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Practical Fishkeeping

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Refael Hdr., Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Refael Hdr.

    Refael Hdr. Member 5 Year Member

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    Does anyone got a subscription to this magazine and can give a personal opinion about it?

    I'm regularly renewing my TFH subscription every year and generally think it's a really great magazine. Though I've heard from many serious hobbyists that PFK is much more professional and that it's usually has more qualitative articels. Is there really something about it?

    I'll be glad to hear some impressions on both of them...

    Thanks,
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Check out PHK's web site www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk It's free to sign up and you get access to a lot of good info/articles. As with every publication not everything is 100% right on, but over all the info is well above average.

    Jeff
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    PFK is not nearly as "slick" (polished) as TFH, but it is a wealth of information. I put it at #2, behind DATZ.
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    fishgeek New Member

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    i was subscribed for a year , the magazine aims at covering everything so dont expect much in depth or specialist knowledge

    i found that within the year i was subscribed i was becoming bored with the content

    andrew
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    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I've had PFK for years and really like it. I think the main cichlid writer, Mary Bailey, is really great and covers a wide range of cichlids, not just her favourites (if she has any!).
    I agree with other comments though that it does try to cover everything and that is what I like about it. It means I can keep up with Marine side and other things.
    Recently though their coldwater coverage has plummeted and, as a koi/pond keeper, I'm not too happy with this, but they've got more good things on planted tanks which I like so that's good!
  6. Refael Hdr.

    Refael Hdr. Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks everyone :) !
    More comments?...
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    As you can see from the comments, a lot depends on your taste in fish/information desired. For an overall look at fishkeeping, I think PFK does an excellent job.
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    eranu New Member 5 Year Member

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    I agree with this statement.

    I also think it would do many suppliers/shops good to read these publications too as most shops seem to give out the same advice (and species naming) that they did 20years ago when they bought the shop :)
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    Randall Active Member 5 Year Member

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    "pfk"

    Hello Refael,

    I've found "PFK" to be a good general magazine. Additionally, Matt Clarke does a nice job reporting on what's new and noteworthy. If you sign up via the "PFK" web site, you will receive periodic email messages alerting you to new online content.

    http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/home.php

    All the best,

    Randall Kohn
  10. Refael Hdr.

    Refael Hdr. Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you retro, eranu and Randall [​IMG] ...