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Do any of you guys have subscriptions to either Aquarium Fish or Tropical Fish Hobbyist? I know Tropical Fish Hobbyist allows the free trial issue, which was really cool. I am not that into marine aquariums (one day, I will), however, so I was thinking about Aqurium Fish since it is more focused on Tropical, but I haven't seen one of those magazines before. Is it nice? Let me know your input! Thanks!

Oh yeah, if you have any other magazine that you would like to introduce. PLEASE go right ahead!
 

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TFHM is very high quality. Even if I ignore the marine content I think I get more than enough out of it to justify a subscription. They are also really stepping up the planted tank content which is a plus.
 

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AFM is more of a magazine for beginners. I find that the content in TFH is usually more advanced and pertains to my interests.
 

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I get both but TFH is definitely my fav hobbyist magazine to date. The pictures are always amazing and I think the quality and diversity of the articles is usually higher. (It's also pretty funny how the issues "mirror" each other in topic from month to month... gotta love those competition wars...)

Of course, I also just splurged on a Practical Fishkeeping subscription ($100/year YIKES) but apparently I won't start actually getting it till next year due to overseas shipping... (that part sucks too...)
 

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Of course, I also just splurged on a Practical Fishkeeping subscription ($100/year YIKES) but apparently I won't start actually getting it till next year due to overseas shipping... (that part sucks too...)
Wow, So that's what a script costs.
I check - read the pfk web page every day or so.
 

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I like TFH too. Years ago Karen Randall used to have a column in AF. I loved her articles. I quit subscribing when she left.
 

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Haha it's not even a competition between the two magazines. :D Thanks guys! I'll go right on and subscribe to TFH now! :proud:
 

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A few months ago you could get a one year online subscription for $1.
 

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A few months ago you could get a one year online subscription for $1.
I missed the boat on that one. What is really bad is that they were advertising it on sites I was visiting and I never even noticed. In the end I paid for the print + electronic version.
 

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I missed the boat on that one. What is really bad is that they were advertising it on sites I was visiting and I never even noticed. In the end I paid for the print + electronic version.
I almost missed it. I got in on the last day. :)
 

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I get both but TFH is definitely my fav hobbyist magazine to date. The pictures are always amazing and I think the quality and diversity of the articles is usually higher. (It's also pretty funny how the issues "mirror" each other in topic from month to month... gotta love those competition wars...)

Of course, I also just splurged on a Practical Fishkeeping subscription ($100/year YIKES) but apparently I won't start actually getting it till next year due to overseas shipping... (that part sucks too...)
That sucks. Don't you have them in barnes&noble in your area? We do, and it cost $13 or so per issue. I never bought it myself but I was reading it in B&N and I was very impressed.
 

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I've had subscriptions to Aquarium Fish, FAMA and Tropical Fish Hobbyist and TFH is probably the best of the bunch. AF is for beginners and FAMA used to be geared toward the scientific/hardcore fishkeeper until it was bought out. I used to buy Practical Fishkeeping at Borders in NYC, but they stopped carrying it. That was my favorite.
 

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How was practical fish keeping? :) Were there anything special they included in their articles?
 

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TFH has been a GREAT aid for many years. It is indeed more in-depth and scientific compared to AFM. Up to a couple years ago I used to collect them and indeed they proved VERY useful having the archive to go back and check certain things.

Too bad it´s no longer available in Mexico... I might try to subscribe to the online version
 
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