2017 Events

DateEventHostLocationTopic
01/28January 2017 MeetingKaren SineHerndon, VACavan Allen - Dealing with Problems in a Planted Tank. Plus, a recap of his trip to Amano's huge planted tank in Lisbon, Portugal.
02/25February 2017 MeetingViktor GyorffyGaithersburg, MDSean Murphy - Mineralized Soil Substrates
03/25March 2017 MeetingGhazanfar GhoriBrambleton, VAGhazanfar Ghori - Fertilizers in a Planted Aquarium
04/22April 2017 MeetingTim KolesGlenn Dale MDMini Talks on Sumps, Lisbon Aquarium, and Surface Skimmers
05/27May 2017 MeetingCristy KeisterLaurel, MDMichael Barber - Ponds
06/24June 2017 MeetingLinus ChenOakton, VANick Kinser - CO2 Systems
07/22July 2017 MeetingRachel O'LearyMount Wolf, PARachel O'Leary - Topic TBD
08/26August 2017 MeetingGabriel AndradeMontgomery Village, MDErik Lucas - Topic TBD
09/23September 2017 MeetingBecca GoldringDamascus, MDCara Wade - Best of Both Worlds: A Guide to Building Planted Paludariums
10/28October 2017 MeetingJen WilliamsHerndon, VAChris Lukhaup - Topic TBD
12/03Holiday PotluckKris WeinholdColumbia, MDBring a dish and enjoy! Note SUNDAY meeting date.

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Previous Years Meetings:

December 2016 Meeting - Potluck - Bring a dish and enjoy!
September 2016 Meeting - Chance Peragine: Apistophile
August 2016 Meeting - Jen Williams: Aquascaping Demo
July 2016 Meeting
June 2016 Meeting - Cara Wade: Algae
May 2016 Meeting - Kris Weinhold - Photographing Aquariums and Their Inhabitants
April 2016 Meeting - Mark Denaro: Water Gardens
March 2016 Meeting - Cavan Allen: Plant Species Talk
January 2016 Meeting - Joshua Wiegert: Loricariids for Planted Aquariums
2015 Holiday Party - Enjoy great food and plant talk with GWAPA members. Regular auction too!
September 2015 meeting - Collecting Fish and Plants from the Wild: Viktor Gyorffy in Guyana, GWAPA members in Florida
August 2015 meeting - Aquarium Automation
June 2015 meeting - Bob Bock - North American Native Fish
May 2015 meeting - Becca Goldring - rainwater collection system and plant-friendly dwarf cichlids
March 2015 meeting - Speaker: Josh Wiegert
February 2015 Meeting - Speaker: Sam - How to get started with planted aquariums; his experiences.
January 2015 Meeting - Speaker: Cavan Allen - Plant Genus Talk
Holiday Potluck - Potluck -- please specify what you're bringing on the forum.
October Meeting - Custom Aquarium Stand Building
GWAPA Annual Picnic – August 2014 - Annual Picnic
July Meeting - Amanda Wenger - Growing Aquatic Plants Emersed in Greenhouses
June Meeting - Cavan Allen - Bacopa genus talk
May Meeting - Speaker: Karen Randall
Joint Meeting with ACLC - Sean Murphy: Basics of Planted Aquariums
March Meeting - Bucephalandra
February Meeting - Kris Weinhold & Eugen Leontie: LED Lighting
January Meeting - Cavan Allen: Organics in the Planted Aquarium and their Impact
Holiday Potluck 2013
October 2013 Meeting - Shane Linder - Catfish in the Planted Aquarium
July Tank Tours
June 2013 Meeting
May 2013 Meeting
April 2013 Meeting - Jason Baliban - Photographing Aquariums
March 2013 Meeting - Speaker: Sean Murphy
February 2013 Meeting - Cavan Allen - North American Native Plants and Responsible Plant Collecting
January 2013 Meeting - Kris Weinhold - Basics of Planted Aquariums and Aquascaping
Holiday Potluck 2012
October 2012 Meeting
September 2012 Meeting
August 2012 – Tank Tours
July Meeting - Karen Randall: Collecting in Thailand

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June 2012 Meeting - Joshua Wiegert: Utricularia Species

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May 2012 Meeting - Fertilization (Beginner to Advanced Methods)
April 2012 Meeting - Cavan Allen: Plant Talk (Eriocaulaceae)
March 2012 Meeting - Lighting
February 2012 Meeting - Nature or Iwagumi Style Aquascapes (dependent on member voting)
January 2012 – National Zoo Tour - Tour of Amazonia Exhibit.
Holiday Potluck 2011
October 2011 Meeting (ACLC joint meeting)
September 2011 Meeting
July 2011 meeting
June 2011 meeting
May Meeting - Dutch Aquascaping
April 2011 Meeting - DIY Workshop
March 2011 Meeting - Topic TBD
February 2011 Meeting - Aquascaping Styles
January 2011 Meeting - Tropica Tour
Nov/Dec Holiday Potluck - Holiday Potluck
October 2010 Meeting
August Meeting - Aquascaping Contest Results
Cavan's Plant Series: Rotalas
July Meeting - Aquascaping: Critiques/Small Adjustments
June Meeting - Aquascaping: Prepping & Photographing a Tank for Contest Submission
May Meeting - Aquascaping: Trimming & Maintenance
April 2010 Meeting - Aquascaping: Planting the hardscape
March 2010 Meeting - Aquascaping: Hardscaping Workshop
February 2010 Meeting - Fertilizing a Planted Aquarium
January 2010 Meeting - Conservation of Rare Plants Using Tissue Culture
Nov/Dec 2009 Holiday Potluck
October 2009 Meeting - Acanthaceae (Hygrophila/Staurogyne)
September 2009 Meeting - Taking the Next Step (Going High Tech)
August 2009 Meeting - Carnivorous Plants
Get to know your Ludwigias! (July 2009 Meeting Notes) - Ludwigias
June 2009 Meeting - Container Water Gardening
Pressurized CO2 (May 2009 Meeting Notes) - CO2 Systems
April 2009 Meeting - Growing Aquatic Plants Emersed
March 2009 Meeting - DIY Workshop
February 2009 Meeting - Lighting a Planted Aquarium
January 2009 Meeting - Collecting and Preparing Driftwood for Aquarium Use
Nov/Dec 2008 Meeting - Holiday Potluck
October 2008 Meeting - Photographing your Aquarium
September 2008 Meeting - Soil Substrates
August 2008 Meeting - Fertilization by Jeff Ucciardo
July 2008 Meeting - Luis Navarro: Aquascaping Demonstration
June 2008 Meeting - Bob Bock: Native Plant-Friendly Fish
April 2008 Meeting - Aquascaping Indepth 201 + 2.5G Aquascaping Contest Kickoff
March 2008 Meeting - Aquascaping Indepth 101 + Hardscaping Workshop
February 2008 Meeting - Algae 101
January 2008 Meeting - Golden Ratio Principle + 180G Aquascaping Demo
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