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Have you ever wanted to make the fish in your tank happier and healthier by adding live plants?

Were you ever awed by the beauty of an aquascaped aquarium and wanted to try it yourself?

Thought you were the only one in the Pittsburgh area who cared about such things? PAPAS is here to help!

News -  Our December 6th Meeting at Oddball Pets will be our Annual Christmas Party. Everyone is asked to bring something for the meal. As of the publishing of this article, we have Pulled Pork and Pumpkin roll on the list. You can post what you’re planning on the PAPAS Discussion page on Facebook, or email a club officer so we can avoid duplication of deserts. We will also be reviewing the AGA Aquascaping contest entries and rounding out further details on plans for 2016



The Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society fondly remembers Takashi Amano. Without his vision, the planted aquarium hobby would simply not be what it is today. His vision, drive and relentless pursuit of creating Nature in an aquarium introduced planted tanks to many, and spawned an entire industry. He passed August 4th, 2015 from pneumonia as a complication of his battle with cancer. PAPAS sends its most sincere condolences to Amano’s family and loved ones.


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