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
Tommie in NC
Master Jewler and wannabe koi breeder
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
bow front cichlid tank: pair blue electras, 1 parrot, 1 green terror, 4 green cories
No matter how clever you think you are...the fish are smarter!!