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Old 03-19-2006, 04:51 PM   #101
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:49 PM   #102
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I thought I had posted in all of these but I guess I overlooked this one.

Well, my name is Amanda and I am 22. I am currently sitting on a waiting list for nursing school which is frustrating. But until that goes through I am working for my Mom at an electric company. Boring!!!!!! Other than that I have also been dating a great guy named Aaron for about eight years now. He works for my Dad and hopefully we will get our act together soon, get married and MOVE OUT.

Let's see now as far as my freetime goes I love to read. I will read just about anything that either looks good or is said to be good. But I really love historical fiction. I also love movies and my boyfriend and I are always renting movies. I also spend alot of time at the track watching my boyfriend race. He races motocross so we will travel a lot on the weekends which is fun. I also like to do Yoga everynight to calm myself and keep myself in shape. I guess that's pretty much it for me at least for now.

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Old 03-23-2006, 12:47 PM   #103
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this is my first post in AA, here it goes:

My name is Mārtiņš (I bet your PC wont display my name correctly because of the language support)... it is similar to Martin, so dont pay attention to that... as you can probably guess, I dont live anywhere near english speaking countries... Im from Europe, Latvia, city - Riga. (yes, the city where this years Ice Hockey WC will take place)...

anyways, Im 18, soon - 19... So there isint a lot to tell about my career, I have only worked as an youngest electrician at constuction site. Ive noticed that here at AA many guys enjoy computers and tech stuff... so do I... (what could it mean?) I also like taking pictures with old soviet union cameras...

I bought my first tank 4 years ago... My mom was shocked, because I didnt tell or ask anything about fishes, till I bought them... It was 33 L (Im not jet familliar with gallons) tank
Now I own 60 L tank with two goldfish in it...
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:25 PM   #104
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I may as well jump on.. this is pretty interesting. My name is Mickie (yup.. for real) and I'm 29 yr old mom of 6 year old twin boys, Ashe and Rowan. Happily married for 6 1/2 years now. Just got my first tank bout 6 weeks ago..and I love it!!

We live near Myrtle Beach,Sc, but I am originally from Atlanta.

I have 2 home based businesses. I make specialty (i.e. 3D) cakes, and also decorated cookies and candies. I also make all natural beauty products with my sister, and sell at local health food stores. Here is one of my cake pics.. I make EVERYTHING edible and by hand. I use no plastic or anything. I use alot of fondant (candy clay) to decorate with. I also teach classes on decorating. Can you tell I'm proud?? LOL
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:51 PM   #105
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OK, I'll keep this thread going, it's so fun to read about everyone!

My name is Brooke, I am 29, sort-of single (long story) and am in my 4th year of a PhD program in Biological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. I am lucky enough to live in an apartment in Jamestown, which is very much the "high rent district", so quite a treat for a poor grad student. It also is the sailing capital of the northeast, which is awesome, as you'll see later. I grew up in Massachusetts, in a suburb of Boston, went to Boston University (Biology) and then went to the Landing School in Kennebunkport, Maine for a year after college to learn how to design boats (think Naval Architecture, not interior design...many people get confused). That was the most fun thing I've ever done and also the hardest. 2 years in a small biotech company and then back to school. I would definitely be a professional student if I could! I just took my PhD comprehensive exams, and should finish up my thesis in 1.5-2 years, hopefully.

I think I started keeping fish when I was about 10, had a 15 gallon, then a 45 gallon. Stopped for a while when I went to college, etc. and then started up again about 2 years ago with a 30 gal which was just upgraded to a planted 55. I also have a 5 gal hex at work and a 2 gal. Despite the fact that I am an oceanographer all my tanks have been freshwater so far. Eventually I'll try a SW tank!

Besides my fish, and school (which takes up inordinate amounts of my time), I'm into photography, mosaics, drawing (I do line drawings of people's boats for spare change) and any and all things associated with boats. I have 2 sea kayaks, 2 small sailboats, a rowing shell, a windsurfer and a remote-controlled sailboat. I just acquired an old wooden rowing dory for free which I am going to fix up this summer.
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:02 PM   #106
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My name is Jason, 28, Married, live in Minnesota. 3rd year teaching science, going to start soon on my masters in paleontology.

growing up my father had a 20 gallon tank. never cycled, never tested water, did pwc maybe every couple of months, and did full water changes/breakdown and cleans once a year. i am fairly sure he never heard of cycling his tank!!! actual did not loose too many fish that i can remember...

when i moved out i bought my first 10 gal, and did some research. learned about cycling (cycled my first tank with fish cause i didn't know better). Currently i have a 10 gal and a 28 gal at home and a couple of 10 gals at school) just bought a house (apartment is small) so i am trying to resist the mts, but my wife oked a 50 gal!!! will probably replace 2 ten gal at school with something bigger since i am getting a new room next year!
Just because I am working at Petco does not mean I am a sell out, they are still an evil empire, that I am trying to make better.
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Old 06-03-2006, 07:49 PM   #107
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Hey^^My name is jason too! Anyway, i am 14 and i am in my grade nine year of high school in ontario, canada. Ever since i was little i loved fish! I remeber we had a 20gal in my basemanet and we always had three angelfish. Then i wanted a tank in my room, Ah, i remebr it like yeasterday. My parents bought me a 5gal tank kit, I bought two rummynose tetras and i was hooked!. Of coarse, i was only six at the time so i couldent properlk care for my fish. Poor things. Anyway, I am still into keeping fish, i have four one gallon betta tanks, a 150gal pond, a 10gal FW, a 2gal feeder guppy tank(they keep multiplying!) and a tank where i keep my news where i ocasionally put a feeder guppy in. Oh yes, and i bring my pond fish in for the winter(need a huge rubbermaide bin for that). After highschool i hope to go to university to become a botanist, or biologist, or landscpae architect. I like to garden and and scuba dive in my spare time. I have always wanted a SW tank, but, you know, there is the parent thing getting in the way! Oh well, maybe in University. Anyway, as you can see, i just ramble on. Hope u enjoyed my autobiography.

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Old 06-15-2006, 10:25 PM   #108
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Hi, I just found this sticky and thought I'd post my bio.

I'm Kristin, 20 years old from Alabama. I am a junior in college, majoring in nursing. I will eventually have a bachelor's degree and become an RN. I want to work in pediatrics. I work part-time in an office of a Children's Hospital. I have been keeping fish for only about 2 years. My first tank was a 10g with 4 danios, 2 dwarf gouramis, and a CAE. I quickly found out that they wouldn't all work. I have learned an enormous amount about fish in the past 2 years. I got my tank only after my ex-boyfriend bought a 5g and stocked it with 6 tiger barbs....not good. My younger brother had a fish tank when we were younger, but it didn't really interest me then.

I now have 3 tanks setup, a 55g, 29g, and a 10g. They are all freshwater planted communities. I have plans to setup another 55g planted and a 38g Asian biotope soon. I am still learning how to aquascape. I still live at home so space is limited. I would love to have a 125g tank though. Someday, when I have a house of my own, I will. I eventually want to step into the world of saltwater tanks.

Along with the fish tanks, I have 2 dogs. Cassie is a 10 year old Sheltie and Chipper is a 9 year old Beagle. Chipper is my baby. He lays his head on my cheek and talks to me.

This is a great and very helpful site and I have enjoyed becoming a member!
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:32 PM   #109
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Well, its been a bit since the last post on here, so I feel I ought to keep it bumping along ^^

Heyla! Name's Margaret, but everyone calls me Maggie. I'm 20 and in Minnesota, close to Rochester if anyone wants to know. Currently going to RCTC here for Liberal Arts and a certificate in Health Unit Coordinator, pretty much a secretary for Mayo clinic. I have my 3 year old part siamese cat, Pippen, and my 12 gal tank to keep me company while I try to find a new apartment to live at.

Work in retail for JCPenney, which I hate, and also the local heave ho girl for our local garden shop, Perennial Barn. Got my muscles from hauling trees and using our skidloader to load mulch ^^

I'm an artsy type, hence my aquascaping obsession shortly followed after by pottery. I can't do that whole "have this many kids, have been married this long" thing ^^ Still single, maybe for the better. Also into gaming, pc and console, doing outdoorsy stuff, philosophy, and just hanging out with friends ^^

Found this place when I was looking for information on live plants, which I got into from my mother. She's always used plastic and I hated it, so I got my own tank and got plants ^^ But I've been loving it here, its been so nice to be able to get straight answers or even good suggestions from so many people.

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Old 07-19-2006, 10:45 PM   #110
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My name is Mike. I'm 33 years old and love living on the coast. I got my name "boardsurfer" because I love surfing and have been doing it for all but 8 years of my life. My first freshwater tank was about 15 years ago and my first saltwater tank was about 4 years ago. I graduated from college, used to work for a software company until I realized it wasn't so fun being in front of a computer all day in a cubicle. I went to work dark outside, and came home with it being dark outside. Never got to see my son. His name is Haden and he's 1.5 yrs old now. Been married for 5 years. Now I'm a Realtor where I live and I love it. Sell a house, make a trip to the LFS! That's my life.

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