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DrRob
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DrRob

It's life Jim, but not as we know it., Male, 40, from GB

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Interested, but can't post there as I'm not registered. May 27, 2012

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      Am trying to cancel my account
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      Am trying to de-activate my account
    3. DrRob
      DrRob
      Interested, but can't post there as I'm not registered.
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jun 21, 1977 (Age: 40)
    Location:
    GB
    My Aquariums & Fish:
    100l Planted, with small community.
    30l Fluval Ebi, possibly going planted with shrimp, possibly going nano reef.
    100l Quarantine tank/fry tank.
    140l growing on tank, not running at present.
    250l South American community with sump (another work in progress) http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/405504-elder-beach/page__p__3412724__fromsearch__1#entry3412724
    <!-- isHtml:1 --><!-- isHtml:1 --><p><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="color:#655f4b;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">I've been in and out of fishkeeping since the age of 8. Not as you'd expect for an 8 year old either, as I was encouraged to start by my dad, who'd been a keen fishkeeper and passed on some of his kit to me and I then picked up some second hand kit and got myself going. He was then posted overseas and I was left to pretty much fight my way through blue green algae infestations, terrorising angelfish who wanted to kill all their tankmates while they bred and old tank syndrome.</span></span></span> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="color:#655f4b;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Rolling time on a few years I was that annoying teenager that was breeding angelfish that people actually wanted to buy and I had enough time to get picky enough about breeding that people were actually interested in the genetic lines I was using for their own projects, which is probably as advanced in fishkeeping as I'll ever get.</span></span></span> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="color:#655f4b;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">The tanks continued through medical school despite me being away but were finally shelved when I moved into hospital junior doctors digs, where no pets were allowed and moving every 4-6 months didn't really lend itself to stable fishkeeping. A run in rented flats then saw me finally get established again in a house that I wasn't gutting too badly so I managed to get a tank back again.</span></span></span> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="color:#655f4b;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">The hobby and kit has changed a little. Well, a lot. So I'm back on steep learning curves and have a few ideas that occasionally need beating out of me, but the spirit is willing.</span></span></span> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="color:#655f4b;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Right now I'm trying to fit as many tanks as the other half won't notice into a house full of builders dust and stuff for our 6 month old, while spending all my money trying to buy into a business. So far I've managed to get 3 running with one in the set up process, not counting quarantines/hospitals.</span></span></span> <span style="color:#655f4b;"><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:10px;">The current plan is a 55 gallon sumped planted high tech (I'm sure it can be done) SA community. Hopefully with some form of low tech planted and either a shrimp nano or a nanoreef (the last is still undecided). Everything is always a work in progress.</span></span></span></p>

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    100l Planted, community.
    30l Fluval Ebi, work in progress, still undecided between a cherry shrimp colony and a nanoreef.
    100l Quarantine tank, hopefully fry tank.
    140l semi constructed, growing on tank when required.
    250l sumped South American community elder beach