2020 Committee Members
Goals and Mission
The Port Elizabeth Aquarium and Aquascaping Club is a non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the hobby of fish keeping, showing and breeding, as well as Aquascaping and sustaining live aquatic plants in aquaria.
Our goals include:
- providing a forum of fellowship for the sharing of our common interest in aquariums and aquatic gardening.
- providing support and guidance to hobbyists of all skill levels through the free exchange of information, experience, and ideas.
- promoting knowledge of the science of keeping freshwater as well as marine fish and invertebrae.
- promoting the cultivation of aquatic plants for the pleasure of their scientific study; to improve understanding of growing techniques and to maintain a diversity of aquatic plants available to the hobby.
- promoting aquatic plants as elements of design in the art of aquascaping; to foster aquascaping as self expression and the pursuit of art for art’s sake.
- representing the aquarium hobby in the Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas; to encourage public interest and involvement in the hobby.
The Port Elizabeth Aquarium and Aquascaping Club Mission:
The Port Elizabeth Aquarium and Aquascaping Club’s mission is to bring together the expertise and experience of its members, with a purpose to share this information with others. The Club strives to safeguard the quality of life for aquarium organisms maintained in aquaria and promote an awareness of natural ecosystems in order to protect and share them with future generations.
By: Paul Barry-Cox What is an Under-Gravel Aquarium Filter? An under-gravel filter is pretty much what the name implies, a filter beneath your aquarium gravel or substrate. It is made up of a perforated or slotted sheet of plastic, slightly raised above the base glass to allow water flow downward, through the gravel and up …
With the increasing popularity of planted tanks and aquascaping, a few people are asking questions about High Tech or Low Tech setups.
To know Mother Nature, is to love her smallest creations’ Takashi Amano I often hear people ask what the difference is between a Planted Tank and Aquascape. Although it may sound like a straightforward question and an easy one to answer, there is quite a bit more to it than that.