sfbaaps is a regional community of planted aquarium enthusiasts living in and around the greater San Francisco Bay Area, from Monterey to Sacramento. We strive to enrich our members’ aquatic gardening experience while advancing our hobby. To meet these goals, sfbaaps facilitates regular events which include Open Houses, speaker presentations, and plant swaps. This website and online discussion forum serve our membership. We invite you to share in our excitement for aquatic gardening.

Membership is free and open to all members of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

As a member you get:

  • Member status on the sfbaaps Forums
  • To Meet and get to know club members with like-minded interests
  • Discuss General Planted Aquaria matters
  • Participation in “group buys” of fish, plants and supplies
  • Ability to purchase plants from our other members, sometimes just for the cost of shipping
  • See what our members are doing with their tanks
  • Invitation to our monthly events (Open Houses/Meet & Swaps hosted by our members, LFSs, and other venues)

After you’ve registered, a member of the Administration team will review and approved your membership. You should receive your registration information within 24 hours.

Note: Your username must be in the format Firstname Lastname (i.e., John Smith). Monikers and nicknames you may use on other websites (i.e., plantgeek, superduper, etc.) are not allowed. Your registration may be denied if it does not follow the suggested format above.