50 years in fishkeeping. Always interested in balanced aquaria. Out of practice for 20 years after an extended power outage from an ice storm anaesthetized all my fish. Now in southern New Mexico, and feeling isolated due to running planted black water tanks, in an area with hard water, where most aquarists have marine or East African fish. Have visited Victoria once and my wife and I were charmed. Vancouver once, and liked it too, though Victoria won us over completely. Thrilled to find such a grand community of fish keepers there!