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chayse 09-17-2007 06:14 PM

Oceanfront property in AZ
Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration... but as fish-crazy as we are, we're getting there.

Hi, I'm Chayse. A few years ago, my husband and I found the strangest thing beside a dumpster - a 55 gallon aquarium. Now we don't usually make a habit of dumpster-diving, but from a safe distance, we couldn't see a single thing wrong with this tank. We both had small tanks when we were kids. We had even talked about getting a tank, we'd just never gotten around to it. All of a sudden, here was this 55 gallon beauty practically begging us to rescue it from this unspeakable demise! We waited until after dark, partly to ensure that nobody intended to reclaim this seeming treasure, but mostly... yeah. You know what I mean. The next day, there was a picture of the same aquarium - beautifully set up - taped to the dumpster along with a note: "I'll sell you the rest of it for $50.00. Call xxx-xxxx."

It was a helluva way to start a hobby, but 5 tanks later we're still hooked. The 55 is still set up, currently home to several african cichlids, and it will always have a special place in our hearts.

Very glad to meet you,


Lupin 09-17-2007 06:44 PM

Welcome to, Chayse.:wave: Nice to meet you.:)

Daz 09-18-2007 01:51 AM

Hello "skip rat" :oops: sorry I mean Chayse :D

Amphitrite 09-18-2007 02:32 AM

That must be the most unusual way I've heard of somebody getting into the hobby! Welcome to the forum Chayse :)

willow 09-18-2007 07:32 AM
i hope that you both enjoy yourselves here with us,
what a great find,look forward to pics.

Jessica 09-18-2007 12:08 PM

Thats how I got my first tank too 8)

chayse 09-18-2007 07:34 PM

Thanks for the kind welcome. You've already talked to me more than the people on those other fish forums, so now you're stuck with me. :shock:
I wish I could say that I'm positively brimming with helpful tips and insightful advice. I'm not. The only thing I've got is questions and sometimes, sheer dumb luck. But on the rare occasion that I do know of something that might help, I'll be happy to toss it out.

Thanks for having me. Oh, and I do love showing off pictures of my fishies. So, really... thanks for having me. :twisted:

Mike 09-18-2007 07:50 PM

Glad you've joined us!

Mike :)

tangy 09-18-2007 10:31 PM

Alright. The best way to start the hobby. Ur already no#1 in my book(sorry Julie)

Falina 09-19-2007 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by tangyman
Alright. The best way to start the hobby. Ur already no#1 in my book(sorry Julie)


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