Chi-town trifecta

Although I wasn’t sure it could be done, last week during a trip to Chicago (my first time to the city) I...

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glass boxes galore

A few friends and I try to get together at least once a year and do a ‘tour of tanks’ of the various...

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a visit to Cal Academy

Nearly two years ago I attempted to visit the California Academy of Sciences, but did so on a Sunday and showed up...

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Inaugural Meeting of the Nature Aquarium Club

The weather conditions and preliminary scenery were fitting as I crossed the mountain passes of the Cascades in...

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the old musty, misty Steinhart Aquarium

I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that the one opportunity I’ve had to visit CalAcadamy and the...

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weeds in the water

One of the big rages to come out of Aquarium Design Amano (ADA) the last few years are Wabi-kusa, or “little...

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my take on IAPLC 2011

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) recently announced the top 20 winners for the 2011...

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cold coralline

A handful of years ago I received my Basic as well as my Advanced SCUBA certifications.  This was the fulfillment...

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an evening at AEP

I recently had the chance to spend an evening at Steve “Woody Debris” Waldron’s place in...

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Interview with Devin Biggs

My progression through the aquarium hobby was a winding one: I started with the obligatory community tank (which...

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