completely tear down the tank? I'm afraid of what will
happen to all the bacteria under the filter plate.
The publication is usually 25-30 pages long and contains good info.
Membership dues are $15.00yr, U.S./Canada/Mexico and $28.00/yr, all
Send check or money order to
Dorothy Reimer (Membership)
83 Cathcart St.
CANADA N6C 3L9
(All funds must be in U.S. Currency)
AGA is a non-profit organization.
JOIN THE AQUATIC GARDENERS ASSOCIATION