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southsideshrimp

Im from south brisbane and i am into rcs,crs,cbs and hope to be into alot more lol.

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NoGi

Welcome to the forum. Tell us more about your setup.

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Dean

Hi Southsideshrimp, welcome to the forum mate,

look forward to seeing some tanks and shrimp pics :)

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Guest Benny

Welcome SSS! Which part of South Brisbane are based? I used to teach at Griffith Uni :)

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lachie1998

Welcome to SKF :cheerful:

please share some pics of your shrimp.

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wayne6442

Hi Mate, great to see you here on the best shrimp forum in Aus

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fishmosy

Welcome to the forum mate.

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durro68

Hi good to see another local ....

Drop me a PM if you want to get together sometime and talk shrimp!

I live on Mt Nebo but keep most of my shrimp at work in Tennyson so not far from you!

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durro68
Welcome SSS! Which part of South Brisbane are based? I used to teach at Griffith Uni :)

Benny what and when at Griffith Uni .... I studdied there in the late 80's and early 90's ... Microbiology.

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Triggs

Welcome to the forum mate.

Hope to see pictures of your tanks and shrimps soon!

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Guest Benny
Benny what and when at Griffith Uni .... I studdied there in the late 80's and early 90's ... Microbiology.

I was a design student then a part-time lecturer at QCA part of Griffiths mid to late 90s to mid 2000s. Move to QUT for my MBA :)

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southsideshrimp

hey all thanks for the friendly welcome :) will try post some pics soon :)

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southsideshrimp

how do u upload pics as mine are to large ?

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Loach

Photobucket or Flickr. I reccomend photobucket for hosting your images and post the [img/] link onto here.

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