Re: NANFA-- Most extreme aquarist

Rose Lawn Museum (
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 11:42:05 -0500

Then I think Casper & Ray Wolff definitely qualify with their ponds. Also,
Dustin & Chip with the extreme pursuit of fish on the Monster FL trip.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 08:45 AM 3/1/03 -0500, you 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!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jay DeLong" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 10:47 AM
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Most extreme aquarist
>> At 09:04 PM 2/27/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>> >TFH is working on an issue on the most extreme aquarists around. Do any
>> >you think you qualify? Do you know of any other NANFA members who do?
>> >They're looking for aquarists who really push the limits.
>> In what ways? Number of tanks? Number of species bred? Distances
>> --
>> Jay DeLong
>> Olympia, WA
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