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Old 05-28-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Just an Old Bird Looking for a Place to Roost

I have been in the hobby for over 46 years. I now have more tanks than any sane person could imagine. I actually have more tanks than most shops. WAY more. I would give the number but I might be banned for being insane.

I also belong to more forums than I can keep up with.

Anyway, just joined to find more crazy, addicted, dedicated, opinionated, resourceful, serious hobbyists. Have I found the right place?

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Old 05-28-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site and you have definitely found the right place!
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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Banned for being insane? not around here. If the number is as big as you're making it sound, you'd probably be instantly voted president around these parts!

Welcome to the site! You know, you're going to fit right in around here.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:28 AM   #4
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come on...... give us the number already
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:49 AM   #5
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Yeah you found the right place, now how many how many????
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:32 PM   #6
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I hope you all are sitting down or are able to land in a soft spot. The number of tanks is.......... Maybe we should make this a game. You guess and I will say higher or lower. Nah. That would take forever.

The number is 492. And the basement isn't full yet!!

Call it insanity, call it crazy, I call it total dedication.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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Welcome herefishy! You have helped me on other forums when I got my syno eupterus and added it into a 10gal community tank. Needless to say, your expert advice is most welcomed here!

I remember reading a post about the number of tank you had in another forum. I can't even imagine the upkeep of all those but I bet you have a system down by now!!! Great to see you join!
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:00 PM   #8
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Expert? Hardly. Even with all of the years in the hobby, I'm still learning. The process never stops.

meegosh, I am no longer moderating on the other site. I stepped down for reasons best left alone. My time that was once spent there will be drastically cut. I am a member of many other forums, but rarely posted. Basically , I just took advantage of the quality classifieds on many sites. Now that I will have more time, I hope to promote the hobby in any way that I can. It is all about the hobby. It's my meager attempt at giving back to something that has given me enjoyment for so many years.

Yes I do have a system. I spend about two hours a day in the fish room and that includes feedings and water changes. The system, other than feedings, is almost "no hands". Water is drained on the floor at water change time. "Auto top-offs" tank care of the rest. I use a battery power pump to start the siphon process. I can clean 100 tanks a day in relative ease. But my feet do get wet. lol
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Welcome to AA! I daresay that is a lot of tanks, but I do know a couple of people that have you beat! LOL you have found the right place to roost. I would love to see some pics of your fish room.
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Yeah, definitely some pics would be in order! Do you do any SW?
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