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Hi Ho from Texas

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How nice to find a gathering of fellow fish geeks. I'm in the process of constructing my first octopus tank, I've been keeping reef tanks for years but this will be my first foray into the wonderful world of the cephalopod. The aquarium hobby is my life, litterally. I install and maintain custom aquariums in the DFW area.(if you have kids and you've seen barney the dinosaur, the tank in the bookcase, that's me.)
I look forward to picking all of your brains. I do this for a living and I learn something new every day
 

corw314

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:welcome: Barneys' tank? That's interesting! Unfortunately or should I say thank goodness Jess is past the Barney stage, but I may have to check in to see!

Enjoy the site!

Carol
 

Castor

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Welcome! Great name by the way, I got that riding my busa from deal's gap back to maine.

How is the big purple dino? Pick away, my brain is exceptionally obese! Mostly due to the lack of fitness, and LaBatts!

Felix.
 
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Feelers said:
Thats cool about the Barney thing. What setup was Barney running?
Nothing fancy, a 20 gallon fresh water community tank built into a bookcase. They just wanted something to look good in the background while the little knuckleheads prance around.

Castor said:
Great name by the way, I got that riding my busa from deal's gap back to maine.
Funny you say that. I got the nickname riding my 748 duc from Dallas to Austin through the Texas hill country.

dbbga said:
Nice to see someone else in the DFW area at this site
Awesome! If you need livestock or equipment and you want to get it locally, let me know and I can point you in the right direction.
 

erich orser

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I was born on Carswell AFB in Fort Worth (for all you insane folks, it's where the Roswell alien autopsy supposedly took place.) in 1970. Sorseress and my father escaped with me in a homemade balloon when I was about two years old so the accent wouldn't imprint upon me, but unfortunately this came down in Denver, where I lived 'till four.

Anyway, now I put on shows out here in La-La-Land to raise money as well as awareness for bat conservation, and one of the two beneficiaries (Bat World Sanctuary) is based out of Mineral Wells, not too far from Ft. Worth. Good luck on your first ceph!

Erich
 

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