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Getting back into aquariums after a 15 year hiatus. I now have two little boys I wish to introduce to the joys of fishkeeping.

I currently have 2 shrimp tanks but plans are afoot for a new specially designed fish room. About me, Im am the Owner

of the building company Koning Construction & Development. Im glad to have somewhere to talk shrimp. Albeit a slightly odd

way of becoming a forum member.

Hi All from Anthony,Kristy, Finlay & Sebastian Koning.

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Welcome to the forum guys!

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Welcome to SKF. Sounds like you've got a great plan ! The hobby is great for kids, so much to learn, see and experience. As you post, the forum will open up, and there's a wealth of information. Alternatively, premium membership for $12.50 will give you immediate access. Don't forget to post pics of your tank... Enjoy the forum.

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Welcome to the forum dude, I know it doesn't look like much at the moment but as you post, more of the forum will open up to you, alternatively you could get premium membership & access the whole forum immediately(only $12.50) definitely well worth it. We love to see pics on this forum so any pics you want to post of your tanks would be awesome. Hope you have as much fun on here as we do :smiley_simmons:

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p.s. love the username, pretty funny

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Wow guys, never been made feel so welcome so quickly on any forum. I would generally like to see that a forum has a resonable amount of

information relative to my needs before contributing but in this case it seems well endorsed by its members. So I guess you will be seeing a bit of me on this site.

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Well you might be seeing more of me soon. LOL The contributing system is down.

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Great to hear dude, this is the best forum I've ever been a member of & the best community of amazing people I've ever been a part of too, everyone on this forum is so friendly & knowledgable, I'm glad you like it & are a part of it. Just got one warning, this forum is like crack, very addictive & so are the shrimp, before you now it you'll have a dozen tanks with twice as many types of shrimp, hahaha :smiley_simmons:

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Well you might be seeing more of me soon. LOL The contributing system is down.

Doh! Did you go to the "paid subscriptions" section in "settings"?

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Just got one warning, this forum is like crack, very addictive & so are the shrimp, before you now it you'll have a dozen tanks with twice as many types of shrimp, hahaha :smiley_simmons:

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Well I gave up smoking last year and have been looking for something to fill that void. LOL Shrimp certainly seem the healthier choice.

Awesome dude, love your line of thinking, hahaha :smiley_simmons:

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Thanks Sqiggle, All paid up. Stoked to be part of the crew..

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Well I gave up smoking last year and have been looking for something to fill that void. LOL Shrimp certainly seem the healthier choice.

Healthier but not likely to be cheaper ;)

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Welcome mate! Cutting out the ciggies means you have more money for shrimp!

Owning a building company could be handy when it comes to making a fish room.

What kind of shrimp are you keeping?

What do your tanks look like?

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Im hoping this will be cheaper than my other vice a, 60's & 70's muscle cars. The New Garage will have a display for the cars and will incorperate tanks

into the walls but the hurdle I face at the moment is humidity from the tanks. The room will be climate controlled and have large dehumidifiers but I need to make sure the air contains no suspended water particles. My cars are original unrestored low mileage ( 68 Plymouth RT Hemi Roadrunner (what God would drive if his wife would let him), 68 Mustang Shelby GT500, 69 396SS Camaro and a 66 Mini Cooper S) and as such irreplaceable . I like to keep things for future generations and as shrimp habitats come under more pressure the only place people may see these curious creature in the future may be our collections. At the moment I "only" have Cherries and will be using them to hone my abilities until I have the skills to more on to less hardy breeds. (Tank shots tonight) If anyones interested in old cars I can get some shots of them soon

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Funnily enough my Mini is my favorite, It was the first car I bought when I was 17 and has been part of my life longer than it hasnt. Its no where near as powerful as the other cars but always puts a smile on my face and everyone beeps and waves. I think everyone over 40 has a mini story. Woops dont get me started on cars. LOL

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Wow dude, an original Roadrunner? Very very cool & the 66 Cooper S is a little weapon & a half, the Camaro & the Shelby are cool too, my nieces name is Shelby after the Mustang GT. I think you will do just fine here & pick it all up in no time :encouragement:

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my nieces name is Shelby after the Mustang GT. I think you will do just fine here & pick it all up in no time :encouragement:

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I already feel more at home here than forums ive been a member of for years. Thanks All.

I know what you mean, I've been on other forums that are so stuck up, it's like talking to my mother! But not here, every day you will be amazed by the people here, I am. :victorious:

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Mini's are such cool cars i am not a fan of the new ones though except from the taco meters which i saw in one a couple of years ago. Definately got nothin on the old ones tho. I dont think i would fit in one though cause i am 6ft 3 and a bit lol

i would be like this

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I think what I find endering is people dont seem out to take advantage of each other. Which is refreshing. I love that sort of behavior, I witnessed something pretty cool on a mini bike forum recently. A fireman who was injured fighting the wildfire's in California and lost his job (I know it sounds like a scam but he was genuine) was building a mini bike for for 10 year old Josh. He put up a post requesting cheap parts to finish it. He within 3 days had, had more part (some new) than he needed all sent free of charge from members plus a sponsor waded in with new riding gear. Ahh the world is good. LOL

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