Aquarium and Reefkeeping History

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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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good work but all verry interesting
 

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1944 Modern Mechanix ariticle
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An In Crib Aquarium (start them young)

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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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I think I`ve got one of those early powerheads . I`ll try and post a pic.Love the thread ,thanks Kanga.
Wow, great yes please please post a pic.

Anyone who has any reef history items please please post pics:thumbup:
 
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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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Wow, Zookeeper thats real nice, any chance of n pic of the impellor?
 
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wow zookeeper great little pump is it yours?
 

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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.
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