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post #1 of 14 Old 12-18-2010, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hello!

I'm new here and fairly new to fish keeping. I started just a few months ago and so far I have two freshwater tanks:

A 10-gallon tall half-circle tank:
This tank is all about Angel my angelfish. His companions are two nertitina snails (zebra variety) and my male apple snails (Yin & Yang). I call the nertitinas Thick & Thin cause of their stripes. And it makes a silly pun. :)

I always wanted an angelfish! I kept being told 'it's too much work' and 'stick with goldfish'. But with some encouragement from a close friend, I decided to make the leap. Angel was my first fish and I'm so glad I got him!

A standard 15-gallon tank with a 5" air gap:
This tank is all about giving my female apple snails (Goldi & Browni) a place to lay their eggs; thus the low water level. Their companions are an African Dwarf Frog (Froggy) and a Betta (Blue Thing).

I fell in love with apple snails when I got one to help keep Angel's tank clean. Such personality! I was so enamored with these guys that I decided to set up the breeding tank just for them. They just gave me my first clutch just a few days ago. *glee!*

And one saltwater tank:

A 8-gallon JellyFishArt Desktop tank:
This one is all about my Moon Jelly named Orange. His companions are two hermit crabs and two cleaner snails. They don't really have names yet.

I love jellyfish! Whenever I visit an aquarium I spend most of my time admiring them. So when I found out you could keep them as pets, I just had to try it. I must say though, they are above my experience level. I had four to start, but now I only have Orange.

On the dry side, I have a wonderful cat named Dmitri. I work for a major tech company providing customer support for our mail server product. Other hobbies include poi, hooping, staff-dancing, & yoga. I love games (card, board, and video). Occasionally you'll find me at a weekend campout where DJs play all day and all night; e.g. Goa Gil's Memorial Meltdown. And I'm Buddhist. *heh*

I think that just about covers anything you'll ever want to know about me. ;)
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-19-2010, 06:20 PM
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Hello, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping. Glad you found us.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-19-2010, 06:29 PM
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Welcome, looking forward to pics.
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 09:54 AM
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Welxome to TFK! I'd love to see some pics too, especially of your moon jelly. Share, please.

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 01:10 PM
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nice

soounds like you are definitly into the aquatic scene...could we see the jelly..what are you feeding it..well welcome aboard the forum...see yah around.

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post #6 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 07:08 PM
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Hi and welcome. I love apple snails too, but mine are all single... Maybe I should pair some up and see what happens.

I'll have to google your hobbies. Apart from yoga, I don't know what they are.

I hope you like the forum and I'd like to see the pictures of your tanks too.
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post #7 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 07:18 PM
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Hi shunyata! Welcome to TFK...I see you are a fellow invert lover..I also have nerites & apples.

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post #8 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Better yet, how about a video? :)

Orange the Jelly

I also added several pics to my profile. Enjoy! :)
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-20-2010, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to google your hobbies. Apart from yoga, I don't know what they are.
These websites cover my other hobbies:

Home of Poi - For all your Poi, Fire and Juggling needs.
Hooping.org | Blog | Introduction to Hooping
Fire Groove's DVD Staff Groove Basics, Staff Dancing, poi, and fire

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post #10 of 14 Old 12-21-2010, 12:09 AM
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Better yet, how about a video? :)

Orange the Jelly
YouTube - Orange the Jelly

I also added several pics to my profile. Enjoy! :)
Most people on here know in my life long dreams I want a jelly tank but thought you really needed a kreisel tank because they are so delicate and need very specific current..just curious how long have you had it?

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