Planted Tanks with Chuck's Dirted Tanks

Discussion in 'Other Clubs' Events' started by John Moyles, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. John Moyles

    John Moyles New Member


    Join the Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) as we host Chuck Michael of Chuck's Dirted Tanks for a talk about planted aquaria on Sunday January 12th, 2020 at noon at DoubleTree by Hilton Appleton 150 S. Nicolet St, Appleton, WI 54914

    The presentation will discuss why live plants fell out of favor and why they are regaining so much popularity. The discussion will cover his personal experience and growth in the art of cultivating plants. It will also get into the benefits of an all natural low tech symbiotic plant/fish aquarium set up. It will include a discussion on substrate, water quality, and lighting. Further, the presentation will cover whether there is a need for higher tech methods , such as supplemental fertilization, CO2, and the use of higher intensity lighting. There also will be a "how to" demonstration of any easy start, low tech aquarium set up. The discussion will be done in very practical easy to apply terms. Included, will be a discussion on plants that have flourished under the all natural conditions and what would be good for the beginner.

    The talk will be followed by an awards ceremony, raffle, and auction of donated items.

    The event will be immediately followed by the GBAS January Meeting so stick around and see what GBAS does.

    Tickets are $2 and are available at the door or online. Tickets include a door prize raffle ticket. The first 25 groups to buy tickets will receive a complementary gift bag. Tickets are available here:

    Chuck has had over 45 years of experience with Tropical Fish. 35 of those years he has been directly involved in the retail pet field. He is a generalist in his experience, but, in the last few years has focused on cultivating aquarium plants using low tech methods that are conducive to the health of fish. Currently, Chuck has 20 aquariums ( all without filters) and 2 outdoor ponds. He has been an active member of the Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyist Club and Madison Aquatic Gardeners Club. Refreshments will be available on site. Tickets are non-refundable

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