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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, 10 Gold Pristella Tetras, 9 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, 4 Scissortail Rasboras, 2 Zebra Danios and 5 Long-finned Zebra Danios.
Aquarium 2:
29 gal in progress, 16 Amano Shrimp & 10 Peppered Cories
Aquarium 3:
29 gal in progress, 15 Glowlight Danios and a Bristlenose Pleco
Rest of Your Aquariums:
10 gal for QT/hosp
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:
Calico Bristlenose Plecos & 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
My 75 gal - 10 Gold Pristella Tetras, 4 Scissortail Rasboras, 9 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, 5 Longfin Zebra Danios and 2 Regular Fin
My Dual 29 gals, a work in progress - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, RCS, Peppered Cories, Tank 2 - Glowlight Danios and a Calico BNP

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


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  1. Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday!

  2. just because.

  3. Thank you for the birthday wishes.

  4. Happy New Year

  5. Merry Christmas!

  6. Congratulations, on MOTM!!

  7. Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!!

  8. Merry Xmas!

  9. Happy Holidays!

  10. Merry Christmas

  11. Merry Christmas!

  12. Merry Christmas!

  13. Merry Christmas!

  14. Thanks for all your help

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

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

  17. To Discus Days!!!

  18. <3

  19. Happy Anniversary.

  20. A toast to your next year!

  21. Happy Anniversary!

  22. You give a 1 year old beer!

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

  24. congratulations! pop some champagne to celebrate!

  25. Thanks for all your help!

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

  27. Cheers!

  28. One step closer to Discus!

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

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

  31. The fishies are coming! the fishies are coming!

  32. For letting me borrow your tank building idea!

  33. For your new wc idea! Cheers.

  34. Cheers!

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

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

  37. Cheers for Friday DD

  38. happy friday!

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

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

  41. The DD deserves something

  42. All around!

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

  44. good luck with your BNP

  45. For a fellow horse lover :-)

  46. ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶

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    For my husband - Waldenstrom's Multiple Myeloma