Thread: Tropical Fish Hobbyist
02-22-2013, 05:07 AM #1
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Is this magazine worth subscribing to?
I had a subscription to this years ago and realy enjoyed it. It seems to be a little pricey now. I used to get 12 issues for $24.00.
So I was wondering if anybody reads it anymore and if it's worth getting again?
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02-22-2013, 05:17 AM #2
02-22-2013, 01:39 PM #3
I had a subscription last year but didn't renew it. I personally found there was allot of info and stuff about fish or products I am not interested in. There was nothing about fish I am interested in or keep."The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress may be judged by the way it's animals are treated", Gandhi
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02-22-2013, 03:17 PM #4
As a newbie, I don't get much info from them.
Your local library may carry copies. I read a few of them each time I go. Or if you have a library card, you can take them home to read. No subscription or $$$ outlay needed.My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin and Regular Fin Zebra Danios
My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras, Amano Shrimp, BNP. Right Tank (still cycling) - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras
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02-22-2013, 03:31 PM #5
I get them monthly and have for 3 years+ and have every issue dating back 10+ years thanks to my grandfather. I love the different articles, not for most practical applications, but Jack watley has great discus info, Jeff Rapps and a few others do a lot of input. Planted tanks are always covered and its a great all around hobbiest mag to edjucate beyond the normal stuff.
I always recommend them.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
02-22-2013, 03:34 PM #6
Is it worth it? I guess that depends how much enjoyment you get out reading them. I usually just borrow them from a friend, he has around 30 years worth of them. Mostly look at them if looking for a certain article.
02-22-2013, 05:15 PM #7
I now enjoy Amazonas Magazine more and so I read that. The photography is excellent. Content is good as well.
02-25-2013, 06:07 AM #8