Originally Posted by Old Scales
LOL I remember the days before HOB
filters were invented. All we had was the little plastic boxes that went inside the tank that you filled with glass wool and loose charcoal, hooked up an air line to and the bubbles rising out of the vertical exhaust tube would pull water through the filter. The flow was so inefficient unless you had so much air going through it that it looked like an air gieser in your tank.
Also remember the only fish food was a corn meal like crud made by Wardleys that clouded your water no matter how little you used. LOL. Also metal framed tanks with slate bottoms and black petroleum based glue sealing them. Oh Jeees! We've come a LONG WAY since then. Now you know why I call myself "Old Scales". Hee Hee.
You aint the only one brother! I HAD one of the old slate bottom, stainless framed monstrosities! It was my first tank....and Wardleys brings back some sour memories.....And those old bubble filters with the loud droning airpumps...I wonder, back in those days, how our fish even lived in those! And we had fish sold at the Local Ben Franklin! We got most of our fish there til a LFS
opened a bike ride away...but, the LFS
was run by one of my teachers,so a trip there by bike meant I better have the homework done as that was his first question to us as we entered the store! Funny thing, I think back to that shop and realize.. the man didn't know Jack about fish! He told us so many things that were wrong! But its sure was nice stocking a 20gal for under $6. Ah the Stone age days of fish keeping... I dont miss em!!!!