Aquarium and Reefkeeping History

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  1. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ok so here I sit and have wondering, this money and time consuming hobby that we so love, where did it all start?

    I did some hunting on the net and can find a few places as to how it all start
    Where it all started

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    The first Airpump (1908)

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    First motor drive skimmer (1971)

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    The first powerhead, built on that exact table, by hand by a gentleman name Norbert Tunze

    Pics and a nice read in this link

    A History of the Hobby by Roger Vitko - Reefkeeping.com

    I just found some limited info, so it would be nice to hear what you guys think and know.
     
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    Nice work Kanga, who knew, you and that air pump are the same age:thumbup:
     
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    good work but all verry interesting
     
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    1944 Modern Mechanix ariticle [​IMG]
     
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    That is a great little device, come on Kanga, knock us one up:)
     
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    Kanga Thread Starter Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    An In Crib Aquarium (start them young)

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    Fits of hysterical uncontrolled laughter. :laugh:
     
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    :rofl: we've come a long way:thumbup:
     
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    all verrt cool welldone guys
     
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    I think I`ve got one of those early powerheads . I`ll try and post a pic.Love the thread ,thanks Kanga.
     
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    Wow, great yes please please post a pic.

    Anyone who has any reef history items please please post pics:thumbup:
     
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    Wow this pump was way ahead of the competion.Bought late 80`s
     
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    Just picture this.Your tank has six double air pumps running your under gravel filter.They make so much noise you can`t sleep at night.Then out of the blue you discover this little gem in a small LFS in London.
    Well I can tell you we all slept much beter after that.
     
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    Kanga Thread Starter Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Wow, Zookeeper thats real nice, any chance of n pic of the impellor?
     
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    WOW Kanga - How the HECK do you come up with these threads?!?! I am REALLY impressed! Thanks a million. Great read!
     
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    wow zookeeper great little pump is it yours?
     
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    What you can`t recognize my dirty hands.
     
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    Kanga Thread Starter Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Who remembers these old faithfulls?

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    One of the few powerheads you could get, A huge investment when I was a kid, and that was for bathwater fish too
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    Scripps institute of oceanography Aquarium, 1947. Since the very beginning of the Marine Biological Association, its aquarium has been a favorite of schoolchildren, tourists, and local residents. Photo courtesy of SIO.
     
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    The Belle Isle aquarium in Detroit opened in 1904





    Italy naples, the oldest functioning public aquarium, 1894.[​IMG]
     
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