Eric V. Van Der Hope is originally from
Pearblossom, California. He attended school in New
Zealand for a year then attended an established
English boarding school 65 miles southwest
of London. The school is nestled in one of the most
beautiful parts of the country on the South Downs of
West Sussex, 65 miles southwest of London.
He worked in the Health Care field, Civil
and Structural Engineering fields, participated in a religious sabbatical for 2 years and was
proud to serve his country as a member
of the United States Military, contributing to the
navigation of USS
FIFE (DD-991), a United States Naval Destroyer. As a result, he has traveled extensively throughout the
world - from as far North in Sapporo, Japan to the South including Guam, the Philippians
and as far South as Hobart, Tasmania, back up through Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Thailand
and Hong Kong. Through his travels he has gained a
tremendous amount of appreciation
and respect for all people who contribute in one
way or another to our society of humankind.
Mr. Van Der Hope is the President of
Globalnet Publishing, whose goal it is to promote
advanced techniques in publishing in the 21st
He currently owns and operates websites including
ReefKeepingBasics.com and Saltwaterfishpets.com,
both of which are geared towards the promotion and learning of Saltwater Fish and Reef Keeping.
Mr. Van Der Hope has had considerable experience
with Saltwater Fish Keeping. It all
started with his fascination of the beautiful ocean
while living off the coast of the North
Island of New Zealand at the age of
eleven years old.
Mr. Van Der Hope realized after a considerable
amount of frustration learning the 'in-and-outs' of the Saltwater Fish
and Reef Keeping hobby, that most people
who started in this hobby as beginners
fell to the same common mistakes . . . He
experienced buying the endless supplies and
equipment to properly maintain a healthy environment
for his fish pets - to replacing fish, corals and
constantly because they always seemed to die!
As time went by, more and more information became
available on Saltwater Fish and Reef Keeping
and Mr. Van Der Hope's fascination developed into a passionate hobby.
Thus, after endless mistakes and too much money
spent - but because his love of Fish and Reef
Keeping grew stronger - he felt compelled to share
his experiences, the good and the bad,
to help his fellow enthusiasts from making the same
mistakes he made.
As a result, Mr. Van Der Hope has developed the
websites mentioned above as a source to help promote
the education and training of maintaining a successful Saltwater
Fish and Reef Keeping environment within an aquarium.
Mr. Van Der Hope has found that many books written
on Saltwater Fish and Reef Keeping lack the simplicity
of taking care of the 'creatures' themselves. What was once
thought a difficult and expensive hobby
to participate in because of perceived ideas, no
Simply put - a well thought out, planned, saltwater
fish or reef setup, is entirely within grasp for
anyone thinking on taking on such a task.
Mr. Van Der Hope invites you to join his happy
'Saltwater Fish and Reef Keeping Community' by
subscribing to his complimentary newsletter and to
sign-up with the Reef Keeping Basics
Forum . . . Here you can join other like-minded
individuals who also share the same
passion for saltwater fish and reef keeping such as yourself.
The Reef Keeping Basics Forum is a 'sounding board'
if you will, a place to exchange questions, thoughts or opinions. It is a valuable tool
to help you progress in your endeavor to
be successful in this wonderful hobby.
Mr. Van Der Hope invites you to join and introduce
yourself to this close-knit community
and to participate if you so desire.
He thanks you in advance and hopes that you will
benefit from the resources provided
within and that you can enjoy the wonders of what
it's like to see the most colorful and
fascinating fish of the ocean in your own home or
Mr. Van Der Hope's business is located at:
10514 National Boulevard,
Suite 334, Los Angeles Ca 90034
To contact him via email Click Here. Best wishes and
success to all of you!!
Eric V. Van Der Hope
Publisher | Author | Editor