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GDominy 01-26-2005 11:37 PM

Greater Victoria, B.C. - New fish club
Several fish enthusiasts in the Greater victoria area are starting to toss around the idea of forming a new fish club.. Something that will let us swap fish, shrimp and plants, share idea's and hte like. I will be building a website for the group, but we are still trying to guage interest in the idea.

If you live on Vancouver Island, in the Greater Victoria area, please feel to post a responses indicating interest.


Gareth Dominy

christyf5 01-26-2005 11:42 PM

I'm in Nanaimo but count me in! :icon_bigg

Christy :)

Aulonochromis 01-27-2005 03:15 AM

Sounds like a good idea to me. :proud:

I've often wondered why there is not a club on the island. I've seen quite a few people from Van Isle. on various fish forums, there seems to be quite a few hobbyists here. It would be a great resource, especially since the fish stores are really limited in what they sell.

csfish 01-27-2005 05:40 AM

Just to borrow this site's title, can it be a "Planted Tank" club? Or does a Fish Club that includes plants (and other critters) have broader appeal?

GDominy 01-27-2005 04:29 PM

Due to the relatively small population that we have here I think it would probably be best to keep as broad a spectrum as possible.

There will most definately be plant specific trades, discussions, etc... But it might be a bit too early to start specifiying down to that level exclusively.

Maybe have it something along the lines of the "Greater Victoria Fish and Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts" or something along those lines..?

Or "Vancouver Island Fish and Aquatic Plant Community" - VIFAP?

GDominy 01-27-2005 05:05 PM

I am working on getting info together for listing this Group as a non-profit society. This would entitle the group to apply for grants from the CRD (doubtful, but why not)and Lottery commission (so you get money from Bingo nights in the city).

As a registered society we could get import permits for plants and fish, and make orders for rare or hard to find items.

csfish 01-28-2005 07:57 AM

"VIFAP" sounds good....

GDominy 01-31-2005 06:00 PM

I am setting up the first draft of the site now...

TKD 02-02-2005 06:24 AM

Hi All,

Great Idea! :proud:
I would be intersted in joining a fish club.
I have had many years of fish keeping.


bomber 02-10-2005 05:43 AM

I think a local club would be great

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