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Freshwater Aquarium Magazine

Anyone subscribe to this? I feel like enjoying this hobby too much and would like get a magazine just for fun. $28 for 1 Year... not that bad.

So any comments or experiences with this magazine anybody?


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I am also interested in ordering the magazine, but I want to know if it's worth the money first


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I subscribe to Aquarium Fish International, its nice in that I can read on salt, fresh, planted and inverts often all in one issue.


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AFI and TFH both look like they have more saltwater info than would be healthy for my wallet to be exposed to. I can't find any information about "Freshwater Aquarium Magazine" is that the exact title?
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I love Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine. I've read it for years; seems to have the most substance. The also have an electronic version that is real cheap.
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I agree with ScottFish. I quit subscribing to TFH just because there was so much in it I never had time to read all of it. If you join Aquatic Gardeners Association, their magazine which comes with that is another great one.

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I agree with ScottFish. I quit subscribing to TFH just because there was so much in it I never had time to read all of it. If you join Aquatic Gardeners Association, their magazine which comes with that is another great one.
oh cool thanks. For AGA, any fees/ monthly/ yearly to get in? Does the magazine come as a perks joining?

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I love Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine. I've read it for years; seems to have the most substance. The also have an electronic version that is real cheap.
Yeah 13 bucks, but I like print stuff, last forever hehe.


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The AGA magazine is really a pamphlet vs a real magazine. The occasional decent article but overall below average content. Find more and better here and other forums (including AGAs). I did not re-join.
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I've never heard of Freshwater aquarium magazine. Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine closed over a year ago. I have never heard anyone say too much information is a bad thing! I like TFH and AFI, leaning more toward TFH. Both are great magazines. The only other one I know of is Practical Fishkeeping, a British magazine, also top quality articles. George Farmer is their plant guy. TFH has Rhonda Wilson as their plant columnist, and Amano with a feature article in every issue, plus often other feature articles on plants by a variety of people, including myself, Jason Baliban, the guy known in the forums as "Mellowvision", and "Riparium Guy" from this forum had an article in TFH.

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PFK (practical fish hobbyist) is my favorite. It is UK-based, so many of the product reviews don't help us, but I find it very enjoyable and informative in a different way than TFH. TFH tends to go deep and detailed. Sometimes too detailed for me. Amani has an article each month, but I don't get much out of them.

I like PFK and TFH most of all others, if I could only have one it would be PFK.

I get more info from places like this and the web. I like the magazines for general interest and exposure to new things. PFK does a little more of that than the others.


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I haven't heard of Freshwater Aquarium Magazine either.

I get both TFH and AFI. I have looked at PFK online and really like the look of it...but at $82 for a one year US subscription I'm afraid I just can't do it. I didn't look for an online version, I might check into that. But I really prefer to have a hard copy.

There's a fairly new Aussie mag called Redfish that I am checking out. It is online only and I have downloaded all the issues (4 so far), but not read them yet. They have Australian, European and N American editions available. No hard copy, but it is free.
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CrazyCat can you post a link to Redfish. I'd like to take a look at that one. I think fish mag subscriptions are going on my christmas list this year
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I haven't heard of Freshwater Aquarium Magazine either.

I get both TFH and AFI. I have looked at PFK online and really like the look of it...but at $82 for a one year US subscription I'm afraid I just can't do it. I didn't look for an online version, I might check into that. But I really prefer to have a hard copy.

There's a fairly new Aussie mag called Redfish that I am checking out. It is online only and I have downloaded all the issues (4 so far), but not read them yet. They have Australian, European and N American editions available. No hard copy, but it is free.
I've been talking with David from RedFish as well. They are a pretty good, up and coming magazine.

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I use to buy different magazines all the time but I find I get a lot more valuable information in these forums then in the magazine! Plus on these forums there is so much more pleasurable information and it's more personal and I feel apart of it and there are always so many wonderful pictures to look at! No magazine will ever give the reader everything that can be seen and read on the pages of this website!
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I heard a rumor that Rhonda Wilson will be doing a live chat in a few weeks on TFH's Forum. Should be interesting; she's great!
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