Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
The unbelievable modern aquarium
When I started keeping fishy aquariums in the early 60s, it was the dark ages of the hobby. Aquarium maintenance meant, monthly scrubbing of the emptied aquarium with your fishes and plants in a bucket; resetting your aquarium after washing the substrata, replanting the plants, literally 100% water change, and then pouring the fishes into the aquarium without any thought to cycling. Our fishes (most of them) survived! Hats off to these great fishes!!!!!!
Now compare this period to today
If I was Rip-van-Winkle, I would not believe my eyes and senses-----------------------
It is simply unbelievable what all of you have achieved. My congratulations to all of you, it is your joint efforts which achieved it. That includes those who consider themselves failures, for they too contributed in supporting the movement towards modern aquarium hobby by supporting it by their interest and commercial contribution.
The art of aquarium keeping has now become the science of aquarium keeping.
All oldies would agree. What say you old sinner?