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  1. Thumbs up Admiration from ignorance.


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    Wow what a journey so far. I am 31 (bit of an old dude to have never kept fish before) and I am flabberghasted with the depth of knowledge and level of passion and care that most people have for keeping fish.

    I have to admit that until I decided I wanted to join the multitudes of fish keepers (is there a correct term??) I was one of the very ignorant. Buy a tank for 12 plop some water add a goldfish and feed it..... 200.00 later that will NOT be the case.

    Since researching and begining my hobby. (1st cold water aquarium has just begun cycling) I have come to appreciate just how awful and wrong most peoples approach to owning fish is. But had I not bothered talking to friends and reading up on the super library that is the net I too would have probably stuffed one or two goldfish into a glass shoebox.

    It amazes me that some folk think that a fish is a fish (yes I know technically it is a fish ;p ) And that people couldn't be that fond of fish or care that much.

    Thanks to friends in the know and (this site that I read on a regular basis now) I understand that the level of attention and care is equal (and often more tricky) than for any other pet.

    Fish lovers I salute you!! and in my opinion anyone that joins a community to share stories and to offer help and advice to the ignorant/unknowing is worthy of admiration and respect! <Rant over>
    Never argue with an idiot, they'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    We all start somewhere, and take the journey one step at a time. I'm glad you decided to go the distance. Well met
    <-- Click for journals
    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    when diving in head first into aquariums and doing the proper research, it might seem a bit overwhelming at first. but once you get the nitrogen cycle down pat, the rest is pretty easy. kudos for you for doing the right thing and learning the right way. you will appreciate the hobby so much more in the long run.

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    Merry Christmas Douglas - Taurus Please enjoy this holiday hog! - Trillianne Have a super christmas! - Aeonflame Congrats on 1 year! - andreahp Congrats on 1 year! - jeffs99dime 
    Happy One-Year! - Rue Happy New Year! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 No Message - 850R Now THAT was a nice quiet beer... But now that we have had another... Let's go break stuff!! :-P - 850R 
    Thanks for the rep/compliments! - mojosodope Thanks for the rep the other day, cheers - Cliff ...they go with snow, right? - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - mommy1 Merry Christmas - KingFisher Happy New Year - mommy1 Thanks! - pRED 

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    Research is the way to go!
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Truth... respect to those who take the time to answer so many questions
    120g SW mixed reef (see profile for equipment info) RBTAs, Shrooms, Zoas (new!) and fish..... and two fat cats
    "The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake." -Sebastian the crab

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