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RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1567

Not sure this is the answer you seek, but...

My tanks ARE my investment strategy (in myself!)... <grin>

I probably spend far too much money and time in my planted tanks (and I
seem to have MORE tanks each month... ).. 

For ME, it's all about doing something that is NOT my chosen profession
(I'm a workaholic) and I get a great deal of satisfaction out of ALL my
tanks, whether they're ones that I set up to try to get ever-closer to
the "amano/dutch/processdujour" standard, or the ones that I don't have
to do much with yet they look gorgeous anyways, to the ones that are
yummy by serendipity...

What they DO for me is provide me with some balance that I need in my
life, and that means a GOOD long-term investment.. 

Actually, maybe this IS the answer you seek, for I tend to invest my
money the same way (without too much detail OR reaction to what's
happening this week, but with a focus towards the long run).. 



> Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 16:24:40 EST
> From: MrTorts at aol_com
> Subject: Does your approach to planted tanks match your 
> investment philosophy?
>        This list has "active" aquarists, testing all elements 
> daily, adding 
> this and that by the hour, and doing big water changes every 
> couple days.  On 
> the other hand, I'm sure many, if not most, follow a more 
> "passive" approach, 
> as promoted in Diana Walstad's <A 
> HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0967377307/102-25
> 53175-0819320">Ecology of the Planted Aquarium : A Practical 
> Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist</A> .  
> Plant it, let it be, 
> enjoy what grows, and don't sweat it.
>        It occurs to me that this division is similar to that 
> between two 
> investment camps.  Active investors work on their portfolios 
> daily, trying to 
> beat the market.  Passive investors believe that the market is not 
> predictable, so the only way to beat the crowd is to not try 
> so hard, and 
> save the trading costs.  (Plant it, let it be, enjoy what 
> grows, and don't 
> sweat it.)
>        Are you the same in both areas, relatively active or 
> passive?    
> David Brown