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Re: Goals for my Planted Aquaria
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Goals for my Planted Aquaria
- From: "Phil Edwards" <biotypical at hotmail_com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:05:38 -0400
"What are your personal goals with a planted tank?"
It's funny you should ask that Tom, I've been thinking a lot lately of
Neil's stages of the Evolution of the Planted Aquarist and how things have
changed for me over time.
Goal Numero Uno- Personal Enjoyment
I've reached the point where I just want to sit on my old couch and stare at
a pretty tank. I don't want to spend great deals of time up to my elbows
pruning and maintaining any longer. I've done the whole
grow-as-many-species-as-possible and the
how-high-can-I-get-my-electricity-bill things and now just want to enjoy the
results of what I've learned with as little effort as possible.
2- Self Improvement
I'm always interested in improving my aquascaping skills and horticultural
technique. Whoever here says they're not interested in having that little
blue ribbon from AGA is either lying or they're not telling the truth. :)
When I first started I was most interested in doing well in competition to
make a name for myself. Now I'm more interested in learning better ways of
growing plants and making my tanks pretty with them. I've also come to the
point where I've learned a lot of general stuff and am more interested in a
few specific types of plants and learning as much about them as possible.
Three- Personal Enjoyment
Yeah, it's worth mentioning twice. That's why we do this whole thing, isn't
Phil Edwards in bright sunny Charlotte, NC
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