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  1. Post Hello! Any fellow Yinzers out there?


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    I have posted a few threads and thought I should probably introduce myself and say "HI!"

    I have loved fish every since I was little, so about 25 years now. Like a lot of children out there, I had numerous fair goldfish that lived in a bowl for about a week then proceeded to croak, and I had a betta that lived in a 2gallon tank and he survived for about a year. Sadly, I didn't know anything about keeping fish when I was a child. Well, I ended up taking a long break from fish, about 15 years or so. Then I met the man who eventually became my husband. And he had a perfectly good 10g tank in his apartment that just sat there empty. So, I convinced him that we needed to fill it with fish! :) Still not knowing anymore about fish that I did when I was young, we got 2 danios, 2 neons, and 2 red-eyed tetra, and a clown loach (to keep the snail population down). Little did I known, clown loaches needed to be a tank at least 10x that size. Within about a month of getting the fish they all had perished, except the poor little clown loach. I felt so bad for him all alone in that tank by himself. I decided "That's it! I'm going to get SERIOUS about fish keeping". So, I started doing a lot of research and found a lot of great info on the internet. I ended up rehoming my loach and he now has a bunch of buddies to shoal with in a gigantic tank. YAY! I ended up buying a 29g tank, read up on how to do a fishless cycle, bought live plants and the rest is pretty much history. I now have 3 thriving tanks: a 29g with emporer and cardinal tetra, and 2 10g tanks that each house a male betta. I've become OBSESSED with learning everything I can about planted tanks and what's best for my little fish friends. This forum is wonderful! Big thanks to all of you for sharing your extensive knowledge!
    29g - planted w/Emperor Tetra & Cardinal Tetra
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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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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    you could be famous! - SeaLady For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 to coax you out of hiding - RiversGirl Thanks for playing - mommy1 for the nice gift - SeaLady After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche 
    Thanks! - Plecos Some more halloween candy for killing zombies - mommy1 TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 

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    Hello and welcome! Glad to see you got a handle on this "super easy" hobby. LOL You'll need to show us pictures of your tanks. We were just talking about Emperor tetras and how cool they are. I will say that I have no idea what a "Yinzer" is. So I'm probably not one. lol
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Hello and welcome! Glad to see you got a handle on this "super easy" hobby. LOL You'll need to show us pictures of your tanks. We were just talking about Emperor tetras and how cool they are. I will say that I have no idea what a "Yinzer" is. So I'm probably not one. lol
    Thanks Compass! I'll definitely try to post some pics of my tanks and fish in the next week. So hard to get a good pic of the fishies. Urgh! I'll have to read up on some tips. I think I'll give my macro lens a try.

    A Yinzer is someone who hails from Pittsburgh, PA :) We tend to say "yinz" instead of "you all", "ya'll", or "you guys" so we affectionately call ourselves Yinzers.
    29g - planted w/Emperor Tetra & Cardinal Tetra
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus cheers! - RiversGirl For passing yet another member ;-) - steeler58 
    a liquid lunch for you - RiversGirl BOOM! Have a gourami. - ~firefly~ TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl 
    more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus 
    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus 
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarrot View Post
    A Yinzer is someone who hails from Pittsburgh, PA :)
    I learned something new today, thanks! ....I was thinking it was maybe a religion, or a mixed breed of dog, or something
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    you could be famous! - SeaLady For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 to coax you out of hiding - RiversGirl Thanks for playing - mommy1 for the nice gift - SeaLady After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche 
    Thanks! - Plecos Some more halloween candy for killing zombies - mommy1 TGIF - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I learned something new today, thanks! ....I was thinking it was maybe a religion, or a mixed breed of dog, or something
    Me too! I figured it was some freaky cult. Just Pittsburgh people. lol I'm relieved. Steeler58 might be your guy. He's in CA but he loves the Steelers!
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Welcome...and If you drop the "i" in Yinz and replace it with a "u"...you get yunz...which is also used in the south...deep south..

    example of a conversation:

    What yunz do un?
    Nuthun, wachn rasslin!

    translation:
    What are you all doing?
    Nothing, watching wrestling.

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    Ha, yunz. Love it!
    29g - planted w/Emperor Tetra & Cardinal Tetra
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    We've got lots of fun words here in the 'burgh

    Buggy = shopping cart
    Gum band = rubber band
    Red up = to clean up
    Pop = soda, cola, coke
    Clicker = TV remote
    29g - planted w/Emperor Tetra & Cardinal Tetra
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    TGIF! - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Yes! TGIF - Compass TGIF Back at brother. ;-) - Taurus It's almost beer:30. - Taurus 
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    Welcome to the forum, go Steelers...?
    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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