Tom Barr;15544 said:I also tried to add many references and really go in depth and bring something new to the discussion that has not been talked about in this hobby prior for each article. Not mere edited post.
Many magazine articles rehash the same old newbie topics over and over, that's good as that is what many readers are after in many cases. But what about those that already know they wanted plants and want to learn the horticulture behind it?
Yes it's nice to have different options for people depending on what their goals and interests are. Our own little niches. I'm really excited about reading the microbiology section and I noticed several Barr report articles that look interesting. I have some theories on the micro fauna populations in aquariums and how they affect the character of the tank. I'd love to have the knowledge and equipment to test them.
Now that I have all my kids in school I've been strongly thinking of taking some botany classes at ASU. I've looked at some of the articles and information on one of the professors there and would like to take some of her classes.