questions about list
- Hi all!
What are you guys doing right?
Well, you're answering every question, paying attention to what we need, and
attempting to be concientious about telling newbies what might be a mistake
What could be improved on?
Well, I also wish that there were not so many entire messages copied to the
list. It does make things rather long. I know that there is nothing to be
done about that other than suggesting that people try not to do it.
One thing I think would be interesting is maybe having a "newbie topic of
the week" to discuss. Sometimes the simple things that seem so obvious to
some of you (and I notably did not include myself, as I am still a newbie)
are not so obvious to people just starting out.
I would like to throw a question out there, just for fun......how did you
get started fishkeeping? I would love to hear about what size tank, mishaps
that occured, fish that you had, etc. That, and why you keep the fish you
I will post mine if you will post yours! :-)
Lisa G and Vegas
- In a message dated 11/1/99 7:31:51 AM EST, aussiefan@... writes:
> One thing I think would be interesting is maybe having a "newbie topic ofI personally think that is a wonderful idea. I would benefit from something
> the week" to discuss. Sometimes the simple things that seem so obvious to
> some of you (and I notably did not include myself, as I am still a newbie)
> are not so obvious to people just starting out.
like that myself, and I know when I was first starting out it would have been
a god-send. It is very hard to find very basic information on the
internet...alot of basic sites don't quite supply enough, IMO.
- Lisa, great question!!! " How did you get started fishkeeping? ",
sounds like the begining of a good thread.....buckle up : )
July 1962, I turned 7, and soon realized that if I caught baitfish, in
the meadow streams, that my older cousins would let me tag along
fishing, in the Juniata River. I kept a number of species of native
minnows, and chubs, in a screen enclosure, in a dredged hole behind the
barn. And a fishkeper was born. Venturing farther into the
surrounding meadows, I discovered a population of Teselated Darters, and
convinced my Uncle to "lease" me a 6' x 2' x 4' deep concrete watering
trough, at the far end of one pasture. The trough was constantly fed by
a sand bottom spring, via a series of bambo pipes, with overflow at the
other end. Constant water exchange, and just enough turbulence not to
freeze solid in winter. This is where my first spawning took place, and
I've been hooked ever since. Joe LMD PA USA
PS. Thanks for the memories Lisa, now tell us yours.........