Re: NANFA-- Most extreme aquarist

Irate Mormon (
Sat, 1 Mar 2003 16:47:02 -0600

Man, these guys want LIGHWEIGHTS! Extreme couch potatoes, even.

On 1 Mar 2003 at 8:45, Bob Bock wrote:

> Hi, Jay. See TFH's ad in response to your question:
> Are You Crazy?
> Many aquarists refer to themselves boastfully as crazy. From
> cichlidiot to reefanatic, we recognize our obsession with our hobby.
> Some of us get so enamored of one or more species that we go to
> extremes to provide their proper care. A few hobbyists go even further
> and enter the far reaches of aquarium eccentricity. We want to feature
> some of these in a future issue.
> We'd like to hear from you if you or someone you know is one
> of
> these crazy aquarists who has a room-sized cichlid tank, or a reef
> tank you can scuba dive in, or a refrigerated raceway for trout, or a
> circular indoor pond for stingrays, or a paludarium greenhouse...well,
> you get the idea.
> And it's not just supersized tanks we're interested in. We'd
> like to
> hear about hobbyists who supervise water chemistry meticulously to
> keep and spawn fish like chocolate gouramis, or who work with
> demanding fish like electric or venomous species.
> In other words, we want to take a look at people who invest
> the
> research, time, and money necessary to properly house species that are
> generally considered inappropriate for the home aquarium. We don't
> want stories of redtail cats or pacus in 100-gallon tanks, but if you
> can report on a shouldn't-be-kept fish being properly maintained by a
> dedicated aquarist, we want to hear from you!


Jackson, MS

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