You guys have achieved so much in such a short time. I guess the UKAPS has reached to a point where all (!) the biological, technical and spiritual info is present.George Farmer said:I think there's something in the air. A few of us have lost a bit of interest in the hobby lately. Must be the weather!
Great journal though mate. Taught us loads, and no doubt you've learnt a lot too. That's what it's all about!
Many have reached a level of true aquascaping professionalism here and they just do not know how to continue. It's natural. Like the runner who has just crossed the finish line being first for the fourth consecutive race and he says to himself "ok, but what's the point?"
Others have just made a couple of stunning scapes but have some problems understanding some minor details (like what the h. is happening to my bolbitis ) and they might just feel that there's not enough time to reach deeper knowledge.
Well, while there is a different point of interest for each of us - let me tell you mine. Two things. One - while I am extremely busy with my work, the maintenance of a tank is a routine that just turned into a calming pleasure. Two - the sight of the "living nature" in my room and the reminder that "we are not alone" is just so strong, that I would not give up on it.
It is not a mainly a competition or learning thing for me anymore - it is a reminder and a "flow-experience" (BTW this famous chap was a Hungarian living in the US 8) ) - and it became a way of life, if you wish. I also understand if one has to take a break, life is just too overwhelming sometimes. :idea: