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Re: NFC: AATP....

OK, now I wish I had followed the thread on filterless aquariums :) Emperor
Josh, how do I get to the archives?

That's another point that might be good to bring up on the web site, that
AAT project sponsors are expected to be reasonably involved with their
project beyond just presenting a tank and fish that they have been given for
free to a classroom. Maybe one of our current project sponsors could do a
little writeup on what they have done and how they continue to be involved
so potential sponsors can get a better idea of the responsibilities. I'm
sure some picture having to empty their wallets, being pestered by questions
on a daily basis, or having to constantly work on the tank. That would
certainly be a concern of mine if I was unfamiliar with the program.


On Thu, 8 Feb 2001 13:44:18 -0600, Dakota wrote:

>  All good points Tony... This teacher and I are talking about splitting
>  cost of a 75 gal. tank to get the ball rolling and I even suggested to
>  that a filterless aquarium is a positive way to go if the water
>  maintaintence is kept up along with having a lot of native plants growing
>  help with filtration/water requirements.
>  > We should post that info clearly, along with any prerequisites (such as
>  > becoming a NFC member) on the main AATP page. I've already received
>  > inquiries about the AATP since the Marineland info was announced than I
>  did
>  > through all of last year.
>  >
>  > It would also help to clearify exactly what we are and are not able to
>  > provide, and what situations we will not support (fish to be released
>  the
>  > summer, tanks stocked with exotics, and personal breeding programs in
>  > aquaria). It would help me immensely if interested parties were aware
>  > that info before asking any questions.
>  >
>  > I think many just want to know what they can get for free and are
>  off
>  > when they find out complete tank setups (incl. gravel, water
>  > maintenance equipment, etc.) are currently not part of the picture.
>  Posting
>  > more info about what is available will help weed out the less serious
>  > individuals and let us spend more time helping those who are truly
>  > interested.
>  >
>  > Also, can anyone recommend a reliable free email account to be used as
>  > AATP contact? The Netscape account we are using now has been nothing
>  > trouble.
>  >
>  > Thanks,
>  > Tony Gustafson

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