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post #37 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
I didn't even realize aquarium keeping can be dated that long ago.

Makes me want to hunt antique tanks!
They go back thousands of years if you count keeping fish in bowls but the glass rectangular tanks we're all familiar with date back to the 1850's in Europe and the U.S. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, who invented the terrarium or Wardian Case in England in 1829, I think is the originator of the glass rectangular aquarium even though Robert Warington is credited with inventing the Warrington Case aka aquarium in 1852 also in England.

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