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Old 03-09-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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Okay...so I finally scrolled down far enough to see this

My name is Tommie, guess you could figure that one out on your. I am 40 years old and have been working fresh tanks and koi ponds since I was 20. (See post: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...=asc&start=120 ) I am married and have 5 kids. YES FIVE!!! Took that many to figure out what was causing it

I am a jeweler by trade specializing is custom design and casting. You can learn more about that at our website: http://www.pernellenterprises.com .

I live in Apex NC, USA. Not far from Jordan Lake, aka Jordan Pastures in the summer time.

When the shop permits, I injoy saltwater fishing and working with my pond. Just can not get enough fish! I also build and maintain all the computers for my entire family. Last count was 15 systems.

About the only time I can remember in the last 20 years not having a fish tank of some sorts was the time I spent serving our country in the Navy.

I do not claim to an expert on fish, tanks, and ponds by no means. I do know quite a bit about them, but I still have a lot to learn. Guess that is what makes it so much fun. Seeing what kind of trouble I can get into and learning how to get out of it.

I am currently maintaining a 55 gal bow front mixed cichlid tank and a 2000 gal (soon to be a 2 pond system totaling 3000 gal) koi pond. The tank is really my wife's but I maintain it for her. The pond houses about 20 koi ranging from 6 to 15 inches as well as 10 to 12 comets. Most are the more unusual colorations. I visit my lfs just about every week to see what new stock has come in. I have several that he pulled out for me before I ever got there. Good to have an inside edge sometimes.

I am really glad I found this board as I have already learned a lot and will more than likely learn a lot more.

Thanks for the great info...

Tommie in NC
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2000 gal koi pond and 1000 gal pond connected by creek: 15 to 20 standard koi (lost count), 2 butterfly koi, 10 comets, and many small goldfish

55 gal bow front cichlid tank: pair blue electras, 1 parrot, 1 green terror, 4 green cories

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Old 03-09-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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Hey Tommie!
Welcome. I have mixed cichlids--Africans and South Americans (I didn't do my homework that day!). What type of cichlids do you have?
All advice is greatly appreciated.

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About the only time I can remember in the last 20 years not having a fish tank of some sorts was the time I spent serving our country in the Navy.
You belong in the F/W 10 & Over Club. Let Reefrunner69 know

All advice is greatly appreciated. Check out the Getting started and Unhealthy fish forums--advice is ALWAYS needed.

BTW--nice avatar! Where were you when I was picking out my engagement ring???
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:16 AM   #3
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Tommie....welcome to Aquarium Advice!! Glad to have someone with your experience here with us!
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Welcome to the board, Tommie! We are happy to have you and I am sure you will find the site helpful, and others will benefit from your experience.

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I'm originally from NC. Born in New Bern. My sister just moved from apex to Raleigh. She works as SAS.

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Yo!.........Glad you're here.....I know you'll fit in with the rest of us!
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Hello and welcome Tommie.
Glad to have another person with alot of experience with us.
Hope ya enjoy the site.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:27 PM   #9
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Thanks for the welcomes.

My cichlid tank is actualy mixed sa'a and africans. Not to may though. 1 parrot, 1 green terror, and a couple of blue electras ( one male and one female, hope they will mate). They all seem to get along okay. As long as everybody minds the territory "fences".

Thanks for compliment. The avatar is a ring I designed for myself. The stone is a custom cut (my design) in a yellow and white gold mixed mount. Once I get it finish, I will trade out the render with the finished one.

Thanks again

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2000 gal koi pond and 1000 gal pond connected by creek: 15 to 20 standard koi (lost count), 2 butterfly koi, 10 comets, and many small goldfish

55 gal bow front cichlid tank: pair blue electras, 1 parrot, 1 green terror, 4 green cories

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Old 04-05-2004, 05:23 PM   #10
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Hi Tommie and welcome. It sure its nice to see a fellow nc resident here havent seen to many as of yet! Im in Wilmington so give me a ring next time you plan on going salt water fishing!
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