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Old 10-04-2004, 03:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> We will lose our readers with this level of detail. This is why hobbyists often get turned off by the minutiae of scientific studies. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've found this to mostly dominate the freshwater end of the hobby. In my experience, the opposite is generally true for reefkeepers: the more minutiae, the better. Not sure why freshies haven't jumped more into the scientific/biologic aspects of what's going on in their tanks. I guess many reefkeepers begin with an interest in the ocean and the processes which occur in a marine habitat...then set up a reef tank. Freshwater tanks are so 'easy,' anyone can just go set a tank up and chuck in some fish and things run relatively smoothly...THEN they start to wonder what's going on in there. Reverse process of interest, maybe?

Sorry for the tangent.
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