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AMANO RETURNS!

2004 AGA Convention:
November 12-14, Washington DC
We are pleased to announce that the 5th AGA Convention will be hosted
by the Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association at
the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Washington DC.
Registration is a ridiculously-low $49 for the first 50 registrants,
then $59 until October 28th, when it jumps to the $79 late rate.

The weekend's activities include a field trip, workshops,
a banquet and an overflowing auction on Sunday with many rare plants.
The convention features information-packed presentations from international
experts. Aquascaping master Takashi Amano will share his world-renowned
techniques as he designs an aquascape live, right before your very eyes!
You have read his many books, now come and meet him in person!
Jan D. Bastmeijer, who hosts the Crypt Pages website,
will discuss our focus plant, the Cryptocoryne.
Diana Walstad (Ecolology of the Planted Aquarium) is also confirmed
as a speaker. Mike Senske will be speaking on Paludariums.
Several other speakers and workshops are planned,
as well as the ever-popular Hospitality Suite every night.
There is a lot going on so don't miss out.

Thursday, Nov 11th - Welcoming at the Hospitality room,
Meet the speakers, other hobbyists from around the country

Friday, Nov 12th - Field trip:
Baltimore Aquarium,
Lunch (on your own) at the Inner Harbour,
Visit Aquarium Center

Convention kick off: Welcoming by AGA and GWAPA
Aquarium Ecology by Diana Walstad
Paludariums by Mike Senske
Hospitality room gathering

Saturday, Nov 13th - The show!
Cryptocorynes - Variety & Collecting by Jan D. Bastmeijer
Nature Aquariums - Takashi Amano
Lunch
Answer Session - Amano & Jan answer your questions
Focus Groups (two sessions)
You're the judge! Cast your vote for best aquascape.

Banquet: Seated dinner, Awesome Aquascapes - a judges perspective,
AGA Aquascaping Contest Award ceremony, Aquacaping talk by Takashi Amano
Hospitality room gathering

Sunday, Nov 14th - All Day Silent and Live Auction

There IS a registration cap!


REGISTER NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!

Sean

Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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Wow, that sounds like an amazing event! I wish I could go!

Hmm, I wonder if Sean is going to attend Jan's seminars? Haha.

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Sean is Jan's 'best friend' for the weekend. Being the chair of the speakers committee for the convention I get to 'assign' people to our speakers.

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Too bad it is like the other side of the world for me
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Im probably going to this.
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It will be nice to meet you there. The next GWAPA meeting is in May, have you thought about joining us?

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I have considered joining GWAPA, the only thing is I have a pretty tight schedule and am finding it hard to go to meetings and such during the week. I am a member of PVAS and have not been able to make it to any meetings. That would be great to meet im looking forward to it. Are you a PVAS member, I think we might have met at the fall PVAS Lecture/Fish show.
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The next GWAPA meeting is in May, have you thought about joining us?
Where and when do you meet?
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We usually have meetings in members homes. We get to
check out their setup. Usually there's a talk on a specific topic
and then we have a mini-auction. You'll see plants at the mini-auction
you'll never see in a petstore. There's almost always a few rare plants.
Plants go CHEAP. The May meeting is at Sean's home where he'll
be talking about Soil Substrates. He's been doing this for YEARS
so we'll get some good info and can see the results of a soil substrate
tank first hand.

For more information check out the website at
www.gwapa.org and the forum at www.gwapa.org/forum
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I should have asked for this to be given a Sticky.

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Buck always comes through.

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Too bad it is like the other side of the world for me
Thats right, I have the same problem
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Too bad it is like the other side of the world for me
Thats right, I have the same problem
You guys could go to the international Crypt. convention in October, I think it is in England this year. That would make me very jealous of you.

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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