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Martin Thoene


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Most Recent Post: Thursday, 20 October 2005, at 11:06 a.m.

Now living in Toronto, Canada, but started out on LOL in September 1998 while living in England where I lived most my life.

Started keeping fish in 1964. I worked in a fish importers for 18 months after leaving school. I've kept Goldfish and Koi, built 5 ponds, kept Tropical Freshwater and Marine fish, also caught and kept British native marines. Got into Loaches after discovering LOL and being inspired by the enthusiasm of the people on LOL.

Eventually became interested in Hillstream loaches and being a "do it yourselfer" when it comes to aquarium equipment, designed the River-Tank manifold which has allowed myself and many others to keep these fish successfully and even breed two species.

Co-authored the yet to be published book on loaches. Currently, I have 4 tanks operational including a 130, 120, 65, and a 30 breeder.....got a couple of empties too!


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