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About gronlaura

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About gronlaura
Elgin, Illinois USA
Cats, horses and fish. And my friends, of course!
About Me:
After 20 yrs in corporate America, I was a professional farrier (horseshoer) for 16 yrs. Back working in small business America.
Why do you like AC Tropical Fish:
Everyone here is so helpful and the depth of knowledge is amazing. AC is the best!
Aquarium 1:
75 gal freshwater with artificial plants and sand substrate, Gold Pristella Tetras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Scissortail Rasboras and Longfin & Regular Fin Danios, a wild-caught BNP
Aquarium 2:
29 gal freshwater with artificial plants and black sand substrate, Diamond Tetra species tank
Aquarium 3:
29 gal freshwater with artificial plants and black sand substrate, Harlequin Rasbora species tank
Rest of Your Aquariums:
10 gal for QT/hosp, 40 long for future Rummynose Tetra & Corydoras species tank
How I got started with aquariums.:
When I was a kid, my brother raised Angelfish. Then the show "Tanked" ignited my interest big time! I know it's not how fishkeeping should be done, but after watching several episodes, I started doing research. Now I have MTS........
Favorite fish:
All the species in my aquariums.
Why I like fish::
Fish are beautiful and exhibit interesting behaviors. I could watch them for's very relaxing.
Best advice:
My best advice is research, research and more research! And listen to the advice given by forum members.
Other pets:
My cats - I set up cat-proof tanks!


My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
Future 40 Long - Fiery Black Shiners, Panda Garra

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to's about learning to dance in the rain"


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  1. Here's to three great years ;-)

  2. For your 3 year anniversary

  3. Congrats on 5,000 posts!

  4. You stumped me!

  5. Happy Easter

  6. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  7. T.G.I.F.

  8. T.G.I.F.!

  9. Thanks 4 help

  10. Thanks for the nomination :)

  11. Best wishes for the new year

  12. For all your help.

  13. Happy Christmas!

  14. Merry Christmas

  15. Merry Christmas

  16. thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert. it's great for cycling with fish.

  17. T.G.I.F.!

  18. TGIF!

  19. TGIF

  20. T.G.I.F.!

  21. For being my 7,000th poster!

  22. Happy 2 Year Anniversary!

  23. Happy AC anniversary

  24. I like your signature

  25. new fish!

  26. thank you for all the helpful information

  27. Good job on your amazing tanks!

  28. pizza for all. I finished my book today!!!

  29. For your new tetra's :)

  30. Thx4

  31. T.G.I.F.!

  32. Using up my winnings on my friends!

  33. Thanks for the Rep and the gift :)

  34. Congrats on the cycles!

  35. It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket!

  36. My turn to buy

  37. Happy Easter!

  38. Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday!

  39. just because.

  40. Thank you for the birthday wishes.

  41. Happy New Year

  42. Merry Christmas!

  43. Congratulations, on MOTM!!

  44. Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!!

  45. Merry Xmas!

  46. Happy Holidays!

  47. Merry Christmas

  48. Merry Christmas!

  49. Merry Christmas!

  50. Merry Christmas!

  51. Thanks for all your help

  52. For the safe arrival of Judi's Discus!!

  53. For being the 1500th poster to my thread!..thanks!

  54. To Discus Days!!!

  55. <3

  56. Happy Anniversary.

  57. A toast to your next year!

  58. Happy Anniversary!

  59. You give a 1 year old beer!

  60. Happy Anniversary!! Always nice to have good people around.

  61. congratulations! pop some champagne to celebrate!

  62. Thanks for all your help!

  63. To thank you for your help, and help stay awake during long nights of research!

  64. Cheers!

  65. One step closer to Discus!

  66. Here's to beer, fish and Judi's success! Happy Fish & Beer Tuesday!

  67. Here's to JudiJetson's new fish!...cheers!

  68. The fishies are coming! the fishies are coming!

  69. For letting me borrow your tank building idea!

  70. For your new wc idea! Cheers.

  71. Cheers!

  72. Well you kinda suggested it soooo... Its almost Friday again! Lets grill some and drink a few!

  73. Its Friday, Friday, Gotta Get down on Friday!

  74. Cheers for Friday DD

  75. happy friday!

  76. Sorry for the loss. Hope BN2 fairs better and comes through.

  77. This round is on me! an O'Douls!!!

  78. The DD deserves something

  79. All around!

  80. beer all around for the judij thread :o)

  81. good luck with your BNP

  82. For a fellow horse lover :-)

  83. ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶

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    For my husband - Waldenstrom's Multiple Myeloma