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    Default New here just saying HELLO

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    I am new to this forum and am just introducing myself.....

    I am a planted aquarium enthusiast. I have an incurable case of MTS (not the snails). I love cichlids and have kept many different species over the years. I currently only keep and breed what I would consider to be the non aggressive cichlid species (mostly dwarfs), angels, rams, apistos, and west Africans. I also breed other non cichlid species. I like to design my aquariums in ways that I imagine the inhabitants would envision as a heaven. Somewhat like their native environment but without the predators. I am unconventional in the way that I chose species to put together but it all works out in the end. I do have a traditional mind set when it comes to many aspects of the hobby for instance I still use under gravel filters (yes in planted tanks!!), I like the way foil looks as a background, and I prefer an old beat up glass aquarium to those POS that sell at the chain stores for a buck a gallon. Although, I am guilty of having those POS aquariums.

    I have 2 children that love fish. My youngest has a tank of livebearers all of which have names that I am supposed to remember. His tank is like cartoon land for fish and most of todays hobbyists would probably look at it in shock but he loves it!

    I also raise different varieties koi and goldfish in ponds outside. I have a turtle that I have had since I was six. I am still working on how to write her into my will since she will most likely out live me.

    Oh and I am an environmental engineer that lives in Georgia. So I cant spell and I have bad grammar, but I can solve the problem.

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    Allways nice to see a new face. Dont hesitate to contact me or a mod if experince any problems.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Welcome to the forum
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Second left after the Haggis Farm

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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 


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    Welcome to the AC, wouldn't mind seeing your tanks and ponds :)
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Welcome and yes, please post some pics when you have a chance
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

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    You sound very enthusiastic - welcome!

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    Well Hello and Welcome to the wonderful AC, the place to go for the right answers about your fish and their needs.
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    PS .... pics would be a great addition !
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Gods Country, Eastern High Sierras, California

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    Thank you for the friendship request - Silbar Blast from the past TGIF - Slaphppy7 To Thanksgiving, and new fish!...cheers! - Slaphppy7 No Message - Taurus Enjoy the long holiday and the new fish! - Taurus 
    Thanks for the rep! - BluewaterBoof Congratulations on the new fish! - DebinWhitmore 11,000 posts!... - Slaphppy7 for reaching 11,000 posts - Silbar Congrats on 11K posts! - DebinWhitmore 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
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    Welcome to the AC.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Elgin, Illinois USA

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    Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar 
    Happy Easter - fishmommie You stumped me! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 5,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 For your 3 year anniversary - Boundava Here's to three great years ;-) - steeler58 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 


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    welcomewave.gif to the AC!
    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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