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Post Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:09 am
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Location: The Netherlands

Hi all,

I'm new to this community but totally not new to the aquaristic hobby...

Hi, I'm Stan and as already mentioned from Holland. I've been active within this hobby for over 40 years by now. Started off as a very young boy and got my first own fishtank from my parents back in 1972. My parents started keeping fish back in 1969.
Kept en bred several kinds of fish throughout the years ever since. And my specific focus has always been livebearers and specifically rare ones. A passion which I'm treasuring till this very day on...

I've also been to endemic places to observe specific fish in their natural habitats in the past. Whenever I go on a foreign trip, I always like to go into nature to watch all the flora and fauna from as near as possible.

I'm also participating several relevant vivaristic events in Holland, Germany and Belgium. Furthermore, I'm a judge regarding livebearers in both Holland and Germany. I do run my own website regarding livebearers and I'm a mod and admin at several relevant forums.

In general I'm not an aquarist who lives by the holiness of the aquariumbook. I let my experience and how fish live in free nature be the guides to give input to my passion for aquaristics.

Hope to have a nice interaction overhere...

Take care,
Stan
Devoted aquarist ever since early 1970's...
Breeder of rare livebearers...
International judge of livebearers in both the Netherlands and Germany...

Post Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:30 am
Passionfish Level 20 Member
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Hi Stan Welcome

If you have the time, tell us more about your collecting trips. Some day a few of us may get out there too.
Like a complete unknown

Post Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:32 am
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welcome!

Post Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:04 pm
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Welcome to our little forum, Stan. I started keeping fish just about the same time you did, though I had a hiatus while we were raising our kids. As Bob said, it would be great to hear more about your travels. Have you published any stories elsewhere? Infortuntatly, it would have to be in English for me. My bit of Afrikaans wouldn't get me far in reading Dutch.
Andy

Your tanks aren't too small. Your fish are too big.
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