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Old 02-02-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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Tropical Fish Hobbyist... From 1975




I am a Big fan (for the most part) of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine. Well in late December I took a trip to a local thrift store and found a TFH magazine from January of 1975! I have read through a little of it and am amazed at how far the hobby has advanced over the last 36 years.

I would like to see if, maybe, I could scan the whole thing on my printer so that I would have it as an online book.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:08 AM   #2
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Thats a pretty good find! I thought I had a few old ones at 1992. Shows how long ive been "fishin"
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:13 AM   #3
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Wow what an awesome find!
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What fish is that on the cover?
An Anabantoid? or a cichlid?
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:21 AM   #5
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What fish is that on the cover?
An Anabantoid? or a cichlid?
It is a Macropodus cupanus cupanus, or spiked paradise fish.


I was really amazed that I was luckey enough to catch this thing. I just wonder who brought it in?
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
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It is a Macropodus cupanus cupanus, or spiked paradise fish.


I was really amazed that I was luckey enough to catch this thing. I just wonder who brought it in?
Nice, you don't see those these days. They are pretty.
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Nice, you don't see those these days. They are pretty.
That is what I thought when I first saw the magazine, (and read the name of the fish...)


Another thing that is amazing is the price of the advertized items: Less then $40 for a diatom filter and $1-2 live food cultures. I even saw an add that had a picture of a semi-canister filter. Really cool.
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Scan it in if possible would like to read it! Thx
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$40 was a lot of money back then.. You have to account for inflation.
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Scan it in if possible would like to read it! Thx
I just sent an Email to TFH too see if doing that would be legal/OK. If they do not have a problem with it, I will deffinatly do it!
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$40 was a lot of money back then.. You have to account for inflation.
*Facepalm* Whoops! I should have thought about that a bit more...
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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Very nice find, dude!
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:54 PM   #13
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Darn. I just got an Email back from TFH which said that scanning it would break(?) the copyright...
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Can you send it to a few ppl by email? I really want to see it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #15
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Well, if you want to part with it, you can put it up on the S&S.
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