Oosterschelde tank of Mr. J. H. Lindenberg at Yerseke.
It is already
several years ago that my colleague-judge Hub Custers and I in the Zeeuwse Yerseke
were all eyes for a jewel of e saltwater aquarium. And a coldwater-aquarium too.
Up until then I had, what for exactly, lived with the idea that such an aquarium
aesthetically could not mean very much. Here appeared that nothing is less true.
The restrained beauty of harmonizing pasteltints gives you a feeling of a modest
rest. I immediately was convinced. And I still am up until now
is the most nature-friendly way of keeping an aquarium I ever experienced.
At that time
Mr. Lindenberg was employed in catching mussels. What became to big in his aquarium
he took with him back to the nature.
I translate here a part of the article
that coleague-judge and at that time member of the editorship late F.F. Schmidt
wrote in connection to our judging results in edition 58 (1988) page 8 - 11 of
"het Aquarium" .
" The Oosterschelde: Before we describe
the aquarium further for you some words especial devoted to the Oosterschelde,
about which most of the Dutch -and neither most aquarists- don't know what an
unique area we have within our frontiers. An interior sea with the only littoral
zone in the Netherlands. Already in the Middle Ages one tried to protect the country
against floods and and caving in by the influence of the waterstreams by protecting
the borders with enormous rocks. One used for that so called Vilvoordse steen,
a kind of limestone collected in the environment of the little place Vilvoorde
in Belgium. Up until nowadays that continued, with the understanding that the
use of the Vilvoordse steen has been replaced by basaltblocks and concrete......"
" If the
northsea does not become warmer as at most 17 a 18 gr C, The Oosterschelde knows
temperatures up untill 21 a 22 gr C. That is caused by the in fact low waterrefreshment
in that area..............
in all an unique area and we only must be glad protectors of milieu succeeded
in preventing a total closing." So
far my translation