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>Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 09:25:04 -0400
>From: "Andy Sheppard" <andysheppard at netzero_net>
>This is a store here in Delaware where I live. When the owner of the store
>called me I could not believe it either. I knew he had been working on it
>for a few years. I thought it was just the workings of a mad scientist. So
>I took up his offer and visited the store. I could not believe my eyes.
>There were multiple tanks containing freshwater and saltwater fish. These
>tanks have been running with ZERO fish loss for months. He has the
>processes used to obtain these results patented. I may not agree with the
>idea, but it is something to behold.
Sorry, I ain't buyin' it. Not the fishies, not the process.
I would like to see the Fish-O-Rama folks spend a week drinking nothing but
saltwater. Perhaps then they would have a better understanding of
Or, perhaps they could develop a process to convert humans to saltwater
drinkers! I mean, if seals can do it, we should have that potential,
right? This would be more impressive than getting saltwater fish to
survive in freshwater, and equally patentable I would think. Imagine the
benefit to mankind!
(Perhaps the tanks are all a holographic illusion. That would be a good
patent, too. Holographic aquaria. No wonder you don't need to change the
Carmen C. Robinett, Ph.D.
Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology
401 Barker Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3202
FAX (510) 642-7846