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post #1 of 7 Old 03-20-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy from Missouri

Hey Everyone!

My name is Thomas and I'm 19. I live in the middle of nowhere out in the Ozark Hills of southwestern Missouri. Here is a brief history of my experiences in aquaculture: I've been keeping fish off and on since I was about 5 when I set up my first 10 gallon tropical community tank. Instead of collecting comic books, action figures, or baseball cards; I would go to the pet store every couple weeks to pick out a new fish or two for my tank. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, I was an intern at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. It was my job to clean up after, feed, and stock Rainbow trout for recreation purposes. I also worked with the Federally endangered Pallid Sturgeon. During the summer of 2010, I cared for 7,000 juvenile Pallid Sturgeon between, which were divided into 40 (1,000 gallon) tanks. I and others from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Nebraska Department of Fish and Game tagged and released all 7,000 juvenile Pallid Sturgeon into the Missouri River. Well that about sums it up! I look forward to chatting with all of you!

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-20-2011, 11:39 PM
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Welcome, Glad to see another Missourian.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-21-2011, 08:32 AM
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hello and welcome.
what a wonderful job.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-24-2011, 03:19 PM
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Welcome to TFK Thomas, we are glad you found us!
At 19 you've already had far more interesting jobs than I've ever had in my entire life!

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-25-2011, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-25-2011, 06:57 AM
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Fascinating stuff Thomas. Welcome to the forum :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-03-2011, 04:41 PM
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Welcome to Troical Fish Keeping forum Thomas.


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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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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