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Ok guilty as charged, I only slip in to use the calculator and look up a fish profile sometimes.

I am heavily into plecos now and dabble in a couple of marine tanks as well.

28 tanks are keeping me busy and the powerbills astronomical.
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I haven't checked these boards in years....I stopped because kids, school, and posters with bad attitudes got in the way. Instead of five tanks, I'm down to one 75 gallon with a few pictus cats and a very territorial Jack Dempsey.
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I've been playing alot of guitar as well as learning guitar repairs

The Amazon Nut...
75 & 25g plant tanks.
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Well it would appear that this is the place to poke my head in and say hi!

Its such a shame to see this place as quiet as it is... So many fond memories of hanging out in the chat room talking fishies!

Its nice to see that there are still a few familiar faces around though

*hugs everyone*

*slides hand down*

*shifty eyes*
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I figured I could drop in here and send you all my greetings. It's been a long time since I last logged in, for almost two years the Hobby has been on the back burner for me but recently I've picked it back up again. It's a shame to see this place so deserted but I guess most people have moved on to places like Facebook. Anyways, I'll pop in from time to time to see whether something else is happening, I might even post of photo of my freshly setup tank. To all of you still logging in, see you around
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Hi Doc!
Good to see you back. Hope all is well and the family and career are thriving!

Frank


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Hi Frank,

All is indeed well, just extremely busy. I've started my own company on the side to assist with my wife's translation agency, and having a regular 9-5 job on top of that left me with little spare time. The side job turned out pretty good though and I'll be making it a full time thing later this year. In the meanwhile we'll be picking up our adoptive son from China next month so family life is good too How have you been?
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Warm greetings to everyone!

I'm also guilty of getting involved in daily life and keeping up with the changes.

Lost contact for quite a while since I switched jobs and lifestyle; went from office work and city dwelling to country living and field working.

Also internet availability took its toll...

Sorry to bring back this thread but it seemed to be a good place to say hello to the FP family.

It's great to be back and see a lot of familiar faces on this great site.

Still have my planted 50 gallon tank with most of the same inhabitants as four or five years back when I started... My lonely hoplos, banjos, clown loaches, rumminoses, marble hatchets and of course, red phantoms.

Got the bug back when my brother in law asked me to help him set up a new 20 gallon and decided it was time to spruce my tank back up again.

Poked my head in the site to look at profiles and just got the FP fever again and just had to stop in and say hello.

Had to change my login name since the previous login information and password I sincerely can not remember and lost the information to the email address I had registered. So instead of being REDPHANTOM I am now RED PHANTOM.

Anyway...great to be back around the place and see the great people in FP are still around.

See around the boards and greetings to everyone!

Leaning towards the better side of life
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Hi red welcome back
Glad your BIL knew the right person to ask for some help!

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Thanks Babel,

It's real nice to be back...

Not to sure on who is enjoying the BIL tank more, either him or me, but the fishkeeping bug is highly contagious since my girlfriend also got a new setup.

All the best!

RP

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Hey all
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Hello how's it going Piscesgirl and FP

Did you all have a good summer ?

So, my 75g has seen a cleanup, bit of a rescape, some new plants, pressurized co2. A krib pair is coming soon. I'm excited Still some stuff to do on it as well as take a pic to share.



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75 & 25g plant tanks.
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EditedEdited 30-Aug-2012 01:17
Summer has been busy, but I'm still kicking. Moved, job went from non profit to profit in the past year. I still have 2 tanks, but eventually would like to downsize to one.
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Looking forward to the pictures DaMossMan, I hope all has been well with you.
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Going good thanks ! Been busy too, congrats on getting paid it's always a welcome option

Downsized to 2 tanks. Speaking of which, time to find the camera.




The Amazon Nut...
75 & 25g plant tanks.
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Yes, getting paid helps with the stress
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It's been a few years since I've hung here properly, said to see the lack of activity. Since my days here as a teenager I have made alot of changes in my life.. I own my own exotic housing company, as well as working as an electrician as well as 8 fish tanks, 100+ snakes and 30+ parrots of various species, I'm very busy. I will check back here as much as possible though.

6x2x2 - Firemouth and Oscar Tank
30+ royal pythons.

Back in the game after 4 years out ..
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Hi ClownLoach Kid....what is exotic housing? (housing for people or housing for exotic animals?)
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Sorry, meant housing for exotic animals, parrots, reptiles, as well as small mammal cages etc

6x2x2 - Firemouth and Oscar Tank
30+ royal pythons.

Back in the game after 4 years out ..
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Wow CLK sounds like you turned your hobbies into a career


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EditedEdited 20-Oct-2012 16:58
Hi All...

Well the day finally came... I am officially retired!
We have moved to our home inside the Front Range of the
Rocky Mountains, and are living at 10,000 feet elevation in
south Park County. The nearest town to us is Como CO,
population 200. Because it is considered "Frontier" by the
government, there is no mail delivery and instead they have
to give us Post Office Box in the nearest town that has
them. In our case that is Como, and it is a 35 minute
drive over packed dirt/gravel roads. With the price of gas
we make that trip into town once a week.

We are in the process of building a 28 x 48 ft addition to
the home that will house the garage, a wood shop, a room
for Susan's sewing and office, as well as a radio room
and electronics shop for me. The floor is being reenforced
to support a 300gal tank as well.
Connecting the addition to the house will be a
20x20 garden room with a small pond, a place for
Susan to grow vegetables indoors, and for me to
grow some nice house plants.

We are up to our ears in construction, and later, moving
into the addition and setting things up... Perhaps by the
end of November, I can consider myself "retired" and start
to relax?


Frank

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Congratulations, Frank!

I hope everything goes well with your addition, sounds pretty awesome

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Whoops! Looks like I'm late! Congrats Frank Well deserved, hope you don't get too bored ! I'm sure in such an area it'd be pretty hard to though.

Do hope Susan is doing well. Is the veggie patch going to be raised beds? Thinking that might make it nice and easy for her.


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EditedEdited 10-Dec-2012 16:27
well this is quick_silver_2694

My account was deleted or something i guess was a member since 2004 or so, dunno what happened. Lindy, Mez, Darklord dempseyfan stil around?
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ok so you three are here wheres dempseyfan? I am down to two tanks now. Never did i have time for a salt water tank. Mybe when i retire lol
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Well I thought I'd check in...I don't have fish for now between how my apt temperature can fluctuate, space (you have to have a working electric socket for fish this place is horrid), and money fish are on the back burner, but I so miss them...

Instead I've been putting my effort into getting healthier and losing weight. I'm down over a hundred pounds and feeling better than I have in years.

I stop in now and then to browse, tonight was to ask for help for my boss's betta...so I've posted in the hospital forum, if you have a second check it out?

Thanks and I'll check in again later I'm sure...

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Hi Houston,

It was nice to read your posts again. Don't be a stranger.
"DEW DROP INN" from time to time.

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EditedEdited 30-Nov-2013 19:23
Wow, it's been forever since I've been on here, but I wanted to stop in and see how the site has changed and to see who is still around! Looking at my profile, I can't believe it was 13 years ago that I registered for this site. Time truly does fly! I must say, I was a bit shocked to see how inactive the boards have become. I think the general interest in aquaria just isn't where it was just 5-10 years ago. There used to be about 8 LFS's in my area, and now we're down to 2.

As for myself, I obtained my bachelors degree in marketing back in 2008 and haven't had fish since. I recently got married in August of 2013. My wife and I are looking to buy a home this spring, and I fully plan on getting the 90 gallon back up and running. We currently live in an apartment where no pets are allowed, but luckily my parents let me store the 90 gallon tank/stand/filters etc in their basement until I'm ready to pick it up again.

Anyway, it's great to see that people are still checking in from time to time. I'll keep an eye on this thread and see if any of the old-timers from back in the ETF days check in. Take care everyone!
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Hi Dempsey Fan,
Welcome back and contratulations on the the degree, wife and new digs! Hope you get the tank up and show us some pictures!

Frank


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whoosh... zooming on by!!
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Bye cycle!

Frank

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Shouldn't decade old members get some sort of new badge
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Wow, I can't believe how few posts there are nowadays. I guess I really shouldn't be surprised, most of the members here do have busy schedules and lives outside of the hobby. It isn't just this site either, all 4 of the forums I used to frequent have no posters anymore. It's still sad, I remember how much fun I had reading through all the new posts we had here on a daily basis. I learned so much from all of the veteran members that were here.

I haven't really been around here much except to lurk since late 2010. Unfortunately I had to take down my 75 gallon tank when we redid the flooring in my house, and I decided not to set it up again until I move into my own place and get settled in a few years from now. I've got 2 more years left before I get my bachelor degree in electrical engineering technologies, and hopefully I'll get a job that will fund my obsession with this hobby. Right now I've just got a 2.5 gallon tank that houses Merlin, my Betta, and it just isn't the same as a nice big tank.

I hope maybe we get a few new people around here to inject some life into the boards, because this is by far my favorite fish forum on the net.
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I checked aquarank yesterday, there is very little activity just about everywhere!
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A total newby here, but thought i would put in my 2cents worth. Ive been trying to get a forum going ever since i retired last year, and i can tell you its tough. There are a ton of Facebook groups, everybody drops in via their smart phones, grrrrr enough to make an old time fish guy puke

Anyway, you guys have built a fantastic resource here, just sad that all the activity seems to be on social media.
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First of all, I apologize if this is necro-ing an old thread, but just wanted to come by and say hi. I have not kept an aquarium in over a decade (mostly because I was a kid then and my parents didn't want to keep maintaining a tank), but now that I am 26 and it looks as though I am about to buy my own house in the spring, I am dead set on restarting my interest in the hobby, as it has been in the back of my mind for years.

I don't know if anyone here remembers me, but I was about 13 when I started posting on the forums. I was that little kid who knew way more about fish than most kids that age should, and for the past day or so I've been doing research to refresh my memory - and I remembered this page.

Hope everyone is doing well!
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Wow, I haven't logged on here in years! I very much doubt anyone remembers me, I finally got my pond and have a lovely fancy goldfish pair - in a tank I haste to add!

I now do the shocking thing of reading books for information since so much online is distorted - I like a fish book group I am on for the pictures only.

God sitting here brings back memories, Houston! hello and Babelfish, getting married! Frank and his good enough quote

wow. Trip down memory lane. XXXX


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Same! Memory lane. Nice to see familiar names and avatars.


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Just wanted to say hi as well. Last time I was on we were living in a rented house...unfortunately the owner stopped making payments and we were forced to move. Finally about to buy our own place but not enough room for all the tanks. It was an incredibly stressful time, I ended up depressed and gave up all the tanks rather than move some

Once settled in I did keep a betta in a 2.5g and after he died got back into the hobby, very much into nano fish and shrimp. I tried a few FB groups but definitely prefer forums like this.

Hope everyone is doing well

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Well, its nice to visit back on FishProfiles!

It's been ages since I was on the site and to be honest, all of my tanks are currently packed away and in storage! I'm eagerly waiting getting to go through all of my equipment and getting a tank up and running again in the net couple months.

A personal update:
I graduated college in May 2014 with my BS in Biology (and minor in Chemistry). While I was originally going for PreMed, I ended up switching to a more holist look at biology and chemistry. Ever since then, I've been living and working on Catalina Island with a camp. During the summers I was driving boats and instructing water skiing, wake boarding and knee boarding and enjoying some time out in the sun. During the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons I worked part time with the environmental education program and worked more full time with the maintenance department of the camp (learning a lot of valuable life skills might I add!). This last month, I was passed up for a promotion and have since decided its time to start something new. I'm putting in my notice at the end of the month and moving back to the LA area.

So, in the next couple months, the tanks are getting dusted off and getting back to their intended purpose while I look for new work and do a bit of soul searching!

Hope everyone else is doing well, I'm planning on getting more involved with the site again to help newbies like I once was and probably will be again shortly!

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Well, I came by wanting to ask for help... Yeah, me asking for help about live barriers... But appears to be a dead site. Makes me want to cry, the memories... As I sit here using my phone to access, it reminds me of trying to get online so many years ago on my cell and it being so broken...

Anyways I just lost my betta, that I was convinced, well anyways it was my chime back to fish....I have a 5 gaskin im setting up, I've got to start somewhere... Im still around. Just started a new job I love so much more than my old... Anyone want to contact me I'm here hmlaird at gmail... Hugs

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Hi Houston,
I don't think I've found anyone in Chat in over a year. I guess most of us are too busy to simply sit there and hope.

I, and the other Moderators, check in regularly and answer any questions posed. I have absolutely no idea what you said you were setting up. Leave questions and they will be answered.

Can't believe I've been a continuously active member of Fish Profiles for 14 years!
Frank

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Seriously auto correct is horrible... Was saying a 5 gallon... thanks Frank... Still setting up eventually...

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:-) It is so lovely seeing everyone's updates and how important this place has been to everyone. I miss the old days of someone always in chat. Facebook is nice but they've got a lot of work to do to build a community like this.

I've had some time off. I went from 11 tanks to 3, to 1. I'm back up to two now, but the largest is a 2' and neither have fish. One is just... sitting there. The plan is to get a 3x2x2 or similar and stock it with a few types of crustaceans, but it has to be custom built so it'll be a while yet. I have managed to breed my first egg scatterers outside with WCMM though, so that is a bit exciting.

Not a single betta in the house. It makes me sad to think about.

Other than that, I've gotten into gardening and would really like to find a place that I could pop in a small pond. Unfortunately the tomatoes are currently winning the fight for space.






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Hi all,

I haven't been here for some time but after going through my bookmarks I though I'd check if Fishprofiles was still kicking around and here you are

For me not much is happening on the aquarium side, I still have y 65g up and running, though I've moved to a low maintenance setting without CO2 and lower light. At the moment I only have around 10 Corydoras swimming around, the last of the old stock passed away about 3 weeks ago of old age. For christmas I got a giftcard for my LFS, so I'll restock probably later this week. Perhaps I'll post a photo if I have the time, but with two young kids running around there never seems to be much of that.

See you around
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