John Hoernig's Home Page
WHAT'S THIS SITE ABOUT - This website was intended to be a catalog of my hobbies, but instead it's just a flag page so you can find me. At tropical fish auctions and swaps I generally just use this website for contact info.
TROPICAL FISH - I currently maintain over 80 Aquariums and more than that number in species and color varieties. My current focus is on Livebearers, Community Fish, Shrimp and Plants. For a sampling of some of my aquariums visit my Youtube Channel - Hard Water Aquatics.
WHY HARD WATER AQUATICS? I have a well on my property which provides my potable water. I soften the water for household use, but for the aquariums, I use the well water without any softening. Source water for my aquariums have the following parameters: KH 12 (214ppm) and GH 17 (304ppm), TDS 500+, pH dark blue.
SELLING OF FISH/PLANTS - Some of the fish I raise are available for sale. I occasionally take fish/plants to local Aquarium Society Auctions and Swap Meets within a couple hundred miles of Chicago.
Fish Clubs in the Area that I would recommend (order determined by proximity to my house):
South Bend, IN - Michiana Aquarist Society
Orland Park, IL - Greenwater Aquarist Society
Chicago Killifish Association
Chicago Livebearer Association
Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
Indianapolis, IN - Circle City Aquarium Club
Kalamazoo, MI - Southwest Michigan Aquarium Society
Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Aquarium Society
Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Valley Aquarium Club
Champaign, IL - Champaign Area Fish Exchange
Peoria, IL -Tri-County Aquarium Club
Davenport, Iowa - Quad City Fish Swap
I also make some of these fish available on aquabid.com with auctions running at irregular intervals.
aquabid.com username Johnhoernig