a Aquarium Plants • P.O. Box 3 • DK-8530 H|ortshoe| •

enmark • Fax: +45 86 22 84 66

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tropica tropica

A Growing Success

Tropica Aquarium Plants P.O. Box 3 ■ DK-8530 Hjortshoej ■ Denmark Tel.: +45 86 22 05 66 ■ Fax: +45 86 22 84 66 e-mail: [email protected]

Table of Contents


Report Card 4

Crypts in the Wild

Looking for Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia in the Philippines.

Jan D. Bastmeijer 5

Science for Aquarists

Substrates for the Planted Aquarium. Jamie S. Johnson 1 7

Starting a Planted Aquaria Club

Starting an Aquarium Club. John Glaeser 29

Make a Note

New Managing Director at Tropica, Denmark 32

Errata and Addenda 32

In Your Tank

Love the Algae. Brad Metz 33

All photographs by the outhor unless othrerwise noted.

Cover: Cladophora aegagropila, an unusual ball alga from lakes in southern Russia. Photo by Jan Ole Pedersen, Tropica Aquarium Plants, Denmark


Main office:

7 Gateview Court San Francisco 94116 Fax: 415-731-7797

Publisher and Editor:

Dave Gomberg

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