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  1. #1

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    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - KevinVA   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - KevinVA   Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - KevinVA   

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    Hello all, and to some, hello again!

    Some of you may remember me, but it's been such a long time... I'm not exactly sure when the last time I was on, was. Maybe 5-6yrs ago? Anyway, it's been entirely too long and I'm remembering how much I've missed the place. Since that time I've moved from one house to the next, lost a best puppy friend and gained a new besty, raised a couple of kids into elementary school (so far) and started a new career at a new business. That must have been the beginning of my long hiatus, because I've been there about 5yrs, now.

    Well, that's my excuse for being gone for so long. I went ahead and searched a couple of friends on here to see if they were still around, and they are! I'm glad to see I'm coming back familiar friends/family. Feels like coming home.

    Over this last year, I've been busy making some fishkeeping changes. I used to have around 9 aquariums. I cut back when I moved, about 4yrs ago, to 4 aquariums (2 x 40s 1 x 10, and 1 x 75). In the last year, I've turned the 75gal into a Red Devil Cichlid and African Sideneck Turtle tank (they tolerate each other - lol), and one of my 40s is now home to two Convict Cichlids and their new babies. The other 40gal is host to an Angel, a few Bristlenose plecos, a Krib, and 6 Sunburst Platies. I also setup a 10gal tank for the kitchen (can't believe the wife allowed it), which houses a betta, 6 neons and 6 zebra danios w/ red cherry shrimp. Everything has live plants. =]

    Lastly, I've invested in a 130gal tank that I found on Craigslist (about 5yrs ago - I never ended up using it, until now). I built a sump (which will house a refugium) [Thank you Cliff! I found your article from years ago, which helped tremendously with the plumbing] and tank stand, and I just finished a window in my man cave wall for the tank. This is my next aquatic project.

    Looking forward to getting involved, again, and taking a break from real life. It's gotten a little too real out there for my liking. lol

    Anyway, I'm super happy to be back and looking forward to getting reacquainted with old friends.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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    Welcome to AC. Hopefully you will find it a good place to both learn and have fun.
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    Welcome back to the AC...
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    Well, looks who's back!

    Good to hear from ya, bud...the old AC has kind of died back to almost no activity, William updated the site a while back, people had issues with the update, and many gave up on it...William has since disappeared (his reply to you is autogenerated), but the site seems to be working OK...

    A few of us old timers are still around, I pop in every day to check on things (and ban spammers, there's been a TON of that crap lately.

    Anyway, I'm really glad to hear from you again, and great to know you still dabble in the hobby...get us some pics/vids of your current tanks, when you have a chance

    Ciao, for now...
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    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
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    Welcome back!

    Like Matt said, it has slowed down a lot here, there are a few that pop in now and then. The majority of the issues with the new site have been mostly resolved, or you can work around them but a lot of old timers just haven't come back. We do have a couple new members that pop in and some even are repeat posters.

    Looking forward to seeing your fishroom and that 130 setup. Sounds fantastic!
    75 Gourami/Eel tank
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    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - KevinVA   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - KevinVA   Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - KevinVA   

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    Thanks all!

    Man, I look young in that pic. Ahh, the younger, thinner days! How I've missed you. lol

    Man, that stinks that so many people are gone, now. :( Maybe they'll make a long overdue re-entrance like me. I do remember William almost never being here back in the day, too. I had to reach out to him via E-Mail if I ever needed anything. lol

    I'm glad that at least a few of you are still around! Is there a new hangout, or did people just drop forums and head to FB and the like?

    I'll try to get back into the swing of things, soon. I can share some pics of my progress. The 130 has water circulating, but I don't have anything in it, yet. Just running it for running sake. lol I should have some Flourite delivering today with pool sand delivering by Friday. Stepping stones!
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    FB for some. Others I think just stopped altogether-or maybe just out of the hobby?
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    What!?? HEY there! I've not even read the thread (yet) but am still in shock. hahaha

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    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - KevinVA   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - KevinVA   Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - KevinVA   

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    What!?? HEY there! I've not even read the thread (yet) but am still in shock. hahaha

    Welcome Back!
    lol, thank you! Great to see you're still around, too. =]
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    Welcome back, l still remember all the good times we used to have here, you were one of the most welcoming members back then, anyway, great to see you back

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