Member Showcase: Angel079
User name: Angel079
What is your name?
How old are you?
15 (for the 2nd time)
What is your location?
In the heart of Tennessee
What is your occupation?
I quit my job a year ago (Event Mgmt) to be able to rework a house in the way I wanted it to and help out hubby's company (Computer, Networks, Surveillance) with marketing, billing that sorta stuff guys don't like
How did you choose your user name?
Just a nickname I was given many yrs ago
My Fish Keeping
When and how did you become involved in fish keeping?
Over a divorce of friends that involved them both moving and having a 10g they gave me to take care of (horribly overstocked and unmaintained thing...needless to say I lost plenty fish the first week) so then I bought a 55g for them all and it went downhill on the MTS from there.
What kind of fish do you currently keep?
Various Tetra, Kissing Gourami, Barbs, Shrimps and a Betta (Earl)
What kind of setup?
Set up HAS TO BE planted no if and's or but's there - Plants plants & more plants I say, love plants :grin:
What was your most challenging fish keeping experience?
My most recent one when I learned about sick fish after all the yrs of having tanks now the hard way when I had a heavy ick breakout over night on Cardinals :neutral:...actually anything around this new 55g was challenging incl NOT to take it out back with the shotgun.
What advice would you like to share with the FishForum community?
Try aiming for natural set ups; it is not complicated and larger tanks are easier then smaller one's and planted tanks are MUCH easier to keep then you would think at first :wink: And as I learned on the 55g no matter how much of a headache one tank can be do NOT give up, vent here and have patience and accept help and all will be good.
What would be your dream tank?
A 55g cube...and a normal ~80g with Discus.....ahhh yea I have dreams alright...
What do your friends/family think of your hobby?
Husband loves to watch the fish he *can* keep the tanks going if i'm gone but he rather not get involved in the maintenance and chemistry matter
Do you name your fish? If so, what are some of the names?
Only the Betta he's called Earl
What fish have you had the longest?
My Boeseman's Rainbow's had them as baby's raised myself and fun time with them for many years till we moved.
What is your favorite fish of all time?
Killi fish definitely thou I love just about any fish anyway (diff colors, diff personality..hard to only chose ONE)
One a scale of one through ten, how would you rate your interest in fish keeping? (1=I hate fish, 10=Completely and hopelessly obsessed)
Uhm :lol: Like at 11 or 12....
How did you discover the Fish Forum at FishForum.com?
Some googlel search one day
What are your hobbies?
Apart from the obvious fish addiction....Anything outdoors really; hiking, caving, off roading, target practice, long walks with my dogs...anything along those lines
Do you keep any other pets?
Yup, 2 dogs and a BUNCH of well fed critters & deers out back
What is your favorite music?
Country & Rock
What are your pet peaves?
Really just ignorant & stupid people; may that be while driving or awaiting a storm or anything in the day to day life where people just act stupid. Or people that ONLY see negative things around them and only believe in negative things rather then enjoy life and be HAPPY and RELAX.
What is your favorite film?
You know its been a long time since I seen a real good movie...
Past stuff something like: In The Vally of Elah;History of a mad black woman; Band of brothers
What is your favorite TV show?
Fringe, The Unit, Eureka, NCIS, Dexter, 4400...that kinda shows....and of cause any Jeff Foxworthy or Wanda Sykes
What is your favorite food?
Oh I can eat 24/7 anything really...anything but meat, fish, chicken (vegetarian) LOVE pasta and home made Italian style pizza, love spicy foods.....oh and sweets...which gal wouldn't love sweets :smile:
What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving cause it seems to be THE only one hubby & I have managed to always spent together w/out deployments or business trips of some other sort
What is your favorite color?
Metallic dark Blue!
Just to finish this off with a lil personal note..here's a few of my favorite quotes:
~ Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
~ Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
~Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.~ General George Patton
~Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition ~ Dixie Chicks
~ If the Military would have wanted you to have a wife, they would have issued you one.~ Unknown
Happiness is a choice! ~ Unknown
~Life Is Too Short, Break The Rules, Forgive Quickly, Kiss Slowly, Love Truly, Laugh Uncontrollably And Never Regret Anything that Made You Smile.
Life May Not Be The Party We Hoped For, But While We're Here, We Should Dance...~ Unknown
15 yrs old, married, and working? Am I reading this correctly?
I think Natalie means 15 for the second time - 30 :-)
Ok, I suspected but was not sure... thank you for clarifying. I prefer to ask rather than just assume.
No need for assumptions...was written all into the OP :-)
Natialie, I just want to thank you again for all your help and inspiration these past few weeks. You've been a great resource for me as I turn my non-planted (YIKES) into a beautiful planted tank (hopefully). You're knowledge and expertise in the aquarium hobby is truly astounding. Thank you again for your hard work and dedication towards aquarium novice's like myself.
You're very welcome Lisa!!! And its been my please watching your tank "grow" after the PM exchange :-). Keep up the good (green) work!!!
Ordering my plants hopefully next week :-) Really looking forward to it! If they look half as nice as yours, Byron's and many others on this firum, I will be a very happy person :-D
Lol I thought the same thing as bettababy. I thought you meant you had been asked twice. I was like "whaaa?? O_O"
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