Welcome to the home of the Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society.
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!
Many Thanks to Phil Edwards for the spectacular presentation on Substrates for the Planted Aquarium!
Remember there will be no monthly meeting for May, please join PAPAS at the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society’s Spring Auction at North Hampton Fire Hall in Gibsonia PA.
On June 7th Graham Hunt will lecture on Carnivorous Bog Plants.
In his own words:
This borderline obsession with carnivorous plants began with buying a single flytrap at an arts festival. After finding out that 2 species of Sarracenia (North American pitcher plants) occurred in my home state, and a leading conservation organization was located only 12 miles from home, there was no turning back. I interned at Meadowview Biological Research Station the next year and still go back to volunteer.
3 years after that first flytrap and I now grow over 130 species, hybrids, and cultivars of carnivorous plants; have discovered 3 new populations of carnivores in Virginia and possibly one in North Carolina; have work published in 2 international publications; have visited a handful of sites that are home to critically endangered species with TNC permission, and am having a Sarracenia hybrid named after me.
For the lecture I will be giving I will cover the cultivation requirements for these bizarre yet beautiful plants, their ecology, and how they're faring in the wild. There may even be a chance to take some of these wonderful plants home with you!