Re: NANFA-- Idiots at work

Leo Arieux (
Wed, 1 May 2002 15:01:36 -0500 (CDT)

We start younger....<BG>.I started in this hobby about 54 years ago when
I was 12.
Sheeh you wouldn't believe the advances
that have been made since then....why we only had rock aquariums "back
then" and collected prehistoric fish.

Natives are still the same but there is a vast number of tropicals that
were not even known then...not even listed in Innes' book. That was the
fish bible then,
still a great book but somewhat outdated on a species list.

Most of the advise on collecting, setting up, planting, keeping and
breeding fish basically remains the same. In fact I have three "Exotic
Aquarium Fishes" books of various pub. dates by Wm.T. Innes (this
includes my very first aquarium book...his).

Monday will be a "quickie"....We leave at 6:00am and return at 2:00 pm.
just enough time to get the lay of the land and do a little collecting.
Then we will set up time to spend a day in that area exploring
more collection sites. I need to check out the water conditions (pH,
dH,TDS, Temp.,
Turbidity etc. for my records.

Only wish Martin could join us.....Well maybe "next time". What say you
I would like to tempt B G into joining us also....How about it Beeg ?

Have fun and stay well,


"Never kick a cow chip on a hot day"
Will Rogers

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