RE: Aquarium Hoyta/Today's Aquarium

>Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Dupla also operate the publishing
>house AD Aquadocumenta, the company which publishes (published?) Today's
>Aquarium? This small magazine used to be available in an English edition
>but they ceased publishing it years ago although it is still available
>in German and Italian. Dupla products and their use received extensive
>coverage in this magazine (at least when I was able to get the English
>language edition).

>Are there any subscribers to this list who can still get Today's
>Aquarium, in either the German or the Italian editions? Is there any
>indication in current copies of that magazine just what Dupla is up to?

>The reason I'm asking about this is not to criticize the company. George
>Booth obviously thinks their system works and has published wonderful
>articles and photographs proving his success with both Dupla's methods
>and their products. I hope it works (or else I'm going to end up with
>120 gallons of stinking swamp in my living room). But when I think about
>all of the changes that have taken place in this hobby over the past ten
>years (anybody talked to a Marine hobbyist lately?) I find it hard to
>believe that a company like Dupla would just stop their research. Or
>maybe I'm just ticked that they no longer seem to take those of us who
>live on this side of the pond (and speak English) very seriously - hence
>their lack of recent published information in English.

Good idea, what are these Germans up to? It seems that all the major players
in the aquatic plant world (at least the ones that are on the net anyway) [and
that now includes Tropica, Dupla, Dennerle and many others] now have sites
on the net. All of them (I think) have links that point to this mailing list-

What does this mean? I haven't seen mailing lists for aquatic plants in German or
Italian, (this may not mean that they don't exist) but it does mean that these 
companies recognise that there are a great deal of people out there who speak
English who are interested in Aquatic Plants (the links to us exist). 

Do they feel that that there is not enough of a commercial market for their 
magazine if they printed it in English? I own the complete collection of Today's
Aquarium that was printed in English and desperately wish that they would
reconsider printing it. 

>Does anybody think that a write in campaign to Dupla / AD Aquadocumenta
>would have any positive effect, i.e. get them to publish something in
>English which would document Dupla's (or any other European company's)
>current thinking about F/W aquarium maintenance?

If the magazine was dropped from production in English for financial reasons, 
isn't it time to reconsider, as there has been a large change in the industry and
your basic English speaking aquarist who keeps plants today _IS_ using CO2,
_IS_ fertilising daily, _IS_ using new technology lighting and _IS_ interested in
getting his hands on a German magazine that has in the past been reputed to
be the best in the world.

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