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fishface30
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PostSubject: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 12:35 pm

Thank you KMX for pointing me to the intro posting!

I'm getting back into the planted tank hobby, been a fish head since I was 6. My hobby/obsession peaked when I had a 55gal, 100gal, 125 gal, 2 29gals, and a 2 10 gal during high school (it helped to have some family patronage to foot the bill). I've tried betta breeding, Discus breeding, saltwater(reef only and fish only--that was an expensive trial!!) I think the only thing that separated me from the really serious hobbyist was having a direct line RO system, lol!

I flew the nest and moved out but couldn't take the tanks with me so I downsized to a 34 gal bowfront I found off craigslist, 3 years ago.

This time I wanted to get more high tech/better quality equipment. My wisest purchase was the PC light fixture. I didn't discover internet supply sites until this time and had nooo clue what was available; I had thought it was either the basic fluorescent hoods or MH lamps.

My first year with the bowfront was awesome! I had lush growth, weeding out overgrowth every week, but then I got lazy cry Eventually the tank dwindled down to practically a fish only tank. How the remaining plants survived is beyond me!


PS: If anyone in STL can help finding me a job working in aquatics that'd be great! Since graduating I have not used one bit of my biology degree.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 12:37 pm

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MarkM
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 1:11 pm

welcome2
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Bruggen
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 1:25 pm

welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 1:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 2:11 pm

Welcome to the Box. You're not alone most people don't use their major once they graduate! lol!
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halnick
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 2:36 pm

Welcome to the box
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KMX
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 3:19 pm

usafishbox welcome2

We love pics!

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scottyofala
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 3:26 pm

welcome good
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CoutureWest
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 3:39 pm

welcome
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Keelo
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 4:58 pm

Welcome!
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cwillis
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 8:18 pm

welcome to the site!!
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mike205
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 8:24 pm

welcome
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ornate12
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 10:16 pm

Welcome!! hi welcome
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fishface30
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/9/2011, 10:34 pm

Hello all and thank you! I don't have pics to share as my tank is pretty much bare...One day soon!
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red_dragon_girl_69
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 8:39 am

Hey!

Im from STL too. I have a small tank right now, but hoping to get something a little bigger soon. (Looking for free or really cheap tank set ups).

Hope to chat with you in the future. :)
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KMX
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 8:41 am

red_dragon_girl_69 wrote:
Hey!

Im from STL too. I have a small tank right now, but hoping to get something a little bigger soon. (Looking for free or really cheap tank set ups).

Hope to chat with you in the future. :)

Check out Craigslist in your area. Also Post a WTB add on CL. What size are you looking for?

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Expand the hobby!

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red_dragon_girl_69
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 8:44 am

KMX wrote:
red_dragon_girl_69 wrote:
Hey!

Im from STL too. I have a small tank right now, but hoping to get something a little bigger soon. (Looking for free or really cheap tank set ups).

Hope to chat with you in the future. :)

Check out Craigslist in your area. Also Post a WTB add on CL. What size are you looking for?

Ive been scouring Craigslist. Have found some good deals, but didnt have the money to take them.

I would be happy with getting another 5 gal for the babies, but would love a 10. (We have very limited space right now). If I were to find an excellent deal on something bigger, I would find the room for it, tho.
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KMX
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 9:27 am

You said you were looking for bigger but you only have space and money for a 5-10G. lol!

Good luck on your search. When I search Craigslist I search pets and the for sale section.

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red_dragon_girl_69
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 9:43 am

Hey, Im stating my dream off small. Eventually, I will hae a room full of tanks. It just cant happen right now :(
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KMX
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 9:52 am

I hear ya. You got to do what you got to do. I have 20 tanks. But I want 100 so I guess we are on the same boat! lol!

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red_dragon_girl_69
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 9:54 am

Yup, I NEED to get another tank soon because these babies are going to out grow their home soon. I just have not been able to find a cheap enough tank. Im hoping soon we will have the extra $40 to get a 10 gallon kit from Walmart. I would be sooooo happy at that point.
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KMX
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 10:15 am

nooooooo don't do that. Please let me help you.

What city is nearest to you on CL?

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fish head 378
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from St. Louis MO!   2/27/2011, 11:54 pm

You can find tons of tanks cheap on craigslist in Stl. I see them all the time. Look in pets and general for sale. I just wish I lived a little closer then I would be buying them. Good luck
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