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  1. #1

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    Or at least to me that is. lol

    So over the weekend I visited a rather exceptional botanical garden. One of the features was a bonsai section that was maintained by a local bonsai club. It just so happened that the "Bonsai Masters" where there that day doing some general maintenance, care, and answering questions from curious plant enthusiasts like myself. I really enjoyed the experience. This got me thinking about us fishkeepers. How cool would it be if public aquariums offered up some space for a local club to come in and set up small biotopes and aquascapes. I think it would be a great way to not just introduce but to also educate people on this hobby. Maybe some places already do this but I've not seen such a thing yet.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Yeah, that would be pretty cool
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  3. #3

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    I'd love to be apart of something like that. Even though the Tennessee Aquarium is only an hour away there isn't a single freshwater fish club in this area. Or at least one that advertises online. Sad cause I'd like to join one.
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    Our club actually does this

    Its called a "Bowl Show", the members set up small tanks and fish at a public location for a few days and pretty much hang out, answer questions and awards are handed out for either best fish, best scape etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    I'd love to be apart of something like that. Even though the Tennessee Aquarium is only an hour away there isn't a single freshwater fish club in this area. Or at least one that advertises online. Sad cause I'd like to join one.
    Start one.
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    + 1, She's got a good point there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Start one.
    I'd love to. Maybe when my son is a little older. I would imagine trying to start a fish club would be a big job. He's eight months old. I can only handle one big job at a time right now. hahaha
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    That's the biggest and most important one. I did not go back to officiating high school sports till my youngest was 13.
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  9. #9

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    It is something I would love to do though. In case you haven't noticed I'm a rather social person. A club would be just the ticket.
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    What part of Tennessee are you in Compass? Whenever you get that club set up, I'd love to help and be apart of. In 4-5 yrs I'd be done with school and would have a more steady job so by the time you son is older would be the perfect time for me!

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